Well doesnt it also protect from water for CAI
's? Cause mine is falling off now too and I'm hesitant to take it off...
Are you suuuureee??
Yes, your Intake
has to be submerged in water in order for it to hydrolock.
If anything, it would just make the filter dirtier faster.
The underpanel also serves to protect the oil pan from damage. I have my passenger side off, so now the belt is exposed to the elements, but I have yet to have a problem.