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Old 01-15-2012, 12:22 AM
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throttle body spacers??

so..ive been thinking of buying a spacer for my 8 for a minute but im curious if any of you guys installed one yet? ive seen spacers on trucks actually make a little more power on the dyno.cant imagine our application would be any different but i dont see a lot of guys that have it which suprises me cause its such a cheap mod.so anyone actually do a before and after dyno run with one? im thinking if i get it i may have to cut my intercooler piping to allow for the spacer which kinda urks me a bit.but if even i net a 3 hp gain i feel it would be worth it..any thoughts pep?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:52 AM
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don't waste your money noob, and search next time too
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This would assume that the factory intake plenum was poorly designed as far as flow capacity, and this isn't the case. Spacers have been know to help old school V8's etc, and this would make since for an intake system that's only function was to provide air and efficiency. You'd be hard pressed to find tuned intake and exhaust systems on old cars from the factory.
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Originally Posted by astevens26 View Post
so..ive been thinking of buying a spacer for my 8 for a minute but im curious if any of you guys installed one yet? ive seen spacers on trucks actually make a little more power on the dyno.cant imagine our application would be any different but i dont see a lot of guys that have it which suprises me cause its such a cheap mod.so anyone actually do a before and after dyno run with one? im thinking if i get it i may have to cut my intercooler piping to allow for the spacer which kinda urks me a bit.but if even i net a 3 hp gain i feel it would be worth it..any thoughts pep?
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Wait wait ... intercooler piping????

You're boosted and think that a 3hp gain is worth it, wtf?
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tb spacers are only good if they are tapped and used for n02 or water/meth injection
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Wait wait ... intercooler piping????

You're boosted and think that a 3hp gain is worth it, wtf?
move the throttle body to the piping before the i/c. that should give you like 30fwhp
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move the throttle body to the piping before the i/c. that should give you like 30fwhp
What would that make it? About 18" spacer.
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man..you guys flamed me hard..haha guess i was asking for it.lol my guessing it works on trucks was slightly funny i suppose.whatever leave me be. haha
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and what i meant by 3 hp being worth it is that it is only %) bucks which in the grand scheme of things on how much we have dumped into these cars its not a bad gain considering a cat back gets about that and mine was a grand.of course that also came with the benefit of sound
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For what you are asking it's not remotely worth it, even if "let's pretend" it did work and really gave you 3hp for only a couple of dollars.
You wouldn't even feel it next to the boost.

How many PSI are you running?
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im currently running 5.7 which is stock for the greddy kit.i have the overboost feature with the greddy profec e01 which i have set at 7.5.i dont wanna go over that til i get my fuel system mods which are next on the list
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