My issue is with the intake adapter itself. Intake plenum size and runner length changes affect performance. Maybe just splitting hairs however, I have been told I over-think sometimes. I was more curious if the addition of a tasteful hood scoop/bulge would allow for OE throttle body placement, obviously the OE intake tube itself wouldn't fit but perhaps a 3.5" Cobra Head one would. Spitballing while I collect parts I guess.