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05-22-2013, 01:10 PM #1
CAI on 2500 with throttle body spacer setup.
I have a 2002 2500 GMC and I am looking to put a CAI on my truck. I have a throttle body spacer. Any one out there with this kind of setup. If so what brand and did you have to modify anything to get it to fit. I know there isn't much space between the throttle body and the fan shroud. I found a couple but they say wont fit with throttle body spacer. Any pics would be cool too. Thanks for any info.02GMC2500 4X4 extcab.Kenda Mud tires.3"Magnaflow true dual Exhaust.throttle body spacer with K&N air filter.Hypertech programmer.White LED dash lights.LED back up lights and marker lights.LED cab lights.LED interior lights.6000k HID conversion lows, with high/low conversion.Installed Center Console
05-22-2013, 02:31 PM #2
Wont fit because it hits the fan shroud. You can trim it and i have seen many people do it. I personally dont think they do much but if you already have it go for it.01' 1500 LT Z71 ECSB 5.3L
line-x'd front brush guard with KC Daylighters, 6000k HID lows and highs, rewired highbeams, Trans-go mild shift kit, custom stainless duals, 3500 dually OEM taillights, K&N CAI. Still have OEM fender flairs and leveling kit in boxes waiting for time.
05-22-2013, 02:49 PM #3
Yeah I was thinking I would have to trim the fan shroud. I guess I really want to get rid of that ugly piece of plastic from the air filter to the throttle body. I dont know why they put that bulky crap in there.
05-22-2013, 05:45 PM #4
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors
05-22-2013, 05:58 PM #5
05-22-2013, 09:05 PM #6
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05-22-2013, 10:06 PM #7
I ran a K&N 77 series full CAI with a throttle body spacer and everything fit just fine... didn't have to modify anything, just followed the installation instructions to the T.
I have since removed the throttle body spacer because it was so annoying.. I even had people asking me all the time what was wrong with my truck. I didn't see any performance gains/losses with it either. So basically all it does it make your truck whistle.
Pic of my setup below.. you can't see the TBS but it's there.
09 Sierra SLT
- Denali grille, black HALO headlights, smoked tails & brake light, 20% tint, Carbon fiber interior
- Top Gun Customz 2.5" leveling kit, 305/55/20 Toyo Open Country AT's on GMC 20's
- K&N 77 series cold air intake, Flowmaster super 10 series exhaust
Next up: Smoked fog lights
2000 Silverado Z71
- 4" body lift, 315/65/16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires
- Stainless steel Excalibur catback exhaust
- Lots more to come!
05-22-2013, 10:31 PM #8
Nice looking setup. It is different from mine though. I have a 2002 with clutch fan. so I dont have the room you do. Thanks for the info and pics though. Nice truck.
05-22-2013, 11:33 PM #9
06-05-2013, 04:37 PM #10
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Yes TB Spacers are a waste of metal unless it has nitrous fittings built into it :D
The airraid MIT tube is the best choice with the stock air box and a quality filter. it out performs all the "Cold Air Kits" on a stock engine.
Black Bear Performance tested them on a dyno and that was his findings.
You will see better gains goin to Electric Fans and gain room for your Airraid MIT tube.-Jonathan
2000 ECSB Silverado 2WD
LQ4 with Isky 215 Turbo Cam
4L80E KB Racing S475 Turbo Kit
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