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SR Performance Cold Air Intake (86-93 5.0L)

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Features & Details

  • Increased Horsepower and Throttle Response
  • Reusable High Flow Air Filter
  • Polished Aluminum Finish
  • Simple Installation
  • No Tune Required
  • Fits 1986-1993 5.0 V8 Mustangs
Improves Horsepower. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces the stock air box and restrictive paper filter element in your 1986-1993 5.0 mustang with a high flow filter assembly for a noticeable increase in horsepower and throttle response while filtering out destructive power robbing dust particles. This CAI pulls cooler denser air from inside the inner fender well to make more power that you can feel.

Reusable Filter. Included in this kit is a High Flow reusable air filter. So no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Polished Finish. An SR Performance Cold Air Intake not only improves horsepower and acceleration, but it also improves your mustangs under hood appearance with a striking polished aluminum finish. Now you can have the best of both worlds, performance and style.

Simple Install. SR Performance Cold Air Intake kits are relatively easy to install with basic hand tools. No extra modifications are required for the installation. See the video below for an overview of the installation process.

Application. This Cold Air Intake is designed as a direct fit replacement for the 1989 to 1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs, and for the 1986 to 1988 Mustang owners that do not have the factory MAF just pick up the BBK Speed Density CAI Adapter Kit for a perfect fit!

Please Note. This Cold Air Intake will fit the 1986-1988 Mustangs with an optional Speed Density Adapter or with a Mass Air Conversion.

Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) 3.5" Straight Through Coupler
  • (2) 3" Straight Through Coupler
  • (4) 65mm - 89mm Hose Clamp
  • (3) 78mm - 101mm Hose Clamp
  • (1) 3.5" Pipe
  • (1) 3" Pipe
  • (1) Fender Shield
  • (1) Mass Air Flow Bracket
  • (1) Cone Filter
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 86-93 5.0 V8 Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Aluminium Finish: Polished
Manufacture: N/A Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93

Fits 5.0L V8's Only

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American Muscle Cold Air Intake Kit

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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about how much of a hp boost does this intake put out ? I have an 89 LX 5.0 that is completely stock except exhaust. im looking for just a little bit of a boost to mess around with on the street. I also purchased a PCD chip that im waiting on to come in. would you also happen to know the cheapest and easiest way of getting a little more hp?


  • Cheapest route: Cold Air Induction - Remove Air Pump (if equipped) *Note - Install Off Road H Pipe if removing Air Pump* - Remove AC (depending upon your climate) - Headers - Chip - Beside that your going to get into some engine modification and more money. More expensive route: On the engine side would be cam, heads, and intake to get more horses.


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Is this smog legal?


  • This cold air intake will not pass smog inspections or any state that is adopting the California CARB regulations.


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Will a BBK air filter fit on this CAI


  • Hello! It depends on the size of the BBK filter.


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With a 70mm throttle body and egr do I also need a 70mm mass air sensor?


Will this cold air intake work with the C I 76mm MAF upgrade kit


  • The C&L Performance 76mm MAF Upgrade Kit is specifically designed for use on the 1993 SVT Cobra Mustang equipped with the iconic 5.0L pushrod engine. Reuses the stock electronics. It is also tuned for 24 Lbs injectors. As long as you have those requirements the upgrade will work.

    AM MikeW

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Will this fit on a 2.3L engine for the 1993 mustang? If not, are there any that will?


  • Hey Ryder, So unfortunately this will not fit your 2.3L fox. The intake tubing is fitted differently as well as mounts to a different location in the vehicle. As far as finding a set up that fits I would say to speak to a manufacturer directly like BBK or similar to find a kit that works for you!


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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 3.952096 4.0
  • Fit 3.843374 3.8

  • 4/5

    June 21, 2010

    American Muscle Cold Air Intake Kit

    I purchased this cold air intake system for my 1989 Mustang Lx Coupe with a built 5.0 in it. My previous cold air intake set up was a ram air style and was sucking in hot air from inside the engine bay. This new one is great since it mounts in your fender well and pulls in cooler air. The install was fairly easy, I did most of it by myself but some parts of the install is a lot easier if you have someone helping you. The only problems I ran into is that the tube that runs into your fender well is a bit too long and makes it a pain to mount the filter inside the fender well. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because the filter doesn't come pre-oiled and doesn't include a small tube of oil for the filter. I had to run to my local auto parts store and pick up a K&N Intake Filter Recharge Kit which included cleaner and oil for $12.00. Hope this review helped. Thanks.

    Jake E.

    Year: 1989

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  • 5/5

    September 22, 2010

    American Muscle Cold Air Intake

    I bought this kit as a cheaper, better option than my HAI and I couldn't be more happy! Installation was a breeze and it looks good too! I didn't have to make any cuts that everyone else is complaining about so I give this product 5 out of 5 stars! Keep the good deals coming AM!

