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Ok i have been reading about and watching all of you who have upgraded your air intake and still comming up confused as to which system provides the most bang for the buck also keeping in mind fit and finish and reliability.I am considering K&N,Vararam,and halltech systems please advise why you decided to go with the system you did and if you are having ANY issues.Or am i just splitting hairs from one system to the next.this incidently is for a 07 Z.



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Ok i have been reading about and watching all of you who have upgraded your air intake and still comming up confused as to which system provides the most bang for the buck also keeping in mind fit and finish and reliability.I am considering K&N,Vararam,and halltech systems please advise why you decided to go with the system you did and if you are having ANY issues.Or am i just splitting hairs from one system to the next.this incidently is for a 07 Z.
As between the K&N and the Halltech, I doubt you could find any real difference other than the price (the K&N is cheaper). The Vararam adds the dimension of cutting the car to install and actual cold-air intake, at roughly the price of the Halltech. For me, the extra 10-12 hp on this car is not worth the effort. However, if you are planning to retune the car, or any other engine mods, it may make sense to do it as part of your package. :partyon:
 

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the only other mods in addition to this air intake would be a long tube headers and a complete exhaust system dont really know if that will make a monumental difference with which air intake i should consider.
 

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Every vararam owner I've talked to or read reports form say the thing just flat out improves 1/4 mile time and mph. Maybe they're justifing the purchase or maybe it's fact. Cutting the shroud itsn't a biggie, as it's pretty thin and I'd think a box cutter would get through it ok, as long as you have a piece of cardboard behind it to protect the other stuff. None of the cais show much of anything on the dyno, but the ram air effect the vararam has at speeds is feasable to make the gains they state.If it is the only mod you plan on, any of the cais will be fine, as the stock unit is very suffecient for the car's needs.The only gain from getting a K&N would be more intake sound and never having to buy another filter ever. Other than that , with the exception of the few you have to cut the shroud with, they all feed from hot underhood air anyways.
 

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Every vararam owner I've talked to or read reports form say the thing just flat out improves 1/4 mile time and mph. Maybe they're justifing the purchase or maybe it's fact. Cutting the shroud itsn't a biggie, as it's pretty thin and I'd think a box cutter would get through it ok, as long as you have a piece of cardboard behind it to protect the other stuff. None of the cais show much of anything on the dyno, but the ram air effect the vararam has at speeds is feasable to make the gains they state.If it is the only mod you plan on, any of the cais will be fine, as the stock unit is very suffecient for the car's needs.The only gain from getting a K&N would be more intake sound and never having to buy another filter ever. Other than that , with the exception of the few you have to cut the shroud with, they all feed from hot underhood air anyways.
well said and quite true
 

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Every vararam owner I've talked to or read reports form say the thing just flat out improves 1/4 mile time and mph. Maybe they're justifing the purchase or maybe it's fact. Cutting the shroud itsn't a biggie, as it's pretty thin and I'd think a box cutter would get through it ok, as long as you have a piece of cardboard behind it to protect the other stuff. None of the cais show much of anything on the dyno, but the ram air effect the vararam has at speeds is feasable to make the gains they state.If it is the only mod you plan on, any of the cais will be fine, as the stock unit is very suffecient for the car's needs.The only gain from getting a K&N would be more intake sound and never having to buy another filter ever. Other than that , with the exception of the few you have to cut the shroud with, they all feed from hot underhood air anyways.
hey thanks makes sense just wasnt sure if i wanted to cut the shroud and i think that was really a concern although the ram air seems like the way to go
 
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