That gives me an idea: the Volant PowerCore filters come in a variety of shapes/sizes/offsets and are intentionally usable on a number of systems NOT made by Volant.Six of one and half a dozen of the other. One CAI is the same as the other, the only difference in my opinion is some now come with an oil less filter, that for me would be the only reason I would swap.
To all who responded, thanks for reinforcing what I was already feeling. I'm going to stick with what I have, investigate an upgrade to an oil-less PowerCore filter (per above), and put the rest of the cash (that this approach will save) toward electrical upgrades that must precede my winch project.
P.S. The custom tune's already budgeted for...