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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, May 8, 2004.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I jst got my new JC Whitney yesterday and as I was looking through it, I found a pretty cheap mod that seems like a good plan, but I just want to know if anyone has done it and what their opinions on it are. It is a 1" throttle body spacer for my 87 K5 tbi. It's a nicer one thats is selling for $67 I think. Anyways, it says it increases fuel atomization /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif but it also says that it can give around 22 extra hp, 23 lb/ft of torque, and 4 more mpg. I figure 10 more hp, 10 more lb/ft, and 2 mpg and I get my money's worth. So, do they really work? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    Total waste of money IMO.
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    Buy a new tow strap and a nice steak instead
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I wouldnt buy one you would just be bolting it to a stock intake. I would buy a good intake and do it right the first time.
     
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    I've got one.

    I noticed a very slight performance increase, but my MPG stayed the same.
     
  6. 87BrnRsd

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I may be spending my money on something else.
    -Harrison
     
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    More HP/$ can be made in ignition and exhaust upgrades.
     
  8. 87BrnRsd

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    Yes, I really want to upgrade the exhaust, but currently I am only a high school student with very little extra cash to spend. Thats why I am looking for cheap mods. BTW- Does anyone know who makes headers for an 87K5 that wont mess up the computer sensors? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    Just get any headers that fit and drill a hole and weld in an O2 sensor bung in the same location as stock.
     

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