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Old 03-11-2009, 08:36 PM
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I see I can buy a dremel from ACE hardware for $45, and port my own LS6 throttle body. Perhaps just take it back for a refund afterwards, and *poof*, free ported TB!

However, I don't want to screw something up and end up with a bad TB. What are the things to look out for when porting your own TB? Do you dremel away and polish both sides of the airway?
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you will prob get better results if you post this in the external engine forum. but here is a link to get you started:
http://www.geocities.com/wilwaxu/throttlebody.html
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btw dont bother knife edging the throttle blade read alot of negatives to that.
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dremel = play toy. get a bigger electric grinder.
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a plug in non battery powered dremel is a great little tool, gets into tight places and is small enough to be precise and easy to control, I love them

if you do much stuff at all the dremel might come in handy down the road so it might be worth buying and doing it yourself...if not then just buy a ported one, but doing it is very easy
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I've decided to start doing them again per request. $65 shipped.







Let me know.
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I just bought me one of these... it's friggin awesome!!!!

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Damian's work looks very very good. If you choose to buy one I would recommend one of his. (this should say a lot since I currently have one for sale on here is the classifieds lol)
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I just bought me one of these... it's friggin awesome!!!!

Can you pm me where you got it from and for how much?

I am looking for a dremel
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I've said it on several threads and i'll say it here. You cannot, in any possible way, correctly port a throttle body to it's full potential with a dremel. It is impossible. The bits are far too small to do the proper shaping/blending/etc. You can removed a lot of material with the dremel bits, but it's not all about removing material but where it's removed and how.

Regardless if you get a TB done by me or anybody else, do yourself a favor and don't port one with a dremel. Especially since a quality port job is under $100 these days. Just get it done right the first time.
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That makes sense, I did mine with a much larger bit on an air tool then cleaned them up more with a sand paper flapper wheel. Came out pretty well I think.
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I've decided to start doing them again per request. $65 shipped.



Let me know.
Looks nice. You use a super fine grit like 2000 for the finish?
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Originally Posted by Damian View Post
I've said it on several threads and i'll say it here. You cannot, in any possible way, correctly port a throttle body to it's full potential with a dremel. It is impossible. The bits are far too small to do the proper shaping/blending/etc. You can removed a lot of material with the dremel bits, but it's not all about removing material but where it's removed and how.

Regardless if you get a TB done by me or anybody else, do yourself a favor and don't port one with a dremel. Especially since a quality port job is under $100 these days. Just get it done right the first time.
thats what i tried to say in the third post up there but he still wants the dremel. so let him get it then wait for the new post "Help the dremel fucked my TB up"
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pics look good!
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Originally Posted by Damian View Post
I've decided to start doing them again per request. $65 shipped.







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I know this was a old thread but do you still do these?
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You might PM him and see if he's still around.
He posted last around 3 years ago. Good luck!
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Extremely doubtful, but nonetheless remotely possible. A guy on here named Bo White did my first one, and then later said he was no longer doing them. But when I asked him to do another several years later, he obliged.

But the fact is, a lot of the good sources for these have dried up over the years. Recless, you'll need to search a lot harder.
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Try VMax at this link http://vmaxmotorsports.com/

They do them using a CNC. I have one on my C5 and it seems very good. Mike Norris keeps them in stock as well.
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