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BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake (11-14 GT)

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  • Add up to 37 HP and 58 TQ with Optional Tune
  • Better Throttle Response
  • Money Saving Reusable Filter
  • Black Wrinkle Coat Finish
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s blackout and chrome cold air intake systems fitting the 5.0L Coyote motor found in all 2011 and newer Mustang GTs. Starting with the BBK blackout cold air intake which as you can see gets its name for good reason, everything on this intake has been blacked out, including the lightweight aluminum intake tube and heat shield, making for a very stealthy appearance under the hood. The only thing that isn’t black, the reusable high flow intake filter and couplers, are finished off in BBK’s signature blue color. The chrome version of this intake obviously sports a bright chrome finish, and is perfect for those of you who enjoy a little more flash and bling under the hood. Just like the blacked out version, the chrome versions features a black aluminum heat shield, all the hardware necessary for install, along with the BBK signature blue high flow filter and couplers. A couple of big points with both of these intakes, for starters the blackout and chrome versions are both tune required intakes, meaning you can bolt them right up to your Coyote motor and go, without the need for an aftermarket tune, and still make more power than your factory airbox. In addition, both intakes do include an integrated MAF housing, and a bung for your interior sound tube. If you’re not familiar with what the interior sound tube is, it’s basically a bung here which connects a hose to the firewall, and pumps all that intake noise into the cabin. If you’re not a fan of this you can always use the included cap to plug it off. So that just leaves the big question, just how much power can we expect from using these intakes? Well we already got our baseline run out of the way by using our automatic 2011 GT behind me, now let’s get to work installing each one of these intakes and make a couple of runs. Installing either one of these BBK’s is a pretty straightforward task that should only take you about an hour in the driveway using basic hand tools. If you run into any problems you can always reference the manufacturer’s detailed instructions, located on this product page. So I know I said you don’t need to run a tune with these intakes from BBK, but, in the endless quest for maximum horsepower, we’re going to upload one of our custom Bama tunes to see what these intakes are really capable of on our Coyote motor. This tune’s going to do a couple of things for us, for one it’s going to optimize our spark timing, it’s going to optimize our cam timing, and it should get those air/fuel ratios right where they need to be. First we’re going to run the blackout intake from BBK, and then switch that out for the chrome version, and see what the numbers say. Our baseline run with our automatic 2011 GT gave us 336 horsepower, and 302 ft/lbs of torque. With our BBK/Bama combination, we put down 366 horsepower and 338 ft/lbs of torque, making for a peak gain of 30 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 37 horsepower and 58 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. Both of these intakes from BBK are a great option for the Mustang owner that is looking for a simple bolt on mod that will net you some decent gains without a tune and look great under the hood while doing so, and as always you can check them both out right here at

Improves Horsepower. A BBK Cold Air Intake improves the airflow path into your Mustang's engine for more power and better acceleration all while filtering out harmful power robbing dust particles. This BBK CAI kit completely replaces your 2011-2014 GT Mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow BBK filter assembly for an increase of up to 16 rear wheel horsepower.

No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the 2011-2014 GT Mustangs the BBK CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at BBK really did their homework to improve your Pony's power using the factory tune.

Reusable Filter. BBK designed their high flow cotton air filter to be reusable. So no there is no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Black Wrinkle Coat Finish. The BBK CAI not only improves your pony's horsepower and acceleration, but improves your Mustang's under hood appearance with an aggressive baked on black wrinkle powder coat finish.

Easy Installation. BBK Cold Air Intake kits are designed to install with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for an easy 1 hour installation. All parts and instructions are included.

Application. This BBK Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 5.0L V8 Mustangs and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (2) Couplers
  • (4) Clamps
  • Heat shield/Air box
  • Weather stripping
  • Installation Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Aluminium Finish: Black Wrinkle Coat Finish
Manufacturer: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Awesome CAI would'nt have gone with anything else.

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BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake GT-11

It's looking cool, hard to fit with 90mm throttle body but it fit. Removing the stock AI is not that easy and I've broke a piece will doing it. At all, the little whistle and the vehicule responsiveness ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Will the check engine light come on if I don't get a tune for it? If I just install it and run it stock without a tune, will the check engine light come on?


  • No, your check engine light will not come on with the BBK cold air intake.


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Will it fit to a 2013 Ford Mustang GT/CS?


  • The BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake (11-14 GT) will fit on your 2013 GT/CS.


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Overall Rating 4.5

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.466667 4.5
  • Fit 4.333333 4.3

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 10, 2015

    Looks good

    Pretty easy and straight forward to install. It looks good with the ford blue coil covers. I added long tubes and tune so I'm not sure how much performance gain I got


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 18, 2013

    BBK Blackout CAI

    It's worth the money, and looks great! Great throttle response out of the product, it does the job with ease. Took me about thirty minutes to install, just hand tools, and you're done in no time. I hope that other people will buy this product, I for one absolutely enjoy mine. Be very careful on instructions to this guide, they are not the simplest and well minded instructions given.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Decatur, AL, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 17, 2013

    Best Bolt-On

    This is the best bolt-on peformance part I have purchased so far. All parts fit perfectly. The performance increase is instantly noticable. My exhaust note got deeper and I noticed my low rev power has increased. Throttle response has increased. especially off the line. I chose the BBK Blackout because after looking at other CAIs the BBK gave the best HP Gains. The all black body looks especially good under the hood.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Orange, TX

