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C&L Street Cold Air Intake w/ 95mm MAF (11-14 GT)

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Features, Videos & Details

  • Maximize Airflow for More Horsepower
  • Increases of 57 RWHP and 57 RWTQ with a Bama 93 Octane Tune
  • 95mm MAF Housing
  • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested - Up to 45% More Airflow
  • Roto-Molded Plastic Construction
  • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
  • Easy Installation
  • No Tune Required w/ Calibration Insert Tube Installed
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustangs
  • Made in the USA

Review & Installation Video

Hey everyone, I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com checking out a great started mod with the versatility to expand with your horsepower needs and your budget. I’m talking about the C&L intake kit for all your 2011 and up mustang GTs. That versatility comes from C&Ls unique design which includes this metal insert allowing you to run this kit with or without a tune. So if you are just starting out and don’t have the money to get a tune right away, but plan on getting one down the road, this intake is for you. Whether or not you decide to run a tune this intake will definitely give you a nice bump in sound by replacing your factory air box with everything you see here, including; a plastic heat shield, the intake tube itself, reusable high flow filter and that special metal insert. Now whenever you run a cold air intake kit more power is the obvious expectation however you tend to get better throttle response and improved fuel efficiency, as well as my favorite part, that nice little growl to your engine. As we mention earlier you don’t need to run a tune with this intake from C&L but if you want to see custom gains then you will definitely want to pair it up with our custom BAMA tune and remove that insert. So were going to get a baseline number down from our 2011 first and see what kind of improvements this kit makes. So in stock form our automatic 2011 GT put down 345 HP and 303 TQ at the rear wheels. Now let’s get that restrictive factory air box out of there and install this intake from C&L which should only take you an hour using standard hand tools. As I mentioned earlier were going to pair this intake up with our custom 93 octane BAMA tune to really maximize our gains. This is going to optimize, spark timing, adjust your variable cam timing, get that air fuel ratio right in the sweet spot and get drastically improved throttle response. And for you automatic guys it’s also going to increase shift firmness and adjust your shift points, now with our kit installed and our tunes loaded let’s see what it’s done to our 2011 GT. Well we just finished up our second run with our C&L intake and BAMA tune combination where we made 365 HP and 338 TQ, making for a peak gain of 20 HP over our baseline numbers and 57HP and TQ throughout the curve. So even though we ran this intake with the tune and made some big gains, you do have the luxury of bolting this up, running it without a tune and making considerable more power over your factory air box. So even if you don’t have a tune yet but plan on getting one in the future, this kit from C&L has you covered.

Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance "Street" Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your GT 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. By replacing your restrictive factory intake you can except to see gains of up to 57 horsepower and 57 ft. lbs. of torque.

Pre-calibrate 95mm MAF Housing. This C&L Performance cold air intake kit includes a brand new cast aluminum 95mm MAF housing that is already calibrated for use with the factory fuel injectors, MAF sensor not included.

45% More Airflow. The factory intake used on the 2011-2012 GT is actually more restrictive than the one used on the 2010 GT. But by replacing it with a high-flow C&L assembly, your GT will unleash the sleeping monster under the hood. In fact, the C&L has been tested to improve airflow by up to an amazing 45%, even without a tune.

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 when installed with the included "no tune option" calibration insert tube. If the calibration insert tube is not installed a new tune will be required for operation. In that case AmericanMuscle recommends a custom Bama tune with 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.

Application. This C&L Performance "Street" Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs equipped with the DOHC 4-valve 5.0L Coyote V8 engine.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake tube
  • (1) Air filter
  • (1) MAF Housing
  • (2) Couplers
  • (4) Clamps
  • (2) Fittings
  • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
  • (1) Torx Bit
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT, BOSS Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: ABS Plastic Finish: Black
Manufacturer: C&L Computer Tune Required: No - when used with included calibration insert
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Noticeable gain

I definitely felt an increase in throttle response. It is not a crazy gain though, it would be best with a tune which I will get next. The woosh noise sounds awesome!

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5/5
Good Stuff!

The performance gain is obvious and it fits well. I truly recommend this product. Moreover, it doesn't require a tuner, but keep in mind that a tuner will actually gives more power gain to your car. Bottom ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Why does the C L CAI street w/ no tune provide 57HP while the C L race w/ tune only produces 30HP? Seems like these numbers should be the other way around.

