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Old 06-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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VMAX Ported TB thoughts

So yesterday I got my VMAX ported TB from Tampa Tuning! Major props to Phil from Tampa Tuning, I paid for this on 5/27 it was at my front door by 5/29. Awesome service and communication.
I wanted to offer my thoughts on the VMAX for anyone who is considering this purchase. The installation was really a piece of cake. Here are the steps I took
1: Remove the intake pipe and disconnect the MAF sensor
2: Remove the disconnect the throttle body sensor
3: Using a 10mm socket remove all four screws that hold the throttle body in place
4: remove throttle body, cover opening
5: Place new throttle body in place and repeat steps 3-1 in reverse order.
Took me literally 10 minutes and that’s because I was rooting around for the right socket in my tool box lol. No engine codes, perfect start up and driving. Here are my initial impressions as my car is not modified extensively to completely take advantage of this modification. During normal driving there is really no difference in my opinion, however the intake sound is much more pronounced now. At WOT you can feel a difference for sure, I took her out shortly after and put her through the bottom end of 3rd gear and could feel a difference. I have not had my car to the track nor dyno yet so i cant give you exact gains, but those are going to be done in the near future.
Anyways I just wanted to write up a short overview of the throttle body and my experience so far.
For the money ($150 after core charge), it is a worthwhile purchase in my eyes.

Old and new TB
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Phil generally has the most in stock as he has invested in more cores than any other I know of.

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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Have one on my car and same experience, a great and easy modification.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #4

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I agree....totally feel the difference in response.

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Old 06-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #5

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Originally Posted by GYac View Post
Old and new TB
And.... at least there is now one thing under your hood that doesn't need cleaning (yet).

Seriously - this is a great mod. Going to get one soon myself.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #6

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Originally Posted by SC2150 View Post
Phil generally has the most in stock as he has invested in more cores than any other I know of.

+1 for Phil @ Tampa Tuning!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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Vmax ported throttle bodies from Tampa Tuning

Thanks for the business guys!

Enjoy the Camaro more now,

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Old 07-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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Just installed mine... every bit as easy as you said... 10-15 minutes... now when I head to work I'll put it through it's paces...
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