Okay, now that I have my new engine and my new open air filter and 5" K&N, I have a question... I am running a competition in a few weeks that includes a deep mud run. I am confident I will be sloshing a lot of water up and into the engine compartment either by the tires, the fan, or something. What would be the most COST-EFFECTIVE way to protect my carb and air cleaner? It will not be submerged, so I don't need a snorkel. Are the K&N pre-filters really worth it? What about some sort of "shield" on the front and sides of the filter that attach to the air cleaner somehow? Thoughts, please? Brian Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!