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throttle body spacer?

hey guys, im looking at some throttle body spacers for my I4 2005 accord and i was wondering do they really help or is it just a waste of money?



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They are a waste of money. If they worked, don't you think Honda would design the intake manifold to include all the magic properties that the vendors are claiming?

Up to a 22 hp increase? Give me a break! If you believe those claims, I've got some waterfront property I'd like to sell you.


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They may do give some advantage on the track, but in real life driving, heat somehow finds its way all over the place. Same with the intake manifold spacer.
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They may do give some advantage on the track, but in real life driving, heat somehow finds its way all over the place. Same with the intake manifold spacer.
I dont think that is the purpose of those type of throttle body spacers. If I remember correctly they attempt to creats a vortex so the fuel atomizes better.

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I bought one for my car (your 2nd link), thinking it would work on my 06. It didn't. The instructions clearly showed a slightly different layout/wiring. If you wanna try it, I'll sell it for $40 shipped.

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They may do give some advantage on the track, but in real life driving, heat somehow finds its way all over the place. Same with the intake manifold spacer.
I've been racing for a long time, and no one uses them at the track. Throttle body spacers give no advantage, except to the vendor that sells them to gullible buyers.

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I've been racing for a long time, and no one uses them at the track. Throttle body spacers give no advantage, except to the vendor that sells them to gullible buyers.
Ive seen dynos with and without and there is an increase of power in the top end.....now granted they could have been on different days with different barometric pressure, tempature, etc. I just like to go on the good faith principle. Ive had one and could feel a little more pull at the top end. I mean there are definetly better mods for money/power ratio but if youve got all the bolt ons already might as well give it a shot.

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I would be shocked if back-to-back dyno runs without/with a TB spacer showed improvement.

Racers are pretty much only interested in top-end power, because that is where you keep the engine spinning. If they worked, then you would see them being used at the track. Theoretically, adding a TB spacer increases the length of the intake tract, which normally helps low-end power. If the spacer worked, it seems that it would show an improvement in lower-end torque.

I don't mean to come across as a curmudgeon, but the claims are just too good to be true. The car makers spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars developing their engine packages. Don't you think that if they could get an extra 20 - 25 horsepower by making such a minor change, they would? Having a 20 horsepower advantage over your competitors would be a tremendous marketing advantage. Honda generally makes excellent engines that are very efficient and have very good specific outputs, so I think that they really do know what they are doing.

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Oh well if anyone is claiming 20 Hp for a TBS they are obviously blowing smoke. I just know that Ive seen dynos with increases but not anywhere even close to 20 hp LOL

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