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Old 12-06-2012, 06:00 PM   #43
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You could get a K&N intake for $235 and the scoop kit for 150 and come pretty darn close to the VR intake price.....
Umm but not the same performance.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #44
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Umm but not the same performance.
Obviously since its not the same setup, you wont get the "same" performance. The same can be said with any crossing of brands. If you are stating that the VR intake is superior to a CAI with a "ram air scoop" I rather not get into that debate. I was simply pointing out the cost of a VR intake vs the cost of a CAI intake with ram air scoop.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #45
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Sorry I misunderstood you. Cruzzin
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #46
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It would appear that a cold air intake with the JRE Race Scoop would give you the best of both worlds.... Ram air and CAI with a MAF located in the "stock" position compaired to the Vararam for similar price.

Your thoughts?
The numbers in Jannetty's test show that the Halltech out performs the C.A.I. The Halltech wasn't tested with the scoop, but if it was it would beat C.A.I. a bit.

C.A.I., Halltech, Vararam; They all work fine.

Going with C.A.I. for me would be like following the herd. Not my style, but it sure is a good product. Well built and performs. I don't like it's looks but the majority here sure seem to like it.

Halltech out performs C.A.I. according to Jannetty's test but it didn't catch on like C.A.I. did here. I think this is also a great intake.

Vararam wasn't in the test, but has many faithful followers. It looks more like a full on road race car's intake. Not really pretty like a C.A.I., but I can appreciate function before form. I have the Vararam and I like it a lot. But I'm not going to recommend it just because I own it. The others are good choices too.

If you are not buying an intake right now, then I'd suggest thinking about waiting for the Jac-Fab intake to come out. It is a new design and it would appear to be staged to be the new top dog.

Ain't it great that we have many good choices ???
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #47
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The numbers in Jannetty's test show that the Halltech out performs the C.A.I. The Halltech wasn't tested with the scoop, but if it was it would beat C.A.I. a bit.

C.A.I., Halltech, Vararam; They all work fine.

Going with C.A.I. for me would be like following the herd. Not my style, but it sure is a good product. Well built and performs. I don't like it's looks but the majority here sure seem to like it.

Halltech out performs C.A.I. according to Jannetty's test but it didn't catch on like C.A.I. did here. I think this is also a great intake.

Vararam wasn't in the test, but has many faithful followers. It looks more like a full on road race car's intake. Not really pretty like a C.A.I., but I can appreciate function before form. I have the Vararam and I like it a lot. But I'm not going to recommend it just because I own it. The others are good choices too.

If you are not buying an intake right now, then I'd suggest thinking about waiting for the Jac-Fab intake to come out. It is a new design and it would appear to be staged to be the new top dog.

Ain't it great that we have many good choices ???

Yes the Camaro aftermarket just gets better and better and will continue to be the reason for threads like these. I actually like the look of the Vararam over a CAI but people "appear" to have less issues with the CAI.

What style intake is the Jac-Fab?
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I've been reading this all thread all day. It doesn't strike me as a VR vs CAI, it's a VR or CAI, that's just me though.
I have a VR and one of the main reasons was because it doesn't look like every other intake out there, that's my opinion.
I have no doubt all of them are good products, and as Cruuzin LV said, the new Jac-Fab looks very interesting.
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JacFab has the air box in the stock location. It uses a flat air filter panel instead of a cone filter for straight non-turbulent air flow. It is heat shielded with thick silicone sheet on the air box and the 4" tube is all silicone.

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http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219913
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You previously mentioned, "No brand on the box or on eBay" for your Camaro's CAI.

So, technically, you don't even know what you have.

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.
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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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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.

FAIL!
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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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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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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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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.
Bonanza.....

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