Vararam Ram Air Intake - 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 GT & GXP & 2014-2015 Chevy SS Sedan
Does not fit 2016 Chevy SS Sedan!
At a glance:
• Produces a real-world 35hp+
• A direct bolt on
• No chopping or cutting on the car
• Unreal throttle response
• Flows 1400-2000CFM+! (Depending on the filter used)
• Reduces 0-60mph by a full ½ second! (As tested 5.2 stock vs 4.7 & 4.65 best with
VR system NO TUNING!) With a tune, we saw 4.4 sec but no grip to go faster.
• Reduces ¼ mile ET by 3 tenths and adds +3mph Minimum Guaranteed, or we will
take the unit back and pay shipping both ways!
• (NO TUNING) w/ tuning you will go even quicker.
Checkout the flow bench test data VS the competition here on our site!
(Technical information and why it looks the way it does)
The G8 unit was a true exercise in packaging.
We had to package as much flow potential as possible in 5 inches of length! This includes a removable front scoop, for the interchangeability of different scoop designs for street and racing combinations. (sold separately) Advanced staircase lower floor- this creates negative pressure to turn the air while minimizing turbulence, exceeding the flow of a smooth transition. (If you look closely inside the kit, you can see the mill marks where the unit was milled by hand in order to achieve the precise angles required). Large overlapping flanges are used – this allows the use of thicker, higher flow filters for future power or racing use while maintaining a proper seal for pressurization.
The filter - An exclusive unit again for VR, made to VR specs for pleat depth and spacing to maximize flow for every square inch of material. The standard 3/4-inch unit (As was tested and flowed VS competition) 1400CFM @28 inch of water 1 inch SD street filter 1600CFM @28 inches of water, competition units 1850-2000CFM+. During ram effect we exceed the ratings listed above by 15%. The main air box features a two-step air horn for low and high-speed aero packages for increased throttle response and low RPM windup for quicker stoplight-to-stoplight acceleration. Enlarged neck ID capable of accepting stock-100mm+ air meters for heavily modified cars. Military specification materials are used throughout from the custom extruded flat black plastic capable of 275 deg F to the quick release low-pressure latches. High lower arch allowing the use of larger, taller radiators if the need ever arises.
Click HERE for more technical info on this intake.
Click HERE for the instruction manual.
First product I got for my 09 G8 GT and it works great, with just this mode alone I was able to run a 13.4 In Kansas, on the first day of the track opening and in 40 degree weather.
Plan to order more and more parts from Maryland Speed during the next few months.
Install took less that 40 minutes, throttle response is so much better than stock unit, tires spin a lot easier when making tight turns.
Easy to install, does work great. Looks good and adds a nick kick of horsepower
Works GREAT!! Worth the money BUT.......it doesn't really fi
Works GREAT!! Worth the money BUT.......it doesn't really fit very well. Basically has to be forced on. Making removal to clean your filter a super tight fit. And because of the IN FRONT of radiator mount design your air filter gets super dirty. Much faster than a intake in the engine bay. Other then that I love it. Overall it is worth the money and performance but a PAIN in the butt to clean filter......at least in my G8