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C&L Cold Air Intake (11-14 V6)

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Features & Details

  • Maximize Airflow for More Horsepower
  • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested
  • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
  • Roto-Molded Plastic Construction
  • Easy Installation
  • No Tune Required
  • CARB EO Number: D-776
  • Fits 2011-2014 3.7L V6 Mustangs
  • Made in the USA
Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your V6 Mustang's restrictive stock air box and paper filter element with a high flow filter assembly to maximize airflow for a noticeable increase in horsepower, torque and performance.

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.

No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market, the C&L CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at C&L really did their homework to improve your pony's power using the stock tune.

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.

CARB Certified. Best of all, this Mustang C&L Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-776.

Application. This C&L Performance Cold Air Intake is specifically designed for use on 2011-2014 Mustangs with the 3.7L V6 engine. No tune is required for operation.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Air filter
  • (1) Heat shield
  • (1) Intake tube
  • (1) MAF Housing
  • (2) Couplers
  • (4) Band Clamps
  • (1) Torx bit
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: ABS Plastic Finish: Black
Manufacturer: C&L Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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The candl cai good because it gives great sound to the engine and you can feel the hp gains

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Great acceleration and great sound!!

Just with the CandL intake itself gives your stang a great acceleration, you will be able to notice the difference really fast. When I first installed it I was able to notice it my car sounded meaner and ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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does the filter come pre oiled or do I need to oil the filter before using it.


  • Hello! This filter comes pre oiled!

    Doug P

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Just installed mine and realized the filter is extremely close to the ABS line. How does one go about ensuring it doesn't touch? Also there was a small black threaded hollow plastic screw type piece... no idea what this goes to?


Which cold air intake will i receive more HP Torque from, "C L" or "Air-raid"


  • Hello! Both of the intakes will give you around the same gains roughly.


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Will this fit with the Air Raid TB Spacer?


  • This CAI will work perfectly fine with a throttle body spacer.


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How much horsepower will I gain ?


  • Hello! With this C&L Cold Air Intake, on its own it should give you about 5-10 hp or so. Now used in conjunction with aftermarket exhaust and such, to really open up the incoming air and exiting exhaust, you would see a lot more power!

    Ryan H

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Is this CAI a 30hp with or without the tuner? If it's without the tuner, how much hp can I gain with the tuner?


  • Horsepower ratings, especially for this CAI, are ballpark measured with a tune. This is a ballpark figure because other variables will factor into how much HP is gained with the addition of a CAI such as altitude, quality of air, temperature, other modifications etc.


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.875 4.9
  • Fit 4.458333 4.5

  • 5/5

    July 20, 2016


    The candl cai good because it gives great sound to the engine and you can feel the hp gains


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2016

    Great acceleration and great sound!!

    Just with the CandL intake itself gives your stang a great acceleration, you will be able to notice the difference really fast. When I first installed it I was able to notice it my car sounded meaner and the air sucktion from it made a great sound. Highly recommend everyone to get it. It also gave my car a bit more gas mileage. On a full tank it gave me 314 now it goes to 358. It's awesome and it's so worth it.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 19, 2011

    Well worth the money

    Ordered the intake, it arrived the day after. I did most of the assembly inside my house the night before, then the next day put it in the car. Took less than an hour, although you are going to need a drill for the proper fit. Sounds great from 3k on up and from 5k to 6k it's just nasty! Highly recommended!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 RVA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 31, 2011


    This intake is great! Improved throttle response and made a huge difference in engine noise inside the car. It didn't seem to give me as much horse power gain as I had hoped, but the day after I installed this intake (takes about 45 minutes) I installed a Borla ATAK axle back system, and man o man. Both of these together made a world of difference performance wise and in noise. Exactly what a V6 should sound like!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    February 11, 2011

    Great add-on!

    Im not very experienced in engines and aftermarket add-ons, but this really only took about a half hour to install, and the instructions weere very straight-forward. At about 2000 and 3000rpm there is a definite deeper, throatier noise, as well as a hissing that sounds like a turbo. Throttle resoponse is quicker as well. Overall I reccomend this upgrade if you are looking for an affordable, noticable extra 10rwhp.

    Andrew K.

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  • 5/5

    December 20, 2010

    C&L Cold Air Intake (2011 V6)

    Great product, easy to install , noticeably louder. All around great buy!!!

    Chris S.

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    November 01, 2010

    Really Impressed.

    Intake was quite simple to install. Took probably an hour tops just to make sure I didn't mess anything up. Was really surprised by the increase in engine noise under acceleration. Aswell as the GREATLY improved throttle response. If you're on teh fence about buying this product take it from me, IT IS WORTH IT.

