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This is a discussion on SLP cold air setup...... within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Well I got done with the cutting and installing, but I noticed that there are 4 pieces to seal up ...

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    SLP cold air setup......

    Well I got done with the cutting and installing, but I noticed that there are 4 pieces to seal up the air. the 3 foam pieces I placed where they belong, the long one on the rear, and the two small pieces on the sides, but where does the long rubber piece go?? With the sticky tape attached to the bottom?? Any help is appreciated....pics are too. thanks.

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    If its the piece I'm thinking of it goes where the factory air intake is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    If its the piece I'm thinking of it goes where the factory air intake is.

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    yup that's the piece. wow. I didn't think it would go there. Ok thanks.

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    I just put the slp cold air kit on, and in the slp instructions it tells you not to use that rubber piece if you have a ram air hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o2 double s camaro View Post
    I just put the slp cold air kit on, and in the slp instructions it tells you not to use that rubber piece if you have a ram air hood.
    i wouldnt use it regaurdless.. get as much air as possible to the intake.. thats just me though

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    If you have the ram air lower box then I would find a rubber strip that would seal the intake otherwise the cold air kit would be useless.... Just my opinion

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    how would it be useless? please explain... no matter how you look at it, it will still be getting the "cold air" effect if you installed the kit..

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    I don't have any real proof and by no means am I the best person to explain it. The way I thought about it is the air really cant be that much cooler at the ground than where it is at the hood. Even if there is a difference then you would want all the air coming from under the car and not from both a hot and cold source.

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    Well, does it pull harder??

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    when I installed it I bought the whole kit (lid, bellow, and the cai). I thought it pulled harder but it could have been all in my head. Its not going to be a huge difference in feel over stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    when I installed it I bought the whole kit (lid, bellow, and the cai). I thought it pulled harder but it could have been all in my head. Its not going to be a huge difference in feel over stock.
    well according to SLP it's good for 20-25 hp over stock. I haven't really felt a diff, but then again I'm always just cruising around. I think your right tho, 2 airways will create a bit of a problem when your engine is asking for it. I think blocking it off, and getting air from the cai is better IMO. If your depending on your hood, according to experts you gotta go a certain speed for it to even kick in. RAM AIR is only on the trans ams, seeing as how the cuts are in front of the hood. I blocked it off, and it feels pretty good when I slam on it. When I didn't have it blocked off, it didn't. So I'm gonna stick with the seal that goes in front of the airbox.

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    I can't speak for the SLP CAI, but I got the SSRA and it definately makes more power on the highway.
    Sealing the box as much as you can will force all the air coming in from the bottom into the filter and not out that slit in front of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSMuscle View Post
    well according to SLP it's good for 20-25 hp over stock
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    SLP claims a lot of things
    I have the cold air and i notice it, but its not 20-25 hp
    According to SLP, with their headers "Gains of up to 41 horsepower and 58 lb.-ft. of torque are possible"


    Word of advice,do not buy anything from SLP besides the Lid, CAI, or a select few other parts. SLP items are costly and SLP claims unreasonable hp gains for them (and their headers are garbage).
    For example
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php...slp+rediculous

    Do a search on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    If its the piece I'm thinking of it goes where the factory air intake is.

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    And your lid is not seated properly on the lower section of the airbox
    The front center lip section of the lid sits on the inside of the lower box

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    And your lid is not seated properly on the lower section of the airbox
    The front center lip section of the lid sits on the inside of the lower box
    It's looks fine to me. The lid sits inside the lower air box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSMuscle View Post
    It's looks fine to me. The lid sits inside the lower air box.
    If it works for you it works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    And your lid is not seated properly on the lower section of the airbox
    The front center lip section of the lid sits on the inside of the lower box
    The center lip is inside the lower airbox. I can't tell if it was like that when I took the picture but I figured that out when the clips wouldn't stay down. Thanks though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    The center lip is inside the lower airbox. I can't tell if it was like that when I took the picture but I figured that out when the clips wouldn't stay down. Thanks though.
    Just saw it and thought i'd point it out, kinda hard to tell, but the slp lids are notorious for fitment problems. Some (like my old one) fit really nice, but others fit horrible. My old one belonged to a friend of mine and it fit bad on his 2000, but it fit perfect on my 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Just saw it and thought i'd point it out, kinda hard to tell, but the slp lids are notorious for fitment problems. Some (like my old one) fit really nice, but others fit horrible. My old one belonged to a friend of mine and it fit bad on his 2000, but it fit perfect on my 98.
    I have heard they are the best of all the aftermarket lids though. Lucky or not mine fits pretty well so I have zero complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    I have heard they are the best of all the aftermarket lids though. Lucky or not mine fits pretty well so I have zero complaints.
    Not saying they are bad lids, just saying some people get problems.

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