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Airaid Race Cold Air Intake (11-14 GT)

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Features, Videos & Details

  • Improves Horsepower and Fuel Efficiency
  • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
  • Filters are Washable and Reusable
  • Fits 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Review & Installation Video

Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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 AmericanMuscle.com

Increase Horsepower and Torque. Airaid Race Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your engine maximum air flow, which translates into more horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency. Airaid Race intakes are dyno tested and tuned for maximum performance and efficiency.

Superior Filtration. This cold air intake not only improves horsepower, but it also 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 down to 2 microns in size that ordinary cotton-gauze “performance” filters just can’t capture. And best of all Airaid Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Application. This Airaid Race Cold Air Intake kit is specifically designed for use on the 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs equipped with the coyote 5.0L 4 valve V8 engine. A computer re-tune is required for operation.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (1) Reducer
  • (2) Silicone Couplers
  • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
  • Clamps & All Needed Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacturer: Airaid Computer Tune Required: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Airaid Race cold air intake

Awsome product with the bame tune better throttle response and feels quicker. Going to be adding a throttle body which should make things even more better. overal great product and quality. easy to assemble ...

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5/5
A little extra boost

This is a good power adder without breaking the bank and having noticeable gains. With the CAI and tune (performance tune preferred for daily driving) the extra power and torque makes sure you are securely ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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What is the difference between the Airaid Race CAI and the regular Airaid CAI? This one says race CAI. Item # 52104 does not. I'm not seeing a difference in the two other...

Ironj19

  • This Airaid Race CAI requires a tune when installing while the standard Airaid CAI has the Modular Venturi Tube inserted and does not require a tune upon install. However, you can always remove the Venturi tube and then tune the intake for optimum performance. Hope this helps to answer your question!

    LisaS

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Does the race tune that comes with the bama x4 tuner work or does it have to be a different tune?

Void

  • I have the SCT tuner and it has the check box for the Air Raid. Your Bama should have one as well.

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.428571 4.4
  • Fit 4.642857 4.6



  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    Airaid Race cold air intake

    Awsome product with the bame tune better throttle response and feels quicker. Going to be adding a throttle body which should make things even more better. overal great product and quality. easy to assemble and install

    bigdaddy

    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 07, 2014

    A little extra boost

    This is a good power adder without breaking the bank and having noticeable gains. With the CAI and tune (performance tune preferred for daily driving) the extra power and torque makes sure you are securely planted in your seat.

    nev07gt

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Tampa, FL, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 16, 2014

    Must Have

    The throttle response is awesome. With a Bama custom tune, you can really feel the difference. I had the tuner, then added the intake and a new custom tune. A+++++

    Rob1972

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Mount Airy, NC, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 02, 2013

    Great fit.

    Install went great. The car has a nice sound now. The seat of the pants feel was significant. I did however notice the intake air temp goes up quick when idling. But Cools down quick at speed. Not sure how great it will be for cool air for starts while at the drag strip. But overall the product is great.

    Jm138

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Riverside,ca

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 20, 2013

    Definitely worth the money

    At first i just bought the Bama tuner and figured the stock airbox would be good enough since i had read some pretty nasty reviews on how water was getting into the filters with the 2013 mustang gt's (there is a weather strip that comes with it that helps). I have not had this problem yet and i've ran into some pretty nasty rainstorms.I also gained around 1.5 mpg with this intake. I am very happy with it, and in my opinion a must have. Definitely worth the money.

    tvance

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Virginia, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 08, 2013

    Makes More Power

    I paired this CAI with a BBK 90mm throttle body and Bama tune on a stock '13 GT. I don't know if it's the throttle body or CAI, but right away I noticed a HUGE difference in throttle response and you can definitely FEEL the difference in power over 4000 RPMS. I've also gained about 1.5 MPG since I installed these. The only problem I had during install was getting the rubber grommets to fit into the openings. I ended-up cutting a small chunk off of one of them to get it in the hole. Of course, American Muscle got this to my doorstep in record time. Some people have noted a more aggresive sound, but I really didn't notice. I do sometimes hear the air sucking into the CAI at low RPMs, but it's barely noticable. Good product!

    MikeP

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Hampstead, MD

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 22, 2013

    Great Upgrade!

    The Airaid CAI was an excellent upgrade to my 2012 mustang GT. The fit was pretty snug so just take your time and make sure that everything sits right. You can definitely fill the difference this makes with the BAMA perfromance tune! This is a great investment! You will not be dissappointed!

