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joylover24 Jul 19, 1:19am - #28971 

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Torando Air Filter

I saw an infomercial about this Torando Air Filter, that is added to any air box/Intake and it give some major power numbers. Does anyone know if this is true???

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Kim Jul 19, 1:46am - #28972 
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i don't think that it would really give out those high power increases, but it might be good for a 3-4 HP increase. because it does give better air flow.

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01celi Jul 19, 1:54am - #28973 
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I saw that comercial too. they were claiming a 20 hp gain for like 70 bucks. sounds to good to be true.

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GOLDCELICA Jul 19, 2:42am - #28974 

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I think it's proven on really powerful cars to give better emissions but for a celi most likely you'll just be gettin' a product with a good concept if ya know what I mean. I've seen electronic looking devices they sell called superchargers but it just looks like a oscilating fan connected by a 12v wire and pluged into the end of the Intake. again "good concept" but not a huge difference for a performance product. I think the tornado does make maybe 2-4hp difference but not a noticable one such as a full c.a.i. replacement.

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ssgsky Jul 19, 2:46am - #28975 

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like any performance modification, you have to read the fine print, like with the tornado, they replace the Air Filter along with installing it, which adds to the numbers, prob replace sparkplugs, and there are some dyno tricks you can do to get higher numbers on the same car and same engine with no modifications. k&n filters claim a huge power increase, while that is somewhat true, it is against a baseline of a well used *read unserviceable* filter

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punterjoe21 Jul 19, 4:40am - #28976 
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i think its more of a fuel saver than a power gain. i wouldnt mind the extra mpg.

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Elec-FuYu Jul 19, 4:50am - #28977 
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i was actually going to order one...until i saw their cheap...website...like those low quality pictures...kinda freaks me out...so i decided to save the money to get my AEM pulley system grin grin grin

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tempest Jul 19, 5:08am - #28978 

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my friend bought it. he said that it doesn't really give you hp well at least that he felt but it does save you on gas. plus you can also put it with you CAI at least on a honda not sure on celica. i might try it out just to see if it does give me better gas mileage.
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Elec-FuYu Jul 19, 5:25am - #28979 
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Originally Posted by tempest
my friend bought it. he said that it doesn't really give you hp well at least that he felt but it does save you on gas. plus you can also put it with you cai at least on a honda not sure on celica. i might try it out just to see if it does give me better gas mileage.


plz keep us informed~ i am still intrested tho...just freaked out by the website...

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joylover24 Jul 19, 1:36pm - #28980 

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WEll 70 bucks for 4 more ponies isnt really that bad, expecialy when you ad in all the other mods as well. And who would not want to save on gas (at least in buffalo it is $1.77 for the good stuff) Let me know if anyone gets one. Thanks guys and gals.

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ct Jul 20, 2:02am - #28981 

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is this product even dyno proven? confused

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01celi Jul 20, 2:08am - #28982 
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Originally Posted by ct
is this product even dyno proven? confused

they put it on a dyno with a marauder and it got like a 20 hp increase. if it sounds to good to be true, 9/ times out of 10 it is. thumbsdown

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PBCelica02 Jul 20, 2:17am - #28983 

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O well 4 more hp isnt bad for only 70 bucks. I wanna get one and try it. Whats their website?
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cretinx Jul 30, 12:38am - #28985 
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This product provides absolutely no increase in power. It fits in your Intake tube, and thus restricts air flow inwards. You might not feel any real power loss, but it is there. The reason the gas is saved is because it's restricting airflow, so your computer flows less fuel to meet the lower air amount present and keep the a/f ratio good. Don't waste your money on this piece of crap. I've heard of it actually getting sucked through the Intake into a piston and messing the whole engine up.
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Rone0seveN Jul 30, 6:50am - #28986 

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Originally Posted by cretinx
This product provides absolutely no increase in power. It fits in your intake tube, and thus restricts air flow inwards. You might not feel any real power loss, but it is there. The reason the gas is saved is because it's restricting airflow, so your computer flows less fuel to meet the lower air amount present and keep the a/f ratio good. Don't waste your money on this piece of crap. I've heard of it actually getting sucked through the intake into a piston and messing the whole engine up.



You do get hp but it's a minimal amount only after 4500 rpms.But you don't save gas...
Those are just couple of people I asked that had it.
One was on an eclipse 2001 the other a honda accord 94 oh well they said it's great!!Also one of them fix the moving problem, the tornado has metal pieces that can be bend outward so the tornado can have a snug fit inside the air hose! Well guys just telling you what I have heard>...

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supra_celica Jul 30, 8:19am - #28987 

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Just be weary of these things. I hope they don't mess up anyone's motor.

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