Throttle body spacer - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-20-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
Throttle body spacer

Is it safe to assume that the araid throttle body spacer would fit a bbk 85mm throttle body or is it made just for stock throttle body ??? Thanks ...
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-22-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
NoSlo5oH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: USA
Region: Kansas
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
Is it safe to assume that the araid throttle body spacer would fit a bbk 85mm throttle body or is it made just for stock throttle body ??? Thanks ...
Not sure, but I imagine it would fit. I have an Airaid spacer on my '13, but I'm still running the stock TB.
NoSlo5oH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
SELENE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Beaverton
Region: Oregon
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
Is it safe to assume that the araid throttle body spacer would fit a bbk 85mm throttle body or is it made just for stock throttle body ??? Thanks ...

I am sure it would fit, because the BBK 85 is a direct bolt-on. I also have a BBK 85 and I am curious what the real gains of the spacer are... I have thought about picking one up as well.
__________________
2013 Sterling Gray Shelby GT500
SELENE is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-22-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoSlo5oH View Post
Not sure, but I imagine it would fit. I have an Airaid spacer on my '13, but I'm still running the stock TB.

How do you like the spacer ??

---------- Post added at 08:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:07 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by SELENE View Post
I am sure it would fit, because the BBK 85 is a direct bolt-on. I also have a BBK 85 and I am curious what the real gains of the spacer are... I have thought about picking one up as well.

Are you running a tune with the throttle body ?? I want to run both as well ..
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
NoSlo5oH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: USA
Region: Kansas
Posts: 145
[QUOTE=PonyBoy415;1930004]How do you like the spacer ??[COLOR="Silver"]

I like it a lot...including the whistle effect that it produces. I bought the spacer because I put together a custom nitrous kit for my car in which I used the Nitrous Outlet solenoid bracket that mounts to the TB. I had to use the spacer to bring the TB out far enough for the solenoid bracket to clear the Y connector in the cooling system. I have a Bama tune on my car right now. Here are a couple of pics.

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps32df0b1b.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps75887b96.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6d2ea38a.jpg
NoSlo5oH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 10:41 PM   #6
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
[QUOTE=NoSlo5oH;1930013]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
How do you like the spacer ??[COLOR="Silver"]



I like it a lot...including the whistle effect that it produces. I bought the spacer because I put together a custom nitrous kit for my car in which I used the Nitrous Outlet solenoid bracket that mounts to the TB. I had to use the spacer to bring the TB out far enough for the solenoid bracket to clear the Y connector in the cooling system. I have a Bama tune on my car right now. Here are a couple of pics.



http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps32df0b1b.jpg

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps75887b96.jpg

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6d2ea38a.jpg

That's awesome !!! Some people say the whistle can be annoying , I wasn't sure if I would even hire it with the CAI , roush axle backs with resonator delete that I run....that nitrous setup looks awesome how much hp does the coyote put out with a boost of nitro ??
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 11:14 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
samuelsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulfport
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,234
I bought one for my new intake mod. I have to have one for the install. You can see right here on the box it does not start working till 3500+ rpms. If you are not going to rev high, don't buy. I recommend polishing the upper runners for a better air vortex effect.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Snapshot_2014122.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	84.6 KB
ID:	145452  
__________________

new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
samuelsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #8
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
The air raid spacer says it kicks in between 800-2500rpm improving torque and fuel mileage plus the infamous or famous whistle
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 11:46 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
samuelsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulfport
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
The air raid spacer says it kicks in between 800-2500rpm improving torque and fuel mileage plus the infamous or famous whistle
It sucks to have a v-6. 3500+ for us.
Whistle while you twerk them gears.
__________________

new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
samuelsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 12:11 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
NoSlo5oH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: USA
Region: Kansas
Posts: 145
[QUOTE=PonyBoy415;1930028]
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoSlo5oH View Post


That's awesome !!! Some people say the whistle can be annoying , I wasn't sure if I would even hire it with the CAI , roush axle backs with resonator delete that I run....that nitrous setup looks awesome how much hp does the coyote put out with a boost of nitro ??
Thanks! I also have a full exhaust and yes the whistle from the TB spacer is still very noticeable. My car made 519 rwhp and 551 rwtq on a 100 shot.
NoSlo5oH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Canada
Posts: 2,974
A TB spacer has the effect of lengthening the intake runners and creating more plenum volume, things that will aid torque production at lower rpms, all other things being equal.

