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Bling on my TB. This gotta be the coolest/easy free mod eva!

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    Bling on my TB. This gotta be the coolest/easy free mod eva!

    I finished mine today. P&P TB 4TW!


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    Nice job. How long did it take? Are you going to fill in that 'pocket' any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Nice job. How long did it take? Are you going to fill in that 'pocket' any?
    No documented gains filling the pocket so I'll leave it. It took me a day and a half but only because I used a battery powered dremel. It could've only took me probably just 3 hours or so if I had the "right" dremel.

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    Does anyone know how important it is to fill in that pocket. Im gonna p&p my TB tommrow and it seems like filling that in would help alot. But alot of people say their is no gains.

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    I didn't fill the pocket

    I didn't fill the pocket. I was more than a bit worried that the epoxy would some out in time. "Basic metallurgy principle"...Nothing except metal will adhere to metal permanently and anything else over time (however long) will work free.

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    ive heard of issues with the epoxy getting loose and falling apart. im sure you'd be fine w/o it.

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    Someone help me out here... what exactly was done to the TB? Was there a gain?
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    there normally is a gain from porting the TB. what he did was removed a few millimeters of surface area from the inside of the TB to make the opening bigger to allow more air to pass.

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    Here are some more pictures: I've taken the TB out again to smooth out more the imperfections and polished everything that looked dull.





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    BTW, I took it out for the third time for smooth more of the transitions and of course polished it some more.

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    Looks Good

    Looks ready nice and smooth. Should work well for you.

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    Looks really good, I wouldnt fill it in cause their was a thread where the stuff the guy filled the hole with got sucked into his intake runner.

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    DID you remember to grind the bumpstop.....and i ve been told that when porting you should leave the metal rough as it atomizes the air better....but wouldnt that be pointless for a fuel injection car since only air is passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unnatural aspirations View Post
    DID you remember to grind the bumpstop.....and i ve been told that when porting you should leave the metal rough as it atomizes the air better....but wouldnt that be pointless for a fuel injection car since only air is passing.
    I've read that from a mag that when porting it should be not smooth but layered but it was pertaining to heads. Reason was the air will flow more smoothly w/ layered port as the roughness will act as an air buffer between the metal and the air flow.

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    i ported my maf and t/b leaving it rough but well ported

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    How much proting do you guys do on the b ackside of the tb. I did hardley any, but theirs alot of metal their to port.

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    Porting you tb should only be done on the front to make it true 78 mm tb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK02TA View Post
    Pics dont work
    Just click on my cardomain page. It's on page 2. Cardomain is having some issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ninobrn99 View Post
    there normally is a gain from porting the TB. what he did was removed a few millimeters of surface area from the inside of the TB to make the opening bigger to allow more air to pass.
    What kind of gains were achieved doing this? Was it HP or gas mileage? Do you think you picked up 2, 3, 5, 10HP from doing this or 1-2 MPG? It looks good, but it looks too good for something that can't be seen when it's installed and especially if you don't gain anything.

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