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Throttle bodies?

Does anyone make any Throttle bodies for the 4.0L SOHC? or even Spacers? If so are they even worth the upgrade?
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I've heard they are not worth it. The only company that makes them is pro-m.
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I know poweraid makes them.

TB Spacers

As far sa them actually helping...that's up for debate. Some say they do, but most say they're pointless.
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a TB spacers DOES NOTHING for the long runner plenum design of your engine. dont waste your money on it. as far as the TB, i dont think anyone makes it. ive been playing with the idea of making my own, but we already have a few things on our plate now, maybe down the road
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airaid makes them too just go on too there website you'll find it
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An expensive paperweight.
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Screw it then =)
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you can buy it at summit and jags
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you could easily half shaft the one you have.
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theres always the escape TB too
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you can buy it at summit and jags
those are for the OHV not SOHC
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those are for the OHV not SOHC
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1/2 shafting is good. I did that on my 3.0.

TB spacers were good for downdraft carbeurators and TBI systems. They gave the fuel/air a chance to mix and bend around the turn into the manifold eeasier.

The problem is that sidedraft, long plenum systems like ours really don't need them. There's a ton of space already behind the TB, and in addition, our port injected engines don't even mix air/fuel until right over the valve -- meaning a little length at the TB isn't going to do ANYTHING.

So, the spacers did have their place at one time -- but modern engine configurations don't benefit from them.
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