Well, I have the Braille battery to replace the factory battery but it will stay in the factory location, so the upside is I can basically have a straighter flow for the intake it it runs downward at 45*, through a hole cut in the battery box and straight to the front of the car.
The material the of the Weapon R ram air kit looks decent enough that I could heat shield the top half of it to shield it from the exhaust manifold and rad but I can perforate it along the bottom of it to keep any water from building up in it and being sucked into the engine. I realize that perforating it may actually cause a small loss of air velocity, but if its only concentrated along the main straight section and limited to smaller holes (something like 1/32nd of an inch small) it should be too much of a factor.
One thing I can do easily about it is to avoid standing bodies of water while driving, and carry a small 3 or 4 inch rubber ball to mount into the airbox opening in case of a rain storm to help prevent large quantities of water getting in.
Downside, I do not have any decent pictures of the intake right at this moment and my cellphone (main and only working camera) is charging. I should be able to take a picture once it has charged up enough.
Tho this is what the weapon R 'ram air' kit looks like (got it free from work, came off a trade in, we were throwing it out)
And to give you an idea how small this Braille battery is:
That is a 591ml bottle of pepsi beside it, and it weighs in at a whopping 17lbs! Rated at 1191 PCA, so it should have no issues cranking over a 3.5l v6