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anyone herd of the "turbinator"?

my brother found this on the internet and wanted to put it in his car. i think its bs. it ses it adds like 35 horse. http://www.turbonator.com/index.html
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that product is complete garbage, don't even bother thinking about anymore. It is an absolute waste of money.

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There are all kinds of supposed "power adder" and "fuel saver" devices out there. Most, including the Turbonator, are pure BS.

Here's some good reading that shows these "magic" devices to be either worthless or actually detrimental to power and economy.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...tml?page=1&c=y

http://autorepair.about.com/cs/gener...a022203a_3.htm
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Why doesn't he just get a type R sticker and a spoiler?
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Why doesn't he just get a type R sticker and a spoiler?
Halfway there!



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Why doesn't he just get a type R sticker and a spoiler?

he would have to replace all the engine's internals with forged parts to compensate for the power gain of the Type R sticker. A spoiler might mess with his muffler bearings too.
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he would have to replace all the engine's internals with forged parts to compensate for the power gain of the Type R sticker. A spoiler might mess with his muffler bearings too.
One of the first mods to my truck was aftermarket muffler bearings!
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this is perfect for audiobahn users
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Nice Bob......I am sorry I completely destroyed this thread.
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I have these stickers that I sell. They add 600 horsepower to any car, but if you have the turbinator on your car my stickers add 4,000 horsepower to your car. Actual horsepower numbers may vary per car.
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