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Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by billas333, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    billas333

    billas333 [OP] They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    Does anyone know exactly how to take off the air in take hose leading to the engine? There is a screw with a little blue plastic piece just below the head of the screw. I tried just unscrewing it but it doesnt wanna budge.

    FYI I am trying to install one of those dumb tornados so I can see for myself if they work or not at improving mpg. Once the damn thing is installed I will know but when i try to unscrew the screw i feel like im gonna break it.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You REALLY dont want to install one of those........Do you?



    sigh.........


    Hope this helps:

    12mm bolts:
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    2 clips, and the whole thing comes off

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Good luck, I gained 1.3 mpg's by taking OFF my throttle body spacer.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    He should gain about the same, after he removes his. :D
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    billas333

    billas333 [OP] They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    LOL they cant really be that bad
     
  6. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    maybe. I'm glad i got mine for free. No money waisted :thumbsup:
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What makes you think that a $1.00 peice of steel can give your truck more h.p. than many high paid engineers in Nagoya, Japan have been able to?
     
  8. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    billas333

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    hey the infomercial sounds pretty convincing. I got one of those nuwave ovens too and that thing kicks ass haha
     
  9. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I'll give you that...I still want a Slap-N-chop.......:(
     
  10. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    what is a slap n chop

    I just got that nuwave oven thing, made frozen turkey burgers last nite in about 12minutes and they were perfectly cooked,

    Gonna do some potatoes in there soon
     
  11. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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  12. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    AHHHHH googled slap n chop and its sham wow vince LOL
     
  13. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    This reminds me of when my boys first started driving. They wanted to add every bolt on widget that promised more horsepower or better mileage. Drop in air filters that would add ten horsepower, spark plugs that would add 10-15% more horsepower. You try to explain that if this five dollar widget would improve things this much the factory would add it and add fifty dollars to the price. I remember when I was in high school one of the guys was talking about replacing the front disc breaks on his mustang with drum breaks because someone told him disc breaks drag and he would gain a second or two in the quarter mile by going to drum breaks.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Yup I bought one 2 yrs ago. I wanted so bad to see something of an improvement. 6 months ago I told Chris4x4 I had one in there. He goes "Frank-why? Listen, take that thing out and tell me if you see a change"
    ..so I took it out-MY TRUCK RAN BETTER WITHOUT IT! and has been ever since. Those things suck, and in my case made performance a bit worse than I realized:)
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    no offense to you, but it seems as if anyone will do anything to see if they can make their truck go faster. its like " oh man, im gonna get a CAI, it'll add 15 more hp." yeah i tell people all the time "bolt on performance yields a LITTLE bit of hp gain. nothing signifigant." say a CAI or a Exhaust. at most in combo you might see 8 more horsepower. thats at a maximum.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    X2....And in some cases, it will have a negative impact on performance.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    exactly. say, chris, if he had a bolt on exhaust, do you think he would see a gain or because of the loss in back pressure,or would he lose low end hp?
     
  18. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    Depends on the size of the exhaust, and the muffler used. Back pressure isnt the complete issue with an exhaust. The way it effects scavenging is more important.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    well, say it was a 2.5in inlet and outlet. complete kit. how do you think it would fare?
     
  20. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    What kinda muffler?
     
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