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Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer (11-17 GT)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • The Sound of Power... the “Whistle” Means Its Working!
    • Improves Throttle Response and Low End Torque
    • Increases Fuel Economy
    • Patented "Helix Bore" Design
    • 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum Construction
    • Red Anodized Finish
    • Simple Bolt-on Installation
    • No Tuning Required for Operation
    • CARB EO Number: D-609-10 (2011-2014 Models Only)
    • No Hassle Lifetime Warranty
    • For use with OEM Throttle Body
    • Fits all 2011-2017 GT Mustang Models

    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.

    Better Performance and Fuel Economy. This easy to bolt-on Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer from Airaid was developed to improve throttle response and unleash the hidden low to mid-range torque hidden in your Mustang's 5.0L Coyote engine. After installation you will see notable torque gains between 800 to 2500 RPM. This Throttle Body Spacer not only improves the power and performance of your GT Mustang, but with its patented “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.

    Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum Construction. Airaid manufactures their PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer from the highest quality, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 billet aluminum available. CNC machined to precise specifications, this Throttle Body Spacer is completed in red anodized finish for great under hood looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.

    Simple, Bolt-On Installation. Airaid engineered their Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer to be a simple bolt-on upgrade. Featuring brand new hardware and gaskets, installation can be completed in under an hour with just simple hand tools. Easy to follow instructions are included.

    No Tune Required. This Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is designed to improve the performance of your coyote powered GT without the need of reprogramming your Mustang's computer. The engineers at Airaid really did their homework to improve your Pony's power using the factory tune.

    CARB Certified. Best of all, this Airaid Throttle Body Spacer is 50-state emissions-legal under Carb EO# D-609-10 for use on 2011-2014 GT model Mustangs.

    No Hassle Lifetime Warranty. Airaid backs their products with a "No Hassle" Lifetime Warranty. If you are ever dissatisfied with the materials, workmanship or performance of this product, just give Airaid a call. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for complete details.

    Application. The Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer is designed to fit all 2011-2017 5.0L V8 GT Mustang models with a stock/factory throttle body installed.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Poweraid Spacer
    • (1) Gasket
    • (4) 6mm x 70mm Bolts
    • (4) 6mm Flat Washers
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    Questions & Answers (23)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Tune Needed? Would I need a New Tune with this item?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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    How thick is this piece ?

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

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

    • 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.

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    10 More Questions
    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? 1 answer
    Will this Throttle Body Spacer work with a ported throttle body 86mm 1 answer
    This or a new throttle body? Since this only fits with a stock throttle body, is this something that can be considered instead of an increased size throttle body? Are there similar benefits? 2 answers
    Will it affect anything with my GT350 manifold? 0 answer
    Will this part void my warranty cause I wanna do this with a roush cold air intake 1 answer
    How much hp and torque does this add? 2 answers
    I you are running a tune would it be helpful to have an updated tune created for the change in airflow on this product or is it not required? 1 answer
    This says it helps improve gas mileage as well as power, how much of a gain on fuel mileage can be expected? 1 answer
    I heard it kind of makes a supercharger noise? How much does it improve HP Torque? 1 answer
    Getting mixed messages on the AIRAID Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer with the BBK 85mm Throttle Body. The Q and A on each item states different opinions on whether they can work together. Are these two items compatitable or does the spacer work on factory throttle body only? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 3.52809 3.5
    • Fit 4.842697 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 26, 2018

      TB spacer

      Seemed to be well made. All parts present. Install was simple. I for sure hear the whistle between 1k and 3k rpm. Don't know if any performance improvements as I did a CAI and Tune at the same time.

      KurtJ

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 09, 2018

      Cool

      Sounds cool with the whislte installed with my jlt intake but not much performance or help on gas mileage.

      Andrew

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 05, 2018

      Nice

      It's a good addition at.the throttle not by alot but it's good enough to.start. you can feel a little difference from before.

      JoseN

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 25, 2018

      Airaid Throttle Body Spacer 2017 Mustang GT

      This item is Great! Installs quite easy and gives a special touch of a low whistle noise between 2,000 to 3,000 RPM. Also, made the throttle more responsive. Happy with the product! =)

      Gene

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 16, 2018

      AIRAID SPACER

      You only hear the whistle if you plant your foot in it thru the first 3 gears. Seems as if it has a slight amount more power . Does have a little better throttle response.

      RaymondO

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 25, 2018

      Quick and easy

      Product installed without a hitch most of the install time was dedicated to taking the accessories off the engine to get to the throttlebody. I have noticed a slight increase in torque and mpg further driving will get me some better numbers to post.

      Drano351

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2018

      Fair for the price

      Not much throttle difference but its fair for the price. The whistling sound is pretty cool.

      JesseM

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      June 12, 2018

      Incorrect part, slow response

      The product arrived with an incorrect gasket. Response from American Muscle has been very slow. The review is not reflective of the product as much as it is about the service.

      MichaelC

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2018

      Looks Good

      It looks good and it was easy to install but the directions don’t match the actual install and the picture doesn’t match the actual product there’s no Arrows for airflow on the part. The Wessling isn’t as much as it stated in the videos and the price was a little high

      Dhoward21

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 24, 2018

      Good product.

      Easy install. Don’t notice much gain but sounds good. Haven’t had on long enough to notice fuel consumption gains.

      RyanC

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 17, 2018

      Whistle puts a smile on my face

      Very easy mod to do. It’s a very simple install and comes with all the hardware you need. You do hear a strong whistle from around 2k to 4K rpm. It could still be whistling past that but my cars so loud that I don’t hear anything other than the exhaust.

      ColinJ

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 16, 2018

      Nice

      I installed this with a new cold air intake took about a half hour to install both... guess it has improved the performance hard to tell seeing I put a new air intake in at the same time... I don't hear any whistling at all from this spacer... but happy with it a little pricey tho...

      ChrisL

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 13, 2018

      Throttle Body Spacer

      I didn't notice a lot of difference. There still is a little hesitation but overall ok.

      RussellK

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 12, 2018

      Excellent

      Install was very easy with pleasing results. A small boost in power and a lot more response on the low end. Whistle is there for my car (2017 GT w/ PP) all the way to the 4K rpm range give or take. MPG went up 2-4 depending on how I drive. Would recommend.

      BrettL

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2018

      A.WILLIAMS

      I matched this up with an air raid C.A,I. very nice products,i enjoy the look,the whistle,the throttle response,as always A.M.comes thru again

      sonny

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 25, 2018

      Great Product but a litle pricy

      After finally receiving the correct gasket from Airaid and install, which was very easy to do and took about 15 minutes, the product appears to be performing as advertised. I can tell a difference in the throttle response and seat in the pants feel with torque in the lower to mid range rpms and my 0-60 is quicker. I haven't seen any mpg increase yet but, lately my normal driving has been broken up with more stop and go traffic. Interestingly my mpg hasn't gone down from my norm (18.6 - usually does go down in stop and go traffic) which tells me it is at least helping maintain my current mpg. Once I get back to my normal commute I will see what the mpg does. I gave the overall rating a 4 because I think this spacer is worth getting and installing on your Stang but for what you get in the box I think it is a bit pricy, I would have rated higher if it only cost $100.

      AaronR

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2018

      Ehh

      I guess it helped on the lil lag i had “sometimes” when i hit the gas on idle.. it sounds good! All my friends at first thought i was turbo or Supercharged ahaha.. i can hear it nice and clear the whistle at pretty much every single rpm.. im happy with it

      IoriB

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 03, 2018

      SAVE YOUR MONEY

      Most of you probably want to buy it for the whistle. Save your money it doesn't produce a whistle of any kind. If you want better mpg, save your money there is no increase in mpg. Increase in acceleration.?..forget it. My testing was done on a 2017 GT 5.0

      terryf

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2018

      a beautiful piece.

      I have yet to receive final tune, so numbers improvements (installed with Boss 302 intake manifold) are not yet known. But it fits well, looks great. When ordering, make certain you have stock throttle body (after disassembly discovered i had a BBK throttle body) because the longer bolts that come with kit do not fit.(heads too large). Easy fix at local True Value. Stainless studs 100mm, stainless cap nuts, 1/2 inch stainless spacer. looks great, fits great!

      stephen

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 25, 2018

      Looks good, sounds good

      If you keep 5.0 cover on, you can’t see this part. If the hood is open, very rev you get a great sounding whistle. But my exhaust is so loud that when I’m driving I can’t hear the throttle body at all. I did not feel any sort of gains but this may be because I already have intake,headers, exhaust, tune and a few other things. Install was less than ten minutes, take the tower brace off, I just loosened one side and took the other side off so I could move it out of the way to get the cover off. Then unplug your intake and move it aside and remove the four TB bolts. Then do it in reverse order and you’re done.

      B

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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