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#1 KDUB

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 06:28 PM

Has anyone run into this yet? http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=2478854026
Scam or not?
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Posted 16 May 2004 - 08:09 PM

That is a FRAUD, it is a ventalation blower that cannot and will not ever ever provide boost. The same item can be had for less than $30 at a boating or equipment supply store. This topic pops up from time to time and it is absolute crap, yet some always try to defend a product they have never owned or used because they want it to be true. Please ignore these fools and keep your money in your pocket, or better yet, on a real modification. For that same cash you could get a free flowing muffler and a K&N to help it breathe a bit better.

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 01:44 AM

we built something similar to that using an old heater blower, a coat hanger, a wall light switch, and some pvc pipe then put it on a chevy sprint, called it a "turbo". worked good for a few laughs

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 03:28 PM

Their full of sh*t . I doubt 150 cubic ft a min would even give you 1psi boost. They couldn't even keep their facts straight, in the text it said it was only for non-fuel-injected models only, all EJ's are fuel injected.

#5 MorganM

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 03:42 PM

If I got a dolloar everytime someone posted this id be poor as dirt still but id have a lot of subarus :D

#6 subarubrat

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 04:38 PM

Start selling these $30 fans on ebay for $200 and you can buy more Subes!

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 04:41 PM

Their full of sh*t . I doubt 150 cubic ft a min would even give you 1psi boost. They couldn't even keep their facts straight, in the text it said it was only for non-fuel-injected models only, all EJ's are fuel injected.

I agree.. they are stupid. They are crap

However, the EJs are all FI.. only in the US/Canada(the 51st state:lol: )

other parts of the world have carb'd legacies and such

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 07:24 PM

Their full of sh*t . I doubt 150 cubic ft a min would even give you 1psi boost. They couldn't even keep their facts straight, in the text it said it was only for non-fuel-injected models only, all EJ's are fuel injected.

you realize the vf10/11 used in legacy's flows about 5 cubic meters per minute at full boost(8.7 psi), which is around 176 cubic feet per minute

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 09:54 PM

sorry folks, misread cubic meters as cubil liters. now inserting foot in mouth. :(

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 09:56 PM

its a 2.2 liter engine, so at 6000 rpm the engine would be moving 1.1 X 6000 = 6,600 liters a minute because for each cylinder to go through a full cycle it takes 2 rotations of the crankshaft, hence the 1.1 being used. Boost is most useful up at higher RPMs because of air starvation. If someone could do the CFM conversion from 6,600 L it would be nice. I did not know of cared EJ's, interesting to know. If they had FI, why did they still use the carbs?

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 10:05 PM

i remember a few years back when thoose first were on ebay. poor people were getting suckered out of upwards of $600:eek:

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 10:11 PM

booooooooo ooo ooogussssssss sss!!
did they mean throttle body?
it is easier to flush money down the toilet

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:46 AM

HMMM, maybe I should start selling small oxygen bottles with fittings to dump it straight into the intake manifold. Porbably run like a raped ape until the heads blow off!!

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:39 AM

I got suckered into buying an e-ram a couple years back. That piece of crap actually made my car a little slower.

There is somebody that is making an honest electric supercharger kit. IIRC, it's a small roots-type blower that provides 3psi (?) for 20 seconds or so via a rather substantial gel-cell battery pack. After draining the battery pack there is a penalty of a couple HP for the 10-15 minutes while attaining a full recharge. I'd imagine that this shortens alternator life a bit too.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 11:23 AM

The only one that comes close to working is this one by Thomas Knight:

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It has three very high current motors that depete a large heavy pack in a VERy short time. It costs more than an actual belt driven supercharger and of course has maintenance and recharge concerns. But this shows just what is involved with gaining very short duration low boost. No piece of s$** plastic fart fan for a boat bathroom is going to do that.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 08:23 PM

brat, Bingo ...that's the one.




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