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#1 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 08:07 AM
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Does the turbonater advertised at the top of this forum work at all??

I've never heard anyone mention them.
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Just for fun, a few friends and I bought one (same device, called "Tornado") and installed it in a stock Integra Type-R. Seat-of-the-pants effect was NIL. We lost 2hp across the rpm range on the dyno. Fuel consumption difference was not noticeable.

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Thanks

Thought that might be the case LOL
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Just take out the airbox and replace it with a straight pipe with a cone filter at the end... bam instant 5 hp and it cost you like 10 dollars. blah

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Consumers Reports tested several of those similar products, including the one you mentioned. They were all confirmed JUNK!

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