JayW

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  • The Dyno tests revealed these numbers on the C&L Street CAI w/ 95mm MAF and C&L Race CAI w/ 95mm MAF each respectively. These gains were also tracked at the curve rather than at peak horsepower. The tune itself at 93 octane is likely pushing an additional 10-15hp on the Street CAI and likely 15-20hp on the Race. Additional supporting mods may boost these numbers further. Unfortunately, horsepower is technically a relative number (i.e. a vehicle Dyno'd in Michigan is going to produce substantially different numbers than if the same exact vehicle were tune in California - temperature, elevation, and other factors can come into play. I'm not entirely sure if our IT department labeled these two configurations incorrectly or not.

    James B

is it recommended to also use a larger throttlebody for max.gains?

timu

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  • You could use the C&L Street Cold Air Intake with the stock throttle body, but installed a larger aftermarket one would give you more power.

    pserafi

Will this work with an auto trans?

PsychDR

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  • Yes, Of course. I have a 14 auto and it works.

    YiZhang

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.380952 4.4
  • Fit 4.619048 4.6



  • 5/5

    February 23, 2017

    Bang for your Buck!

    Very noticable seat-of-the-pants power gain! Even with calibration insert installed. If you like being able to hear the engine roar in the cabin when you open her up (through the factory intake to firewall tube), then this is the CAI for you! Noticeable whistle noise from throttle plate (as with all CAI's), but you can really hear, and definitely FEEL, the ponies running when you wind it up! Sounds phenomenal with windows up or down! Very, very snug fit under the hood, can be a little aggravating. Install time was about 2 hrs, but i took my time (at least i tried to, had the horsepower jitters, haha). Directions on installation could not be better, extremely detailed. Only downside? Lower portion of shroud is not secured, but can be with minor modification to air inlet tube beside the radiator. CandL out did themselves with this one. Worth every penny.

    ClintG

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 31, 2016

    Good Stuff!

    The performance gain is obvious and it fits well. I truly recommend this product. Moreover, it doesn't require a tuner, but keep in mind that a tuner will actually gives more power gain to your car. Bottom line, its one the best cold air intake on the market since without a tuner, your car actually gets at least over 10HP .

    Ricardo

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 23, 2016

    More air

    easy to install, look great, and with a tune runs better then stock.

    JCCougar

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2016

    Noticeable gain

    I definitely felt an increase in throttle response. It is not a crazy gain though, it would be best with a tune which I will get next. The woosh noise sounds awesome!

    ThatGuyMarin

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    April 28, 2016

    End up with a intake leaking

    I purchased the CL Street CAI with a BAMA tune half year ago. I did the shop installation and the overall effect was great. However, It only lasted about 6 months and ended up with a intake leaking yesterday. I am really disappointed with this purchase.

    YiZhang

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 04, 2016

    You can actually tell its there!

    Now installing a CAI isn't going to give you extremely big gains, but you can tell that there is a definite increase in throttle response. You can actually hear the air go through the filter too which is kinda neat. One issue i did have, which was disappointing was the fact that my car threw a code, and required a tune when it shouldn't have.

    Tyler

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Tucson, AZ

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 28, 2015

    C L CAI BAMA TUNE

    Installed CandL CAI and BAMA performance V2 custom tune. Installation was fairly straight forward. Had some difficulty getting the hoses on over the ends of the tube, but with a little elbow grease, they went on. What a difference it made in the car! Exhaust is a little louder and the new shift points with the BAMA tune....WOW! Tires chirp shifting into 2nd and 3rd gears with auto transmission.

    Homer423

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Shelby, NC

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  • 5/5

    March 24, 2011

    Well Worth It

    Well I debated the tune and this intake combo for a while, however I decided to try this out first and I love it. Easy to install (about 30 minutes) and instant noticeable power increase. A lot less throttle hesitation and a lot more power on the top end. I highly reccomend this to anyone who is not ready to tune.

    Brendan Wolf

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2012

    Awesome

    You feel the difference in the throttle INSTANTLY!

    Andy8

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Southern California

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 08, 2012

    Product is everything as advertised

    Great add on,very impressed with how easy it was to install. If you have problems putting this on you need to buy a mini van. There is no excessive intake air sound with the factory sound tube connected that I can tell.....with the windows down you can hear air being sucked in through the filter,which I like. The performance is noticable,but its not like you bolted on a supercharger,you can tell the car is more responsive as soon as you hit the gas pedal. I called AM before buying,and they were very helpful unlike some of the competetors I've called.

