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Old 08-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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LMR Intake concerns, with pic

With all the concerns about the LMR intake shield not fitting properly, I thought I'd post a pic.
Here's a pic of the shield before I finished the install. As you can see the shield fits really good and matches the shape of the car well.



After I finished.

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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You will be very happy with your LMR CAI.

Wait until you hear the change in the sound of your car!
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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With all the concerns about the LMR intake shield not fitting properly, I thought I'd post a pic.
Here's a pic of the shield before I finished the install. As you can see the shield fits really good and matches the shape of the car well.
That actually looks pretty good...if that's exactly how you received it then they must have changed the template since I receive mine as the cut on mine was clearly different.

Keep an eye were it contacts the paint for rubs. The dealer also pointed out to me today that the upper edge of the piece was creating an indentation in the pad on the hood.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:07 PM   #4
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That actually looks pretty good...if that's exactly how you received it then they must have changed the template since I receive mine as the cut on mine was clearly different.

Keep an eye were it contacts the paint for rubs. The dealer also pointed out to me today that the upper edge of the piece was creating an indentation in the pad on the hood.

Yes, that's how it arrived. No changes were made.

Actually, most of it doesn't even make contact. It looks like it does, but its just away from touching the car. There's really only 3 main contact points on that one side. The very bottom, the spot where it attaches with the nut, and at the very top end where it butts up against the side of the car.

I don't see rubbing being an issue at all.

You obviously got a pre-production model before they finished making changes. Why?
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Keep an eye were it contacts the paint for rubs. The dealer also pointed out to me today that the upper edge of the piece was creating an indentation in the pad on the hood.
I agree. Over time, as the shield vibrates or from periodic handling, the edges that are in contact with the paint will rub and quite possible mar the paint.

If mine, I would get some small vacuum line tubing, preferable the cloth-braided type like those used on classic VW Beetles as they are more plyable/flexible, and measure it to the length of the edge, cut a slit in the middle of the entire length of the vacuum line and attach it to the bottom edge of the shield. The vacuum line will act as a cushion/seal to protect the paint.
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and then the vacuum line, will rub the paint.

put a strip of paint protection film along the area in question.
should only cost pennies.
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and then the vacuum line, will rub the paint.

put a strip of paint protection film along the area in question.
should only cost pennies.
I agree if you use the fancy steel braided ones, will definitely rub paint off. I recommended a cloth-braided vac line. I have had a lot of cars, lots of older cars that have vacuum lines resting against painted parts of the engine bay and never had any issue.
Hmmm..I like your idea of some type of film to put on there.
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When your spending around $400 for a CAI you shouldn't have to do anything.

As of now the LMR CAI is my #2 choice. ADM's is #1 in my book at the moment. However I'm still 6 mths away from getting my hands on an SS and I'm sure there will be more options at that time. Not that we necessarily need more options.
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Yes, that's how it arrived. No changes were made.

Actually, most of it doesn't even make contact. It looks like it does, but its just away from touching the car. There's really only 3 main contact points on that one side. The very bottom, the spot where it attaches with the nut, and at the very top end where it butts up against the side of the car.

I don't see rubbing being an issue at all.

You obviously got a pre-production model before they finished making changes. Why?
Yeah...I don't know either...but I won't have it for much longer (it was a 'band-aid' so to speak anyway...

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When your spending around $400 for a CAI you shouldn't have to do anything.

As of now the LMR CAI is my #2 choice. ADM's is #1 in my book at the moment. However I'm still 6 mths away from getting my hands on an SS and I'm sure there will be more options at that time. Not that we necessarily need more options.
Unless you're 'dying' to get one(I was due to the work I had done), you might want to hold off for another month or so...pretty soon I think there's only going to be one clear option...but that's speculation on my part.
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When your spending around $400 for a CAI you shouldn't have to do anything.

As of now the LMR CAI is my #2 choice. ADM's is #1 in my book at the moment. However I'm still 6 mths away from getting my hands on an SS and I'm sure there will be more options at that time. Not that we necessarily need more options.
No you shouldn't. I believe he was offered a new intake shield or some other deal, because LMR made a mistake by sending him a pre-production kit.

If you look at the pictures he posted in his thread, his intake shield isn't the same as mine.
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I am always amazed how people can find the smallest thing to complain about......

