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Airaid Cold Air Intake - Synthaflow Oiled Filter (11-14 V6)

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  • Gain up to 13 HP & 15 lb-ft torque
  • More miles per gallon
  • Washable, re-usable filter
  • Better engine performance
  • CARB E.O. # D-609-15
  • Fits 2011-2014 Mustang V6
  • NO Computer re-tune required
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 V6 Mustangs restrictive stock factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow Airaid filter assembly for an increase of 13 more horsepower and 15 more lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.

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 Airaid's Premium Filters are washable and re-usable, saving you money.

CARB Certified. Best of all this, Airaid Cold Air Intake is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-15.

No Tune Required. This Airaid Intake is designed to improve your V6 powered Pony's performance without requiring computer reprogramming. Adding power just doesn't get any easier or more affordable.

Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs with the 3.7L V6 engine. No tune is required.

Technical Notes. Will not fit with throttle body spacers.

Mustang Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) Airaid Premium Filter
  • (1) Airaid Intake Tube
  • (1) Cold Air Box
  • (1) Silicone Hump Hose
  • (1) 25" Weather Strip
  • (1) Hardware & instructions packet
  • (2) 1/4-20 button head bolt
  • (2) 1/4" flat washer
  • (2) 8-32 x 1/2" button head bolt
  • (1) #48 hose clamp
  • (1) #64 hose clamp
  • (1) 5/8" aluminum fitting
  • (1) 5/8" grommet
  • (1) 1/4" NPT plug
  • (1) 1/4" NPT barbed fitting
  • (1) #20 Torx driver
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacturer: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Overall Rating 4.8/5
Excellent Intake!

After a lot of research I decided to with the Airaid, and it is worth every penny in performance gains, but more importantly it is worth the money for the sound that is unleashed with this intake. I would

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Top Notch CAI!!

This Airaid CAI is one of my favorite mods that I have done to my 2012 Mustang V6, let me tell you why. 1. The fit of this CAI is superb, it looks and feels like it should have been in the engine bay

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Perf. Package Does it fit the V6 w/ performance package?

AndrewJScott Year: 2011 Model: V6

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  • Yes, but you have to trim the foam engine cover on the Performance Package V6 (at least on the 2012) at the breather tube where it attaches to the intake hose. I used a new Xacto blade and went really slow. It took five minutes. Be patient.

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    ThunderNYC Year: 2012 Model: V6

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I purchased the Bama tuner and installed the 87 street tune before I got the Airaid CAI. Do I need new tunes now that I have installed the CAI?

Ponyrider Year: 2011 Model: V6

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  • If you want the best performance for your Mustang, yes I strongly suggest you get a different tune to make most of the extra available air. They are free anyways.

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    Catch22COP Year: 2012 Model: GT

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Will a CAI and tune void my factory warranty? will there be a problem with my warranty if I put a CAI and tune to my mustang v6 2012?

Rix14 Year: 2012 Model: V6

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  • With 2010-down Mustangs, the dealer can't tell that the PCM was flashed once you go back to stock. With a 2011+ Mustang, they can. Regardless, this shouldn't matter, because AM & Bama would never recommend trying to trick the dealer. If you're honest with them, it will go a long way! Call around to some local dealers and speak to the Service Managers about the mods you have planned and what they recommend doing. Having mods won't stop your car from being accepted for warranty work that isn't affected directly by the mods. If you have a dash rattle, or a squeaky control arm, they can't deny it because you have a cold air intake and tune. A mod can only void the warranty if the root cause of the failure/issue is proven to be directly caused by the mod. This is all detailed even further here: The only reason you should put the car back to stock before bringing it back to the dealer is to avoid having them write over your custom tune, leaving the programmer locked. Hope this helps!

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    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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  • 5 Stars .82 82%
  • 4 Stars .16 16%
  • 3 Stars .02 2%
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100+ Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain: 4.417763 4.4/5
  • Fit: 4.452459 4.5/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.652318 4.7/5
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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 27, 2012

    Excellent Intake!

    After a lot of research I decided to with the Airaid, and it is worth every penny in performance gains, but more importantly it is worth the money for the sound that is unleashed with this intake. I would have bought it just for the sound of the intake itself. The car actually sounds similar to the GT from inside the cab with the roar this intake produces. The instillation was a breeze, and only took 25 minutes to install by myself. I've read reviews that said you could use a second pair of hands to install the intake, but that is simply not the case. My instillation time includes removing the stock intake. The best tip I can give when installing any intake, is leave all couplings and bolts loose and when everything is in place tighten everything up. I also placed the rubber boot for the throttle body in front of a heater to loosen it up a bit before trying to install it on the car, which helped get the boot over the throttle body because the boot was softer. I did not tune the car after instillation and if I keep my foot out of it, which is even harder now, I routinely achieve 33-35 MPG at 65mph. This is up from the 32-33 MPG at the same speed before the CAI. I sell Fords for a living and I recommend American Muscle and the Airaid CAI as well as the other modifications I have installed from American Muscle to every customer who purchases a Ford Mustang! I have actually taken customers out in my 2012 Performance Package V6 Mustang just to show off the intake. Its just one of the ways I can pay American Muscle back for the excellent customer service and fast shipping they have provided on both purchases. There will be many more modifications to come! Thank you American Muscle!!


    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Murfreesboro, TN

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 27, 2012

    Top Notch CAI!!

