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Roush Cold Air Intake (10-14 GT; 12-13 BOSS)

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  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Improves Throttle Response and Fuel Mileage
  • NO Computer Tune Required
  • Simple Installation
  • Fits 2010-2014 GT and 2012-2013 Boss 302 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with here with my overview and an install of the Roush Cold Air Intake available for the 2010 to 2014 GT Mustang. This overview is gonna cover a few topics with the Roush Intake like what you can expect from this intake, some info about the components of construction, and some info about the install. The install for this is a simple one. It's a one out of three wrenches on the scale but I'll get more into that a little later on. The Roush Cold Air Intake is going to be for the S197 GT owners out there that are looking for a cold air intake that is budget friendly and that does not require a tune. Aftermarket cold air intakes are a popular mod but there are a few different choices out there between air box styles and filters. The Roush here is an open element style intake but it does have this housing, which does have a foam hood seal to seal off the air filter. The Roush is gonna come with a few pieces. You have your air filter, your MAF tube, clamps, and your air box tray with the already installed foam hood seal that I just pointed out. It's gonna come with all the necessary hardware that you need to get this intake installed. Now, this is a no-tune required intake, which means that you can just bolt this thing on and go if you want to. As far as the factory intake goes, it's actually not terrible performance-wise. It's highly functional and it isn't as restrictive as you might think but what we tend to see is that aftermarket cold air intakes tend to function a little bit better than the factory intake in the upper RPMs and especially after some mods have been completed. The Roush here is one of the more basic designs since it is an open element filter but it does have that foam seal, a good size filter, and a tray which is gonna help it performance-wise. It doesn't have a closed air box so if you're looking for that, then you have to check out some of the other options on the site. Like I said, this intake does not require a tune so it's one of those intake options that you can just bolt on and go if you want to. Normally, an aftermarket intake would require a tune if the MAF housing size is much larger than the factory one. So, a computer tune would be required to recalibrate but in this case, it's not needed because the MAF tube that comes with this intake isn't large enough to require a tune. I will say, though, to keep in mind that you're only gonna see gains of a few horsepower if you end up not pairing the intake with a tune. Taking a look at some of the components of the intake...the air filter is a reusable oiled filter. It's a high-flow filter which is gonna help it outperform the stock paper filter and new oil is used to treat the filter materials to give it a tackiness and give it the filtration abilities that it needs. What's nice about the reusable filter is that you can clean the filter when it's dirty and reinstall and not have to worry about having to purchasing a new filter every time. When it comes to the construction of the other components here, you're looking at a thermoplastic, which is gonna give structural stability and durability to the intake. Now, I will say that I personally think this intake looks better under the hood than your stock intake does. But if you're looking for a show car shine, there are some other options that might look a little better or be flashier than this one right here. Looking at the price for this intake, you can expect to pay close to the $200 mark for the intake. If we compare that to some of the other options, this is less expensive than some of those flashier cold air intakes that I just mentioned. It's one of the more budget friendly options that are available but I always suggest to check out some of the other options while you're looking around. As for the install, it's nothing too difficult and, like I mentioned earlier, the intake will come with all of the items that you need to complete the install. It'll take about a half hour or an hour, tops, and I'm going to call it a one out of three wrenches on the scale. All you really need to complete the install is a few basic hand tools. This is probably one of the easiest mods that you can tackle with your new Mustang. All that you really need to do is remove the factory air box. You need to disconnect the air box from the inner fender and remove the inlet tube from the air filter and disconnect your MAF as well. The entire MAF sensor wiring harness will come out and you're going to reuse that with your new setup. The Roush installs nearly the same way that the factory air box came out but you need to build it up before you install it. The MAF sensor transfers over, the filter goes onto the MAF tube and the air filter assembly will bolt up to the air box itself. After that, you can attach the assembly to the car and the air box is going to install pretty much the same way as installing a factory intake. Wrapping things up here. This intake from Roush does not require a tune, has a reusable filter that's easy to clean and reinstall when the time comes, it comes with the necessary hardware and it's easy to install. This intake is also gonna look better under the hood than the factory air box and you can check it out more for yourself online right here at

Increase Horsepower and Torque. The Roush Performance Mustang Cold Air Intake kit replaces your stock GT or Boss 302 Mustang restrictive factory air box and paper filter with a high flow filter assembly and intake tube for an increase of 8 horsepower and 8 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels while improving throttle response and fuel mileage.

Superior Quality. Roush manufactures the airbox tray and tube in this CAI kit from high quality thermoplastic materials for superior structural stability, and durability. And the kit comes complete with a custom high-flow ROUSH air filter with clamp, MAF tube, Airbox tray with installed EPDM foam hood seal, and the necessary Mounting hardware.

