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Ok Gentlemen,

Santa just dropped off my 2012 Dodge Express and it is freakin awesome, but, like any good gear head... I want more! I am hopping that a few of you guys could post some specific videos regarding the new Vararam Intakes. The videos that i am looking for are:

1) Dyno results. both stock and after Vararam install

2) I have seen the Vararam install video, looks nice. However, i would like to see someone give that thing a little shake so that you can attest to it not being flimsy (this was an issue with the 3 gen Vararam intakes).

3) Interior noise levels as you are cruising at speeds 55 through 70. Then put the hammer down and lets hear what that bad boy sounds like!

I know that this is very specific and I hope that you guys can help me out. I really want this product but I will not waste my money on it.

Thanks in advance you guys rock!

Joe
 

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You aren't going to get any dyno tests or videos...it costs money!
I will try to shake it for you, but it does move. When the hood is closed, it is locked in place...so shaking it with the hood open is pointless. It isn't much louder than the stock airbox, because it is sealed to the hood with the only opening pulling from the grille. The Volant box I ran made more noise than the Vararam.
Hope this helps! :)
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. Maybe someone knows someone that works for. Vararum and could get some dyno results.
Talked to Steve from Vararam before ordering mine. He claimed 30hp gain, of which I was immediately skeptical, but figured if it made half that I would still be happy. Maybe he meant flywheel hp, I did not ask for clarification.
My butt-o-meter is still skeptical. Sounds nice though. Aggressive but not too loud. I like it enough to keep it.
 

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Talked to Steve from Vararam before ordering mine. He claimed 30hp gain, of which I was immediately skeptical, but figured if it made half that I would still be happy. Maybe he meant flywheel hp, I did not ask for clarification.
My butt-o-meter is still skeptical. Sounds nice though. Aggressive but not too loud. I like it enough to keep it.
The 30HP gain is based upon improvements over base ET and TrapSpeed over the 1/4. We guarantee 3-4 tenths reduction in ET and 3-4mph increase over a STOCK setup. Rule of thumb says to lose a tenth or gain 1MPH takes 10HP hence the 30HP!!!!
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dyno testing this doesn't really indicate real world performance, especially with the vararam, it thrives the faster you go and you can't recreate that effect on the dyno... If they can do this version for a 3rd gen I would do this in a heartbeat... having been beaten face to face by a vararam equipped, similarly modded truck has me believe in it because I haven't lost to any Rams (except modded diesels and modded srt10's) period at the track except for this one vararam equipped Ram..and it doesn't matter which track..he takes me every time...
 

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dyno testing this doesn't really indicate real world performance, especially with the vararam, it thrives the faster you go and you can't recreate that effect on the dyno... If they can do this version for a 3rd gen I would do this in a heartbeat... having been beaten face to face by a vararam equipped, similarly modded truck has me believe in it because I haven't lost to any Rams (except modded diesels and modded srt10's) period at the track except for this one vararam equipped Ram..and it doesn't matter which track..he takes me every time...
fred, I don't see how dyno testing the vararam would be a problem. Just do it it a wind tunnel.:D
 

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okay okay

but the question is

is there anyone that tested it either on track or with the diablo trinnity or someting similar


if yes, result please, and if true, I WANT ONE PLEASE
 

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DYNO results are not going to prove much. the truck will be fixed to any DYNO. The real world performance gain will be in the ram air effect provided by the intake. that happens when the trucks starts moving providing the increase in air moving thru the intake vs other air intakes on the market with just reduce the restriction in the stock air box.
 

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^For anyone that does dyno with this, you could do a little test that I've seen done on other vehicles with ram air. Run stock. Then run with the intake. Then run with the intake with a leaf blower aimed at the intake. It won't simulate real world ram air, but it is something and I saw a 8hp increase (max, not peak) on a dyno with this once.

This intake looks like a REALLY nice setup, but I have a 4.7L lol so no good for me...
 

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DYNO results are not going to prove much. the truck will be fixed to any DYNO. The real world performance gain will be in the ram air effect provided by the intake. that happens when the trucks starts moving providing the increase in air moving thru the intake vs other air intakes on the market with just reduce the restriction in the stock air box.
yeap maybe the dyno would not be comclusive, but track time, 0-60 times and with the diablo trinnity or someting similar it would be very easy to do

these test would be to verify if that intake does cut the 0-60 time by 1/2 second and quarter mile by 3 or 4th of a second
 
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