    This Airaid CAI is one of my favorite mods that I have done to my 2012 Mustang V6, let me tell you why. 1. The fit of this CAI is superb, it looks and feels like it should have been in the engine bay straight from Ford's factory. 2. The materials used are top notch - doesn't feel cheap, its made from solid materials. 3. Installation took less than 1hr to complete with basic hand-tools and was very simple (If you are not mechanically inclined you need not worry. As the provided instructions pretty much lay everything out for you plain as day). 4. I have a manual transmission and personally second to fourth gear is where you really can hear this CAI growl. Although you will see an overall volume increase across the board. Also my throttle response seems better after switching to this CAI~I've owned this product for 5 months now and I have no complaints. If you are looking at getting a CAI for the 2011+ Mustang V6, look no further this Airaid CAI rocks!! Also no tune required which is nice for those of you not wanting to risk voiding the warranty of the vehicle. If that's a concern...


    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Tucson, AZ

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    November 18, 2011


    Improved throttle response, noticable power gain and a very nice growl when accelerating. It's quiet under normal driving, which is what I wanted but has a nice throaty roar between 2500 and 5000 revs. Can't say if gas mileage has improved but then again if that was a concern I would have bought a Fiesta!


    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Murrieta, Southeren California.

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    July 17, 2013

    Great sound, Noticeable acceleration increase

    The sound this CAI makes under medium acceleration is absolutely fantastic, you won't be disappointed. It's a low growl and sounds exactly how a muscle car should. Flooring it is also a much better experience; the CAI screams and is backed up by the acceleration increase. Definitely a head turner. Also I wanted to give a shout out to AIRAIDS customer service, I accidentally ripped the 5/8 grommet, gave them a call and they immediately shipped me a new one, no questions asked. (be careful, make sure it's fully seated on the inside).

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    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 San Antonio, TX, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    August 06, 2012

    CAI a must upgrade for your Mustang!

    Read many reviews on CAI and finally decided to get one for my Mustang. Easy install with the exception that its a tight fit and that is what made the install about 45 mins, if not probably 20 min to install. You can feel the improvement in horsepower and torque produced by the cold air. In terms of GPM improvement I have not seen any, but of course this due to the fact that I can avoid putting the pedal to the metal. For any Mustang owner this Air Aid CIA is a must. Highly recommended.

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    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Springfield MA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    June 06, 2011

    Airaid cai

    Excellent fit and finish, about an hour to install. Looks great, sounds even better, and performance did increase. Running bama tune with it. Went on a 300 mile trip 70mph, with air on, and 100 dgerees out---31.7mpg--not bad!


    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 30, 2011

    Airaid CAI

    This is a great intake. The engine really roars when you put the pedal down. Also, you can really feel the extra power this CAI adds. This took only about 45 minutes to install the CAI. It wouldn't of taken that long but the CA tube is such a tignt fit, it was hard the get the hose on the throttle body. I only bought K&N CAI's for my last 2 mustangs, but i couldn't wait any longer for them to make one. I am deffinatly a fan of Airaid now.

    Michael Rinaldi

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    June 08, 2011

    Airaid Beast

    This intake is awesome! The install was really easy, you really have to take your time and make sure you install the throttle coupler first into the throttle body then the intake tube because it's a damn tight fit. And you're going to need a hex wrench to tighten the Airaid supplied screws to tighten the MAF sensor. The torx screwdriver ONLY removes the factory screws holding the MAF sensor. Other than that I couldn't be any happier with this CAI, thank you AM for this great product. When you combine this with the BAMA race or performance tune it transforms your V6 like no other! My stang pulls hard at 3000 rpm to, YOU WON'T REGRET this purchase trust me.

    Steve Tanaleon

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    August 03, 2011

    Quiet, Yet Loud as He**

    This product is extremely well made, it fits perfectly in the engine compartment, it is easiest with 2 people (4 hands). Its not impossible but its a tight squeeze. Simple install, great instructions. For me, the install took about an hour by myself. This intake is quiet when driving at cruising speed. Push the pedal down and you get rewarded with a growl and power. Turning heads left and right with this Cold Air Intake installed. Like other people, note you will need additional tools to put this together but if you are handy you will have most of the tools you need on hand.


    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 11, 2013

    Give your pony a snarl

    So for a quick background, this is my second Mustang. My first was an '09 manual GT. Then I committed two unpardonable sins: I traded it in for a *gasp* automatic *double gasp* V6. Don't judge me. We all love Mustangs, right? My GT was completely stock under the hood, though I had always fiddled with the idea of installing a CAI. After doing a little homework, I decided to make this my first mod on my new car. In fact I bought the intake before I even bought the car. I'll base the review based on the star form for the review: Performance Gain: I have no intention of doing any dyno testing to confirm/deny my statements. My first post-installation test drive felt different, but I thought it was just placebo and the sudden on-set of lead-foot syndrome in my right foot. Over the past few days, it still feels like the car has a little more pull and response. Nothing to freak out over, but I didn't expect a huge change anyway Fit: This has been stated in virtually every review written, but there's a reason: it's true. This thing is a little ***** to install. I'm not tech savvy by any stretch of the imagination; plugging in my computer is a moral victory for me. That said, installation is extremely easy conceptually, but very frustrating in it's execution. Everything is extremely snug which is a good thing for the final product, but not so good when trying to get it in. You will shed many tears and supplications, but when you finally get the thing in there you'll feel like a unicorn farting a rainbow. Bang for Your Buck: I instantly fell in love with my new V6, but there was one thing I really missed, and that was the rumble of a V8. Now I can't say I really miss that anymore as this thing now roars in a manner that would intimidate my old (stock) V8. The purists will scoff at that, but I'm happy with the result so sue me...actually don't, please. There's just something very satisfying about pressing the accelerator and literally feeling the roar the engine. Makes me harken back to my V8 days. I didn't think the cute little V6 had it in her. All in all, if your expectations are realistic (i.e. this thing won't turn your car into a GT500) and you want to make a change without spending big money, it's a worthwhile purchase.


    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Douglasville, GA, USA

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