Interesting piece of tubing there, WTF is it from?
But you still have a ton of restriction there. That chrome thing is keeping air from flowing.
It may not look as nice as the chrome thingy, but the best set-up for flow and heat is a fenderwell intake, like this:
Notice the size of the tubing. I had a 3" aluminum rice pipe with an open cone before this set-up. This one is a 3.5" flex-wall tube, with an open cone stuffed into the spot where the vacuum cannister used to sit in the inner fender. Positioned there, it draws cool air from outside of the car. Just that change alone took a quarter of a second off my track times.
Air flow and intake temps are extremely important for our cars. That chrome thingy is strangling your motor.
If you want to try a fenderwell intake go to www.intense-racing.com
, look for the menu on the right side of the screen. Go to INTENSE store, Series II/III, Induction, and look for INTESE custom air ducting. You'll need about three feet. The rest of the install is kind of however you can manage. Or you can buy the kit for the 96-97 cars, which will set you back about $170, but is probably the best intake on the market.