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danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 05:50 PM
Planning to buy me one of these for my 2001 Infiniti QX4. It will cost me around 50 bucks for one, and i heard alot of good things about this. Has anyone experienced this? What have u heard?


Seems like this product is not one of those cheap $19.99 deals.


-dante

kotec123
04-18-2006, 05:52 PM
ony of my buddies just got one in his escort....no real increase in power as some of those products claim, but he has yet to get back to me on the fuel efficiency part....installation was easy as hell tho

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 05:52 PM
check here for what model you need:

http://272.com/affapps/

tRiGgEr
04-18-2006, 05:53 PM
Sister picked one up for her Jeep GC. Zero increase in power and fuel.

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 05:56 PM
Sister picked one up for her Jeep GC. Zero increase in power and fuel.


how much did she pay? and what year was the car? because i remember reading a statistic chart of some sort, that if it was an old year, you won't notice a big difference. but the cars out now in the 2000s-present, there's a chance u'll find a difference.

-dante

tRiGgEr
04-18-2006, 05:58 PM
2000 Jeep grand cheroke $55.00 sold it on ebay.

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 05:58 PM
ive had experience wit it, i put that in wit a k&n filter and it does more restricting of air IMO, waste of money to me, i took it out and jus run the air filter and i cant be any happier

iagrdshaka
04-18-2006, 05:59 PM
One of my friends got one for his Monte. Turned out it made no difference in horsepower or mpg :crap:

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 05:59 PM
ive had experience wit it, i put that in wit a k&n filter and it does more restricting of air IMO, waste of money to me, i took it out and jus run the air filter and i cant be any happier

you think the k&n filter helped more than that tornado?

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 06:02 PM
mos def

tRiGgEr
04-18-2006, 06:03 PM
:imstupid:

alpine3612
04-18-2006, 06:04 PM
tornado's are a waste of money. Save up and get a cold air kit.

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 06:04 PM
i dont know much of the external of cars and stuff so i was wondering if u guys can tell me if this k&n filter is the right one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/K-N-High-Flow-Air-Filter-Infiniti-G35-QX4-G20-FX35-I35_W0QQitemZ8056844099QQcategoryZ33659QQssPageNam eZWD6VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 06:05 PM
aren't cold air intake for cars only? i got a SUV fyi. :D


-dante

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 06:06 PM
that would be it

tRiGgEr
04-18-2006, 06:06 PM
Go look @ your filter. It should look like the picture.

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 06:06 PM
aren't cold air intake for cars only? i got a SUV fyi. :D


-dante

They have them for trucks to, if u do get a good one there are a lot of junk ones on ebay

tRiGgEr
04-18-2006, 06:07 PM
aren't cold air intake for cars only? i got a SUV fyi. :D


-dante

Nope.

A engine is an engine. As long as it's not diesel

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 06:08 PM
Nope.

A engine is an engine. As long as it's not diesel

oh ok.. sorry like i said i dontk now much about "engines" and **** like that.


well, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this k&n filter? i just know that K&N is a well known popular company.


-dante

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 06:12 PM
btw, what else kind of "mods" i can do to my engine? i dont wanna go fast or anything. i just want to save gassss! and drive smooth.

alpine3612
04-18-2006, 06:12 PM
just the filter wont do much, just gives you the ability to clean it out, plus they last a long azz time. TO see any gains whatsoever, you will need the whole system.

danteBirosel
04-18-2006, 06:14 PM
so then it's not really worth getting one?

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 06:16 PM
a good set of plugs and wires, and the things youve named already about getting, u wont see a huge dramatic change but its enough in the long run though trust me

937DYTBOI
04-18-2006, 06:18 PM
ive seen better performance wit a K&n for some reason but as long as you keep a clean air filter u should be good, but i like runnin K&n so i dont have to keep replacing my air filter so often

hofulstrof
04-18-2006, 08:02 PM
i would suggest a cold air intake k&n filter then look into redoing the exhaust..

rick22
04-18-2006, 09:54 PM
first off definently dont get the tornado thing, huge waste of money, there have been many proven studies that it resrticts air. as for your question for better gas free air up. get an air filter, you wont need to do the whole cai just get a k&n filter, bigger headers, wider downpipe and exhaust. then have it tuned. also new plugs. or you can just get a car. these gas prices arnt going any lower just gonna stay at a steady increase. my lude is close to 40 bucks a week i can only imagine what youre paying for gas. fuc.king bush.

