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Old 07-26-2007, 10:59 AM
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Here is the link http://www.streetandperformanceelect...ptp/hptpfc.htm

They are claiming up 22 rwhp.

Does anybody think it might be worth 6 or 7 rwhp?

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Old 07-26-2007, 11:02 AM
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i've been waiting for this redesign to get
finished, can't wait to install it
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:33 AM
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me too!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:50 PM
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I'm starting to think you guys think this piece is for real.

Anybody else have an opinion?
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:07 PM
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Every independent test I've seen on devices like these has found them to be bogus and subject to the placebo effect. And they say "up to 22 HP", so it could add .0001 HP and their butts would be covered.

For the $75, I'll get behind your car and push, and probably add more power.

But if someone want's to be the guinea pig and do a before and after dyno on it, be my guest -
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:55 PM
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I bought the helix power tower for my gt, its only like a hundred bucks so what can it hurt, im using it now currently. Im not sure if it added power becuases ive never been dynoed, but it does make a cool whistlin sound when you hit the gas... ive had about 5 people ask me if i was superchared bcuz they can here it in there car when there next to me...but my thing is why not what can it hurt just buy it, just think of it as a nother little project you get to put on your car yourself...i also think it helped with my gas milieage, but it could all just be in my head

My opionion...buy it...
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:06 PM
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I always wounder how these things create better atomization in a dry manifold?
Now on a carburetor engine where swirling might help the mixture..maybe.
From all info I've picked up here and there i understand that the airflow is not constant,
and more like pulsing columns into the cylinder.So how would swirling the air in a dry manifold
gain anything?
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:17 AM
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You raise a very good point - atomization of the fuel wouldn't occur until right befofre the cylinder, and by that time I would think that any change to the air turbulence at the thottle body would be gone..
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:55 AM
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i agree ... i could see this working ona lawn mower or something... but thats about it...
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:12 AM
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Rather see some dyno charts of ppl who have installeditfirst ....than buying it atm.
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