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Old 01-27-2020, 08:37 PM   #29
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I'll keep my Vararam. Air is scooped at the front of the car and funneled directly to the throttle body. The faster you go, the more air is forced in. The engine bay never has a chance to heat it up. Pretty easy to install also. Also frees up some extra space in the engine bay when you remove the OEM stuff..

Yall got me looking at the Vararam pretty hard now. That was going to be my question, how hard are they to install? Any chopping or crazy modifications, or pretty strait forward install? Just was looking under my hood and couldn't imagine how it was tucked in, and wasn't sure. But probably the direction I will go.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:16 PM   #30
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i got the vararam it took about 30 min to install not hard at all and i like it.it seems like most people use the roto fab. my 95 formula had a slp firehawk hood and ram air set up that sealed to the bottom of the hood so i like grabbing COLD air.i miss that 4th gen but i only have so much room so i had to let i go to the next caretaker.it was everything i wanted
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:50 AM   #31
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i got the vararam it took about 30 min to install not hard at all and i like it.it seems like most people use the roto fab. my 95 formula had a slp firehawk hood and ram air set up that sealed to the bottom of the hood so i like grabbing COLD air.i miss that 4th gen but i only have so much room so i had to let i go to the next caretaker.it was everything i wanted
white with cloth interior
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t56
1 prior owner,she was MINT!!!
I had the same hood on my red 1995 Trans Am as well. The previous owner installed the hood but just had a Moroso cold air when I got it. So I ordered the SLP Ram Air CAI kit the day after I got the car and made it look factory to seal with the hood. Mine was also cloth inside, and had the T56 6 speed but I did have T-Tops. No leaks though! The SLP Loudmouth I sounded godly on the LT1. I got rid of it in 2009 and it still looked brand new. I modded it to look exactly like the 1996 WS6. God I miss that car.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:18 AM   #32
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You are going to get a BAZILLION different answers. Choose the one that looks the best to you and also has a price that you can stomach. Good luck!
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:16 AM   #33
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I have one for sale. Has less the 5000 on it. Put LSA on my car so had to change intakes.
Good morning, sent you a PM on the CAI.
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Old 01-28-2020, 03:46 PM   #34
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I got a PM requesting pics of the Vararam. Be warned: I just walked out to the parking lot and popped the hood. She's dirty. You've been warned.
You can see in the second pic the big empty spot where the OEM airbox was removed. I was hoping you could see the air scoop through the front grill, but you really cant. The air scoop slides over the radiator and under the hood rest structure to rest behind the grill. The air channel is routed directly into the throttle body. The harness is plug and play. No modding required, it was very straight forward.

I believe the instructions said it was a 2 hour install, took me like 5. I was super cautious, and re-read each step like 5 times. lol. I recently just removed the air filter to clean it, as its been installed about a year now. No issues. I highly recommend.
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:11 PM   #35
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I have a CAI paired with a jannetty racing scoop, grabs cold air. Though not a much of a straight shot as the vararam
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:23 PM   #36
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I had the same hood on my red 1995 Trans Am as well. The previous owner installed the hood but just had a Moroso cold air when I got it. So I ordered the SLP Ram Air CAI kit the day after I got the car and made it look factory to seal with the hood. Mine was also cloth inside, and had the T56 6 speed but I did have T-Tops. No leaks though! The SLP Loudmouth I sounded godly on the LT1. I got rid of it in 2009 and it still looked brand new. I modded it to look exactly like the 1996 WS6. God I miss that car.
the firing order on the old LT-1 was the same as old smallblocks so i think they sound better(deeper)than the ls motors.but that my be because that's what i grew up on.the 4th gen will give a 5th gen a good run for it's money.
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:02 PM   #37
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+1 Chevrolet Performance Z/28 cold air intake 23454578. I'm doing the Roto-Fab WW II relocate next.
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:40 PM   #38
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Size:  189.5 KBMy air scoop arrived. Constructed metal looks and feels well put together.
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:26 PM   #39
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Yall got me looking at the Vararam pretty hard now. That was going to be my question, how hard are they to install? Any chopping or crazy modifications, or pretty strait forward install? Just was looking under my hood and couldn't imagine how it was tucked in, and wasn't sure. But probably the direction I will go.
Very easy install. Nothing special and no modifications. Th weirdest part is loosening the brackets for the radiator, as with the Vararam you use the radiator's plastic brackets and turn them upside down. I would have to take a picture tomorrow and post it here to make it easier to understand.

The radiator will actually tilt a little bit towards the engine to make room for the scoop on the Vararam, but it's nothing major and it stays secure. I will try to get some pics posted early tomorrow of every aspect of it.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:44 PM   #40
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CIA arrived today! I must say. CIA makes a very good looking product. The tube is ceramic coated I believe. Feels very cold to the touch. Dropping my car off tomorrow to get my headers,cats, new spark plugs, ceramic coated spark wires, CIA cold air intake/ air scoop and dyno tuned..
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:26 PM   #41
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I really like the Vararam. It added a little punch and a lot of throat.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:23 AM   #42
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you guys talked me into I bought the vararam for my 2015 ss
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