Shinobi
04-24-2006, 01:14 PM
K& N FPK system i think it is , is made for almost any vehicle also a good set of iridium plugs and possibly a light MSD system will help on gas mileage also a heavy foot does not help keep ur RPM's below 2 grand

amartin_72
04-24-2006, 01:31 PM
These have been reviewed by a magazine and they were found to cause 5-10hp LOSS

Dozerboy
04-25-2006, 12:46 AM
K&N let a lot of dirt into your motor, thats bad. Would you get a HP and MPG increase yes/maybe, but would you notice it no. K&N FIPK mostly change the path the air takes fooling the ECM into adding more fuel.

zachzchw
04-25-2006, 12:51 AM
www.automotiveforums.com

Lots of info there.

danteBirosel
04-25-2006, 12:53 AM
K&N let a lot of dirt into your motor, thats bad.


sorry, but i dont go off roading like you MR. "DOZER"boy. :crazy:

trevor87
04-25-2006, 12:56 AM
Friend of mine got this in his 88 silverado and notice improvements in fuel and power.

zachzchw
04-25-2006, 01:00 AM
Its been proven that they dont work......I wonder if these people that see "improvements" are just hoping for them, so they think they see them.

Id save the $50.

tapout
04-30-2006, 11:06 AM
just get a k&n filter, bigger headers, wider downpipe and exhaust. then have it tuned.
Its an Infinity not a mustang.lawl. Bigger headers generally mean you will use more gas

ballstothewall
04-30-2006, 01:32 PM
Its an Infinity not a mustang.lawl. Bigger headers generally mean you will use more gas

Now how the heck are headers gonna affect the fuel consumption of an engine? :eyebrow:

All an engine is, is a glorfied air pump, air goes in and then air goes out. If you want a more efficient engine do all intake, exhaust work on it. Cold air intake, you can either buy one or make one yourself, then do exhaust, you can either do the full deal or just new pipes from the manifolds back.

As was suggested earlier, hop on www.automotiveforums.com, its a great place and has tons of infomation.

bumpin_blazer
04-30-2006, 05:50 PM
CAI's IMO are a waste. i say that as the cheapest one for my truck is about 200 bucks and I made one myself for 55 and it works just as good. A CAI does nothing but bring in colder air by taking it from as far away as the engine as possible (usually). For your car unless you can find one for cheap, i'd make one yourself. I opened my flow as much as possible on my truck and went from 12.6ish to almost 17mpg with just city driving. I did gibson headers, custom y-pipe, full 3" down to a flowmaster 40 series with dual 3" turndown tips though. then i did the CAI and ported my TB from about 52mm to almost 65mm, that helped a bit in power and efficiency;).

jojosdad
04-30-2006, 10:07 PM
The tornado is a waste of money period. Put the $20 bucks toward something that will make a differance like a ram air kit.

ricoshay
05-01-2006, 08:38 AM
I just put a K&N filter in my '95 riviera. Slight increase in pickup, but it may just be a mental thing. For better mpg, maintain injectors, tires, or be easy on the accelerating. ($0.02)

Meka
05-01-2006, 10:50 AM
Those tornado things dont spin fast enough to give you any real gain in power.

concept11253
05-05-2006, 08:28 PM
The tornado didn't do anything for my accord besides make my throttle response slightly better. But I got rid of it and got an Injen CAI. If I had to do it again, I would just get a cheap ebay CAI for around $30 and just throw on the K&N filter. You are really paying for the name "Injen or AEM" when you shell out $250. Ebay intake will do the same thing as long as you replace the filter with a K&N one. Injen uses a K&N filter btw. The intake really makes your engine scream at higher RPM's. I really didn't notice much for gas mileage though but I did notice a small power increase.

bumpin_blazer
05-05-2006, 10:14 PM
The tornado didn't do anything for my accord besides make my throttle response slightly better. But I got rid of it and got an Injen CAI. If I had to do it again, I would just get a cheap ebay CAI for around $30 and just throw on the K&N filter. You are really paying for the name "Injen or AEM" when you shell out $250. Ebay intake will do the same thing as long as you replace the filter with a K&N one. Injen uses a K&N filter btw. The intake really makes your engine scream at higher RPM's. I really didn't notice much for gas mileage though but I did notice a small power increase.

well put, i spent 48 bucks on my CAI as i did it myself. the filter was 30 bucks the vacuum ducting was 18 as i bought extra just in case.

helotaxi
05-05-2006, 11:19 PM
If this tornado thing worked nearly as well as the maker claims, don't you think that every car would come with one? Think about it, automakers are always looking far a way to reduce fuel consumption for the EPA and if it was just as simple as adding a little set of vanes into the intake, why would the automakers spend millions on efficiency improvements if they could get what they were looking for by adding $.15 of sheet aluminum?

jujumantb
05-05-2006, 11:26 PM
If this tornado thing worked nearly as well as the maker claims, don't you think that every car would come with one? Think about it, automakers are always looking far a way to reduce fuel consumption for the EPA and if it was just as simple as adding a little set of vanes into the intake, why would the automakers spend millions on efficiency improvements if they could get what they were looking for by adding $.15 of sheet aluminum?
exactly my thoughts

94bronco58
05-15-2006, 01:37 PM
The reason the Tornado doesn't work is due to the fact it causes turbulance in your intake, number one enemy for efficent air flow, I agree with the intake system though, and you can build it yourself its not hard, but you want the most direct unrestricted flow to your throttle body for the best performance