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Old 05-20-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up So I Ported the Throttle Body...

I bought a second throttle body for my SVT from a fellow member here and ported it myself. Definitely a worthwhile modification. There is no power gain, but step-off is noticeably improved compared to stock. Next will be a custom throttle plate from my buddy in the machine shop. Overall, I think this is a much better deal than paying $250 for a new throttle body.

On another note, the soft rubber bushing that once held my AEM intake to the radiator support has gone AWOL. I thought for a while that I was developing the tranny rattle but apparently my intake is the culprit. The lower portion of the tube is just flapping around down there. Anybody else here have that problem? What did you do to fix it?


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Old 05-20-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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Save your time and money with the throttle plate, not worth it. Congrats on the tb though, it feels alot like the pricier FC piece.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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I hope this works... First time I'm posting a pic here.

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Old 05-21-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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yea i actually broke my mount once...i did make up a little fix for it though. take a bicycle tube and cut a 5 inch section or so out of it
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whoops just hit enter...ok so thne you take the tube and fold it over on itself so you get a ncie little square of rubber...tape that up with electtrical tape all around like youre wrapping it...then, take a drill and drill a hole through it...next get a stainless bolt and put it up through the car, then the makeshift 'bushing', then the intake clip...then bolt it on...dont tighten it too mcuh, you want some flex in it. hope it helps! beats buying one
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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For right now I have it bolted in with a long bolt, stack of washers, and a nylon lock-nut. I'm going to call AEM Monday for a new one. If they won't send me one then I guess I'll go order a HIA intake. At least I know the manufacturer will stand behind that product. I think I'll be ok for now due to my firm mount... Engine doesn't rock too terribly.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:46 PM   #7
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You could probably pick up a ruber bushing/washer at ant parts store for pocket change but the inertube like Mike said would probably have better ruber in it.
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