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are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by dantheman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:40 pm

hey guys, ive got a 97' cherokee 4.0 and i was looking to give her a little more umph, and i ran across throttle body spacers and air intakes, and was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with either and werher or not they actually work, thanks

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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by tupton » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:57 pm

yes they can. A CAI will do more than a throttle body spacer. But to really get some umph you'll need to replace the enire intake/exhaust system: cold air intake, high flow filter, new headers, and a high flow cat

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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by Tin Badge » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:21 pm

JP Magazine did a article a while back on cold air intakes and ran them on the dyno and with the AEM Brute Force intake which comes with the spacer there was only 1 hp difference when they removed it (The spacer) over having it on with the cold air intake. So I would say not much difference unless you are gonna do the whole package. :)
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by amacjarrell » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:54 pm

Tin Badge wrote: So I would say not much difference unless you are gonna do the whole package. :)


Oh come on Tin Badge they at least make a cool sound when you hit the gas. :lol:
Ive got a K and N high flow rusty kit thingy. I can feel a difference. More of a difference after the flowmaster exhaust.
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Post by amacjarrell » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:55 pm

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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by Tin Badge » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:01 pm

amacjarrell wrote:So I would say not much difference unless you are gonna do the whole package. :)
Oh come on Tin Badge they at least make a cool sound when you hit the gas. :lol:
Ive got a K and N high flow rusty kit thingy. I can feel a difference. More of a difference after the flowmaster exhaust.[/quote]
Ha Ha mine has a whistle at a certin speed and RPM :lol: :bigthumb:
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by SLADE » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Im not impressed with them.
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Post by One Ton Swamper » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:32 pm

SLADE wrote:Im not impressed with them.
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by BacklashXJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:11 am

Tin Badge wrote:Ha Ha mine has a whistle at a certin speed and RPM :lol: :bigthumb:
yes! the whistle! gotta love it. :bigthumb:

I bored out my throttle body, got a short ram intake and got a whole new exhaust and that's been more than enough for me.

TB spacers are for people that have NOTHING else to upgrade on their jeeps.
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by SLADE » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:38 am

BacklashXJ wrote: TB spacers are for people that have NOTHING else to upgrade on their jeeps.

My thoughts also.
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by dagr8tim » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:36 am

I think I read somewhere that the 2000+ intake manifolds are more free flowing and can free up afew extra ponies when installed on 9x motors. Is this true?
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by jeepin304 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:02 am

good thread i was wondering about investing in an intake, might do it just for the sound i remember is sounded cool when you would rev it up and it sucks in air
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by Jeepin_erik » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:30 am

tupton wrote: But to really get some umph you'll need to replace... ...and a high flow cat
Unless your factory cat is clogged up, you have no reason to replace it. a factory cat will flow pretty good well up into mods. If yuor engine NEEDS a high flow cat, dang!!!! you are making some real power. I have read that in many performance mags over the years. I personally just cut em off the vehicle but... not everyone can do that and still get inspected. just my .02
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Tin Badge wrote:Ha Ha mine has a whistle at a certin speed and RPM :lol: :bigthumb:
yes! the whistle! gotta love it. :bigthumb:
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by 04xrckmtn » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:56 am

If you're running larger tires and want to feel more power out of the 4.0 save the $$$ and put it towards a regear. If you're running stock tires......stroker or v8? :dontknow:
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Re: are throttle body spacers worth the money

Post by XRKJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:34 pm

An intake by itself is doing nothing.What you feel is the snappy response from a lean mixture.I'm a trained (by DynoJet and Harley) and experienced dyno operator and can write FI maps so I've seen the reality of putting your money somewhere where it'll do some good.Like gearing,tires and good suspension.However if it floats yer boat have at it.
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