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Old 09-24-2010, 08:29 PM
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Just wondering if this would actually add 50 to 75 horsepower.

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No, I don't believe it. I'd have to see one on a dyno with before and after pulls to prove it.
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Why is there an extra fan blade inside the filter. Seems to me that will just chop of the air and create unnessisary turbulance.
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the fan is supposed to be the part that pulls in the air
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i would believe maybe 5 or less HP gain, so i looked it up
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the fan is supposed to be the part that pulls in the air
Does the motor fit inside the filter? It seems to me that there is an extra fan blade in the filter othersize. Seems like the motor would be between the filter and the intake tube.
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I am pretty doubtful but the theory is there. I don't see how it would maintain 2.5 psi in the intake with just a small fan motor running. My guess (and it's only a guess) is that with the air filter being that close it would loose some of the pressure out of the filter. I am with RamTech, I really would want to see some before & after dyno runs.
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I died laughing when I saw this...and so with a little research I can up with the same parts and pieces that you can make your own.
First go to your hobby shop and purchase a "ducted fan motor" that will run on twelve volts.
Ducted fan motors are what power R/C model jet air planes.
Mount the motor inside the tubing of your choice and then to your intake system.
Wire said motor with a (fused) deadman switch to your battery, and then purchase a low restriction cone filter and mate it to your tubing. The one pictured is the small filter. I think Spectre wants 20 bucks for 'em.
You have now replicated for about half the cost, the system listed for sale.
Let us know how that works for ya...

But seriously...if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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If electric super chargers actually worked......well they don't. You cannot even come close to the necessary volume of air required with a simple fan. Without getting into exact numbers, an basic small block engine can easily pump through 600cfm. A really powerful high volume 4" computer fan can deliver ~50cfm. The reality is; even at idle, the air demand of the engine is greater than the fan can produce.

Now....if it had a 50HP motor and turbo veins and turned at 30,000 rpm.....that's different story.....but I think ProCharger already has that available.....but it's a few bucks more than the $225 for the electric.
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If electric super chargers actually worked......well they don't. You cannot even come close to the necessary volume of air required with a simple fan. Without getting into exact numbers, an basic small block engine can easily pump through 600cfm. A really powerful high volume 4" computer fan can deliver ~50cfm. The reality is; even at idle, the air demand of the engine is greater than the fan can produce.

Now....if it had a 50HP motor and turbo veins and turned at 30,000 rpm.....that's different story.....but I think ProCharger already has that available.....but it's a few bucks more than the $225 for the electric.
Thanks for the info, I went and edited my post and took out the computer fan...
but I swear that thing looks like an old school ducted fan motor.
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