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Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer (11-20 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 2011-2020 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 2011-2020 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 2020 Details

    MPN# 450-638

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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 (33)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        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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        How thick is this piece ?

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

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        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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        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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        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 this fit a 2019 Bullit? I ask because of the GT350 intake setup...Not your typical GT.. 1 answer
        Will this work with the 2019 Bullit? I ask because its not the typical GT intake 1 answer
        Can you install the airaid spacer with a roush could air intake? 1 answer
        Will this product work with the Ford Performance Power Pack 1 kit? If it does will it still provide the same performance claims advertised? 2-5 hp/tq 1 answer
        Will this Throttle Body Spacer work with a 2019 Mustang Bullitt? Because it has a bigger throttle then the 2019 Mustang GT! 1 answer
        Will this spacers work with a Pmas intake with a stock throttle body? 1 answer
        does this work with the synthamax dry filter airaid cold air intake? its $375 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost: 0-$100





          • November 09, 2019

            5 2019 GT - Leift Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            As described

            No noticiable difference other than a little sound. Quality product easy install

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          • October 01, 2019

            5 2015 GT - Jordan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Sounds Excellent

            Put simply, Airaid TBS CAI = the best noise! The whistle is subtle but sounds excellent especially in the 1500-3000rpm range... if you’re going to purchase the CAI, this product was worth the money for the sound in my opinion. Power gains aren’t entirely noticeable but throttle response, especially on the low end, is better and the sound is nice

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          • September 27, 2019

            3 2019 GT - RandyC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Took less than 25 minutes to Install

            It only took about a half hour to install because I had to disconnect the battery terminals, strut tower and engine cover prior to Install. I did not hear a whistle, I did not notice any better throttle, the car actually felt more sluggish if I'm being honest and I hear louder ticking now. I only bought this for better mpg which I have yet to do a hw trip to compare. There was no flow marker on the spacer but it did say "throttlebody side" so it should be installed in the right direction. I'll give the car time to relearn and see if anything improves.

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          • September 24, 2019

            4 2013 GT - ShawnH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            "Got Gains"

            well, just as advertised I didn't expect much gains from a horsepower standpoint, I assure you I got a very good bump in my launches. I beat up on a Hemi the next day and I know the spacer helped. great bag for your buck guy's believe me!

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          • July 26, 2019

            3 2017 GT - alexisdaniels8 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            No need for a spacer

            doesn't do any kind of gain with the low end torque and doesn't give you any better mpg.

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          • June 23, 2019

            4 1986 Other - GCM1 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Fast n Easy

            Install was a very straight forward install. Very good quality the unit and new longer bolts. Combined this with a new tuner and there was quite a difference in power and performance.

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          • June 13, 2019

            5 2011 GT - Michael

            Throttle spacer

            Works very good notice alittle mpg and has a nice tone to it when hitting throttle.. very easy to install....

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          • May 08, 2019

            4 2012 GT - DaveZ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Throttle body spacer

            Gave me more power from the takeoff. I was expecting a little bit more whistle. But overall I like the spacer

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          • May 07, 2019

            5 2015 GT - GerryH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks great

            I have put a item like this on almost every vehicle, it did change how the throttle acts, and it does open faster, I would recommend it to all s550 owners

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          • May 07, 2019

            5 2012 GT - baytoys Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            A must have

            For sure getting better MPG with this spacer and love the whistle

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          • April 26, 2019

            4 2015 GT - Felipe9595 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good product

            Slightly improved MPG don’t really feel the power difference

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          • March 25, 2019

            5 2016 GT - Shawnyturbo Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Throttle body spacer

            Installation was simple to know what time maybe a half an hour tops

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          • March 11, 2019

            5 2013 GT - RichardL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Airaid Power Aid

            Increased gas mileage - I didn’t feel any difference in acceleration.

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          • January 24, 2019

            4 2013 GT - Hoose Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks good, sounds neat, power gain (not sure)

            I installed this along with a Airaid Race Cold Air Intake and a Bama tune so determining performance gain for just this is impossible for me. It whistled at certain rpms or under load and gives it that "definitely not stock" sound. Is it worth the cost? I'm on the fence, but it should not be the first thing you buy if you're looking for performance gains.

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          • January 21, 2019

            3 2015 GT - JacobS197 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Scratched and Dinged

            I received this throttlebody spacer brand new in the packaging but it looked like it was used before. It was all scratched up and dirty like it had been installed before... I wasn’t aware that American Muscle sent out used parts and charged full price for them..

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          • December 21, 2018

            4 2017 GT - RyanM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Nice quick pickup

            Shipped fast, makes a cool little whistling sound, mps looked to improve

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          • December 02, 2018

            5 2017 GT - stanggt04 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            2017 GT

            Nice product simple to put on but 1 of the bolts that came with it was round with no way to tighten it. Didnt notice any hp gain but the whistle is pretty cool

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          • October 12, 2018

            4 2015 GT - KeithC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good product 2015 GT PP

            Easy to install, labled “TB side” for direction of installation, good quality machining and anodizing. The whistle sound is noticeable and my son thinks is cool. Overall a good product.

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          • August 26, 2018

            5 2012 GT - KurtJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • August 09, 2018

            4 2015 GT - Andrew Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Cool

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

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