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Anyone have the Poweraid throttle body spacer for the 3.4 v6 and have any feedback on it's performance?
 

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I have one on mine. The performance is noticable on the freeway or when you're in third with high rpms. In addition, it generates about 14lbs of torque! It creates a cool whistle sound too, like a jet!
 

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I wonder if there would be any benefit with the supercharger and the spacer...
 

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From the dyno's I've seen where another TB spacer was used, the only benefit came from the gasket being completely round, as opposed to the stock Taco's, which is D-Shaped.

Fortunately, the SC gasket is only $6, and available from the stealer, as a TRD part. It's round.

Think about the length of the intake system... is 1" REALLY going to make a difference?
 

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Your missing the point of what a Throttle body spacer is. The sole purpose of it is to lengthen the throw between the throttle body and the intake chamber. In doing this the intake creates stronger suction in which the fuel passes quicker and cooler in reaching the intake valves. The length of the spacer is very important. If it is too long the fuel will dissipate before reaching the intake vales. Research this on the web and you will see yourself.
 
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I have one on mine. The performance is noticable on the freeway or when you're in third with high rpms. In addition, it generates about 14lbs of torque! It creates a cool whistle sound too, like a jet!


wow, on what dyno did you get those results.
 

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i do, it seemmed to work when my truck was n/a but i really doubt i does anything with a s/c, but the whistling sound is kinda cool...
 

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I hat when anonymous people try to be funny. Airaid outsourced a company to check the results of their poweraid product. The dyno showed a 14lb increase in torque. Call Airaid and ask them to send you the dyno results.
 

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My TB spacer came in today. Hopefully I will have it installed this weekend. I will post my thoughts.
 

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I was able to install the spacer, but was unable to really drive it since I had my wifes young cousin with me this weekend. I will say that I love the added hissing of the air rushing through it. It was very easy to install and took about 20 minutes. For the people that doubt these, they have been around for a long time for v8's. This is nothing new. The only thing new is that they make them for our trucks now. Hopefully I will be able to do some hard driving and feel it's performance soon. I only wish I had access to a dyno to see and show the results.
 

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Just snake oil.... You'll gain more by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Really, what's a 1" spacer going to do? If that 1" really gained anything like the 14 foot pounds torque, don't you think that Toyota, with one of the best research facilities in the world, would have already built that in? SNAKE OIL! In fact, real snake oil added to gas would probably do as much good. Hey, but if you're into lame eyewash, go for it. Yellow stickers make horsepower too....depends on who you ask.
 

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Besides Gadget, do you know of anyone that has tested them on a dyno? Also, do you now what brand Gadget tested? Just because something adds more hp an torque, doesn't mean the manufacturer is going to build it into the engine. If that was the case, there would be no aftermarket parts. : )
 

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No kidding, Toyota isn't gonna put everything great on the motors, if it was so then we'd all be flying around straight off the dealership lots with 300+ horses... c'mon now. Gotta love that factory AIRBOX. So much high performance toyota used while building that torque robbing p.o.s.
 

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The torque-robbin' P.O.S. airbox does what it's designed for perfectly well! It keeps the intake noise down to almost nothing, holds a filter of adequate size, and allows for it to be easily replaced. It probably didn't cost a whole lot to design or manufacture, and for the power levels, type of driving, and buyer the truck was intended for, it's perfect. A longer intake tract just behind the throttle body is also very easy to design and manufacture, and if it increased torque in the range the truck was designed for, I'm sure it would have been built in. Sure, aftermarket parts can help to make lots more power... but there's almost always a trade off of some kind; noise, fuel economy, ride quality, engine life, etc. All I can say about throttle body spacers is that I have no use for 'em. I don't even know what they cost, but I'm sure the $ could be spent somewhere else to make more power for the $. Hell, for a whole lot less, get the TRD TB gasket that doesn't block off 20% of the intake, or, I'll sell you my unused "supercharged" stick-ons left over from the TRD blower install. They're good for nearly as much power as that TB spacer...... Oh, and as for everyone "flying out of the dealerships with 300 horses", they CAN give that to you, BUT, again there's that compromise issue....fuel economy, emmissions, longevity, and PRODUCTION COSTS.... The Taco was just designed to be a cheap, reliable, transport/worktruck. OK; enough ranting....
 

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Jeez, did i piss in your cornflakes... I'm sure if someone's gonna put aftermarket on, they know there's gonna be a trade off somewhere. Like if you used a laxative for example, your "remains" would be more runny.
 

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Jeez, did i piss in your cornflakes... I'm sure if someone's gonna put aftermarket on, they know there's gonna be a trade off somewhere. Like if you used a laxative for example, your "remains" would be more runny and you'd be less cranky.
 

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Yeah, I loved the D shaped gasket Toyota used. I've never read anything about replacing them before. Even the TB spacer gaskets were D shaped. They were the paper type, so I cut them round.
 

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Do you still have the dyno? I have one on mine as well. It's been on for about 6 months now. I love it. I just added the Jet V-force as well. Needs to break in a little bit, but I already feel a quicker response. I'm going to see I can get it on a dyno myself.
 

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You lost me on that one CASlim. I've never been on a dyno. I was just saying I wish I could test the spacer on a dyno before and after.
 
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