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Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (11-18 GT)

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Features, Videos & Details

  • The Sound of Power... the “Whistle” Means Its Working!
  • Improves Throttle Response and Low End Torque
  • Improves Fuel Economy
  • Unique "Helix Bore" Design
  • Red Anodized Billet Aluminum
  • CARB EO Number: D-609-10 (2011-2014 Models Only)
  • Includes Hardware, Gasket & Instructions
  • Fits 2011-2018 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

What's going on guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm bringing you my review of the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer for all '11 to '16 GT Mustangs. This Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer for all '11 to '16 GT owners is a very affordable and an easy install part that'll give you a small bump in added power, and also in throttle response for your Coyote-powered GT without having to purchase a whole new throttle body. To jump right into the function of the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer, it's meant to provide added air support for the air going into the intake manifold. For those of you with the stock sized throttle body who might be interested in this spacer, in all honesty, you don't want to expect crazy power gains that are going to knock significant time off your quarter mile. Airaid does let us know, however, that you can expect a little bit of power gains as far as low end torque and low end throttle response, somewhere between the 800 and 2,500 RPM region. I want to touch on what the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is actually made of. This is where you get the idea of what it actually does. It's machined from high quality aircraft grade 6061 billet aluminum to resist corrosion and wear. It also comes in a red finish to give it some under the hood styling. Included in the kit is all the installation hardware that you need, so you can actually trash a lot of the old throttle body hardware that you have already. You'll notice that in the construction of the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer there's a very unique design in the center. This is the helix bore design, which is like threading, which acts as like a turbine, thrusting and rotating the air into the intake manifold. That's where you see the low end power and a small bump in throttle response. One of the other things I should mention about this design is when it's installed, you can actually hear a whistle sound coming from the throttle body, which is the sound of the air passing through the helix bore design. Airaid also tells us that this helps maximize fuel efficiency, which can actually save you money at the pump in the long run. Now this is another one of those cases where you don't want to expect crazy miles per gallon gains, but what you can expect is a superior atomized mixture of air to fuel ratio all the way to your combustion chamber. This in turn will help you save a little bit of money at the fuel pump. You'll notice that this throttle body spacer is not the only one that's out there. However, aside from the red anodized finish, this is the only throttle body spacer that we offer on our site that has a CARB EO number, which basically means it's 50 state legal. That's beneficial for you guys out there in strict emissions states like California. As far as the materials go, you'll notice that this Airaid Throttle Body Spacer comes in at the thickest of the site, which is about one inches thick, whereas the other ones come in at about three quarters of an inch thick. That little bit of extra thickness allows for more threading, which allows the air to go faster through the intake manifold. Price wise, you'll also notice that this is a little bit more expensive than the other options on the site, but not by much, coming in at the $130 mark. Installation for this spacer is extremely straightforward. You can get it done start to finish in just about an hour with an 8 millimeter, 10 millimeter socket, flat-head screwdriver, and at least a 3 inch extension for your ratchet. Installation for the Airaid Throttle Body Spacer is going to be about the same for the '11, the '14 and '15, '16 Mustangs. You're going to start with taking off the intake manifold cover, disconnecting the cold air intake and the three tubes that connect to the cold air intake, which might actually require the use of pliers. When you're removing the throttle body, you'll have to loosen the clamp on the coupler holding it to the cold air intake. Once that's off, you can use a 10 millimeter and a 3 inch extender ratchet to remove the 4 bolts that are holding the throttle body in place. Once you get those off, take the throttle body out and place it to the side, and discard the rest of those bolts, because the throttle body spacer comes with replacement hardware. Once you have the throttle body off for the installation of the new spacer, you'll put the washers over the bolts, the bolts through the throttle body, the gasket over the bolts, and then the spacer over the gasket, in that order. After making sure everything's lined up properly with the manifold, you'll want to tighten the 4 bolts with your fingers, and then the 10 millimeter socket. Remember to make sure all the plugs and tubes are back on the cold air intake when you're reconnecting that. And then you want to place the manifold cover back in place, reconnect the negative terminal on the battery, and you're good to go. With all said and done, you're looking at about one out of three wrenches on our difficulty scale, making it an extremely simple installation for anybody in their driveway. Now, I'll be the first to admit, you don't want to expect crazy gains in the way of horsepower and torque, but according to Airaid, you can definitely see some gains in throttle response and even fuel efficiency. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can pick yours up right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

More Power, Better Throttle Response. This easy to bolt-on Poweraid spacer from Airaid was developed to improve throttle response and to unleash the hidden low to mid range torque from your Mustang's engine, with tremendous torque gains seen between 800 to 2500 RPM.

