I shouldn't speak out of turn but wouldn't you guys be worried driving in the rain and sucking water into the manifold?
The hood vents may be a potential issue where water might be able to penetrate, but I'm not sure how much water would be required to actually cause hydrolock. From what I read.. it would need to be a substantial amount. I don't know much of how it all works out though driving through extreme wet conditions.. I'm a bit more conservative with intake mods. But, I fully support your idea of making the engine able to breath better.There is zero chance of sucking in water. The cone filters are fed from the same holes that feed the stock intake and water (not drops) would have to pour in before it would be a problem. If water got that high, the stock system would suck it in like a straw vs an open cone filter. If the cone filters were exposed directly to the rain, then yes, that would not be good.
Also a few drops of water down the intake would actually help with IAT's. There are guys that spray water down the intake to help cool the charge (But wet filters are bad for flow).
A cheaper alternative is going with the higher flow combustion air filter like BMC or Sprint. I will eventually get a Go Fast Bits Diverter vent to atmosphere valve to get that turbo purge noiseDo you have any videos of the sound in this setup? Revving under the hood stationary and in cabin on the move?
I'm in search for an intake to give me more whooshy sounds. I know ideal race have one but I'm in UK and at $1600 plus duty and delivery its a bit excessive for just some sound. So now I'm waiting for one from an UK company which is currently in development by Airtec. Pretty much same setup as ideal race but not carbon and a lot cheaper.
I know it'll probably have a some heat soak but I think that's fine as I don't use all 510bhp all the time. Whilst driving normally around town I would rather have some cool sounds 100% of the time than losing 20/25bhp(if that) 20-30% of the time. But I know you guys chase draggy times so I understand.
Bit strange how you're saying you don't get much sound though. Cones too far away to the front or not long enough piping for air to resonate louder sounds?