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Old 08-27-2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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Does anybody make a T-Body spacer like the airaid ones for other engines? Also, would this make a difference in my engine? I havea 03 2.5RS with little to no mods.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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Paranoid, Are you after an Amazing Tornado like effect or insulation from heat or what's on your mind,,,?
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:45 PM   #3
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The intake runners in the manifold are already plenty long. The extra inch or so you could extend the TB back towards the firewall will gain you nothing.

May be referring to the old Chebby trick of putting a riser under your carb to gain a bit of torque or help out an overcarbed engine.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:50 PM   #4
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no Amazing Tornado , no crap like that, i was just thinking of something like a heat spacer and something to make the intake runner a little longer. But as state above, they are already long. just ideas...
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:17 PM   #5
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The spacer trick was to help the air & fuel mix better. You only have air going through your manifold.

The heat issue, do the TB bypass mod if you're that concerned about heat. It will make much more difference then a spacer.....especially if you do get a spacer and don't do the TB bypass
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:34 PM   #6
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well, come and join us at the phenolic spacer party, just a few threads down...
... you will likely have what you're looking for soon.... the rest of us are trying to source similar spacers for the EJ25.
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yeah. it won;t help to isolate the TB if oyu still have super-hot coolant coursing through it. it will actually make things worse since it can't bleed heat into the manifold. just do the TB bypass. at that point the manifold is heating things up more htan the TB.

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Old 08-28-2003, 10:24 AM   #8
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Yea, i already did the T-body bypass mod a few months ago (living in San Diego, i didnt think i would need all the hot coolent going into the tbody) So, would doing this help any?
Oh, if i had one made, would i just have one that matches a tbody gasket, ie, just trace out the gasket?
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Hey Igg: very good point. Say, would you like some phenolic spacers for your beast if and when they're available ?
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Hmmm,

Hondata gaskets for the intake AND throttle body.....
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:31 PM   #11
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Hey Igg: very good point. Say, would you like some phenolic spacers for your beast if and when they're available ?
sure. I'm alwaysin the market for this or that. depends onthe price certainly. I'm poor and/or cheap

rokket - once you isolate the intake manifold, there's nothing to bleed heat into the TB. any heat the TB acquires form engine bay air will bleed into the intake manifold making act much like a heat sink. our engines just don't have much of a need for that kind of spacer. if there are gains to be gotten they are minimal.

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I think he bought one off rs25.com
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:51 PM   #14
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The area where a phenolic spacer would probably work best on these cars is between the engine and the intake manifold rather than between the manifold and the throttle body.

In the past I've always just made my own, since they're not that difficult. Just trace your intake manifold gaskets onto some teflon skived sheeting in 1/8" thickness and you should be all set to cut and install (remember 1/8" longer mounting bolts however).

I've used this stuff in the past to great effect.

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