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Airaid Cold Air Intake - Synthaflow Oiled Filter (11-14 GT)

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  • Increases of Up to 11 RWHP & 11 RWTQ
  • Improves Fuel Efficiency
  • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
  • Filters are Washable and Reusable
  • NO Computer Re-Tune Required w/ Modular Venturi Tube Installed
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L Mustang GT
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 better fuel efficiency. This Airaid CAI kit completely replaces your 2011-2014 GT Mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow Airaid filter assembly for an increase of 11 more horsepower and 11 more torque at the rear wheels.

No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the 2011-2014 GT Mustangs, the Airaid CAI does not require a computer re-tune when installed with the included "Modular Venturi Tube". The Modular Venturi Tube (MVT) can be removed for off-road use when combined with a custom tune. By utilizing state of the art computer-aided designs, Airaid Intake Systems offer unmatched fit, finish, and power!

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. Best of all, Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustangs and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer when installed with the included "Modular Venturi Tube."

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Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Premium Air filter
  • (1) Modular Venturi Tube
  • (1) Silicone Reducer
  • (1) Filter Adapter
  • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
  • (1) 25" Weather Stripping
  • Clamps & Necessary Hardware
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Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacturer: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Best bang-for-buck performance gain

Super-easy installatiom, hihh-qualioty molding and machining of components makes kit look like factory. When used with coresponding Bama tune produces increase in power that has to be experienced to be ...

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Airaid CAI for 2011 Mustang GT

Easy install and great looking especially compared to some competitors. The smooth inside really improves airflow. Combined with a tune the performance increase is "night and day" to stock!

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Hi I’m Justin with, and I’m going to be breaking down Airaid’s Cold air, and race cold air intake, fitting the 2011 and newer Mustang GT. At first glance it would appear that both of these intakes from Airaid are identical, and that’s because they pretty much are, both intakes feature the same molded high density polyethelene tube and heat shield, the same black couplers, and the same massive SynthaFlow filter, but there is one exception and that would be this removable, modular Venturi insert, that is included with the regular version of the airaid, but is not included with the race version. When installed, the insert reduces the air flow enough so that you can run this intake on your Coyote motor without the need for a performance tune, and still make more power over your stock airbox. With the insert removed however you’re letting more air into the engine and it’s at that point the performance tune becomes required. That makes the Race intake from Airaid an excellent choice for the Mustang owner that already has a tune in place, on the other hand if you’re on a budget and you’re not ready to pull the trigger on a tune just yet, the regular Airaid may be the better option. Install the intake with the included insert, then enjoy some decent gains until you’re ready for a tune. At that point remove the insert, upload your tune, and you’re instantly on your way to making more power. With our baseline runs already out of the way, we want to see just how much power we can expect when using these intakes. Of course since we’re looking for the biggest gains possible, we’re going to run the Airaid without the insert installed and pair it up with one of our custom Bama tunes. Installing the Airaid onto your car is an easy enough task for any backyard mechanic to tackle, in about an hour’s time using basic hand tools. The custom Bama tune is going to do a lot of things for our GT, including tweaking your fuel ratios, optimize our spark timing, and adjust our variable cam timing. The tune should also help our automatic here with increased shift firmness and adjustable shift points. With the Airaid installed and the tune uploaded let’s make another hit here on the Dyno and see what the results are. Our baseline run with our automatic 2011 GT gave us 336 horsepower and 302 ft/lbs of torque, with our Airaid and Bama combination we put down 362 horsepower and 336 ft/lbs of torque making for a peak gain of 33 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 36 horsepower and 60 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. So that wraps up my review of the cold air intake and race intake from Airaid, whether you already have a tune, or you’re planning on picking one up down the road, Airaid’s two options make it a whole lot easier to pick the ideal option for your setup, and as always they can both be found right here at

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will a cold air intake void my ford warranty? i still have a warranty on my 2011 mustang, will a cai void that warranty?


  • No checked with my Ford dealer and does not affect warranty


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Can I run this intake with Ford Racing Pro-Cal Tune I am currently running the FRPP Procal tune, which I really like. Can I safely run this intake (with the Venturi insert in it) with the Procal tune, does anyone know?


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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 10, 2013


    Easy to install good fit - did not notice any gain in performance -on its own


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Race 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 5/5

    April 01, 2011

    Best bang-for-buck performance gain

    Super-easy installatiom, hihh-qualioty molding and machining of components makes kit look like factory. When used with coresponding Bama tune produces increase in power that has to be experienced to be believed.

    Pete Denzer

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 01, 2011

    Airaid CAI for 2011 Mustang GT

    Easy install and great looking especially compared to some competitors. The smooth inside really improves airflow. Combined with a tune the performance increase is "night and day" to stock!

