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So why make them for vehicles they won't work in? It's a scam.
 

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Yeah I agree...but they will refund your money if within 30! :p
 


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Agreed-I bought the Tornado and was dissapointed in what I got. I notice a little bit of increased power when accelerating over 3500 rpms, but that's abolut it.

Eric
 


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I've got a co-worker that swears by it.... He claims that when they change over to the re-formulated gasoline around here in the wintertime that he slips it in and gets an extra 3mpg.

I personally believe he's smokin' some wacky tobackey.

FWIW, it's on a 3.0 Liter Ranger.

-Joe
 


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I've got one....I noticed a little extra pickup above 3500 rpm or so, but no, not worth the money.

Erk
 


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r37ribution said:
Yeah I agree...but they will refund your money if within 30! :p
See it from a real engineer's perspective: If a $0.37 piece of tin would boost hp and/or gas mileage, you can be sure Ford et al. would install them at the factory.

And from the historical perspective: This kind of junk shows up on the market every time gas prices climb. Fuel swirlers were around in the late '70s, called the "Swarup," and even reputable auto-parts stores -- including mine, which should have known and done better -- sold them.

Also those hunks of aluminum/magnets sold as "fuel enhancers" to clamp onto the fuel line. Snake oil, every one of them.
 


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Forget the Tornado, create a hurricane! Get a blower.
 


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I gotta tell you, I could care less about horsepower, especially now when gas in my neighborhood is $2.37 for regular. I am only concered about MPG, does anyone have the MPG stats. I noticed that there is a Tornado look a like on ebay for $29, which I mean they are both cheap sheet metal creations so look a like probably works a like.
 


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It doesn't add HP so it won't increase mileage.
 


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Good news! I was also curious about this. Figured it was too good to be true. Great to have to some hard evidence on this now!
 


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if anything, it may decrease it, as its one extra restriction in the air intake
 


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ASmallwood said:
I gotta tell you, I could care less about horsepower, especially now when gas in my neighborhood is $2.37 for regular. I am only concered about MPG, does anyone have the MPG stats. I noticed that there is a Tornado look a like on ebay for $29, which I mean they are both cheap sheet metal creations so look a like probably works a like.
a blower will add hp, torque, AND mpg
 


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if anything, it may decrease it, as its one extra restriction in the air intake
Doug and I dyno tested one on my 99 SOHC this past weekend. Doug will be posting the sheets, however, if memory serves me, we showed a LOSS of 2 RWHP.
 


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haha
 


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