If you want to see a diffrence ditch that filter, honestly there is little diffrence in intake systems its all the same (some have ports for the MAF and some dont, thats the only diffrences) its the filters that matter SO what I was saying is get a GOOD FILTER and put it on there.
I was not bitching but dont be an ass by rejecting my advice when you asked!
Oh and to answer the question, it will most likly fall apart if you remove the outer housing.
If I came off as being an ass I apoligise, its been a long day and that was my response.
I know Advanced Auto (if you have one localy) sells the new AEM dry flow filter. Its perfect for SRI systems.