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Is proud to bring another performance product to the Optima community

Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Throttle Body Spacer


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Description:

Increase horsepower and torque with this fantastic looking throttle body spacer
Hard anodized with four different color options available
Tapped for nitrous or other vacuum source
Made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum
Extended bolts included
Lifetime warranty
MADE IN THE USA

Vehicle Applications:

2011-2018 Kia Optima (2.0T & 2.4L models)
2011-2018 Hyundai Sonata (2.0T & 2.4L models)
2010-2017 Kia Forte (2.0L & 2.4L models)












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Already own one, but I can attest they install in minutes, is a solid product and the two vacuum taps are great easy to reach ports for a boost gauge, meth injection port, or if you want to run your BOV off vacuum versus the little solenoid. Glad to see you picked these up David!
 

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Already own one, but I can attest they install in minutes, is a solid product and the two vacuum taps are great easy to reach ports for a boost gauge, meth injection port, or if you want to run your BOV off vacuum versus the little solenoid. Glad to see you picked these up David!
Thanks Jason, these have been selling really well and have turned out to be a great addition to the site. :thumbsup:
 

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Already own one, but I can attest they install in minutes, is a solid product and the two vacuum taps are great easy to reach ports for a boost gauge, meth injection port, or if you want to run your BOV off vacuum versus the little solenoid. Glad to see you picked these up David!
Jason, do you have any idea of the kind of horse power gains or increase in throttle response it provided?
 

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Or maybe you have some info on HP gains or increased throttle response?
 

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Jason, do you have any idea of the kind of horse power gains or increase in throttle response it provided?
I'll let Jason answer this one as I have never installed this on my own vehicle.

Horsepower gains will be minimal I'd say around 4 to 6 hp at most. I would imagine there would also be slightly increased throttle response as well.

Or maybe you have some info on HP gains or increased throttle response?
Horsepower gains will be minimal I'd say around 4 to 6 hp at most. I would imagine there would also be slightly increased throttle response as well.
 

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To anyone who has been considering purchasing the throttle body spacer. Do it!!! The throttle response is instant now. It spools up so quick it's almost scary almost. He he he. Thanks again to the staff at the K5 store. Five stars again. David and his team have never let me down. Simple installation. Takes about half an hour and that's taking your time to make sure it's done right. Simple tools for the task. Just don't hurry while doing it. Cause if you drop any tools into the engine floor pan good chance you won't get them back.
 

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To anyone who has been considering purchasing the throttle body spacer. Do it!!! The throttle response is instant now. It spools up so quick it's almost scary almost. He he he. Thanks again to the staff at the K5 store. Five stars again. David and his team have never let me down. Simple installation. Takes about half an hour and that's taking your time to make sure it's done right. Simple tools for the task. Just don't hurry while doing it. Cause if you drop any tools into the engine floor pan good chance you won't get them back.
Thank you Rusty, really appreciate your feedback! You're very welcome!
 

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I don't see how a throttle spacer thing can add power to a T-GDI car...
Could someone educate me on these?
Any dyno graphs with this thing on?
 

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Mine is on the way! I look forward to installing it and checking it off the list of future mods!
Thanks David for all your feedback and help!
Thank you for your order with us! You're very welcome.

I don't see how a throttle spacer thing can add power to a T-GDI car...
Could someone educate me on these?
Any dyno graphs with this thing on?
While the HP gains are minimal, it does in fact add a small amount of HP. Nothing crazy, but it all adds up in the bigger picture.

DIY:Throttle Body Spacer Install W/Thermal Gaskets. found this on another forum, thought it might be helpful.
Thanks for sharing this, this does in fact have some legit info.
 

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I'll let Jason answer this one as I have never installed this on my own vehicle.


Horsepower gains will be minimal I'd say around 4 to 6 hp at most. I would imagine there would also be slightly increased throttle response as well.
HP gains are minimal 4 or 6 HP at the best. Throttle response is slightly better too. The real benefit is the two taps for accessories. Here is a picture of mine. On the left side here you see I am using it as a vacuum source for my blow off value. On the right side of the picture I have a 90 degree fitting that I am using for my boost gauge. You can get these fittings dirt cheap at Home Depot, just make sure you buy the correct size. And also make sure you install them PRIOR to installing the throttle body spacer.

 

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HP gains are minimal 4 or 6 HP at the best. Throttle response is slightly better too. The real benefit is the two taps for accessories. Here is a picture of mine. On the left side here you see I am using it as a vacuum source for my blow off value. On the right side of the picture I have a 90 degree fitting that I am using for my boost gauge. You can get these fittings dirt cheap at Home Depot, just make sure you buy the correct size. And also make sure you install them PRIOR to installing the throttle body spacer.

Hey Jason, thanks for sharing a pic of what you've been working on. Now let's see some pics of your boost gauge. :cool:
 

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Already own one, but I can attest they install in minutes, is a solid product and the two vacuum taps are great easy to reach ports for a boost gauge, meth injection port, or if you want to run your BOV off vacuum versus the little solenoid. Glad to see you picked these up David!
Do you/anyone know how connect the tap on the throttle body spacer to an HKS BOV. Do you just run the tube from the spacer to the tip of the HKS hose leaving the vacumm filter in place? What do you do with the little 12 volt box that the HKS normally hook's up to and the tubes that connect to it ?
 

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Do you/anyone know how connect the tap on the throttle body spacer to an HKS BOV. Do you just run the tube from the spacer to the tip of the HKS hose leaving the vacumm filter in place? What do you do with the little 12 volt box that the HKS normally hook's up to and the tubes that connect to it ?
This is a great question. I've never actually heard of someone hooking it up this way, so I'll let some of the more experienced members chime in on this one.
 

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Ok I gotta hand it to David and K5os for the fastest shipping and most down to earth customer service he gives. I was on the fence about this purchase but I'm glad got it now. Took 1 hour to install. And definitely could tell a difference in initial throttle response. Also the other difference is I went from averaging 22mpg city up to 25.5 city. I have really learned how to use my insta fuel mpg gauge and keeping my gas consumption low. I drive daily all around my County for work and went 9 days before filling up. Also added a k&n drop in filter which I will be switching out for the full k&n intake that I'll be purchasing from k5os. Thanks for the awesome products!
 

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Ok I gotta hand it to David and K5os for the fastest shipping and most down to earth customer service he gives. I was on the fence about this purchase but I'm glad got it now. Took 1 hour to install. And definitely could tell a difference in initial throttle response. Also the other difference is I went from averaging 22mpg city up to 25.5 city. I have really learned how to use my insta fuel mpg gauge and keeping my gas consumption low. I drive daily all around my County for work and went 9 days before filling up. Also added a k&n drop in filter which I will be switching out for the full k&n intake that I'll be purchasing from k5os. Thanks for the awesome products!
Thank you so much Michael for the excellent review and feedback here. We really do appreciate all of your business with us online. :)
 
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