I made my smooth bore as an experiment since I could see a couple ways that it might be beneficial. Judging from the palpable improvement in lower to mid torque, it's making a desirable street difference. Interestingly, it also resulted in the exhaust pitch dropping -- more throaty. However, I have not and don't expect to have the car dyno'd (that's just one of a collection of mods anyway -- including to the TB) so I'm not suggesting anyone else should install one. If you decide to, consider it an experiment, just as I did. Also, I definitely see no advantage whatsoever in adding air resistance and turbulence to the air flow with those twist designs -- IMO that's for a different intake system design from ours.