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    Has anybody fitted a Thrustmax air intake enhancer to their vehicles and if so, could we have some feedback please.


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    lets not start an argument again!

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    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=71697

    the last thread on this ended in the warm fuzzy place

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    Nothing works like NOS for air intake enhancement, especially on a V8
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    the majority of the SA Rover V8's are fitted with low compression motors.
    a low boost turbo setup also works wonders.

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    Here are some links to the EPA and tests they have done on everything form vortex-thingies to fuel additives to magnets on fuel lines to water into fuel devices...

    http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/reports.htm

    http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/420f09013.htm

    Aftermarket Devices to Improve Fuel Economy or Reduce Emissions

    Any additions or changes to your car’s engine, emission system, fuel system, or exhaust system have the potential to cause one or more of the following problems:


    If a marketed device has significant benefits, the manufacturer may submit data to the EPA and apply for EPA testing through the Voluntary Aftermarket Retrofit Device Evaluation Program. Very few manufacturers have applied for this program in the past 10 years. Most devices tested in earlier years had a neutral or negative effect on fuel economy and/or exhaust emissions. If the manufacturer has submitted the aftermarket device for testing, you can find the report on the EPA’s findings here: www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/reports.htm. Unless EPA has an Aftermarket Retrofit Device Program report, EPA has no information about the impact of the device or additive on fuel efficiency, the environment, or the safety of adding this device to your vehicle.
    Popular Devices and Their Effects on Fuel Economy and Automotive Emissions


    • Devices That Turn Water Into Fuel
      There are many advertisements about using the energy from your car’s battery to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen gas which is then burned with your fuel. EPA has received no credible and complete data showing a positive fuel economy benefit from these devices.
      Installation instructions for some of these devices call for adjustments that EPA would consider to be tampering. The Clean Air Act prohibits tampering with your car’s emissions control system. Tampering violations are punishable by significant fines (EPA, Office of Enforcement www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/civil/caa/mobile/vehicleengine-penalty-policy.pdf (PDF) (33 pp, 1.4M, January 16, 2009). Any instructions that request you adjust the air/fuel ratio on your vehicle, or adjust a knob and listen for the engine to misfire, referred to as feeling vibrations or stuttering, are in violation of the prohibition against tampering.
    • Fuel Line Devices
      You may see advertisements for devices that heat, magnetize, ionize, irradiate, or add metals to your vehicle’s fuel lines and purport to increase your vehicle’s fuel economy and reduce exhaust emissions. EPA testing and engineering analysis of such devices to date has shown no substantive effect on fuel economy or exhaust emissions. Installation of devices that retard timing or adjust the air-fuel ratio of the vehicle may be considered tampering.
    • Mixture Enhancers
      Several heavily marketed devices claim to increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by creating aerodynamic properties or turbulence that improves the air-fuel mix prior to combustion. EPA has received no credible and complete data showing positive fuel economy benefits from these devices.
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    i was working on a device that uses microwaves to excite the molecules in the fuel but will probably have to abandon it as it would be considered tampering.

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    the following tips on fuel savings work and have been proven :
    1) inflate tyres to a point where it is almost uncomfortable.
    2) fit low energy tyres - many low energy tyres will pay for themselves with fuel savings within a year of normal mileage.
    3) service the vehicle regularly
    4) accelerate slower and brake earlier
    5) reduce the maximum speed by 5km/h to 115km/h. that could save as much as 10% fuel making almost no difference in the trip time.
    6) reduce weight. by keeping your tank at half rather than full, you could be lugging around 40 - 50kg less. this is the almost the weight of an extra passenger.
    7) use the aircon only to cool the car down and then switch it off. aircons can pull up to 10 kW off the engine.
    8) ensure that the thermostat is working correctly. an engine that takes a long time to get to temperature runs inefficiently and wastes fuel.
    9) plan trips. quite often by taking the highway and driving at a steady speed, consumption is better than taking the shortcut through urban areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=71697

    the last thread on this ended in the warm fuzzy place
    APOC you scared me for a mo. I am still trying to grow back my feathers from the last lightening strike. In the fuzzy place gone for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgwinduna View Post
    APOC you scared me for a mo. I am still trying to grow back my feathers from the last lightening strike. In the fuzzy place gone for good.

    hehe...

    there is no reason not to discuss it again though

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    You mean like 2SO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    You mean like 2SO
    Talking of which. So what is the final verdict on this?
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    Yes
    Could we please re-discuss the thrustmax as well as the 2SO and possibly the pros & cons of each....?
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    Land Rovers never die, they simply become organ donors!

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    Whos selling what
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    let's rather discuss the merits of using 95 octane as opposed to 93.
    i suppose even here there will a difference of opinion.
    maybe the pros and cons of back pressure?
    what about using leaded in a unleaded engine?
    is lead replacement fuel (not leaded) bad for a cat?
    understood that it is lead that kills the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    Whos selling what
    BOB you have a voice mail left by me, could you attend to it pls?
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    OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by landyluvver View Post
    is lead replacement fuel (not leaded) bad for a cat?
    Undoubtedly bad for a cat. I hear they run up the curtains and everywhere if you put a little LRP under the tail. They only stop when they run out of petrol.

    Quote Originally Posted by landyluvver View Post
    understood that it is lead that kills the cat.
    Wasn't it curiosity that killed the cat?
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