Questions on 3.0L V6 READ ME Intake Throttle Body Diamater Question

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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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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...
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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[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?

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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