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    Found this in in my online waste 'o time. Any thoughts?

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAM-KI-80/

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    mmkay...seen these things for years. Don't really think they work on most gm's vehicles because of the design of the intake. Anything with a composite intake will be pretty much the same. Waste of money IMO.

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    They do not work, period. They where invented by someone who believed that P.T. Barnum was right.

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    Hey, Ranger..............Remember back in the 50's there was a similar thingy you clamped on the tailpipe to extract more exhaust gas from the engine..........?

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    Nah, I don't remember that one, but I do remember the Carb spacer that had 2 (or 4) screen strainers that hung down in the manifold. It too was supposed to increase HP and mileage. Also a blue plastic POS that plugged onto the center distributor post and then the center wire went to it. There is always a new one to separate a fool from his money. Sorry to say I have been separated from some on occasion in my younger days.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

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    A fool and his money are soon parted.
    A fool and his money should be parted... I want the mailing list for the people that buy these. I'll come up with some more useless junk to sell them.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    Someone used to make a 4-bbl carb spacer with little propellers in the bores.........the little propeller axles would wear out and the little propellers would try to get into the nearest intake valve that was open at the split second...................Same theory: Mix up that gasoline !!!

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    Little propellers.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    Quote Originally Posted by the recluse View Post
    Found this in in my online waste 'o time. Any thoughts?

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAM-KI-80/
    Ohh my... that thing spins the air to get it to go into the cylinder easier?... Has that guy heard of centripetal force? It will spin your air into the side-walls of your intake system. The imperfections in the side-walls will slow down the air and reduce your cars power. Have you ever seen a river with a stronger current at the shores?

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    This crap and it's brethren is not meant for people who have the ability to apply simple knowledge and logic. It is meant for the simple minded who believe everything they read as truth and fact.

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    I’m surprised they didn’t make the “SAVE THE PLANET” claim. Only $70.00???

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    Don't worry. The Greenies are gullible enough that the scammers will have a field day selling ecologically safe additives. Mark my words.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    I like the "cold air intake" that eliminates the stock airbox that pulls cold air in from OUTSIDE of the vehicle, and replaces it with a shiny chrome pipe with a filter that ends in the engine compartment. I've seen ones on Dodge Neons that pull air from directly above the exhaust manifold. Cold air intake. lol. The ones that actually extend outside the engine compartment might work. But IDK. K&N's don't excite me either.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this...

    As you posted, our Sevilles already have a perfectly functional cold air intake which gets its air from behind the headlight assembly. It was built that way. Unfortunately we do not have the chrome pipe which is good for at least 20 hp at idle. K&N is very good at advertising. For another tack, take a hard look at the amount of media in a WIX filter for our airbox.

    There are two modifications that you can do to your 2000+ Seville air intake system. They have been extensively covered in here for years. Start searching. Neither modification will result in much more than a feelgood and will create a bit more intake noise for the admiration of a local ricer. (I have done one and it's fun.) Takes two beers, a Dremel tool, and some polyurethane foam to cut/form a gasket at the side of the airbox. Get a flashlight and suss that one out..........

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