Here's my (rather unique/admission) of an air intake
I've been playing around with different configs for this. Summoning the spirit of MacGyver, i noted to have the following:
*Stock air intake system
*AIRAID MIT tube
*Old K&N from a ZJ (Note: I didnt ultimately use this filter)
Taking the flow of air into account, rain water going into the front "hole" and river terrain, I decided to leave the bottom 1/2 of the stock airbox (already came in handy on a 1.5ft river overflow
I used this to both block water from entering the filter and to create a template/mount for my heatshield.
First off, the creation that is the tube is wrapped in 2 layers of heat resistant foil, mushed down (mostly smoothed) and match painted with my other items with VHT (Red). Many layers.
I sawed my existing heatshield in 1/2 and added an "L" bracket to it, to mount it to the bottom 1/2 of the factory airbox - then painted it black to match.
I added (DONT HATE ME FOR THIS!!
) a 3.5" PVC angle for the filter.
All of this combined make my air intake VERY unique.
I've been very happy so far with no water being around the intake. I'm in MO and we've have too much freaking rain at times
I hope this helps someone with an idea!