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Old 02-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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PORTED THROTTLEBODY QUESTION

Shopping around,

JDP offers a "New" and "Used" PTB there the only site out there with this option. The "NEW" PTB also comes with a $$$ premimum charge.

My question is when I order from other Vendors that do not offer "NEW vs USED" are they really NEW PTB or Refurbished Cores other customers returned.

Is there a benefit of having a New vs Used
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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Shopping around,

Refurbished Cores other customers returned.

Is there a benefit of having a New vs Used
Most likely this. No benefit, all they do is machine the hole bigger on the returned cores.
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Generally they are going to be refurbished cores.
VMAX uses CNC to machine out their TB's, which yields incredibly consistent results.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Sorry for being a DUNCE but Maybe Im missing something, So who is actually refurbishing the Core units JDP or VMAX.

Exzample: I order a NEW unit JDP ships becuase there a VMAX Vendor

I order a Used unit its a core sent back to JDP

Who actually refurbishes the cores JDP or VMAX?
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #5
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What kind of performance gain do you get from these? Maybe 5hp? Quicker throttle response?
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:23 AM   #6
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What kind of performance gain do you get from these? Maybe 5hp? Quicker throttle response?
VMAX Motorsports CNC ported throttle bodies offer increased throttle response as well as HP/TQ gains through out the power band. We've seen 4-6 RWHP and Peak #'s up to 12 with this simple and inexpensive mod; for the money they can't be beat! These TB's don't require any tuning and the install is 15-20 minutes taking your time.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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I have one. Throttle response is obviously improved. Cheapest 6-10 rwhp you'll buy. Must have! Got mine from JDP. New unit.
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I have one. Throttle response is obviously improved. Cheapest 6-10 rwhp you'll buy. Must have! Got mine from JDP. New unit.
Out of curiosity, how much are these units?
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Out of curiosity, how much are these units?
Typically around $150, but usually there is also a $150 core charge that is refunded once you return your stock TB.

I know people on this thread are claiming 4-6 and up to 12 RWHP.
to them I say SHOW ME THE DYNO SHEET, otherwise you are being a silly person and speaking nonsense.
The ported TB will greatly improve throttle response, but I have yet to see any RWHP gain from this mod alone
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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Out of curiosity, how much are these units?
New is $275
Used is $150
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #11
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I have one. Throttle response is obviously improved. Cheapest 6-10 rwhp you'll buy. Must have!
Absolutely! VMax claims 12-16 RWHP gain without a tune - more with. Got mine through Apex Motorsports. Core charge deposit posted to my account 5 days after I sent the stock TB back. Super service. Super product. Well worth the $150.
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Typically around $150, but usually there is also a $150 core charge that is refunded once you return your stock TB.

I know people on this thread are claiming 4-6 and up to 12 RWHP.
to them I say SHOW ME THE DYNO SHEET, otherwise you are being a silly person and speaking nonsense.
The ported TB will greatly improve throttle response, but I have yet to see any RWHP gain from this mod alone
That is kind of where I was going after the "must have" comments. I know I am old school (because I am old), but I never saw anything that was externally bolted on to an engine that gave a worthwhile HP increase except nitrous, superchargers and turbos. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:50 AM   #13
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I just installed a VMAX over the weekend from Tampa Tuning. Its $150 + $200 core charge, $200 is returned when you send your TB to them so it actually only costs you $150 bucks. The one I bought looked new, no issues at all. I painted it and installed the next day in just a few mins. Noticeable throttle response and definately a good mod.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:51 AM   #14
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Typically around $150, but usually there is also a $150 core charge that is refunded once you return your stock TB.

I know people on this thread are claiming 4-6 and up to 12 RWHP.
to them I say SHOW ME THE DYNO SHEET, otherwise you are being a silly person and speaking nonsense.
The ported TB will greatly improve throttle response, but I have yet to see any RWHP gain from this mod alone
http://youtu.be/G-pUj4DdcbA

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