April 5, 2004I don't know how easy it is to cut the hood seal. I'm almost certain I saw something on DIY that showed how to do this. In that case the person who did it also put a cut piece of tubing over the exposed metal that resulted from removing the rubber seal (6-8 inches).
I chose not to do this because I live in New Mexico and we typically have some seriously windy and dusty days, particularly in the spring. If I could replace that piece in some way with breathable foam that also looked like it belong and wasn't jury-rigged I might think about it.
I'd like to hear from other Airaid owners to see what they think...maybe some who have cut this piece out.