Yeah i have the AEM short ram intake and that one isn't low enough to catch too much water. I really don't think that there is a noticable difference between CAI's ... maybe i am wrong... but i doubt it.... Now maybe a filter that may make a difference. I have a K&N and that is great! i wouldn't suggest one of the intakes that sucks in air real low on a daily driver because it sucks up water.
What is that snorkle hole thing? I have a Zetech engine(2000 zx3) but the snorkle is in a different place. Is that a feature on newer models cause I have a cai and want to get one, but I want to know if I need to spend that extra 5 bucks for the snorkle hole.