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That breather comes with the kit. The Vararam unit doesnt have a spot to hook the factory hose back into ...


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Old 03-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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That breather comes with the kit. The Vararam unit doesnt have a spot to hook the factory hose back into the intake. They do that on purpose though because that breather is pumping hot air back into the intake which is bad for performance.


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matt have you heard of anyone using nitrous with this intake? im thinking a plate would probably be the only way to do it right


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Yep, a plate system is the way to go. A plate system is better than the nozzle anyways, but there isnt a secure spot to mount a nozzle on the Vararam, so the plate is what you would need.


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i wonder if the plate would push up the vararam too much? i guess the only way to know is to try it


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All you would do is trim about 1" off the red coupler that attaches the Vararam to the TB. The plate is about 1" thick, so just measure that, and cut that amount off the small coupler.


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That breather comes with the kit. The Vararam unit doesnt have a spot to hook the factory hose back into the intake. They do that on purpose though because that breather is pumping hot air back into the intake which is bad for performance.
Matt, will this effect the emissions? I look forward setting it up.


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I have always run a breather filter on my trucks, and never had a shop tell me anything about it. That's probably 1 of those items where if you dont say anything about it, they wont even notice.
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Do you have these intakes in stock yet?


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I'm very interested in this intake, but I've got a 3" body lift. Does anyone know if making this kit fit be as simple as adding a 3" extension to the red silicone attachment? or would it be a lot more messing around?
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I'm very interested in this intake, but I've got a 3" body lift. Does anyone know if making this kit fit be as simple as adding a 3" extension to the red silicone attachment? or would it be a lot more messing around?
Not completely sure but I think that would fix it ad you would be able to run it fine but maybe Matt can see this and answer it for sure
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