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Old 05-16-2008
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I just bought a throttlebody spacer...

I know the VIN number thing they say has to match, but my friend is a mechanical engineer and he said if it doesn't mess with the fuel mapping, then it shouln't affect how it runs in a negatvie way. is this true? Has anyone tried and found out different?

Also I want to put a cold air intake on it. Any suggestions?

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Sorry to say buddy but you just wasted money. It wont mess with fuel or anything because it doesn't do anything. Well you do get a cool whistling sound.
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What does the VIN have to do with a throttle body spacer?

I bought my tbody spacer for cheap, and used. Noticed no improvement in anything, except for the cool "turbo" sounding whistle. Also noticed no drawbacks either. That's it. Waste of money if you forked out the $120 or whatever retail price is.

Get an intake system...much better use of your money.
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Ya it is amazing to me how much of a scam those things are...bull crap..
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idk that its a scam but it does not effect much. it makes the throttle cable tighter so it seems more responsive. i paid 20 bucks for one ad had it on a few months.
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^^And I believe I bought mine from Mr. Beard. lol.
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lol that could be
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They once had a purpose, as I've said many, many times. They do help downdraft carbeurator based systems.

They do nothing for long plenum, side draft, port injected engines.
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That is def. true that they work on carburetor motors but I guess I took it too far sayin it was a scam....I guess I should just say that I have never ever heard one good thing about one thats all
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They once had a purpose, as I've said many, many times. They do help downdraft carbeurator based systems.

They do nothing for long plenum, side draft, port injected engines.
Mr. Griggs bringing it back the old days...
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The old days are my days (hey, sounds like it should be some kind of song, lol...)
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haha.. your days were before i was born! lol.
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Haha, Hey I remember all those cool down draft carburetors! What fun adjusting float levels, jets, idle mixture and speed!

those were the days!
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^^I still live in those days...and i'm a young punk....

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I'm sorry to say I fell for the throttle body spacer on my first Ranger. And I didn't even get the cool whistling sound!
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just by you one of those $50 turbo clips and put in your muffler...haha

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I spent a bit o time at Ford designing intake manifolds... so I feel I'm a bit more clued in than the avg bear on this subject.


All this "mod" will do for a electonic fuel injected motor is *slightly* increase the air volume between the TB and the intake valve.

In a **mathmatical sense** it'll decrease tip in throttle response and add weight to the vehicle. In a seat of the pants sense.. you won't notice anything except your wallet being a little thinner.

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won't even amdimt to wasting 105 bucks on one, cool whistling sound though, it's red maybe that makes it cool lol :p
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recently gave it a try just to be sure not like many other items where people give their opinion with no firsthand experience at all ( happens ALOT on the internet) granted i didn't have on long enough to gauge any power,mpg differences... the reason i removed and sent back were because the spacer requires the repositioning of the throttle cable bracket ( mine is cast into the manifold) have to use a bracket they supply.. however this requires removal of the tb cover and worse throttle cable angle is changed as well as the idle ( have to idle the truck up to prevent the cable from sticking) if had proof their were gains would get an aftermarket to fix that... my check engine light came on because on this... emails to manufacturer went unresponded so was removed and sent back for a refund
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I wouldn't mind a cool whistling sound, but ...
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so are throttle body spacers worthless on all non-carbuerated engines? for example i have a friend that wants to buy a tb spacer for a '02 f-150 with a 4.6, is it just a waste of money?
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