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10-20-2011, 07:46 PM #1
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Throttle Body Spacers
Are they really worth the money? I don't know anyone who has done this to their vehicle and I'm just not familiar with it. Just seems to be kinda popular. Let me know what you think.
10-20-2011, 07:53 PM #2
The Aftermarket Throttle Body Spacers....Do Nothing Regarding Performance Gains, on the Late Model Vortec Engine's.....IMO Save you money.
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10-20-2011, 07:58 PM #3
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Thanks for the tip again lol much appreciated
10-20-2011, 09:30 PM #4
Save your money....throttle body spacers are all smoke and mirrors.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
10-21-2011, 05:53 AM #5
Just like many other performance add-ons, by themselves you may not see a large gain in horsepower.
However, when bundled with one or more other add-ons, the gain will be more noticable.
When I upgraded my Ignition system, wires, plugs, TB spacer, and cold air intake, I did see a pretty noticable gain in performance.
The other side of any upgrades is the effects on economy, MPG.
The results of a TB spacer, while performance gain is minimal, does not effect the MPG one way or another.
While many may agree or disagree with my comments, this is strictly my opinion based on the laundry list of Mod's that I have made on my rig.
As of today, my truck is kicking @55 and taking names, and still getting 18mpg.
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balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
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Option Racing Cold Air Intake
Holley Throttle Body Spacer
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10-21-2011, 12:00 PM #6
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I'll admit I fell for the theory of more HP and MPG's with a spacer, 2 years later I finally got the energy to take it off since it wasnt doing anything for the truck and I found the real purpose of a throttle body spacer (besides removing your hard earned money) it works great as a paper weight.
10-22-2011, 06:46 AM #7
Throttle body spacers = JUNK!![/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
10-25-2011, 09:16 PM #8
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Put your money in a cold air intake and better exhaust system.
11-03-2011, 01:26 AM #9
My understanding is that it is wasted money. Some have success but most struggle to get the promised increases. I know that's what one of the ex's said but................
11-03-2011, 12:01 PM #10
I wasted money on a tb spacer. Like everyone else its a waste of money. Even when added with Cai, exhaust, and headers, your better off saving your money for something worth it. I took mine off and noticed no difference at all. Still same throttle response and mph...4.8L Vortec | 6inch Lift | 35'' BFG ALL TERRAINS | K&N Intake | AirRaid Throttle Body Space | 3inch straight pipe dumped at rear axle | BlackBear Tuned | 2 13in JL Audio Subs | 1000watt HD amp, 2.9 cap | Kenwood Dble Din | Gibson Hi Flo Cats | HIDs Hi/Los 55watt 8000k |4.56 gears |
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