There is no such thing as a "vortex effect", that's watching too many tornado commercials on TV. This isn't the kitchen sink; the pressure waves vary within different parts of the manifold all the time, killing any possibility of some kind of "flow vortex" developing. Even if one was created, it would impede power production as what you actually want in a manifold, as much as you can get it, is laminar (smooth) flow, not turbulence.
__________________
2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto N/A tune. 100 shot nitrous on BBR tune. Best e/t 11.42 at 120.64

2012 Premium GT, Candy Red, Brembo package, 3.73, MT82, Comfort, Tech, et al. Procal tune, Roush UCA, UMI poly LCA, GT500s, Steeda red bracket, Hoosier 28x10x16 bias drags. Best e/t 11.91 at 115.23 RIP
5LHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #12
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
Throttle body spacer

I received and installed my TBS on Friday , installed it and it makes a difference in the throttle response and I see my mpg climbing .....the whistle sound is cool , sounds like I have a turbo or something

---------- Post added at 08:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:56 PM ----------

I think I'll get the 85mm bbk when I get my tax refund in a couple weeks to couple it up with
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Canada
Posts: 2,974
I'll give you the potential for a throttle response change but, c'mon, really? mileage climbing? you've had it a couple days, kind of hard to imagine that measure is too scientific or accurate. The airraid bumf is total bull**** to anyone who knows how an engine really works. Swirling action, superior atomization, wtf? There's no fuel in the manifold to atomize. Smooth, laminar flow air, without turbulence or disruption fills th cylinder with the coolest and densest charge.

Frankly, money spent around the throttle body and associated bits, unless you're FI, is better spent elsewhere, if one is looking for a power gain. Maybe an nice off road H and/or a good tune.
__________________
2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto N/A tune. 100 shot nitrous on BBR tune. Best e/t 11.42 at 120.64

2012 Premium GT, Candy Red, Brembo package, 3.73, MT82, Comfort, Tech, et al. Procal tune, Roush UCA, UMI poly LCA, GT500s, Steeda red bracket, Hoosier 28x10x16 bias drags. Best e/t 11.91 at 115.23 RIP
5LHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 09:16 AM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
stampde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manalapan
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5LHO View Post
I'll give you the potential for a throttle response change but, c'mon, really? mileage climbing? you've had it a couple days, kind of hard to imagine that measure is too scientific or accurate. The airraid bumf is total bull**** to anyone who knows how an engine really works. Swirling action, superior atomization, wtf? There's no fuel in the manifold to atomize. Smooth, laminar flow air, without turbulence or disruption fills th cylinder with the coolest and densest charge.

Frankly, money spent around the throttle body and associated bits, unless you're FI, is better spent elsewhere, if one is looking for a power gain. Maybe an nice off road H and/or a good tune.
+1
__________________
2011 GT Auto
stampde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:23 AM   #15
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
[QUOTE="5LHO;1932683"]I'll give you the potential for a throttle response change but, c'mon, really? mileage climbing? you've had it a couple days, kind of hard to imagine that measure is too scientific or accurate. The airraid bumf is total bull**** to anyone who knows how an engine really works. Swirling action, superior atomization, wtf? There's no fuel in the manifold to atomize. Smooth, laminar flow air, without turbulence or disruption fills th cylinder with the coolest and densest charge. Frankly, money spent around the throttle body and associated bits, unless you're FI, is better spent elsewhere, if one is looking for a power gain. Maybe an nice off road H and/or a good tune.[/QUOTE

I think it's a great value for the 117 dollars I spent ... And my mpg has went from 14.1to 14.5 already yes it's minimal but it's something .... I'm keeping my cats though so off-road is out the question
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Canada
Posts: 2,974
You can keep cats with a H pipe on this thing and even with that there is more power from that than this thing. Putting this 117 bucks towards saving for a tune would also be a better choice...or just buying a couple tanks of gas. even if true, the .4 mpg increase is gonna take a long time to pay you back 117 bucks.

