What A Chore - LS1TECH



Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 Birds of a feather flock together

What A Chore

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-01-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 379
Default What A Chore

I ordered an SLP Lid and Bellows from LMPerformance.com as I saved $32 that way instead of going straight thru SLP.

Ordered them Wednesday the 26th, and arrived Saturday the 29th, so that alone was a nice suprise!

It was a major chore with the MAF, taking it out of the factory plastic baffeling (thats what I'd call it lol) and putting it into the the SLP Lid. As usual, just like my formula, doesn't fit perfect, but fits better than the old slp lid, this one is a newer style. Damn inner tabs are creasing again, thinking about pulling it off again and trying one more time to make it fit better, but afraid to crack the lid where those tabs always fold. And don't feel like going with a lid again if I break it (I kept all the factory stuff). So thats on atm, and definitely seems a lil more responsive.

The biggest chore, was the battery! Bought a new battery yesterday, got it in, went to start it, it barely turned over. I let the car idle for 10mins so it could relearn whatever it had to (the other battery was removed before putting on lid/bellows). Left the house later that night, barely turned over... I was like wtf! So when I got back home and pulled into the driveway, turned the car off, and turned it back on, barely again... So this morning before going to the airport for work, took my Bluepoint digital multi-meter and tested the battery cold, 10volts... nice! Started the car, checked again with running 14.75V, I checked the output of the alternator too, everything was good. Shut it off, waited 15mins, checked batterly 10.3V. Drove to autozone to get a replacement, what a damn chore... They had one guy working the morning shift, and had to of been 15 people in line. So after much waiting, finally got to talk to the guy, who blew me off rolling his eyes as I explained I had already tested the charging system, and I deemed it to be the brand new battery I just put in yest. So I had to wait for him to come out to the car and test it. Finally tells me yep its bad, then I had to wait again to swap it, and then had to go out and take that bad one out and put new on back in. All while I'm trying to get to the airport. LOL

Anyways, sorry to ramble! Think I'll take off the airbox deck to the bellows, and assemble it all again, and then try to put it back on as one complete set to see if I can avoid those tabs bending, and ensuring the clamps that hold the lid on stay closed.
TurdsOfMayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
TECH Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurdsOfMayhem View Post
I ordered an SLP Lid and Bellows from LMPerformance.com as I saved $32 that way instead of going straight thru SLP.

Ordered them Wednesday the 26th, and arrived Saturday the 29th, so that alone was a nice suprise!

It was a major chore with the MAF, taking it out of the factory plastic baffeling (thats what I'd call it lol) and putting it into the the SLP Lid. As usual, just like my formula, doesn't fit perfect, but fits better than the old slp lid, this one is a newer style. Damn inner tabs are creasing again, thinking about pulling it off again and trying one more time to make it fit better, but afraid to crack the lid where those tabs always fold. And don't feel like going with a lid again if I break it (I kept all the factory stuff). So thats on atm, and definitely seems a lil more responsive.

The biggest chore, was the battery! Bought a new battery yesterday, got it in, went to start it, it barely turned over. I let the car idle for 10mins so it could relearn whatever it had to (the other battery was removed before putting on lid/bellows). Left the house later that night, barely turned over... I was like wtf! So when I got back home and pulled into the driveway, turned the car off, and turned it back on, barely again... So this morning before going to the airport for work, took my Bluepoint digital multi-meter and tested the battery cold, 10volts... nice! Started the car, checked again with running 14.75V, I checked the output of the alternator too, everything was good. Shut it off, waited 15mins, checked batterly 10.3V. Drove to autozone to get a replacement, what a damn chore... They had one guy working the morning shift, and had to of been 15 people in line. So after much waiting, finally got to talk to the guy, who blew me off rolling his eyes as I explained I had already tested the charging system, and I deemed it to be the brand new battery I just put in yest. So I had to wait for him to come out to the car and test it. Finally tells me yep its bad, then I had to wait again to swap it, and then had to go out and take that bad one out and put new on back in. All while I'm trying to get to the airport. LOL

