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Old 11-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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hey guys im thinking about upgrading my l99 because currently i cant even challenge an Ls1 so what do you think is better Borla atak catback or ADM CAI ?
Hey! the Borla Atak catback sounds awsome!!! thats what i have on my LS3 Camaro. I luv it !!! but the exhaust will only really give you a nicer tone to your cars exhaust!! No one's proved yet of horsepower increase since the stock exhaust flows pretty good from factory. In the other hand the airbox that the car comes with its pretty restrictive and by putting a cold air intake your car would be able to breath better since it will have a straighter flow of cold air and therefore give you some horsepower and better throttle responce without doing a tune!! so it depends what your really looking for! EXHAUST = Sound deeper, nicer, meaner. CAI = more air, cold air, crisper throttle! hope that helps!! do your reaserch n see what you really want!
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You will probably end up doing both + more but the CAI is a good place to start and the ADM is GREAT Choice.
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i would go with exhaust first , because that stock exhaust is pretty quiet
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Now that Vararam has gotten the kinks out of their system this is the way to go for a CAI System.I bought the CAI after reading all the hype and tests but the Vararam was not in the test due to it's problems at the time, boy am I sorry I did not wait!!
Like I said I bought the CAI and it cannot keep up with the VARARAM. The Vararam its like night and day. Take it from someone who made a $400 mistake!!
It looks like some of the sponsors on this forum who didn't think Vararam was any good now handle them and have big sales on them now. Go with a winner here and you won't have to buy any other scoops like the CAI ($75 more and you lose the windsheild washer bottle besides) nothing but HP!!!! Then look into the exhaust headers and that is another story. Clue--E-Bay
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Now that Vararam has gotten the kinks out of their system this is the way to go for a CAI System.I bought the CAI after reading all the hype and tests but the Vararam was not in the test due to it's problems at the time, boy am I sorry I did not wait!!
Like I said I bought the CAI and it cannot keep up with the VARARAM. The Vararam its like night and day. Take it from someone who made a $400 mistake!!
It looks like some of the sponsors on this forum who didn't think Vararam was any good now handle them and have big sales on them now. Go with a winner here and you won't have to buy any other scoops like the CAI ($75 more and you lose the windsheild washer bottle besides) nothing but HP!!!! Then look into the exhaust headers and that is another story. Clue--E-Bay
Say "Vararam" again...

But srsly, what is that?
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:40 PM   #10
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Say "Vararam" again...

But srsly, what is that?
He must have stock.

So what is this "challenge"? If it's HP related in any way, the exhaust will do you absolutely no good unless you're talking about LT's as well. It's common knowledge that there's little to no HP to be found in a aftermarket catback. The CAI is the only thing you mentioned that will make any kind of HP. What LS1 can't you handle?
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You should be able to handle an LS-1 quite easily. IMO I would go with the CAI of your choice, as I am sure you will do your homework. Follow up with a resonator delete and exhaust upgrade. After that, get yourself a tune (I am very happy with Diablo's stuff) and you will be running a lot better. Enjoy it
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If somebody asked me do I want a CAI or an exhaust system, I'd do the exhaust.
Both add only a little HP, get the one that makes more noise!
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You should be able to handle an LS-1 quite easily. IMO I would go with the CAI of your choice, as I am sure you will do your homework. Follow up with a resonator delete and exhaust upgrade. After that, get yourself a tune (I am very happy with Diablo's stuff) and you will be running a lot better. Enjoy it
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I have no doubts about that!!! Given what information was provided, I am "ASSuming" that this is a stock LS-1. Can we get a little more info regarding this standoff? I love these... I like em more when its a dude with his mustang though.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:59 AM   #17
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I have no doubts about that!!! Given what information was provided, I am "ASSuming" that this is a stock LS-1. Can we get a little more info regarding this standoff? I love these... I like em more when its a dude with his mustang though.
Still waiting on the OP to tell his story first...

(Not to say in any way that my LS1 is faster than Ed's L99, because it's not. But it put up a decent fight
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Thanks all for the comments.
Well, a local guy owns an L99 and he raced a lightly modded ls1 and according to him he got beat, that's all.
My other friend owns an LS1 with borla catback, LT headers, intake manual transmission, I'll race him soon in a "closed track" and I'll let you guys know what happened.

BTW whats the best CAI for the highest HP gains ?
there is many good cold air intakes out there. dont know the #'s on the new Vararam but i know the Cold Air Inductions, ADM, Halltech and the Fastlane Pipeline have some of the higher horsepower gains according to a test that Jannetty performed!!! you should check it out!!! i dont know how to post up the link but im sure someone will be able to do it here or just look for the thread!! according to the test the Cold Air inductions is one of the better ones and with the ADM racing scoop it gained 18hp!! which is not bad at all for not doing a tune!!all others are with in 3hp!! so with that said you might want to check out how they all look and see what u like!!
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Also LS1 cars are lighter than the new model camaro and the LS1 was modded so yeah its completely belivable!!! that race with your friend should be a good one Alhooti!!! good luck but if you lose let me drive and I'll win!! lol jk!
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Now that Vararam has gotten the kinks out of their system this is the way to go for a CAI System.I bought the CAI after reading all the hype and tests but the Vararam was not in the test due to it's problems at the time, boy am I sorry I did not wait!!
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is there any actual dyno #'s on the new vararam?? if any one has any info please post!!
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Well, a local guy owns an L99 and he raced a lightly modded ls1 and according to him he got beat, that's all.
Maybe the 'local guy' doesn't know about the fuse-pull mod...
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Thanks all for the comments.
Well, a local guy owns an L99 and he raced a lightly modded ls1 and according to him he got beat, that's all.
My other friend owns an LS1 with borla catback, LT headers, intake manual transmission, I'll race him soon in a "closed track" and I'll let you guys know what happened.

BTW whats the best CAI for the highest HP gains ?
I went with the CAI, INC and ADM scoop.

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Also LS1 cars are lighter than the new model camaro and the LS1 was modded so yeah its completely belivable!!! that race with your friend should be a good one Alhooti!!! good luck but if you lose let me drive and I'll win!! lol jk!
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