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I washed the car at the local carwash yesterday and really flooded the CAI box and filter. Attached is what I did to maybe alleviate any future occurrences. I used 1/4-inch thick gray household sticky weather stripping as you'll see. It won't keep all the water out but should help.
2012 V6 Premium automatic black on black and blacked out...
CONFIGURATION: Boss 302 strut tower brace, 87P BAMA tune, FRPP 3.31:1 differential gears, Stock intake with a K&N drop-in filter, Draw-Tite 1-1/4" ball hitch receiver, a "20" tint sides and rear, 18" wheels, Stock exhaust
I'd lose that covering & probably find another cars wash, my housing gets wet in rainy conditions on the hwy, but that is about it, and the pre-filter works fine. Also it can be dried off with a towel fairly easily if you have a screwdriver to remove the filter.
I doub't he is losing much if anything at all. Pre-filters are very common on ATVs and dirt bikes. They are nothing more than a water resistant light fabric and help keep the larger dirt and dust particles from clogging the filter.