Originally Posted by Kuhl
I would think the reason behind the MAF screen being so dense is due to worries about larger objects getting into the intake, but there shouldnt be anything getting past your filter anyway.
I think a less dense screen would kill turbulence and allow a greater flow.
The purpose of the MAF screen is to provide a smooth air flow over the MAF sensor. It'* dense (or thick) so that it can straighten out the air. Stopping objects would be just a side benefit, not it'* purpose. If you've got "objects" getting past your air filter, you're in big trouble.
Take it off, baby!