WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COUNTERFEIT AEROCATCH
QUALITY IS NOT EXPENSIVE, IT'S PRICELESS.
We have recently encountered a new generation of phony AeroCatch®.
While very similar in packaging and appearance to the genuine articles, these counterfeits are nonetheless made from inferior materials and pose safety issues. Be wary of non-authorized dealers offering counterfeit product at cut-rate prices. Genuine AeroCatch® are manufactured from a high-performance engineered thermoplastic with all metal parts in stainless steel. Fakes are manufactured from poor quality non-reinforced plastic, and metal parts are nothing more than plated mild steel.
The cheap knock-offs of Aerocatch that are still being marketed to the unwary are generally about $25 per pair less expensive than the genuine articles. But independent laboratory tests prove they are less than 1/3 as strong (See our Strength Comparison Test). Don't lose your head (or your hood)...
INSIST ON GENUINE AEROCATCH AS IF IT YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT... IT JUST MAY.
Please take a look at the pictures and read the testimonial that we received from an AeroCatch user after his recent accident. Had Ken's Mustang not been equipped with genuine AeroCatch, the consequences may have been fatal.
Ken's Story: "I purchased your hood pins because I was installing a ram air style hood on my 1996 Mustang. I purchased the hoodpins to prevent it from flying open at freeway speeds. However, the hood pins had an unintended benefit that became very apparent on Friday, April 19th. An elderly lady blew through an intersection directly infront of me, destroying the entire front end of my vehicle. The hood hinges completely failed, luckily, the Aerocatch hood pins did not. They held onto the bent radiator support, which prevented the hood from decapitating me. Thank you for making a quality product and saving my life. I will recommend these hood pins to anyone."
Insist on Genuine AeroCatch.
FAKE AEROCATCH PRODUCTS:
JDM Sport: handle made from weaker material; lock button is fixed and does not act as secondary lock; housing cut away to allow the lock to function, thus weakening it; handle needs to be pushed down at one end to allow it to open; mild steel shear pin in strike contact area; pivot pins not welded in place.
NRG Racing - Carbon Fiber Locking Flush Hood Pin Set:Body and handle made from weaker material; Pivot pins NOT welded in place (allows pins to fall out); No secondary lock button; Shear pin made from MILD steel, "carbon fiber" is merely a sticker on the surface that peels off; Lock cam nut held in place by 3 threads (with no thread lock feature the nut cam can fall off allowing latch to open); Keys captive in the unlocked position (needing 2 separate keys to open the hood); Hole in strike pin is off-set (making the pin weaker on one side)