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Old 10-19-2020, 10:56 AM   #1
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Better throttle body for LS3

I'm looking for a better replacement for the stock LS3 throttle body.

My Camaro has only basic modes. CAI, long tubes, HF cats, axle back exhaust and tune.

I planned to buy Bo white stage 3 ported TB, but it didn't work out.

Which way to go now?

I've read older threads, but maybe newer and better things are available.

What do I expect ...?
Slight increase in power and better response to the accelerator pedal.

Even though I have a tune that has improved the delay, I am still not satisfied.

Thanks to everyone who can help with the selection.

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Old 10-19-2020, 11:31 AM   #2
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I've been told it's a total waste of money. :shrugs:
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:51 AM   #3
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Nah, I have had a VMAX ported TB on my 2011 Camaro SS since, well 2011!! It was 1 of the first mods I did. Didn't give me anymore power, but what it did do is get rid of the dead/dull spot I have right around 12-1300rpm's. Made the throttle response more quicker and no more dull spot. Also I had a K&N CAI on there before the TB change. In my book, well worth the money for me. Then after that in 2012 I did the LT's and a dyno tune with aftermarket exhaust.Hope this helps ya..
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:26 PM   #4
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Nah, I have had a VMAX ported TB on my 2011 Camaro SS since, well 2011!! It was 1 of the first mods I did. Didn't give me anymore power, but what it did do is get rid of the dead/dull spot I have right around 12-1300rpm's. Made the throttle response more quicker and no more dull spot. Also I had a K&N CAI on there before the TB change. In my book, well worth the money for me. Then after that in 2012 I did the LT's and a dyno tune with aftermarket exhaust.Hope this helps ya..

I read a lot of good about V-max.
But I found them available on their website.
Sold.

I was still thinking about Jannettyracing.

https://jannettyracing.com/products/...2015-camaro-v8
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:30 PM   #5
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I've been told it's a total waste of money. :shrugs:
I don't think it's a waste of money.
The throttle body themselves don't put much on the table.
But as part of several modes, it will be noticeable.
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:43 PM   #6
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Just get yours's ported.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:15 PM   #7
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Just get yours's ported.
I don't think the local tuners know exactly what they're doing.
And I don't really want to send TB overseas.
Many times it happened that the shipment was lost
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:20 PM   #8
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Katech sells them, no core required. They are a bit pricey though. I believe they offer international shipping, but not 100% sure.

https://store.katechengines.com/ls3l...body-p641.aspx
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:34 PM   #9
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Katech sells them, no core required. They are a bit pricey though. I believe they offer international shipping, but not 100% sure.

https://store.katechengines.com/ls3l...body-p641.aspx

I hear about Katech for the first time.
What is meant by no core required?
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:40 PM   #10
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I hear about Katech for the first time.
What is meant by no core required?

Core would be sending the OEM one back or paying additional.



https://www.liveabout.com/core-charg...o-parts-281542
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:51 PM   #11
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I hear about Katech for the first time.
What is meant by no core required?
You don't need to send them your throttle body. They sell you a new ported unit.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:54 PM   #12
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Core would be sending the OEM one back or paying additional.



https://www.liveabout.com/core-charg...o-parts-281542

I already understand that. Thank you for the explanation
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Old 10-19-2020, 03:15 PM   #13
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Yea I gotta say though, for the little money it cost, it was one of the best "little" mods I have done that actually made a big difference in my throttle response, night and day.. When I did mine they sent me one and when I got it and installed it and sent mine back got a 150 buck core charge refund, so I think it ended up costing about 150 bucks!!! Worth it..
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Old 10-19-2020, 03:59 PM   #14
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Katech sells them, no core required. They are a bit pricey though. I believe they offer international shipping, but not 100% sure.

https://store.katechengines.com/ls3l...body-p641.aspx
So they offer international shipping.
But with all taxes is $933

I envy you so much, that you don't have to pay such nonsense
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