Originally Posted by Dale2011WRX
So you're still pulling the same hot air from the engine compartment, only now you've partially blocked your air filter?
Maybe. Theres about an inch space between the filter and the shield, so its not really blocking it, its just shielding the hotter air from the coolant reservoir and turbo area from going in.
i've checked my turbo temps after just cruising around and they were around 600 degrees, obviously cooler further away. I have no snorkus in the fender and most of the air is coming in from the fender hole or in front, so I believe it is functional.
obviously going to a cai would be better than sri, but for now this is what ive fabbed up.