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Old 06-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #11
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yea, i actually seen it in my new Car and Driver last night. It said "Supercharge any car" then the url is turbonator...
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #12
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yea, i actually seen it in my new Car and Driver last night. It said "Supercharge any car" then the url is turbonator...
That and the website never says how it works, it just gives that "atomization" crap.
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I think ZZP tested this and showed that it actually had a .5 percent loss in horsepower for our engines! Supercharged 3.8s that is. So I would stay away.
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i would buy anything like that for my truck
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You guys have to remember that our 3.8'*, even the NA ones, are VERY thirsty for air. Alot of volume goes through the intake plenum at WOT. Those fans would be an airflow restriction, as well as a turbulence-adder as already mentioned. You MIGHT gain a little if you used this to pressurize a stock airbox by adding another port in addition to the stock inlet pipe to the airbox, but I doubt it would make much difference. 3.8 liters of volume at WOT is a TON of CFM'*. Quite a different ballgame than a ricer 4-cylinder with half our displacement.

I know a guy that put one on his Ford Focus (he got it free from the disgruntled first purchaser), and it made no difference with my Gtech or his 'seat of the pants' dyno.
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his 'seat of the pants' dyno.
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Hehe... those things make me giggle..

They're right in the same bin as our good 'ol Ebay IAT mod "chip"...

Creates more of an obstruction than anything.. heh.
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i know this kid who has a cavliar and he has something similar to that, but his is and electric fan that he has hooked up between the TB and the CAI, and when he turns it on you can tell a major difference.
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i know this kid who has a cavliar and he has something similar to that, but his is and electric fan that he has hooked up between the TB and the CAI, and when he turns it on you can tell a major difference.
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"As Seen in: Honda Tuning, and Import Tuner" that just about says it all...

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i know this kid who has a cavliar and he has something similar to that, but his is and electric fan that he has hooked up between the TB and the CAI, and when he turns it on you can tell a major difference.
Thats actually a pretty cool idea. Kind of like a cheap turbo. If it works, more power to him
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