It does crease on the inside curve of bends, but is so much bigger than the stock inlet size that it wouldn't matter. This thing will handle some serious flow. The wall is stiffenned with spring steel 16-guage wire spiral winding so it won't squeeze under vacuum, either. As for sucking down water, I took the old bucket for the charcoal filter, cut the front half out and used it for a splash shield. Besides the oiled K&N filters do a good job of keepingwater out of the intake, even when I do hit a large puddle. I'd hafta actually submerge the filter to do any damage to the motor. After all, I don't plan on going redneck waterskiing any time soon.
The filter is a K&N whatever they call the series with the red element, I threw the box and receipt away and don't remember the size.
Oh, yeah, the coupler at the throttle body is the same FernCo. plumbing fitting that 3/4 of us that have rice-pipes and CAI'* bought from the local Home Depot.
Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
You gained 1/4 because you didn't have a shield.
Actually I think I dropped the 1/4 just from having about twice as much flow as with my old rice-pipe, and the cool temps that day didn't hurt either.