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Old 09-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Modded Vararam

Thought I would post this here also.

Getting as much air into the intake as possible is always a good thing. I'm sure a few of you have a Vararam as do I. This was a little experiment that I did that worked out well so far. Try it if you have the time and let me know what you think.

I made mine outta 20gauge trim coil stock but foam board or sign board will work also.



In this picture you can see the shape. The ribs are to help direct the air and strengthen the pan.
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Another view of the pan. The back of the pan is insulated as you can see in the next picture.


This picture shows how it sits in the tray.

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More pictures showing the air space.


And another showing the assembled intake.



This picture shows the radiator cover in place and how much air space there is.

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:31 PM   #4
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This picture shows a view through the grill. It does not use all the space in the grill so there is still air going to the radiator.



And one more of the air space with the cover off.



This does not effect cooling I ran it today at low speed in town with temps in the low 90* range.

The performance was effected in a good way at highway speeds. The throttle response was better and the car pulled harder above 50mph.

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Just a free mod for those that have a Vararam intake. It wont cost much to do ($10.00 or less) and performance is increased. if you don't like it just go back to how you had it.

Post up if you try it and let me know how it worked out for you.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:22 PM   #6
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Thanks Tom.
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