OK guys, I am going to do the free air box mod of removing the snorkel but I am debating cutting out the punch outs on the right side of the box as shown in Dirt Rider a few months ago. I really do not want to add the screening to the side because it seems the box has the cover plate and that may be enough protection from mud splash. Also it seems that if I end up in deep water it will increase the probability of flooding the bike with the large holes on the side. So, if anyone can tell me if this mod is worth doing, what you did, and if there have been positive or negative effects from doing it. Thanks a bunch.