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Old 07-08-2015, 11:20 PM
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Throttle Body Spacers?

Would a Throttle Body Spacer be a waste of money for my 2014 Willy's Wheeler? Can anyone offer any insight into this?

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:25 PM   #2
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Would a Throttle Body Spacer be a waste of money for my 2014 Willy's Wheeler? Can anyone offer any insight into this?
yes a total waste of money. They will do nothing for performance for your vehicle. They were useful during the carb and throttle body injection days. They only continue to make them today due to people buy them assuming they do something.

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:31 PM   #3
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Your engine is too smart for a throttle body spacer. You can't trick it that easy to try and get what ever it is throttle body spacers are supposed to do lol. A chip, gearing, things of that sort will actually do something.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:06 AM
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Thanks for the info! I think I'm going to explore a chip! I'm looking for better gas mileage. I've already upgraded exhaust, but the lift with the wheels and tires are killing my gas mileage!
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No one I knew that had installed one could explain how it helped their gas use. But then many couldn't get the concept either that if you increase your wheel size significantly that they needed to change the speedometer gears.

Most answers to my question was like, "I don't know, seems to help."
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Sooo happy to see rational thought is still out there. Thank you guys for not being on the side of evil!

When I was considering getting an intake, I liked the AFE part, but the fact that they make a spacer made me gag, and I never even looked at intakes again. I put those moneys in the winch fund.

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