We told you this thing is clean. Here's the completed installation on an '03 Cobra. The tube presents no hood-clearance issues, however, it cannot be used with strut-tower braces of any sort. JLT offers the 12-inch Next Generation High-Boost Cold-Air-Intake Kit in standard finish (OEM-looking, black, textured plastic) and also in a Snake's exact body color. CAI tubes go through in-depth pre-paint prep procedures to remove their texture, ensuring they'll have a smooth gloss finish when they're painted.