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 19, 2013

    BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake GT-11

    It's looking cool, hard to fit with 90mm throttle body but it fit. Removing the stock AI is not that easy and I've broke a piece will doing it. At all, the little whistle and the vehicule responsiveness will make me forget about the installation.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Montreal, QC, Canada

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 10, 2012


    Awesome CAI would'nt have gone with anything else.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT San Diego, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    December 30, 2012

    2011 GT installation

    Well designed, but a few minor issues when installing. Took me about an hour and a half. First off, the BBK instructions were fine, but the photos included SUCKED!! One would think that anyone making this kind of profit could include color photos that you could actually see instead of B&W photos that were so dark as to be unusable. Removing the air horn requires that you also push up on the tab at the bottom to release it. Also, removing the MAF sensor really requires a Torx bit although I did manage to use an allen wrench. The rest of the removal was a snap. Installation was only a problem when trying to reinstall the clamp for the air tube. There is just no room to get a tool into position and squeeze the factory clamp and push the hose back on. BBK should supply a new screw type hose clamp. I ended up using a 1/4 inch wide hose clamp instead of factory.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Palmyra, VA 22963, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 06, 2014

    Very pleased with my purchase.

    I am very pleased with my purchase, the only reason I marked this product down in one area was because of the pictures. They are in black and white on the instructions and not very clear at all. You'll spend a few moments trying to figure out what they are referring to but if you have some mechanical ability you'll be fine.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Abilene, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 04, 2013

    nothing like a CAI by BBK

    Installed this in the morning with basic hand tools. Only complaint is bbk had to have has issues with the lower hose that connects to the CAI. Why not make a bracket or something to make the install easier but besides that very nice. Went with the blackout because my 2013 is completely black. Looks good!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT st.Louis

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 01, 2013

    BBK blackout CAI

    Looks great under the hood if you don't like chrome like myself. Only problem i had was i believe whats called the breather tube not fitting properly. Fast shipping, quick install, nice noise and some power gain.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 10, 2012

    Looks good and fits well

    I bought the BBK intake for my 2013 Mustang GT. I bought it because I have had BBK products on previous Mustangs and they do work well. I was able to install in about 50 minutes the instructions where well written but the pictures where too dark to see anything. I do not like the fact the heat deflector box/shield was made of metal. It does fit and look good. My car did seem to have a little bit more throttle response.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT San Diego, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 02, 2016

    Very impressed !

    I have to say I'm very impressed with BBK all together, I have their long tube headers and off road X pipe on my 2013 GT. And I decided it was time for a CAI now I wasn't just going to order the BBK black out CAI with out weighing my options with other CAI first. But when it came down to it after reading reviews and seeing the potential HP gain I could get with this CAI with or with out a tune I was sold. And just to top it off I went ahead and completed my BBK line up with a 90MM Throttle body. Absolutely no loss of power in lower RPMs. My throttle is more responsive, and between 2-5 RPMs I can hear a nice whistle, complements of my CAI delivering that cold air to my engine. Honestly it's like driving a new car. Installed both parts in 30 mins. Fits like a glove. Would highly recommend.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 15, 2015

    Good deal for the money

    When I started modding my 2013, the first thing I noticed was the performance parts were far to expensive given the number of manufacturers making them. That being said, I looked at all of them prior to purchase. I read review after review and pages and pages on forums. At the end of the day, I don't see the benefit of paying more money for a different name brand when they all achieve the same basic function. BBK has long been in the Mustang game and they make some good quality products and have reasonable prices. Many will try and convince you that JLT or AirRaid make better intakes, but I would challenge them to show you how any intake outperforms another when they all have to funnel down into the same size Throttle Body to enter your engine. There was little if any noticable noise increase after install. The filter box was a bit of a pain to install, and it seems as though the inputs for the PCV system and "sound tube" are a touch shorter than needed, but it works with a little effort. Overall it performs the desired function and does so at one of the lowest prices.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Suwanee, GA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 14, 2015

    Intake looks good

    Bought the BBK Black Out CAI to go along with all of my other mods (LT headers, new catback system, Boss intake, short throw shifter) so not sure how much additional power I'm picking up but it looks good and was comparable in price to many of the other brand-named intakes available. I think in retrospect I should have waited for the CandL or Steeda intakes to become available but no real complaints on this one.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Peoria, AZ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 13, 2014

    Bang for your Buck

    This intake was a great addition to my 13' mustang. It has a great blacked out stealthy look to it, and was fairly easy to install. When it came it was packaged nicely and flawless. Like some people mentioned the instructions to put the intake on was a bit difficult to read due to the pictures. Luckily BBK has the install video on YouTube so it was easily remedied. Overall good product gives a good look over the factory intake, better throttle response, and a really nice whistle from the induction noise.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2013

    BBK Cold Air Intake

    Great product would recommend hands down to anyone looking to buy a cold air intake looks great, everytime you pop the hood! Complete performance boost from the stock. Fit was pretty good just took alittle pushing to get everything in there right. GREAT product!!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT St. Louis, MO, USA

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