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    I just bought a 98 Trans Am that was originally not a WS6 but was turned into a clone. A ram air hood was put on it but shouldn't I do something with the air intake to make it functional. The ram air hood is fully functional but there is still a stock lid on the air filter, and i'm wondering if I should do anything to get a performance boost.

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    get the WS6 airbox deck. It's about an inch taller than the stock one and will help you out. The best-fit after market air lid is the SLP one.

    Congrats! I love those purple ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    get the WS6 airbox deck. It's about an inch taller than the stock one and will help you out. The best-fit after market air lid is the SLP one.

    Congrats! I love those purple ones!
    they're on ebay all the time, pretty cheap . . . post some pics of this purple beast!

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    Congrats on the ws6 hood,i just picked up mine this week off a 2001 ws6,can't wait to have it painted and put it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicksPurpleTrans View Post
    I just bought a 98 Trans Am that was originally not a WS6 but was turned into a clone. A ram air hood was put on it but shouldn't I do something with the air intake to make it functional. The ram air hood is fully functional but there is still a stock lid on the air filter, and i'm wondering if I should do anything to get a performance boost.
    The Hood really don't show any performance boost unless your doing 100+mph and even then the gain is marginal.
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    thats true but the look is mean

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    hey did you buy that one from the guy at autotrader.com.I also have a 1998 purple metalic trans am but u shouldnt be calling it a clone ws6 its a trans am, just not a ws6 trans am. Congratulations on the car.

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    I'd at least get the WS6 lower intake and a performance air filter like a K&N, blackwing, etc. You should get an aftermarket lid of some sort since it's a easy and fairly inexpensive upgrade. Anything else you do beyond that just search the forums and you'll find whatever you're looking for.

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    i already ordered my lower airbox for ws6,and i have an slp lid.The baffles are taken out of the hood so i don't know how good that is,but i'll keep an eye on it.

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    pics of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frisco88 View Post
    pics of what?
    the purple people eater thing

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    What are the dimensions of the ws6 airbox? I have a non ws6 car that has an aftermarket ram air hood on it and I dont know which airbox I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    The Hood really don't show any performance boost unless your doing 100+mph and even then the gain is marginal.
    it can aslo work as a stabilazer or might create some down force. some people say tht the car gets held back.

    I for one bought a WS9 Hood, and its fully functunal, havent instaled it yet but the way the heat extractors are set, is that the air that somes from the bottom of the car leaves through the pores.

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    I say go with the Volant intake. I love the looks and it lines up great with a ram air hood and can be sealed.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...6&d=1196542661

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannatte View Post
    I say go with the Volant intake. I love the looks and it lines up great with a ram air hood and can be sealed.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...6&d=1196542661
    +1 I really love my Volant intake too. I'd take it over a lid any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    The Hood really don't show any performance boost unless your doing 100+mph and even then the gain is marginal.
    Hood by itself will actually slow the car down. It's heavier than the regular hood and the unbaffled ducts just add drag. But, they look better to most people. I'm not a fan. I like the Firehawk hoods though and they are more functional set up properly.

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