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Old 02-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Injen or Vararam

Ok, I know this has been discussed MANY times before but I am looking to start it over after scouring the threads. I am looking at a CAI to add some HP, but mainly to produce a little better sound, is there REALLY that big of a difference between the Vararam and Injen? I think the Vararam is ugly and prefer the looks of the injen, but if the Vararam is worlds better I could get passed looks, I am looking for educated opinions or anyone who has experience with both. Thank you
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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I went from the Injen to the VR and found no difference doing timed 0-60 mph runs. I really thought the VR would shine from 60 to 100 mph

Now I did gain almost 3 tenths in the 1/4 mile with the VR but it was after I installed a Ported TB, SLP pulley and a Hypertech tune so how much did the VR contribute ? I'll never know.

I think the VR sounds a tad better and funny, I like the looks of the VR.

Can't go wrong with either.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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I've heard both and I like the sound of the InJen . Plus it looks better IMO .. I bought the InJen !
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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so essentially not much difference in the performace so I might as well go with the Injen for looks.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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With the performance being similar, next becomes a personal choice. You can do things like this with the Injen.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, I like the looks of that, what kind of paint did you use and was that on the chrome? Mine is Rally Yellow, pretty much decided on the Injen I think, Vararam may be good but it is so damn ugly and out of place
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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Ok, so know what about the CAI with ADM scoop? Opinions on that?
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #8
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I just completed my VR install. Not all that excited about it. Some parts of the install I will have to go back and fix because you have to lean the radiator towards the engine in it's final configuration. Puts sharper bends in the radiator hoses, so I'll have to shorten some of them. I don't care for thier use of the long bolts, they don't hold the radiator brackets all that well. I did notice more pep in my get-up-and-go, but not much in the sound department. I definately think you get the sound from the longer tubes in other CAI kits. The K&N in my Hemi RAM makes a wicked cool sound when leaning on the go pedal. There's my two cents.

PS- I did have to get the strong MAF sensor as my car came with the weak one.
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Yeah, I like the looks of that, what kind of paint did you use and was that on the chrome? Mine is Rally Yellow, pretty much decided on the Injen I think, Vararam may be good but it is so damn ugly and out of place

Yes it was originally the polished one. I used IOM factory paint that I bought from an on-line distributor and then shot a couple coats of clear.
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I just completed my VR install. Not all that excited about it. Some parts of the install I will have to go back and fix because you have to lean the radiator towards the engine in it's final configuration. Puts sharper bends in the radiator hoses, so I'll have to shorten some of them. I don't care for thier use of the long bolts, they don't hold the radiator brackets all that well. I did notice more pep in my get-up-and-go, but not much in the sound department. I definately think you get the sound from the longer tubes in other CAI kits. The K&N in my Hemi RAM makes a wicked cool sound when leaning on the go pedal. There's my two cents.

PS- I did have to get the strong MAF sensor as my care came with the weak one.
This is the V6 forum.
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And thier installation is exactly the same.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
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I went with the Vararam, I just could not get myself to buy the cone on a tube, But I will admit that the injen and that CAI intakes are both good. I love to be able to talk to other car guys and explain how the Vararam is channeling the air into the Throttle Body. Now that I have installed the Black ICE-olator the fitment of the Vararam has much improved.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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As another Injen supporter. I can't get over the sound the Long tube makes. I like it more than my MRT v2 and BBK headers. I can't speak for the sound of the vararam (i'm sure it's great) but i would never change the Injen. I LOVE the sucking noise it makes. So rad.

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #14
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And thier installation is exactly the same.
Actually no, they are not installed the same.

If I had the Injen, I'd probably look at the IAT relocation the SCRMNG did about 2-years ago. Probably worth a few extra hp, and relatively cheap.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:54 AM   #15
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I currently have a Spectre Cold Air Intake installed on my camaro. I went with this because it was pretty inexpensive and my first MOD when I first purchased the car. After installation, I felt a pretty big difference right off the bat so don't let the inexpensive price scare you away!

As of last night I purchased an INJEN Long-Tube Intake from AA because of their 20% discount. I currently have DT Headers, Black Ice, a tune, and exhaust system. I'm mainly going for even better sound then I already have. From what i've read, the INJEN Long Tube produces an EXCELLENT sound.

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:42 AM   #16
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #17
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You can probably find it used in the marketplace. I got mine for 100 and shipping. Love the sound it makes.

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Well I managed to find somebody on EBAY who had it and they're located in LA. I'm waiting for him to ship it now! When I get it installed, i'm going to this local smog shop to tell them what i've done because they're pretty cool. I think they'll pass me on visual! The guy who does the smog part told me that I need to get headers (this was like 5 months ago).

They seem pretty open to working with me so i'll take it there.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:31 PM   #21
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I ended up purchasing the Long-Tube Injen Intake. It'll be here by Thursday and i'm getting it installed on Monday. I'm not sure if anyone else here instaled the long-tube Injen before, but if so is it as easy as the other ones?

I heard you need to take off your tire.....
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I ended up purchasing the Long-Tube Injen Intake. It'll be here by Thursday and i'm getting it installed on Monday. I'm not sure if anyone else here instaled the long-tube Injen before, but if so is it as easy as the other ones?

I heard you need to take off your tire.....

I responded to your question on the other thread too.

I installed the INJEN myself. No problem doing it, just time.

Much easier with the tire off, you need to remove part of the front wheel liner too, this is all so you can get to the stock wiper fluid bottle. (be sure to reinstall the wheel liner too.

I love how mine performs, at the time it was the best overall set-up.

There is a thread out for the install. I will see if I can find it and post it up too.
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Here is the install thread, and some HP numbers that were tested over 4 years ago that convinced me to buy the INJEN long tube.

Good Luck.

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Thanks for the reply! I'm getting the Injen Long-Tube mainly for sound. I heard it sounds a lot more deeper and meaner then the standard Cold Air Intakes out there. I currently have a Spectre CAI because at the time I wanted something a little cheaper. It gave me imporvements, but I'm sure the Injen numbers will be greater.

How do you like the sound?
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I don't hear it due to my LT headers, and MRT exhuast. It use to have a whistle sound, but I certainly like all its performance.
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