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Old 01-01-2005, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking through some older forums about this Turbonator or Tornado air flow thing but didnt find out anythign for sure.. Does anyone here actually have one?? Does it add hp and better fuel economy?? Or is it a POS kinda like putting a 12inch tall wing on a civic??
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Originally posted by numberthree_@Jan 2 2005, 01:09 AM
I was looking through some older forums about this Turbonator or Tornado air flow thing but didnt find out anythign for sure.. Does anyone here actually have one?? Does it add hp and better fuel economy?? Or is it a POS kinda like putting a 12inch tall wing on a civic??
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Total P.O.S. - I remember this topic coming up about 3 or 4 years ago on the Acura forum web site back when I had my Legend. There were some good posts discussing the topic, but I remember someone finally shot it down convincingly, altho I don't remember what he said.
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Or is it a POS kinda like putting a 12inch tall wing on a civic??
Yeah, like huge coffee-can exhaust on a kia with an aluminum wing useless.
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It has been tested and confirmed to be POS...remember reading about that somewhere.
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that's what i figured.. more people would have it if it was for real..
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I know a guy who tried it on his nissan and said while there was absolutely no performance gain whatsoever, he was impressed because it did bring him a few mpg. Honestly - I think it probably would help you get a few mpg if your engine had some basic tuning issues - it might help it run slightly more efficiently.
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I know a guy who tried it on his nissan and said while there was absolutely no performance gain whatsoever, he was impressed because it did bring him a few mpg. Honestly - I think it probably would help you get a few mpg if your engine had some basic tuning issues - it might help it run slightly more efficiently.
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Can't see how it would improve mpg. Engine computer makes sure you have the right air/fuel mixture. Unless this thing can turn the air it takes in into fuel, it ain't gonna improve mpg.
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