Originally Posted by e90m3_6MT
I was wondering the same, I live in canada so we get a lot of snow and in the summer rain. With the filter being so low, won't it get wet and does it have an impact if it gets wet, ie filtering abilities?
Rain will not have a detriment on performance. The only way to run into trouble is to submerge the entire air filter in water for an extended period of time, which would put the water level past your wheel's center line.
As you can see in this diagram, the factory intake system also uses the driver's side lower duct to draw intake air, and even the driver's side hood vent is open to incoming air: