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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:55 pm 
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Does anyone have any idea how much an improvement in airflow will be if you were to use a bigger throttle body say 85-90mm? CAPA charge $595 for one which to me seems quite pricey, but then again I don't rerally know.
Seems I'm better off going a lumpier cam

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:00 pm 
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AFAIK for a moderately standard engine the factory one flows more than fine... spend you money else where.
cam, 3.45 LSD diff??? 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:00 pm 
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thats massive! :shock: theres no way you'd be needing anything anywhere near that big! def go a cam!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:13 pm 
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As above

An engine is only as good as the biggest restriction, not the biggest part. You need a big cam and headwork before you need to start thinking about the throttle body. Even then the benefits are debatable.

The cheapest way to get a bigger throttle body is to have your current TB ported and polished. This can still cost anywhere up to $200.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:29 pm 
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Cheers for that.
One of my mates keeps trying to convince me that the throttle body is the way to go, but I'd really prefer the cam right now.

 

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