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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wazzabie, Aug 30, 2005.
Does the tornado really work?
god we had a kid arguing for it in class the other day. ITs a retarded product that just restricts air intake.
Think about it, you install it pre throttle body. So it "Swirls" the incoming air(as if thats a good thing), then the air hits the throttle blades and straightens out anyway Straight fast air is the way to good power, yeah turbulent air will help mix the A/F mixture but its not going to happen like that. Thats what dual plane intakes and all the other old staples are for.
Swirling might be important if you drove a toilet....
They work for the guy that invented them.
a recent popular mechanics did exhaustive testing... NONE of the mpg improving gizmos they tried worked... at all. Several of them even LOST power and/or mpg.
It would be interesting to see the Popular Mechanics story. Does anyone have a copy? Did they test any air filters? I'd like to see an independant comparison of a K&N vs AC delco.
YES THEY DO WORK !!!!!
at emptying out your wallet
do a search there was a post on here aobut that
I think that this is a repost (I'm sure that I got it from here), but I can't find it with search, prolly cause I suck. A somewhat independent study of K&N vs. AC Delco and Other brands.
But as was mentioned in the previous post, even though the graphs look like major differences, there is actually only a 2-4% difference between the filters in the various tests.
The short answer is NO......
Ok, lets pretend we're a column of air flowing thru a filter element from 360 degrees, we go thru this stationary fan-blade which gets us spinning.......
(and makes me very dizzy), then we get sucked into the four separate venturis of a 750 double-pumper, past the downleg boosters, then sliced in half again by the throttle plates where we meet for coffee in the plenum of a Edelbrock performer, then we get ripped to shreds by 8 different intake runners all screaming for air to mix with their fuel, down we go thru the twists and turns until we run slap into the backside of a 2.02" valve and are gutted from the inside out like a hard-boiled egg in the garbage disposal.
Do you think any tornados wanna hang out with us.........NO
Tornados belong in Kansas, not your intake.
Swirling air after the throttle body is a good thing as it boosts low end torque. Just tlook at tbi and vortec heads that have the "swirl port "design. THe more the air moves, the more the atomization of fuel particles is enhanced.
The aforementioned "swirling" you speak of takes place in the combustion chamber, not the intake runners............
Remember way back when, the Suzuki motor company introduced the patented "TSCC" or "Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber" technology.......it is still used and makes their engines very broadbanded and very powerful.
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