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V6 Throttle Body upgrade. Anyone tried one of these ?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by AusTaxi, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. AusTaxi

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    $330 for something you wouldn't even notice? The guys in the US praise ported throttle bodies but I think it's just a placebo affect.
     
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    why waste your money on something that might not work .
     
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    The most restrictive thing you'll find isn't the throttle body, it's the engine. Money better spent elsewhere.
     
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    How can it be a placebo when more air and more fuel gives you more power ? Might need a tune to get the most from it, but it must help.

    I just don't want to waste money if it's not compatible. Otherwise, I would have one on the car by now. I love to tinker :yeah: And, I don't necessarily believe the factory gives you the best bang for your buck.
     
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    But the V6 won't outflow the stock throttle body unless you have a cam/heads/FI/stroker. And yes, you will need a tune. Basically because of the bigger diameter you are feeding more air into the engine for the same amount of fuel/throttle which will throw your AFRs out and make it behave strangely.

    Your money would be better spent of (and you would get more out of) a mail order tune.
     
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    Have you seen the difference? It's miniscule and not worth the upgrade. Don't believe all the V6 Camaro guys, they're a bunch of idiots. They said they noticed better throttle response and better mileage which I seriously doubt. Compare your throttle body with a ported one, not much has been shaved.
     
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    :(

    I already have a tune, CAI and exhaust but I'm looking for a bit more torque throughout the range and was hoping this was the fix.
     
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    It's not going to be.
     
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    So what about those MACE manifold insulators/spacers ? They do anything ?
     
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    Last I looked not available for LLT
     
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    I have the Vmax ported throttle body, I swapped mine while I was in America and for $150, why not.

    Would I recommend it? yes! it's great little mod, power is smoother, gear shifts don't hit a flat spot and it picks up torque a little earlier, but for $300+ I wouldn't bother because price outweighs gains IMO. if you have a manual, I HIGHLY recommend you get a set of manifold insulators. I noticed a bigger difference in that than an OTR, ported throttle body and exhaust.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I've ordered a 12mm manifold insulator since MACE have advised that it is just what I'm looking for :D

    Will post results. Cheers.
     
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    That's what i have in mine, after a couple of hundred k's you'll definitely notice a difference
     
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    If you have the spare $$ , go for a Mace CAI as well , I have the 25mm insulators and a CAI in my VZ SV6 and they are a good combo .
     
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    A couple of hundred k's ?? How about immediate !! Who would have thought 12mm could make that much difference..... Well in actuality it's more like 15mm since I used 2 modified factory gaskets instead of the blue goop.
     
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    Would love to fit the MACE CAI but at $585...... :eek: Will stick with the Growler I have.
     
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    How on earth do you fit a 25mm spacer ? I have a 12mm with 2 OEM gaskets and this is how much spare room I have MACE 12mm Spacer.jpg lol..
     

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