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Old 05-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #26
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WOW, no wonder rolnslo sold his RR for the SGM after doing all the R&D for Vararam on our '10s & '11s.

As a side note for you LFX owners, we went through the same thing and trust me, and as KMP has stated, it will be worth the wait in in performance, ease of install and looks, not to mention the sound enhancement. This is a great intake. I had the Airaid prior which I loved and was fortunate to sell to another member while awaiting the VR. Now, now the owner of my Airaid is trying to sell it for the VR. If you can wait and I'd like to think you can, save your money for this unit, get it and call it done and lovely! You won't be disappointed in this unit when it comes out.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #27
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I've got one major reason for selling my 2010 - AISIN AY6 = POS.

Having said that, working with Vararam on the 2010-2011 intake was quite the learning experience and worth every gallon of gas I burned in the v6.

And, I'm still working with them on other parts using my 2011 SS...just installed something last night in fact.

Unfortunately for all of you 2012+ owners, I think my upgrade train stopped with the SGM SS. Love this car!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #28
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WOW, no wonder rolnslo sold his RR for the SGM after doing all the R&D for Vararam on our '10s & '11s.

As a side note for you LFX owners, we went through the same thing and trust me, and as KMP has stated, it will be worth the wait in in performance, ease of install and looks, not to mention the sound enhancement. This is a great intake. I had the Airaid prior which I loved and was fortunate to sell to another member while awaiting the VR. Now, now the owner of my Airaid is trying to sell it for the VR. If you can wait and I'd like to think you can, save your money for this unit, get it and call it done and lovely! You won't be disappointed in this unit when it comes out.
Oh I'm waiting.....(but in someways I just cant wait...if you know what I mean??) Just wish someone would keep to their word and update.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #29
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Just a bit of advice since you weren't around for the 2010-2011 version...

Steve (Sales@Vararam) passes along information when he can but he is still at the mercy of the R&D team as to when things are green lighted for release. While it may look like they are about ready to be done and enter production, last minute tweaking of the designs still happens. Vararam does not like to release products until they are ready to stand behind them 100%. Unfortunately for Steve, he gets caught in between passing along information (like all of you keep asking for) and R&D finally saying "We're done".
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #30
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Just a bit of advice since you weren't around for the 2010-2011 version...

Steve (Sales@Vararam) passes along information when he can but he is still at the mercy of the R&D team as to when things are green lighted for release. While it may look like they are about ready to be done and enter production, last minute tweaking of the designs still happens. Vararam does not like to release products until they are ready to stand behind them 100%. Unfortunately for Steve, he gets caught in between passing along information (like all of you keep asking for) and R&D finally saying "We're done".
Well said Shannon!!!! Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #31
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Just a bit of advice since you weren't around for the 2010-2011 version...

Steve (Sales@Vararam) passes along information when he can but he is still at the mercy of the R&D team as to when things are green lighted for release. While it may look like they are about ready to be done and enter production, last minute tweaking of the designs still happens. Vararam does not like to release products until they are ready to stand behind them 100%. Unfortunately for Steve, he gets caught in between passing along information (like all of you keep asking for) and R&D finally saying "We're done".
I can understand that..... But should have heard that from him not you. He is the one that said he would report back in a week. Even if he had nothing to report ....he could have just said that. Im not upset about the time they can take another year......but if you say something then follow through with it!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #32
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Anyways.......Im still waiting for it because I think it will be the best!!
Im not even questioning that!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #33
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47 here
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #34
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Well, OK you got me there!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #35
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Will this be for the V6?
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #36
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Yes V6.

I can understand R&D doing their thing but chiming in every few days would be nice.
Looking at some numbers, let's say they produce and sell 1000 units @ roughly $350.
That's $350,000. Sure it's not all profit, but then imagine they also sell the V8 and other car models as well.

You have a potentially multi-million dollar company... yeah we are just an online forum, BUT we are also your customer base. Show us a little .
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #37
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Yes V6.

I can understand R&D doing their thing but chiming in every few days would be nice.
Looking at some numbers, let's say they produce and sell 1000 units @ roughly $350.
That's $350,000. Sure it's not all profit, but then imagine they also sell the V8 and other car models as well.

You have a potentially multi-million dollar company... yeah we are just an online forum, BUT we are also your customer base. Show us a little .
Sorry they don't just hang out on the forums, but I will tell you their customer service is TOP NOTCH and if you pick up the phone and give them a call you will probably get way more information that you initially asked for.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #38
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Yes V6.

I can understand R&D doing their thing but chiming in every few days would be nice.
Looking at some numbers, let's say they produce and sell 1000 units @ roughly $350.
That's $350,000. Sure it's not all profit, but then imagine they also sell the V8 and other car models as well.

You have a potentially multi-million dollar company... yeah we are just an online forum, BUT we are also your customer base. Show us a little .
If you think this is bad....Check out this thread!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...19#post4946219
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #39
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Let me step in here for a moment and make something clear...

I do not work for Vararam and I am not their rep on this board. My comments are my own and not from Vararam. Take them in whatever capacity you wish but know that they are mine alone.


lionofjudea - If you have an issue with Vararam and how they run their business, please call them and discuss it with them directly. Continually bashing a supporting vendor on Camaro5 is lame, especially when you don't even own their product. (And I might point out, against the forum rules).

