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This is a discussion on Lid or Kit within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; A friend of mine has a 02 Z28 that already has a K&N drop in filter. Would he be better ...

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    Lid or Kit

    A friend of mine has a 02 Z28 that already has a K&N drop in filter. Would he be better off getting a open element style intake (volant) or just grabbing a lid? What are the differences in the lids? Would a bellow be worth the cash?


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    Lid, differences is that slp generally is a tighter fit (pain in the ass to get on). Bellow isn't worth it, if he is dead said he could go to home depot and pick up a fernco rubber coupling.

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    slp lid


    only thing ill ever buy from them hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Lid, differences is that slp generally is a tighter fit (pain in the ass to get on). Bellow isn't worth it, if he is dead said he could go to home depot and pick up a fernco rubber coupling.
    I do not like my SLP lid. It does not fit well, and I can see stress lines on the tabs already, makes me worry they are going to snap. And this guy is right, it's a pain in the ass to get on, and even after the struggle it's not airtight. I have read many posts where others say the same thing.

    I am going to switch it to the Volant just so I never have to worry about fitment issues. And I don't want to have to fight the lid on and off to check the filter. I know there's always a debate on whether the Volant is worth the extra money and a lid is a lid. But I know pollen has gotten in the lid behind the filter. So it'll be worth it to me...
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    I've had both the Volant CAI and (I currently have) a lid (MTI). Unless you have a fresh air hood (SS, VFN or the like) a lid (with corresponding mods like cut out base and deflector under it) outperforms the Volant. I also have a smooth bellows. I picked up .15 sec and almost 2 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    I do not like my SLP lid. It does not fit well, and I can see stress lines on the tabs already, makes me worry they are going to snap. And this guy is right, it's a pain in the ass to get on, and even after the struggle it's not airtight. I have read many posts where others say the same thing.

    I am going to switch it to the Volant just so I never have to worry about fitment issues. And I don't want to have to fight the lid on and off to check the filter. I know there's always a debate on whether the Volant is worth the extra money and a lid is a lid. But I know pollen has gotten in the lid behind the filter. So it'll be worth it to me...
    Really? Mine fits great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0202 View Post
    Really? Mine fits great.
    pfft...

    Actually I think part of my problem is the smooth bellows. I think it's too stiff compared to the flexible stock accordian bellows and it seems to keep the back end of the lid up a little too much.

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    Mine fits great too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    a lid (with corresponding mods like cut out base and deflector under it)
    Where can I get more information on this?

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    Thanks.

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    My lid fits really good no issues at all and i have the smooth bellow. I guess its just luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    My lid fits really good no issues at all and i have the smooth bellow. I guess its just luck.
    Ah man, there went my last excuse

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    My lid fits great, no problems and I have the smooth below.

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    SLP lid and smooth bellows here and no fitment problems either. I will say its a chore to get the tabs to slide in place but it seems to be air tight. No trimming on the bellows either. I did notice when the motor mounts were rotten it was alot harder to get the lid in place though. Since replacing then with prothane, no problems to speak of.

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    Go with the lid kit is not worth the $$$. I have an SLP and it fits fine.

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    Lid has been ordered. Thanks guys

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    My $.02...........I have SLP lid and smooth bellows.....no problems.

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