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V3 Intake Spacer Coming Soon... Need input and a list for group buy!

Hey guys,

So I recently purchased one of the original intake spacers from a club member and I plan on reproducing it. My idea is to use my intake spacer as a donor to be recreated digitally through some software I have access to at my University. Ideally, I should just be able to transfer measurements into the computer and then send the file over to a machine shop for production. I already have a good friend lined up to make the parts and I trust him to make a quality product. I have already worked with him in the past with the production of other parts and accessories.

Here are a few details about the spacer itself form previous threads..

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It is an aluminum spacer that goes where the gasket between the intake plenum and lower intake manifold goes. It is shaped like the gasket but is thicker - 3/8" thick - so it raises the intake plenum up 3/8". The longer air flow path increases mid to high end torque.

It gives 30 ft-lbs of added torque in the middle rpm range
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Here are the dyno results. This mod is one of the few that are custom made. The are precision cut to match the lower intake perfectly. Over 35 are currently installed, with no returns.

It increases the runner length, lowering the power band, which adds to the torque. Its one mod you can feel the difference with. Some have *reported* a gain of 1-2 MPG. This is unconfirmed though. I noticed a 1 MPG change in my personal cars.

V2 Spacer - Image from Spad3

V2 Spacer - Image from Spad3

Current CAD model in progress...

Current Package Deals

Core Package - $150 + $15 core
- Intake Spacer
- Extended Bolt Set
- Altered Plenum Brackets ($15 core charge refunded when old brackets are mailed back)

99-early02 "EGR" Package - $150 + $55 core
- Intake Spacer
- Extended Bolt Set
- Altered Plenum Brackets ($15 core charge refunded when old brackets are mailed back)
- Extended EGR Tube ($40 core charge refunded when old tube is mailed back)

Core Gasket Kit - $24.50
- x2 MS91990 Plenum Gasket
- 61068 Throttle Body Gasket

99-early02 "EGR" Gasket Kit - $28.50
- x2 MS91990 Plenum Gasket
- 61068 Throttle Body Gasket
- 70720 EGR Mounting Gasket
- x2 72928 EGR Tube Seal

I wanted to start a list of those who are JUST interested in getting a V3 Spacer, this is not a commitment list, just a list for me to get an idea on who would be interested in buying one.

Updated List*

If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T (DI)
2. Adpros (DI)
3. YesImLDS (DI)
4. DjGreggieP (DI)
5. Bigde024 (DI)
6. Kent Vice (300M Club)
7. 300M-Mike (300M Club)
8. hrmwrm (LH)
9. chosen3001 (300M Club)
10. srt420 (LH)
11. Henry (N/A)
12. Cornelius (300M Club)
13. SilverSpecial (300M Club)
14. 02SilverSpecial6.1 (300M Club)
15. Fromans4 (LH)
16. Avalancha805 (DI)
17. akiharho- ledgic_13 (300M Club)
18. '87IROCZOWNER69 (DI)
19. BiliTheAxe (DI)
20. Mopar340dave (300M Club)
21. BXZ (300M Club)
22. BatCaveTrep (DI)
23.
24.
25.

Thanks again,
-Ryan

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Hey guys,

So I recently purchased one of the original intake spacers from a club member and I plan on reproducing it. My idea is to use my intake spacer as a donor to be recreated digitally through some software I have access to at my University. Ideally, I should just be able to transfer measurements into the computer and then send the file over to a machine shop for production. I already have a good friend lined up to make the parts and I trust him to make a quality product. I have already worked with him in the past with the production of other parts and accessories.

Here is a picture of the old spacer (gaskets wouldn't be included)


My question to you guys is the following.

1. Should there be any changes to the current Intake Spacer (for those of you who have already installed one)?
2. Who would be interested in purchasing a new V3 Intake Spacer if I get them produced.

I know the previous cost was around $150 shipped or so and my goal is to land a price around there as well. However, I need to find out a little more about the part in order to get a realistic number down from the machine shop.

I wanted to start a list of those who are JUST interested in getting a V3 Spacer, this is not a commitment list, just a list for me to get an idea on who would be interested in buying one.

