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Old 04-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation Design Improvement to Cold Air Inductions Inc. CAI (You asked, we listened!)

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to make a quick post to inform you all of a slight design change/improvement that we have made on our CAI's. This change will be present on all of our CAI applications, and is something that has been suggested from many of our customers.

As you probably already know, our CAI's include a removable lid which features a filter inspection window. The lid is held into place with stainless steel spring loaded 1/4 turn fasteners which allows the lid to be easily removed as well as secured into place with only a 1/4 turn. Up until this point the head on these 1/4 turn fasteners has always been a flat head slot for a screwdriver, however many people suggested that we look at changing the head style due to the screwdriver being prone to slipping off and possible scratching the lid of the airbox.

The 1/4 turn fasteners we use will now have a recessed hex style head which will allow your hand tool to lock into place more securely, thus greatly reducing the possibility of a slip of the hand causing a scratched product during installation. The recessed hex head will fit an 1/8" allen wrench (aka hex key). Other than the head being different, it is still stainless steel and spring loaded. Although the design change is now active for current production, there are still CAI's on the shelf as well as on the shelves of our dealers that will have the flat head faster style, don't fret if you get that style, we have sold over 10k CAI with that same fastener.

We hope this change allows for an easier installation as well as reduced odds of slipping the tool off the 1/4 turn. Although this is just a small change, I thought that many of you would be glad to hear about it. We are always looking for ways to improve our products, and always encourage customer feedback and reviews so that we can continue to supply you with the highest quality CAI available!

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

Picture of new 1/4 turn fastener to show the new head style:



Picture of new 1/4 fastener installed on a textured black lid:
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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This is great!! Probably one of the only things I hated during my install. Got more than a few scratches because of it :(
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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Great idea guys. Good to see a company that listens and improves their design!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Good to know. I have one of your CAI's on my wishlist at Apex. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to purchase one it will have the new fasteners. Thanks for the update!

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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Can these be purchased so I can swap my current ones out? I almost went with a different brand because of the screws.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Will you make the hex head screws available upon request as say, a retro-fit?
Hmmm, I might be willing to retro fit mine...I will admit, it is a cleaner look. Is this a possibility?
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Good to know. I have one of your CAI's on my wishlist at Apex. I certainly would prefer the hex head style fastener because I'm very good at slipping the screwdriver off the screw head. My new Camaro hasn't gotten a TPW yet, but I'm hoping for a May or early June delivery so, can you elaborate on this part of your message:

How will I know which kit they have? Will you make the hex head screws available upon request as say, a retro-fit? Thanks.
There would not be any way of knowing who has what on the shelf, but as long as you are careful with the screwdriver you should have no issue. If you happened to get the "old style" and really wanted to change them out give us a call, but I really do not think it would be worth the extra cost and effort of swapping them.

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There would not be any way of knowing who has what on the shelf, but as long as you are careful with the screwdriver you should have no issue. If you happened to get the "old style" and really wanted to change them out give us a call, but I really do not think it would be worth the extra cost and effort of swapping them.



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Can I possibly get a set of these new ones as well?
Anyone who wants a set of these needs to call us.
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.... If you happened to get the "old style" and really wanted to change them out give us a call, but I really do not think it would be worth the extra cost and effort of swapping them.



Call us.
With this crazy group of Camaro owners, I can see you getting lots of calls!
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and here I thought you were going to say you made a design to fit centri chargers.. haha.
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With this crazy group of Camaro owners, I can see you getting lots of calls!
Yes we have already had a few
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Lol! Now that's paying attention to details. Well played!
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I recall using a coin (don't remember if it was a dime or a penny) to open my fasteners. That's safer than an old worn-out flat blade screwdriver. When I do use a screwdriver I use a new short short style (almost no shaft--just the blade and handle. That works too.
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Lol! Now that's paying attention to details. Well played!
Thanks, it's all the little details that add up to a great product!
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Where can I get some of those? One of my fastener does not want to stay down.... I try for a long time and screw it down but always pops right back up....
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Where can I get some of those? One of my fastener does not want to stay down.... I try for a long time and screw it down but always pops right back up....
That has nothing to do with the fastener, the fastener is the same other than the tool used to lock it into place.

One of your fasteners are popping up because the lid is not properly aligned with the airbox and is therefore not seated all the way down and/or the retaining clip that hold's it got bent (which can be fixed by straightening it with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver).

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