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Airaid Cold Air Intake - Synaflow Oiled Filter (05-09 V6)

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  • MPN# 450-177

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  • Improves Horsepower and Fuel Efficiency
  • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
  • Filters are Washable and Reusable
  • NO Computer Re-Tune Required
  • CARB EO# D-609-5
  • Fits 2005-2009 V6 Mustangs
Increase horsepower and torque. Airaid Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your engine maximum air flow, which translates to more horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency. Airaid intakes are dyno tested and tuned for maximum performance and efficiency.

Superior Filtration. Each cold air intake provides superior air filtration, since it includes an Airaid Premium Filter with SynthaFlow® technology. SynthaFlow® is a synthetic nano-fiber material that traps the smallest dirt particles that ordinary cotton-gauze “performance” filters just can’t capture. Airaid Premium Filters, with SynthaFlow® can capture particulates down to 2 microns in size. And best of all Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

CARB Certified. Best of all this Airaid Mustang FIPK Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-5.

Application. This Airaid kit is designed to fit the 2005-2009 4.0 V6 Mustang with no computer retune required. By utilizing state of the art computer-aided designs, Airaid Intake Systems offer unmatched fit, finish, and power!

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Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (3) Three Large Bolts
  • (2) Two Small Bolts
  • (5) Five Washers
  • (4) Four Hose Clamps
  • (1) One Hex Bolt
  • (1) One Nylock Nut
  • (1) One Grommeet
  • (1) One Tall Grommet
  • (1) One Aluminum Sleeve
  • (1) One Torx Bit
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Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2005-2009 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacture: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

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outstanding cold air kit

I installed the Airaid Cold Air kit in 90 minutes. My 2006 mustang runs better, 15 hp increase, 3 more per gallon I recommed it

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I was blown away when I got the package. Didn't expect it to be packaged so well. All the parts were there and install was a piece of cake. I combined this kit wit a trottle body spacer and I can definatly ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

Hi, I’m Mike Wilson with, and this is the Airaid cold air intake kit 2005-2009 Mustang V6. We’re going to show you what kind of horse power and torque numbers to expect when you combine this with a Bama performance 93 Octane race tune. But first, we’re going to do a stock dyno run so we have some baseline horse power and torque numbers to work on. Stock, our 2005 V6 automatic put down 172 horse power and 196 ft/lbs of torque. The Aidraid cold air intake kit replaces the factory restrictive airbox, with a one piece plastic intake tube, that incorporates the mass air housing. It also connects to a high flow airbox with a reusable air filter, which will increase horse power, torque, acceleration, and give you a throaty engine sound. Now we’re going to install this cold air intake, which should take less than an hour, and can be done with simple hand tools you have at home. Along with the cold air intake, we also installed one of our 93 octane Bama race tunes. A custom tune from Bama performance adjusts engine parameters to maximize your performance, through optimized air/fuel ratio, spark advance, enhanced throttle response, and for automatics, increased shift firmness, and adjustable shift points. Now let’s make another dyno run, see what kind of horse power and torque we can get. With the Airaid cold air intake and a Bama performance tune, our car put down 193 horse power and 222 ft/lbs of torque. We’re gaining as much as 26 horse power and 36 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. In under an hours time using simple hand tools we installed the Airaid cold air intake and a Bama performance tune, and gained as much as 26 horse power and 36 ft/lbs of torque.

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Would I see a larger increase in power with this CAI paired with a tune later on, or will the output remain the same? Or should I just hold off and buy a CAI that requires a tuner?


  • Any time you boost the amount of air into a motor, you are very likely to see an increase in power. Thing is, with the newer Mustangs, Ford has already tuned the cars greatly from the factory. Many times owners, who add things like this, experience a power loss because the car is not retuned after installing. After installing any performance item to your newer Mustang, you should retune to get the ultimate power gain. It's a new world out there! Where 79-04 you could add a CAI and experience an instant gain, you now have to retune before experiencing the same boost. That being said, this is a very good item and will help the car breath better, but get the tune also.