For those interested please just copy and paste the list as you have done on other threads.

If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Thanks again,
-Ryan
Thank you!
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Hey guys,

So I recently purchased one of the original intake spacers from a club member and I plan on reproducing it. My idea is to use my intake spacer as a donor to be recreated digitally through some software I have access to at my University. Ideally, I should just be able to transfer measurements into the computer and then send the file over to a machine shop for production. I already have a good friend lined up to make the parts and I trust him to make a quality product. I have already worked with him in the past with the production of other parts and accessories.

Here is a picture of the old spacer (gaskets wouldn't be included)


My question to you guys is the following.

1. Should there be any changes to the current Intake Spacer (for those of you who have already installed one)?
2. Who would be interested in purchasing a new V3 Intake Spacer if I get them produced.

I know the previous cost was around $150 shipped or so and my goal is to land a price around there as well. However, I need to find out a little more about the part in order to get a realistic number down from the machine shop.

I wanted to start a list of those who are JUST interested in getting a V3 Spacer, this is not a commitment list, just a list for me to get an idea on who would be interested in buying one.

For those interested please just copy and paste the list as you have done on other threads.

If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T
2. Adpros
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Thanks again,
-Ryan
Had to re-quote this to add my name.

Give me specs on the bolts as well. There may be some already produced bolts available.
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What is the benefit of the spacer?
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I'm waiting for my V2 spacer to come in the mail as of now. I talked to my supplier and he said he may be able to find the bolts or at least find one of larger length and cut them down to size if needed.

When I get the V2 spacer I will post the thread type and bolt length.

Thanks for all the interest guys! Here is the current list that can be re-quoted so you dont need to repost the entire thread :P


If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T
2. Adpros
3.
4.
5.
6.
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8.
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What is the benefit of the spacer?
It adds about 30 ft/lbs of middle end torque by increasing air volume in the upper intake.

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It is an aluminum spacer that goes where the gasket between the intake plenum and lower intake manifold goes. It is shaped like the gasket but is thicker - 3/8" thick - so it raises the intake plenum up 3/8". The longer air flow path increases middle to high end torque.
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Originally Posted by SPAD3
Here are the dyno results. This mod is one of the few that are custom made. The are precision cut to match the lower intake perfectly. Over 35 are currently installed, with no returns.

It increases the runner length, lowering the power band, which adds to the torque. Its one mod you can feel the difference with. Some have *reported* a gain of 1-2 MPG. This is unconfirmed though. I noticed a 1 MPG change in my personal cars.



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If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T
2. Adpros
3. YesImLDS
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

I am definitely interested! I was trying to find one, but nobody was in the market to sell.
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i see it adds, but i wouldn't call 4000+ rpm "low end". thats almost 2/3 of the rev range gone before it kicks in. that would be high end.
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If you are interested add your name to the list below:
1. Austin R/T
2. Adpros
3. YesImLDS
4. DjGreggieP
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6.
7.
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I am very interested!
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Just got done exchanging emails with the machine shop and I should be able to put the price at $150.00 w/ free shipping, just as the previous ones were priced at. I think at one point they were even $200 ea?

But like I said, the cost of these should be $150 even. I appreciate all the interest so far and hopefully these will be ready within the next month!
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What do you think about having a grove made for the gasket? This way you can put the gasket under the plenum and then another under the intake spacer. You would use the same gasket as the one that goes under your plenum.

Good idea? Bad idea? Gasket just isn't needed? What are everyone's thoughts?

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6. Kent Vice (300M Club)
7. 300M-Mike (300M Club)
8.
9.
10.

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i see it adds, but i wouldn't call 4000+ rpm "low end". thats almost 2/3 of the rev range gone before it kicks in. that would be high end.
Sorry, I noticed this was a typo from several years back (where I was pulling the info from). I changed the information to match the dyno graph! Thanks for the catch!
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just happened to notice the graph wasn't showing low gains and didn't want anybody to be mislead. although IT IS quite a gain in power for bolt on.
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As for machining a groove for the gasket - I would think it would be best to replicate the seal surface of the original intake as best possible - so yes, I'd groove it...
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