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IMO, it's all a big hype. I'm pretty sure if you put anything in the way of air flow, it will supress it a bit. Not something that you would want. If it was that easy to increase HP and efficiency then Subaru would have done it on their own.
 

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Snake oil. Besides Subaru motors already have tumble generator valves in the intake close to the head. Why you would want to restrict / disrupt the flow of air where that turbonator is supposed to be installed is beyond me.
 

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all I know is that I had a 97 Sunfire GT, installed a Turbonator on it, and it did improve my fuel economy... not so much in the city driving, but for the hwy definitely. I don't have exact numbers, but I know that my tanks were lasting longer on road trips after than before. As for performance, don' really know or care about that...

I did put one into my 'Beca last week. If anyone is interested, I'll keep an eye on my mileage over the next little while and let you know what I come up with.
 

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jonnyk said:
all I know is that I had a 97 Sunfire GT, installed a Turbonator on it, and it did improve my fuel economy... not so much in the city driving, but for the hwy definitely. I don't have exact numbers, but I know that my tanks were lasting longer on road trips after than before. As for performance, don' really know or care about that...

I did put one into my 'Beca last week. If anyone is interested, I'll keep an eye on my mileage over the next little while and let you know what I come up with.
Ok,
Let's see some before and after #'s.
 

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lol... maybe so... I should have known when I picked it up at Toys-R-Us!! Kidding aside, I'll let y'all know how things work out in terms of economy; it can't hurt. can it? If it doesn't do anything, then I'm out $100, and I'm the new joke of the week. But if it does help, like it did on my other car, then over the course of a year, it should easily pay for itself and then some.
 

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jonnyk said:
lol... maybe so... I should have known when I picked it up at Toys-R-Us!! Kidding aside, I'll let y'all know how things work out in terms of economy; it can't hurt. can it? If it doesn't do anything, then I'm out $100, and I'm the new joke of the week. But if it does help, like it did on my other car, then over the course of a year, it should easily pay for itself and then some.
Any update?
 

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bangstar96 said:
I had a customer with a 2.5 RS and the turbonator got sucked into the intake, and destroyed the engine.:(
thats what they get for putting something stupid on their car :tdown:
 
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