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Grams Throttle Body Review

After a long, eventful, and fun week at SEMA, the 86Speed Dyno Day had finally arrived. The top story–Grams Performance Drive-By Wire Throttle Body! A lot of you have been anxious and patiently waiting for us to answer your questions…We are pleased to announce the proven results and our personal opinions


Alvin's FRS on the Dyno

Alvin’s FRS on the Dyno

  • Did it really make more power?
  • What are the benefits of adding a larger throttle body to a boosted kit?
  • What about the Naturally Aspirated (N/A)?
  • Is it worth the cost?

All questions will be answered, let your hair down and enjoy the read—

This is Part 1 of the 86SPEED Dyno Day Results

dyno-chartsBefore we start lets get things straight…we tested on a Mustang Dyno or what some may know as “The Heartbreak Dyno.” According to our tuner this was one of the lowest reading Dyno’s he has ever tuned on. Its a good and a bad thing. Good because you’re more than likely making more and bad because that number probably wasn’t something you wanted to hear. Keep this in mind when reading.

 Alvin’s 2013 Automatic Scion FR-S

Getting ready to test & tune

Getting ready to test & tune


Mods: Kraftwerks c30 Supercharger Kit, High Boost Pulley, 750cc injectors, Stock Fuel Pump, MXP Unequal Length Header, MXP over pipe, Motiv Concepts High Flow Cat (HFC) front pipe, MXP-SP catback exhaust, EcuTek Tune by Mike @moto-east w/Flex Fuel Kit.Tested on E72 –

*Special Note*
We did 3 pulls. One without the Grams throttle body, One with the Grams throttle body, and one tuned with the Grams throttle body

1st & 2nd Pull Results (with and without Grams Throttle Body)

Throttle Body installed no tune

Throttle Body installed no tune

(click picture)As you can see, the car came out to be at 303HP WFC. Pushing about 238ft-lbs of torque at 6400 RPM’s. Impressive for the smaller c30 blower that Kraftwerks offers. After installing the Grams throttle body, the car gained 4 HP at 6500 RPMs and an impressive 8 more ft-lb’s of torque at around 6400 RPM’s.

3rd Pull Results (TUNED w/ Grams Throttle Body)

After Tune

After Tune

(click above picture) Now lets see what happens when we tune it!. As a result, the car made 314-315 HP at 6700 RPMs and 248ft-lb’s of torque (WFC). This is an impressive 11-12 HP gain  and 10ft-lb torque gain compared to the stock throttle body


Shortly after it came off the dyno, I took it for a joy ride!


My thoughts:

AccelerationRight away, peeling out of that lot, I knew and felt like something was different. 10lbs or torque is 10lbs of torque and its something you will definitely feel.

Responsiveness– Granted I do drive an automatic transmission, I shift in sport mode almost exclusively. Down shifting or up shifting, the car just responded better overall and didn’t want to pause to take a breath in between shifts!

Power– Yep its there and I can feel it. Down low I feel the Tq and it pulls harder up top.

Final thoughts:

screenshot_171At $398 for the Grams 72mm Drive By Wire Throttle Body, the dollar amount per gain in HP and Torque is definitely worth the cost! Some people pay more for less power, actually. With the extra kick and extra speed, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth! We have confirmed with Grams/Skunk2 that you do NOT need a tune to run this throttle body, however, it is recommended to get the most out of the throttle body and bring out its full potential. We’re talking 48% more airflow that your car might not know what to do with!

We also feel that this will also yield better results when pairing this with the 2017 aluminum manifold.

10/10 will recommend this to a friend!
Special Thanks to Everyone involved

Keep an eye on our blog for a review of the Grams Throttle Body Naturally aspirated install & results!

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Grams Drive By Wire Throttle Body for FRS & BRZ

Grams FRS/86/BRZ Throttle Body


What if I told you that this part is easy to install & will give your car results?  Compared to a $600 header, This Throttle Body is estimated to give you more gains at almost half the cost.


Some things to take note of:

  •  48% increase in airflow over the stock 65 mm Throttle Body
  • Precision Honed Oversized 72 mm Bore
  • CNC machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • Aluminum Throttle Plate
  • Factory Programmable Non-Contact Hall Effect TPS
  • Optimized TPS Response Curve
  • High-Precision Servo Motor
  • Includes Thermal Throttle Body Gasket, Wiring Harness Adapter
  • Tapered  Aluminum Adapter and Coolant Bypass Adapter

screenshot_175Yes, you read that right. 48% increase in airflow. screenshot_176Thats a huge jump! Your feeding your 86 a buffet table of air instead of the stock Mckey D’s meal menu and believe me, our cars are always hungry for more! What does that do for you car? About and estimated 10-15 more HP!

