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Hi all, I'm new here but really like my Fusion, I sold my 03 eclipse gt and one of my mustang gt's and got the Fusion. I have since sent my tuner to Steeda fora Fusion tune, ordered their CAI and a magnaflow catback. My question is this

ONLINE It SAYS THE STOCK THROTTLE BODY is 60mm, DOES ANYONE KNOW THE SIZE OF THE ACTUAL INLET DIAMATER ON THE INTAKE? I wanted to send the unit to proflow if it can be opened up but not sure on the intake diameter, any links or help would be awesome!! Does anyone make headers for these yet?

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Anyone??? Those who have the steeda intake did you take a peek at the diameter of hte throttle body vs intake? Thanks!
 

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Try getting ahold of someone @ Steeda. While they did the R&D on the intake itself, im sure they came across that information. Altho, I doubt porting the TB will net you much of a gain.
 

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ummm, don't know if u got your steeda intake on yet,but if you havn't just thought I'd let ya know that the intake tube is that runs to the ETC module is the factory ones and the Steeda intake merely hops on it a hair before the MAF.
 

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been thinking of making a tbs myself. if i ever get around to it i will mic it all out and could post dimensions on the site.

have a bridgeport (milling machine) at work. easily do the job like a professional :)

and it would cost me nothing to make it except time spent...
 

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[quote author=nocherub link=topic=64493.msg1473737#msg1473737 date=1181397505]
been thinking of making a tbs myself. if i ever get around to it i will mic it all out and could post dimensions on the site.

have a bridgeport (milling machine) at work. easily do the job like a professional :)

and it would cost me nothing to make it except time spent...
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And, I would buy one from you sir. :D
 

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just started taking the throttle body out and was about done just had to remove two hoses at the bottom... turned out they were coolant hoses. they pump coolant threw the throttle body.

after that i stopped and put it back on i wouldnt even bother with a tbs there really is no point.

recirculates exhuast if im correct back into the incoming air, exhuast is alot hotter then engine temp so the coolant is used to cool it down, but its still keeps the incoming air quite warm and tbs wouldnt do much to help.

can remove the line that puts the exhuast in the incoming air but then it screws up the computer and the emmissions on the vehicle.

and it wouldnt make any sense to bypass the coolant...

also the clearance between the tb and positive battery cable is not much, the control for the throttle position would be very close to the positive battery cable with a decent size thickness tbs.

could port the inside of the tbs to run free-on thru it, and give it some fins all around to help keep it cool but that wouldnt be such a great idea... although ford was toying with something like that on the concept lightning truck they had few years back...

plus i dont have the stuff needed to do that would have to make a casting and what not like how the throttle body is made. and i dont think sand and foam in a bucket is gonna do the job very good.
 

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noche, have u seen the steeda throttle body spacer? I think these things are crocks of bull, know anyone who has tried one?
 

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[quote author=KaBooM link=topic=64493.msg1478857#msg1478857 date=1181604507]
noche, have u seen the steeda throttle body spacer? I think these things are crocks of bull, know anyone who has tried one?
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i have not seen one in person per say only the picture they have on there site, whether its the exact one for the fusion or not i do not know.

i know alot of these tbs makers talk about that whole swirl air thing, i think thats a bunch crap myself...

its not worth adding a tbs to new cars these days. every new car runs coolant thru the tb, and its there for a reason, automakers are not stupid they do know what they are doing. disconnecting things like that usually screws with something else with all these sensors and electronics cars have these days.

drive around your car with the gas cap not screwed on, that will cause your check engine light to come on.
 

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evap leak., tell me more. lol. I know what u mean. Might as well go out and spend the 30$ on the "Tornado" than 79.--- on an aluminum throttle body spacer.
 

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The coolant in the TB is to prevent icing. You should rememeber that the coolant is actually quite hot as it goes thoguh the TB. just about every SHO owner removes the TB coolant lines as it makes removing the intake easier. In theory it will drop the in coming air temp. If you are in a state that gets snow you might not want to remove it.
 

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I just installed steeda throttle body spacer, you don't disconnect any coolant lines or anything. Just 4 bolts and install spacer and gaskets. Kit comes with longer bolts to accomodate spacer.
 
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