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Correct airlid instalation and easy fix to keep clips down

This is a discussion on Correct airlid instalation and easy fix to keep clips down within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; A suggestion for those having issues with the airlid clips. Just mold the tips of the cable ties like pictured ...

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    Correct airlid instalation and easy fix to keep clips down

    A suggestion for those having issues with the airlid clips. Just mold the tips of the cable ties like pictured to get around the plastic tab. Then cut the excess. Works great. Beats buying new clips and it will hold them down no matter what. You just need 2 small cable ties. Enjoy.

    UPDATE: go to the bottom of the sticky for correct airlid install pics.






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    Not a bad idea!

    I just bent mine, but a black zip tie would a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Not a bad idea!

    I just bent mine, but a black zip tie would a good idea.
    yeah I used green because i got tons of them. I guess you can use your favorite color.

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    glad my KN kit does not use clips

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    Good idea. those things are like duct tape. always another use.
    I used a die grinder on mine a while back. If you cut the slot a little deeper they stay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Good idea. those things are like duct tape. always another use.
    I used a die grinder on mine a while back. If you cut the slot a little deeper they stay too.
    yeah i can't live without duct tape or cable ties!

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    The front of my factory lid was a mostly duct tape and rtv until a got an slp lid. It just kept cracking and I would add another piece of tape.

    The cable ties are a lifesaver. the very thick type will even hold exhaust pipe up for a few miles when a hanger breaks.

    Two must haves for anyone with a car.

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    Sticky Nom

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    stuck....thanks for posting this. This question shows up a few times a year it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    stuck....thanks for posting this. This question shows up a few times a year it seems.
    Woohoo sticky

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    Congrats on the sticky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Congrats on the sticky!
    thanks.

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    Not to drag up an old thread...but first problem it appears is the lid is set over the top of the bottom piece and that is why the clips do not stay.

    The front LIP on the LID should fit inside/behind the bottom piece attached to the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    Not to drag up an old thread...but first problem it appears is the lid is set over the top of the bottom piece and that is why the clips do not stay.

    The front LIP on the LID should fit inside/behind the bottom piece attached to the car!
    Bryceslu is correct. But this trick can help those even with the lid installed correctly.

    Make sure your lid is installed correctly:
    Incorrect: (the bottom of the lid is sticking out of the base)


    Correct: (the bottom of the lid is sitting inside the grove on the base)

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    hahaha..

    i was going to comment on the first pictures where the airlid lip was outside of the box. but i see someone already pointed it out. i was having trouble with these stupid clips for this same reason.

    then i was like....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    hahaha..

    i was going to comment on the first pictures where the airlid lip was outside of the box. but i see someone already pointed it out. i was having trouble with these stupid clips for this same reason.

    then i was like....
    yup it took me like a year to figure it out and it was by accident lol. I was told it was wrong but i was like huh? and then when I figure it out I was like ohhh.... dummy.

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    Nice pics! should get the point across to some of the other lesser enlightened members out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    Nice pics! should get the point across to some of the other lesser enlightened members out there
    like me lol!!!

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