so i was seraching and i found this thing called the turbonator i know it sounds gay, it's 70 bucks and can add up to 35 hp and 20% more mpg. i was wondering if anyone knew anything about this and if it could be harmful
I vote that the next person to start a thread about the "Turbonator" be banned immediately, and his/her address be given out so we can go and take their BMW and kick them in their balls... or where their balls would be.
Do a search and you will see that the Turbonators are the biggest waste of money on the face of the planet. Everytime a thread is made about these POS's it only turns ugly.
Anyone who wants to say anything good about these, save it for a ricer forum. If you do happen to say something good about them, be ready to be flamed by everyone.
omg like, i put one of these on, and i got like, 30rwhp and i increased my gas milease by like... 300%!!!!
I read a comparison with a few items that promise these, including the turbonator, and some products cause severe damage to the car. Most actually decreased performance. None increased performance at all. They are a waste of money.
Its just a gimmick to make money. You put it *I beleive* between your intake and the engine. It has essentially a fan blade in it. They claim that it increases air flow the much like a supercharger or turbo, but instead of forcing air in, it "messes" up the air. Accroding to them, the fact that the fan blade is in there "turning" or "rotating" the air will increase your HP.
They might have changed the design, but when I first saw them a few years ago, that was the basic idea behinde it. Since then all I have ever heard from non-ricers is that they are complete crap. As far as I know they do not damage anything, but give you no gains. It is just something else to put under your hood. About as helpful in increasing your HP as a V-tech sticker.
If you actually watch the commercial/read the ad for it, it's actually telling the truth. BUT the only reason it "seems" to add hp is because when they dyno the car without the turbonator on, the car is running cold, after they put the turbonator on they warm up the car before putting it on the dyno. (For those of you who don't know a cold engine will never perform as well as an engine that's been warmed up). So in the end the ad isn't a full blown lie, does the turbonator work? No! Does an engine that's been warmed up put out more power than a cold engine? Yes!
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