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  1. #1

    Default CFM Tech throttle body

    I'm sure some of you may have one or at least heard of CFM Tech products. I just installed the bored throttle body on my 4.3 today and the gains are well worth it. Of course the truck will never be fast(unless I send it to Nelson Racing..ha) but the throttle response is improved a great deal as well as some increased top end pull(~3k-5k+ rpm). It only took 30 min and that was taking my time. I got a $5 tb gasket from autozone just for the assurance of no leaks. Just unhook your battery, take off intake tube, the few bolts holding it on as well as the IAC valve and TPS wires, and lift it off. Easy.
    They make bored tb's for the '96+ vortec 4.3s, 5.0s, and 5.7s.

    For the 4.3 the stock i.d. is ~ 71mm. The bored tb is ~73.1mm. Any larger and a few areas would be too thin and brittle(being cast aluminum). That small increase, as well as a new throttle blade, makes a decent difference.

    - '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
    - '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*

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    How much was the part? And what exactly did you replace?

    2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD EXT Cab
    4.3L V6 Vortec, K&N Drop-In, Flowmaster Super 44,
    3" Exhaust tip, 22" Boss #331 Rims, Clifford 50.5x Alarm,
    Escalade Gauges, DJM Leveling Kit, Billet grill, All JL Audio Speakers,
    300XD MTX amp, Two 10" Alpine SWE-1042 subs

    -Check out my photo album!

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    Sorry, meant to put the link. The whole throttle body was replaced.

    http://marine-performance-parts.com/...3vortecv6.aspx

    - '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
    - '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*

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    Is your 5 speed Automatic transmission? I have the same truck (06) but I think mines a 4 speed. Anyhow, how was the performance gain after this mod? And how fast does your truck perform now that you have several mods? Which was the most beneficial?

    2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD EXT Cab
    4.3L V6 Vortec, K&N Drop-In, Flowmaster Super 44,
    3" Exhaust tip, 22" Boss #331 Rims, Clifford 50.5x Alarm,
    Escalade Gauges, DJM Leveling Kit, Billet grill, All JL Audio Speakers,
    300XD MTX amp, Two 10" Alpine SWE-1042 subs

    -Check out my photo album!

  5. #5

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    5 speed manual. The best mod so far is the throttle body...made the biggest difference in throttle response/acceleration, for sure. Next would either be the K&N kit or the Hypertech. I mean this truck is not fast but is more fun to drive with the mods. It doesn't feel as choked down anymore. Headers are next and should provide the biggest gains.

    - '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
    - '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*

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    Manual transmission, gotcha. Pleast post the performance gains of new headers in the future. About the throttle body, does it really increase horsepower or just throttle responce. And how exactly does the core return work out? What do you get with this purchase and how did you install it?

    2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD EXT Cab
    4.3L V6 Vortec, K&N Drop-In, Flowmaster Super 44,
    3" Exhaust tip, 22" Boss #331 Rims, Clifford 50.5x Alarm,
    Escalade Gauges, DJM Leveling Kit, Billet grill, All JL Audio Speakers,
    300XD MTX amp, Two 10" Alpine SWE-1042 subs

    -Check out my photo album!

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