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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone recognize this CAI filter ?

I bought the car with this already installed and I am trying to identify a replacement element for it.

I see online images of the Vararam style filter elements and they do not look exactly like this.

The housing say it is a "Green Filter" brand but I can't find it anywhere on their site. I thought maybe Vararam sourced it to them and that maybe the elements are interchangeable.

Anyone else have this element style ?
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Vararam used to offer a green filter. I believe they still do if you contact them.

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Vararam used to offer a green filter. I believe they still do if you contact them.
Does the Vararam Filter have the same shape as this one? I mean can I buy the Vararam one and put it into my housing. Images that I have seen of the Vararam element do not look like both ends of it are tapered like this one; rather they have "squared off" ends.
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Yes you can use a standard vararam filter.
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Perfect. The answer I was looking for.
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You can also clean your existing one, they are re-usable.

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You can also clean your existing one, they are re-usable.

I am currently attempting to modify my Vararam filter housing to accept a paper filter. I may do some invasive surgery to the existing filter and I need to make sure I can replace it if things go wrong.

What prompted the original post was the fact that whenever I see an image of the Vararam filters on FleaBay, they don't look like mine. They have square corners, mine has tapered corners. I thought maybe I have an oddball setup with impossible-to-get filters. Turns out it is normal..... so let the carnage begin.
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I also have the green Vararam filter as pictured with those tapered edges.

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I also have the green Vararam filter as pictured with those tapered edges.
Do you know where it came from? Who sold it I mean?
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I ran a green filter in my stock housing. The filter pleats were twice the depth of a K&N. I think they are the best filter out there.

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Do you know where it came from? Who sold it I mean?
You can get replacements direct from Vararam. Why would you want to put a paper filter in there?

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Do you know where it came from? Who sold it I mean?
It came like that from Vararam - I bought it new.

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It came like that from Vararam - I bought it new.
Ahh. I was thinking Green Filters cloned the Vararam and that's why mine does not have the red Vararam label on it. I thought OK I can get either a Vararam supplied filter, or a Green Filters one, provided they are interchangeable; actually, the whole point of the original post. Add to that, I never saw the tapered corners on the online images of Vararam filter elements; yet, mine is tapered.

Thanks for the info but I still wonder why mine does not say Vararam on it.
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You can get replacements direct from Vararam. Why would you want to put a paper filter in there?
Hold them up to a light bulb.
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I don't know about any Vararam label on the filter, but the Vararam label on the air box assembly itself did not stick well and fell off after a couple of months.

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I don't know about any Vararam label on the filter, but the Vararam label on the air box assembly itself did not stick well and fell off after a couple of months.
I'm sorry I was unclear. The filter didn't have a label on it, the air box did. If you look at the original post, I show the air box with the "Green" label on it. lol maybe the Vararam label fell off mine also and the previous owner stuck the green filter label on it.

I'm finished wondering about who made it though.
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