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This is a discussion on Airlid? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I've been thinking of picking up a SLP lid or some kind of lid to clean up the enigine bay ...

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    Airlid?

    I've been thinking of picking up a SLP lid or some kind of lid to clean up the enigine bay a bit and was wondering if any mods need to be done for it to fit on a Firehawk, since the hood doesn't seem to have the clearence the WS6 hood has. Also is there anyplace in Colorado that sells them, so I can test fit it, rather then having to deal with mail order and pray for no problems?

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    No issues in clearance, they will even fit on a stock, non-ws6 hood. I believe it was the Camaros that had some problems with clearance. (<<Don't hold me to this)

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    Cool, thanks

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    Already have it?

    Do you have a firehawk? If so you should already have an SLP lid. As delivered they have the SLP embossed on the lid and the engine emissions sticker on the lid.

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    I do have a Firehawk, but it has a regular lid on it, but none of the pins it should have holding it on, so I'm guessing it was removed before I bought it.

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    you sure you have a true firehawk? they come with lids from the factory, and idk why anyone would ever downgrade?

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    If it's not I will have some serious problems with the dealership I bought it from, since I paid for a 2001 Firehawk. I have been trying to fix all the problems the previous owner caused, I don't think they were the brightest crayon in the box...

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    No problem

    OK, if you don't have the original lid switching to an SLP or one of the others won't be a problem. On a WS6 the base is actually taller than the stock or SLP base but the lids are the same.

    You will probably also want to consider adding the other mods loke attaching the metal chute to the bottom of the air cleaner box and a smooth bellows. These parts comes with the SLP aftermarket system and a couple of other systems. Definitely ask around. I personally like the SLP but it is a bit pricy and does the same thing as other lid systems that cost less. Of course if you want your Firehawk to look stock SLP is what you want!

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    Thanks for the info, just ordered the lid and got a number to call tomorrow, now that you have me worried that I got scammed by a dealership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    you sure you have a true firehawk? they come with lids from the factory, and idk why anyone would ever downgrade?
    Not True
    The only year hawk to receive the SLP Blackwing lid as std equipment was 2002. Same lid was optional on `02 SS's. All previous years came with a regular GM Lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Not True
    The only year hawk to receive the SLP Blackwing lid as std equipment was 2002. Same lid was optional on `02 SS's. All previous years came with a regular GM Lid.
    i believe i may stand corrected then... Id be looking at your vin code just to be safe....

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    You're right!

    Just backchecked and you are right, 2001s had the standard lid. OK, so definitely a good time to upgrade!

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    Yeah, thanks for all the info guys! I'm not as worried now, but I can be a bit of a dumbass with things so still gonna call to get the build number tomorrow, just to be sure. I'm trying to clean up the engine bay, out of boredom while it sits in the garage for the winter and that was the first thing I can think of to clean it up.

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    Don't buy the SLP smooth bellows!!!

    Make your own from Home Depot for under $10; don't spent $60+....IMO of course. Or leave the accordian style bellows as-is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sas View Post
    Yeah, thanks for all the info guys! I'm not as worried now, but I can be a bit of a dumbass with things so still gonna call to get the build number tomorrow, just to be sure. I'm trying to clean up the engine bay, out of boredom while it sits in the garage for the winter and that was the first thing I can think of to clean it up.
    take the front end off and paint all the stuff black, thats what i did when i got bored....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sas View Post
    Yeah, thanks for all the info guys! I'm not as worried now, but I can be a bit of a dumbass with things so still gonna call to get the build number tomorrow, just to be sure. I'm trying to clean up the engine bay, out of boredom while it sits in the garage for the winter and that was the first thing I can think of to clean it up.
    No need to check the vin, You can check your drivers door for the RPO sheet and look for WU6 to verify it's a real Hawk.

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    Cool, it's real then. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    No need to check the vin, You can check your drivers door for the RPO sheet and look for WU6 to verify it's a real Hawk.
    You can also call SLP and they will verify, also you can request another "birth certificate" from them for your car too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sas View Post
    Yeah, thanks for all the info guys! I'm not as worried now, but I can be a bit of a dumbass with things so still gonna call to get the build number tomorrow, just to be sure. I'm trying to clean up the engine bay, out of boredom while it sits in the garage for the winter and that was the first thing I can think of to clean it up.
    You should do the free mod upgrade since your changing the lid. Look under install unversity.com I think and it's explainesd in details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango View Post
    You should do the free mod upgrade since your changing the lid. Look under install unversity.com I think and it's explainesd in details
    I looked into it and thought about it, but I really would rather not take a dremel to the Firehawk, becuase if I ever go to sell it, I'd rather be able to just put original parts back on, rather then having to order and replace.

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