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I am looking to make my own, as far as tuning can you simply let the CPU do its own thing or do you have to chip or get it actually tuned for it?
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I had an airaid tb spacer on my old s-10 and it pepped up that 4.3, I am not going to put a spacer on top of my already HUGE intake. There is so much air in that thing, how would putting a spacer on it help? TB spacers work by giving the fuel/air mixture more time to blend. That worked fine on my s-10, the tb had the fuel injectors built into it and that sat on top of the airaid spacer giving it just a little more time to blend.
I dont know about your intake but my fuel injectors add the fuel just before the air leaves the intake and enters the heads. This means the spacer will not help the air and fuel "atomize", UNLESS they would put a spacer between the intake and the heads..... but.....dont think it will fit....
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I ran a TB spacer for a couple of years and it helped a little in the MPG but not a whole lot. I spent the extra bucks and purchased a performance TB and got a LOT more performance and the MPG came up too. Forget about the spacer and spend a few bucks on a performance TB
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im gonna have to agree they are a waste of money so your better off keeping the money towards a better mod
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After reading thru the forums, I set out to find out if there was any increase in performance, so i I installed a PowerAid TB spacer ($50) and was shock to find a more respone in my low-end and a more stable idle.
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I had one in on my '94 GMC 350....but I also had an aftermarket TB, bigger injectors, injector spacer, MSD ignitioin with 8.8 plug wires....so on and so forth....everything has it's pros and cons no matter what the truck/engine is
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i had one on my ram nice low end increase mid high and mpgs. i personally likes mine but i didnt spend a crap load on a k&n to not use it. i had to take it off when i got my k&n doesnt fit with both so its either k&n or tbs!
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A TB spacer works well on some engines/setups, and is useless on others. The 360 seems to like the TB spacer. Most users get a boost in low end torque, and better MPG.

Hemi owners either get absolutely nothing, and in some cases a reduction in performance.
For the Hemi owners, a TB spacer is an expensive whistle. 360 owners have a great chance of some gain.
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I can't see how it would work on a 360. That intake manifold is big and the injectors are not even close to the throttle body. The only thing a spacer would do is increase the distance between the throttle body and the inside of the intake manifold. Now the air passes through the filter, through the TB, past the spacer, into the manifold and then gets sucked through the runners from there. Having the spacer there isn't going to change anything. The fuel doesn't come into the equation until after the air is out of the keg.


The only way it would improve power or mpg slightly is if it did something to fool the IAC sensor by somehow making the air in the manifold cooler (I have no idea how it would do this but it would explain the mpg increase that people are reporting). But that can be done for free just by moving the IAC to a different place.
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I'm running one, but can't really say if there is any improvement, as I installed a CAI system at the same time, get a cool little whistle sound under certain conditions, however the combination lost me 2-3 MPG overall....I do have good throttle response and accelleration.... It looks cool, polished silver....also made it a little more difficult to properly fit my CAI.....
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