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Anybody out there running one?? Wondering if it makes a difference, as in is it worth it?

Specifically YJ's, but anyone else who's got one please advise...


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Yes, but you have to do more than just a tbs. By itself it won't make the difference you think it will (or companies claim it will).

Intake/fiter, plugs/wires/coil, exhaust and bore out the the throttle body (if you have a 2.5, swap in a 4.0 throttle body). An MSD and higher rate injectors would be an idea as well.

In regards to buying one, take a tb gasket (as a template) to a machine shop and have them cut one for you out of 1" - 1.5" aluminum. The "helix bore" found in some tbs' is optional as all it really does over a smooth bore is make a really cool whistling sound.

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Thanks Newfie.

The filter and intake are being reworked when I get a chance over the holidays, and I do have the 4.0L.

Obviously each little tweak that you mentioned should help out a bit in it's own way, just wondering if the tbs actually helps a noticeable amount.



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Most reports I've heard were that they weren't worth the money.

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Originally posted by Shaggy:
Most reports I've heard were that they weren't worth the money.
I drag raced Mopars & Chevys for many years and can say that they do make a difference. Agree that yes, in a Jeep offroad, the function isn't as pronounced, but in a daily driver/weekend warrior you will notice a difference. Like I said above, get one cut at a machine shop, cost will be about $25 - $30 and if nothing else, it looks really cool...


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Yeah what he said ^^^

The spirals inside don't make a difference...unless it's a carbed engine...

Really though, don't buy a commercial one...Hell, I've known people to make their own out of WOOD...and they worked. Obviously a metal one would be the way to go.

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I have one on my chevy and I noticed a slight difference after install. just like any bolt on you cant really take the manufacturers claim to seriously. If so Id have almost 320 hp now with all my little mods added up, and I dont.
 

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I'm not expecting a dramatic, crap your pants, kind of difference, but any increase is good. I guess for $25 at a shop, whatever little pep it gives me is worth it. I like the wood idea
But I think I'll stick with a metal one!

Anyone suggest a good shop or know soomeone?


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