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post #1 of 18 Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone i just recently joined the site and was curious if i buy a BBK 70 mm throttle body from AM should I also get the throttle body spacer and if so what is the hp increase already have CAI with 91 octane tune
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imo you're wasting your money
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I'm not well schooled on the 4.0L engines but I would have to assume that a throttle body upgrade is a waste of time and money without some sort of FI (nitrous, turbo, supercharger).
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post #4 of 18 Old October 4th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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the throttle body spacer wont do anything. the throttle body might give you a couple of hp but not enough to justify spending 300 bucks


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I thought I replied on this last time I saw it. A 70mm TB is overkill. If you still plan on getting it, the spacer is needed if you want to keep the plastic piece on top of the engine there without cutting into it.

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Spend your money elsewhere, such as on gears and tlok.


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Thanks for all of the responses so my next question is what should be the next upgrade already have CAI and 91 octane tune but curious whats going to give me the best bang for my buck, Thanks again
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gears and tlok is what the majority of people will say 373 or 410s
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what r the benefits of gears and t lok and which ratio should i go with?
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post #11 of 18 Old October 6th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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3.73 if a manual, 4.10 if an auto. Stiffer gears give your vehicle a mechanical advantage for accelerating, while losing top end speed. you'll get better mileage in the city and worse on the highway. The reduction of your top speed is negligable considering you probably won't be getting up that high anyway.

A t-lok drives both tires whereas a sixxer comes stock with 'one tire fire'. driving two wheels is better than driving one. more traction, safer in the elements etc.

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ejschmidt what would u say is the next best upgrade to my sixer
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^Indeed

Performance-wise, you can go with ignition parts but when you're serious about making it go faster, I recommend getting a turbo or something...they're not that expensive nowadays.
Don't waste your time or money on countless bolt-ons when you can just save for something that'll make a real difference. Trust me, don't get to the point where you've spent thousands on parts here n there and look back thinking "man, I coulda got a killer turbo setup a long time ago"

Also, certain suspension mods can help with going faster. Just because they don't have "horsepower" in the description, that doesn't mean they won't help.


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If you're on a budget, racing stripes, projector headlights, and decals will all give you nice gains in the "go fast" department.



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Performance-wise, you can go with ignition parts but when you're serious about making it go faster, I recommend getting a turbo or something...they're not that expensive nowadays.
Don't waste your time or money on countless bolt-ons when you can just save for something that'll make a real difference. Trust me, don't get to the point where you've spent thousands on parts here n there and look back thinking "man, I coulda got a killer turbo setup a long time ago"

Also, certain suspension mods can help with going faster. Just because they don't have "horsepower" in the description, that doesn't mean they won't help.


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i agree with the turbo, well worth the investment

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i agree with the turbo, well worth the investment
And how are YOU so sure of this?

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And how are YOU so sure of this?
I have seen one before, they look fast

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I decided to supercharge my sixer. Obviously I'm pleased with the decision to do so. I paid a good amount for it, but then again, I can afford these sorts of things. The best part is that I now easily smoke 4.6L and 5.0L v8s at the track regularly.

What you have to keep in mind is the synergistic effect of upgrades. Yes, a new exhaust will run 15 (let's say) standalone horsepower and a CAI can do 15hp as well, but together you might be able to get out 35 hp instead of 30 hp.

I recommend getting an 8.8 rear end from a GT mustang if you want to upgrade to some serious horsepower. If you don't plan to do forced induction then I'd suggest just sticking to maybe a T-Lok and some stiffer gears.

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