Definitely interested in updates. I suppose that from my perspective a 3.5" intake is plenty, as well as top air flow characteristics, but also keeping it cool. I have the AEM right now and have been very happy with it, but I intend on moving up to a medium size turbo - with 3" inlet, as so many are turning into. I am just about done waiting for the EFR, although it burns me that they are supposed to be really good
Anyway, I am probably anal about it, but I want to have as cool an intake temp as possible without taking up the entire engine bay. Maybe during this update the intake heat shield will also be updated?
My ideal intake would be a "unit" that takes care of the 3.5" intake, MAF and reorients the BOV (I have the synchronic dv) to move it closer to the front, and provides piping to the licp. I know that ETS has/had something like this, but I could never get a straight answer on exact fitment with the standard or custom licp.
In my world I could imagine a world where we have polished stainless steel pipes from the stock (or custom if need be) licp to the reoriented bov, and then again to the intake - which is kept cool by an efficient "nice" looking heat shield. Also all clamps would be t clamps, and black couplers (boring I know.)
I know that MAP has to make their parts to be affordable and for as wide an audience as possible since so many of us have so many combinations of turbos, bovs, and licps, but I though that I would list my ideal layout.