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Old 03-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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vararam power wedge

Like stated above has any L99 seen any better performance from adding this upgrade on there car? Is it worth it?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Lol

Nooo keep moving......
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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I got one it made the low end a little stronger but I had headers cai and xpipe and a tune before I put it on. I heard the more mods you have the better the gains just added a ported throttle body and the there is no more flooring it for a dead stop or anything under 40 mph without spinning
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There are many opinions on this item....

in my case, i noticed better throttle response in the low end with the wedge, when i put a ported throttle body on it was significantly pronounced... most likely the throttle body.

You won't see big horsepower changes if any, torque will go up some. throttle response is where you will see the most difference.... at least in my case.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Lol

Nooo keep moving......
Shawn at Lethal likes it on modified cars
Since there is no 13 version of the vanaram this combined with a ram and a cai inc unit makes a good combo

Lethal doesn't seem to use or reccomend things that don't give solid gains.
They have suggested it for my build at Lethal.
I'll give it a shot.

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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My god there was a raging debate about this exact subject less than a week ago. Lol
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
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I'll send you one for $20. That should cover the shipping. PM me if you want to trying it out. I sold my Camaro and will be putting a few other things up for sale.
I'll take it send me pp info

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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Sorry two other people have already PM'd asking for it. Will notify the first one that made contact.

Edit: I deleted my other post because I didn't know so many people would be interested. Hopefully if the new owner doesn't like it they will pass it on cheaply so someone else can give it a try.
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Sorry two other people have already PM'd asking for it. Will notify the first one that made contact.
Haha no worries mine is already at lethal waiting for my car to arrive for surgery

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Son, do you really-really want to tell us exactly who recommended this POS?
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #13
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Son, do you really-really want to tell us exactly who recommended this POS?
I already did
Shawn @ Lethal Racing

They have seen up to 12hp on modded cars

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We have seen 8-12 HP with the wedge. They are 109.00 so even if it only picked up 8 then it is worth the extra money. Yes we will be close to 500. I know for sure we could do it with heads on the car, but without heads will be in the 490s for sure.

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Sorry but I don't buy it!

What works is LT's, Cold air intake like Vararam, Haltech, Rotofab, CAI in that order. Also the vmax TB's for better response and a good Ecm and TRANNY tune. Period. That's just bolt on stuff excluding cams n other stuff.

No tornados, POWER wedges or AirRaid spacers or granatelli MAFS or JET 50hp plug in modules DO NOTHING!
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Sorry but I don't buy it!

What works is LT's, Cold air intake like Vararam, Haltech, Rotofab, CAI in that order. Also the vmax TB's for better response and a good Ecm and TRANNY tune. Period. That's just bolt on stuff excluding cams n other stuff.

No tornados, POWER wedges or AirRaid spacers or granatelli MAFS or JET 50hp plug in modules DO NOTHING!

Well believe what you want.
Shawn has no reason to lie as I'm already giving 6k for the rest of it.
There is no install cost and his margin on 100 dollar item is not worth a blemish to lethal's reputation.

He flat told me he would dyno it both ways as I was skeptical as well.

If it shows no gain I'm not paying for it all there is too it.
It's a 5 minute install so very easy to show both ways

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Sorry but I don't buy it!

What works is LT's, Cold air intake like Vararam, Haltech, Rotofab, CAI in that order. Also the vmax TB's for better response and a good Ecm and TRANNY tune. Period. That's just bolt on stuff excluding cams n other stuff.

No tornados, POWER wedges or AirRaid spacers or granatelli MAFS or JET 50hp plug in modules DO NOTHING!
Nice. Tell it like it is.
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Well believe what you want.
Shawn has no reason to lie as I'm already giving 6k for the rest of it.
There is no install cost and his margin on 100 dollar item is not worth a blemish to lethal's reputation.

He flat told me he would dyno it both ways as I was skeptical as well.

If it shows no gain I'm not paying for it all there is too it.
It's a 5 minute install so very easy to show both ways

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Don't worry, you are getting the same people that won't try stuff, but will give their so called expert advice. You are doing it with right way and testing to gain first hand knowledge. Doesn't matter whether good, bad, or indifferent at least when you speak about the power wedge you will being doing it with authority. I respect that and so do a lot of others.
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Nice. Tell it like it is.
You are not very selective in whom you become a follower.
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Not sure what up talking about. I have been consistent that I think CAI are overrated and people often split hairs with this stuff. Not sure what you mean about following.
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Oh please.......what a true liberal way of thinking there INDEED.

Any how I bet Vararam (although I am a fan of the intake) will be taking naive folks money when the corvette owners get a power wedge for this TB too hu? Talk about magic dust

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OMG look at the angle of that TB?

Quick lets make money off the week/Naive. Lol
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Oh please.......what a true liberal way of thinking.

Any how I bet Vararam (although I am a fan of the intake) will be taking naive folks money when the corvette owners get a power wedge for this TB too hu? Talk about magic dust

How is testing it both ways being naive?

It it gives a increase then it obviously does something if it doesn't its garbage flat and simple
but Lethal whom has a sterling rep believe they work and have no connection to the company other than being a huge supporter of the original intake.

I'm betting he makes about 25 bucks at most on one.. that is not worth lieing to sell to ruin a rep.



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Not sure what up talking about. I have been consistent that I think CAI are overrated and people often split hairs with this stuff. Not sure what you mean about following.

Lol wut?!

Are you honestly going to sit there and say CAIs make no difference?

OK well now I know who I wont be listening to.


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OMG look at the angle of that TB?

Quick lets make money off the week/Naive. Lol
They are called "sheeples".....LMAO!
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Lol wut?!

Are you honestly going to sit there and say CAIs make no difference?

OK well now I know who I wont be listening to.


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No I have a cold air intake, I think everyone should have one, along with long tube headers. Air in and air out. It's a process. But reading this forum I see people driving themselves nuts over what brand to get, I saw one thread where a guy was going to rip out on brand and install another one because he was convinced it was going to have better gains. I also don't think a power wedge is going to do anything. You can talk about the few hp it claims its gonna give you, but good luck feeling it and it's certainly not gonna make a difference on your times at the track. If you look up the past 10 posts I have made about CAI they all say the same thing, I take exception to the "following" comment. I have been and will always be consistent. I didn't mean to offend you.
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