That's looking very promising. I like how it looks, but would only do this kind of modification if I saw a performance gain.
I do have one question. From what I understand, (not an expert in any way), the idea is to introduce more air to a cold air system, correct. Well, I own the 2.4l engine and looking at my engine compartment, the air intake is towards the front of the car. From what I understand this would only benefit the performance if it is near the air filter, so I do not see how that would help much in its current location, other than looking cool.:rockon:
If I am incorrect help me to understand this a little better, if I am right see this as input to a great idea.
I would say you are correct for most of that. You could route the air from this intake to the air intake on the engine. Since it is a stationary intake through the hood, you can mount everything permanent. Does that make sense?