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Old 14 Nov 2002, 03:54 pm
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Now that these have been out for awhile, what's the word? Are they any good, or just another gimmick like the Tornado Vortex thing?

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Old 14 Nov 2002, 08:51 pm
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Chruzin,

There has been numerous discussions on both the Tornado and TB spacer. Nobody but the advertizing people had anything good to say about either one. Here's one link on this forum to see some talk about it.

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...p?TOPIC_ID=353

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Old 17 Nov 2002, 07:39 pm
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I got one for a door prize, What junk..Gave it to someone that I didn't like.<img src=icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 18 Nov 2002, 02:38 am
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They've been selling these things for about 30 years that I know of. They didn't work for carburetors and don't work for fuel injection. They're in the same catagory as fuel line magnets and metal fuel tank pellets that "overhaul your engine to like new as you drive".

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Old 18 Nov 2002, 11:40 am
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One word JUNK buyer beware The only thing it will do is lighten your wallet
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Old 18 Nov 2002, 01:01 pm
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Thanks folks! The only reason I brought this up, after having forgotten all about the thing, was that PTCC just started listing it in their store. Doesn't do much for their credibility. What's coming next, the "Optimizer" fuel line magnetic thingy?

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Old 19 Nov 2002, 10:03 pm
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They might help if there was any FUEL going through the throttle body in the first place. This would be the case only if Nitrous is injected into the throttle body area.

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Old 19 Nov 2002, 11:53 pm
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As far as the throttle spacer, here's a letter from airaid:

From: AirAid Info
Subject: Re: AIRAID.COM Contact Form
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 09:20:36 -0700

Dear Sir, thank you for your inquiry in our products. The spacer makes no HP on the dyno. It makes all of it's power in torque in the low end. If you haven't noticed any power on the Dyno or the track then it's doing what it's supposed to. You would not see any gains down the 1/4 mile or increases on the dyno. The idea of the spacer is to improve overall drivability and fuel mileage. In most cases when people install a bolt on part they expect better mileage and power, what happens is they are into the throttle a lot more than before trying to test performance and thats when the decrease in mileage happens.

Sincerely,Matt

And a comment from the DodgeDakota Forum:

So...

(1) "The spacer makes no HP on the Dyno. It makes all of it's power in torque in the low end.". - That's a quote from AirAid.
(2) "If you haven't noticed any power on the Dyno or the track then it's doing what it's supposed to." - Another quote from AirAid
(3) "The idea of the spacer is to improve overall drivability and fuel mileage."
(4) HELLO...HP and TQ are BOTH measured on the Dyno. Guess the didn't see any TQ gains either...and they can't provide any proof.

So...it doesn't make any more HP, is NOT supposed to help in 1/4 mile performance (or on the Dyno), and is mainly for mileage and bottom end Torque. Hmmmm...Dyno's show TQ figures and there were no changes, mileage stayed the same, and 1/4 mile performance wasn't affected on the several people who have tried it (including myself). Hey, that's worth the $90!

BTW: They still aren't able to explain how the spacer keeps the swirl effect through the two turns (90 degree and 45 degree) in the intake plenum of the Dodge Ram/Dakota/Durango manifolds.



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