|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are the answers to questions we commonly receive from customers. If your question is not addressed, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.
Q: IF THIS TECHNOLOGY WORKS, WHY DON’T AUTOMAKERS USE IT?
A: They do! Some manufacturers are building swirling fins into their intake manifolds. Vortex technology is being adopted in new, hi-tech offerings from General Motors, Mitsubishi, Infinity, Mercedes Benz and Subaru. Don’t have an extra $50,000 for a new, top-of-the-line car? No Problem. You can get the same effect with the Vortec Cyclone for only $39.95.
Q: HOW DOES IT WORK?
A: The Vortec Cyclone creates a dynamic swirling tornado of air within the combustion chamber. This leads to better fuel atomization and more efficient burning. Read More
Q: HOW MUCH WILL I SAVE / HOW MUCH EXTRA HORSEPOWER CAN I EXPECT?
A: Results vary depending on vehicle type, vehicle age, driving habits and other factors. Users have experienced horsepower gains of up to 35% and up to 31% improvement in fuel efficiency. These results are not typical, however; the average vehicle will get an extra 1-2 MPG and produce an extra 5-12 horsepower. The Vortec Cyclone™ pays for itself very quickly, especially with today’s high gas prices.
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Q: WHY SHOULD I BUY A VORTEC CYCLONE?
A: Many satisfied customers like the idea of adding horsepower at a small fraction of the cost of a traditional supercharger or blower. A big benefit these days is the gas savings. With today's much higher gas prices, the unit will pay for itself within a few tankfulls. Others like the idea of both extra horsepower and better mileage with a single device. With our 30-day risk-free guarantee, you have nothing to lose.
Q: WILL IT FIT MY CAR?
A: The Vortec Cyclone adjusts to fit any fuel-injected car, truck, boat or RV with an air hose between 2.5 and 3.75 inches in diameter. There are a few vehicles, (usually full-size trucks or SUVs with V8 engines) that have larger air hoses. We make a special large unit for these applications (same price as the regular unit).
Q: HOW DO I INSTALL IT?
A: Anyone can install the unit in just a few minutes with nothing more than a screwdriver. Complete installation instructions will be included with your unit
Q: WILL IT VOID MY WARRANTY?
A: No; after market parts will not affect your new car warranty. While we cannot make legal representations about any specific manufacturer’s warranty, we have never had a reported case of any problem resulting from the use of the Vortec Cyclone, or any warranty issue.
Q: IS IT GUARANTEED?
A: YES! Try the Vortec Cyclone risk free for 120 days; if you are not completely satisfied, simply return the unit for a full refund of the purchase price, including shipping, with NO restocking fee. The Vortec Cyclone is also guaranteed for the life of your vehicle against manufacturing defects.
Q: WHAT IF MY CAR HAS A CARBURATOR?
A: The Vortec Cyclone is designed for use in fuel injected engines only.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE AN AFTER MARKET AIR INTAKE?
A: No problem. The Vortec Cyclone will work with all after market air intake units. It also works well with turbocharged or supercharged cars.
Q: CAN I USE MORE THAN ONE VORTEC CYCLONE IN THE SAME VEHICLE?
A: Yes. Installing a second unit will provide marginal performance gains, but will not double the results from the first unit. A third unit will provide no additional gains.
Q: MY CAR HAS TWO AIR INTAKE HOSES; DO I NEED TWO VORTEC CYCLONES?
A: Yes--you need one for each air intake hose. While this configuration is not common, some models of Ford F150 trucks have a split intake hose.
Q: I READ SOMEWHERE ON THE INTERNET THAT THESE PRODUCTS DON’T WORK; WHAT’S THE REAL DEAL?
A: You can find skeptics and negative information about any product. The bottom line is, our tests show that the product works, and independent dyno tests confirm our horsepower gains. We have hundreds of testimonials from satisfied customers, and our return rate is less than 5%. We all use Vortec Cyclones in our personal vehicles.