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Old 12-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #51
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You have no leg to stand on. ZL1 is only the top of the line starting THIS YEAR. What year is your bottom of the line V6? Oh, it doesn't matter since it was ALWAYS the bottom of the line. I haven't seen a Fujita CAI for the Camaro so I can't comment on it, unless you're still spouting your Solstice SUPER CAR comparison.



First of all, Ram air in the sense that it's ramming air into your engine is a myth. I didn't bring the scoop into the mix because it's an extra cost and, theoretically, should increase the HP of any OEM location CAI that has the bottom open. I've never been a fan of VR in general, for various reasons, but they have their fanboys. I'm sure it's a good unit. If you want the absolutely most from a OEM location CAI, the scoop is a must. All of them are the roughly the same so it's not like one scoop performs better than the other.
Hate to bust your bubble, but an SS is no supercar. And the fact is, all you obnoxious SS freaks are sucking hind you know what. You are now second fiddle. Those of us who bought a V6 since we don't race, but can still out run a 426 Hemi, can laugh our butts off at you, and what you spent, not to mention your unfounded arrogance.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #52
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Doesn't matter. Well made and gets the same results at 1/3 the price. Works for me. A CAI is not a high tech marvel built by NASA. Pretty simple device, actually, for most uses.
You sir are clueless, cheap and old!

No a CAI is not a CAI.
NO it's not a simple device.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #53
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Hate to bust your bubble, but an SS is no supercar. And the fact is, all you obnoxious SS freaks are sucking hind you know what. You are now second fiddle. Those of us who bought a V6 since we don't race, but can still out run a 426 Hemi, can laugh our butts off at you, and what you spent, not to mention your unfounded arrogance.
Now that's just pure entertainment there - LOL !!! Love your posts... Keep 'em coming.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #54
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Hate to bust your bubble, but an SS is no supercar. And the fact is, all you obnoxious SS freaks are sucking hind you know what. You are now second fiddle. Those of us who bought a V6 since we don't race, but can still out run a 426 Hemi, can laugh our butts off at you, and what you spent, not to mention your unfounded arrogance.
you're not for serious.......
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #55
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you're not for serious.......
Well, little one, I had a 426 Hemi in 66, and the V6 is faster, 0-60. Shows how little you newbies know.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #56
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Hate to bust your bubble, but an SS is no supercar. And the fact is, all you obnoxious SS freaks are sucking hind you know what. You are now second fiddle. Those of us who bought a V6 since we don't race, but can still out run a 426 Hemi, can laugh our butts off at you, and what you spent, not to mention your unfounded arrogance.
Ok now you are also a crack head! After this statement.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #57
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Ok now you are also a crack head! After this statement.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #58
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Hate to bust your bubble, but an SS is no supercar. And the fact is, all you obnoxious SS freaks are sucking hind you know what. You are now second fiddle. Those of us who bought a V6 since we don't race, but can still out run a 426 Hemi, can laugh our butts off at you, and what you spent, not to mention your unfounded arrogance.
BWHAHAHA. I never said the SS was a supercar but it's sure as hell faster than YOUR car. If we're so obnoxious, why are you stepping out of your section to play with us? Yes the ZL is faster than some of us, but you're still last and not just one level behind now, haha. Why do you keep bringing up the expense of anything, yet ignore the $20k difference in mine and a Z. Are you that ashamed of your car that you have to bring up the price difference to make you feel better? You're the only one spouting arrogance. YOU came into this thread offering unfounded advice about a CAI while comparing them on your Solstice. THEN you proceed to call all V8 owners arrogant because we chose NOT to settle for just the body of a Camaro but the power as well. Just because YOU chose to settle for a V6 doesn't mean the rest of us have to. Sounds like someone has V8 envy. Is it that slow in the V6 section this week?

