But there is no real cold air in the engine bay - that's why I thought shielding the filter as much as you could would be best. I also don't want to affect my torque curve by bringing the filter closer/using a shorter intake route I can't really see why the performance would degrade from the standard filtersurely its better to put the filter where the cold air is , rather than trying to route a cold air feed to it....tis what i 've done.
mine was originally in half an air box with air feed.....sounded better but perfomance was rubbish
Yes sadly there is an oil cooler there, no room at all to be honest!the performance was worse because i had it installed in an airbox that had been cut in half (cone too big to fit in airbox), so it was suffering from heat soak.
mine is now situated in the bottom left corner of the bumper, sits directly behind the fog light,so it now has a longer intake, but as this is a gta thread, thinking about it there probably aint no room down there, is'nt there an oil cooler down there or something?