Improve Fuel Economy. The Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer not only improves the power and performance of your Mustang, but with its unique “Helix Bore” design, it also maximizes fuel efficiency saving you money at the gas pump. The Helix Bore creates a spinning action to the incoming air to provide superior atomization of the air fuel mixture for better combustion.

Billet Aluminum Construction. CNC machined from the highest quality aircraft grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is anodized in a red finish for great under styling and includes all the necessary hardware and instructions for a simple straightforward installation.

CARB Certified. Best of all, this Airaid Throttle Body Spacer is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-10 for the 2011-2014 models.

Application. The Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is designed to fit 2011 to 2018 5.0L V8 GT Mustangs with a stock throttle body.

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Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Poweraid Spacer
  • (1) Fiber Gasket
  • (4) Bolts
  • (4) Flat Washers
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Easy to Install

This product was easy to install and I could feel the difference on the torque and could definitely hear the whistle. Not a dramatic difference, but happy overall

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5/5
best

2011 gt 5.0 have done lots of mods this took care of the low rpm hesitation took a chance and did not disappoint wood recommend to any one this does work thanks Airaid you did your homewor ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tune Needed? Would I need a New Tune with this item?

Hoven91

  • No tune required for the TB Spacer. Simply install and enjoy!

    LisaS

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just picked up the TB spacer and was wondering how much to torque down the 4 bolts that hold the TB and spacer to the Manifold?

ryanm

  • You will want to torque the 4 bolts down to factory spec, which is 89 lb-in!

    VincentV

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How thick is this piece ?

Corey

  • The Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is 1" thick.

    TerriB

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Hello, According to the video, this product has a CARB EO number. But it appears it only applies up to the 2014 Mustang GT, and doesn't address the 2015-2017 model years. Does this means it's not O.K. to install in a 2015-17 Mustang GT?

BradY

  • If you need a CARB EO number for inspection, this would not pass for the 2015-2017 models.

    JeffAM

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I have the AirAid MXP ColdAir intake on my '17 GT C/S. Will the Poweraid Throttle body spacer work with it?

BLURAYKING

  • Yes, the poweraid throttle body spacer will work with that cold air intake.

    AMjordan

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Will this fit with the BBK 85mm Throttle Body? (Item#: 389762)

Sonder

  • This will not be able to fit with the BBK 85mm throttle body as it is designed to be used with the stock size throttle body only.

    KevinD92

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Overall Rating 4.5

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 3.52459 3.5
  • Fit 4.868853 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 05, 2013

    Easy to Install

    This product was easy to install and I could feel the difference on the torque and could definitely hear the whistle. Not a dramatic difference, but happy overall

    Shelcobra21

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT San Diego, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 13, 2016

    best

    2011 gt 5.0 have done lots of mods this took care of the low rpm hesitation took a chance and did not disappoint wood recommend to any one this does work thanks Airaid you did your homework

    mustang50

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    July 17, 2016

    Spacer

    Great product. Didn't have to much trouble putting it on besides having to look very carful on what side to put the spacer on. Performance wise not huge gains just like stated but did see a difference in throttle response. Worth the money.

    benserg

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    July 14, 2016

    Noticeable!

    I paired this with an Airraid Cold Intake and the low end acceleration and throttle response was immediately noticeable!

    Silverfoxsoflo

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 13, 2016

    Throttle body spacer

    This was a very easy install. Installed this in conjunction with the AEM Brute Force cold air intake. Noticeable power increase and an average 2-3 mpg increase in fuel economy.

    Mustang

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2016

    Nice

    Easy install, sounds great! Can hear whistle from the setup, and very good response from the throttle.

