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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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just ordered the lpe air intake








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niiiiiiice

You'll love it. Take your time on the install. Make sure the MAF is rotated enough so that it isnt contacting the coolant hose.

There are some picts on my gallery. I'll be posting more soon.

Congrats
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just ordered the lpe air intake
And you paid the current $209 delivered ?

I'd like to expand this thread ... I'm still just running the Drop-In K&N filter and have stayed off CAI until the LS2 can be Tuned (both Dyno and Plug-in remote). I read where there are products available (CS Perf. has a cool looking Carbon Fiber w/color avail. Mod) and more coming in 2006 that replace the Tube that is not replaced via LPE. The K&N and ERA Cai do replace the Flow Tube , which just from an looks point of view is a "stock" mod I like...

As I too am favoring the Lpe cai as a future mod , has anyone who has gone the Lpe route added an aftermarket Flow tube ? My stock flow tube has a wire going into the top (monitoring I assume) , where the pictures I see of the GTO flowtube add-on mods don't show this wire ??? Also the 05 MAF (90mm , etc.) is different than the 04 - so is this another add-on MOD that lists as an 2005 GTO part but is really a 04-05 part ??

Those kinda questions come into play (along with ramair and heat soak) when I look to replace the stock airbox - which with the K&N drop-in is very functional. When my Airflow MOD is needed a LS2edit tunable replacement of the Lpe CAI (and maybe New Flowtube for looks) is also where my $$ goes ...

So Congrats and take Pics...


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well its on back order and yeah i got it for 209 shipped to my door also i will let you know how it goes when im done with install


side note will be delivered on 10/24 or 10/25



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well its on back order and yeah i got it for 209 shipped to my door also i will let you know how it goes when im done with install


side note will be delivered on 10/24 or 10/25
Mine arrived 20 Oct, installed same day. Make sure you take care removing little grey clip which holds the MAF plug in......I broke mine taking it out.......had to use electricians tape to hold it in........until I purchase another.

AND, to re-iterate what PEN GOAT said, insure MAF plug does not hit belt on install, it comes close.


Fit and finish very good. Install instructions ok, with pic's in COLOR!

20 miles of initial driving tells me that the car runs crisp, pulls more "freely" (ie quicker?) from 4500 to redline. A definite improvement over stock unit.

No noticable intake "roar" ( a GOOD thing, IMHO) as in my other intake installs......(on a Z06, 5.3L Silverado)

Worth $209.............well...........ya' gotta' make a profit..........it's probably worth $50-$75 in their investment, NOT counting the minimal initial development.

Overall a very good product...........yep.

Now, if they only made a catback that nice............

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hey thanks for the heads up mine should be here around wednesday i believe
so ill take pics of install
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As I too am favoring the Lpe cai as a future mod , has anyone who has gone the Lpe route added an aftermarket Flow tube ? My stock flow tube has a wire going into the top (monitoring I assume) , where the pictures I see of the GTO flowtube add-on mods don't show this wire ??? Also the 05 MAF (90mm , etc.) is different than the 04 - so is this another add-on MOD that lists as an 2005 GTO part but is really a 04-05 part ??

Yeah this guy did here

Looks nice, but kinda of spendy. I called turbohoses and spoke with Hoover who said he is developing a kit using the LPE cai. Should be done by now. Told me it would be about $400.
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recieved my lpe cai today will be putting it on tomorrow ill get some pics when im done









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well i have to say im not pleased with the lpe cai i think i shoulda went with the k&n cai instead the install is done but i think it looks cheap
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well i have to say im not pleased with the lpe cai i think i shoulda went with the k&n cai instead the install is done but i think it looks cheap
So looks are more important than performance

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