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Username Post: Vararam?        (Topic#223450)
1965C-10 
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08-10-09 08:13 PM - Post#1751555    

I have not done any mods to the 99 Vette, but a Vararam looks like a good place to start.

Does anyone run one, or know if they are worth it?

http://kentucky-speed.com/vararam-vararam-vrb2- c5-...



 




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08-11-09 02:41 PM - Post#1751975    
    In response to 1965C-10

There are several cold air systems that are similar to tis one and I agree that it is a good place to start your mods to your C5. A good cat back exhaust might be your next choice, followed by a good set of headers (long tubes make more power but cost more and are a bit harder to install). Good luck with your car. Post some pics when you can.

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08-11-09 05:35 PM - Post#1752071    
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What are some other setups like the Vararam?

After reading this, it might not be so good after all?

http://www.zbramotors.com/vararam/VaraRam.html



 
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08-11-09 08:54 PM - Post#1752201    
    In response to 1965C-10

More toys eh? Love spending other people's money.

Don't know a lot about the Vararam filter but two things bother me. First, the filter location seems that it is set so low it could be a problem if you encountered a rainstorm; I know, no one wants to drive in the rain but sometimes you get caught. Water in the intake is catastrophic.

The second issue is the cotton guaze filter itself, it will deteriorate over time and eventually get sucked into the motor.

My own preference is the Donaldson Blackwing, http://www.zip-corvette.com/Zip/productr.asp?pf_id... not sure the price comparison, but you can buy it cheaper now than about 7-8 years ago. Made a seat of the pants difference in performance. I had bought and installed without the High Commands knowledge; when she got home from the store she announced that the car felt lighter off stoplights. JMO.

I just read the previous posts and links, the Blackwing is a snap to install.

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Edited by Sting Ray on 08-11-09 08:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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10-04-09 05:46 AM - Post#1782667    
    In response to 1965C-10

it is an effective system - they can be bought for $250 shipped

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10-04-09 06:58 PM - Post#1783012    
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Beats 450.00 in Mid America Corvette, where did you see it for 250.00?



 
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10-28-09 12:08 PM - Post#1795721    
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i went with a dual cone intake setup off ebay, i paid 60.00 for it including shipping. i have been running it for 2 years, the filters clean real nice and still look new. it passed the grease test with flying colors...dont waste your money on all these over priced setups....dont forget to install a front hood seal, to keep water off the filters!!!





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10-30-09 03:41 AM - Post#1796734    
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Looks great and I bet it works well too!!! Good job!!

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10-30-09 07:00 PM - Post#1797118    
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What's the grease test?



 
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03-30-13 12:50 AM - Post#2330928    
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  • 1965C-10 Said:
Beats 450.00 in Mid America Corvette, where did you see it for 250.00?



Check fleabay. I got mine for $239.00


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03-30-13 12:57 AM - Post#2330929    
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I've had them on two c5's now, and they make a big difference. It's cheaply made and can be a PIA to put on, but I think they are worth it. I've never had a problem in the rain, and another plus is that my engine temp stays around 180 no matter how hot it is outside. No I don't work for Vararam, either.

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