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C&L Cold Air Intake w/ 83mm MAF (05-09 V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Add up to 26 HP and 34 TQ with Optional Tune
  • 83mm MAF Housing
  • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested
  • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
  • Durable Cast Aluminum Construction
  • Easy Installation
  • Computer Tune Required - Why is a Tune Required?
  • Fits 2005-2009 4.0L V6 Mustangs
  • Made in the USA

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, Mike Wilson here from, today we’re going to show you the C&L cold air intake kit for the 2005-2009 Mustang V6 and what you can expect with it when you combine it with a 93 octane bama race tune. But before we do that, we’re going to make a stock dyno run on the car so we can see what our baseline horse power and torque numbers are. Stock, our 2005 V6 automatic put down 172 horse power and 196 ft/lbs of torque. By removing the factory restrictive airbox and replacing with a high flow reusable air filter, and a cast aluminium intake tube, the C&L cold air intake kit will increase horse power, torque, acceleration, and give you a nice throaty engine sound. And the shiny ceramic appearance will enhance the under hood appearance of your Mustang. Now we’re going to install this cold air intake, which should take less than an hour, and can be done with simple hand tools you have at home. Along with the cold air intake, we also installed one of our 94 octane bama race tunes. A custom tune from bama performance adjusts engine parameters to maximize performance through optimized air/fuel ratio, spark advance, enhanced throttle response, and for automatics, increased shift firmness and adjustable shift points. Now let’s make another dyno run, and see what kind of horse power and torque numbers we get. We installed the C&L cold air intake kit along with a bama performance tune, and the car put down 191 horse power, and 222 ft/lbs of torque, while gaining as much as 26 horse power, and 34 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. We installed the C&L cold air intake kit along with a bama performance tune using simple hand tools in under an hour’s time, and picked up 26 horse power, and 34 ft/lbs of torque.

Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your V6 Mustang's restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow filter assembly to maximize airflow for a noticeable increase in horsepower, torque and performance.

Pre-calibrate 83mm MAF Housing. This C&L Performance cold air intake kit includes a brand new cast aluminum 83mm MAF housing that is already calibrated for use with the factory fuel injectors, MAF sensor not included.

Made in the USA. Proudly made in the USA from the highest quality materials available, this C&L Performance Cold Air Intake has been extensively flow bench tested and engineered to out perform the competition.

Required Upgrade. Installation of this C&L Cold Air Intake will require a custom Bama tune with the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Rechargeable High Flow Filter. Included with your C&L Cold Air Kit is a high-flow, reusable, rechargeable filter. That means no more spending money on OEM paper filters that waste money and horsepower. Just clean your C&L filter, re-oil it, and put it back on to save money and enjoy better performance in one shot.

Easy Installation. C&L Performance 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.

Application. This C&L Performance Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on 2005 to 2009 Mustangs equipped with the 4.0L V6 engine. Custom tuning is required for operation.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (4) Four Clamps
  • (2) Two Rubber Hose Connectors
  • (2) Two Screws
  • (2) Two Zip Ties
  • (1) One Mass Air Flow
  • (1) One Hex Bolt
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2005-2009 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Cast Aluminum Finish: Natural
Manufacture: C&L Computer Tune Required: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

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Love the CAI!

I got this in the mail today and I absolutely love it! My BAMA tuner comes tomorrow, so right now it isn't quite running right. But after the SUPER easy install, I was able to start it and get a couple ...

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The install could not be easier! Unreal throttle response improvement and HP gains, especially when combined with a Bama tune.

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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars
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Greetings, Does this C L Air Intake come with a restrictive plate that can be taken out later like the video suggests when the customer is ready to order a tuner?


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  • This C&L Cold Air Intake w/ 83mm MAF does not come with that insert tube, it is already removed. That is why this intake requires a tune.


How does this intake sound?? Is the sound noticeable?? Im pretty sure I'll end up getting this intake but i would like to know if it makes some nice sound


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  • I haven't noticed any sound difference, but it does give you a lot better get up and go.


It says it requires a "custom Bama tune", could i use a SCT tuner?


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  • You must have a custom tune, a local speed shop could do it but for the price you can buy the Bama tuner and load the custom tune from C L. The car will NOT start without the custom tune so if you're going to buy this and take it some where for a tune, you will have to install it at the speed shop. Now the question of do you have to use a Bama tune?.. No, you can use the SCT but you need to know where to set the fuel mixture and timing... the air-fuel ratio must be a minimum of 14:1 or it will create too much heat and kill your engine... SO many variables if you don't know what you're doing you can ruin your engine.


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Overall Rating 5.0

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.857143 4.9
  • Fit 4.714286 4.7

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 03, 2016

    MUST HAVE!!!