Application. This Roush Performance Cold Air Intake is specifically designed for the 2010 to 2014 GT and Boss 302 Mustangs and does not require a new computer tune.

Fitment: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • Custom high-flow Roush air filter w/ clamp
  • MAF Tube
  • Airbox tray w/ installed EPDM foam hood seal
  • Mounting hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2010-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Thermoplastic Finish: Black
Manufacture: Roush Performance Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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Roush Cold Air Intake

Great inexpensive mod.... Took about 20 minutes to install. You can instantly hear it sucking in air when you turn on the ignition. Looks great when you pop the hood.

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This is a great product i am a fan of anything roush it's all quality. fit is exellent throttle response is improved and what a great price !!! install took about 30 minutes. I highly recommend this CAI ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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How will having The Vented Stock 13' Hood affect an Open style Cold air INtake, vs a Stock Covered Airbox in the RAIN? I am looking at a CAI for my 13 GT. However, my concern is water getting into the CAI thru the Vents in the stock hood in the rain. Is this a concern? I am looking at a CAI as my first simple mod, but am concerned about the rain/water issue. Any light that can be shed would be great. Also, are certain style of CAI better for this situation? Thanks


  • While you are moving it shouldn't get wet at all. While sitting still it will still be minimal... unless the flood gates if heaven open!! A small amount of water won't hurt ant way. Think methanol.injection. However, if it's still a concern for you there are companies that sell inserts for the vents that will keep water out


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hi! I see on the Roush website in the description of the product that says : "Note: Includes heat extractor foam insert for 2013-2014 model years to deflect water", if I buy the intake on your page also includes this water deflector??? thanks!


  • Yes this will come with everything that Roush includes with the intake.


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Will this pass California smog check if i install it ?


  • Hey Patrick, This would not pass California Smog check unfortunately


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  • The Roush Cold Air Intake is a direct replacement for your factory air box with no tune required and no additional parts necessary.

    Rob D

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Is this intake legal in california?


  • The Roush Cold Air Intake does not have a CARB EO#, making this illegal for use in California.

    Rob D

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I have the SCT X4 handheld tuner and planning on purchasing the Roush CAI but when I was on my tuner looking at the cai options, the Roush cai is not an option. Is there any other intake that is about the same as this one?


  • Well the reason there is no option is because a tune is not required for this CAI. Just choose another CAI that doesn't require a tune and you will be fine.


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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.186813 4.2
  • Fit 4.688172 4.7

  • 5/5

    September 15, 2016

    Roush Cold Air Intake

    Great inexpensive mod.... Took about 20 minutes to install. You can instantly hear it sucking in air when you turn on the ignition. Looks great when you pop the hood.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2016

    Cold air Roush

    Just what I wanted, Easy to enstall.Wanted a little more sound coming from air intake.Haven't driven it on a trip yet to check milage.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 12, 2015

    Great look and quality

    Installed this CAI on my 2014 GT Premium with the Boss Intake and was looking for a more factory look. The intake was very easy to install and has the great quality you would expect from Roush. The only issue I have had with the intake is that I am having issues finding a replacement filter. Someone leaned on the filter and crushed some of the fins at a car show. I have looked on AM's site as well as Roush and the part number for the replacement filter has been discontinued.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Blairsville PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 06, 2013

    Roush cold air intake

    This is a great product i am a fan of anything roush it's all quality. fit is exellent throttle response is improved and what a great price !!! install took about 30 minutes. I highly recommend this CAI to anyone. buy it you wont be disappointed.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Pueblo Colorado

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 01, 2013

    A good upgrade for the awe factor!

    Form-Fit and Function. The kit sits in the factory spot as intended by Roush, however, as read in other online reviews, the gap between the factory snorkel and the Roush shroud does give a false sense of 'cool' air. I simply had 1/2" thick foam rubber stripping stashed in the workbench and filled the gap. As for the rain question/review, I noticed a trace of water in the bottom of the shroud, but not enough to worry about. If at one point water does accumulate to an intolerable level, then I'll strategically drill hole for drainage.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss Terceira, Azores Portugal

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 31, 2012

    basic upgrade

    Easy to install, Does not connect to cold air boot well because its opening on the box is flush, needs to have flange to connect to cold air boot from the front of grill. Plus for this product is you do not have to tune for it, just install and go.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Tustin, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 14, 2012

    Best bang for your buck for CIA and its easy install too.

