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This is a discussion on throttle body kit help! please within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; looking to put a throttle body kit for my 1997 pontiac firebid v6 but cant find it anywhere??!!?!? will a ...

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    throttle body kit help! please

    looking to put a throttle body kit for my 1997 pontiac firebid v6 but cant find it anywhere??!!?!?


    will a 1997-2003 Grand Prix GTP
    - 1997-current Regal GS

    throttle body kit fit a 1997 pontiac firebird??? 3.8L (v6) thanks

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    i know the GTP shouldn't work, its a front wheel drive set-up, ours is rear. different intake prob equals diff TB

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    SLP's MAF can be modded to fit both the GTP and V6 F-bodies. I will try and find the link to where you can get the adapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanandybob View Post
    SLP's MAF can be modded to fit both the GTP and V6 F-bodies. I will try and find the link to where you can get the adapter
    thanks let me know when u do

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    A bigger TB isn't going to help much. It's the iron heads and poorly designed intake that chokes your engine at 5500rpm (much like the TPI's did).
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    Agreed first you should be concerned about P&P heads along with UIM & your LIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanandybob View Post
    Agreed first you should be concerned about P&P heads along with UIM & your LIM
    thanks, how much is it to fix it/buy a new one?

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    I have the supercharger and throttle body off of a supercharged 3.8 pontiac grand prix sitting on the shelf in my garage. if you pay the shipping from mercersburg PA, I'll give it to you if you want it. I shipped a box4 times the size of the tb last week via UPS and it only cost $8. let me know if you want it

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    ^That requires some decent modification to get that to work, and this guy isnt ready for that anyways^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanandybob View Post
    ^That requires some decent modification to get that to work, and this guy isnt ready for that anyways^
    you shouldnt have said anything

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    I looked at the tb i have for the supercharger and it is completely different

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    do you still have that supercharger and will it work on a 3.8 series 2

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    will that supercharger work on a 02 camaro? if so could i buy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.8maro View Post
    will that supercharger work on a 02 camaro? if so could i buy it
    i think it will fit but not sure. I got the supercharger for a project i'm doing and still need it... but if you go on Ebay you can pick one up for around $100 all day, if you get one out of a junk yard you could get all the wiring and computer too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    I have the supercharger and throttle body off of a supercharged 3.8 pontiac grand prix sitting on the shelf in my garage. if you pay the shipping from mercersburg PA, I'll give it to you if you want it. I shipped a box4 times the size of the tb last week via UPS and it only cost $8. let me know if you want it

    will this fit a 1997 pontiac firebird v6? if so i am interested how much are you looking to sell it for

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd1666 View Post
    will this fit a 1997 pontiac firebird v6? if so i am interested how much are you looking to sell it for
    dude, i dont think you understand, our cars a rear wheel drive, the throttle body sticks off the front of the intake manifold, toward the front of the car. a grand am is a front wheel drive car, the motor sits sideways, with the supercharger, the pully faces foward of the motor, towards the wheel. the throttle body fits onto the backside, facing the opposite wheel. pulley one way, Tb the other

    This means that if you take the supercharger(which replaces the intake manifold) from a grand am, and scab it onto your forward facing 3.8, the front of the supercharger will be sticking out towards the front of your car.

    this all sounds fine and dandy, assuming the pulley lines up. but now your TB will be sticking out the back of the block....facing the firewall, up under the dash....you spend the time and money fixing that little plumbing issue, and you might as well buy an LS1.


    on top of all that, what kind of pressure does a factory SC push, 3 or 4 lbs? your standard Eatons run 9lbs, and ive seen them overdriven to 18 pretty easy

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    wat if you have an 02 thats fuel injected wouldnt a supercharger work if you just hooked it on top besides those eatons cost shit tons of money and the factory scs are just laying around in junk yards cause they made a million

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    if you put on a factory supercharger you would have to replace the computer 2? couldnt you just add the software to a current computer or change it so its set up to run the gtp settings?

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    fuel injection has nothing to do with it as far as i know, in the sense of whether its carbed or TB'ed, youll prob need to push more fuel, but whats it going to hook on top of? the motor? but anyway, you would probably need the computer out of a GTP, used will cost a few hundred bucks form a junkyard, if youre lucky, prob close to a grand new

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    fuck that ur right id be lots cheaper to get an ls1

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