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Old 02-12-2003, 22:04   #1 (permalink)
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ssinductions throttle body

Has anyone tried this as a replacement or seen or heard of it's performance gains? Surely this combined with a BA throttle intake pipe has got to be a fair few ponie's gain?
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Old 02-12-2003, 22:27   #2 (permalink)
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ss inductions are a total rip off for what your getting IMHO.
If they are still charging like $200 for a piece of plastic then I'll be taking my dollars else where. I do here good things about the genuine ford items though.
Hopefully someone else here has some more info for you.
I'd never expect more horses from cool air induction as the initial setup is pretty good. Maybe more torque and a better noise but not much else.
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:35   #3 (permalink)
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ss inductions are a total rip off for what your getting IMHO.
If they are still charging like $200 for a piece of plastic then I'll be taking my dollars else where. I do here good things about the genuine ford items though.
Hopefully someone else here has some more info for you.
I'd never expect more horses from cool air induction as the initial setup is pretty good. Maybe more torque and a better noise but not much else.

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Old 02-13-2003, 01:55   #4 (permalink)
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Are you talking about the throttle body (ie connected to the manifold) or the air intake that goes into the air box. If it's the latter, then buy 10 Tickford ones for the same price, keep one and give one to each of 9 friends. A much better use of $300!
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actually ss are still charging $300!! for a piece of plastic!

in another thread ROB from Herrod Motorsport said that they had tried making a throttle body to help the I6 (im assuming this is what you have?) but didnt achieve much......im assuming that if herrod cant get anything out of it then i would be sceptical if anyone else could!? theyre asking $650 for it too which is a decent sized gamble for something that may not do much...

on a somewhat same note....when getting a larger throttle body is the external diameter of the unit larger aswell?? if it is you would struggle getting say the BA intake pipe to slide over the outside of it? the more i think of it i am imagining that the external diameter of the throttle body must stay the same so that the original intake pipes would be compatible...

anyone know??

ps. just looked at their (ss) site and they now want $305 for their intake snorkels, their profit margin must havent been enough....
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Falkeen - I just upgraded mine from 65mm to 70mm and you're right, the external diameter is the same. I'll show you tomorrow!
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thanks JCV8 - knowledge is power! noticed any sort of improvement from 5mm? im sure you didnt have to fork out $650!!
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i think a bigger throttle body should make a difference on a EA-ED I6, esp one with a big cam and port work - the stock one is small and its an oval shape, i wonder if a EF-AU one would fit on a EB?!?!?!?!?

anyone tried this? i might give it a worl tomorrow (i have the day off and have to work on mums car...a EF fairmont convieniently...just hope she dont come home halfway through...the sh*t would hit the fan then...

but could be a help, and insurance never need to know...
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The I6 should not need a larger TB even with can and head work. The stock one flows similar, if not slightly better than the V8 TB which is enough for around 400hp. If you up the size of the TB, you will loose throttle response and possibly some low down torque.
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No, it was about 2/3 that! Throttle response is better and it revs easier to the red line, but I don't know if there is more peak power - I reckon the torque and power curves are just flatter now. With 200Kw, a 5kw difference is hard to notice, but driveability is easy to notice!
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