This is one of the worst OEM intakes I have seen in a while. Those "appendages" that I have highlighted in a red square are supposed to act as resonators to silence the air going in through the intake which I feel is totally useless. It's not like the air is going to be going at 200mph through the intake!! I want to keep the stock air box but I haven't seen any intakes that will allow me to do that. That being said, I was thinking of running aluminum piping with silicone couplers all the way back to the throttle body. Any thoughts on that?