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Picked up the full kit from VCM-USA. Thanks David!
Intake arrived today (side and infill panels a couple days ago). This thing is huge! Of course I had to take it apart to see how to get to the filter. Those pins were tight. Glad I will only have to do iy once a year or so.
There was a foam strip laying in the plastic bag, I think I know where it goes but some confirmation would be great:


Good install instructions here:
https://www.vcmstore.com.au/WebRoot...mance/MediaGallery/OTR_VE_Install_Booklet.pdf

Has anyone done a thread on accessing and cleaning the filter?
And does anybody make a pre-filter that will cover the mouth of this beast?
 

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I just received mine in the mail 2 days ago and there wasn't a foam strip in the package.

Also, I noticed there is a metal frame that holds the air filter into the plastic housing assembly. That braket is held in by 3 pins and is covered w/foam on the bottom and the top 2 corners. Perhaps the foam in your box is some spare foam...but it looks huge and is way bigger than the foam I'm talking about.

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I just received mine in the mail 2 days ago and there wasn't a foam strip in the package.

Also, I noticed there is a metal frame that holds the air filter into the plastic housing assembly. That braket is held in by 3 pins and is covered w/foam on the bottom and the top 2 corners. Perhaps the foam in your box is some spare foam...but it looks huge and is way bigger than the foam I'm talking about.

PM Dave.
It's the same strip. Mine just wasn't attached for some reason.
Here's where it should have been:
 

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Awesome, glad I could help and that you got it fixed.

Now, get ready to :driving:
 

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I'm considering this intake, will it work with a tvs?
 

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Can't wait to get your impressions, GXPaycheck, and I'mmma gonna say it now, "What took you so long?" :D



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is there a difference between the vararam and VCM?
 

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wish they made a piece for the GTO that was as nice as the g8 one
 

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is there a difference between the vararam and VCM?
Have you seen the VCM? If you compared the two side by side, you'd see a difference. Some vary on weather it's worth the extra cost, but for me, it was! Looks factory installed and breathes amazing performance.
 

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Will the VCM intake throw a code if you're not tuned?
 

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I didnt get a code with it on stock tune
 

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I did not get a code, either. The foam strip is worthless. Mine was separate as well. It doesn't stay put.
I like this intake.


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i wish it didn't cost an arm and a leg
 

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Can't wait to get your impressions, GXPaycheck, and I'mmma gonna say it now, "What took you so long?" :D
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$$$$

is there a difference between the vararam and VCM?
Huge difference!

i wish it didn't cost an arm and a leg
VCM-USA has the best price I've seen in a while. Got tired of waiting and went for it. Of course if I make a $ on the RotoFab it will help!
 

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VCM-USA has the best price I've seen in a while. Got tired of waiting and went for it. Of course if I make a $ on the RotoFab it will help!
Yes he does! :judge:
 

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Will the VCM intake throw a code if you're not tuned?
There should be no codes assuming installation is followed as instructed. However, as with most performance modifications, a tune by a reputable company/tuner will always provide untapped benefits.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


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What are the hp numbers for this intake? I looked at the dyno chart and I did a conversion and it looked like it was over 60 hp. I was thinking that can't be right or the website that I used was incorrect with the kw to hp conversion. Probably in 1-2 paychecks I will have this intake also. Really looking forward to it. :)
 

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If you have any questions, please let me know.
The VCM-Performance Hood Insert Panel Suit VE Commodore will give greater clearence between the bonnet insulation and an OTR intake. In some cases when the bonnet lining starts to drop, rubbing on an OTR intake can occur.
Would this work with the G8 hood panel ?
 
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