Ok...hear me out... I want some feedback on a potential cai for my car. First off, I am looking at the ractive heat shield filter, b/c my local shop has them and they are fairly cheap ($35). So I went to home depot yesterday, and looked at some 3" dryer hose. This stuff sounds just like that hose mx-6 boy (?) is using for his and it costs about $5 for a substantial length. It says that it is rated for 100-4something degrees F. Would this work well for the intake? Would all the ridges inside cause turbulance? And finally, would it be better to run the filter all the way to splash guard, or to keep the filter itself higher up and run a length of dryer hose to the splash guard? Sorry for bringing this up, but hopefully someone can help me with my specific questions, thanks alot.