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Forcing some air into the CAI area?

Hello all,
I have installed a K&N CAI and it doesn't seem like it gets a whole lot of fresh air, so I am contemplating removing the driver side fog light and replacing it with some sort of tubing or what not to try and force some of that fresh air into the air box. My main concern (other than how the hell am I going to install this thing, what materials am I going to use, how do I connect this contraption to the car, how am I..... sorry got side tracked) is water making its way onto the filter and ruining it. Has anyone done anything like this or have any tips or suggestions for materials and my water concern? This is the first time I am really looking at disassembling any part of the car so all feedback is welcome and appreciated.
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Hello all,
I have installed a K&N CAI and it doesn't seem like it gets a whole lot of fresh air, so I am contemplating removing the driver side fog light and replacing it with some sort of tubing or what not to try and force some of that fresh air into the air box. My main concern (other than how the hell am I going to install this thing, what materials am I going to use, how do I connect this contraption to the car, how am I..... sorry got side tracked) is water making its way onto the filter and ruining it. Has anyone done anything like this or have any tips or suggestions for materials and my water concern? This is the first time I am really looking at disassembling any part of the car so all feedback is welcome and appreciated.
Here is how I solved that problem ... the key is the vertical isolator wall placement.
After researching most of the CAI systems available, I found that one system did an excellent job of isolating the intake from the engine bay to actually use "cold air" (relatively) and also pull the air from in front of car and not the radiator, with extremely low air restriction in the system. Looking at the design of the Z28 CAI shows the Engineers really did their homework and get an A+ for execution - in the following picture it shows how they configured the intake so air flowing from the left side of the front of the car (Yellow Arrow adjacent to side of the radiator) goes in to the airbox. The hood insulation serves as a cover for the airbox when the hood is closed. The thick rubber preformed tube and thick walls help insulate and also direct the "cold air" - with the added bonus that the fins look cool. They put the wall in a precise location at the yellow arrow. Adding that wall does an excellent job bringing in air from the front of the car and it goes directly in to the intake inlet. Added plus ... "Provides a 51% reduction in air restriction when compared with a standard LS3-equipped Camaro." ;-)

Noticed that the Advertisements tend to put a banner at the bottom of the attached engine bay picture and covers up the Yellow arrow at the bottom at times.
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2014 2SS/RS, Factory installed ZL1 5.1:1 Ratio Short-Throw Shifter and NPP Dual-mode quad tip exhaust. Z28 strut tower brace, ZL1 splash guards,
Camaro LED Cup-holders with footwell Lighting option, Leather visors, and Leather E-brake boot.

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