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Old 01-15-2011, 07:24 PM   #29
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your not the only one....I think the new era is the best looking on the market but alot hype lately with vararam and happy people.
Well, one thing is the New Era unit is a 100 bucks more than the Vararam at least if you use New Era's homepage price.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:46 PM   #30
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Well, one thing is the New Era unit is a 100 bucks more than the Vararam at least if you use New Era's homepage price.
I saw that, but wouldn't mind testing one. It's in my nature.

zero - I don't think you can call happy owners voicing their opinions hype. I don't recall seeing VR themselves posting anything recently.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #31
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hey guys,

i have L99 with K&N and a magnaflow 3"

im considering swapping to Vararam or Newera

any recommendations?

and for tuning i only got the diablo trinity
I have a L99 Too and we put the Vararam and I Love it
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #32
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I saw that, but wouldn't mind testing one. It's in my nature.

zero - I don't think you can call happy owners voicing their opinions hype. I don't recall seeing VR themselves posting anything recently.
Vararam was always hype on here from the begining. It`s been dead issue on here for many months and there were lots of unhappy people. However now a few have the new intake and there are now threads about how great it is and people are liking the intake. I am not putting it down or being sarcastic and I hope it is great and they have the bucking issue behind them but it`s still not tested independently by a unbiased tuner. I am considering a new intake and this is one of them but want to wait and see if any issues come up
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #33
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Vararam was always hype on here from the begining. It`s been dead issue on here for many months and there were lots of unhappy people. However now a few have the new intake and there are now threads about how great it is and people are liking the intake. I am not putting it down or being sarcastic and I hope it is great and they have the bucking issue behind them but it`s still not tested independently by a unbiased tuner. I am considering a new intake and this is one of them but want to wait and see if any issues come up
I didn't know about the prior issues until after having the new one. At least I don't think I did. The word hype threw me, but I see what you are saying now. Since you are in the market for an intake, the only thing I can suggest is this. Since VR has the money back guarantee if you don't like it, at least try one.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #34
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I`m just gonna wait a bit and see how yours works out as I also have solo high flow cats and am interested in the new vararam and the new improved new era but no reviews on here from that one yet.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:56 PM   #35
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Picked up 3 tenths with Vararam at the track. Definately recommend it. Had it on my G8 and it picked up 2.5 tenths at the strip. They work!!! and look nice under the hood. I paid for mine as well.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #36
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I'm finding it very interesting that despite personal experiences with this intake (or any other performance mod, for that matter), people are insisting upon "independent testing" to confirm or deny the value of the product. I'm wondering what happened to value of personal experience and outright pleasure with the mod's performance as an indicator of value. Must everything boil down to numbers?
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:38 PM   #37
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I'm finding it very interesting that despite personal experiences with this intake (or any other performance mod, for that matter), people are insisting upon "independent testing" to confirm or deny the value of the product. I'm wondering what happened to value of personal experience and outright pleasure with the mod's performance as an indicator of value. Must everything boil down to numbers?
Maybe, but there are a lot of people getting this intake and the word is spreading fast that this is a kick ass intake.
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I'm finding it very interesting that despite personal experiences with this intake (or any other performance mod, for that matter), people are insisting upon "independent testing" to confirm or deny the value of the product. I'm wondering what happened to value of personal experience and outright pleasure with the mod's performance as an indicator of value. Must everything boil down to numbers?
I agree. After spending a bit of time relocating my RX catch can this evening to make swapping intakes for a dyno pulls easier, I'm wondering the same thing.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #39
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New Era OTR details with pics

Here is a picture of the Billet MAF flange we use, it is manufactured in house using 6061 aluminum on our vertical 3 axis CNC for precision MAF sensor depth, note the contour cnc'd on the bottom, this ensures depth accuracy. And you are not are not threading into plastic which easily strips out.



Here is a quick installed pic, my car is covered in 2 foot of snow in the parking lot due to the fact our shop is full of cars right now getting work done, so I can not take any more pics installed. The radiator is moved back about 2 inches.


This shield is attached using the existing upper radiator bracket screws, it helps keep out the bugs, and other debris from plugging up the filter prematurely, and also eliminates water getting sucked up in heavy rain.


Here is a close up of the silicone coupler and clamps. It is 4 ply high temp black silicone, and notice the stainless liners behind the slotted area of the clamps, this prevents any kind of silicone tear when you tighten down the clamps. The screws used to secure the MAF sensor, and on both sides of the frame are also 304 stainless screws, and and screw into drilled and tapped holes in aluminum, not plastic.



Here are a few pictures of our kit from different angles.




This feature right here was worth 5 more rwhp than straight tube right here on the airbox outlet. This created an more even air speed drawn from the entire air filter area, instead of favoring one side of the air filter.


Here are some close up pics on what this looks like inside the airbox before one of our kits gets assembled. After it gets welded together, it is lightly ported so the corners aren't sharp, this creates a smoother transition on the highest velocity air points. Notice that there is no restrictive baffling to trick the MAF reading.





Here is a picture of our intake assembled, looking at it from the silicone coupler where the throttle body will be.


I hope these pics give you enough information, if some of this snow melts, I can give you some detaield install pics. Thanks for your interest.

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #40
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man i hate to choose from many options

right now i decided to purchase the Vmax CNC Ported throttle body from Janetty Racing.

and about the CAIs, i think at this stage i need numbers (Prices and Gains)

and Mike, your product is looking awesome by the way, do you have any numbers

and BTW im not going to tune anything yet
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #41
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Jannety also sells our kit as well. Numbers always vary, we saw about 18 rwhp, some have seen less, and some more.
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New Era

As an induction system designer I see a lot of Pros and Cons with many of the intakes out now. I personally chose the New Era because its a strait shot with low parasitic flow loss, Its cool looking, its a snap to install (20 minutes tops) and and its a true cold air ram intake. I noticed the power in butt dyno as soon as I installed it but with a tune on the dyno it really shines. I have had mine for a year now with absolutely no issues what so ever. I would put the New Era up against ANY CAI out there. Its the only manifold I recommend to my customers.
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