What land yacht did you have with a 426 Hemi in it? Your V6 sure as hell aint gonna outrun a 70 426 Hemi Cuda or 69 426 Challenger. Both of which post better times than the current 6.1L H.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 PM   #59
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lol

oh also... i would just stick with the cai that you bought! just my opinion but slightly biased as i have one, but i love it!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:33 AM   #60
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I just got the CAI for $489 shipped. For that price, it came with the race scoop, and Rotofab W/W relocation bottle, plus a free skip-shift eliminator.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #61
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #62
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I just got the CAI for $489 shipped. For that price, it came with the race scoop, and Rotofab W/W relocation bottle, plus a free skip-shift eliminator.
What kind of improvments did you notice with that setup? I'm thinking of getting the samething but with the SCT programmer.

Can't wait to get rid of DOD....
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #63
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Perhaps I stated the 'underhood wash problem' speaking out from around the backside and below my belt. I have seen pictures I presumed to be of a Vararam, where the filter element "appeared" to be exposed when the hood was up. Was I looking at something else, or was I looking at a Vararam with some kind of cover removed?

I did not mean, at any point, to say that it would be unwise to drive in the rain with a VR, or to go through a car wash.

And yes, I know, I'm a V-6'er in a V-8 section, but I have posted in another thread that Mr. Bonanza and myself should at least meet on the 1/4 mile track or at a dyno facility so we can run head to head (1/4) or same machine/same day (dyno) to see who's money was spent more wisely.

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My personal feeling is that they are both good, but different intakes. The CAI makes about the most power you can get from a traditional intake. It also has build quality and looks 2nd to none. The Vararam on the other hand is what happens when you throw the book out the window, and design something completely new. Of all the intakes, I do feel on the road, it makes the most power. Our own Camaro, it added two tenths at the track. That being said, the kit is not the prettiest out the box, and the quality has a very homebuilt feel. Some will not find it acceptable. I also think Rotofab belongs in this conversation too...it is customizable, and makes great power!
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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.
And his car is quick as a motha. I had both and Vararam kicks ass hands down sorry CAI.
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My personal feeling is that they are both good, but different intakes. The CAI makes about the most power you can get from a traditional intake. It also has build quality and looks 2nd to none. The Vararam on the other hand is what happens when you throw the book out the window, and design something completely new. Of all the intakes, I do feel on the road, it makes the most power. Our own Camaro, it added two tenths at the track. That being said, the kit is not the prettiest out the box, and the quality has a very homebuilt feel. Some will not find it acceptable. I also think Rotofab belongs in this conversation too...it is customizable, and makes great power!
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Very interesting read about the air meter and why some cars are bucking and some are not.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #69
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I had a VR in my 2011 and I couldnt tell any difference on the road or at the track. It was OK for what it was but I'm sure I saw no performance gains. That said, for whatever reason I think my 2011 was a factory freak in a bad way. My 2013 feels light years faster. I've had alot of cars and spent alot of time on tracks so I'm no amatuer at this either. I clicked off mid 8s @85mph stone stock as delivered in the 1/8th with my 2013. The best the 2011 ever did was 9.0s @79mph with and without the VR.
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Ive hd the CAI for a couple years, and have had absolutely no problems with it. That said, I have no clue what kind of seat of the pants difference it made, because I put longtubes on it at the same time, and got it tuned.

I chose the CAI becaue it is insulated and designed to keep incmoing air cooler. That said, every thread that I have been through, the CAI and Vararam are so close in performance, that I think it just comes down to looks.
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I just got the CAI for $489 shipped. For that price, it came with the race scoop, and Rotofab W/W relocation bottle, plus a free skip-shift eliminator.
Where may I ask did you get this? I need it! Ha ha.
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I had the vararam but switched to the CAI I LIKED THEM both but the CAI is way less of a pain in the rear when. Put my new mishimoto radiator in and NW 102 so the CAI was a better option
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I really like the look of going OTR, what I'm not convinced of is the tilt for the radiator and the mixed reviews of Vararam.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:33 PM   #74
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Lol i bet bonanza didnt even buy a cai he just put a piece of pipe and called it a day haha
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