Again, c'mon, a lot of factors affect mpg. You think after a few days you can determine a .4 mpg increase? You need to average your results over multiple tanks, using the fuel-used method to even have a hope of accuracy here.
__________________
2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto N/A tune. 100 shot nitrous on BBR tune. Best e/t 11.42 at 120.64

2012 Premium GT, Candy Red, Brembo package, 3.73, MT82, Comfort, Tech, et al. Procal tune, Roush UCA, UMI poly LCA, GT500s, Steeda red bracket, Hoosier 28x10x16 bias drags. Best e/t 11.91 at 115.23 RIP
5LHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:38 AM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
I call B.S. on the mileage getting better. Waste of $117.00.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:45 AM   #18
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
I call B.S. on the mileage getting better. Waste of $117.00.
Damn Grabber why you always gotta act like a hater , surprised you don't own a Chevy
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
Damn Grabber why you always gotta act like a hater , surprised you don't own a Chevy
I tell it like I see it. And I wasn't the only one in this thread.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
66Sprint200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 305
Do any of you read the american muscle website. The throttlebody spacer says it's specifically designed to work with the STOCK throttle body. Its inner diameter is the same as the stock throttle body. If you use it with a larger aftermarket throttlebody you are just going to constrict the airflow from the larger throttlebody making it useless. It says this on americanmuscle's website. Some guy on there left a review because he used one of the throttlebody spacers with a BBK throttlebody and it actually made his performance worse.
__________________
1966 Mustang Sprint 200--Wimbledon White
1998 Mustang V6 Coupe--Silver--RIP, Totalled by brother
2005 Mustang V6 Premium Coupe--Sonic Blue
66Sprint200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
SELENE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Beaverton
Region: Oregon
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66Sprint200 View Post
Do any of you read the american muscle website. The throttlebody spacer says it's specifically designed to work with the STOCK throttle body. Its inner diameter is the same as the stock throttle body. If you use it with a larger aftermarket throttlebody you are just going to constrict the airflow from the larger throttlebody making it useless. It says this on americanmuscle's website. Some guy on there left a review because he used one of the throttlebody spacers with a BBK throttlebody and it actually made his performance worse.

+1 - You are correct. It would be a step backwards if you already have a larger aftermarket TB.
__________________
2013 Sterling Gray Shelby GT500
SELENE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:27 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
samuelsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulfport
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,234
At what hp. is it sufficient to upgrade to a larger tb.?
__________________

new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
samuelsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #23
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
I don't know how many times I looked on AM at that spacer and I overlooked what it said right there wow....it only works with the stock throttle body...
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
66Sprint200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by PonyBoy415 View Post
I don't know how many times I looked on AM at that spacer and I overlooked what it said right there wow....it only works with the stock throttle body...
Sorry if my post sounded kinda like a jerk, I didn't mean it to come across that way. But yup, the spacers are to increase the performance of the factory throttlebody. It's for those of us who can't afford the $300,$400+ aftermarket throttlebodies. I've been looking at getting the Airaid spacer for a while.
__________________
1966 Mustang Sprint 200--Wimbledon White
1998 Mustang V6 Coupe--Silver--RIP, Totalled by brother
2005 Mustang V6 Premium Coupe--Sonic Blue
66Sprint200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:55 PM   #25
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San francisco
Region: California
Posts: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66Sprint200 View Post
Sorry if my post sounded kinda like a jerk, I didn't mean it to come across that way. But yup, the spacers are to increase the performance of the factory throttlebody. It's for those of us who can't afford the $300,$400+ aftermarket throttlebodies. I've been looking at getting the Airaid spacer for a while.

All good...
PonyBoy415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 02:18 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Canada
Posts: 2,974
let's put it this way: there are plenty of 600+ horsepower FI cars out there on the stock TB. there is no way in hell a TB is going to justify its cost in an NA stock-ish application.
__________________
2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto N/A tune. 100 shot nitrous on BBR tune. Best e/t 11.42 at 120.64

2012 Premium GT, Candy Red, Brembo package, 3.73, MT82, Comfort, Tech, et al. Procal tune, Roush UCA, UMI poly LCA, GT500s, Steeda red bracket, Hoosier 28x10x16 bias drags. Best e/t 11.91 at 115.23 RIP
5LHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (11-14 GT) 2013fiveO 2011-2014 Mustang GT 29 06-12-2014 03:56 AM
throttle body spacer do they really work? shunc01 2005-2010 V6 Mustang 6 01-14-2012 02:13 AM
Throttle Body? 2011CS 2011-2014 Mustang GT 2 11-14-2011 07:28 AM
Throttle body spacer? Mayhem48 2011-2014 V6 Mustang 1 08-16-2011 11:41 PM
Throttle Body Spacers jbanks 1996-2004 Mustang GT 5 07-11-2011 09:43 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



01:22 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.