    What can you say but Wow , I already had the Race tune and the Roush axle back exhaust and with this edition it completes the whole package, Couldn't be happier. Thanks to American Muscle.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT From Georgia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 10, 2011

    Good bang for your buck

    Service was excellent as always from American Muscle. The fit was great took 25 minutes to install. Had the car dynoed after install and 11 rwhp, not bad for the price and install time.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Bronson, Florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 24, 2011

    Excellent "under hood" add on.

    Along with a single pass Borla Muffler, the Roush cold air intake gave the slightly "peppier" low end performance it claims it will. It looks great under the hood too. Easy and fun installation. Great product. Very happy I bought it.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Seal Beach, California

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  • 4/5

    July 28, 2011


    easy to install but instructions are not very good. not saving on gas like I thought it would do. as for performance/nil

    Wayne middleton

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 04, 2013

    Great styling, quality product - Roush FTW!

    I installed this on my 2011 GT. Install took about 10 minutes. Looks great under the hood, and I love the "whoosh" sound it makes. As far as performance, I haven't had the car dynoed but it doesn't feel like I really gained anything (I didn't expect to gain any power though so this isn't a bad thing). Overall, if you want a no-tune intake, this is a good investment. Looks, sounds, and fits great!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Raleigh, NC, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 17, 2011

    Simple cold air upgrade

    Did the install in the middle of the night after a late delivery took about 30 minutes by flashlight. Good fit, Good look. You can hear the pull of the air through the intake when you open the throttle. Improved gas mileage 2-3 around town. BIG FIX no more stalling when letting up off the clutch from a dead start. No need to throttle from a dead stop is nice that is probably where the improved gas mileage comes from. EASY install. Good fit, and NO PROGRAMMING NEEDED.

    Timothy Girdwood

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 05, 2010

    works for me

    I have been going back and forth on intakes and i really didnt want to buy a tuner yet. So i went with this intake and it works great. I noticed better throttle response, a few more horsepower, and about 1 mpg increase. Worth every penny. Thanks AM and Roush


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2013

    Easy Add On

    I installed this CAI on my 2012 Stage 2 Roush. I am not the greatest when it comes to do it yourself upgrades on cars but this system was so easy to install, I couldn't believe I actually did it right the first time! Have not noticed any horsepower increase but the whole thing looks great and fits right into place. Just make sure to take off the rubber grommet and metal insert from the stock airbox or the bolt that holds the new airbox to the body will go right through the hole. The instructions miss that detail. Other then that, no other problems.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: Other Salinas, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 06, 2012


    Went with the simple and straightforward cold air intake design from Roush. Install was a breeze, took about 25 minutes. Immediately could hear a difference in exhaust note and the throttle response improvements.....acceleration seems much smoother. Best bang for the buck if you do not want a cold air that deviates from a clean factory look under the hood.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Dayton, OH

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  • 5/5

    August 16, 2011

    Super Easy

    This product was extremely easy to install. Do yourself a favor and watch the video though. I watched it twice and didn't even take out the instructions and was done in a little over 30 minutes. As far as the performance goes I haven't road tested yet but it has got to be better than stock. Thanks AM for the great product and shipping!

    Mr. Bill

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 21, 2011

    2011 mustang gt roush intake

    The roush intake for the 2011 mustang gt is a great add on for the money. simple to install, improved sound and fuel economy and quicker throttle response. engine appearance is improved as well.

    jonathan valentine

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 13, 2012

    Haven't really noticed anything

    I'm all about roush but not this product. Installation was fast and easy. I would expect this product to be cheaper seeing how you use the majority of the stock parts. Had to drill a couple of holes to make the wiring wrap around and look neater. Haven't noticed any gains except maybe 1-2 mpg. Maybe after a tune which will be done soon.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT El Paso,TX

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Sorry to hear that you haven't felt much of a gain after installing this Roush CAI. For most bolt on gains between 8-12 hp, some people can't feel the actual power increase even though it is there. Once you get the tune that it seems you plan to, you will definitely feel the power increase due to getting gains throughout a larger portion of your power band.

      Lisa , Content Specialist

  • 5/5

    October 09, 2010


    Just installed this intake, installation was a breeze, everything fit just right and the instructions were very clear. I added the Bama tune to go along with the intake and everything came to life just right and the performance is right where I expected it to be. Also, I HATED how my car would bog under normal driving conditions when rolling from a stop. The tune and intake literally made this problem disappear.

    Willy P

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2011

    Great product, easy install

    Great product, took about 40 minutes to install. Only problem was a bit of confusion about where the MAF harness installs. Instructions said reinstall in holes on filter box and there aren't any. But clips before and after harness hold it securely so no real problem. Notice slight improvement in performance, a little peppier, Overall very happy with product.

    Steve Gretsuk

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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