Vararam Performance Claims

Discussion in 'Corvette Performance' started by Keith Tedford, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Keith Tedford

    Keith Tedford High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,338
    Featured Threads:
    3
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Ontario
    Car:
    2005 C6 1SB
    Has anyone done any before and after drag strip tests on the Vararam intake? On a car like our 2005, they claim a gain of .25 of a second reduction in ET. That is a LOT for just and air intake. Advertising and reality seem to not always jive.
     
  2. williame3590

    williame3590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    943
    Featured Threads:
    4
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Caledonia,Ontario
    Car:
    2003 C5 vert
    I have read and heard that they are simply the best Keith. I have no personal proof.

    Bill
     
  3. Riley P

    Riley P
    Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    9,917
    Featured Threads:
    5
    Likes Received:
    374
    Location:
    Saska-ba-toon!
    Car:
    2000 Z51
    No seat of the pants proof either but I have read other people's first hand account of ~10 rwhp increase and ~10 rwtq. with the gains in the quarter that you suggest.
     
  4. xlr8r

    xlr8r High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Alberta
    Car:
    2005
    Map
    I have before and after dynos done--problem is I also installed headers and high flow cats. Result was 30 rwhp with the combo. I don't think 8-10 would be unreasonable from thenVararam side of that equation.

    Have the dyno sheet posted somewhere here......
     
  5. Keith Tedford

    Keith Tedford High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,338
    Featured Threads:
    3
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Ontario
    Car:
    2005 C6 1SB
    Thanks for the replies. Just having it on the engine will keep people guessing a little as to what
    else has been done. Nothing, but I don't have to tell them that. ;)
     
  6. FRC Vette

    FRC Vette Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    19
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Car:
    2000 FRC
    I do have a vararam.. no dyno numbers but it definitely pulls a lot harder than stock.. above 4-4500rpm the improvement is very noticeable IMO
     
  7. Rruuff Day

    Rruuff Day
    Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2,548
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Location:
    Pine Lake, Alberta
    Car:
    2015 C7 3LT ZF1
    Map
    Is it the Snake Charmer model you are considering Keith? I bought one for my C6 but sold the car before I got it installed. I did a lot of research as well and was pretty impressed with what people had to say. It is a ram air system as oppose to just a cold air intake and people commented to me that the real gain in HP comes on after about 50 kph.... which makes perfect sense as forward motion forces (rams) the air through the intake... Thus I would expect the dyno HP increase would be less than on the road or track. Don't expect the same result when you are in reverse though.... :rolleyes:
     
  8. FRC Vette

    FRC Vette Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    19
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Car:
    2000 FRC
    Without the VR Decal applied, or the Power Duct, my vararam looks like an OE airbox to the untrained eye. Just a FYI
     
    Keith Tedford likes this.
  9. MikeysZ06

    MikeysZ06 High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    1,046
    Featured Threads:
    55
    Likes Received:
    678
    Location:
    Calgary
    Car:
    2007 lemans blue Z06
    Any chance of you posting a pic of yours? I'd like to see this set up.
     
  10. Keith Tedford

    Keith Tedford High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,338
    Featured Threads:
    3
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Ontario
    Car:
    2005 C6 1SB
  11. Rruuff Day

    Rruuff Day
    Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2,548
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Location:
    Pine Lake, Alberta
    Car:
    2015 C7 3LT ZF1
    Map
    Hmmmm.... Looking pretty sharp Keith. How long with that toothbrush does it take to get an engine compartment that clean? ;)
     
  12. Keith Tedford

    Keith Tedford High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,338
    Featured Threads:
    3
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Ontario
    Car:
    2005 C6 1SB
    It's not quite as clean in person as it looks in the picture. The guy I bought the car from used Q-tips to clean the engine. Hasn't been that clean since. I just use some quick detailer on a cloth and that does a pretty good job on the dust that accumulates.
     
    #12 Keith Tedford, Jul 7, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
  13. Rruuff Day

    Rruuff Day
    Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2,548
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Location:
    Pine Lake, Alberta
    Car:
    2015 C7 3LT ZF1
    Map
    Looks pretty clean from here Keith! :thumbs:
     
  14. MikeysZ06

    MikeysZ06 High RPM Poster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    1,046
    Featured Threads:
    55
    Likes Received:
    678
    Location:
    Calgary
    Car:
    2007 lemans blue Z06
    Very nicely kept Keith.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...