lol! ill keep all that in mind and thanks for the comments guys... but im not a rookie at this... i am to the svt though
I ran a trd cai in my M-xrs for about 7 years no problems at all, the filter was about 5'' from the ground and all those 7 years where in puertorican weather (rains every afternoon)
and my turbo genesis had an aem CAI which was about 7'' from the ground, i later switched to a sri because it was better for the turbo
I did find times where i had to accelerate the car, shut off the engine, cross the puddle while running the turn the car back on on the other side, yup stupid but it worked.
my bro ran an aem bypass in his focus and never really had any problems, its made of hard plastic so it hardens and snaps/breaks after a few months because of the engines heat and movement so i know about that.
thanks for the comments and suggestion, lets see how this goes.