I'd be afraid of how much air flow that blocks. You are already asking a fairly small hole to feed a pretty big CAC, which is fine because the CAC really only flows about 50% of its area, but if you cut that hole size in half then I could see it causing issues.The solution for me will be adding something such as this to help protect it: https://www.amazon.com/APS-F66789H-...locphy=9031807&hvtargid=pla-491997800614&th=1
Though haven't decided on the actual one I'm getting yet.
I was honestly just thinking about floating a heavy screen out in front of the oil cooler an inch or two. Just to catch debris.