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Old 07-04-2004, 04:09 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any info on the tornado devices that attach to your intake hose between the engine and swirls the air that enters the engine? I did research and the one at Pep Boys also states 3-5 mpg improvement and hp increase. Some products have hefty hp gains. Does anyone have any experience with this type of product? Does it work with a supercharger already installed? I have an 02 SSEI. The product I saw was $68.00. Pepboys carries on for the Bonny. What do you think?
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Please don't. The swirling they create will confuse the MAF and you will run not as well as you do without.
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Yeah, they are a gimmick designed only to make money.

No benefit, only harm.
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i have one in mine right now until my CAI comes in. I have no problems with it. Its been in for over a mnth now. Im not sure if this is how many kms you guys are getting but i get about 640-670 kms per tank of gas. Not sure if its what you guys get.
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Do a search here for tornado, the thing is a choke on air flow and destroys any chance of laminar flow, which aids volumetric efficiency and clean maf readings.
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my cai should be here this week. cant wait!
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they sound silly as hell
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Thanks guys! No tornado for me. I'll just be happy with my k&n filter I recently installed. Thats enough of an upgrade for me right now.
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Don'* description was the best. You guys are all LOSERS!

Ok, serious hat on, Don nailed it. But the Tornado DOES have a purpose. On certain types of vehicles (mostly carbureted, but also some vehicles with the MAF in/near the airbox) the Tornado can help the flow through the lower intake on a car. But not by much. It shouldn't be noticeable.

It would be a killer on our cars, especially a Supercharged engine.
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Good choice..... your money is better spent on something else.
Checkout "Intense" for some stuff that makes real hp.
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