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Old 10-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Throttle body spacer

I've been thinking about getting one but just wanted to know if the brand matters or not , I was just gonna get one from eBay but wanted opinions first


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Old 10-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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I'm in the same spot as you.


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Old 10-14-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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I have the Airaid and I love it. Whistle is loud. Seems like a tbs is one of those things that you either like it or you don't. Be aware that you won't see any gains from it, just the whistle
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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It doesn't matter what brand throttle body spacer you get, all of them are the same. Nice paperweights.

It isn't like a carburetor car where adding a spacer changed the runner length. The throttle body is only controlling the air and not both air and fuel. Think about it, do you really think that moving the throttle body a half inch is going to do anything? Why not just get a 12" spacer and really change things up?

Nothing but snake oil and a wallet lightener. No performance gains.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:51 AM   #5
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Your right I'm not gonna invest a lot of money in to one I guess a generic one should be the same as any other one ?


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Old 10-15-2014, 07:44 AM   #6
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They're all gonna do the same thing pretty much so brand shouldn't matter
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:18 PM   #7
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Alright thank you for your help


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Old 10-19-2014, 02:35 PM   #8
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I got mine on eBay shipped from Hawaii for 25.00 bucks and it is awesome! Click image for larger version

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ID:	168097 it pulls and sounds like a turbo. So great gas mileage went up.


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Old 10-22-2014, 01:56 AM   #9
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I got mine on eBay shipped from Hawaii for 25.00 bucks and it is awesome! Attachment 168096 its a no name brand and also bought a cai from eBay as well and paid 65 free shipping totally worth it. Attachment 168097 it pulls and sounds like a turbo. So great gas mileage went up.


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Did your gas mileage really go up or is it just placebo? How are those even 'cold' are intakes when they seem to just be drawing hot air from around the engine bay?

Another user on got an intake with a proper 'heat shield' and said his mpg went down... and he's the guy getting 42+ mpg in his modded "AeroStang" 3.7 V6.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:20 AM   #10
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Throttle body spacer

I always thought if they actually did anything to improve gas mileage, changed your fuel:air, or even altered your rwhp then you would need to get it tuned out. The cai may whistle, but I doubt it gave you any more pull.


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Did your gas mileage really go up or is it just placebo? How are those even 'cold' are intakes when they seem to just be drawing hot air from around the engine bay?



Another user on got an intake with a proper 'heat shield' and said his mpg went down... and he's the guy getting 42+ mpg in his modded "AeroStang" 3.7 V6.

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Old 10-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #11
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^That's correct. If you install an aftermarket part and don't recalibrate the PCM, it's all eye-candy.

Now if you have a dirty old filter and replace it when a new one, that obviously may restore your mpg back to factory standards, etc.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:39 AM   #12
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If it did allow more air, as much as the vehicle can handle without tuning, there would be A difference, but not much.

I am not arguing for it, rather just saying if you can add 5% more air, which the engine will compensate with 5% more fuel (or whatever is needed to keep the ratio), I would think there would be more power. I am not even saying 5 crank HP, but just some type of increase.

But I am not an engine master, I know basics on this stuff. I just try to apply logic and what I do know.... It doesn't always work out, though! Lol

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Old 10-23-2014, 05:10 AM   #13
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It feels better in the open hwy driving and I could not tell you about the air fuel ratio. However my mpg did go up after I installed the CAI because I do a lot of city driving and it went from 16 to 19 then leveled off at 17.5 so it may not be a lot to some of you but I went from having to by gas once a week and now only once every two weeks. But I really don't leave the house unless it's a car show (not car shows i am in because I have a stock car looking for a little more power and better stopping power and handling) or to take my wife to a date night.


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Old 10-23-2014, 10:39 AM   #14
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I could be wrong, but here's my logic:

@UltArc: What you described to me sounds like an adaptive induction system. Don't think we have that. I believe the amount of air drawn/fuel delivered is "set in stone" in the tune. The only time I see "allowing" more air in would be helpful is if the stock induction was inefficient out of the factory.

@windveilblueV6: Did you check your previous filter before you installed your new intake? 3 mpg increase is normal for a new/dirty-to-clean filter swap.

To do a little math: 3+ mpg in a 16gal tank @ 16mpg = 18% increase in fuel tank life. Going from 1 fuel up/week to 1 fuel up/2 weeks would require a 100% increase in fuel tank life; So you're just driving a lot less.
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I am just going by the on board computer read out on the dash. I am no expert. Nor did I claim to be. Just a guy driving his car and going to by what I see. Sorry.


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Old 10-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #16
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No need to apologize man, I realize I got really into that last post. Like I said, I could be wrong. Was just keeping the discussion going.
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Lol you and me both have the same logic getting ebay parts, same thing right? Hahaha!

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@2 stangz: the mass airflow sensor measures the amount of air entering the intake so the computer can adjust the pulse length of the signal sent to the injectors so more fuel is used so the perfect air:fuel ratio is maintained. Thats why you want COLD air intake so the mass of the air is higher so more fuel can be added so you get a bigger bang...more HP. Even just using a c&n air filter over the stock paper filter will yield gains even if the air isnt cold. But of course, cold is better.
A better place to put the filter would be in the fender or have a shroud around it so the air comes from the outside.


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I got mine on eBay shipped from Hawaii for 25.00 bucks and it is awesome! Attachment 168096 its a no name brand and also bought a cai from eBay as well and paid 65 free shipping totally worth it. Attachment 168097 it pulls and sounds like a turbo. So great gas mileage went up.


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What brand is that CAI? im looking for a CAI and if I could find one that cheap i would be a happy camper!
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Its a no brand CAI its exactly the same as the sr performance CAI you find on american muscle but with a little larger air filter, I also got one you just can't beat $60 for a CAI especially considering the one AM is like $120

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Its a no brand CAI its exactly the same as the sr performance CAI you find on american muscle but with a little larger air filter, I also got one you just can't beat $60 for a CAI especially considering the one AM is like $120

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Lol glad to help!

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I completely forgot about this post sorry about that , let me update you guys , I ended up getting the eBay tb spacer for like 30$ no big difference at all just a whistle , as far as air intake goes I got the bbk CAI and it made a huge difference , after I got my dual exhaust I noticed I lost power even though I went all out with the xpipe and such , I got more power with the CAI and a 5mpg Increase ,


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And as far as the kind of intake don't get the sr performance one or anyone that is metal it will get hot and you can lose power , get one that is plastic and actually has a larger intake tube then the stock one , that's one thing about the sr one is that I notice it is skinnier then the stock intake , of course all of this is just from my experience


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Is ur exhaust o/r or do u have mufflers and cat?


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It was o/r but I did not like the sound back to stock cats , might possibly go long tubes and just relocate the cats


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I have a xpipe mid pipe then flowmasters , with shorty headers


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How are you calculating this 5 mpg increase?

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Well u could try long tube headers and high flow cats, i dont see why u lost power with the exhaust though. How are the o2 sensors hooked up? Arent there only two sensors on a v6?


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Ya they only have two


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How big are your pipes? Do u have a tuner?
I did a little digging around and people are saying u could loose power if u get pipes that are bigger than 2.25" in diameter.
A tune, specific to your setup, will greatly improve power.


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Ya I kept them 2.25 also heard it can cause power loss , and no I don't have a tuner


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whell go git one then lol


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How are you calculating this 5 mpg increase?

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Sorry about that , just did the math my self always check my mpg , I was averaging 16 mpg for the longest time , now I'm back at 21/20 , but then again my air filter was dirty , probably why I got such a big increase


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