Originally Posted by m3an
I said the same thing as the Ess kits mount the filter right in the Lower opening. And I don't see it being a "heavy duty" filter as its just a conical k&n. living in Florida this is not ideal as we get some serious standing water on roads down here. But what you can do is mount the filter right off the back of the SC as there is plenty of room (like the AA kits). Just don't use the extension for the Ess kit and mount the filter up in the engine bay. Sure it'll be a little less efficient but you'll have piece of mind that you won't lock the motor up
Heavy rain and standing water is a large problem for us in florida. Our system provides a filter box with an integrated ram air system. I would not suggest just putting a filter in the engine bay as you will most likely get a ton of heat soak. Even though some companies may claim heat soak is not a problem there is a reason why they mounted the filter where they did imo.