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      04-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by armyav8tor View Post
Thanks for the response. I hope you guys come up with a better solution than ESS's where the filter is unprotected to the elements. I know they say water is not an issue, but I'm more worried about track debris punching a hole through the filter and getting sucked into the system.
Ours is just inside the lower air intake.

It would have to be a serious bit of debris to put a hole into an K&N type filer. They do have a metal gauze which suspends the filter material.

Water ingress is also very unlikely unless you drown the filter.

Have you ever seen this on a real race car? I would be interested to know because we are not aware of anything like this and we have a large number of race cars running some of our software and hardware running open filters subject to the elements.