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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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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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TB Spacer and CAI on 5.2L Magnum

I have a 1998 Ram 1500 with the 318. I have a spectre cold air intake and throttle body spacer. I didn't plan on to much of a difference, but i did notice the quicker throttle response. I did have a problem stuffing the intake on after putting the spacer in, but that's nothing a hammer couldn't fix.
 
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