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Old 12-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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just ordered my vararam cai

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Old 12-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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ups is bringing mine on tuesday, now gotta find the time to install it, can't wait :o)
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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ups is bringing mine on tuesday, now gotta find the time to install it, can't wait :o)
sweet - hopefully we can install it in 9 minutes like in the youtube video haha
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
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sweet - hopefully we can install it in 9 minutes like in the youtube video haha
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As fast as they installed it I have still had no issues with movement. It sets just as it did when they finished.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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heck the cutting of the brackets will probably take me twice that nine minutes, will be lucky if I do it in under an hour!
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #7
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heck the cutting of the brackets will probably take me twice that nine minutes, will be lucky if I do it in under an hour!

It isnt that hard, although the video makes it look easy, having that band saw helps. just take your time with a good hack saw and dremel out the edges to smooth it out, maybe 30 minutes tops to do both brackets
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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not really worried about the install, the only question is when. after some reading I have decided to order a catch can and breather and will probably install both a little closer to spring. Did get the Vararam in today and all items are there and accounted for. the whole set up looks really impressive, can't wait :o)
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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not really worried about the install, the only question is when. after some reading I have decided to order a catch can and breather and will probably install both a little closer to spring. Did get the Vararam in today and all items are there and accounted for. the whole set up looks really impressive, can't wait :o)
sawweeeet! I can't wait for my own


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It isnt that hard, although the video makes it look easy, having that band saw helps. just take your time with a good hack saw and dremel out the edges to smooth it out, maybe 30 minutes tops to do both brackets
I am planning to use a cutting/grinder attachment to do the brackets...do you guys foresee an issue there?

Also, I don't quite have the funds allocated for that rx catch can. I know is it a really good thing to have (especially with the cai) but do you know any good discounts or sales? thanks x10
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #10
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hey jshaf - how do you like your VR?

I love mine. It's really quiet at low RPM's but the ability to blip the motor & turns heads on demand is fun! lol
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waiting for a warm day to install it, don't have the garage to pull it in to. so I wait for the right day to do it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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heck the cutting of the brackets will probably take me twice that nine minutes, will be lucky if I do it in under an hour!
.......thats the fastest part of the install
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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heck the cutting of the brackets will probably take me twice that nine minutes, will be lucky if I do it in under an hour!
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It isnt that hard, although the video makes it look easy, having that band saw helps. just take your time with a good hack saw and dremel out the edges to smooth it out, maybe 30 minutes tops to do both brackets
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I am planning to use a cutting/grinder attachment to do the brackets...do you guys foresee an issue there?

Also, I don't quite have the funds allocated for that rx catch can. I know is it a really good thing to have (especially with the cai) but do you know any good discounts or sales? thanks x10
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.......thats the fastest part of the install
Why is everyone cutting the brackets? Why doesn't VR pre-cut the brackets for us?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #14
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Why is everyone cutting the brackets? Why doesn't VR pre-cut the brackets for us?
I asked this same question many times, all i can say is ...if you see the materials used, and compare with other CAI (material) then i guess you understand . In other words the materials are not the best, the fit is not the best, the time it took to engineer this thing is not the best........BUT the performance IS.
So, sacrifice quality for permagrin
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #15
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I asked this same question many times, all i can say is ...if you see the materials used, and compare with other CAI (material) then i guess you understand . In other words the materials are not the best, the fit is not the best, the time it took to engineer this thing is not the best........BUT the performance IS.
So, sacrifice quality for permagrin

The newer kits have the option to buy precut brackets, the older ones did not
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I asked this same question many times, all i can say is ...if you see the materials used, and compare with other CAI (material) then i guess you understand . In other words the materials are not the best, the fit is not the best, the time it took to engineer this thing is not the best........BUT the performance IS.
So, sacrifice quality for permagrin
I can agree that it may seem like the fit and finish is not always perfect, but many of us here followed the conception and production of this intake from start to finish (myself included) and I feel I can say with confidence that the intake was designed with precision so that maximum performance could be had. They had many slighly different designs, and found that even subtle tweaks made differences in performance. It seems to work out in the end, even if it may not look quiet as professional as a C.A.I. intake.

Only real issue I see with this design, is I wish the part of the air horn that butts up against the TB opening was either better reinforced, or had some kind of metal clamp that we could use to hold it in place better than a rubber tube and couple simple clamps.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #17
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I can agree that it may seem like the fit and finish is not always perfect, but many of us here followed the conception and production of this intake from start to finish (myself included) and I feel I can say with confidence that the intake was designed with precision so that maximum performance could be had. They had many slighly different designs, and found that even subtle tweaks made differences in performance. It seems to work out in the end, even if it may not look quiet as professional as a C.A.I. intake.

Only real issue I see with this design, is I wish the part of the air horn that butts up against the TB opening was either better reinforced, or had some kind of metal clamp that we could use to hold it in place better than a rubber tube and couple simple clamps.
..Agree 100%
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #18
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I can agree that it may seem like the fit and finish is not always perfect, but many of us here followed the conception and production of this intake from start to finish (myself included) and I feel I can say with confidence that the intake was designed with precision so that maximum performance could be had. They had many slighly different designs, and found that even subtle tweaks made differences in performance. It seems to work out in the end, even if it may not look quiet as professional as a C.A.I. intake.

Only real issue I see with this design, is I wish the part of the air horn that butts up against the TB opening was either better reinforced, or had some kind of metal clamp that we could use to hold it in place better than a rubber tube and couple simple clamps.
I went the turbo clamp route with mine & it hasn't moved since
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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I went the turbo clamp route with mine & it hasn't moved since
Same!
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #20
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What size turbo clamp did you use?
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see post #3461

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Thanks, just ordered 2.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #23
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no problem...you do need to trim the studs down some on the clamps...I just used a handheld grinder with a cutoff wheel, but a hacksaw would work just as well
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I asked this same question many times, all i can say is ...if you see the materials used, and compare with other CAI (material) then i guess you understand . In other words the materials are not the best, the fit is not the best, the time it took to engineer this thing is not the best........BUT the performance IS.
So, sacrifice quality for permagrin
I see no quality issue.... they could have made it more expensive by fabricating the unit from aluminum. That would only allow for heat transfer into the unit. Not good.

They could buy some extra pieces and cut them for customers that are not very tool minded. Then just charge folks who need them.
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