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Old 01-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Rebuilt throttle body or new one?

I want to buy an upgraded throttle body - the Vmax or one like it.

My question - is a rebuilt one as good as a new one? I don't mind paying extra for a new one, so cost is not a factor. I just wonder whether the rebuilt one would be reliable as a new one.

I know if I were replacing a stock part on the car, I would always opt for the new part over the rebuilt one.

Thoughts? Opinions? Experience?

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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I don't believe you'll get a rebuilt. I think what happens is say I send my stock one in. They send me a ported one already done. In the meantime they port mine and stock it. Then comes along you who sends in the sticker and gets mine back. Does that make sense? It's not rebuilt, just not brand new and no need to worry about it. With these great companies any problems and they will send you another. They are all still new and plug and play so you should never have an issue.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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I bought a Vmax throttle body and was not satisfied so I sent them the original throttle body that came with my car and they ported it then sent it back. I wrote down my serial number before I sent it and I got the same one back.

I was pleased as punch with the one they sent back. Since most of the people who complain about them own an L99 like I do, I have a theory that either the stock throttle body on L99 is faster or the computer needs to be reset when you put a throttle body on that came from an LS3. They have the same part number as far as I know but it might get a different program when its going into a LS3. I have nothing to base this on, its just a theory and maybe not a good one.

What I can tell you is if you don't like the Vmax throttle body they will refund your money or port your throttle body and send it back. It's a no lose situation.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Thats correct. The weak MAF is usually what ant issue comes to as the VMaxx improves the flow so well, but we stand behind all.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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So if I wanted my own TB ported, who does that? Do you sent it to V-Max or one of the vendors? And what would be the turnaround for that?
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