My first performance upgrade

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by NCN8ive, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. NCN8ive

    NCN8ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    Put in a Volant CAI yesterday. Only bad thing I have to say about it is the position of 2 of the screws that hold on the cover. As you see in this pic, they are under the lip of the fender and are not accessible with a screwdriver.

    and here are a few more pics.

    from the side

    Close up from the front

    A wider angle shot.
  2. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yeah, those two are tough to tighten, but you can get them with the side of the screwdriver and a lot of patience. :)
    Looks good.

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Very cool. I like the mesh-looking cover:great:
  4. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Very cool, man! That's a nice upgrade.
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Theres a few companies like SnapOn tools that make a small angle screwdriver thats a flat blade on one end and a phillips on the other end. From what I can see from your pictures it should work on those two hidden screws.
  6. NCN8ive

    NCN8ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    The co-worker that was helping me had one of those. It was still too long between the tip and the bend to get under that lip. The screws are finger tightened at the moment and seem to be pretty secure. I'll just need to check them periodically to make sure they haven't worked loose. I'll probably see if I can get some wing head screws to replace them though.
  7. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    looks great!
  8. troutbug

    troutbug Rockstar 100 Posts

    You could always take one down to the hardware store and find a matching stainless hex head screw of the same length and thread. That way you could easily tighten them with a box end wrench (especially a ratcheting box end, which everybody should own a set of!). If you don't want to replace them all, just replace the 2 that are out of view. You would be less likely to strip them out also, unlike trying to get at them at an angle with a screwdriver.

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