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I recently installed two Tornado Fuel Savers. For the price that they run I found that it was worth it. I'm not to sure that I could feel the horespower increase, but to me it seemed to increase the fuel mileage. If you are thinking about looking into one, look and see if you have to air lines that run into the airbox you will need to purchase 2. I bought them from autozone and when I placed the order I only got one then when I went to pick it up I mentioned that I have two air lines they looked it up and sure enough I needed 2 they gave me a discount because they ordered it wrong. :rockon
 

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From what i heard it does work in increasing gas milage. like my girl's bro-inlaw has a montero and comes with the computer thingie that shows how much milage he has left with the ammount of gas he has. when he installed the tornado he said that he got about 5 extra miles per gallon. i might try it too, but for $69.99 for one kinda makes me want to just buy better plugs, wires and a new coil.
 

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Tornados did not work for me. There are lots of threads about them if you search. This one's the first where I've heard positive statements. Congratulations! The air must be different where you live.
 

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The airs not diffrent up hear, I said it seemed to work, not by much but there was somewhat of a diffrence
 

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I recently installed two Tornado Fuel Savers. For the price that they run I found that it was worth it. I'm not to sure that I could feel the horespower increase, but to me it seemed to increase the fuel mileage. If you are thinking about looking into one, look and see if you have to air lines that run into the airbox you will need to purchase 2. I bought them from autozone and when I placed the order I only got one then when I went to pick it up I mentioned that I have two air lines they looked it up and sure enough I needed 2 they gave me a discount because they ordered it wrong. :rockon
What do you mean it SEEMED to help gas mileage. Either it did or it didn't, it's simple math. What were your numbers before and what are they now?
 

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Ya they are pretty pricie but the gas is just out ragous these days

Supposedly if you do the math and the way money is worth more now (can't remem the name of the scale from econ) that gas hasn't change in relative to its value. Ie back in the day 200 dollars a week salary, 20cents a gallon....
 

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I not going to use the Tornado.I though about getting a ram air kit made up. Maybe install two hood scoops facing forward then making a baffle around the K&N air cleaner that almost hits the hood then add a rubber or foam seal around the gap to try to keep as much air going to the carb as possible. Hell I though about hooking up the AC and running a vent to the air intake so I can get cold air in there but I don't think it's worth the money right now?
 

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Ya they are pretty pricie but the gas is just out ragous these days, I got to put new plugs thinking about those Denso Iridium plugs but for 11.99 a piece

http://www.performanceproducts4trucks.com/productpage.aspx?pid=107010&name=Denso+Iridium+Spark+Plugs
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I hope you're kidding, but it's your money. That would be about $96 for plugs. Do you see where they tell you that you will increase your fuel mileage? NO

Why? because all they are stating is that they are using a Harder substance for the center electrode. This does not equate to fuel mileage. From what they do state is that it equates to easier starting, and longer laster plugs.

There was a thread on this discussion sometime back (we've discussed just about everything at FSB), most of us felt that if you want plug longevity (not necessarily performance), that's where the platinum and harder center electrode plugs are good. If you want performance (more along the lines of power and mileage) you want a good conductive center electrode like standard copper. downside is you lose the gap more quickly, and they don't last as long. But hell, for $96, I can buy 3 sets of standard copper cores AND go get some new performance wires or a coil, that would do some real good.

As to the Tornado thingy. Snake oil BS, IMO, until someone coughs up some intersting and debatable "proof". As Larston stated, where are some figures? at least there would be some comparative data. Without that this thread is kinda useless.:doh0715:
 

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i know of a guy who has a engine dyno, and he ran one of those tornadoes and it lost horsepower. its snake oil, a good tune up and youll be as good as your gonna get. and as for the fancy spark plugs, again i call bs. i put those bosch +4 plugs into my old dakota, then swapped out for the .69 cent champion plugs and i gained power and it ran smoother. autolite, champion, and ngk are about as good as your gonna get. if you buy the Delco plugs, make sure you buy them from a 8 pack, not a 10 pack. the 10 pack are made in france. the 8 pack are still US made.
 

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Well if this is a true test than I'm going to pull them out I need all the horsepower I can get I still think that they somewhat works when it comes down to milage per gallon but I have no numbers to prove that, but it coming out if it's taking horsepower. :whiteflag
 

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They're a RESTRICTOR, nothing more or less! If you can't keep your foot from putting the skinny pedal to the wood, then of course it's going to help; it's stopping some air from entering the intake manifold. Don't even think about buying into that BS about swirling the air around, either. As Shadowfax has said, we've discussed it.

The best weapons you have to getting better mileage out of your Bronco are:
1. Keep your truck in top performing condition at all times, from engine to tires.
2. Stop mashing the pedal and take it easy.
3. Sell it and get something smaller with a 4-banger. :D KIDDING!!!!
 
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