Cyclone/Turbo fans?

I'm sure we've all seen those fans on TV that you hook up to the intake hose or wherever it is and they supposedly produce up to 35 more HP and better gas mileage. There are like $60. Has anyone
purchased one here and if so did it really make a difference in the performance? I have a 2003 Tiburon GT V6 which is pretty quick as it is but wouldn't mind getting a few more Horse out of it and the $2,700 Alpine Supercharger kit seems a bit steep.
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 09:47:37 -0400, Bill Dotrie staggered into the Black Sun and said:

Who's "we"? Usenet is a global medium; these commercials may not be played in Canada/Europe/Asia.

For physical hardware, you typically get what you pay for. $60 seems like far too little for a real forced-induction kit. I certainly haven't seen the commercial you mention (who needs TV when you have the Internet?) but I doubt that something so cheap will really deliver enough extra air to the engine to make a difference. ICBW though.

The first thing to do when going for extra HP is always to open up the intake and open up the exhaust. You can get decent parts for a CAI for about $180 or so, installation on a V6 Tib looks like it wouldn't take much more than an hour. Replacing every piece of the exhaust system that's behind the catalytic converter is more expensive and requires more labor, so I haven't researched that extensively. If you do those things, you will see definite HP gains. Have you done these things already?
The Alpine supercharger for the V6 Tib is only $2700 now? Dang. It used to be ~$4000. I still can't afford one, but it's nice to know that it's cheaper now.
There's a site devoted to Tiburons; http://newtiburon.com/ . It's a "web forum", so its interface sucks compared to Usenet's and its inhabitants seem to be 50% AOLers and subliterate 13-year-olds, but you might find some useful information there. If you're stuck without a real Net drop, you may want to turn images off for browsing that site; there are too many images for dialup users. HTH anyway,
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big farse, dont waste your money <Bill Dotrie> wrote in message

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Jody wrote:

If it ever was good for some cars it was before fuel injection. It was supposed to help mix the fuel/air better for better burning, etc. Fugettaboutit.
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okay man ... imma break this down in a few sections
first off summit has real ones selling for like 300 bucks ... so i doubt you will get anythign more than an 80mm home pc fan for 60 bucks
second it wont even matter unless you have a map sensor .. im not famialier the tib i have an accent myself and it dont have a map (manifold air pressure) sensor just a maf (mass air flow) sensor
next up if you have a map sensor then you should really look up its specs cuz a 1 bar map sensor is only good for a few psi of boost. and a 2 or 3 bar map sensor may not be usable by your computer
now onto some meat ... my buddy didnt go the proper route but hooked up a 150mph leaf blower to his dodge avenger ... that was a good 25% increase in performance ...so about 35 hp ( we didnt have anything to measure its "boost" level )
lastly if you go though route .. you will need both increased engine cooling capacity and most likely an intercooler cuz things got really hot really fast
and as dances with crows mentioned ... exhaust work will come in really handy there cuz it will have a lot more air to get rid off ... oh yea if they got a supercharger kit then look into what comes with the kit ie map sensor and remapped ecu or if it works with your stock map(if appl.) and or ecu
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Bill Dotrie wrote:

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? You know what they say about that...
It's junk, just like most low cost performance add-ons.
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