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Old 05-19-2010
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2.3 throttle body spacers

i just took a trip to WV in my 2001 2.3 and driving through hills and mountains made me realize my truck really needs some more *****. i remember reading either here or somewhere else online about somebody making their own throttle body spacer for their 2.3 which gave em more power at lower rpms, so do you guys have any ideas of how to go about doing the same, or where/who to buy them from? im still new to a lot of the technical stuff so lemme know if i dont know what im talking about haha
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yeah i was in a similar situation to you, but i found from people on here that on EFI 2.3's it really doesnt do anything at all. i'm forced to deal with that struggle up hills too. hopefully not for long though, looking for a 4.0 or 5.0 for mine now, hell even a 3.0 would be better
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yea id like to do the same down the road. i guess from what ive been reading and seeing it seems like about '00-'03 2.3s are the only ones that dont have tb spacers available. thanks for the heads up though so i dont keep wasting time looking haha
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unplug ur cat and pull the muffler out of the intake tube
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spacers work on carburated intake by providing extra intake volume which is useful in carb'd applications when air fuel is mixed first, but on an injection motor it couldnt care if theres extra volume right behind the throttle body b/c it has nothing to do with fuel atomization or air speed in the intake
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best place for a tb spacer for our trucks is as a paper weight. dont buy one
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my plans for tomorrow already consisted of taking off my intake and checking for/taking out the muffler haha (i wasnt sure if mine had one, i heard about it regarding an older 2.3)
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will deleting my cats mess with my computer or o2 sensor at all? and i took my intake off and i dont think mine has a muffler in it
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will deleting my cats mess with my computer or o2 sensor at all? and i took my intake off and i dont think mine has a muffler in it
Rangers come stock from the factory with high-flow cats. You will gain nothing by removing them ,EXCEPT, failure on state vehicle inspection.
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