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can some one explane a tbi power charger

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Chrisblazzer89

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    its sopose to smooth airflow into the throttle body which is sopose to increase power. save ur money for a head/cam/intake swap they see the most gains.
     
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    Yeah the ad removes 43.99+ shipping from your wallet. The filter is still above it and that is where the restriction comes from. That and the injectors are right in the air path on a TBI engine. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, the doubters....

    Best mod you'll do for a TBI... It works.. More notable gain than any spacer, etc...
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    i dont doubt it. id rather go ahead and get the power i want for 2K instead of b/s and buy 2K in bolt ons and still not have the power i want
     
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    Well, now your being silly..

    Obviously changing the internals will give you the best base to build power from.. But your also exagerating HUGE on comparing the price of tbi bolt-ons to a topend rebuild..

    I got the whole package, new tb, spacers, charger, etc for about $500... In my case, it was worth it cuz my tb was shot...
     
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    internals of a 350 are fine. its the heads the intake and the cam that needs to be changed to see a real power increase. a set of head to give u a bolt on 40+ hp can be had for $800 (mainly bigger valves, a better combustion chamber, and a smaller chamber to raise the compression a bit) and thats not including doing a lill port and polishing. a nice dual plane intake manifold can be had for $300, and a nice and healthy cam is $200. Ive gotta know how to pick your parts and what not. its all about volumetric efficency. throttle body spacers are a joke. unless u have some dyno proof they work i wont use one on a 350. ive heard of them being used on jeeps and the way their intake manifold is laid out it shows gains of 5 rwhp. you barely feel that.
     
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    First of all, I've put together dozens of motors, you don't have to explain to me the workings of a gas motor.. or how to properly match components..

    and ummm, a cam is internals... ;)

    all i'm saying is, it's a good bolt on... Your comparing apples to oranges.. make one out of a $5 salad bowl for all i care, it's still an effective mod...
     
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    a cam, even though a 350 is a cam in block design, i dont feel like its and internal part. being that u dont have to pull the engine to change it. take the top off the motor move the radiator and the grille and bam u gotta cam change. and im just trying to keep the guy from spending money on parts that arent gonna do what hes hoping for(i assume gobs of power).
     
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    Salad bowl you say... hmm...:thinking:
     
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    Tupperware salad bowl................. They add the most power. .............Then rubber maid.
     
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    Just make sure it's microwave safe :waytogo: Oh yeah and summit has free shipping...
     
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    OK guys I'm getting about 1000 buck soon and i want some bolt in power or my 350sm what do u guys recommend its stock tbi center bolt valve covers if that helps now what should i get?
     
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    Spell checker :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    what it will actually do is remove that silly ass spacer that sits on top of the TB and open up the entire underside of your factory air cleaner, providing a smoother flow of incoming air, into the throttle body and AROUND the injectors.

    think about it... which is easier to get water into a gallon jug... a tube (resembling a stock TB aircleaner spacer) or a funnel (the powercharger). it doesnt take a genius to figure that one out.
     
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    well if that's the case, there is nothing you can do to a small block Chevy in a K truck that is an "internal mod" the crankshaft will come out past the front diff no problem. :deal:
     
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    gosh u got me:bow: :bow:
     

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