    Badboyz

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Newport,NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 27, 2015

    Great Product

    Installed this in about an hour. I went without a tune because the car is under warranty. I didn't use a dyno, but I can tell the difference. Mine is a stock 2014 with an automatic transmission. Before I put this on, the car would not break traction from a dead stop on a straight line and level payment. Now, it does. Quite a bit of change.

    Mark

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Canton GA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 18, 2014

    C&L Street Cold Air Intake w/ 95mm MAF (11-14 GT) and SCT X4 tuner

    I purchased the C&L Street Cold Air Intake w/ 95mm MAF (11-14 GT) and SCT X4 tuner during the Black Friday sale at a great price. When the CAI arrived, none of the parts were packed correctly and the filter was bent. We called AM and they shipped us a new CIA and the new unit was perfect. When it rains to pours. After installing the new CAI, I was unloading the new tune and the tuner failed. Nothing beats the feeling of your Mustang not cranking. The next morning I called BP and they had me call SCT to troubleshoot the unit. With my current luck, it was bad tuner and they had to overnight a new unit. With all of my bad luck on this purchase, I could not be happier with the immediate performance gain and the customer care I got from Bama Performance and SCT.

    BHAMTiger

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Birmingham, AL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 22, 2012

    Here the Gains

    I put this intake on my 2013 GT Cali-special in about 30 to 45 minutes. I highly suggest using the second attaching point at the bottom of the housing. I had a bbk on my last stang and you could only hear air going thru the filter occasionally but with this intake you can really hear the air being sucked in. And when you shut the car down it sounds like an airplane shutting down it lets out a pshh it is awesome. As a previous poster commented it is not like you bolted on a supercharger but compared to the other kits out there it is the elite. On my 2013 GT/CS I have functional heat extractors as all 2013 GT's do and this intake has a housing that specifically seals with the hood to stop water from dripping on the open filter and instead the water runs down the back of the housing. I also love how I have the option to take out the insert if I tune my car later so that I have optimum performance without having to buy a whole new kit with a 4" intake tube.

    DiManno3

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Nothborough,Ma

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  • 5/5

    August 08, 2011

    Good intake!

    installation took all of about 30 minutes. pretty straight forward. fit and finish was good. no noticeable gain from 1k to about 3.5k. nice noticeable gain there after. throttle response improved by a small margin. slight intake noise increase only at wide open throttle. not sure i would pay the $379 advertised price, had a nice $50 off sale which was nice. one note: this was installed as a \"no-tune\" installation.

    Dan

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 28, 2010

    Man that was easy

    Real easy to put in and I can feel the difference already.

    Joe B

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 23, 2014

    c&l cold air intake

    Very easy to install. Power gains are noticeable but don't. Be expecting to be thrown back into the seat.all and all great product I would recommend it to everyone.

    ponyboy420

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Denver

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 02, 2013

    Nice Cold air kit

    Install was pretty straightforward but pictures in the instruction sheet would have been helpful in one or 2 instances. I bought the C&L since it was upgradeable for future tune applications. I wanted to keep the stock tune for now for warranty reasons. Good fit/finish and pleased with the looks and outcome,

    Bunkie726

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Huntingon Valley, Pa

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 04, 2012

    Nice bolt on mod

    Received my C&L cold air intake for my 5.0 and installed it that day took less than an hour. Looks and sounds great, bad thing is I can keep my foot out of it. 1st and 2nd gear can't get traction in take off and 3rd screeches every time. Have a better sound with new intake, and cruising down the road you can hear her sucking in that air. Definitely bang for your buck and looks awesome under the hood.

    Bwade

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Beaumont, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    May 19, 2011

    Need to get you one

    You will hear and feel the difference.

    Tom

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 30, 2016

    Looks great, sound becomes annoying

    For starters, this is the first cold air intake I've ever purchased. I wanted something that looks great and had the potential to be combined with a killer tune down the road. This intake checks all the boxes for that. It looks absolutely fantastic under the hood and it was super easy to install with the most basic hand tools. It sounds like most everyone else on here enjoys the sound it makes, but the sound ruins what is otherwise a great product for me. At light loads (aka while driving normally around town) the huge amount of air rushing through the filter produces a high pitch sucking noise, kind of like a whistle. I can still hear it through the sound of my Borla axlebacks and my radio. If I couldn't hear it until it came on higher in the rpm range then I would be okay with that, but it's every single time I step on the pedal. I hate to say it, but I think I'm gonna go back to stock.

    Rob

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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