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Old 01-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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In the effort to compile a Techinfo article on mythical performance, please list any devices AND manufacturers if possible for all the bogus performance devices and claims you can think of (tornado, vornado, electric superchargers, IAT resistors, and the like).
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Old 01-20-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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http://www.turbonator.com/ is always a riot

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"I purchased two Turbonators for my Chrysler Sebring and immediately noticed the increase in power. It was more than I expected. I am already noticing the improved gas mileage. I like them so much, I am ordering two more for my brothers. Now, it feels like my car has a turbo charger." - Dr. Brian Coyle (San Jose, CA)
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ok here is some information about electric supercharger manufacturers... ill put the name of the product line first then the name of the company
e-ram by electricsupercharger.com
Thomas Knight Turbo Electric Supercharger by boosthead.com
jet stream by esuperchargers.com
instructions to build ur own electric supercharger by gaprojects.com
DragART Supercharger by DragART performance




and here is a thread from a ricer forum that has some info about people that actually did buy electric superchargers http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...3&page=1&pp=15
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ok here are the only 2 models of the spiral things i could find
spiral max air twister
turbonator
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Cant forget the ebay chips, those are always a ripoff, no matter who its manufactured by
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http://www.stillen.com/sportscars_detail.asp?id=50846

dont know much about those but looks like another iat like gimmic.
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How about a throttle position sensor spoof? where it makes the computer think your at 100% at 75%. It dosen't add performance just kinda feels like it.
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http://www.stillen.com/sportscars_detail.asp?id=50846

dont know much about those but looks like another iat like gimmic.
Those are real Jet chips.
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ok here is some information about electric supercharger manufacturers... ill put the name of the product line first then the name of the company
e-ram by electricsupercharger.com
Thomas Knight Turbo Electric Supercharger by boosthead.com
jet stream by esuperchargers.com
instructions to build ur own electric supercharger by gaprojects.com
DragART Supercharger by DragART performance




and here is a thread from a ricer forum that has some info about people that actually did buy electric superchargers http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...3&page=1&pp=15
uhhhhhh the Boosthead.com electronic */c actually WORKS... it'* */c with 3 starter motors on it not a dinky electric fan... hense the high current draw and the time limit as per battery limitations... and hense the over 1grand price tag

as for getting rid of myths.... this isn't a manufacturer specific thing... but this whole "you need backpressure to run an N/A engine" thing has got to be stopped. backpressure is BAD for an engine... what alot of ppl think of needing backpressure is actually exhuast velocity ... while backpressure may remain in an exhaust tuned for exhaust velocity, the idea is to get rid of as much backpressure as possible, while getting maximum exhaust velocity. just think about it for a second or two ... back pressure... this is exhaust getting forced BACK into the combustion chambers... not a good thing
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How about that Tornado insert that you pit in your intake to "swirl" the wind around. Nothing but an obstruction. And also Z-Max!
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