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Sales @ CAI Inc 04-30-2013 10:47 AM

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! :thumbsup:

Picture of new 1/4 turn fastener to show the new head style:
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...psf4897eb8.jpg


Picture of new 1/4 fastener installed on a textured black lid:
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps3a0698d2.jpg

Blackkaz04 04-30-2013 11:01 AM

awesome....

a.morblu 04-30-2013 12:45 PM

This is great!! Probably one of the only things I hated during my install. Got more than a few scratches because of it :(

Juiced1 04-30-2013 12:47 PM

Great idea guys. Good to see a company that listens and improves their design!

rich3fan 04-30-2013 01:25 PM

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!

nyrfan 04-30-2013 01:32 PM

Can these be purchased so I can swap my current ones out? I almost went with a different brand because of the screws.

NoSyT 04-30-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ItsBroke (Post 6487970)
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?

Sales @ CAI Inc 04-30-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ItsBroke (Post 6487970)
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. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyrfan (Post 6488002)
Can these be purchased so I can swap my current ones out? I almost went with a different brand because of the screws.

Call us. :thumbsup:

The Stig 04-30-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sales @ CAI Inc (Post 6488026)
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. :)



Call us. :thumbsup:

Can I possibly get a set of these new ones as well?

Sales @ CAI Inc 04-30-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Stig (Post 6488288)
Can I possibly get a set of these new ones as well?

Anyone who wants a set of these needs to call us.

Apex Motorsports 04-30-2013 04:14 PM

Great move!

Sales @ CAI Inc 05-01-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juiced1 (Post 6487830)
Great idea guys. Good to see a company that listens and improves their design!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apex Chase (Post 6488617)
Great move!


Thanks guys!! :biggrin:

hrpiii 05-01-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sales @ CAI Inc (Post 6488026)
.... 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. :thumbsup:

With this crazy group of Camaro owners, I can see you getting lots of calls!

K32 Camaro 05-01-2013 02:30 PM

and here I thought you were going to say you made a design to fit centri chargers.. haha.


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