Results 1 to 9 of 9

slp cold air kit for t/a problem

This is a discussion on slp cold air kit for t/a problem within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; My brother has a 98 trans am, not a ws6. He bought the slp cold air kit. The new filter ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    southern Indiana
    Age
    37
    Posts
    14

    black
    1998 Trans Am

    slp cold air kit for t/a problem

    My brother has a 98 trans am, not a ws6. He bought the slp cold air kit. The new filter and lid don't fit the stock air box base. Did anyone else have this problem? On a hunch, he bought a gm ws6 base and everything fit. I didn't like the idea of having to buy an additional $100 piece of plastic to make this kit fit. They said this kit would fit any 98-99 v8 firebird or t/a. I have been going round and round with slp for the past 2 weeks. I explain the problem and they either don't know what I'm talking about, or I get the "you're not doing it right" response. I haven't heard from them in a week; I guess they're ignoring me. Slp is supposed to be the king of these cars. I don't see why they don't understand.

  2. #2
    Life in the Fast lane sunsetorangess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bragg NC
    Posts
    2,835

    Met. Sunset Orange
    01 SS

    Umm so you fixed the issue? If your buddy bought a new lower airbox then im guessin the previous owner put the wrong part on it, say after a wreck or a mod gone wrong. Just out of curiousity how didnt it fit?
    J
    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    southern Indiana
    Age
    37
    Posts
    14

    black
    1998 Trans Am

    The car wasn't wrecked and the part number on the stock base was correct for 98. The stock base was too shallow for the new filter. The tube at the back of the new lid would hit the base before you could engage the 4 tabs at the back. There is a good 3/4" of clearance before they would engage. Maybe this is an early 98 thing, but you would think slp would know about it since they are the experts on these cars. The idea of having to buy an additional $100 piece of plastic to make an already expensive kit fit is what bugs me. The customer service that doesn't know what I'm talking about makes me mad. I just get the "you did it wrong" comment.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Danger731's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Indy
    Posts
    6,712
    you should be able to hit the 4 tabs at an angle then close it ?..., is the filter riding higher in the back ?, maybe a seam or something in the way that keeps it from sitting right in the back ?
    04 C5 A4 Torch Red

    2009 CTS4 Ice Black

    2013 1500 Silverado Z71

    02 Z/28 M6 Onyx Black All Options - Sold

  5. #5
    Member 89LX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    East Coast North Carolina
    Posts
    429

    Navy
    2000 Z28 M6

    Mine was a bit tricky on my 2000 Z28. I was not angling the lid (up in the front) and starting into the rear tabs then pushing hard. While doing the TB mod I noticed it was pretty easy with the bellows not tightened to the TB before securing the Lid.That way the bellows is fully seated to the TB (aft position) making for Lid fit alot easier.

  6. #6
    Member jmhvenom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Age
    31
    Posts
    821

    Silver
    2002 Z28

    dont buy SLP, problem solved.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    southern Indiana
    Age
    37
    Posts
    14

    black
    1998 Trans Am

    You can angle the lid any which way and it won't fit. Even if you don't install the filter it won't fit, so it's not a clearance problem there. What other company makes a intake kit like this? We have a ws6 copy hood. Is there any kit that may seal to the hood?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Danger731's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Indy
    Posts
    6,712
    slp lid + slp cat back

  9. #9
    Life in the Fast lane sunsetorangess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bragg NC
    Posts
    2,835

    Met. Sunset Orange
    01 SS

    Well im not calling you a liar but slp has been doing this stuff for a long while and if they havent addressed the issue then it probly doesnt exist...
    Im sure your not the only person too order the lid for that car, So i would say something wasnt right on your end not slp's.
    just my op. thou
    J

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. SLP Cold Air Package problem??
    By TNT in forum General Help
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 04:27 PM
  2. Super Close-out Sale on SLP Products
    By Stealthperf.com in forum Sales and Group Purchases from our Great Sponsors!
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-24-2006, 04:52 PM
  3. SLP Cold Air Kit
    By jimmi7769 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-17-2006, 11:42 AM
  4. Cat back is next....What brand?
    By timmyvws6 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
  5. SLP cold air kit
    By wolfdogg40 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2005, 05:39 AM

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
  •