    Mike Ferrell

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 02, 2011

    Suburb Quality and Fitment

    The 2011+ GT Airaid MXP cold air intake is an ideal choice for those who are looking to add power with a simple bolt on intake system. The price is fair, the installation is simple, no doubt that it adds power, and it is a high quality product. My experience with this product has been more than satisfying since the time I placed my order to its current status installed in my car which is daily driven. I first off must start by saying that American Muscle is currently on my tops list for online shopping, the ordering process was simple, and I had my items shipped to my front door within a day with ground shipping option. They are definitely on top of their game. This intake system can be used with or without a tune. To use the intake without a tune you must have the modular venturi tube (MVT) installed. Upon inspection of the product you can see for yourself that the intake system is a high quality product. The included grommets and fittings are beautifully crafted, and everything fits well, and tight. Pretty simple installation, the hardest part was putting the grommets into the intake, the blind plug that is used for the manual transmission installation can be a bit of a squeeze, but with the help of a flat head screwdriver it will go in. Absolutely no complaints at all about fitment on the vehicle, this intake system fits better than OEM and can be removed or installed within four minutes once you know how to install it. I also must add that this intake system includes a sound tube delete kit for those who do not like the sound tube, I used this feature and love the cleaner look and quieter cabin. I currently have this intake paired with a 93 Performance tune from BAMA and I can tell you, it is totally worth it. If I hold the RPMs at 3500 in first gear, and go WOT, it will spin all the way to third on the OEM 235 Pirellis and 3.73 rear end. Driver mod and wider stickier tires may be needed after installation of the intake system. If you are having trouble choosing between C&L, JLT, Steeda, Roush, and Airaid. You are in the same boat I was. I would definitely recommend the Airaid. The price is fair, the quality is good, the fitment is superb, the engineering and design is great, the diameter of the intake tube is one of the widest of all intakes offered, you can use it with or without a tune, it fits on both the automatic and the manual versions of the mustang GT and if I recall it produced the most power out of all the intake systems offered at the time I purchased the product. Pros: -Fair Price -Adds Power -High Quality -Superb Fitment and Finish -Easy Installation Cons: -None Other Notes: -Can be used with or without an aftermarket tune -Fits both manual and automatic versions of the Mustang GT -Includes a sound tube delete kit


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 05, 2012

    Goobles UP AIR

    I got this cold air intake instead of the chrome BBK one because of negative reviews on the BBK intake on fuel and performace etc. So glad I went with Airaid for my 2012 5.0 Mustang because it sucks in so much more air then the stock box. Throttle response is definitely way better and fuel economy is better too. I haven't been able to tell exactly how much it improved though because I can never take my foot of the gas petal, but I get about 21 mpg average per tank of gas in the city but I also have a flowmaster American thunder exhaust and that helps too. If your on the fence get this cold air intake it works awesome.


    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 California

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 15, 2013

    This product is not worth the money

    Pros: It looks great once installed and sounds great with the Shelby Gt500 exhaust. Cons: If installed on a 2013 GT water will drench the filter and fill the air box. I called Airaid and they sent me a piece of metal that helped keep the filter from direct saturation from water. However it forces the water straight into the air box. If you idle a lot or drive in stop in go traffic the intake air temperature will be around 50 degrees higher than ambient temperature. I put the factory air intake back in after 1 week. That was a $ 350 mistake save your money and get an enclosed system.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Houston

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 19, 2012

    Good Product but don't buy unless you will tune

    This is a well made product and I am certain lots of folks saw gains when they added a Bama Tune. Unfortunately, I bought this thinking without a tune I would see a difference. I did not. My 2013 Mustang GT has only 2800 miles on it and I am not about to mess with my warranty and get a tune, so until then I would have to wait a couple years. If you want it for aesthetics then fine, but I would advise anyone to hold off buying it until you can get a tune. The 11 HP advertized may be true but you will never feel or see the difference. Great product otherwise...


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Chicago, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 31, 2011

    Check engine light

    This product is very simple to install- under an hour. I purchased a power combo kit w/ a SCT hand held tuner. The check engine light light comes on. I called American Muscle/ Bama tuner who are very helpful. There is an insert in the intake tube that houses the mass airflow sensor that needs to be removed if you install a power/performance tune. This was not in the installation instruction sheet! I learned this thru the phone call w/ A.M. We are still working on tuning my ride so that the check engine light quits coming on.Thumbs up on for Airaid Cold Air Intake. But so far the SCT tuner sucks because Check engine warning light keeps coming on.

    Joseph Herrera

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 17, 2014


    Overall the product is very good just not what I was hoping for I guess. Installation was fairly straightforward and it went in for me in about 1-1/2 hours from end to end. The instructions were good with just a few areas that we're missed or weren't quite detailed enough but all in all the fit is perfect and the sound and boost in HP is quite impressive for just a bolt-on mod. What I'm not happy about is the "add-on" shield that is required for hoods with heat extractors. While it does the job to keep water from hitting the filter it looks like an afterthought and covers the "cool factor" and in the end up makes it look not much different than the stock box. Also, the claim it will improve fuel economy is overstated. I've seen a drop of 1-1/2 to 2 MPG since installing. Lastly, it should be better marked that it isn't C.A.R.B. approved or that it could void your warranty. I know that is my fault for not checking but it could've been marked more clearly. Luckily I called my dealer and it won't void the warranty but I will have to hold onto my old intake and swap it back every time I need to do a smog check.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 San Diego, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 03, 2012


    Installed the unit on my '12 GT with 3:73 gear and I couldn't be more pleased with this product .After the usual studying as we all do, I picked this unit for the aggressive appearance and performance reported by the other buyers. 30 minute installation was a breeze! Buttoned it up and went for a test drive and the first thing noticable was the angry howling starting at 3500 rpm...sweet music! Before the install, running thru the gears, the car did it's normal massive tire spins then hooked up. After installling the Airaid piece, the car breaks loose again (first & second) around 4500 rpm. Awesome torque increase and response. BUY THIS!!


    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Houston

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