    Myla

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2016

    Great part

    Easy to install only took a few minutes and well worth the money.

    Jjenks

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 15, 2015

    Easy Install, Great Performance Upgrade and Sounds Cool

    This is a high quality part, that was easy to install. It is an economical performance upgrade, improving throttle response at low RPM's. It also adds a "whistle" sound, that combined with my Coyote 5.0 w/ Borla cat back exhaust note is the perfect symphony. Have not tested the fuel economy claim, but it makes logical sense to me. The only problem is you cannot see this cool red part under the engine cover.

    G50T

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Grand Rapids, Mi

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  • 4/5

    September 22, 2016

    Pleasantly Surprised

    Like many others, I was skeptical about what kind of results this throttle body spacer would yield.For the money, the fit and finish is excellent. The anodized red color looks good between my JLT CF CAI and Boss 302 plenum I don't think there is an appreciable (if any) increase in horsepower. But there is a noticeable increase in throttle response. The engine does rev faster, requiring a little more attention to the tach to avoid hitting the rev limiter. I'm happy with this purchase.

    Stringtheory

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 20, 2016

    Great product

    Car seems louder, induction noise and whistle sounds great. I don't feel powergsins but I do feel that the power is a lot smoother now. Install took 10 minutes.

    Tyler5oh

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    Spacer

    No issues, Very simple installation, works as advertised.

    Geo

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2016

    That whistle!!

    Very easy to install only took me 15 min like advertised. I can't really tell if there is a gain at low RPMs if it is it's very small but the whistle noise is epic. If your a guy like me who needs to mod his car just for some fun get it if not save your money.

    Ghul

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 01, 2016

    Not as Described -- No Air Flow Indicator

    One of two Airaid products I ordered from AM and neither arrived as described. The Poweraid installation was simple aside from the fact that the spacer itself did not include the Poweraid or air flow arrow markings referenced online (both AM and Airaid website). It took some head-scratching but it appears to be installed correctly, not that I would ever know from reading the instructions. In retrospect I would have gone with a cheaper and more straightforward option.

    ohthatdude

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 30, 2016

    Bang for your buck

    Liked this product very much, actually did feel a slight throttle response improvement but mainly the whole hissing/whistle sounds. Plus looks great right behind your throttle body

    NOTYOURMOM

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 17, 2016

    I love this little thing, works great

    I recently bought this piece for my '14 gt. For how small it is I love it. Does exactly what it claims. I love the little extra whistle that comes along with throttle. It also increased my mpg maybe 1 more at most but still it looks good

    Black302

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 17, 2016

    its whistling!

    felt some minor gains on lower rpms and i most definitely can hear it whistle !!

    S550

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 18, 2016

    Clean clear sound

    Installs easy it sounds great in each gear! High pitch whistle. I had a few heads turn because it sounds like there's something extra under the hood! I roll my windows down every time I drive just to hear it! Super happy about this purchase, no regrets!

    McNasty904

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 01, 2016

    Awesome addition

    Installation was a snap! The sound/tone that's added is awesome. Can't really talk about performance gain with all the other modifications already done. Thanks again American Muscle.

    Everestjim

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Orlando Florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 29, 2016

    Great TBS bolt on mod!

    The install took approximately 30 mins. The fitment was perfect. I went with the airaid TBS to match my CAI by airaid. I am completely happy with the product's looks and sound. The 'whistle' sound is faint but still distinct enough to hear. While driving, inside the car I could not hear the sound difference. Since installing the the TBS approximately 20 miles ago, I have noticed the biggest performance gains in second gear while in the low rpm range. The car is more responsive and has no delay/lag when accelerating through low gears/rpms. Havnt had it long enough to determine any change in mpg. I'd reccomend the product to any one looking for their next bolt on mod. I am a firm believer you get what you pay for. This TBS is not the cheapest but has performed as advertised making me feel as if I got my money worth.

    Mjmedeiros1

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 25, 2015

    Great product

    Love this body spacer fit just right a little tight with jolt intake but got it in there you can hear the great sound like a super charger is on it worth the money and time would get it again for my next mustang when it comes time

    Jer

    Year: 2015

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