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 Post subject: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:58 am 
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Hey,
Can anyone tell me if there is any US model fords that run the same throttle body as The BA Boss engines. I want to buy a throttle body spacer but dont want to pay the ridiculous prices here. you can pick them up off E.bay in the US real cheap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:42 pm 
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I probably wouldn't bother mate, gains if any would be FA

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:26 pm 
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yeah, don't waste any of your money on a throttle spacer.

I've tried one, was worth nothing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:55 am 
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Yeah I dont see how a spacer could give you any more power. I Rang Herrod and asked about it and they said that adding the spacer helps to make the engine easier to tune. No extra rwkw. I just wonder if they do anything at all or just a gimmick. Is there anyone out there that has researched this before. What about phenolic spacers do they do anything as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Yeah I dont see how a spacer could give you any more power. I Rang Herrod and asked about it and they said that adding the spacer helps to make the engine easier to tune. No extra rwkw. I just wonder if they do anything at all or just a gimmick. Is there anyone out there that has researched this before. What about phenolic spacers do they do anything as well.


I wouldn't bother with a phenolic spacer either. Keep the whole engine cooler, but running a cooler thermostat.

It's not like a Windsor where they run coolant through the intake manifold. The BOSS keeps the coolant seperate, and with high air flow, it doesn't get a chance to heat up much if any.

What mods do you have so far?
Best things to do first...

- CAI (BluePower airbox)
- Exhaust (DiFilipo 'Bog Boy' headers/cats/3" system)
- Tune to tie it all together.

then
- Oil pump upgrade
- Underdrive pulleys/balancer
- cams?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:53 pm 
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wouldn't worry about cams, cost not worth the gains, $6-$7k to make 20+ rwkw ???

save your money & do it once & make the power that your chasing a 290 motor with a s/c will get around the 400rwkw mark a 260 motor you will see around the 360rwkw mark & only with 8-9psi boost

& a credit to Chris as he would of spent countless hours datalogging & adjusting his tunes in getting 290rwkw & thats about all your going to get unopened

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Joe,

Cams for the BOSSes have come down in price, and have improved. Looking 2-3k installed now, and they do get some good improvements - still no good on XR8's (they lack the static CR to be effective), but on 290's etc. are now a good option to get to the 300rwkw+ mark.

Crow's GTP and GTPX cams are showing good gains.
Herrod is doing some custom grinds, to be released in the near future.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:44 am 
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funny that as he was a big avicate of not going down that path...?? & for that price are these cams billet, as when I enquired about this the cost of the cams where much dearer than $3k
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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Yeah, I guess Rob has some new ideas on the cam profiles.

Dunno what you get for your money, they haven't released any details yet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA GT Throttle body spacer
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:44 am 
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Hope this helps

http://www.herrodmotorsport.com.au/Herr ... fault.aspx

http://www.herrodmotorsport.com.au/Port ... shafts.pdf


I was looking at getting these for my 07 BF XR8, but my Herrod dealer here in Darwin reckons there's not really much point, not sure why....

 

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