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Painted My LS1 Intake

This is a discussion on Painted My LS1 Intake within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i got a good deal on a LS1 intake off of a 95 Z28 w/the 98-02 front end/rear tail light ...

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    Painted My LS1 Intake

    i got a good deal on a LS1 intake off of a 95 Z28 w/the 98-02 front end/rear tail light conversion & complete LS1 swap a few months back,at first i was going to try to sell the intake,but i dont think too many ppl would be in the market for a used LS1 intake so i decided to have it painted,just to do some under the hood dress up until i can do the LS6 intake swap,the pics dont do too much justice,but it looks 100% better in person......................................

    prepping

    i sanded it down pretty good i wanted it to be real smooth

    it was a little time consuming,i really dont like the preperation part of painting,but im a perfectionist so it will all pay off in the end

    i made sure that everything was taped up good where i didnt want paint to go,the tape on the bottom part of the intake would not stick for nothing in the world LoL!

    the final results like i said the pics really hide how great this thing looks






    i really been dragging my feet on putting this this on 1.because i want it put on professionally 2.im waiting to buy a ported & polished TB

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    looks nice! I bought an LS6 intake and I put my used LS1 intake on ebay. I got $100 dollars for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    looks nice! I bought an LS6 intake and I put my used LS1 intake on ebay. I got $100 dollars for it.
    thanks,but you would never guess how much i paid for this intake?????? i paid $25.00 thats including tax at pull a part in new orleans i want to do the LS6 intake swap so i was wondering how much did you pay for the LS6 intake? and i heard to do the LS6 intake swap,i have to change the coolant lines & what else?

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    JayTa98 werent you the guy that did the shift boot mod? i did it to mine also,but how do you do the e-brake boot?

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    My intake I bought it from a crate engine. Brand new. I think I payed 325 for mine. You take the bottom ribs off the LS6 intake and you don't need to change the coolant pipe. If you are planning to do the LS6 valley cover upgrade in the future you will to change the coolant pipe.

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    not bad......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    JayTa98 werent you the guy that did the shift boot mod? i did it to mine also,but how do you do the e-brake boot?
    yes that's me. here is the write up i did for the ebrake boot.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...e-boot-upgrade

    Im going to upgrade it to a leather one. My console is painted and i think the vinyl is causing a chemical reaction with the paint making a goey mess. I aiting to receive the boots. If you don't have a painted console like I do the vinyl one should be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    My intake I bought it from a crate engine. Brand new. I think I payed 325 for mine. You take the bottom ribs off the LS6 intake and you don't need to change the coolant pipe. If you are planning to do the LS6 valley cover upgrade in the future you will to change the coolant pipe.
    ok,is doing the valley cover a must? or i can live with LS1 valley cover? whats the difference anyway between LS1 & LS6 valley covers? sorry for all the questions,but i'm new to these things LoL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    not bad......
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    yes that's me. here is the write up i did for the ebrake boot.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...e-boot-upgrade

    Im going to upgrade it to a leather one. My console is painted and i think the vinyl is causing a chemical reaction with the paint making a goey mess. I aiting to receive the boots. If you don't have a painted console like I do the vinyl one should be perfect.
    no my console is stock,but what kind of car can i get one off of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    ok,is doing the valley cover a must? or i can live with LS1 valley cover? whats the difference anyway between LS1 & LS6 valley covers? sorry for all the questions,but i'm new to these things LoL!
    no, its not a must. the OEM PCV that comes with our cars is crappy. If you are not having vacuum leaks from the PCV or the tubing is not melted then you don't need to do it. I did mine because I wanted to clear the engine bay more and I wanted to see if it helps my idle. My idle got better after i replaced it. I would recommend the upgrade. But it can get pricey. You will need the LS6 coolant pipe and plugs. you have to remove the knock sensors to take the cover out so is not a bad idea to replace them. is not a must but it will save you from having to remove all the intake again if the sensors go bad soon. Depending on the condition of the knock sensor harness you might need a new one. Because i have a 98 I had to get the KS and KS harness since the harness from 98's is not compatible with the rest. My harness broke when I pulled it out so I needed the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    no my console is stock,but what kind of car can i get one off of?
    read the write up... the one i got I pulled it from a 98 grand am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    read the write up... the one i got I pulled it from a 98 grand am.
    gotcha,thanks for the info

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    Nice paint work.

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    looks really sharp, I did the same to my LS6 intake, I'll add pix when I get time on the computer at home, I went with a gunmetal color, that's the color rims I'm going with so I figured i'd carry it into the engine bay. Part of me wishes i'd gone more of a maroon color to make it stand out more, but it came out nice.

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    forgot i need a picture now that it's installed, funny driving it seemed more important at the time
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    Anybody know if you polish the clear coat will the vinyl lettering still stick to FRC's?

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    couple pix of it installed on the car, with the color matched catch can

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    Hey looks very nice! Great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmX2 View Post
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    couple pix of it installed on the car, with the color matched catch can
    nice job
    1998 TA 130k A4, LS6 intake, TunedByFrost, Airlid, AIR and EGR delete, Borla exhaust, front Eibach lowering springs, LS6 valley cover, UMI TQ arm, UMI LCA's, UMI panhard bar, Poly engine mounts, BMR relocation brackets, Blistein HD shocks and struts, Oil catch can, Autotrix window fix.

    Now I have an 2001 F150 5.4L

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