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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 07-29-2010, 09:52 PM
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Question throttle body spacer problem

I have a 07 ram with the 5.7 hemi. I installed a helix throttle body spacer and a k&n cold air intake which sounds great when at idle or hard throttle but when im just driving down the road just feathering the gas it sounds like a bad belt about to go. sucks having a beautiful truck that sounds like its going to break down. anyone have the same problem and if so was anyone able to get rid of the noise.

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Was this change in vehicle operation first noticed after you put on the TB spacer or did it take some time before this condition first occured?
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tb spacers are useless on our trucks...an to top it off makes an awful whistling sound, take it off. You should of asked here regarding tb spacers and we'd tell you no go..
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Yeah, that's true, chefred112. I was going to just suggest you remove it, outdrzman. They don't do anything for performance.
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tb spacers are useless on our trucks...an to top it off makes an awful whistling sound, take it off. You should of asked here regarding tb spacers and we'd tell you no go..
They do something for the retailers that are pocketing a small fortune from these useless things!
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They do something for the retailers that are pocketing a small fortune from these useless things!
why couldn't we come up with things like this Randy..lol
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Remove the throttle body spacer and use it as a paper weight. At least it won't whistle while it's sitting on your desk.
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Def junk the spacer!!!!
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i agree i had one on my dakota and it was useless
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I have one on my ram and noticed absolutley no performance gain. It does sound cool though...but, I don't have the hemi...so, it probably sounds different.

But...I say get rid of it as well. I only got one because I found it laying in the jy for $2...lol
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