The LMR CAI is one of the best CAI for the Camaro to date.....
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I am always amazed how people can find the smallest thing to complain about......

The LMR CAI is one of the best CAI for the Camaro to date.....
I'm sorry...but scratching paint down to the metal is not a 'small thing'. Everyone that has seen it in person has commented how ridiculous it is and how poorly the the piece is cut.
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No you shouldn't. I believe he was offered a new intake shield or some other deal, because LMR made a mistake by sending him a pre-production kit.

If you look at the pictures he posted in his thread, his intake shield isn't the same as mine.
Well...LMR wanted me to 'call' the shop...they have my contact info and have yet to ask for my address to send me a new piece.


I continue to sit waiting.
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Well...LMR wanted me to 'call' the shop...they have my contact info and have yet to ask for my address to send me a new piece.


I continue to sit waiting.

1. Call them
2. Tell them you were sent the wrong intake shield(as discussed on Camaro5)
3. Give them your address
4. New intake shield shows up at you door.
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save the vendor rants until you cant resolve it. no need to spread hate for no reason on the web. i understand your dismay, and see the need to vent.
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That kit looks cheap!
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That kit looks cheap!


I'll tell you what I learned as far as being a salesman.

It's not 'Cheap', it's 'Inexpensive'

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That kit looks cheap!
It looks like simple HP to me.

The Import kids definately wouldn't like it. If it isn't shinny and pretty they don't buy it, and the heck with making HP.
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It looks like simple HP to me.

The Import kids definately wouldn't like it. If it isn't shinny and pretty they don't buy it, and the heck with making HP.
That's sorta judgemental isn't it? I can't stand shiny bling bling stuff and if its not functional it doesn't go on any of my cars, import or not. My EVO has 18k invested into it, and if not for the bigger/louder exhaust and a couple of other tidbits that are noticeable to those in the know, most people would think my car was stock.

Funny thing that you talk about HP as the primary factor for modification--when in fact I see just as much wasteful spending by the "domestic kids." One such popular item includes adding BIGGER wheels / Chrome wheels to a car when in fact that does nothing but erode the performance of the vehicle...yet I see so many "domestic kids" doing that very thing.

See? Pretty easy to make judgements isn't it? How about we keep the thread pertaining to the subject at hand.
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That's sorta judgemental isn't it? I can't stand shiny bling bling stuff and if its not functional it doesn't go on any of my cars, import or not. My EVO has 18k invested into it, and if not for the bigger/louder exhaust and a couple of other tidbits that are noticeable to those in the know, most people would think my car was stock.

Funny thing that you talk about HP as the primary factor for modification--when in fact I see just as much wasteful spending by the "domestic kids." One such popular item includes adding BIGGER wheels / Chrome wheels to a car when in fact that does nothing but erode the performance of the vehicle...yet I see so many "domestic kids" doing that very thing.

See? Pretty easy to make judgements isn't it? How about we keep the thread pertaining to the subject at hand.

I wouldn't include EVOs, STi's, Supra, etc in my statement. I've been in that crowd (stage 4 WRX, and STi). I pretty much include them in the true performance crowd.
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I'm talking about the import crowd that's all about looking fast without being fast (ricer crowd - all show and no go).
They don't want anything on their engine that isn't shiney and pretty. It's been that way for a long time. That's why some companies focus on making things look all nice and shiney vs being concerned with making HP.
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OOHHHHH....you mean the shitbox imports...the ones that do their shopping at the pep boys "customization" aisle. Gotcha.
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OOHHHHH....you mean the shitbox imports...the ones that do their shopping at the pep boys "customization" aisle. Gotcha.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...A-1280x960.jpg

I'm sure this car cost this guy a ton of money. But man that's bling.
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1. Call them
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3. Give them your address
4. New intake shield shows up at you door.
New shield does not repair the damage to the paint.
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New shield does not repair the damage to the paint.
That is true and it's weird that you got a pre-production shield in the first place.
But at least you'd have the correct intake shield.
You could also sell the intake (shield and all) to someone else at a good price (for you).
I'm not sure if anyone would want to intake with the your shield.
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Why is it so difficult for some people to understand when a hard sharp edge is resting on a painted surface, over time, from vibration, the paint will get marred. IMHO, that shield looks cheap.
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