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Old 04-18-2010, 01:32 AM   #57
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LMAO, most of the power that the Vararam makes will not show up on a dyno. It is called a ram air kit for a reason. You need car movement through the air for it to work. I have noticed a big difference in my car especially above 40mph.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:37 AM   #58
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LMAO, most of the power that the Vararam makes will not show up on a dyno. It is called a ram air kit for a reason. You need car movement through the air for it to work. I have noticed a big difference in my car especially above 40mph.

This is an argument that has been held for ages. If we want to look at brass tacks and compare the Vararam against the stock intake, a member here did just that at the track on the same evening. The results were:

Vararam with a tune:

2 tenths and 2.5 MPH increase over the stock intake.

This is no better than any other good CAI on the market. Dyno or track the circle has been completed and results documented.

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Old 04-18-2010, 01:44 AM   #59
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This is an argument that has been held for ages. If we want to look at brass tacks and compare the Vararam against the stock intake, a member here did just that at the track on the same evening. The results were:

Vararam with a tune:

2 tenths and 2.5 MPH increase over the stock intake.

This is no better than any other good CAI on the market. Dyno or track the circle has been completed and results documented.

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Between 2 runs thats all?? The only way to get accurate measurements would be on several runs and get an average. Even if the same driver and same car, he can vary a lot with 2 runs.
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Between 2 runs thats all?? The only way to get accurate measurements would be on several runs and get an average. Even if the same driver and same car, he can vary a lot with 2 runs.

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Good info, gonna take a while to read but glad to see multiple runs. Thx!!
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Good info, gonna take a while to read but glad to see multiple runs. Thx!!
Anytime sir!
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newage, just tell us your baseline, VMS is lagging
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LMAO, most of the power that the Vararam makes will not show up on a dyno. It is called a ram air kit for a reason. You need car movement through the air for it to work. I have noticed a big difference in my car especially above 40mph.
Actually, you are correct. In car testing has been done independently with a laptop and it was very minimal at 100+ mph.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:21 AM   #65
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I believe Wacker was using the "Race Only" Vararam intake.

As many know, I tested my LRM intake vs Vararam intake on the dyno. The graphs looked basically identical through out the rpm range. On most the pulls, their numbers were with in 2 rwhp or so. On the final pull, the Vararam did show a 5 rwhp increase over the LRM intake.

The Vararam intake is a good intake. I like mine. Depite all the negative comments, I think its well made. It definately pulls in unobstructed outside air, and that should be good for a few extra ponies out on the open road.

But 50% of what you hear about the Vararam intake is pure hype. Its a great intake and I do recommend it, but don't expect the Vararam intake to make your car run faster than everyone else (with different aftermarket intakes) at the track. That will be up to your driving.
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don't expect the Vararam intake to make your car run faster than everyone else (with different aftermarket intakes) at the track. That will be up to your driving.
I could not agree more. That goes for most of the aftermarket bolt-ons also. Most of the aftermarket products made by different companies are shooting for the same target. They might take a slightly different approach or look but in the end one is not going to give you a huge advantage over the other. The driver mod in the end is what really counts.
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LMAO, most of the power that the Vararam makes will not show up on a dyno. It is called a ram air kit for a reason. You need car movement through the air for it to work. I have noticed a big difference in my car especially above 40mph.
needs to dynoed on a dyno like jannettys then. they have a huge fan that blows over 60mph
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #68
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needs to dynoed on a dyno like jannettys then. they have a huge fan that blows over 60mph
I would love to see that! Maybe someone that lives close to Ted could make it there.
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