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« on: October 29, 2009, 10:20:03 PM »
this is the info on those supposed products that claim large and dont do crap.

To top it off, the fine folks and experts at Discovery’s popular TV show Myth Busters, which I highly recommend, have also tested these same devices.  All of these tests were done with the hope that these items would indeed provide the gains in fuel economy and horsepower as the manufacturers claimed as this would be very beneficial to consumers.  Unfortunately in test after test, and in the Myth Busters case it was done live for TV viewers so everyone could see, they all failed.  In fact, not only did they not work, but in many cases these items were actually found to be detrimental.

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The Turbonator along with the Tornado were found to restrict airflow and actually decrease horsepower.  It didn’t matter which car these so called vortex generator products were installed in it happened every time. Definitely not what the manufacturers claim.  So, how can the manufacturers make these false claims?  Just ask STP, Fuelmax and Zmax.  All manufacturers of various products and additives that all claimed similar gains in fuel economy and horsepower.  The FTC and EPA has sued all three of them (some numerous times) for false claims and selling products that just did not work.  Some of these cases are still pending and the others have resulted in million dollar fines and changes in product claims and more.

If one researches the Turbonator and Tornado along with other similarly claimed vortex generators you will find sufficient evidence that their time will soon come to pass with the legal system.  What makes a company sell a product that they know has no benefit and sell it with outrageous claims to the contrary?  Pure and simple Greed.  And look, these products are sold at your local PepBoys, Autozone, Advanced Auto, etc… I’m sure the fine folks at PepBoys must have heard by now that these products do not work in any circumstance as found by the EPA and Myth Busters staff.  If not all they have to do is look it up on the internet.  .

if you wish to read it all for yourself here is the link.

http://www.mdwholesale.com/Mythbusters_Turbonator.html
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Re: Turbonator Vortex Generator
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 06:18:05 AM »
A good rule of thumb to avoid these things on ebay is that if the picture of it just has HP and MPG gains and no actual pictures, it's a lie.

Things like these:


And the most ridiculous claim ever:
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 06:27:52 AM »
A good rule of thumb to avoid these things on ebay is that if the picture of it just has HP and MPG gains and no actual pictures, it's a lie.

Things like these:


And the most ridiculous claim ever:



the funny thing is the turbonator isnt just an ebay item its a real thing from a supposed company.

http://www.vorteccyclone.com/?OVRAW=turbonator&OVKEY=turbonator&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=1039295022&OVKWID=7685296022

http://www.turbonator.co.uk/

these are some of the scam sites.
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Re: Turbonator Vortex Generator
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 07:12:06 AM »
Thank you for posting this. No matter how many times we tell people they are a scam and do NOTHING. Someone always asks. If you can find the link to the Myth Busters video that shows this it would be of great help. I would even push this to be stickied (once you get the video or link to the right sites) some where to show that they are nothing but a scam. . .

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 07:32:10 AM »
I don't think they post videos online. But I do remember that episode. They tested the turbonado things, the things where you put magnets on the fuel line (to "align the fuel molecules for a more complete burn" lol), and those resistor things.
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Re: Turbonator Vortex Generator
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 08:04:42 AM »
Lol, I wonder if anyone actually falls for these scams. In terms of physics and theory, the magnetic fuel savers and these tornado things actually worth, only in theory though. On the side note, the headlight restorations do work, they do. It works in some cases better than others, like my friend's integra, it shined up the headlight very well. But it didn't work as well on my sister's accord and his dad's benz. But nevertheless they do work.


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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 08:13:17 AM »

VTEC - Sometimes you need a catchy word to let the world know your car doesn't make power until 5000 RPM.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009, 03:03:28 PM »
dont get me wrong like 5 years ago before i became a mechanic i did get one of those things and i thought it worked but i just realised it was killing my power not adding to.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 03:10:36 PM »
dont get me wrong like 5 years ago before i became a mechanic i did get one of those things and i thought it worked but i just realised it was killing my power not adding to.

Man If I wasnt on this site, I would have bought the Turbonator, the electric supercharger, and what ever else, oh and the autozone stick ons etc...

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Lmao its like a testamonial or however you spell it

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 04:35:28 PM »
Man If I wasnt on this site, I would have bought the Turbonator, the electric supercharger, and what ever else, oh and the autozone stick ons etc...

Thanks 9glancer!

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yesh you dont know how many soldiers in ft bragg accually think that tubonator is good they swear by it on their civics,lol.
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2009, 09:44:06 PM »
LOL @ DE-wonder putting his response inside the quote =D


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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 11:11:50 PM »
^^^ yeah lol. i didnt even notice that,lol. 8)
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