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Heh. I decided last night to go ahead and get the Blitz SUS Intake for sure. While I was sitting there shoppng prices, I ran across the infomercial for that little metal cylinder that is supposedly amazing at increasing power and gas mileage. Being the cynic/skeptic that I am I was wondering if any of you have used or heard about how well these work. Figured it would be easy to drop one of these in the pipe while I have it open installing the Blitz Intake.
 

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I highly doubt it will do much good in today's cars. You think it'll do a better job than an ECU? It probably would help in older carburator cars that have poor fuel systems, but that's about it.
 

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i saw them claiming it works on there infomercial on modern cars (ie: meaning fuel injection, in the mid 90's) and they showed dyno sheets showing power increase. the one i saw was for like a 95-96 ford explorer. so who knows if it really works. i guess the only way to really know is get some dyno figures yourself, fit it and re dyno, costs money but would be interesting to know.
 

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I doubt this would work well on a turbocharged car. The air would be swirled before entering the turbo. It would then be compressed and passed through the intercooler. By the time the air entered the engine it wouldn't be swirling anymore.
 

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It's typical "as seen on TV" BS. Don't endorse porducts that scam people. This does absolutely nothing for your car. I assume you mean the Air Tornado thing..

Anything like that that obstructs the path of air coming into the engine is a bad thing. The freer flowing your intake path is the better. A hunk of metal fins is not going to improve gas mileage and horsepower. This has already been proven in other forums.
 

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Doesn't the WRX and the STi have special "tumble generator type intake manifold" which cause the intake air to tumble and mix to create a more effecient air mixture before the fuel is injected into the engine. I guess there is a built-in "Tornado" in the car already. Or should we call ours a sunami(sp.).
 

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TL-racer/STi-driver said:
Doesn't the WRX and the STi have special "tumble generator type intake manifold" which cause the intake air to tumble and mix to create a more effecient air mixture before the fuel is injected into the engine. I guess there is a built-in "Tornado" in the car already. Or should we call ours a sunami(sp.).
It's spelled Tsunami. Starts with a T like tornado ;) Tsunami's are huge waves caused by undersea earthquakes so I wouldn't call the tumbler that...maybe call it a blender? :lol:
 

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we dynoed one for a guy a year or so ago, absolutly nothing, just as we figured, as the rumor goes they hope there is a sucker born every few minutes, :oops:
 

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...By the time the air entered the engine it wouldn't be swirling anymore.
of course, you could put it at the input to the intake manifold, after the intercooler, assuming it could handle at least 14psi of boost. i'm not advocating the thing; i think it's crap.
 

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Prices in Maine

Hmm, I have found that you can use two of them in different locations for maximum effect!


btw... the most expensive windchime I have ever owned. ;)

Of course I could buy one, and if it doesn't work I could start a new trend of hanging it from my rear-view instead of a cd. Woo Woo!
 

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Rofl! If a vehicle with a front-mount intercooler were to drive through my "jet wash" would they have an engine flame-out and go into a flat-spin? That would be hella sweet.
 

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i installed 2 of these. one on the uppie and one before the TB.

we dynoed. baseline was 258 HP.

after the uppie install, we got 263. and when the TB one was installed, it jumped to 269.

will post dyno sheets soon

UPDATE: here's the dyno sheet
 
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Wow very interesting facts, I like the flow chart too, it's well done. Good job ldivinag, lots of effort put into your research.
 
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