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Old 05-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Question about VMAX Throttle Body

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So today, i was going to buy the throttle body but I came out with a problem.

let me explain: the whole price of it is 350, but they refund you 200 if you send your throttle body back, but I have a big issue and is that I live in Colombia and sending it back would take lots of days, not to say weeks and I remember reading (don't remember were) that the time limit is 7 days.

Would there be any problem if due to the long distance, it takes more time arriving there? I want this mod so bad and don't want this to be a stepback.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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You would need to discuss your situation with the vendor you purchase from and find out their specific policy, and if they would grant you some leeway on the time frame.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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There's also the option of buying a new stock TB (80$) and sending it in (keeping yours) and waiving the core charge like i did.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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Talk to the vendor. It should be easily arranged. Try ApexChase.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Don't forget about all your shipping costs (they can add up...at least I like to take that into consideration in price, anyway).
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #6
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There's also the option of buying a new stock TB (80$) and sending it in (keeping yours) and waiving the core charge like i did.
Your best bet would be to get with a vendor and explain your situation. Once you got that down check out some online places like Parts taxi to find a Stock Throttle body and have it shipped to the vendor of choice. That would supplement the core charge and actually be cheaper than paying the 200 they would charge if you kept yours. And then once your receive your ported one you can keep your stock one just in case.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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There's also the option of buying a new stock TB (80$) and sending it in (keeping yours) and waiving the core charge like i did.
Where are you getting OEM cores for that price ?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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We can set you up with a core also, we have some GM dealer hookups for the GM brand new ones.

But as Phil said, where's the $80 cores (We can save on shipping Phil, and send them all to one place LOL)
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Ok it didn't let me show my cart but if you do search for throttle body inside 2010 v6 Camaro for throttle body, it'll show up for 82$
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Ya I see cores on ebay for under $100 all the time. I know one guy bought a core, sent it straight to apex chase then out of the country. It's not cheap, but its not crazy.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #12
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Ok it didn't let me show my cart but if you do search for throttle body inside 2010 v6 Camaro for throttle body, it'll show up for 82$
$122.79 there for the LFX TB. Wonder why it's $40 more? Did they change it? I thought they were all the same...

EDIT: Ahh, I see now. Under the description there's a dropdown menu that shows the $82 one for the 2010's is a "wholesaler closeout." If you select the "regular inventory" option, it's $142.
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$122.79 there for the LFX TB. Wonder why it's $40 more? Did they change it? I thought they were all the same...

EDIT: Ahh, I see now. Under the description there's a dropdown menu that shows the $82 one for the 2010's is a "wholesaler closeout." If you select the "regular inventory" option, it's $142.
2012+ Throttle Bodies are different than the 2010-11's.

Thanks for the information guys, $82 is a superb price.
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Becareful what you buy. Those are cheaper private label cores not GM OEM cores even though on top says "acdelco part number". You do see these as "replacement parts" on Ebay but they are not GM OEM cores.

I dont accept those in for OEM core trades or have them ported and send them out to you guys for usage. That's why I tell guys it has to be an GM OEM core. Its not worth the "misunderstanding" later.

Now if you buy one of those cores and wanted that throttle body ported, it can done, but it just takes a little longer.


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Old 05-21-2013, 10:35 AM   #15
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Hi

So today, i was going to buy the throttle body but I came out with a problem.

let me explain: the whole price of it is 350, but they refund you 200 if you send your throttle body back, but I have a big issue and is that I live in Colombia and sending it back would take lots of days, not to say weeks and I remember reading (don't remember were) that the time limit is 7 days.

Would there be any problem if due to the long distance, it takes more time arriving there? I want this mod so bad and don't want this to be a stepback.

thanks!
I'll tell you right now, buy a ported throttlebody right out and do not send in your core as you risk chancing having no throttlebody for two months.

I live in Canada and its now been well over two months and I still have not received my throttlebody and my car has been sitting on my driveway all spring not even used once.
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I'll tell you right now, buy a ported throttlebody right out and do not send in your core as you risk chancing having no throttlebody for two months.

I live in Canada and its now been well over two months and I still have not received my throttlebody and my car has been sitting on my driveway all spring not even used once.

Canada usually takes maybe a day or two more in shipping time. There is no reason why you should not have your TB back. With specific cores that a customer wants ported (Not a swap), sometimes it does take a week or two for VMax to make his next production run. However, I have numerous client's send in swap cores and the day we receive the core, we send out the swap TB as long as we have stock.

I would check with your vendor on this. This is not a normal occurrence with Vmax.
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I'll tell you right now, buy a ported throttlebody right out and do not send in your core as you risk chancing having no throttlebody for two months.

I live in Canada and its now been well over two months and I still have not received my throttlebody and my car has been sitting on my driveway all spring not even used once.
Holy cow!

I'd be raising HELL. Have you been in contact with the vendor? If not...stay on top of them. Keep reminding them. Don't just assuming anything. No reason in the world why it should be taking that long. By now I'd have already purchased a different TB just so I could drive the damn car.
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I would take your time on getting the throttle body, I know APEX is out of them. I bought mine last Wednesday and finally emailed them yesterday wondering why it hasn't been shipped out yet. I was told it would be another two weeks before they would be shipped out. Good thing I didn't send my core in first.
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Sometimes it is hard to keep stock on them since they sell like hot cakes. I have ALL LLT, LFX, and LS3 TB's all on shelf currently.
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Actually I just got an email after typing that post saying it has just been shipped out. From what I heard they are worth the wait anyway, and I understand why they sale out so fast.
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Actually I just got an email after typing that post saying it has just been shipped out. From what I heard they are worth the wait anyway, and I understand why they sale out so fast.

100% worth the wait, yes.
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Matt is right, they are hard to keep in stock. And it seems they go in surges. We will sell a ton LLT's for weeks, then nothing but LFX's. We have plenty of LLT TB's right now, but LFX's are running scarce.

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And it seems they go in surges. We will sell a ton LLT's for weeks, then nothing but LFX's. We have plenty of LLT TB's right now, but LFX's are running scarce.
Aint that the truth lol

I just picked up 5 more LLTs and 5 more LFXs OEM cores from my local dealership just to keep up the pace.

I have 20 LS3 / L99 and 5 LSA.

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #24
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So if I buy a core myself and send that core in that is the same one I will be getting back but it will be ported right?
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So if I buy a core myself and send that core in that is the same one I will be getting back but it will be ported right?

Yep!
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