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Old 08 Aug 2005, 07:28 am
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Default Does the PowerAid "vortex" really work?

HI All,

Well, the title says it all. Does anybody have any experience with one of these "red wonders"?

Does a cold air intake still fit properly with the added space from the adaptor?

Thanks.
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Old 08 Aug 2005, 09:38 am
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Nope, it's a piece of crap. Save your money and stay away from it.
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[B)] 10-4. Thats a big dittooo....
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Here is a test you can use. Does it sound too good to be true? Are they offering a small add-on that the Car Manufacturers could have built in and be able to increase mileage? They are under intense pressure to increase MPG, and have done some pretty expensive things to make the numbers. If they could have put in an oil treatment, vanes in the intake or exhaust, magnets on the fuel lines, or anything else for pennies per car, it would have been done BEFORE multi-point electronic fuel injection, extremely tight machining tolerances, Thin-to-thick sheetmetal (a PT first), or any of the many other things that cost hundreds per car. While there are some great aftermarket products, there are a lot of snake-oil salesmen, too. BTW, don't buy from unsolicited emails, either...[XX(]
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Agreed 100%. From Fitch fuel treatment pucks, to fuel "Ionization" magnets, (fuels can be ionized, but not by passing a $4 magnet) only the look of the snake oil guys have changed.

The products are pretty much the same as ever.

Crap.

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Agreed 100%. From Fitch fuel treatment pucks, to fuel "Ionization" magnets, (fuels can be ionized, but not by passing a $4 magnet) only the look of the snake oil guys have changed.

The products are pretty much the same as ever.

Crap.

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Here is a test you can use. Does it sound too good to be true? Are they offering a small add-on that the Car Manufacturers could have built in and be able to increase mileage?XX(]
Chevy did come out with the vortec head using the "fast burn" chamber, 5.0's use the "Twisted Wedge" Head....

The theory works the application does not, If you could get that swirl effect in the head...yes you will increase hp and mpg...however swirling the air anywhere up stream of the head is worthless.
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HI All,

Well, the title says it all. Does anybody have any experience with one of these "red wonders"?

Thanks.
These only seem to work once you have pissed away yout money on them. Just about everyone that did swears that they can "feel a difference", it's just that even the maufacturer stated that they could not measure a difference in HP or torque on a dyno.
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Chevy did come out with the vortec head using the "fast burn" chamber, 5.0's use the "Twisted Wedge" Head....

The theory works the application does not, If you could get that swirl effect in the head...yes you will increase hp and mpg...however swirling the air anywhere up stream of the head is worthless.
Agreed, but "twisting air" or inducing tumble in the combustion chamber is a completely different thing than twisting air BEFORE the throttle plate or in the intake port. Also, any add-on that 'works' or increases power in both EFI (dry flow) and carb or TBI (wet flow) applications is suspect.
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