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Tornado fuel saver question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Lukeduplesse, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Lukeduplesse

    Lukeduplesse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used the "Tornado" fuel saver and actually seen a improvement?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    YeahYeah

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    eh.... little.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Lukeduplesse

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    so its not worth the 60 bucks?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    I have no experience with one but everything I read and hear say it's a gimmick.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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    Hambone805

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    why don't you just give me the 60 bucks
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    skytower

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    If a cheap piece of metal improved gas milage, toyota would have added it to the 2nd gen.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Its a gimmick. I dynoed one on a 3.4, and it lost about 4 hp.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    Veccster

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    $60 and it DECREASES my horsepower....ehh...no thanks!

    I'd spend $60 on a cheap piece of metal if it INCREASED my HP by 4. Even if I used more gas :crapstorm:
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    I tried one years ago that someone gave me for free... and it helped improve mpg slightly in my opinion because it cloggs up the intake hose which limits the amount of air that can be consumed by the engine meaning less gas..thus more miles on less gas and a loss of hp. (sorry for the run on sentence)

    You could probably kinked the intake hose and get the same results if you never floored the gas. Sorta tricks the MAF sensor??
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    A buddy had one on a 350 chevy it didn't do him any good. I then used it on my 454 and noticed jack shit, so it back because I didn't want it taking up space at my house.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    kristonex

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    The old saying "if its too good to be true it probably is" definitely applies here. There is no miracle gas saver or everybody would be using it.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    Lukeduplesse

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    Thanks everyone for all your input. I'm glad I asked first before I threw away a tank of gas.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Does this mean a performance air intake would use MORE gas?
     
  14. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    More air needs more fuel to make power.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Claims of better mpg's because of an intake mod are bs. Flow more air, the ECU will inject more fuel. Claims of more HP? Yes, but marginally so.
    The only proven way to save gas is to keep your tires inflated properly, keep your tailgate up, keep your windows closed, and keep the lead out of your foot!
     
  16. Jul 29, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Basically all it does is take up space, cause erratic air flow, and steal your money. Want better mpg's change your driving habits and keep up with maintenance.
     
  17. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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