you dont need the air intake tube that is connected to the radiator. Just take it off. It serves no purpose now.

I just took mine off. I have a k&n filter in my box. Not a cone filter, just a square one.

97 sportage, mostly stock apart from king springs front and rear, monroe shocks, k&n filter, pioneer mp3 cd, rampage 2x 10"subs and rampage amp.