Bronco Forum - Full Size Ford Bronco Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Ive been looking at getting a throttle body space for my '96 w/ the 351w. All the ones on Ebay say they're only good up tp '95, is there any difference here. And does anyone actually have one, do they help that much?

thanks, Scott:shrug
 

·
OUT OF BUSINESS / M.I.A.
Joined
·
10,875 Posts
96Crawler said:
Ive been looking at getting a throttle body space for my '96 w/ the 351w.
Um, why? :shrug

96Crawler said:
All the ones on Ebay say they're only good up tp '95, is there any difference here.
96 is OBD-II, so it's not techinically "legal" to put it on your truck. But it will fit no problem

96Crawler said:
And does anyone actually have one
Not that I know about

96Crawler said:
do they help that much?

thanks, Scott:shrug
No they won't do anything. The idea of swirling the incomign air gets UN-swirled as soon as the air reaches the intake runners. And the idea of a heat spacer on a fuel injected engine is hopless. Most throttle body's are far enough away that once they do get heated the spacer is heated up justthe same.

Save your money :beer
 

·
But what does mine say?
Joined
·
954 Posts
I'm with fireguy on this one. If you want to add power in that department, get a bigger throttle body all together. I had a phenolic spacer on my last bronco, (goes between upper and lower intake manifolds) and that thing made a noticable difference. If your looking for cheap gains, that one would be more worth your money.
 

·
OUT OF BUSINESS / M.I.A.
Joined
·
10,875 Posts
I forgot about that spacer. That spacer works by makingthe intake runners longer. It also cools the upper intake a little, but uh, not much.
 

·
But what does mine say?
Joined
·
954 Posts
Well, that's the idea, but it really doesn't do much for temperature. However, the longer runners give noticable torque gains. You just have to be sure not to stack so high as to hit the hood. I went with the just one half in. spacer on mine for 50 or 60 bucks, and it was money well spent. I still have it to go on this one, and plan on buying a second to add to the mix. If you go this route though, beware that the EGR tubing needs to be extended.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Thanks, I appreciate all the input, and jerry where'd you get the phenolic spacer at. Sorry about all the questions, just a new guy lookin to make my truck as nice as ya'lls.
 

·
But what does mine say?
Joined
·
954 Posts
I got mine from summit racing. Upon doing a search for you, I found that they now make a 1 in thick spacer for 60 bucks.. That f*ckin rawks! You can also get one from Jegs.

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=search.asp&type=bykeyword&searchtype=both&part=phenloic+spacer
When you get there, you'll have to do a search on phenolic spacer. It will pull up a list of them. The one you want is by Trick Flow, and the part number is tfs-51520004. For some reason though, it doesn't find it when you search by the part number.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
thanks I appreciate it, Im gonna order me one this week hopefully. Gotta see how much my truck being in the shop is gonna cost me. :thumbup
thanks again
 

·
But what does mine say?
Joined
·
954 Posts
Yep, no problem! Just remember what I said about the EGR tubing.
 

·
OUT OF BUSINESS / M.I.A.
Joined
·
10,875 Posts
I don't have an EGR :histerica




Or a smog pump :histerica




Or converters :histerica




Or a charcoal canister :histerica



Or any emsions crap :histerica



If it doesn't make me go faster or look cool it isn't on the truck :thumbup
 

·
But what does mine say?
Joined
·
954 Posts
Sweet! Well, the EGR doesn't really slow it down, since it's off during WOT anyway. Could you map out your vacuum lines for me so that I can see what to plug up and such? My smog pump is disconnected, and I want to discard the charcoal canister as well, but didn't want to start removing vaccum lines that I may have needed.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top