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Old 04-27-2014, 08:06 PM
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Do TB spacers work? Are they worth the money and time? Also, if anyone has a TB spacer and a CAI installed, where there any issues with the CAI tubes lining up?
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Ive always had good results with TB s on my other vehicles never installed one on my truck but their is quicker throttle response you can feel when you have one on.
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TB spacer = waste of $$ unless you intend to drill it and put nitrous jets in it.
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The idea behind a throttle body spacer is to mimic a carb spacer. On a carbed engine the spacer gives the air and fuel more time to mix together. Since a fuel injected engine injects the fuel far after the throttle body it literally does nothing for you.... Just creates a longer path for the air to travel. As HemiLonestart said the only reason to use one would be to run nitrous.
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In some cases the spacer is actually narrower than the TB opening. Also some manufacturers design their CAI's so that you have to use the spacer to bolt it on properly.
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I would suggest porting out your current throttle body and narrow down the webbing before thinking about a spacer on the Magnum engine. Proven gains doing that.
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