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what gas mileage improvement has anyone experienced for a 2006 V6 Automatic installation? i am thinking of buying the Airraid CAI, and at this point do not want to pay hundreds for a tune. I have a dual exhaust on my 2006 V6 automatic and was wondering if anyone can tell me of their horsepower gains and fuel efficiency gains if any? thank you!


  • i've had a noticeable gain in hp, but i used a custom tuner. no real difference in mpg on my 2006 v6 with a true dual exhaust


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I noticed some drops of water on the intake plastic shield??? I have heard of hydrolock from CAI systems. I checked the car after a lot of heavy rain and noticed some drops of water inside the intake plastic housing. I always try to avoid deep water when driving but am I in any danger of damaging the car? I found a product by Injen that they call a hydroshield that is a waterproof "bag" that goes over the cone but still allows full airflow. I just wanted to know if I should be worried about the small amount of water there? How much water does it take before it can be sucked into the intake system?


  • It would take much more water to hydrolock, what people are referring to is cold air intakes that hang near the bottom of the vehicle and can suck up large amounts of water from driving through puddles and large amounts of standing water. Even the stock intake is prone to small amounts of water.


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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    March 02, 2010


    I was blown away when I got the package. Didn't expect it to be packaged so well. All the parts were there and install was a piece of cake. I combined this kit wit a trottle body spacer and I can definatly tell the difference in power. I would recomend this to everybody!


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  • 5/5

    July 22, 2009

    outstanding cold air kit

    I installed the Airaid Cold Air kit in 90 minutes. My 2006 mustang runs better, 15 hp increase, 3 more per gallon I recommed it

    Richard W. Smith

    Year: 2006

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  • 5/5

    February 24, 2010


    I put this on my 2007 v6 and it was amazing in the difference. The CAI kept the HP up through 4th and would make it get up and go a lot faster. Awesome buy for cheap.


    Year: 2007 Model: V6

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  • 4/5

    December 02, 2009

    borrowed from friend

    a friend allowed me to put this in my car and i gave her the stock box. I have had it for a week now and I like it. sounds nice, gives it some more push on the car. The noise it makes also lets you know its working. a huge SWISH sound once you accelerate. a good buy. I don't think she is getting it back.


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  • 5/5

    November 30, 2009


    purchased this intake with a bbk 70mm throttle body and steeda TB spacer a week later had true dual exhaust. I recently took a trip that was about 700 miles one way and I drove my Mustang and well I only had to stop once to fill up. Doing the math while on the road I was getting about 35-37 Miles to the gallon and to be honest my biggest item to than would have to be the intake, the amount of air flow my car gets is amazing, and the power wow that all I really have to say.


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  • 5/5

    May 04, 2009

    Really Good Product

    Sounds Really good on my 2009 V6, Im very pleased, Gas Milage has increased about 2mpg and throttle response and HP have increased also. Would Recommend it.


    Year: 2009 Model: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 22, 2012

    Pony expansion

    Well, I was nervous about the intsallation. My first time replacing factory parts on a newer car. Installation was pretty much straight forward. There are a couple of times when the replacement parts were a extremely tight fit. Read the instruction twice before making the chance. The only concern after completing is the fit between the air box and the cooler assembly near the driver side head light. I believe this assembly is the power steering cooler, its very tight. The car sounds alot meaner, seem like I got a small boost in power! Well next upgrade is the dual exhaust...


    Year: 2005 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Exeter, New Hampshire

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  • 5/5

    February 04, 2011

    Airaid MUST GET!

    Just installed the CAI with no problems at all. The process took about 30-40 minutes at most. I bought this CAI because I didnt want the tuner yet and i feel that the Airaid system is the best in the market that doesnt require a tune. I love the deeper sound it gives my car and would recommed it to anyone with a V6!

    Ty T.

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    July 06, 2010


    Great product, worth every penny. Can't say much about improved mpg because I have a heavy right foot. its a must buy for mustangs


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 23, 2012

    Increased Horsepower and Torque!

    This is a great CAI if you are looking to upgrade from your stock cold air intake! It will not give you as much of a power gain as one that requires a tune, but it will wake up your car a lot and it looks great under the hood. Installation was not difficult as it reused the factory MAF sensor and the nuts and bolts that were on the stock CAI.


    Year: 2007 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Middleport, NY

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