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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about tornado or spiral man intake inserts. They are theoredically supose to spin the air as it travels though your intake tube creating a better air/fuel mixture giving you more horsepower. Should i really get this thing or is it going to be a dud?
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:27 AM   #2
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ive heard nothing but bad about the tornado. supposedly, it actually makes you lose power. never had it though, so i cant say for sure. i wouldnt waste your money if i were you.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:51 AM   #3
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Consider this:

If the "Tornado" (and other such pieces of infomercial garbage) truly worked, it would be common knowledge. A car performance product that lives up to the claims it makes, costs $19.95, and can be installed by a monkey would probably be in 9 out of 10 cars out there.

Save your $19.95 for the "Eggstractor" TM. It really works!
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Old April 28th, 2004, 07:35 AM   #4
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if you want to save 5 bucks, send me 15 and i'll come over and defecate in your intake tube if you want.
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Going against the majority (or is it everybody), and having years of experience working in the engineering dept and test lab of a fan manufacturer, I will state that there is validity to some of the theory behind the Tornado. Will it actually result in gains, I don't know. Would it hurt milage or performance, I would say not.

Just my $0.02.

If anybody (ie speedfrk) has any actual tests or links showing a decrease in power or performance, I would be very interested in seeing them.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 02:26 PM   #6
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if you want to save 5 bucks, send me 15 and i'll come over and defecate in your intake tube if you want.

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tornado spins air BEFORE the TB/carb. Air starts spinning, hits the throttle plates, and stops spinning. You just lost all the supposed gain from the tornado.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 03:39 PM   #8
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tornado spins air BEFORE the TB/carb. Air starts spinning, hits the throttle plates, and stops spinning. You just lost all the supposed gain from the tornado.
No you didn't (or don't). There is a benefit on both sides of the tb. imo.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 03:46 PM   #9
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They are total BS Jokes

in theory, they may perhaps push a few more molecules of air around, but I highly doubt they have any proven tests of any beneficial gains on a car.

think about how many thousands of rpms and how many pounds of boost are required by a supercharger to gain horsepower. given that it's very unlikely that a tin blade rotating in the wind is going to add HP.

again, in theory....perhaps...but I've never seen a HP gain from Theory alone.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #10
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i dont think a single person at that tornado company took high school physics... much less a degree in any sort of engineering?

03LXV6Guy... are you still working at that fan place? my internship at bosch germany over the summer fell through because they didn't need as many interns over the summer as they thought. could you ask your boss if he needs any ME interns over the summer?
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