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Old 05-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #201
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I've tried and sold 2 aftermarket intakes so far, one more won't hurt.

Perhaps #3 will be on the market.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:24 PM   #202
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Haven't been following the Vararam stuff extremely close... There really hasn't been a truly independent test of it has there? With all the hype and the big list of folk wanting to buy it before it's even released.... well, it' just gives me a bad case of Deja Vu! (and no, i'm not talking about the gentleman's club with the exotic dancers... LOL)
Me too. We did that once before but this time I hope more successfully.Still when in the hands of the public the outcome is never as rosey! Besides the two professional tests has Injen and Vararam neck and neck from the two dynos except from 6000 rpm up where vararam makes double
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #203
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Well I'm in the same boat. Waiting to see the impressions of these early adopters.

But I have to say that I, for one, trust what member rolnslo has given us regarding the Vararam intake and his testing which was apparantly done at a facility outside of Vararam.

Is it possible that they could somehow be fudging the numbers? Sure it is. But rolnslo has been a member here for a long while, and I've never once seen him make some ridiculous post that makes me not believe what he has to say. I don't think the Vararam will be all that much better of a performer than the Injen, but so far it seems that it should be just as good if not better and thus that makes it THE intake to have at the moment.

Again, I want to hear from those who are switching over from another aftermarket intake to this one, and then if they give the feedback I'm hoping to hear, I'll also be switching.
I appreciate the comments. I wouldn't put my reputation on the line with the Vararam dyno results if I hadn't been there to see the high number runs myself. I know what my baseline numbers were prior to working with Vararam and I know how my car ran (daily driver for 27k miles before installing their intake). They were able to duplicate my baseline numbers from 3 other independent shops so their bottom line starting point was solid. My car runs insanely better than it ever has now that I've got their intake. Now, I don't have a way to do comparisons with the other intakes out there (Injen, CAI, Roto-fab, etc..) so I can't tell you that the Vararam is the top dog (yet). But, like you guys, I really want the Vararam intake in the hands of others, especially people that have run other intakes on their cars and can provide a good comparison, so we have another solid performance upgrade option for the V6 Camaro. Soon....
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:59 PM   #204
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haha true! No matter what you have there is always something faster, just get what makes you happy. It's not like you can drive 100 mph on the streets anyways
Agreed except for the 100mph on the street thing
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #205
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Dollar for dollar I say the V6 Camaro and the Mustang or the best bang for the buck anywhere. The Mustang is noticably faster running high 13s. Can't beat that deal for the price. But the Camaro is a little slower but looks a lot better and has a better Highway ride in my opinion.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:38 PM   #206
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Does the V6 have enough power????

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147001

A few mods and under 12 seconds, NOT BAD!!!!! And you still use regular gas for daily driving, insurance cost is lower, so even with the mods it is still thousands lower than a
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:23 AM   #207
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Well, for me I love my V6. I love that at any moment I can blow by any car on the road. What you get is ultimately your choice. I asked the dealer what a new stock LS3 and Tremec TR6060 would be. He said the engine was "$5489.91 + tax, the Trans would run $3316.69". So for over $8806.60 you can get an SS, assuming you upgrade your 1LT. If you want to be a mechanic and do it yourself, then you can go the mod road. I'll tell you this like I tell everyone, the Chevy standard engine for most passenger cars during the '70's and '80's was the 305 V8. You could order a V8 that cranked out 350hp for more money and go higher for LOTS more money. The Camaro now comes with a V6 that turns out 312hp!!! To answer your question, yes the V6 has more than enough power. If you plan to race, you can get the V8. You will rarely need to get to 116mph in the 1LT with the V6. I believe the limiter/governor is set that high, for which you must have the right set of tires(ones rated at that speed). Well enjoy! Good Luck!
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:22 AM   #208
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haha true! No matter what you have there is always something faster
Unless the car someone happens to have is the Bugatti Veyron.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:41 AM   #209
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Unless the car someone happens to have is the Bugatti Veyron.
There are cars that are faster. No one said anything about being stock...
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #210
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I've had my 2lt rs up to 149 mph... When it was still bone stock. Second day off the lot. Is that fast enough?... Now I just get to that speed a lot quicker.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #211
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It is nice, but you will never have the power of a V8, I love mine but I will be getting SS soon
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #212
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It is nice, but you will never have the power of a V8, I love mine but I will be getting SS soon
I think we may disagree.....just watch gretchens latest transformation. We will be in the 10 sec 1/4 mile territory before long.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:02 PM   #213
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It is nice, but you will never have the power of a V8, I love mine but I will be getting SS soon
There are several V6s on here that are putting out the same or more power than a stock SS. Of course, we don't have a powertrain warranty any more, but that's the modder's life...
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:08 PM   #214
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #215
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For a everyday car it's enough.....I mean u can only go 55mph anyway , unless u wanna race or something ,
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #216
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #217
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For a everyday car it's enough.....I mean u can only go 55mph anyway , unless u wanna race or something ,
If I were into racing at the track, then sure, I would probably choose the V8. I just don't need that much power for everyday (legal) driving though. Would it be fun? Yes! Practical? Nope. All it boils down to is bragging rights. Is it worth an extra 8K to impress some people on an internet forum?

Unfortunately, we can't get the V8 rumble with our sixes, but that doesn't mean an upgraded exhaust and intake won't leave it sounding pretty darn good.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #218
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If I were into racing at the track, then sure, I would probably choose the V8. I just don't need that much power for everyday (legal) driving though. Would it be fun? Yes! Practical? Nope. All it boils down to is bragging rights. Is it worth an extra 8K to impress some people on an internet forum?

Unfortunately, we can't get the V8 rumble with our sixes, but that doesn't mean an upgraded exhaust and intake won't leave it sounding pretty darn good.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #219
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My M6 is plenty quick . It's just as quick as my 2000 Z28 was.Gets great mileage,cheaper to maintain and no 'performance car surcharge' from the insurance man.To each his own,but I like my car just the way it is.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #221
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My V6 gives me enough permagrin without getting into too much trouble. I added the Vararam intake and am waiting on the TB which I hope is ready sooooon.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #222
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I bought my Baby to look good while crusing. I'd say she has 'enough' power for my purposes.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #223
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Sorry bud, appreciate your enthusiasm but thats not quite right.

With all of the bolt ons listed above you'd be in the 345 to 360 range and then depending on your type of transmission that makes a difference in the output as well.

Vararam is claiming 15 to 20 on the automatic and in the Vararam thread has shown about 27 HP gain on the manual that was used for testing there.

So those are still great numbers though, and your not wayyyy off, just a bit too high.
So the final vararam production is reaching 30hp gains with highest gains being in the 3rd gear at 5k rpms which is purely hp related. Also in combination of the latest trifeca tunes, 380 is looking more of a reality, would you agree now?


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Im not sure if this intake is getting the 30rwhp
I dont understand how the first prototype dyno'd 24 rwhp and then 27rwhp but now the new vararam intake wont show those gains on a dyno? So how did the first prototype show those gains is what I truly dont understand
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Does the V6 have enough power?
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