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Steeda Cold Air Intake - Manual (11-14 GT)

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  • MPN# 555-3155

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  • Gain Up to 44 Hp/52 lb-ft Torque
  • 101mm MAF Housing
  • Superior Quality
  • Reusable, Lifetime Filter
  • Easy Installation
  • Made in the USA
  • Computer Tune Required
  • Fits 2011-2014 Mustang GT 6-Speed Manual
Gain Up to 44 HP. Gain up to 44 horsepower and 52 lb-ft of torque with Steeda's cold air intake for your 2011-2014 Mustang GT. Think adding 44 ponies out of your 5.0 sounds too good to be true? These impressive numbers have been dyno-proven by Steeda, ensuring your Mustang will also achieve significant gains with this system and a custom tune.

Innovative Design. A result of Steeda's unique partnership with Ford, this intake keeps the factory cold air feed ducting from the front bumper and uses a stainless steel heat shield to prevent hot air from entering your engine bay. Combined with their "ProFlow" intake tube, your Mustang will keep its factory noise tube and PCV tubes for less mess in your engine bay, less noise, and less heat.

101mm MAF Housing. This Steeda cold air intake kit now features a larger 101mm MAF housing (MAF not included). Please note that orders shipped before 7/23/2012 will contain the smaller 95mm mass air housing.

Easy Installation. Installing the Steeda Intake for your 2011-2014 GT takes about an hour, and requires only basic tools.

Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Application. This Steeda Cold Air Intake is designed for the 2011-2014 Mustang GT 5.0 with the 6-speed manual transmission only, requires a new computer tune. We also carry the Steeda Cold Air Intake for the 2011-2014 GT with the automatic transmission.

Technical Note. For Mustangs with a Boss 302 Intake Manifold, Steeda offers a Cold Air Intake, part# 555-3162, that features an intake tube that was designed specifically for the Boss 302 Intake Manifold.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Air filter
  • (2) Silicone Coupler
  • (1) MAF Housing
  • (4) Clamps
  • Heat shield/Air box
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT (manual) Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Plastic Finish: Black
Manufacturer: Steeda Computer Tune Required: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

Fits Manual Transmission GT's Only

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nice item

pretty easy and fitment was really good, only thing is that I didn't know was steeda doesn't include the billet part on the heat shield, beside that very happy ASh

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The 5.0 likes to breathe... let it!

Ordered this and got a tune from Steeda... LOVE IT! Uncork's a lot of the motors potential by letting it breathe! This should have been my first mod instead of starting with the suspension...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Is this intake applicable with the 2013 Boss 302?


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Would this work with a cervinis stalker ram air hood, with a duct going directly to the intake?


  • This kit should work with the hood no problem. The filter on this kit ends up in the stock airbox location which the Cervinis hood is designed to work with.


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I have a 2011 mustang Gt, my only concern is - since this has an open airfilter and not a housed one like the stock. should i be concerned about water getting on the filter from a carwash and or rain? I know the C L intakes, they make a special platform to protect the open airfilter from any leaks from the hood.


  • I have the Steeda Cold Air Intake on my Cobra, and that's the way to go. Duke 7


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Will this work on a 2011 Mustang GT with the Boss Intake Manifold?


  • Yes, it should, if you are still running your stock throttle body. Any difference in throttle body size may require slight alterations or small sections of plastic or rubber tubing to accommodate and some cutting.


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Does the outer housing completely seal the hood vent on the driver's side? In other words, is the vent still able to function as a heat extractor?


  • Yes, engine heat is dissipated in many areas of the engine compartment. The shield around this air filters keeps the hot engine compartments air, from getting into the induction system. DUKE7


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Does this work with the FRPP Tune? Main question is in the title: does this CAI works with the Ford Racing Performance Tune? Also, is it possible to have it red instead of blue?


  • Yes.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

  • Performance Gain 4.608696 4.6
  • Fit 4.391304 4.4

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2015

    A little annoying

    It's a great product and definitely gives better performance, but a little annoying to fit. But once it's finally in and your car is tuned then you really feel the power underneath your foot.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT El Sobrante, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 06, 2013

    The 5.0 likes to breathe... let it!

    Ordered this and got a tune from Steeda... LOVE IT! Uncork's a lot of the motors potential by letting it breathe! This should have been my first mod instead of starting with the suspension...


