Installation Time: Full Day
August 26, 2012
Looks nice and works well IF... they don't send you a screwed up product
I bought this product not being completely sure about it but I was excited. When I got the product I was excited to install it myself. The directions were not very good, but I was going to try to manage based off of the installation video. This video does skip some details and some important things, but I figured it out eventually with constant pausing of the video and close examination of how they were doing certain things (like which way to put the mass air flow sensor into the bbk intake).
This brings me to the main problem. First of all, look at the written instructions on the american muscle website for installing this intake to see what tools you need to install it yourself because I did not have a T20 torx screwdriver. I didn't even know what that was. Next, you have to remove the mass air flow sensor from the stock mustang intake and put it into the bbk intake. I removed it from the stock intake fine, but when I went to put it into the bbk intake it would not fit. I tried to force it in there and everything, but it turns out that bbk did not put the bracket type thing that you insert the mass air flow sensor into to straight. It was very crooked, and thus the mass air flow sensor would not fit into the bbk intake. I ended up grinding down the slot that this sensor is supposed to go into and the bracket thing until it finally fit. I was worried that it might not work, but so far it has and I don't have a check engine light or anything. I can hear the bbk cai working and I do notice a slight increase in power and responsiveness. The only other problem is the cai is a very tight fit into the car and you pretty much have to insert a bolt into one slot and tighten it slightly and then pull/push the intake to align another bolt slot and continue until you have all the bolts in and the intake is finally in place.
In the end, even if you do receive a product that isnt screwed up in the first place, it is still a very tricky fit, but it is possible. My friend and I (both 18) finally completed the installation after probably (guessing a little) 5 hours.
I wish you luck if you get this product and it shouldn't be too difficult if you don't get a messed up product. Just a tight fit and not the best instructions. It does look great and works pretty well too even though I really didn't know what to expect from its performance. One other thing is the intake does have a whistle sound like all cold air intakes that I've heard and sounds pretty good, however I can just faintly hear the intake over my aftermarket exhaust. You will be able to hear it if your exhaust isn't too loud. Good luck.