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Old 04 Mar 2005, 08:27 am
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Hi all, found this on ebay. I know there is no way it will act like a real turbo, but do you think it has a good effect? Has anyone used this thing before?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33742

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 08:37 am
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1) I'm not sure how 250 CFM equates to a measure of boost - I mean, I have no feel for whether that's significant or not.
2) It would seem to me that when it's not turned on, it would restrict air flow due to blades in intake tract.
3) don't see why it wouldn't work when turned on - except for 1) - dunno how much that 250 CFM represents. [:I]
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Old 04 Mar 2005, 10:34 am
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I'd like to see someone chime in on this one who knows more than us backyard mechanics. MX-5 are your there? It looks like a glorified "tornado" that they sell on television that spins the air into the intake with the movement of incoming air. This is just a prettier package and can be turned on with a small electric motor.

I just goggled the "Tornado" gadget and came up with these test results from an independent tester:

The mileage test was done with the mileage from three tank full's of gas and averaging them out. The same tests were done after the Tornados were installed. Fuel mileage on the Chevy Pick up increased by .2 mpg and the Lincoln Town Car increased by .1 mpg. The mileage on the S-10 decreased by .4 mpg. So much for the fuel mileage increase.

How about the increase in power? All three drivers said they felt an increase in power after installing the Tornados. I put them back on the Dynamometer to see how much the power increased. We got the same horsepower readings on all three cars, no increase in horsepower. I asked the drivers why they said their cars had more power and they all said, "Well, it felt like it had more power."

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 01:44 pm
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Lets do the math.

The 2.4 Cruiser engine is roughly one cubic foot. If the engine moves one cubic foot for every two revolutions (it's a four cycle so am I right on this?), this "blower" will supply positive pressure up to 500 RPM. After that, it becomes a big hairball in your intake. [:0]

At 6000 RPM, you would need more than 12 of these to break even. [B)]


(These scientific calculations are for the N/A. For the Turbo you would need lots more of 'em.)
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I read a bit of the fine print and I saw three words "All Sales Final." That turns me off on buying this.

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Old 07 Mar 2005, 05:35 am
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LOL... after that calculation from 2step, I think I will pass on this device.
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Listen guys, DO NOT buy this thing! I've heard of people causing damage to their electrical systems with this thing. And others have said as stated before, it's just a glorified Tornado, spins up the air and does jack for fuel economy and power.
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 01:42 pm
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"HIGHLY SUSPECT" I have seen this on ebay many times, but i have serious doubts if it works. Usually super cheap performance mods hardly ever are.
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 12:16 pm
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I've heard a couple stories that poeple have installed these things, and their plastic blades and or the motor breaks off, and flies into the engine, destroying your entire motor.

A while back on ebay, there were a bunch of people selling onboard motor boats's blowers as "Electric Turbos" I had a friend that checked on the part number and it did match as a standard marine blower. (to keep the exuast gases out of the onboard engine bay of the boat)

This one does look different, but Its still the same concept, and its definatly not worth putting it on your car, thats for sure!!

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Thats the first time ive seen curb finders on a pt, your car looks awesome dice
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