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Old 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM
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So I recently was able to get my hands on a composite BFI intake (Thanks 07HemiRam).

I've been trying to find out the whole story of what happened with the company, Airflow Innovations, and Lance, the guy who ran it. IT is my Understanding that Lance worked for Scott, from Hammer Automotive, who made the original steel RamHammer CAI. Hammer Automotive went under though as Scott could not keep up with the demand for his CAI. Iv'e read that Lance may or may not have been part of the problem and reason that Hammer Auto tanked.

Lance then started AirFlow Innovations and using Scott's mold for the RamHammer. He changed the name though and started making it out of composite materials. He took orders but began to run into the same problems as Hammer Auto in that he couldn't produce them to the amount of orders he took. He still managed to send out a bunch of the BFI's but he also stole money from plenty of people as well.

Now that last part seems to be up for debate. I've seen on other forums that there may have been enough of the BFI's made but because Lance didn't have the money to actually pay the manufacturer that had the mold. That's why he took everyone's money before he actually had the intakes.

I'm not sure any of this is actually right it's just info I've gathered by looking around the internet and reading various posts on different forums. I did read on one forum that Scott said that his time working with Lance was one of the darkest times of his life. And that it made his divorce seem like a sunny day (or something to that effect). I believe Scott has turned his life around to speak and is fine now (no debt or much less debt) but he is no longer making parts.

What I don't understand is how someone could create possible the best CAI ever for a 3rd gen Ram yet still steal peoples money. Why even produce the product if you're just going to steal from the people anyways? Or if you are making the best product ever how do you not stay in business?

Sorry if I'm rambling I just think the story is really interesting and wanted to know if anyone else knew something I couldn't find. So lets hear what you guys know!
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Thanks BlueJet.

I've actually read those already. Yes, all the posts
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I believe LMI Legmakers intake is the same design. I have an original Ram Hammer from Scott. I also have an original Air Hammer on my RT Magnum. The Air Hammer gave my Magnum 9 more rwhp and sounds awesome. The Ram Hammer gave me exactly the same hp as oem. Sounds awesome, however! Sometimes when I go to pass a Prius, Honda, etc, they will pull over in terror!
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Yea I heard Chris? (Legmaker) now has the mold or something similar to it and is making those intakes now.

Does anyone know more of the story? Like did Lance just stop and disappear? Did he say anything about leaving? Did anyone get their money back who didn't receive an intake?
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So I recently was able to get my hands on a composite BFI intake (Thanks 07HemiRam).

I've been trying to find out the whole story of what happened with the company, Airflow Innovations, and Lance, the guy who ran it. IT is my Understanding that Lance worked for Scott, from Hammer Automotive, who made the original steel RamHammer CAI. Hammer Automotive went under though as Scott could not keep up with the demand for his CAI. Iv'e read that Lance may or may not have been part of the problem and reason that Hammer Auto tanked.

Lance then started AirFlow Innovations and using Scott's mold for the RamHammer. He changed the name though and started making it out of composite materials. He took orders but began to run into the same problems as Hammer Auto in that he couldn't produce them to the amount of orders he took. He still managed to send out a bunch of the BFI's but he also stole money from plenty of people as well.

Now that last part seems to be up for debate. I've seen on other forums that there may have been enough of the BFI's made but because Lance didn't have the money to actually pay the manufacturer that had the mold. That's why he took everyone's money before he actually had the intakes.

I'm not sure any of this is actually right it's just info I've gathered by looking around the internet and reading various posts on different forums. I did read on one forum that Scott said that his time working with Lance was one of the darkest times of his life. And that it made his divorce seem like a sunny day (or something to that effect). I believe Scott has turned his life around to speak and is fine now (no debt or much less debt) but he is no longer making parts.

What I don't understand is how someone could create possible the best CAI ever for a 3rd gen Ram yet still steal peoples money. Why even produce the product if you're just going to steal from the people anyways? Or if you are making the best product ever how do you not stay in business?

Sorry if I'm rambling I just think the story is really interesting and wanted to know if anyone else knew something I couldn't find. So lets hear what you guys know!



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Yea I heard Chris? (Legmaker) now has the mold or something similar to it and is making those intakes now.

Does anyone know more of the story? Like did Lance just stop and disappear? Did he say anything about leaving? Did anyone get their money back who didn't receive an intake?
nope he screw about 35 people still have the emails from him.
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So he just disappeared? He didn't leave any message on a forum or anything?
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...I'm stilled surprised none of the big name mfg's like AFE or K&N have 'taken' this idea and run with it, they obviously have the resources to keep up with demand..
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...I'm stilled surprised none of the big name mfg's like AFE or K&N have 'taken' this idea and run with it, they obviously have the resources to keep up with demand..
I agree with you fred! I don't see how no one has jumped on this!
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