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Old 09-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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power aid throttle body spacer

I just installed a new cold air intake on my JK. I was looking at this power aid throttle body spacer. it claims better performance. It looks like nothing more than a spacer that installs behind the throttle body. Has anyone put this on there jeep? And if so, was it worth it?

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Yes, I have one on my TJ and no, I have seen no significant gain since I put it on. I does make a cooler whooshing noise now, that's about it.

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. i have not ordered it yet. I installed the K&N cold air intake and i ordered the Gibson split rear exhaust. Hopefully that will give me a little horsepower gain. I am thinking i might upgrade the headers next.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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You should paint some flames on the side. That will at least double the HP increase of a TBS.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
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Not to mention stickers.
Stickers add power.
So does painting things red.

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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Im shocked the same things that make motorcycles go faster work on a jeep too!
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #7
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Moderators: Please, please--can we have stickies or something similar about throttle body spacers, intakes/exhausts, chips/tuners, and the age old auto v. manual debate? We'd all save so much time--including the original posters!!

Original poster: Snake oil. As is, your intake/exhaust combo may have added a few ponies, but the per pony cost was very high. Do you have an automatic transmission? If so, a superchip flashpaq is probably what you want. If you have a manual, you may be shifting too early. Either way, if you're willing to spend big, you could install a supercharger and get some real extra power.

There, I've said it. Good luck and enjoy your new Jeep!
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #8
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You should put a hood scoop and a spolier on your hard top for reduced drag, will fix all your hp issues.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #9
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I've never modded a Wrangler, yet, but I can say that in the rest of the car world a TBS is the biggest waste of money out there. In most performance car applications they actually don't even produce enough extra HP to counteract their own weight. Therefore, they actually hurt performance on a micro level.
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More of a waste of money and more useless than this?



Agreed. A TB spacer is pretty much worthless.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #11
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More of a waste of money and more useless than this?



Agreed. A TB spacer is pretty much worthless.


The Tornado makes about this much sense. . . . .
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The Tornado makes about this much sense. . . . .
I've been searching for the perfect fashion look. Finally I have found it!
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All it needs is a Z28 from about 1984 and it's priceless.
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Yes, I have one on my TJ and no, I have seen no significant gain since I put it on. I does make a cooler whooshing noise now, that's about it.
A good Whooshing noise is greatly underrated.
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Spacers don't do Jack. One thing that helped my rig with throttle response was replacing the Wrangler TB with one for the Viper (in combination with SC Flashpaq tuning). It has a much larger bore. I have not made any scientific measurements on HP or MPG, but there is a very noticeable difference in the throttle response, which was lagging in the stock setup. I've only had it for a couple of days and still playing with the tuning, but will test when done.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #16
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This beats the whooshing sound of a TBS any day

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OMG Hendy, I am crying laughing
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:56 AM   #18
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the one I installed on my 350 Chev Z71 was an expensive flop which actually decreased performance and fuel MPG.

If such a simple device were so effective, why wouldn't the factory offer the option?

They're a fraud IMHO.
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This beats the whooshing sound of a TBS any day


This is outstanding. I get it. Make your car think it is a race car. The placebo effect is amazing.
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This is outstanding. I get it. Make your car think it is a race car. The placebo effect is amazing.
Didn't realize they were still selling these things. I put one on my 99 WJ with the 4.0L years ago and noticed zero difference. Waste of $50 or however much I paid for it at the time. Save your money.

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