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post #59 of (permalink) Old 11th July 2008
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A turbo acts very similar to a water pump. It can only deliver what it can force out of its outlet. That means no more air can be brought in than is pumped out. Take this example:- Imagine you had a water pump capable of delivering 100 litres per minute would it pump more water if its inlet was in the Atlantic Ocean or the local duck pond. As already stated you would need to increase the outlet to see any significant improvement - like bigger inlet ports and valves on an engine, etc. Also remember there are times when it is beneficial to create restrictions within air intake systems - this swirling effect makes for a more even mix within the combustion process - therefore more bang for your buck. Therefore in these times of high fuel costs I am leaving my intake system in its original state.

Even if there was any improvement it would be as about as much good as reducing the cars weight by the weight of your underpants - time to go commando then
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