Ok, might be on the wrong track, but hear me out. Our OE air box is a cold air intake, just very restrictive. So here's my thinkin thoughts. The carbon filter fell off and I removed the grid in the upper portion. This made a much smoother route for air, and yes I noticed a difference. What about changing out this 10 way tri-directional air tube with a smooth or vortex'd tube and ending with a throttle body spacer? My thoughts might be off, but if what little I have done made a noticeable difference, these two should really do well. So.... What do y'all think? Thanks.