I (supercharged), along with 2 others, will have the privilege of putting these on our cars for our Dyno Clinic next Friday after SEMA. Who are the other two guys? You guessed it! A turbo and an N/A 86. We’ll find out then, what kind of gains this puppy will really bring.

I will also be doing another write up comparing and posting results of each car. This will be a good time to think, compare, and figure out whether or not you want this. Be it your supercharged, turbo’d, or N/A. But trust me…YOU WANT IT!

Stay tuned!

Dyno Clinic Day – FRS/BRZ – Turbo & Supercharged & Flex Fuel Tuning


screenshot_152SEMA is around the corner and we’re excited to share new info, new products, new cars, and media with you all. Another thing we are excited for, however, is our Dyno Clinic!
Whats a Dyno Clinic? Think of one of those Gatorade commercials where screenshot_155they take an athlete (our 86) put him on a treadmill, attache a bunch of wires to him and monitor his vitals. Only here we will have a variety of different boosted twins. Ranging from superchargers, turbos, the naturally aspirated (N/A), and even manual and automatic transmissions. screenshot_154


Where is it being held? Las Vegas, Nevada! Where dreams come true and shatter in a matter of seconds. Also home to a number of various boosted twins. Most of which we’ve installed and tuned.


When is it being held? Friday, November 4th at 4:00pm. Catch us live on Facebook and follow us on Instagram as we power through the numbers of each individuals cars.

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This will be a good opportunity to find out how your boosted kit compares to others and what boost kit you should go with (if you don’t already have one)…or you can marvel at the music that the turbo and superchargers make *swoooooooshhhh* *pssshhhhh*


Below is our line up

Lets get these tunes dialed in on the dyno and see the HP Numbers

Greddy Turbo Kits

screenshot_162Deshawn – Greddy t620z turbo kit. Making EVO’s and other like minded tuners wonder where there money was really put into. This guy had a C30 and switched from Supercharger to boost – You might have seen the ride along video when he was Supercharged – He was fast before and he is faster now and loves the choice to go turbo.


screenshot_163Adolfo – Greddy t518z turbo.  Some times less means more! This kit is the prime example of that. It spools up faster than you can say, “want to ra…..c..e”


Kraftwerks C38 Kits

Mario & Alex

Kraftwerks C38 Supercharger.  “More power!” The two that didn’t want to settle for anything less in a supercharger kit. Destroying ponies…I mean Mustang’s, on the daily! Special Note: Automatic vs Manual Transmission – What kit puts more power down?

C30 Kits

screenshot_166screenshot_167Alvin & Leonardo – Kraftwerks C30 Supercharger Kit. One of the most reliable kits we have sold. Both 10-15k miles strong with no issues. Strong, and quick! Lets see if all that carbon fiber actually helps out Alvin haha
Special Note: Automatic vs Manual Transmission – We will see how much drivetrain loss the auto really is since these are close to the same set up.

Last but not least we have a Vortech and an Non boosted FR-S with heavy mods to come get dialed in to better the tune they already have.

Anthony – Vortech Supercharger Kit. Though the Vortech14875276_1297782670272761_565750454_n kit is one of the more popular kits, Anthony is the lone wolf i with the only Vortech kit in Las Vegas. Make them proud! – He loves this kit –
screenshot_169John -Someone give this man a beer for showing up with all the boosted Twins! The only Tuned Naturally Aspirated (N/A) participating in this show down (so far). Its like bringing a knife to a gun fight. Lets see how he compares – He does have our popular flex fuel kit and it makes most customers that are looking for just that little bit extra power with out going boost, plus its a great stepping stone before you go boost anyway.

All the Twins listed above are E Tuned with Ecutek through our tuning relationship with Moto-East. We are hosting this Event to fine tune these cars and Crank up the boost. 

We will be open to any and all questions about the tunes, kits, and supporting mods for the line ups (and many more). Please be sure to check our site at  for the lowest prices and don’t hesitate to contact us for any deals!

If you are in town for SEMA, stop by and say Hi! screenshot_170 & if you want more info on this event – Please send us an email or PM us on FaceBook


We will also post results here and on our YouTube and other Social Media


86 Speed Team