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Old 07-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Losing my patience with K&N

On July 1st I purchased the cold air intake from New Level Motor Sports for a great price! The item appeared to be in stock however it was not. After contact New Level I realized the item would be delayed slightly due to something at K&N. They encouraged me to contact K&N directly for more info. I contacted K&N last Monday (the 9th) and the guy said my order will be shipped out on the 13th and he also apologized. I felt a little better, I wanted it sooner but hey what can you do. Well it is Monday the 16th and just out of curiosity I contacted New Level to see if they have any tracking info for me. They surprised me when they said K&N still hasnít shipped anything out and they keep on saying they will but arenít. I know its not a huge delay but I hate being told one thing then wait on another. I just wrote K&N an email to see what their answer is this timeÖ

For your information New Level Motor Sports has been very helpful and they are answering any question I send within minutes. Great guys over there and I can see their hands are tied in this situation. I just hope K&N can give me an actual answer that will hold up. If itís going to take 4 months I donít care, let me know.

I have always used K&N before but if I keep dealing with this stuff Iím going somewhere else.

Sorry for the vent just aggravatedÖ..
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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That sucks man :( if k&n keeps this up, I personally would get a refund.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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That sucks man :( if k&n keeps this up, I personally would get a refund.

Yeah I am almost to that point... If I don't have a clear answer at the end of this week I am getting a refund and taking my business to another company/brand...
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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I hate when stuff like that happens. I had to put up with the same thing from ChevyMall about a month ago. I'm never ordering from there again. If I were you I'd call them up and demand they do something to help make it right. A free "You had to put up with some seriously dumb bull****" gift, or a partial refund, or something.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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...I just checked Phastek Performance...their site says the K&N cold air intakes are backordered until August 27th!!! Yikes!! Plus, AutoAnything doesn't show the product and K&N website themselves are saying SOLD OUT!! I just got extremely lucky when I ordered mine (unknowingly, of course!)...
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Got an email from K&N that it will not ship out till Aug 24th.... I am making a phone call in a few minutes for a refund. What are your thoughts on the injen intakes? I heard they get 18+ rwhp?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Order canceled, refunded it. Now I am going to be researching other brands.... oh well.........
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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I found this thread a while ago. Give it a read, it may help you make a decision. I'm leaning toward getting an Injen, but I'm not too keen on removing/replacing my wiper fluid container.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96774
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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I found this thread a while ago. Give it a read, it may help you make a decision. I'm leaning toward getting an Injen, but I'm not too keen on removing/replacing my wiper fluid container.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96774

Thanks for the link I am going to read it now.

I am in the same boat as you, I want to keep my wiper fluid where it is at. I spoke with the guy over at New Level and he told me that if you get the short ram intake you do not (but I do not know if this would be the same hp increase...).
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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After reading your link, seems like CAI and Injen are the way to go. CAI is slightly better at hp and Injen is slightly better at TQ
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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CAI is the pricier option, but well worth it. Go with CAI and never look back.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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CAI is the pricier option, but well worth it. Go with CAI and never look back.
I'm a fan of CAI also, had one on my 11 and imediatly got one for my 12 no need to relocate the washer bottle, it fits inside the box though you do have to take the cover off to refill, ( an easy thing to do, 4 1/4 turn screws ) I like that it has the cover because I often wash my engine bay so no need to worry about getting the filter wet. it has a bit better throttle response than stock and has a nice sound under acceleration.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #14
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Apex Chase + CAI intake = Free shipping and UPS man in 3-4 days. All good. Highly recommend both.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #15
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I am having the same problem with CAI Inc. Ordered my CAI two weeks ago...still waiting for it to ship...
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:28 AM   #16
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You should also check out Roto-Fab. It is easy to install, plus it looks and sounds GREAT.

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I got the Roto Fab looks and sounds great. It only took a couple of days to get it.
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Order canceled, refunded it. Now I am going to be researching other brands.... oh well.........
Sorry it didn't work out, bro! I guess everybody must be ordering c.a.i.'s for their LFX's!
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I found this thread a while ago. Give it a read, it may help you make a decision. I'm leaning toward getting an Injen, but I'm not too keen on removing/replacing my wiper fluid container.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96774
CAI Industries intake is easy to install and no relocate. Looks awesome too. See my install thread here in LFX forum.
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CAI inc is the way to go. The best intake for the V6 out there in my opinion. Not only does it look good but it performs.
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I never even thought about washing under the hood and the need to cover every other brand of filter except CAI's. That's yet another reason they're the ones I'm going with.

And a back order from a distributor is one thing. A back order from CAI themselves is another. I suppose a phone call order would be one way to make sure there's no problem instead of internet ordering.

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I'm a fan of CAI also, had one on my 11 and imediatly got one for my 12 no need to relocate the washer bottle, it fits inside the box though you do have to take the cover off to refill, ( an easy thing to do, 4 1/4 turn screws ) I like that it has the cover because I often wash my engine bay so no need to worry about getting the filter wet. it has a bit better throttle response than stock and has a nice sound under acceleration.

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CAI Industries intake is easy to install and no relocate. Looks awesome too. See my install thread here in LFX forum.
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CAI inc is the way to go. The best intake for the V6 out there in my opinion. Not only does it look good but it performs.
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I never even thought about washing under the hood and the need to cover every other brand of filter except CAI's. That's yet another reason they're the ones I'm going with.

And a back order from a distributor is one thing. A back order from CAI themselves is another. I suppose a phone call order would be one way to make sure there's no problem instead of internet ordering.

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I am having the same problem with CAI Inc. Ordered my CAI two weeks ago...still waiting for it to ship...
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Sorry it didn't work out, bro! I guess everybody must be ordering c.a.i.'s for their LFX's!
Yes everyone is ordering them to the point where its a real struggle to keep up. Yes they are on backorder currently, however all orders should be shipping very soon according to production. I know we have had a few unexpected setbacks over the last few weeks which delayed things more than we anticipated. Weshould be getting all the rest of these orders out very soon now!Thanks for all of your patience and cooperation, it is much appreciated!!
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