    The install could not be easier! Unreal throttle response improvement and HP gains, especially when combined with a Bama tune.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 16, 2016

    Love the CAI!

    I got this in the mail today and I absolutely love it! My BAMA tuner comes tomorrow, so right now it isn't quite running right. But after the SUPER easy install, I was able to start it and get a couple of good revvs and MAN it sounds good! And even before the tune, it has better throttle response! I can't wait to get the tune done so I can get it running right and get those extra ponies workin for me. Definitely get the combo pack with the CAI and the BAMA tuner and save yourself some money. Great first performance mod. Highly recommended!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 24, 2015

    Great product-

    The candl cold air intake from american muscle is a product i recommand. It comes with all you need to install, and is very very easy to install.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Atlanta, ga

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2015

    It was awesome!!

    I installed this intake with a SCT Nama performance tuner. It definitely gave the car some power. I kept up with my cousins v8 mustang in a 1/4 mile. Over all great product.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Houston

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 26, 2014

    c&l & sct/sf3

    Good product. Good fit. Expected more seat of the pants performance due to previous reviews but havent received the 93 race tune yet so maybe that'll do it.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Austin, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    C&L CAI for V6

    Great product! Easy to install only took about 45 min all together. It really gives the car the extra pep it needs. Mpg went up too!

    Derek Adams

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  • 5/5

    June 19, 2011

    HUGE difference

    I was hesitant to buy an air intake at first but this is one of the best upgrades I've bought for my car after spending thousands on other parts. Combined with a race tune from bama tuning it turns your v6 into an absolute beast! I have a 2005 automatic v6 and I just raced my cousin's new 2011 305 hp v6 and I killed it!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 23, 2011

    Night and Day Difference

    Pros - Installation was straight forward with basic tools - Clear difference in performance - Looks great under the hood - The 'whistle' noise is pretty sexy Con (there's only one, but it's no big deal) - I hate cleaning the filter, that's just me Bottom Line: Get this with a tuner and you're going to be driving a completely new ride. Get it!!!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 South Florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 05, 2014

    Best Bang for the Buck

    Got the C&L CAI with the Bama tuner for my 2006 V6 Cologne. My son and I installed it (father son time) and the 70mm throttle body spacer in about 20 minutes. The tune took about 10 minutes following the instructions, easy to install. Everything was very straight forward. Programmed the 93 octane race tune right out of the gate. Took my Pony out for a ride and all I can say is “WOW”, it is a totally new car! Jumps out of the gate, really pulls hard 3000 rpm and up. I got rubber to scratch 1st through 3rd while shifting hard, (5 speed manual), but have to back off as I live in a residential area. Best money I ever spent on the car. If you are debating, do not wait, as this will be a real eye opener when you stick the pedal to the floor! Best of all, after all the romping around…. I am getting better gas mileage than I did while stock! Everyone out there with the 4.0, do not despair and worry about what you read on the internet, the 4.0 is very stout and was made for speed, and American Muscle helps you make the most of it! Thanks AM for giving me a whole new car! Now just debating 3.73 or 4.10 gears for the rear, don’t worry, you will hold your own with the stock GT’s and Challengers out there. Love to tell them I am running a tuned V6, and don’t worry about the rice burners!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Sarasota, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 20, 2014

    C&L Cold Air Intake

    Great power gains and very easy install with detailed instructions. Only complaint is that the airbox is very thin plastic-looks and feels very cheap. It is secured by one bolt in the back, and in the front it is secured by tie-wrapping the box to one of your ABS lines. For this kind of money I felt I should not be tie-wrapping or dealing with a plastic airbox.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 15, 2009

    great system!

    I got this product and i installed it! I had problems with it at first because i didn't know you had to tune the computer, but i got a tuner and now i fly down the roads! I love the noise it make when you mash the pedal! It also compliments the throttle body and the dual magnaflows i have.


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  • 5/5

    June 19, 2009

    Worth it!

    Easy install. Noticeable power gain, and fuel savings. Great product!


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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    C&L Cold Air Intake

    Great product, must have modification, good price!


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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    C&L CAI

    Item was great! Easy instal, great step-by-step instructions included for those with no prior knowledge. I also bought a tuner with the item, so not sure here, but i'm pretty sure i got serious HP gains from both. great buy, definitely recommended!!


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  • 5/5

    May 10, 2010

    Great Product

    The BBK was very easy to install with excellent instructions. This provided a significant performance improvement and really adds to the engine compartment appearance.

    Larry Crist

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  • 5/5

    September 09, 2009

    GET IT NOW!!!

    very easy to install. the throttle response is awesome and it sounds beautiful....get it dont think about it just do it!!!


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