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Old 08-19-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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I am currently looking for my first performance mods on my new mustang and I was cobsidering two mods in particular. Would the 73mm bbk throttle body along with airaid intake be a good combo. Would the gains be as stated in their specs 15hp/15torque for the airaid and 10hp for the throuttle body plus quicker reponse? Is it worth it and I plan in keeping my warrenty until a safe milage.
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You'll never get the HP as advertised. That was prob on a built motor and SC in the perfect environment. If I had to guess 12 rwhp for both. But then again maybe newer models are better n taking mods.
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I have been told that in order to get the full potential out of any new mod you have to have your car re-tuned. You can have it done by a speed shop or purchase your own tuner and have companies like Bama or Steeda write tunes specific to you car. I have'nt experienced this yet, because my tuner is on it way from American Muscle right now.
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I understand I won't see iys full potential but later on I will get a tuner but that's not until couple thousand miles in the engine and transmission. I don't want to tune it then mt82 tranny starts messing up and I am stuck with a huge bill...
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Re: cai throttle body combo

The tb is a waste of money for the performance you gain. You'd be better off buying lower control arms for better traction which would shave .2~ off your 1/4 ET.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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Thought of the lower control arms too any suggestions on brands and stuff?
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Steeda, J&M, BBR, BMR, UPR... Anything is an improvement over the stock ones. Dont get ones that are stamped steel. Go for ones with good bushings like ones made by Energy Suspension. Billet aluminum ones will shave off weight. Cromoly too. I would stick to the fixed length ones unless you are going to go to the track every weekend and like to make adjustments and know what you are doing. If you plan on lowering you might want to do the upper as well so you can adjust the pinion angle too in the future. Lowers are easy to install. Upper is a bit of a PIA to get to and install.
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Dont think ill lower it though I love the stance it has plus I don't wanna hit anything... what changes would I expect from changing lower control controls dont know much about after market suspension
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Re: cai throttle body combo

When you add power like a CAI or other performance mods you will then need to look at suspension upgrades at the same time. LCA's in short plant the rear end to the ground so that you can get better traction and less hop.

Here is an article that we did on the difference in LCA's. Its a good read to get you updated on suspension upgrades like the LCA.

The Hidden Difference in Control Arms � Steeda Blog

Also, we tune and install many CAI's on our serialized cars and many consumers cars right from the lot. You will have no issue with the transmission or engine problems.

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I just got steedas upper and lower control arms. I'll see how she feels after
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Re: cai throttle body combo

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Would the gains be as stated in their specs 15hp/15torque for the airaid and 10hp for the throttle body plus quicker response?
Keep in mind that hp gains from mods won't stack like you'd think. Meaning an average gain of 15hp from a CAI and an average gain of 10hp from a TB won't come out to 25hp total gain if you install both mods. They mention this right at about 11:30mins in this video from AM.

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I got the airade cai . Cant feel much diffrence . But im getting 2 more mpg and sounds cool while doing it. If you dont have an exhuast u can hear it good im sure. With a loud one like i have gotta listen really hard.
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Has anyone gotten the throttle body after a cai, I'd like to hear how they liked or disliked it
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I just got steedas upper and lower control arms. I'll see how she feels after
Just did the dame thing plus+++ on launch no wheel hop, although the stock units performed well also. I also put lowering springs, Steeda Boss Specific and sway bars. Honestly it rides differently-harder BUT you will quit before the car does in a turn. I have the Boss units that I replaced. they have 500 miles on them if you are interested.

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I just got steedas upper and lower control arms. I'll see how she feels after
just did the same thing. ride is definitely more sure but it also rides stiffer. i also included the sway bars.
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I would love to know results of the throttle body spacer and CAI combined. I was told the two wouldn't fit, if they do, I may have to have both installed.
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Re: cai throttle body combo

i guess the question is, how bad does the stock throttle body act as a bottleneck for the intake? i read that the bbk TB fits on the '13s. i too would like to hear the different in CAI+tune+TB vs CAI+tune
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Do you guys mean new throttle body or throttle body spacer?

I'd like to try throttle body spacer and CAI, think it could work? Turn out decent?
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Thought of the lower control arms too any suggestions on brands and stuff?
i got my ford racing lower control arms on ebay for half price. i saw some steeda ones for auction for 25 bucks. don't know if it's still up there, but i'd check if i were you
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Do you guys mean new throttle body or throttle body spacer?

I'd like to try throttle body spacer and CAI, think it could work? Turn out decent?
The only thing that the spacer will do is lighten your wallet. If you want a paperweight they are expensive for that too. This isn't like the carburetor where a spacer would change your torque curve by lengthening the runner.
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So you have done some type of test before and after?
What were the actual results and what was the testing circumstances?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #21
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Throttle body spacers have been tested by a lot of people already. Real world testing has shown they do nothing on our systems. On older cars with carburetors they had a proven performance benefit so sellers capitalize on that history with hype.

I never tried one, just read the results of testing (on road and dyno) by others so didn't waste my money.
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