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Old 10-19-2013, 09:59 PM
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I would do it just to prove the poor performance compared to a short ram intake... but the Vararam doesn't work well with a supercharger or 6.1L manifold swap.
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I would do it just to prove the poor performance compared to a short ram intake... but the Vararam doesn't work well with a supercharger or 6.1L manifold swap.
What are your opinions on the LMI options available? I thought I had saw you post about them somewhere but I do not remember where as it was almost over a month ago I think around the time we picked them up.

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What are your opinions on the LMI options available? I thought I had saw you post about them somewhere but I do not remember where as it was almost over a month ago I think around the time we picked them up.

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Chris makes a great product. His true CAI system is the best you'll find performance-wise for the LX/LC cars hands down, proven by most of the lowest ET N/A cars running them. His hammer intake is the next best thing for a short ram intake and it's what I was running on my '07 with the 6.1L manifold swap.

His truck systems are nice, I love the CF tube, I just wish he'd make a short ram intake along the lines of the hammer, but we've talked about it and I understand the difficulties with our throttle body location. If I was to run a CAI on the stock intake manifold then it would be a LMI short ram intake or similar non-sealed short ram intake. I like my performance on the road, not sitting at idle.

When I measured my IATs with the hammer I had high IAT when at idle because it's sucking in engine bay heat, but when moving on the road that's where the short ram intake shines. It's location takes advantage of the airflow coming from under the vehicle's air dam so it's pulling near-ambient temps the same as a sealed CAI would but without limiting the volume that can be pulled in by using a sealed box. Is it ideal for the guy that motors around town or needs the low-end grunt from a dig? No, but for the guy that likes speed, it's ideal.

The mid-tube is good for the guy that wants to keep the low-end grunt compared to the short ram intake, but it really isn't that different than any of the other sealed CAI options out there aside from looking much better, and it's at least priced competitively, but coming with a high flow filter might make it more appealing.

I do like that the inner surface of his tubes does have some texture to them and they are seamless for their entire length, his transitions and curves are also beautifully seamless, blending into the coupler's inner diameter, which makes a difference compared.
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As I said before, I’m not interested too much in the throttle body thread anymore because I wrote it a while ago, in a few hours, and only to give some basic info to the members who kept PMing me about what size they needed. I hope you read through the ensuing posts as well as several questions were raised and answered.

However, I just want to have my say on the topic of textured surfaces and flow characteristics. I know you guys want to argue with me over all this, so please take the time and find your references as well and we can have a good debate over all this, I haven’t had a good one in a while.
I won't debate your nice post on this particular topic, as I pretty much agree with it. I remember years ago when I was first shocked to learn that a rough concrete pipe flowed fluids better than a glass smooth PVC pipe.
The old ICE rule of thumb was rough intake, mirror smooth exhaust- not completely true but basically still a good ideal to follow.
I posted here, as there is no activity on your throttle body post. That one I have issues with...
Maybe we can re-visit some of the areas of your views of science that I would debate- such as vacuum, restrictions, angle, HP, torque etc..
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Wow. Ummm. I just thought that it kind of made sense that the hood appeared a little comparably cooler over where the Vararam was because the moisture stayed there, whereas it had evaporated from the rest of the hood surface. No science, just a common sense type of thing. I could be wrong I guess. Thanks for all the input though, fellas.
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Yeah, we went a little off topic. Your observation is still correct, you still have the moisture because the vararam acts as an insulation barrier from the engine bay's heat, which means the air inside the vararam isn't being warmed up, which is what a sealed cold air intake is supposed to do.
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Ha ha....very well; good enough for me, my friend! And thanks for your input, you are pretty damn knowledgeable! You know how it is....you spend money on these mods, and expect (or hope) that they do what they are supposed to..........
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I hear ya. I spend way too much on mods and in some/most cases it's a minimal upgrade but it keeps other things from going wrong.
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all I can say is WOW and I thought thermostat threads got outta hand
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