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01ram1500DM 05-29-2011 03:14 PM

Throttle body spacer?
 
Ive been searching for some cheaper power and fuel efficiency mods and i came across this STREET PERFORMANCE HELIX POWER TOWER PLUS THROTTLE BODY SPACER.
It says up to 22 hp and 25 lb.-ft of torque, also up to 4 mpg more...
and its only $90.00
Has anyone used this themselves or heard about it? the reviews i read all had positive things to say.

Already planning on a K&N air intake and exhaust at some point to.

jpaulmc94 05-29-2011 09:04 PM

ive heard of them to. just make shure the reviews you are reading are real people and not just workers from the company giving fake reviews. the numbers tho sound a little high to me but i dont know. hope this helped you out

Kilkenny 05-29-2011 09:16 PM

Sounds like a waste of money to me. The only thing a TB spacer does is put some space between the TB and the inside of the intake manifold, which probably does nothing. Now the air passes through the air filter, through the TB, past the spacer, into the manifold, and then into the manifold runners. There is no way you'll get anything close to 22 hp from that thing.

TB spacers have their use on carburetors, because you have fuel mixing with air right there. With EFI engines like the 5.2 and 5.9, there is no fuel even close to the TB.


Check out the Kegger mod(http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....136#post536136) to see what the inside of the intake manifold looks like. The spacer just sits on top and the TB on top of that. I don't see how this will do anything at all, much less give you 22 hp.

01ram1500DM 05-30-2011 10:50 AM

ok thanks for the help guys, i wont be getting this haha

erm 05-30-2011 11:57 AM

Yeah, I'd pass on the TB spacer. As kilkenny noted, they work with carbed engines due to where the fuel and air is initially mixed. But since the TB in your truck mixes the fuel and air at the base of the TB, this ain't gonna help ya.

Stangshcky12 05-30-2011 03:45 PM

I've heard they don't do anything. I definitely wouldn't spend $90 on one.
I was actually just looking at my new Jegs catalog earlier and they have Econo-Aid TB spacers for $30.
The advertised numbers aren't as high but they claim 1-3 mpg and 6-10 ft-lb o torque
Part# for your 4.7 is 331-1011 if you want to check it out


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