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Intake and Throttle Body spacer

So i got bored and went and spent more money yesterday on a throttle body spacer cause we do tonnes of driving.highway. and its supposed to help, full money back guarantee so we'll see...and i got an Airaid Intake for it also. took all about 20min tops and it was all installed..now when i drive at about 2000rpm-4000rpm it sounds like a bloody turbo..it hits 2000 and whistles then when it shifts it sounds like a turbo..i was like hmm..everyone around here turns to look at the ranger..anyone else have this? or am i the lucky #1..ill post pics on cardomain today.
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cool...Thas what mine sounds like since I did the air intake mod. If you want an even closer sound get this: found it on google
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heres how it works:WOW
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Yeah I have the PowerAide throttle body spacer and I just modded my old intake and I have that sound. I've had this on here for god knows how long and i honestly have to say that I felt a better throttle response when I did this. Some say they are a waste of money and a hoax, but to each their own. Besides even if it doesn't do a damn thing...it still sounds kick ***.
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haha ya i know..everyone was turning there heads and the ranger looks nice already and there mouths dropped..its like they think theres a turbo..its funny..it sounds wicked though..and by no means is it a quiet whistle..its pretty loud.
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I had it on my edge a long time ago. Thier pretty cool, sounding..
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ok well Page 5 is dedicated to the intake and throttle body spacer..check it out if you wish on cardomain. LINK in signature
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What exactly does a throttle body spacer do? and how effective is it and how difficult to install?
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it is supposed to help fuel milage.. if it works idunno..we have them on our chevs and they worked amazing! but have never done it to a ford..it will be interesting to see the results..but they recomend and i do too and intake with it. Very easy to intall
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i already got the intake
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the spacer is like 150$ (CAN) but i'll keep everyone informed on how it works...its ment for highway driving not city. and we do alot of highway here
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i do mostly highway...i was curious how well it worked, also where did u get urs or do u kno of any companies that sell one for the 3.0s?
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i got mine here at jb's power center..Ford can order them in too if they have an accessories shop.just gotta call and find out..didnt look for a 3.0l but i dont see why they wouldnt. not much difference
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I don't think there is a 3.0 TB spacer.
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yea ive never looked so i wouldnt know..just ask around
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i bought mine from leo, 45$ i still got it on, it may have helped with throttle response i dont know

i love the way it wistles too, wait till you get a intake... when i got my MAC intake the thing wistles so much louder. i really dont think it helps with gas mileage. the thing i do know is if it is whisting i think you use more gas so if you can drive it without it whisting then you will save gas.
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Had one on mine relized i just wasted a bunch of money because it doesn't do anything. It is old tech that is better applied to old intake designs.
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does it really sound like a turbo? any available for 3.0s?
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yes it sounds like a turbo..3.0L no idea look on the net
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I have my doubts about the TB spacer
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think what you want but have you tried it?
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It is a waste of money for no gains on new engines.
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think what you want but have you tried it?
No but I have an open mind and would like to hear any testimonys from those who have. I mean I am willing to take some risk and try some things out but just not this one. So if I hear how great it works I might try it.
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its not like seat in your pants power or anything like that, but it does help a little. i wouldnt buy a new, its definatly not worth that 150 or whatever it is. i got mine for 40 shipped, now its worth that.
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like he said, everyone has there own thing..i was told that it works..if not full money back guarantee. so i could care less..the next 2 weeks are its challenge..it dont work..it goes back.i filled up on sunday like normal. hit the trip meter and we'll see what its at come friday. then ill check the next week too..and im not saying this is good for city..its crappy for city but highway is all we drive out here..so we'll see
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Great work Bryce! Let me know how it works for you so I can determine if I want to invest in one or not!
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