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Old 09-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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VARARAM Test unit #007 w/ Chuck CoW tune

I was lucky enough to receive a Vararam beta-test unit (#007 ). This is a the "race" unit that requires a tune. (They are also building a "street" unit that DOES NOT require a tune). So we swapped in the intake and a 160deg thermostat and spent the rest of the night working on the tune.

Tuning was done by Chuck CoW of "Corvette's of Westchester" in Ossining NY. I have to say I'm very impressed with Chuck's knowledge and patience/attention to detail to get the car tuned perfectly. This is the guy you want tuning YOUR car.

WOW...this really woke the car up. I can actually pass in 6th gear on the highway now! Before I thought it felt like there was something holding the car back, now it feels like it just wants to keep pulling....especially at WOT. I don't have dyno #'s yet (and I am told it will be hard to get real accurate #'s with this because it NEEDS air)...but it certainly makes a difference you can feel all throughout the RPM range. I can't give you any MPG #'s yet, I haven't driven it all that much since the install and when I was driving, I wasn't exactly going easy on it.

Keep in mind the unit is a beta tester, so fit and finish will be better on the production unit. It is sealed, so I can't answer any questions about the inside of the box or the filter. And, I don't have the info on when they'll be available and what the est cost will be.












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So Chuck CoW tune got his first one ( he is going to get one that i have as will ) and the unit he has is almost all out but now you know the power of Vararam tell me more. (ps up to 60HP on that unit)
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When will you have dyno numbers? It will be hard to tell how much is due to the Vararam since the car has been tuned also. Did you pull three different dyno numbers: stock, with intake, with intake and tune? Regardless, if it make 60rwhp with a tune that is great!! Since it makes as much hp as a set of LT header I hope they don't cost as much

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When will you have dyno numbers? It will be hard to tell how much is due to the Vararam since the car has been tuned also. Did you pull three different dyno numbers: stock, with intake, with intake and tune? Regardless, if it make 60rwhp with a tune that is great!! Since it makes as much hp as a set of LT header I hope they don't cost as much

I got stock dyno #'s...359hp/362tq (on a mustang dyno). Going back hopfully next week. Not sure if we'll get #'s without the tune because this unit really needs the tune to run right. We're doing headers and exhaust soon too.


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So Chuck CoW tune got the his first one ( he is going to get one that i have as will ) and the unit he has is almost all out but now you know the power of Vararam tell me more. (ps up to 60HP on that unit)
I'm very happy with it...don't think I could expect anything more out of it.

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So Chuck CoW tune got the his first one ( he is going to get one that i have as will ) and the unit he has is almost all out but now you know the power of Vararam tell me more. (ps up to 60HP on that unit)

Does anyone have actual dyno numbers (baseline without intake vs intake -without tune) for the Vararam?

Because everytime I read a thread about the Vararam intake the HP number keep going up and up. Soon the Vararam will be making more HP than a supercharger.
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Congrats i know that the thing dos not what to Idell as is and if you dyno close the hood as this unit likes it that way good luck and i say you will get 405-412 HP next week.
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When will you have dyno numbers? It will be hard to tell how much is due to the Vararam since the car has been tuned also. Did you pull three different dyno numbers: stock, with intake, with intake and tune? Regardless, if it make 60rwhp with a tune that is great!! Since it makes as much hp as a set of LT header I hope they don't cost as much

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Does anyone have actual dyno numbers (baseline without intake vs intake -without tune) for the Vararam?

Because everytime I read a thread about the Vararam intake the HP number keep going up and up. Soon the Vararam will be making more HP than a supercharger.
Look his unit is bigger then my unit it is a tune unit, My unit is a no tune unit.
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It looks like to me that the no-tune street unit is supposed to make just over 30hp without a tune. And the tune-required race unit needs a tune to run properly and may make up to 60hp with the tune. Which is impressive, AR Headers make up to 50hp with a tune and cost much, much more.
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Look his unit is bigger then my unit...
whoa!!!!

no need for those type of comparisons....
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whoa!!!!

no need for those type of comparisons....
it's genetics.
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Look his unit is bigger then my unit it is a tune unit, My unit is a no tune unit.
Did you dyno your no tune unit?
I haven't been reading up on all the vararam threads. What was your baseline and what were your numbers with the intake (no tune)?
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Did you dyno your no tune unit?
I haven't been reading up on all the vararam threads. What was your baseline and what were your numbers with the intake (no tune)?
I have Dynoed my car at two dynos and had a 40 hp increase.
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Is that a 40rwhp increase?
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I have Dynoed my car at two dynos and had a 40 hp increase.
On two different dynos, two different types of dynos at that... you cant call that an objective 40hp increase.
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I don't know any #'s yet, and honestly, I don't really even care about the #'s. Without a doubt it's made a BIG difference. The car has a more "violent" feeling when you lay into it.
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On two different dynos, two different types of dynos at that... you cant call that an objective 40hp increase.

That's pretty significant HP.

You did a base line (no intake) and then ran again with the intake on the same dyno, same day, etc.
And you did this at two different dyno's.
You took the intake off the car and did a baseline. Then put the intake back on the car and ran it again on the dyno. And you made 40hp each time?
Can see see the dyno sheet (baseline vs intake)?

If that's true, where do I sign up for my intake?
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On two different dynos, two different types of dynos at that... you cant call that an objective 40hp increase.
I cant tell you any thing new, You have to hold on till Vararam tells you, But that is what i got, As i say my unit ran closer to the best AFR at 12.4 to one, no fall to 10 to one like some of you out there and it was at 100+ degrees out side.

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I don't know any #'s yet, and honestly, I don't really even care about the #'s. Without a doubt it's made a BIG difference. The car has a more "violent" feeling when you lay into it.
Have you run a 1/4 on the OEM unit that will be a good test.
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On two different dynos, two different types of dynos at that... you cant call that an objective 40hp increase.
You know i love you but if he posts a # more than 40 will you believe.?
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Is Vararam sending an intake to the intake comparison dyno testing?
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Have you run a 1/4 on the OEM unit that will be a good test.
yes, that would be a good test...and no I haven't done it. The closest dyno is 5 minutes away, the closest track is over 2 hours away...just not do-able right now.
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Is Vararam sending an intake to the intake comparison dyno testing?
I do not think that they will as this is a beta unit.
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I just went with the new erA, I am hoping to exceed a 20-30 rwhp with a tune.
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Hope you like it and don't wary to much.
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