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Old 05-25-2008, 03:34 PM   #16
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Does anyone know if a throttle body spacer add any horsepower, or would it be a waste of money?
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:42 PM   #17
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Does anyone know if a throttle body spacer add any horsepower, or would it be a waste of money?
Well, they'll make your walllet lighter, so I suppose you might gain some performance if you normally only carry change. If you can't pick up on what I'm saying; no, the TB spacers do nothing to help performance...they're snakeoil. Same goes for the "chips" sold on ebay, the tornado/vortex crap, and especially those gas magnetizer deals sold on late night infomercials.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:00 AM   #18
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Does anyone know if a throttle body spacer add any horsepower, or would it be a waste of money?

Do you really want to add HP?

As a helpful tip your car does not have a throttle body.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #19
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Yes, i am looking to add HP. I am just looking for a fairly easy way to do it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:46 AM   #20
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Yes, i am looking to add HP. I am just looking for a fairly easy way to do it.
Honestly, there are very few cars that you can add a substantial amount of HP easily. And the few that I can think of are either turbo or supercharged, often those just call for upping the boost or swapping a pulley. A naturally aspiriated 1978 T/A can be built up, but if you want noticable gains there is no magic word. Cars from that era were choked by emissions junk as well as (somewhat) high gas prices. If you want to build this car, than build it, you have to stop looking at thinks like TB spacers for a quick fix...not gonna happen.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:53 AM   #21
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just face it, you are going to have to pull the engine. and have it gone through. therre is no such thing (as corbett said) bolt on power adders for that car. its old school, not a honda.
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