Rugged Ridge Throttle Body Spacer Jeep Wrangler JK 2012-2018/ JL 3.6L 2018-2021/ Gladiator 3.6L 2020-2021

Rugged Ridge:


  • 3.6L Throttle Body Spacer
  • Solid Aluminum Construction
  • Black Anodized Finish
  • Includes Throttle Body Gasket
MSRP $66.00
You save 9%

Rugged Ridge Throttle Body Spacer for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jeep JK Wranglers, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 JL Wranglers with a 3.6L Engine and 2020-2021 Gladiators with a 3.6L Engine.

This Throttle Body Spacer from Rugged Ridge has a solid aluminum construction with a nice anodized finish. The spacer will raise your Jeep’s throttle body 1/2" above the intake manifold which produces more space to draw in colder denser air that will optimize power and performance. A large bore design allows for a larger volume of air to be brought in. The throttle body is easy to install with a bolt-on installation that will have you back on the trail in your Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator in no time!

Features and Benefits:
- Solid aluminum construction
- Raises throttle body 1/2" above intake manifold
- Large bore design
- Anodized finish
- Optimizes power and performance
- Easy installation

Please Note: For racing or non-highway use only.

Vehicle Fitment:
- 2012-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler
- 2018-2021 Jeep JL Wrangler with 3.6L Engine
- 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator with 3.6L Engine

California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning

Note: This item is not CARB (California Air Resource Board) exempt and is not legal for sale or use in the state of California.

Installation Difficulty


Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

We're going to show you a quick and easy way to increase the horsepower of your JL Wrangler.

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to have bolt-on power to your JL or JK Wrangler today were going to be installing this Rugged Ridge Throttle Body Spacer fitting your 2012 to 2018 JK and 2018 JL equipped with a 3.6 liter engine.

This Rugged Ridge Throttle Body Spacer features a durable aluminum construction with a black bella design. It includes all the necessary hardware and even a new gasket to go behind it when you install it on your JL or JK Wrangler,

This throttle body spacer is going to give you a larger volume of air which is going to increase horsepower and torque with a simple bolt-on installation. That being said, we're going to get it installed on our 2018 JL Wrangler.

To install this spacer on your JR Wrangler you're going to first need to remove the intake tube here. We're going to start with a band clamp that goes to the air box. Let's get started.

You're going to use an 8-millimeter socket to get this loosened up. Don't completely remove it, just enough so you can pull this plastic part out. The next step is going to be to remove this crank case breather hose. You're going to push down half way on this gray piece and just push it backwards and it will pop right off.

There's two more bolts up here that hold on the front of the intake tube. Use a 10-millimeter socket to get them pulled off.

The last step's going to be to loosen up this band clamp around the end of the throttle body. It's going to use the 8-millimeter socket that we used before.

We did leave the mass airflow sensor connected. We're simply going to pick this intake tube up and lean it over to the right side. That way we have access to the throttle body. Go ahead and pull it out from the air box end. As you can see, it will pull right up. Flip it over. Now it's out of your way. You have full access to your throttle body.

As you can see, we now have access to the throttle body using 8-millimeter socket to remove all four of the outside bolts. With all four of them removed you can pull the throttle body towards you. Make sure no debris gets in there and now you're ready to install your spacer.

As you can see, the green seal is back on the intake plenum there and we're going to grab our new throttle body spacer. You want to orient this in such a manner that this flat section over here is towards this side. It's going to be towards the passenger side of the vehicle. You also see that this is bezel out here the exact same way. So you're going to set it on like this. Then you're going to place it right on there and then you're going to put the throttle body on it.

Grab the included hardware and set it through the hole. We're going to get one of them started and make it a little bit easier. The new hardware is going to use a 10-millimeter socket to get it tight. I'll get them snugged up before I go all the way around and get them tightened down fully.

Now we can reinstall our intake tube. Flip your intake tube back around to where it was. Slide this in onto your throttle body again. Go ahead and reinstall the front tube bolts. Then you can reattach this hose here just by clipping it on. Now tighten down both of the band clamps at the throttle body and the air box side. Close your hood up and your installation's complete.

As you can see, we just wrapped up this installation of the Rugged Ridge Throttle Body Spacer onto our 2018 JL wrangler. This was a super simple installation. It looks great on the Jeep and it only requires an 8-millimeter, 10-millimeter socket and about 30 minutes of your time.

Now you can find it here as well as many other great parts for your JL at

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Gladiator years:

  • 2020,
  • 2021,

This product will fit the following Wrangler years:

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