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Old 10-31-2017, 11:35 AM   #1
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Vararam install advice

I ordered the vararam CAI and it should be here next week. Watched some vids, seems pretty straight forward. But if you guys that have them too know of any tips or pitfalls to avoid, I'd appreciate it.

I have a couple of immediate questions though,
1) does it have accommodations for the breather tube that goes into filter box?

2) there is a sensor on the intake tube just before the throttle body. I'm pretty sure that tube and sensor are removed for the vararam install, so the question is what do I do with that sensor wire?

3) I also got the intune i3 platinum. Would I alter the tune that is in now? It's the canned 87 octane tune presently.

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Old 10-31-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Looks from the pic you're a GenIII like me.

1) no, go buy a small breather and stick it in the end of that hose that used to plug into the old air box
2)that little rubber coupler that goes between the vararam and the tb is where you will now stick that sensor. make a hole, leave it plugged in
3) no, the pcm will trim itself accordingly.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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I have the grabber on my 2014.

1. Kit comes with a chrome filter cap that goes on the valve cover.
2. air temp sensor goes in a hole in the orange coupling tube that goes from the throttle body to the vararam. No need to disconnect the sensor wire, just pull the sensor from the OEM air intake and insert to the vararam tube.
3. Just as HJ said, your pcm with tune will learn, no need for CMR tuning. CMR's chime in on this one to let me know if I am correct or not.

You will have to pull the plastic trim valance from the top of the radiator. Your choices are leave the valance off or trim the valance to allow air flow. I trimmed mine for a lot cleaner install.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:39 AM   #4
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The intake may or may not have the breather hose hole. The Intake temp sensor hole should be there if not a drill can solve that. As for the tune you don't need to adjust it for an intake system.
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