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Old 09-19-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Tornado devise in intake

Has anyone ever used one of these devises that make the air flow better?
I think it was called the tornado or something like that
but it was circular, with metal fins that would fit into the piping.
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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it's been proven that the tornado and similar products are full of crap and don't work or have any real benefit to them.
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Old 09-19-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yup. Theres plenty of threads on the Tornado here.
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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The WRX has a mechanism that "swirls" the air right before the fuel injectors, but it's only engaged when it helps and it's a lot deeper into the intake system than the Tornado. Basically, by the time the "twirling" air reaches the injectors, it's not twirling. So, total waste of money.
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Old 09-19-2004, 08:29 PM   #5
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For Most cars the tornado is a waste of money. A select few do benefit in gas mileage from it. All in all though it is pretty much a waste of money.
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:52 PM   #6
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the carb version does help on old chevy 350's
but doesn't help you
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Old 09-20-2004, 04:49 AM   #7
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spinning air before maf seems bad to me.
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Old 09-20-2004, 11:11 AM   #8
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Haha. Judging by the reaction that most get when they ask a question about one of these things, you got off easy. Its a good thing you did not post this question in General Community. Seems like someone peed in thier oatmeal this weekend.. ;-)

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Old 09-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #9
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and just imagine if it breaks up into the intake manifold and into engine.
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