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 15, 2013

    nice item

    pretty easy and fitment was really good, only thing is that I didn't know was steeda doesn't include the billet part on the heat shield, beside that very happy ASh


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Conroe, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 30, 2011

    Nice Product

    Thought the product was a relatively easy install. One of the pics for the instructions was kinda confusing but with very little common sense one could make out how the product worked from the other pics!!! The written instructions for piecing together new box and installing it were easy to understand. Basically all tools needed was nut driver for the clamps, socket set and wrench for taking out and installing old and new box, scissors for cutting off extra length of gasket that wasn't needed. An earlier review said it was confusing but it really isn't, although the heat shield is somewhat cheaply made in my opinion too. As for hp gains im not sure yet but from all other reviews it seems to be great so can't wait to try it out!!!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 03, 2012

    Best Cold Air Kit On The Market

    Package arrived well boxed & protected, no missing parts. Directions were very straight forward. I would recommend to be very careful around the metal box as it is sharp. I encountered a small cut while handling it. I took my time and from start to finish it took approx 90 minutes. After install I added the BAMA 91 Race tune I had set up for this kit. Power increase is very noticeable. Motor has a deeper sound a light throttle and really comes alive once past 3,000 RPM. This motor REALLY needs a good CAI. I chose the STEEDA CAI due to it's retention of the factory air ducting from the grill area as most other kits eliminate this important feature as it gives you the densest air charge possible which helps to add to more HP & TQ as well as MPG versus the other CAI's on the market. Throttle response is very crisp. This kit is much more durable and classy looking IMO over other kits. HP & TQ results were a net gain of 39.3 HP & 42.6 TQ across the power band. For the $$ spent, that's a VERY good value. I spent hours reviewing ALL the other CAI kits on the market (fit & finish), appearance, HP gains, and when considering the relatively minor differences in price plus the fact that FORD partnered with STEEDA made this kit the clear choice for me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this kit.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Surprise,Arizona

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  • 5/5

    February 02, 2011

    Steeda CAI and SCT

    Installed the Steeda CAI and SCT tune. All I can say is WOW! Hugh difference in performance. It is much more torque and at the same time is very driveable. Easy and quick performance modification!


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 22, 2014

    Best CAI

    I had the Airaid CAI. I decided to buy this one instead but of the big number difference. As soon i put this on, i felt immediate better throttle response, and power! ALSO, for the whistle lovers...this makes a lot higher of a whistle sound than the airaid. i wish i would of bought this first. only problem i had is the MAF sensor, the torx/torq bolt what ever they are called they were not threaded threat. so something went wrong somewhere, i took the sensor off and they went in perfect. but as soon as i tried to tighten the sensor up it just did not work so it stripped the screw out (not my error i know what im doing) so i had to go buy new screws and have a mechanic install it.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT nj

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  • 5/5

    June 01, 2011

    Steeda CAI

    Well all I can say is WOW! The intake was relatively easy to install and the car felt great until it grenaded cylinder 8! Now I have a brand new car with 4200 miles on it that will have to go in for warranty "if the cover it" and have the engine repaired. After feeling a slight miss at idle and the CEL coming on I scanned it to find a code P0308 and pulled the plug on cylinder 8 to find it covered in oil which seems to be a broken ring land on a piston from what the others I've found who have the same problem were told. This sucks! But hey it's a great product! LMAO!

    Dave Planckard

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 17, 2010


    Easy to intall, dyno showed 15hp without tune, and 35hp with BAMA SCT tune. This is the best CAI for the new 5.0 on the market!


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  • 3/5

    July 18, 2014

    cai hp

    i reeplaced a Rousch cai with this Steeda cai.this one needs more room cause the tube is bigger.there are alot of fittings. that need tightening.that the Rousch didn't have. As far as hp gained, I can't say I feel more.I have a BKK throttle body on my Boss manifold and this CAi does not hook up very well... Over all. I don't think i have gained much. So, I feel the price is too high


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Billings Montana

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 22, 2014

    Big seat of the pants gain!

    I'll start off by saying that I have the Steeda CAI (from SCT) tune installed that came preloaded in my Sct tuner. I have read on forums that the Bama tune and Steeda tunes will make a good deal more power. Even still, I can tell a huge gain in torque from about 2750rpm all the way to redline. It really pulls a lot harder even at half throttle and quarter throttle than the factory intake did. The in car sound is so much deeper and appeasing than with the quieter factory intake. I have also noticed that my mpg's have increased by about 2 miles per gallon, according to my car's computer. Even though this was a big buck (IMO) CAI, It was defiantly worth it.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Knoxville, TN, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 13, 2013

    Hiccups along the way

    Fit isn't as good as I would like but it performs as advertised and sounds good. Quibble I had was with a portion of the hardware not being shipped with the intake. Had to wait two weeks to get a set of bolts and gave up waiting on it ever arriving and picked up some grade 8's and washes myself. Guess that's the big complaint, sloppy packaging but it is otherwise a nice looking part.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Montana, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 18, 2013

    Excellent first performance upgrade!

