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Old 05-31-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Just wanted a personal opinion *TBS*

Alright... I have read alot of crap and/or positive things about Throttle Body Spacers... I am sure there are lots of other threads about this aswell...

But does anyone have any input about the TBS's out there? Airaid VS. OBX etc...

Mostly I have read alot about the JK's 3.8 not being too productive with the TBS, but some have actually said they can document gains whether noticeable or not.

Any WF members have personal experience with 'em?

Thanks in advance!

And if there is a thread already about all this, could you point me in the right direction?

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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Just hit this one up on JKO, but I'll hit you here, too
Got one of these with my Superchips. It wasn't in stock, so I had my Superchips on for 2 weeks before I got it. Had it for 3 weeks, just sold it online. Junk. The only thing it added was a whistling sound. No MPG improvement (no noticable difference over 0.1-0.2 MPG, which can be chalked up to weather, driving style, etc.), no power gain- as I said on JKO, I've been building hot street and race cars since I was a behbeh- my butt dyno is pretty darn sensitive, and I felt zero, zip, nada. Just heard an annoying whistle.
While you MAY see a little gain without the reflash, this simply isn't worth the $ on the 3.8, in my opinion. Mark W.

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Old 06-01-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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Just hit this one up on JKO, but I'll hit you here, too
Got one of these with my Superchips. It wasn't in stock, so I had my Superchips on for 2 weeks before I got it. Had it for 3 weeks, just sold it online. Junk. The only thing it added was a whistling sound. No MPG improvement (no noticable difference over 0.1-0.2 MPG, which can be chalked up to weather, driving style, etc.), no power gain- as I said on JKO, I've been building hot street and race cars since I was a behbeh- my butt dyno is pretty darn sensitive, and I felt zero, zip, nada. Just heard an annoying whistle.
While you MAY see a little gain without the reflash, this simply isn't worth the $ on the 3.8, in my opinion. Mark W.
haha your making the forum rounds at work too huh? I saw the JKO post, thanks for both responses. I got a more replys over there anyways.

When all is said and done, ya'll have convinced me that forgoing the TBS is more worth it, than wasting my money.
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Did you change your location since this morning, or is it different on JKO? I'm confuzzled
But yeah- see the uses I posted on JKO- that's my best ideaset for the Airaid piece I had before it sold I really liked using it to hold open the tailgate for softtop washes Mark W.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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Did you change your location since this morning, or is it different on JKO? I'm confuzzled
But yeah- see the uses I posted on JKO- that's my best ideaset for the Airaid piece I had before it sold I really liked using it to hold open the tailgate for softtop washes Mark W.


Nah they are different on both. well damn if I need an expensive paperweight and/or tool box prop I know exactly where to go. Ahhh mods, theres so little money and so much to buy.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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Trottle body spacers are crap. The engineers spent alot of money designing the engine how it is. I have read in several diff mags about "TB shootout" or "gas saving myths/truths" and theyre crap.

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