Unfortunately the dipstick is right in the way of where any CAI will want to go. The good news is, like other members have stated. It is a very simple adjustment. The dip stick tube is fastened by a bracket and bolt. So when you are pushing on it to make the adjustment, you aren't putting stress on the tranny or it's connection to the tranny, the tube bends at the bracket. It's really a non-issue if you ask anyone who has done it. Feel free to call on Monday if you have any questions
When you install the CAI, it is important to keep everything loose, attach the rubber mount to the CAI first. Then rotate the pipe so the rubber mount aligns with the hole in the battery tray. Tighten nuts and washers on both sides. Then grab the CAI pipe and rotate it into place so it clears the metal loop and the frame. Then once it is aligned 100%, tighten down the clamps on the Throttle body. If done correctly, that pipe should be in there so well, you could probably jack the car up on it... LOL.
In regards to the filter hitting the splash guard. Our intake is the only one that uses huge 3" piping. This piping aids in power production and looks nice and chunky under the hood. The tradeoff is that it is a tight fit.
If anyone has any questions during or after the install. We are only a phone call away!