    The Steeda CAI is exactly what I was looking for in a first upgrade. The added performance is awesome. The fit and finish of this product is what I was looking for under the hood too. The installation took me about an hour and a half because I had to remove the strut tower stabilizer bar before I could remove the intake cover and I wanted to take my time and do it right. If you work quicker than I did, the whole installation will probably take less than an hour. This is a great product, and I hope AM and Steeda keep up the great work producing and selling these caliber performance upgrades.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Panama City

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 15, 2012

    Great product but heat extractors cause for concern.

    Once installed I like the intake. It really changed the engine sound in the upper RPMS and has an almost turbo diesel truck style whistle sometimes. It looks good under the hood which is something I was looking for. AirAid would have been better but the huge yellow logo was a turnoff. The one I received was black and not stainless which I didn't mind other than the Steeda sticker is now black on black so it defeats the purpose of installing the sticker. Issues: The weather stripping is a pain because I'm meticulous and would have loved for it to have been installed already. Longest part was putting the intake together with the horrible instructions. AM has more detailed instructions than the ones in the box. 20-30 minute install once assembled. Water is allowed to get on the air filter through the heat extractors which I do not like but the only way around it would be the AEM since it is covered. I'm not sure if it will allow it in rain conditions but it got wet when I washed it today. I also feel like since the bottom of the heat extractors goes over the filter it would funnel hot engine air into the cone instead of it going up through the extractors. The metal heat shield/MAF tube could also increase the air temp because I had the MAF tube inside the car while at work and could barely touch it. I still feel like I made the right decision but if AirAid changed their logo I would recommend that one instead.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT North Carolina, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 18, 2013

    best CAI for the Stang...

    This is has supposedly been tested as being better/smoother flowing than any other for the Mustang (perhaps that why so little advertisement for this part from AM?). As past reviews stated - the instructions that come with the intake are a waste. I followed the instructions from the AM website and assembled the kit before getting into the engine compartment. I have the SCT tuner setup that allows you to choose the "101mm Steeda CAI" intake option. With this kit you actually hear suction and sometimes a "whistle" when you get on the throttle. The aluminum velocity stack and use of the existing cold air ducting I think set this kit apart from others. Although if you have the flowmaster outlaws installed the tune/CAI change the tone a bit (makes it smoother). Wish AM had a midwest/west coast warehouse. I ordered this from a place closer to CA so I could receive next day.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT California, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 14, 2011

    Horrible Instructions, Poor finish, Performs as CAI should.

    I bougt this as part of a package with the SCT Tuner. The instruction that come with the CAI are horrible! Ther are on a single sheet of two sided paper. Some of the pictures are reversed left to right as if they are mirror images. The screws, washers and nuts are all lumped together in a plastic bag with no labels to identify the different sizes. The heat shield is unpainted cut and welded sheet metal that I cut my finger on. There were numerous scratches on the interior of the box that the filter sits above. The outside is protected by peel off PVC but the inside isn't. his didn't happen in shipping as it was wrapped in paper. The rubber gasket that seals the box to the hood doesn't stay on the box. It fortunately did line up with all the stock hoses and mounting places. There are no included instructions on how to maintain the filter. It seems to work OK. I installed the Bama 93 Street tune with it and the results are astounding. I called Steeda for a replacement upper gasket as I wasn't happy with the way mine came out. They charged me $4.88 a foot for 4 feet. If I had to do it again,I would probably look to another brand of CAI.

    Scott Berger

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    February 18, 2011

    Steeda Cold Air Intake

    This CAI is great on so many levels. It makes great power, Increased my MPG and It looks great. A must have


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2012

    Steeda cal bama tune

    Awesome product! Makes my boyfriends mustang so amazing!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Old bridge, NJ

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2012

    As expected

    Did I see 44hp increase? Doubt it. Maybe 20.. I do feel a massive pull at the higher rpm though. The tuner will come in handy for mods down the road. It was fairly easy to install even though the directions were slightly flakey.. Not the greatest bang for the buck, but it will probably enhance future mods so I'm okay with it.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT everywhere

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  • 5/5

    April 02, 2011

    bad ass!!!

    Love it !!! too..easy!!!looks great!!!! sounds good!!! with the Bama tune!!!!

    michael kodama

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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