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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Throttle Body Spacer for 7.4l Vortec(1996)

I did a search and read the thread on about the one post pertaining to Vortec's and Throttle Body Spacers and was wondering if anyone else has had any luck using them on a Vortec. The Vortec Throttle Body is for Air management to the intake. How would putting a spacer in help? Just wondering and any comments are appreciated.
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Re: Throttle Body Spacer for 7.4l Vortec(1996)

Uh, wouldn't help...

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Re: Throttle Body Spacer for 7.4l Vortec(1996)

Hey Willys, Just curious are you making an assumption or have you tried it and proven it? I can't see how it would help either but, have seen two different posts that claim gains with the spacer. Thanks for your input
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Re: Throttle Body Spacer for 7.4l Vortec(1996)

he knows what he's talkin bout, unfortunately [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img] i got suckered into one, before i found this board, and have regretted it since, it doesn't do [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] for performance, or milage. save your money and buy some new heads.
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I have one and I helped a little bit. If i were u i'd find one on ebay and pay like 50 bucks 4 it, otherwise its not worth it. Marginal mpg increase on a 350 vortec, maybe more on a 454. The reason for the increase is the air is spun and has greater velocity along with providing for better fuel air mixture (already pretty good).
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Re: Throttle Body Spacer for 7.4l Vortec(1996)

I think your mistaking the performance gains from your lighter wallet in place of the spacer... I highly doubt your "spinning" air is still spinning by the time it runs through the intake and the plenums and past the valves and into the cylinder...

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It may not improve fuel/air mixture, I heard all of this somewhere. But i will tell you it did make a little difference for me. If you have one and it didn't help then we have a difference of opinions, if u dont have one...dont insult others who do...ur just jealous...lol
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Well alrighty then. I hate being jealous...

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Sorry man, just watched a few 2 many people get there heads bitten off in this forum and I'm a little tired of it. Sorry 4 over reacting, were entitled 2 our opinions.
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As am I.

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