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I forgot but i have these sitting in a box in my den, they were a gift for me a couple of years ago and i never installed them!

http://www.westcoastcorvette.com/p-363-corvette-97-04-cold-air-screens.aspx

So does anyone use them, do they work well? I know they are a pain in the ass to install, probably why i packed them away when i moved and then forgot all about them. Is there any danger of water getting into the filter with these?

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Any thing that gets cold air in helps. maybe some one can tell us how much.
 

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I have those installed. I like them ,they must help because I have never had any overheating issues.I installed them when I had the front bumper cover off for painting. I don't know how they would be to install with the cover already on the car.
 

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they dont make a noticable difference i have them on our car but we have the z06 screens so there not visible unless your really look
 

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thanks guys i may go ahead and put them on. I can probably use the base auto shop and rent a lift for an hour or two (?) so im not crawling underneath.

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I used to have them on my 99 for years with no trouble. Definitely good for feeding outside air into the cavity with your stock airbox, Blackwing, or any other aftermarket CAI other than bottom feeder CAI's. I still have them gathering dust inside a box in my garage.
 

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UPDATE, we installed them today at the base auto shop. A coworker of mine who has them on his 98 C5 Mallet (sweet ride, let me tell you!) helped me out since he has already had the pleasure of installing them once.

First off, yeah they are a bitch to put on but we had my car on a lift which makes it 100 times easier than jack stands! You have to take off the lower air dam thing or whatever its called, that black thing you scrape that deflects air up to the radiator, also two panels on either side had to come out that underneath so you can have an angle to work. I dont know what they are called but they are just in front of the wheels. We even took the horn out so we could get to the passenger side foglight easier!! Once you get the foglight assembly out and the light disconnected from the cables you have an angle to get at the two remaining bolts that get the factory piece off and then its not so bad. Getting the factory piece out takes some manuevering since you have to bend your bumper cover to make a space to get it in and out. Oh yeah, you have to take the bolts off of your bumper cover too, i forgot that part. Then you put the new one in and attach the screws in place and take good care to line the foglight assembly back into proper alignment. It only goes on one way but you will need to check it by aiming your lights at a wall (garage wall works good) to see if they are even or need adjustment. Im told they can be adjusted with a allen wrench through the front of the screens there is an opening.

Once everything is in place its just a matter of putting all of the screws back into proper place, not overtightening them which can damage the metal pieces they screw into underneath the plastic.

Also you have to take good care to line up everything up the way you take it off, this may sound obvious but some pieces fit under one one side and over on the other. Probably wont make much sense unless you have your car up in the air but trust me it helps if you remember how everything came off ;)

I know my instructions are vague at best, its a real good thing i had good help. But i can tell you my instructions are probably better or more realistic than what came with my screens. I would never under any circumstances attempt this unless your car is on a lift because there isnt much room otherwise and no way to see what the heck you are doing its pretty dark down there even with the hood up.

Anyway, it did feel pretty good driving back from base even in the heat. I guess the real test comes next week when i take it in to get tuned. Then i should feel the real difference with the screens & the Halltech CAI.

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UPDATE, we installed them today at the base auto shop. A coworker of mine who has them on his 98 C5 Mallet (sweet ride, let me tell you!) helped me out since he has already had the pleasure of installing them once.

First off, yeah they are a bitch to put on but we had my car on a lift which makes it 100 times easier than jack stands! You have to take off the lower air dam thing or whatever its called, that black thing you scrape that deflects air up to the radiator, also two panels on either side had to come out that underneath so you can have an angle to work. I dont know what they are called but they are just in front of the wheels. We even took the horn out so we could get to the passenger side foglight easier!! Once you get the foglight assembly out and the light disconnected from the cables you have an angle to get at the two remaining bolts that get the factory piece off and then its not so bad. Getting the factory piece out takes some manuevering since you have to bend your bumper cover to make a space to get it in and out. Oh yeah, you have to take the bolts off of your bumper cover too, i forgot that part. Then you put the new one in and attach the screws in place and take good care to line the foglight assembly back into proper alignment. It only goes on one way but you will need to check it by aiming your lights at a wall (garage wall works good) to see if they are even or need adjustment. Im told they can be adjusted with a allen wrench through the front of the screens there is an opening.

Once everything is in place its just a matter of putting all of the screws back into proper place, not overtightening them which can damage the metal pieces they screw into underneath the plastic.

Also you have to take good care to line up everything up the way you take it off, this may sound obvious but some pieces fit under one one side and over on the other. Probably wont make much sense unless you have your car up in the air but trust me it helps if you remember how everything came off ;)

I know my instructions are vague at best, its a real good thing i had good help. But i can tell you my instructions are probably better or more realistic than what came with my screens. I would never under any circumstances attempt this unless your car is on a lift because there isnt much room otherwise and no way to see what the heck you are doing its pretty dark down there even with the hood up.

Anyway, it did feel pretty good driving back from base even in the heat. I guess the real test comes next week when i take it in to get tuned. Then i should feel the real difference with the screens & the Halltech CAI.

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those screens dont help at all i have them and there just a product that they try to sell you but its your car and congrats on the install:cheers:
 

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those screens dont help at all i have them and there just a product that they try to sell you but its your car and congrats on the install:cheers:
The screens will allow an unobstructed path for cool air to reach his Halltech airfilter setup. Real world effects will be slightly cooler air and that is always an improvement over stock. Obviously this mod is not a big power adder by itself, but it will compliment his Halltech :cheers:
 

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The screens will allow an unobstructed path for cool air to reach his Halltech airfilter setup. Real world effects will be slightly cooler air and that is always an improvement over stock. Obviously this mod is not a big power adder by itself, but it will compliment his Halltech :cheers:
im sure it will and im not trying to start a big argument or get people mad at me but just in my own personal experiance it did not help one bit and the air that hes getting now would probly add up to be 1 or 2 hp if not less
 

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im sure it will and im not trying to start a big argument or get people mad at me but just in my own personal experiance it did not help one bit and the air that hes getting now would probly add up to be 1 or 2 hp if not less
:agree: I'm not trying to argue either, and I agree with your opinion about the horsepower increase. His measureable, and SOTP gains will come from his Halltech CAI :cheers:
 

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:agree: I'm not trying to argue either, and I agree with your opinion about the horsepower increase. His measureable, and SOTP gains will come from his Halltech CAI :cheers:
yep that halltech seems good


glad to see we dont have to fight like the "other" forum:laughing:
 

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its hard to say, but it felt like more power. And the Halltech is installed. The thing is i had just taken the predator out and put the stock tune back in before putting the screens in. Next weekend im getting the car dyno tuned so i think everything will sort of fit together then.
 

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Any additional cold air you can get under yoru hood is good. if not for HP then to keep your engine cooler. If you have an open element filter (like the halltech stinger, blackwing or similar) you will really benifit from the colder air.
 
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