That's a pretty rough statement man. Just because someone has different logic than you doesn't make them stupid.
If I read that correctly they are saying the factory Cobra throttle body flows almost 1100cfm. I cant see how there is much HP to be gained swapping that out.
just like putting a larger maf on a car that doesnt need one.
Putting a larger throttle body on a car that doesnt need one is also a mistake.
something people fail to realize is these uberlarge throttle bodies will cause driveability issues... just by their design.
consider the stock TB, the blades have what is called controlled leakage around the plates..
When you increase the TB blade size you also increase the amount of leakage around the blades, thus causing idle control issues.
Then you wind up with some goofy "hack job" restrictor in your IAC because the IAC cant adjust for the additional leakage around the TB.
ALL of this for a "perceived and immeasurable" HP increase and some "BLING".
Then... they run on the internet and "beat up" their tuner because their vehicle with mismatched parts/ill thought out mods wont idle correctly.
Camel, it's not worth arguing this point with XLR... The guy tunes his cars. He doesn't go and pay some tuner a small fortune to make small changes to a tune he's had for years and then send it to him.
How does Tommy having a good deal of experiance tuning his Mark VIIIs with stock throttle bodies have anything to do with it? Not that I'm argueing swapping throttle bodies on a mild Mark VIII is a waste.
It's called knowledge and experience.
Let me ask you...
DO you actually have to "BITE" the sh*t sandwich to know it taste like sh*t or does your previous experience tell you that it does taste like sh*t without actually BITING it?
you can dicker my experience level all you like.
it's not gonna change the FACTS...
FACT putting a larger TB on a Mark 8 is going to net you ZERO gains.
I guess I'm just a d*ick too