Results 1 to 17 of 17

Ram Air box

This is a discussion on Ram Air box within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Can someone please put a picture out here of a Ram Air box? I just bought one off of E-bay ...

  1. #1
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Ram Air box

    Can someone please put a picture out here of a Ram Air box? I just bought one off of E-bay that the guy said came off a 2001 Trans Am WS6. I just got it today and it's the exact same fricken one I have except it has the Ram Air sticker on it. I think I'm getting screwed here and need to see the difference between my lower air box and a lower Ram Air box.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Sent you a pm Chris. Those airbox lids suck for fitment but, it can be manipulated. Back tabs prob.

  3. #3
    Member 97ramsst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    410
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    The air lids are the same except the sticker...the air boxes are noticably different. The WS6 box is about an inch or so taller.
    This is the lower air box on my WS6:


    This is the lower air box on my Firehawk (same lower airbox as a non-Ram Air car except the seal in front of it):
    2002 SUNSET ORANGE METALLIC WS6 #8497
    1996 ARTIC WHITE TRANS AM WS6
    1987 BRIGHT RED FORMULA 350
    1978 Trans Am SE

  4. #4
    Senior Member Too Fast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    54
    Posts
    5,170

    Black
    2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT

    You mean what is the difference in height for the stock TA and Camaro airbox/radiator upper support vs. the WS6? Well, I just measured mine and it is about 1.75 inches tall for the air inlet for the lower airbox/radiator support. The non-WS6 height is about half that. I don't have a picture handy, but this should help. If you really need a picture I can take one and post....

  5. #5
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramsst View Post
    The air lids are the same except the sticker...the air boxes are noticably different. The WS6 box is about an inch or so taller.
    This is the lower air box on my WS6:
    Click for full size

    This is the lower air box on my Firehawk (same lower airbox as a non-Ram Air car except the seal in front of it):
    Click for full size
    That's exactly what I was looking for. The guy sent a stock air box but threw a Ram Air box lid on it.

    I'll have to contact him.

  6. #6
    Member 97ramsst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    410
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    This is the one you bought isnt it:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...260918805&rd=1

    I was going to bid on it and noticed it was the wrong lower box.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Too Fast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    54
    Posts
    5,170

    Black
    2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT

    Man I hope you didn't pay $217 for the wrong box...plus shipping. When I had my '98 non WS6 TA, I bought an upper radiator support from the dealer for a WS6 and I know it was way less than that. And you already have the upper lid assembly. For this guy to advertise this as a 20 HP increase is pure BS. Now a lid by itself it worth ~10 HP, proven many times over.

  8. #8
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramsst View Post
    This is the one you bought isnt it:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...260918805&rd=1

    I was going to bid on it and noticed it was the wrong lower box.
    No, I got mine for $125, which I thought was a pretty good deal (same seller though). I'll e-mail the guy and send it back. This is the 2nd one now : (

  9. #9
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramsst View Post
    This is the one you bought isnt it:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...260918805&rd=1

    I was going to bid on it and noticed it was the wrong lower box.
    Jeezus, why didn't I think of that for my old stock box? $217? are you friggin kidding me? WTF? I wouldn't be able to sleep well at night knowing I had something like that on Ebay for sale.

  10. #10
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Here are the pics of my MTI clear lid from WS6store.com I just cut the breather and tucked it away.








  11. #11
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Here are the pics of my MTI clear lid from WS6store.com I just cut the breather and tucked it away.

    Click for full size

    Click for full size

    Click for full size

    Click for full size

    Thanks for the quick pics!! I just e-mailed the guy and we'll see how this turns out.

  12. #12
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Also Chris, you could order a regular SLP lid and paint it white with a bird on it and Trans Am in lettering below. Seen lots that look cool other than the clear lid. Each person's pref. here is a pic that I found on Specialized Stainless.com

    http://specializedstainless.com/phot...rdPolished.jpg

  13. #13
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Also Chris, you could order a regular SLP lid and paint it white with a bird on it and Trans Am in lettering below. Seen lots that look cool other than the clear lid. Each person's pref. here is a pic that I found on Specialized Stainless.com

    http://specializedstainless.com/phot...rdPolished.jpg
    Hey, thanks Steve I really like that!!!!!

    Update: the guy refunded the full amount with shipping within minutes!!! I think he knew what was going on. Can't believe nobody else cought this before, he hs sold a whole bunch of these!!! I am still pushin for him to pay the shipping back to him though, I shouldn't have to pay it!

  14. #14
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    No, you shouldn't have to pay that either. I would also politely email him and tell him that his product is a standard stock V8 Firebird air box with a Ram Air sticker on it after you receive your refund of course.

    Just not polite to falsely advertise products for sale. Just my two cents.

    My engine bay will look totally different after next week....hehe.

  15. #15
    Member 97ramsst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    410
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    He has listed another one (or relisted that one) knowing damn well its not a real Ram Air housing. Everybody should email him about it...and OP you should leave negative feedback for him before he screws someone else!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/95-02...mZ180296941764

  16. #16
    Member Piranhaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    46
    Posts
    269

    Arctic White
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramsst View Post
    He has listed another one (or relisted that one) knowing damn well its not a real Ram Air housing. Everybody should email him about it...and OP you should leave negative feedback for him before he screws someone else!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/95-02...mZ180296941764
    Get this, he told me he contacted a dealer and they told him that there were like 4 different Ram air set-ups for our cars!!! WTF!

    I already left him positive feedback because he refunded my money along with shipping, but I agree, a bunch of us should e-mail him and ask him what's up so somebody else doesn't get burned.

    EDIT: I filed a report with E-bay for misleading title description. There wasn't really a better option, but they will look into it.
    Last edited by Piranhaz; 10-07-2008 at 08:35 PM.

  17. #17
    Member 97ramsst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    410
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Get this, he told me he contacted a dealer and they told him that there were like 4 different Ram air set-ups for our cars!!! WTF!

    I already left him positive feedback because he refunded my money along with shipping, but I agree, a bunch of us should e-mail him and ask him what's up so somebody else doesn't get burned.

    Well he is obviously just a crook. He posted a picture showing how tall it is to cover his ass, but for someone that doesnt know the difference that wont help them.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •