A proven waste of money Kijowski. I know a lot of guys want to do something to mod their vehicle and improve the performance. When I had my Mustangs this was of course very common as a lot of guys want to mod their Mustang and make it perform better. Throttle body spacers were a popular seller because the reality is that most owners who want to mod their vehicle don't really have the money it takes to really mod a vehicle and make an actual improvement in performance. As a result things like throttle body spaces and cold air kits are popular sellers because they are something that most guys can easily afford and install but the reality is that they do nothing for your vehicles performance. Modern engines are actually designed to give you really good performance right out of the box. I'm old enough to remember when 300 horsepower was a huge deal and that wasn't that long ago. A 300 hp V6 was unheard of in a run of the mill car or truck. Now it is common place. A lot of this has to do with the advent of computers in modern vehicles that can get peak performance along a much wider spectrum of a vehicles power band thanks to things like VVT and direct injection and so forth. The reality is that if you want to see real and actual gains in performance from your V6 you're going to have to look at things like superchargers, turbo chargers, racing heads, racing internals and so forth. These are all high dollar modifications that will easily set you back thousands of dollars but the reality is that it is the only way to get real and substantial gains on your stock engine. My advice to you if you don't have that kind of extra cash to spend is to just enjoy the truck as it is. Not that long ago a V6 powered S10 pickup didn't even break 200 hp with a larger engine than you have. You're getting just over 300 hp. Trust me, that's good. My advice is don't waste your money on the gimmick mods. If just adding a throttle body spacer could get you better performance from your truck than GM would do it at the factory because it's so cheap and easy to add.
Last edited by MolonLabe; 10-22-2016 at 03:43 AM.