That's what I was thinking!!JimGnitecki said:I have been talking with Patrick at Vararam about twice per week.
They are having one issue after another with the SSR. First there was the unsatisfactory appearance. Then, after successful dyno tuning, they discovered that the underhood temperatures in hot weather heat soak the MAS AND overheat the incoming air into the engine. Their latest approach is to adapt the C5 Corvette kit to the SSR, but their air filter supplier is having trouble supplying the required air filter!
Patrick is trying, but there are a lot of impediments at this point.
The only viable alternative is the K&N Aircharger, and that by K&N's own dyno data gives you pnly about 4 hp gain. Since that kit costs you about $400 on the street, that's about $100 per horesepower, which in the rarified world of horsepower gains is pretty good "value". It's a pretty ugly kit though, and the "off center hole" design they use practically invites hot underhood air into the engine air intake, which, as Vararam discovered, really hurts power output in real high ambient temperature conditions.
Personally, I'm waiting a bit longer to see if Patrick can pull this off.