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The tornado

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

  1. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    billas333

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

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    Anyone remember this thing? Goes inside the air intake to help mix the gas/air better to increase MPG. Well I just ordered on for my truck since I put my lift on I dont wanna have a major drop off in fuel economy, also gonna get an exhaust soon. I will update how well this thing works once I get it installed.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    You could have given that $60 to me and you would have gotten the same performance results from that paperweight.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    billas333

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

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    lol well if it doesnt work then i will send it back its got a year guarantee on it so whats the harm.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    mitiko

    mitiko Well-Known Member

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    I think is better don't lose your time and return
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    pataco

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    yeah what they said,dont even open it.send it back.ive heard of NO ONE getting anything out of these things.talked to my local performance garage and he just laughed at me:mad:,later
     
  6. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    wing103

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    Save the time for yourself & the money in your pocket.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Perhaps it's psychosomatic in a sense -- he believes he'll get better MPG with it, so he will. The placebo effect if you will.

    whta's the harm in trying it?
     
  8. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    It's about 5 bucks worth of metal and 10 bucks worth of engineering and fabrication. If a part that costs Toyota 15 dollars would help, Toyota would have put it on.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    One of our members had one on his truck, and said that he wasnt sure if he felt a difference. I told him to take it out, and as soon as he did, he felt an improvement. His words were "I cant belive I fell for that shit". Dont make the same mistake. Return it. The intake system is designed to use a laminar flow of air into the combustion chamber. That Vornado is going to make you loose power.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    The Force

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    Is that a Ronco product?lol
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    the tornado is just like a throttle body spacer..................useless(unless you are using it for a paper weight)...........save your money!
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    I'll see your tornado and raise you a hurricane.
     
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