Anyways, sorry to ramble! Think I'll take off the airbox deck to the bellows, and assemble it all again, and then try to put it back on as one complete set to see if I can avoid those tabs bending, and ensuring the clamps that hold the lid on stay closed.
Put the stock below back it, it gives the lid a little more freedom to move without getting pushed out of wack. The SLP below doesn't offer any real HP gains it is just more of for looks mod....
SOM02WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ashland & Lexington, KY
Posts: 1,422
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SOM02WS6 View Post
Put the stock below back it, it gives the lid a little more freedom to move without getting pushed out of wack. The SLP below doesn't offer any real HP gains it is just more of for looks mod....
How much crack have you had today???
Slvr00Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:01 PM   #4
TECH Regular
 
HMERacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Marissa, Il
Posts: 459
Default

The slp bellows is too stiff and sometimes too long. you may need to trim it to get the fit right. The old design slp bellows was flexible where the new one is not and can cause damage to your airlid (like the plastic tabs bending and the lid cracking)
HMERacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2008, 03:03 PM   #5
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 379
Default

Yeah, I will probably trim it. What is the best way to measure? Or just take off like an 1/8th in. or something?
TurdsOfMayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2008, 01:04 AM   #6
TECH Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slvr00Bird View Post
How much crack have you had today???
The below offers no HP gains.. And it is like others have said too stiff and sometimes too long which results in the lid being pushing out of alignment..
SOM02WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2008, 07:45 AM   #7
TECH Regular
 
HMERacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Marissa, Il
Posts: 459
Default

I want the bellows just to finish off the engine bay. However, I do not want the 2nd style SLP that is too long and too stiff. I want one like their original that was thin and flexible with a hump to let the whole setup flex under load.
HMERacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2008, 09:29 AM   #8
Staging Lane
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 69
Default

I have the slp smooth bellows and that they are currently selling and it does give me a lot of trouble fitting when I have to take it apart. I've tried shaving off a little here and there. Right now I've got it fit perfect but I know the next time I have to take it apart it's going to suck. I wish I had a different brand or something that was more flexible. My came with the car so it's no big deal. I would have been pretty unhappy if I had paid for it though.
Bluebird5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 07:01 PM   #9
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 379
Default

I'm gonna try timming it, if unsuccesful, guess I'll just put the factory one back on... I'm not worried about it.
TurdsOfMayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 08:36 PM   #10
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (39)
 
TORCHD 02 TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,884
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slvr00Bird View Post
How much crack have you had today???
The question is what are you smoking? The stock accordian bellow is perfect. All the smooth bellow does is make your motor look better. Again does nothing for performance.
TORCHD 02 TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 11:39 PM   #11
On The Tree
iTrader: (1)
 
FireChickenws6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 130
Default

I have had my smooth bellow and lid set up on my WS6 for almost a year and haven't had any trouble with it at all. My lid still looks as good as the day I put it on.
FireChickenws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2008, 01:08 AM   #12
Banned - Scammer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Default

i bought slp smooth bellow and it was too long fucked up the fitment of my lid and i used the stock bellow. **** it what am i gonna lose 1/2 a hp lol. oh and use a hair dryer to heat up your lid where the maf goes in. i did that and it fit in real nice
wickedcreation is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP: G8 GT Failed to Start This Morning kissmy99ss Pontiac G8 2008-09 & Chevrolet SS 2014+ 2 09-15-2016 01:52 AM
After SLP lid install car won't idle, dies? brendo389 New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech 19 01-21-2014 10:42 PM
SLP Air Box Lid Fitment Issues Azar_Hawke Generation III External Engine 13 02-26-2012 11:25 PM
Anti theft issues, (FIXING) information Robsws6 Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 2 06-22-2011 05:08 PM
Interesting Night at the track(PR) TwoFast4Lv Northwest Members 14 06-29-2008 04:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.