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slp air lid problem

This is a discussion on slp air lid problem within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; last fall i put a slp smooth bellows and slp air lid on and i cant keep the left buckle ...

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    slp air lid problem

    last fall i put a slp smooth bellows and slp air lid on and i cant keep the left buckle to stay snapped down. is this common with these lids or do i have the angle of the bellows between the maf and tb a little off? does this buckle not staying down affect anything because it still seems like it stays down pretty tight. thanks in advance
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    Should be formed to the lower air box by now. Make sure the lid is pushed back all the way into the tabs, and the front of the lid is inside the lower lip of the air box. Clamp should stay secured.

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    lid is all the way back into bellows and tabs wont go back any farther. almost like its a bad angle or something. right buckle snaps fine but left doesnt want to cooperate. lid actually is perfectly even with box. hmmmmm

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    I had the same issue when I first installed my Whisper lid with one clamp not staying shut - see the Whisper install at www.installuniversity.com might find the answer there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philsls1
    lid actually is perfectly even with box. hmmmmm

    There's your problem, the lid should be INSIDE the front edge of the airbox like 2001NBMZ28 already stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93
    There's your problem, the lid should be INSIDE the front edge of the airbox like 2001NBMZ28 already stated.
    The lip should look like this....






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    My SLP lid does the same thing, i have off brand bellows that I fitted myself, think it just needs more trimming

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    It is the MAF. Because of the change of the MAF's position with the combonation of a lid and bellow, the maf is being smashed into the plastic radiator cover. My lid was damn near impossible to get back into place and latched. The bellow and lid were obviously not developed in conjunction. You can solve it however you want, but I took a heat gun and made a little dip in the plastic right where the MAF was hitting. That way you do not have to cut a big chunk out of the radiator cover.

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    thanks for all the replys. i need to check position of my lid first because i dont think it sits down in box like pics. It is even with box.

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    i smooth bellows does not alow for engine movment so it works the clip loose. my friend had the same problem

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    j b weld always works, just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx77015ls1
    i smooth bellows does not alow for engine movment so it works the clip loose. my friend had the same problem
    I have a bellow and the clips stay down fine....everything just has to be on all the way.

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    Just trim about a 1/2 inch of the bellow of of the LID side and it should push all the way back and fit snug, and your left hook will stay snapped.

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    I had the fit problem with my SLP when first installed. It took me a while to figure it out... just like they said... lip on the inside.
    If you're have a fit problem, I'd recommend removing the bellows and filter and see how the lid fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeVert
    I had the fit problem with my SLP when first installed. It took me a while to figure it out... just like they said... lip on the inside.
    If you're have a fit problem, I'd recommend removing the bellows and filter and see how the lid fits.
    Sound advice there ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93
    Sound advice there ^
    I wasted a lot of time wrestling with the lid, clamps, compressing the bellows, and squeezing the new filter. Once you figure out the trick... it's time.

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    Now that I got my 5 posts in, let's see if I can post a picture of my lid...

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