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Old 10-03-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Helix Power Tower?

Hi, im new to the forums. well i have been browsing the site for a while with out posting. Well im now posting and I have seen this part called the Helix Power Tower. I have never heard of it at all i have no knowledge of this.
http://www.streetandperformanceelectronics.com/hptp.htm
i read all the stats on the site and it says up to 22hp gain, 4mpg gain, and 25ft lb gain in Torque
It cost about $100 tops. Soo my question is, should i trust this part to put on my Focus? Is this a good deal? I have seen other parts before but not like this.


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Old 10-03-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. I cant see a spacer giving you those kind of power gains ,but if you buy it and it works let me know.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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I think it helps distribute the air, but i have no clue, it is cheap for a 20hp gain. i might get it to try it out. does anyone else have opinions?
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its supposed to swirl the air/fule mixture more, to aloow more efficient combustion.

trouble is, the fuel is added after the TB in the Focus, and I can gaurantee that it wont give you 20hp for your Zetec.

You might notice slightly better MPG, and possibly better TB response, but i doubt you'd get any measurable performance gain.

these things work better on V6/8's with fuel injected before the TB. Since ours is port injection, it won't help
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it won't do a damned thing.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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don't waste your money on this!! one of my friend bought one for is zetec and you know what?????? NOTHING CHANGED!!!
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These work...on carburated engines. It gives the fuel an extra however-many inches to more completely mix with the air. However, on fuel-injected engines the fuel is either injected just before the valve or directly into the cylinder, so these do absolutely nothing besides take money out of your wallet.
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These work...on carburated engines. It gives the fuel an extra however-many inches to more completely mix with the air. However, on fuel-injected engines the fuel is either injected just before the valve or directly into the cylinder, so these do absolutely nothing besides take money out of your wallet.
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I think it was Ska that told me the same thing. That's why I dont have one.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:56 PM   #9
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thanks for the info , i wont get the part.
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