    Samson66

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Irving, TX, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2013

    quality

    Easy install. good quality product. Day and night difference with bama tune. Overall very satisfied!

    George22

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Janesville, WI, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2013

    GREAT PRODUCT

    This product was simple to install with the instructions provided. I was amazed at the difference in my cars performance with this cold air kit.

    GMKILLER

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Marion, NC 28752, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 21, 2013

    great product

    great product easily installed, looks outstanding only took 30 minutes to install!!

    fordmaniac

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 15, 2013

    Excellent add on advice.

    I bought this CAI to replace stock equipment. Product fit and quality were excellent. Product even came with a recommendation for a pre-filter which initially I was concerned about because of water entering engine compartment thru hood vents. I'm very happy with this CAI.

    P51A

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 21, 2013

    worth it

    I bought as a combo with tunes and am very happy with power increase. Install was easy, and everything was nice and tight. Option to remove sound tube is nice; mine sounds good left on. An extra filter would be handy.

    chub

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Nebraska, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 09, 2013

    Best intake I've come across so far!!

    Such an easy install. Best intake I've ever had to date. Noticeable power increase with the Bama tune. Definatly worth it.

    UltimatePerformance

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Long Island, New York, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 14, 2015

    Works well except in the rain!

    I installed this on my 14 Gt. the instructions were pretty straight forward,easy install. I used it for a couple of days with out problems, great sound! One morning after a rain storm went to use the car, started but kept stalling and when it did run very rough. I checked the system and found the filter soaked and standing water inside. Dryed it out and it ran perfectly. Apparently this isnt a new issue. You would think for the money they would provide a solution.....Not Impressed with Airaid...

    Moostng

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Moosehead Lake Me

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 19, 2014

    Great Horse Power gain

    The install took about a hour. Combined with the Bama 93 octane Tune I would say this is a great setup. You can feel the power at about 3000 rpm. The only con is that big yellow airaid decal on the intake tube. Hey Airaid how about making a impress of airaid into the air intake tube?

    jla2837

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Savannah, GA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 04, 2013

    The intake was very easy to install

    Easy installation , fit like a glove, I deleted the intake noise that's piped into cabin department and couldn't believe how much quitter it made the cabin area. this with the tune really made a power difference in the car especially in second gear power and torque

    Istang

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Altamont Il.

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 16, 2013

    Airaid and bama tuner

    The power was way more than expected I would recommend this to anyone the auto transmission shifts way better and acceleration was greatly improved only took 30 minutes to install and the airaid fitment and quality was the best I've seen yet thanks guys at American muscle for the great customer service and great products! A+

    Jscott

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Caledonia ms

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 25, 2013

    Airaid and Bama

    Love the feel and the difference that this setup gave me. All it did was make me want to see what else is hidden in my car and I am looking at exhaust now.

    Confused

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Oklahoma City, OK, USA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 21, 2013

    absolutely love the sound!

    now my 5.0 finally sounds like a monster when i step on the gas! installation was straight forward and rather easy thanks to the instructions provided by Airaid. quality seems ok. the only reason i gave fitment a 4 is because i have a boss intake manifold and the coupler almost didnt make it to the throttle body. installed this along with the boss manifold, bbk 85mm throttle body and bama tune...awesome!

    Andres32

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Ventura, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 30, 2015

    Just the with the factory air box is better.

    I finally decided to buy this after along time of debate. I researched CAI and this one seemed to be a great choice. What I didn't know is... Since I already had some upgrades plus a tune, I would see virtually no gains from the cold air. Even lost a 10th in the 1/8th. I have lost fuel mileage. I thought it was just me being paranoid but I started really driving lightly to try and get good mileage. My avg with very easy HWY driving is 1.6 mpg less with the performance tune And the airaid. The car has a slight hesitation and it has that dead spot that feels like an old 4 barrel car that is incorrectly dialed in. The product itself seems like great quality. Minus the bolt hole that aligns to the fender firewall. The hole is bigger than the factory bolt and the hole is slightly out of alignment. I ask some guys at the drag strip and most of them running tunes use the factory box unless they had a super charger. I'm am just very disappointed in the Airaid. I could've put that cash into my suspension.

    ArmyRetired

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT SC

    Helpful (0) (1)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Even with other mods already done to your Mustang, you should definitely picked up some nice gains with this installation. I would highly recommend giving our Bama team a call at your earliest convenience. They will be able to make any necessary adjustments to your tune files after going over exactly what is happening.

      Lisa , Customer Care

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