regarding LS engine covers does any one know if there is an engine cover available that will work with the reversed intake on the SL-C ? I bought the LS7 vette covers but they don't work. also it has to fit under the rear clam.
It's a shame that these engines are so estheically hideous that we must cover them up..
I would opt for coming up with a solution that is not fake. IE - relocate coils, nicer valve covers, powdercoated intake etc..
I like their look. I think manufacturers have taken the engine cover theme too far. It's a mechanical device, and the more of it one sees,, the better it looks (even with the coil packs sitting on top)...it's functional, and that's where the beauty is. I would hate a race car that covered up the suspension just because it's unpleasant looking with tubes and arms and hoses, and nuts and bolts, and, bla bla blaa. Looking at a lot of plastic covering up a mechanical wonder is what is hideous, in my humble opinion.
If you don't put on a plastic engine cover, you still have a plastic intake, so you're looking at plastic either way. Moving the coil packs somewhere, extending the plug wires, trying to hide them or make them look nice, etc, was way more work than I wanted to do, and the cover hides all of that mess nicely.