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What does a throttle body spacer do and is it worth it?
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I understand the concept from back in the day when we used to put spacers under the carb to keep it away from heat for better fuel atomization. But today the atomization is controlled by the injectors so what does a throttle body spacer accomplish. Is it just a marketing ploy created by the carb spacer companies to maintain sales because we don't have carbs any more?
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I went from 19 MPG to around 45-50 MPG. Well worth it, I might add another one some day
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Trying to be funny?
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Trying to be funny?
Yup, it came with my intake, that's why I have it

My light foot gets me around 20-21 highway MPG
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I went from 19 MPG to around 45-50 MPG. Well worth it, I might add another one some day
LOL awesome. Throw a "Tornado" in your intake pipe and that might even double.
http://tornadoair.com/


Amazing what people will buy.
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Trying to be funny?
I am looking for serious feedback too.. it's a valid question.
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They don't do anything
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It makes me wonder why so many people believe in them?
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Sounds like a lot of people are pissed that they got ripped off!
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Maybe they should have asked a valid question in a forum before they made their purchase.
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Stupid 16 year old me wasn't internet savvy yet (grew up on a farm with dial up) so I didn't know Ranger specific forums existed

Also 16 year old me wasn't as smart when it came to cars and engines I was easily duped by a salesman
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Don't you wish maybe there was a forum that you could have asked the question. Might have saved you a few bucks and headaches.
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Don't you wish maybe there was a forum that you could have asked the question. Might have saved you a few bucks and headaches.
This forum and many others existed, I just didn't know it
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I'm new to forums myself, and I'm finding it quite helpful. Just have to weed out the nonsense.
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I'm new to forums myself, and I'm finding it quite helpful. Just have to weed out the nonsense.
You'll find nonsense everywhere, we just like to have fun. Don't take it so serious.
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I'm doing research to find out what the most effective mods are for Rangers. I'm finding that upgraded exhaust and a tuner are the only worthwhile bolt-ons.
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I get your fun and I'm playing along, now who's getting serious? No worries.
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A tuner is the best by far for your money. Exhaust has little to no effect, mostly in the noise department.

Many people claim to be freeing up exhaust flow, yet vehicles are tuned from the factory with the exhaust installed.
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I believe that make sense. But if that were entirely true, there would be no mods to do and all factory vehicles would be as good as they can get including the tuning.
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For example. Manufacturers use cast iron exhaust manifolds because they are cheap to produce but headers evacuate the exhaust much more effectively.
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Underdrive pulley(s) and e-fan are worthwhile mods to free up a bit of power and improve fuel economy.
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I've considered this. Very interesting. Do you have to switch belts when you change the pulleys?
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An Efan will just add electrical load, which could make an aging alternator need to work harder. But it's still better than an engine fan

The right aftermarket mods do improve vehicle performance, but it's not as dramatic on newer vehicles with tuning
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