    Jon Barnes

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  • 5/5

    December 30, 2010

    Very Impressed

    Very easy to install. This CAI adds noticeable power, especially in the higher RPM's. I was amazed at how throaty my stang sounded after installing it. Awesome CAI. I recommend it to all V6 owners.

    Tom Jackson

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  • 5/5

    February 16, 2011

    Nice intake, but.....

    This intake sounds great and looks good. Exhuast was a bit louder and seemed to accelerate a bit faster after instillation. With that being said the instillation instructions are a little misleading. You need more tools, such as a drill, than they list on the intrustions, also a few other sized drill bits. The fitting piece that fits to the throttle body was a VERY tight fit as well. Worth the effort, still didn't take too long to install, just some fyi.


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  • 5/5

    October 26, 2010

    Great Product.

    This product adds good performance to your stang, it is an easy install and makes the car noticeable louder.

    Corey W.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 11, 2012


    This product is AMAZING!! It does not take a lot to install and you do not need to have a huge knowledge of cars to do it yourself either. I can feel the difference in how she feels and throttle response has increased. This product also gave the car a huge engine sound increase. Instead of purring, she growls!!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Miami

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  • 5/5

    April 27, 2011

    Now it growls

    I had intended on getting the exhaust this purchase since I had the sct tuner with Bama tunes working great for me already. However, I couldnt quite swing the cash for the ford racing exhaust and after reading reviews about the deeper sound with the CAI, I thought it was the right mod at this time. Boy, was the previous reviews right. The car sounds sick right at or just before you hit 2000 rpm. I mean it sounds more like a high performance car when you get on it. I can tell the torque increase because just placing my foot on the pedal makes the car launch forward and it wasnt that touchy before I installed the intake. Im definately happy with the purchase

    Russ McDonald

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 11, 2012

    Great Way To Spend Money Efficiently

    First mod I have made to my V6 '12 Stang. The product is exactly as described, and when put on a dyno, (also using 93 octane) you can expect an increase in BHP, but about 10 RWHP. There is a noticeable increase in torque, but my FAVORITE aspect is the change in the engine noise. It sounds MUCH better than the stock intake. The ONLY complaint I have is that I had to put this unit on in the cold which made the fit(s) extremely tight. DEF recommend this intake.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Macon, Ga

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2012

    wow wow wow...... can I say wow

    So I think purchasing the c&l cai was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in a while. I can't tell you how much time I invested in checking out all of the different cia that American Muscle has to offer, and do the research to see which is the perfect match for what I am looking for. All I can say is WOW! This thing is so amazing and it really opens up the engine in a mean way. The growl is the best word to describe this cia. The only thing I didn't like doing was poking (or drilling into rubber) to attach the heat shield on. That was my biggest fear about purchasing this item, but man it was to easy to do. This is a top notch product. Take my word like the other reviews, look no further this is the one for the v6 stang. Also, I live in Toronto Canada and the shipping was crazy fast, like 3.5 days. Thank you American Muscle eh!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Toronto Canada

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  • 5/5

    June 20, 2011

    C&L Intake

    Looks great under the hood - simple and clean. I wish the wall attached to the front somehow, but is stable enough. It took me little while to install it (1-2 hours) because this is my first car and I've never done anything like it before, but for anyone else, I'm sure it's rather easy. I know a review before stated that "if you're on the fence, get it!", they couldn't have said it better. Just being out of high school, I don't have a lot of money to throw away, but this was definitely worth every penny and I don't regret it. Sounds GREAT when I floor it ~4000 RPM


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 03, 2011

    Great sound and gains

    Absolutely love this cold air intake. I have Borla Catback exhaust in addition and this intake opens the exhaust sound even more.

    John Mark Henderson

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 28, 2012

    Very good, but

    Not so good fit. The filter touches a metal part which gets hot and has started to deteriorate the filter metal mesh. No matter what rotation, or angle i try, it always touches that metal part of the car. Also i think the location is simlpy too close, can't we have an extension to go lower to get colder air? Love the sound otherwise and HP/TQ gains.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Austin, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    May 06, 2011

    cnl-cold-air-2011 Mustang v6

    The C&L cold air intake looks good under the hood and the throaty sound it gives my Mustang is very nice. The car also seems to have a better or quicker throttle response. The only thing I have noticed is a slight flutter of the engine at mid to high RPM but it last only a second and then the car really jumps for a V6. I would recommend this application to any Mustang driver that enjoys that throaty growl.

    Larry Roberts

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    June 22, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Its just one of those mods that your Stang NEEDS!

    Elm Valle

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    April 09, 2011

    Night and Day

    When i turned it on for the first time, i knew that I made the right choice. The sound is amazing and on the first test run, the power difference put a grin on my face. This is a great product and highly recommend it!

    Stewart S

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

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