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Old 12-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Vararam ram air vs cold air inductions

Kinda pissed I bought cold air inductions for $400 and then vararam comes out with this for $350. Is it a big difference? Need some opinions or should I just keep my CAI?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Both are considered the best by a lot of people. I'd say don't worry about it because even if they Vararam is better, it won't be by much. Use the money for longtubes.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Yeah that's true! But has anyone on here experienced both?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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But has anyone on here experienced both?
I have not, but think of this: Try hosing off the engine compartment with a Vararam intake and tell us how much you like it then. It's no problem at all with the CAI brand.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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as long as you dont spray water through the front grill you would be fine with the vararam. Scoop goes over the radiator. also i dont make a habbit of spraying my engine with water....
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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Good point
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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Both have a lot of happy customers.

I chose on gains as well as fitment and finish and went with CAI Inc.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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I have not, but think of this: Try hosing off the engine compartment with a Vararam intake and tell us how much you like it then. It's no problem at all with the CAI brand.

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as long as you dont spray water through the front grill you would be fine with the vararam. Scoop goes over the radiator. also i dont make a habbit of spraying my engine with water....
Can you guys elaborate?

Are you saying you can't hose your compartment down with these intakes?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #9
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yes you can, the filter is sealed up good from top side , just dont spray directly into the scoop thats in the grill area, eben then i dont see it doing much other than wetting the filter a alittle. i drive in the rain all the time with out issue....
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3 years with a Vararam intake on my car with lots of car washes and extremely heavy rain with no issues.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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Gotcha, I hope Johnnyb from Peoria is not trying to imply that any one of these intakes cannot get wet or be in monsoons?!

Only time you have to worry is if you submerge the damn car up to the headlights. Lol
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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Well, consider this: when I had my Solstice, I bought a Fujita F5 intake, and paid $300 for it. Got 3 Plus mpg increase. Bought a Cold air intake off of eBay for my Camaro. $119 delivered. Excellent construction, at least as good as the Fujita, and averaging 3 plus mpg increase with it. I pretty much conclude that they are almost all way over-priced. Really a simple device, and the $119 works just as well
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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Well, consider this: when I had my Solstice, I bought a Fujita F5 intake, and paid $300 for it. Got 3 Plus mpg increase. Bought a Cold air intake off of eBay for my Camaro. $119 delivered. Excellent construction, at least as good as the Fujita, and averaging 3 plus mpg increase with it. I pretty much conclude that they are almost all way over-priced. Really a simple device, and the $119 works just as well
What's the "brand" of the intake you got for your camaro? v6 or SS?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #14
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Nothing wrong with the CAI and since you already have it, run it.

I have the Vararam and I'm happy with it. BTW, there is no issue washing the engine bay with it as incorrected suggested above. I'm a bit of a engine bay clean freak and I wash it often. Never even the slightest of issue doing so...
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What's the "brand" of the intake you got for your camaro? v6 or SS?
No brand on the box or on eBay. V6. Really nicely made, looks much like a K&N, but the filter is not oiled. Easy, perfect fit. I rarely get on it, but when I do now, my grandson just says Whahoooo! Don't know about real power gain, but the sound is great and the mpg is real.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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Fujita hu? V6? MPG's?

Definately wrong forum.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #17
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Fujita hu? V6? MPG's?

Definately wrong forum.
Camaro...wrong forum...not. V6...wrong forum...not. Fujita comparison...wrong forum...not. By the way, what is an owner of an 01 ws6 doing trolling this forum? This is a Camaro 5 forum.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #18
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2001 Ws6 YES
2010 SS YES
2006 GTO YES
ALL V8's YEEEEEESSSSSS

AND am not worried about MPG's all
MY arsenal.

Now what?
The real question is why is a Camaro V6 guy recommending BS intakes that were used in a 4 cyl solstice and a bs no nane intake from eBay when it's a vararam vs CAI?



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Old 12-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #19
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2001 Ws6 YES
2010 SS YES
2006 GTO YES
ALL V8's YEEEEEESSSSSS

AND am not worried about MPG's all
MY arsenal.

Now what?
The real question is why is a Camaro V6 guy recommending BS intakes that were used in a 4 cyl solstice and a bs no nane intake from eBay when it's a vararam vs CAI?



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BS V6? The cai works as well as any of the others, without being stupid or simply arrogant enough to over pay for a hyped brand. What are you crowing about? All you have is an SS. You should have bought a zl1 instead of settling for the middle line
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #20
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Where did you get this $350 price? They are still $399 on the VR website, but the price varies by vendor.

You've already got an intake, you might as well keep what you have. They both have their own pro's and cons.
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ZL1? Over priced car sir, damn motor isint even forged. No thanks I'd get a 1LE IF I had a choice but that 4th gen is the real keeper sorry.
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ZL1? Over priced car sir, damn motor isint even forged. No thanks I'd get a 1LE IF I had a choice but that 4th gen is the real keeper sorry.
Love that GTO too... Sure miss mine.
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Yes it's such a good ride too! It's a shame lol.
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BS V6? The cai works as well as any of the others, without being stupid or simply arrogant enough to over pay for a hyped brand. What are you crowing about? All you have is an SS. You should have bought a zl1 instead of settling for the middle line
I don't know about the V6 CAI's but there's a DOCUMENTED difference in the V8 CAI's. Nothing stupid or arrogant about it. You can get a K&N CAI for $200-250 or get twice the HP for $350-400.

It's pretty bold to say someone is settling for a middle of the line SS when YOU have the bottom of the line.
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I don't know about the V6 CAI's but there's a DOCUMENTED difference in the V8 CAI's. Nothing stupid or arrogant about it. You can get a K&N CAI for $200-250 or get twice the HP for $350-400.

It's pretty bold to say someone is settling for a middle of the line SS when YOU have the bottom of the line.
Depends on how you look at it, Grasshopper. You paid for the top of he line and ended up with an also ran. I got exactly what I wanted, and had enough money left over to get a lot of other stuff. Since I don't race, I am not impressed with an SS, and chose not to spend the money on un-used power, which would have been stupid. While there are differences between everything, that difference is not enough to justify a 300 percent price difference. Been there, done that. If you choose to spend your money on a name tag, go right ahead. I, however, will laugh all the way to the bank, and end up with pretty much the same result.
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