Re: Home Made Cold Air Intake!
wow, a very novel approach there! congrats on some serious igenuity!
Just regarding any police problems, only one I can see they might have an issue with would be your ground clearance, as well as the fact hat if the pipe were to be broken, it could fall off and either get stuck in your underbody or just left on the road. How have you got it attached? Put a few brackets around it to make it very secure and it shouldn't be a problem.
For CAI's on E series (at least an EF anyway), you can go through brake ducts, or even through the bonnet (use XR bonnet vents and a pod filter in your airbox) - the only problem with pod filters is that unless they're setup properly they can result in sucking in more hot air than old - which is not what you want! Good idea covering it like you have, ideally you probably could have left the airbox in and put the pod inside that (it can be done, and that way you get snorkel inflow as well), but hey - if you're happy with it that's all that matters!
Btw, what brand of pod do you have?