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dirtrd 02-08-2014 09:07 PM

vararam 1le compatible?
 
So I just bought a used vararam off the classified area of this site from an SS owner, do any other 1le owner have a vararam installed? likes/dislikes? Any problems with the install?

AG1LE 02-08-2014 09:12 PM

Vararam won't fit your year, sorry

Criag B 02-08-2014 09:21 PM

Maybe it would fit if you changed your radiator.

dirtrd 02-08-2014 09:33 PM

Damn it, well guess now I have a gently used vararam air intake for sale. Thank for the info.

Msmall143 02-08-2014 10:10 PM

It will fit, but the radiator has to be adjusted and will permanatelly lean...not an easy mod

Criag B 02-09-2014 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Msmall143 (Post 7406184)
It will fit, but the radiator has to be adjusted and will permanatelly lean...not an easy mod

I think you have to lean back the radiator on all Vararam installs. The water neck may be in the way?? That's what I hear.

yammyboy113 02-09-2014 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Criag B (Post 7406542)
I think you have to lean back the radiator on all Vararam installs. The water neck may be in the way?? That's what I hear.


Yes that is correct. Im still waiting on my vararam for my 2012 convert SS.They told me in DEC than it should be availiable first of the year? So I installed a K&N series 63 for now. I couldnt wait any longer.:mad2::mad0260:

Scott@Bjorn3D 02-09-2014 07:46 AM

2013 moved the radiator cap, it will not fit. Also Vararam did not make an over the radiator for a 2013+ since they said the MAF's are to sensitive now and will stall the car with ram effect air being pushed in.

3rdgen3 02-09-2014 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by yammyboy113 (Post 7406613)
Yes that is correct. Im still waiting on my vararam for my 2012 convert SS.They told me in DEC than it should be availiable first of the year? So I installed a K&N series 63 for now. I couldnt wait any longer.:mad2::mad0260:

Dont bother waiting any longer, you'll never get it, lol.


The only way to run a Vararam in a 2012+ 5th gen is to swap in a 2010-2011 Rad.

Camaro Dude 02-09-2014 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by dirtrd (Post 7406062)
So I just bought a used vararam off the classified area of this site from an SS owner, do any other 1le owner have a vararam installed? likes/dislikes? Any problems with the install?

Vararam wrote to me, that they are working on one to fit the 2013+ models.

Like the others wrote, the one you have now will not fit at all.

Mannsiam 02-09-2014 01:54 PM

I called Vararam about a week ago. They said 2012-2014 will be available beginning or middle of March.

Camaro Dude 02-09-2014 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mannsiam (Post 7407420)
I called Vararam about a week ago. They said 2012-2014 will be available beginning or middle of March.

I'm going to hold off on the CAI purchase, just to see what Vararam brings to the table for my '13.

Msmall143 02-09-2014 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott@Bjorn3D (Post 7406648)
2013 moved the radiator cap, it will not fit. Also Vararam did not make an over the radiator for a 2013+ since they said the MAF's are to sensitive now and will stall the car with ram effect air being pushed in.

It will fit, but only by permanatally modifying the radiator. Folks have made it work, but it's a process and looks odd.

I think it falls in the category of shouldn't be done, not it can't be done


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