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Vortex Generator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBiggs, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    BBiggs

    BBiggs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got it!
  2. May 11, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    i call bs

    if your not going to get 31 hp out of such mods as an exhaust that actually let the exhaust gases flow better whats a bit of twirling air gonna do?

    it wont mix better, it wont atomize better it does nothing to help, if anything it restricts it. save your $8

    but please prove me wrong. if this actually works, ill spend $8 on this
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    Total gimmick. Looks like it will produce more drag than anything else. And if you have the V-6, look at the path the air travels to get to the motor:

    The directions say to "install after the air filter", from there, the air makes two sharp turns, pass through the throttle body, then makes at least two more turns before it gets to the cylinders. I'm no rocket surgeon but by this point any vortex is surely discombobulated.
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana I don't need you to tell me how good my coffee is

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    That's the same drop in piece of metal as the "Tornado gas saver". I've only heard one person say they actually felt any increase in power and even that was negligible. Just search for Tornado gas saver on google and look at all the reviews for it. The "vortex" it creates, if it does at all, is most likely turned into a straight stream of air like it would be anyway when it gets to the intake manifold. It's your money though.
     
  5. May 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    I have this! I get 100 mpg and 350 hp! Amazing!
     
  6. May 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    No but really I remember this exact product being discussed in a corolla forum back in 2007... total bs
     
  7. May 11, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Viet2100

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    lol, you would have to be living under a rock to believe something like this actually works. Wouldn't your car manufacturer put this in your car already if it really works?
     
  8. May 11, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    BlueT

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    Dont listen to those people I have 6 of them installed (one for each cylinder) and my truck is so fuel efficient that runs on hot air
    :D
     
  9. May 11, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Sighless

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    i had this in my saturn... it did work.. gave me almost 2mpg.. then i traded the saturn for my hemi ram.. no improvement.. i threw it in the trash.
     
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