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Old 09-19-2006
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Air Raid Intake & Spacer

I jsut ordered my Air Raid intake and Throttle body spacer, and I was wondering if anybody else has them, and if so if you noticed a difference?
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I have an airaid intake. I noticed the better sound. It's hard to say if I gained any performance, I'd like to think so, but who knows for sure. Do you have an aftermarket exhaust? If you do you may notice a little tiny gain like me. But if you don't have an exhaust, you prolly wont notice anything but the sound.

As far as the spacer, you may as well return it, because they don't help at all.
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Well, you see I'm going more toward the fuel milage side. Next month I'm going to get the Bama tuner for it, and I figured I should just start with the basics, the spacer and intake. From what I've ready about the 4.0, is that putting a different muffler on it doesnt help, because it likes back presure. Now if you have the 4.0, and you said it made a difference..I guess I'll look into somthing. I just don't really like the Rice rocket sound most put off.
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I recommend and exhaust and E-fan also if you're going for mileage. And the exhaust wont sound ricey if you get a nice one (I have a Gibson) but Borla and Magnaflow areboth good aswell. Each brand sounds and is priced a little different, so you should do some research on those.

But the E-fan should save you an additional 1-2 mpgs. And you should do any mods before getting the tuner, because it will be programmed differently depending on what you've modded.
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The throttle body spacer will do you better as a paperweight than anything performance or fuel-economy wise. The intake, e-fan, and bama tuner will all be good additions though.
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From what I have seen the spacer is on the same level as the tornado.
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Well, I guess since it was more or less a present from the girl friend, I'm not losing any money. And if I don't put it on my truck she'll be sad like she didnt please me. lol well at least I'll have the nifty whistle and a deeper sound.

By the way, I have a buddy who has a ranger alot like mine, just a year newer, and he has this muffler on it, I think its a flowmaster or magnaflow on it...and its the baddest sounding ranger I've ever heard. So I'm going to get what he has.

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The muffler is most likely a flo 40 then. Like you said not the best for performance. The ideal performance muffler in my opinon is the magnaflow. The borla is a good one too but is more expensive to purchase.
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my brother has a 4.0L, 5spd, and 4.10s w/ 31s. 16.7mpg w/ flowmaster super 40 2." pipes, k&n intake and zabeard's old airaid spacer. Better mileage with the dynomax ultra oval.
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Well I installed my intake and spacer, and I do admit I feel a little difference, I'm going on kind of a long drive today, so we'll see how my millege is.
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