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #40
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Sorry they don't just hang out on the forums, but I will tell you their customer service is TOP NOTCH and if you pick up the phone and give them a call you will probably get way more information that you initially asked for.
You may be right... but then I would say...dont come in here and state something and then not come through with it. That also reflect on their business! Hell, that is a form of advertising.....bad advertising! And I know he has read this thread and still no....." Im sorry, but there is nothing to report at this time"........ He is the one that said he would update in one week and it almost 3 weeks later now. Thats the onley point Im trying to make!! Nothing else!!! I know they put out good...No GREAT products!!! Just cover you ass's guys.

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #41
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Let me step in here for a moment and make something clear...

I do not work for Vararam and I am not their rep on this board. My comments are my own and not from Vararam. Take them in whatever capacity you wish but know that they are mine alone.


lionofjudea - If you have an issue with Vararam and how they run their business, please call them and discuss it with them directly. Continually bashing a supporting vendor on Camaro5 is lame, especially when you don't even own their product. (And I might point out, against the forum rules).

Have a nice day!
Im not bash them... I want them to just do what they said they would and they have not, that's all...... (And in my opinion that's lame!!) I have stated one if not many times I think they are the best here on this product!!!!!!!!!! They rock on this intake!
Im just asking him to respond like he said he would. Nothing more.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
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I'm in no way trying to bash Vararam. I am super excited to get one, and have turned down all the rest while doing so.
I do firmly believe that having to pry information out of a vendor on an item as highly regarded as the VR is bad though. Maybe it's the marketing plan, people want to know when there is mystery involved lol
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I'm in no way trying to bash Vararam. I am super excited to get one, and have turned down all the rest while doing so.
I do firmly believe that having to pry information out of a vendor on an item as highly regarded as the VR is bad though. Maybe it's the marketing plan, people want to know when there is mystery involved lol
Very true!! I also am waiting on this product and I will be one of their customers soon. I will shut up now and not respond on this again. But know I'm not bashing Vararam.
Go Vararam!!!
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Sorry they don't just hang out on the forums, but I will tell you their customer service is TOP NOTCH and if you pick up the phone and give them a call you will probably get way more information that you initially asked for.
Thanks Mike for the nice words - you are right - we can't hang out on all the forums that we are members of but try to monitor them a little everyday! I always answer the phone when it rings so please call me with questions or concerns. We are working hard on the 2012 but will not just "hurry" it up to get it to market - it's gotta be right! Again Mike thanks for the words of support here and last weekend at the Kemah show.
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Let me step in here for a moment and make something clear...

I do not work for Vararam and I am not their rep on this board. My comments are my own and not from Vararam. Take them in whatever capacity you wish but know that they are mine alone.


lionofjudea - If you have an issue with Vararam and how they run their business, please call them and discuss it with them directly. Continually bashing a supporting vendor on Camaro5 is lame, especially when you don't even own their product. (And I might point out, against the forum rules).

Have a nice day!
Thanks as always!!!
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Thanks Mike for the nice words - you are right - we can't hang out on all the forums that we are members of but try to monitor them a little everyday! I always answer the phone when it rings so please call me with questions or concerns. We are working hard on the 2012 but will not just "hurry" it up to get it to market - it's gotta be right! Again Mike thanks for the words of support here and last weekend at the Kemah show.
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Thanks for the response Steve, Thats all we needed. And now with no promise to respond in a certain time again you can take this off your.."pain in the ass thread!!" I know I seemed hard on you and Im sorry for that...!!! But you came through and proved me wrong!

Again, Thanks for the update.
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Thanks for the response Steve, Thats all we needed. And now with no promise to respond in a certain time again you can take this off your.."pain in the ass thread!!" I know I seemed hard on you and Im sorry for that...!!! But you came through and proved me wrong!

Again, Thanks for the update.
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Hope we get this done soon for all you and it's not bad to be a liitle impatient!! I want it done now too!!!!!
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When the Vararam was first being developed for the 2010-11 V6 ,I believe it took quite a while to perfect it. If you can't wait and need to have a CAI go buy something else. Quality takes time,and remember they build for alot of other vehicles, not just Camaros. Relax, the stress you're giving yourself waiting for info will kill you, try making a call. if you need to know that bad. Not bashing anyone JMO.
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When the Vararam was first being developed for the 2010-11 V6 ,I believe it took quite a while to perfect it. If you can't wait and need to have a CAI go buy something else. Quality takes time,and remember they build for alot of other vehicles, not just Camaros. Relax, the stress you're giving yourself waiting for info will kill you, try making a call. if you need to know that bad. Not bashing anyone JMO.
I have no stress over this....Just wanted Steve to respond back when he said he would. They can take another year to perfect it and I'm cool with that. But dont tell me your coming for diner at 5pm this Monday and show up 3 weeks later. That was my point! Steve and I are cool now and all is well here is this thread. And I cant wait (figure of speech) to see what they came up with!! And NO I WILL NOT BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!! I just love how you guys push for sells for Vararam!!
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The 2012 Camaro system update #2

The new 2012 system is a clean sheet of paper design. We have the performance where we want it and we are currently working on the "LOOK" of the system

We are working to produce a system that is not just innovative but also makes you want to pop your hood.

We have many innovative items incorporated into the design to control heat soak as well as to dress up the engine compartment for a finished show car look.

With our current high heat conditions in Texas we have been running extended heat soak tests to further evaluate how the system controls under hood heat while we put the final touches on the "LOOK" of the system.

You will see spy shots here on the forum first.

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