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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Here's a dyno of the original Ramhammer, which started it all over 2 years ago. The new composite version is looking much better than this. Can't wait for it.
Everything I read on the vararam is that it's great idea but the materials used for it are crap. Like the mounting hardware and mounts, the tubing plastic for the ram air, the filter. Just everything. The new BFI is made from Carbon Fiber, Braided Fiberglass, and Gelcoat. I think Moparmike07 got word that the Filter was derived from Nascar R&D. So all in all it's looking legit, definately worth the wait on some pictures and experience from those of us who are waiting on them rather than dropping $400 on the Vararam, just to turn around and need something to replace it after it breaks.
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it's really hard to put numbers on a cai because dyno tests are done with a vehicle not moving which can't simulate more forceful air as speed rises... but i've run a mopar cai and then installed a bfi and the difference in performance was obvious. same can be said about the vararam. I'm awaiting a good track day when the weather is cool and the track not crowded, i want to try both intakes (I have both a bfi and a vararam) while there to compare track time performance between the two.. but if you want to know, the quickest 1/4 mile n/a qc stockblock hemi runs a vararam, the second best 1/4 time for a n/a qc stockblock hemi runs a bfi...and the times are less then a tenth apart..
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Yeah I'm not gonna argue with you on that one, I've seen track times of the same Hemi Ram QC, comparing the two in the same day, and the Vararam won everytime by about a tenth. But seriously, I can't get myself off of the quality of the Vararam. I can't bring myself to drop 400 on something that is made from poor quality plastics with an overall poor mount design that has broke on many people. Granted you don't need a bullet proof intake that is welded to the inner fender and shit, but the piece of mind that it's not flopping around is very nice IMHO
But these new BFI's are looking really good, and it will be very interesting to compare these new ones with the Vararam to see if any significant improvements are noticeable.
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If your'e really into ram air, but want a BFI like me, the Jet Stream Scoop made by AirRam http://www.airram.com/product.php?ca...&productid=266 would make a very nice attempt at ram air without the actual ram air tubing. Which is what I plan on doing once I get my BFI.
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I cant wait till i get it i got my parts my air fuel
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Did lance drop you an e-mail today moparmike07? Everyday is like eternity. hahaha
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I already have the jet stream scoop and it seems to keep under hood temps down whlie feeding cool air to the CAI. I currently have an AEM Brute Force intake, but am ready to yank it off and get my BFI on there! It just can"t get here fast enough!
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I already have the jet stream scoop and it seems to keep under hood temps down whlie feeding cool air to the CAI. I currently have an AEM Brute Force intake, but am ready to yank it off and get my BFI on there! It just can"t get here fast enough!
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Nope nothing yet i check again in 3 days or something. I am not in a rush but at the same time i want it damm
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jpaul51 are you quad cab or 4x4 by any chance
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