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Old 02-08-2014, 06:15 PM
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I've got a vararam I bought from a member here on the website just sitting in my room. I thought I had done all my research but after purchasing it I realized there was a few mad customers about dirt/debris getting in the intake along with water. What do you guys think I do some mild off-roading and occasional Mudding.
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I've got a vararam I bought from a member here on the website just sitting in my room. I thought I had done all my research but after purchasing it I realized there was a few mad customers about dirt/debris getting in the intake along with water. What do you guys think I do some mild off-roading and occasional Mudding.
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Hearing you are even thinking about mudding, makes me suggest you sell the Vararam and get into something else.


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what sort of intake would you go with? i don't go mudding like every day but it is something that i encounter every once in a while. Then again thats just florida for you, lots of rain and lots of mud/clay.
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I got the S&B intake, and has held up great with some offroading here and there with the mud. It is fully enclosed with a nice big reusable oil filter (had the dry before, but decided to change it up). What I liked most is that the S&B has duel ports, 1 to the factory air draw, and then a second the draws from behind the bumper. With this second port you can get an air scoop piece that is sort of like a Ram air and comes out right under the bumper and apparently works great. The intake also comes with a plug to block the second port, and takes like 30 seconds to put on. I have only used it once and I have not had any issues with water or debris getting sucked up in it.
The S&B is also amazing quality and looks very very good. Had a clear top to show off the beast filter, and also allows easy viewing to look in your airbox for mud/debris after a day of playing. The S&B filters are also some of the best filters out there.
I looked at open filter styles too, but decided against that, because I just feel that the intake would be sucking in the heat from the engine bay. I also chose against open because if offroading, the filter does have little protection from getting water and dirt on it.
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Yea that's what I'm thinking about doing. I'll probably try and sell this one and get the s&b thanks for the input guys.
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Aside from something like the S&B I would stay with the stock setup and maybe use a drop in filter. I think the thing to do is to have a setup that draws air from a reasonably protected area that still allows enough flow to work properly. It should have a provision to allow water to fall out the the air stream before getting into or past the filter.
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So you do agree with the s&b? That's whT I've been looking at and other closed box systems.
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I love my s&b. Amazing quality, I did notice a little more hop off the line. Also adds some nice sound to thr engine and got a little bit better mpg. Looks bad ass too.
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I believe I'm sold as soon as I sell the vararam.
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