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Adam
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6/23/2005
00:49:47

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Ok I just bought a V8 TB for $61 (including shipping). I wish I coulda found one a little cheaper but the only place here wanted $100 so I as far as I'm concerned it's a good deal. Does the cable always have to be changed or did they use the same post on some of the V6's as V8's? And if I do have to replace it about how much is it gonna cost? One more question I plan on getting a CAI soon and I'm just wondering about how much HP I can expect from both mods.

'00 CC Sport 4x4 3.9 Tow Package



Jason52
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6/23/2005
02:00:16

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the cable does have to be changed out but its really easy.... the hardest part is clipping it to the gas ped. i think if you got one from a 93 318 the still have the ball on it but the others have the slider. as far as hp im not really sure its kinda hard to calculate.. for me it wasnt an extreme diff cause i had a ported one and switched to a v8 but i get better air on the v8. it also sounds better and a new cable tightens up your gas ped. so throttle response kicks in as well. all i can say is dont bother with the s-bolt use ur old throttle body bolt cause a s bolt done incorreclty can allow for a loose housing and bad air plus youll make a hissing noise...



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6/23/2005
06:46:20

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Only you know if it needs to be changed. It all depends on which year tb you have and which one you purchased.

It's often easier to modify and swap the throttle shaft that you have. It's cheaper too.



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6/23/2005
17:31:34

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The cable from the stealership is about 37.00 dollars, I just bought one last week.



Chris
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6/24/2005
00:40:40

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It doesnt always have to be changed. I have a 95 dak 3.9 and got a tb from a ram 1500. The connection was the same.



Craig
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6/24/2005
23:05:33

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You can change the slide type to a ball connector on the throttle body it is a simple swap cost about a buck at napa



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6/25/2005
07:03:55

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"You can change the slide type to a ball connector on the throttle body it is a simple swap cost about a buck at napa"

Care to expand on that statement a little bit, Craig? Are you replacing the cable end or replacing the stud on the tb linkage? The stud is pressed and riveted in place. The disk style stud can be replaced with a ball stud but it's not "simple."

I'm sure everyone would be interested in the details of your "simple" fix including a part number/name and maybe a pic or two.



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6/26/2005
15:56:38

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Yea I'd like to see that. Anything helps, still haven't gottent the TB yet but if there's a way that I don't have to spend $40 on a cable that'd be real nice. If not I guess I'm gonna have to.

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6/26/2005
23:22:36

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I got lucky when i bought mine, i bought a 93 and all i spent was 40 for the tb and 1 dollar for the gasget and she was done. except this year i had to redo my kickdown cable that plastic end snapped on mine so i made my own aluminum end :)



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6/28/2005
23:19:18

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I REPLACED THE SLIDE ON THE THROTTLE BODY BY HEATING IT UP KNOCKED IT OUT--USED A BALL STUD FROM AN OLD CARTER CARB I HAD LAYING AROUND--OLD SCHOOL- TOOK ABOUT 15 MIN TO CHANGE



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6/29/2005
06:46:08

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But, Craig, what about the part that you claimed to have bought from "napa?"

Gee, it would take me more than 15 minutes just get the tools together, but then I'm not that good.

Help me out here. Since the stud is pressed in and riveted on the back side, why would you heat it up? Was the stud from the "old Carter carb" screwed in or pressed in? Did you just heat that up and "knock" it off to? If it was a screw in stud, what size did you have to tap the other hole and did it just happen to be the right tap drill size?

15 minutes? Are you the same guy that could change his thermostat in just 5 minutes? I guess I'm just getting slow.

Anyone know where I put that BS flag?



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