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This is a discussion on TB bypass legit?? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i was looking through the ebay auctions for some ideas on parts and i ran across this TB bypass. was ...

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    TB bypass legit??

    i was looking through the ebay auctions for some ideas on parts and i ran across this TB bypass. was just wodnering if this is legit and if anyone has done this and liked it?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-02...temZ4649334510

    Also i ran across the shift kit eleminator. was wondering if this was legit as well and if it works good. does it harm the car at all?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-02...temZ8074343238

    Thanks for the help i just got my ws6 the other day and dont know much

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    Just looked at the skip shift one. While it will work, I don't like paying $10 for a 2 cent resistor.
    There are 3 options for skip shift. Leave it, have it turned off by a tuner, or get the resistor type plug. I got the plug but wish I would have just gotten it turned off.
    I got the plug version though. Not just a resistor.

    On the TB bypass....
    It works. Sorta. Power gains are very minimal.
    If your car is a daily driver and gets ran in a cold climate, I wouldn't do it. The warm coolant flows through the TB to make sure it doesn't freeze. Just a GM piece of engineering.
    I have done it myself. I didn't feel like making it myself (which is cheaper and pretty easy) so I ordered the kit from Pace Performance for $12 or whatever.
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    Thanks much for the feed back, I live in northern california, do u think i will be ok if i do the TB bypass? if its gonna harm my car i would rather not put it on. thanks again for the help

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    Everyday driver??
    How cold does it get?
    Most likely will be okay. Won't feel a difference though like that auction mentioned. The only thing you gain is a slightly cooler air charge. Not enough to make much of a difference.

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    ya its my everyday driver, i think in cali it gets to about 40 degrees or so on average

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    also i know this is a bit off topic heh but i didnt want to make another thread, i have the cut out before the muffler on my car and i was wondering if i lost any hp or torque from using that function

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    Probably a little power in the lower RPM's. But it should have picked up power in the upper RPM's.

    TB bypass should be fine. Does it often drop into freezing temps in the winter??

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    nope, i dont think it does. and if it happens, its very rare.

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