Intake part II:
Tonight I picked up a couple of parts and updated the intake a little. The assembly now consists of the FSWERKS heatshield, a K&N filter, and a K&N prefilter.
The reason for the filter swap was due to availability of the oils for the two filters; I can easily get (and have) K&N re-oiling supplies whereas I didn't know if I could get the specific supplies for FSWERKS' filter. Plus I have experience with this brand and like their products.
The prefilter had to go on for winter as the intake's location puts the filter in the path of dirt and water being sprayed on the front of the car.
I have no actual complaints with the original filter though, just to be clear. This is more about personal preference and making maintenance easier for myself.