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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanTrucks, and today, I'm gonna be reviewing and showing you how to install the Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer fitting all '07 to '13 V8 Silverado 1500s. A throttle body spacer like this one is going to be perfect for the Silverado owner who's looking to squeeze just a little bit more power out of their V8 with a mod that's easy to install and won't break the bank.It's manufactured out of a red anodized billet 6061 aluminum and features a helix board design that is going to spin the incoming air almost like a rifle barrel wood and it's going to help cut down on turbulence. Now, I wouldn't expect supercharger level gating with something like this but you might feel some low-end torque and you're definitely going to feel some throttle response especially if paired with a cold air intake.And the way that's achieved is your basically upping the volume of air that sits behind the throttle body. So, when you go to press the throttle down, you'll have a little bit more air on tap before that throttle body butterfly valve has a chance to fully open. Now, one thing I did like about this kit, and I wanted to point out, is it comes with its own gasket and hardware, which is a nice touch from Airaid.Pricing is going to come in and around the $130 mark. Now, while that may sound expensive, you're getting a nice product here. It's billet aluminum and for some easy horsepower, again, that's super easy to install this product. It's well worth the price. Install is going to be an easy one out of three wrenches. It should only take an hour with some basic hand tools. There's no cutting or drilling required to get this on your truck. So, without any further ado, let me show you how it's done. For this install, you will need a ratchet, flat-head, extension, 4, 8, and 10 millimeter socket. So again, I just wanted to point out that this is going to work on all Silverado V8 within those year ranges. Today we're working on our 4.8-liter but the install steps are gonna be roughly the same regardless of the V8. And the first step is going to be to gently pry up on our engine cover and get it out of the way. Next, we're going to use an 8 millimeter socket and release the clamp on our throttle body.Now, I'm going to do the same thing for this clamp over by our mass airflow sensor. So, next, we're going to remove a couple of the hoses from that intake tube. This first one right here just pulls out. And the radiator hose...you'll need a flat-head screwdriver to pry back this clip and should drop away. And there's one more hose on the back of this sound tube here that just pulls straight out. Then you should be able to pull that intake tube away from the truck.So, now we have a good shot at our throttle body. We're gonna take our 10 millimeter socket and remove the four bolts around it. And with all those removed, you should be able to pull your throttle body straight off and set it aside carefully, making sure to not stress on this plug. So, with the throttle body out of the way, we can now have access to these two studs right here.Now, they do need to come out. We're going to use a 4 millimeter socket to get those out. So, now we can get our throttle body spacer installed. Now, this gasket included in the kit goes between the spacer and the throttle body itself, so we're going to put those together, then take one of the studs and a flat washer included in the kit and run it through both of them and then get it started back onto our manifold.So, now that we have all those installed, we're just going to take our 10 millimeter socket and tighten down those bolts. And when you do do a throttle body you want to always make sure that they're tightened down into an X-pattern. These don't need to be too tight either. Usually, throttle bodies take about 10-foot pounds. Now after that, all we have to do is button down our intake tube. So, before we tighten the clamps, I'm just going to reinstall these hoses. Now, I'm going to get our clamp seated and tighten them down with an 8 millimeter socket. Then the very last step is to reinstall our engine cover.And that is going to do it for my review and install of the Airaid PowerAid throttle body spacer fitting all '07 to '13 V8 Silverado 1500s. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. And for all things Silverado, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Not Compatible with the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic Model.