    Billy E.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 06, 2012

    Cold Air Intake for my 1987 GT

    Good product in EVERY since of the word! Product is made for 89-93 5.0 for mass air but it bolted/matched up perfectly on my 87! All I had to do was purchase the BBK adaptor for speed density models and it worked and fit perfectly! I did not have to cut down the pipes at all to clear the strut tower as others had mentioned and the install was a breeze! Definately the best way to install this is to assemble the filter to the elbow it connects to 1st and feed it up through the fender well from underneath (be careful cuz you dont want to scratch it up...I would just put a towel or something over the opening that you'll be coming through and you should be fine!) once you get that in place the rest is simple! A very tight and secure fit once together and really was no need for the support bracket that comes with it. A DEFINATE difference in performance was noticed!!! Looks and performs better what more could I ask for! I definately debated on spending the extra $$$ on a better name CAI but after receiving/installing this I'm glad I decided to save the extra $$$ to go into future orders! Lastly, make sure that you purchase the K&N Filter Recharge Kit because you will need to oil the filter prior to use! Hopefully this review helped!


    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT Almost Heaven, W.V.

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  • 5/5

    July 26, 2010

    American Muscle Cold Air Intake Kit

    Just as others had said, I had to trim one of the tubes to get proper fitment of the filter and requires picking up the K&N recharge kit. Otherwise the airflow and power difference is noticable.

    AARON N.

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  • 5/5

    April 20, 2010


    Great Product and you can't beat the prize $75.00 on special. My brother and I removed the old original filter assembly and install the new one, one person could do it and use common sense because there no instructions i got two 3.5" couplers and one 3" i installed it anyway but i called amerian muscle the guy understood my problem right away and he mailed me a new set got the part i needed and I mailed the rest back. I could feel the difference in the engine right away it's great and didn't use the bracket i scrached it a little bit but polished it and looks new again.

    Lazaro R

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  • 5/5

    January 28, 2010

    Very good for the money

    This kit is really good, and for only $80... Has a nice filter as well as finish on the parts. The filter is also washable making it more durable. Installs easy but may need a second person for a V8.

    Kyle B.

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  • 1/5

    March 17, 2014

    Disappointed in this product.

    The assembly looks cheap. Filter appears to be an immitation k&n. Installation was not a good fit. No advantage noticed with this installation over the factory one.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: Other

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 04, 2013

    Good Bang for the Buck, But at a Cost.

    So here's the deal. This SR Cold Air Kits is NOT a bolt-on breeze. Let's talk about the good stuff first... Well, for $70 you really can't get a better true cold air kit. In fact, you can send a lot more for a lot less if you go with many of the other kits out there in this price range. The tubes look great, feels custom without being boy-racer-ish. Good polished finish, seemingly good quality aluminum. The fender wall plate is very much a desiding factor in buying this kit. Again, giving a clean custom look and function without having to cut, bent of weld a single piece. Most of the required parts are included in the box. Now on to the sort comings... Well, sad to say it, but much like much out there, this kit is made in China and shows in from the moment you open the box. You will find notably absent directions of any kind. Also you will find out that the pipes themselves are a bit off in length and angle of bend. This means when bolted up, nothing fits quite right. Requiring machining in order to work as intended. Plus you will be additionally required to relocate the mass air assembly onto a bracket provided in the kit. It's a one-bolt set-up that is not as robust as the factory bracket. You will need to source a sturdy sheet metal bolt and three sturdy rubber bushings to mount between the new bracket and mass air assembly. This serves two vital needs. Firstly it's help isolate the assembly from vibration like the factory bracket, and secondly, maintains a similar mount hight to stock for proper fitting of the new pipes... Why the kit designers didn't simply take advantage of the excellent oem mass air bracket I do not understand... *Please note that if you do not mount the mass air assembly with bushings you will need to use shorter screws than stock... Then we have the connector hose & claps. While the clamps are good quality standard worm style claps, the connecting hoses are not. This is really where this kit shows its Chineseness and cost cutting. The smell of this rubber will be familiar to anyone who's ever enterered a dollar store. And while I can get passed that. I cannot get passed the fact that these connector hoses will not stand the test of time. Mine started deforming days after installation... They are useable, I just wouldn't advise it... I invested in a superior set of connecting hoses from Silicone Intakes .com. It costs a bit but well worth the peace of mind knowing that the connections won't fail at the worst moment down the line. Now on to the filter provided. Well I won't beat around the bush. It's darn small folks. Plus it hasn't been pre-oiled so you'll have to head to your local car pasts place and pick-up a kit to oil it up. The filter itself looks nice but is very much an attempt at looking performance but not being it. It's not branded SR and while being made of better quality rubber, it's still in the same family as those sorry connecting hoses... I opted to simply go with a much larger K&N clamp filter. It's pre-oiled for one thing, it's much better quality, and gives a better performance. You will notice a very pleasing sound coming from your fender under heavy acceleration! lol... The one I chose is quite large and ran $70. Basically the cost of the whole kit, I know. lol... But there are literally dozens of less expensive K&N filters to chose from. Slightly less massive ones are as little as $30. Anyway. I'd recommend upgrading the filter, it is after all a very important piece. Bottom line is this. The $70 SR Cold Air Kit is good for the money, with many good features and pieces I like a lot. It's a pretty straight forward installation even without directions. You can use this kits pretty much as is. You will need some time and patience putting it together though. You will need to drill a mounting bracket hole, machine the pipes to fit, find shorter mass air mount screws/ cut them down/ or buy bushings, lastly you will need to oil the SR air filter. I would recommend this kit without hesitation, but only with a few tips. The way I went looks like this: SR Cold Air Kit...$70 K&N performance air filter...$70 Silicone double reinforced connector hoses...$40 Sway bar grade rubber bushings...$5.00 Corrosion resistant mounting bolt...$1.50 Total...$186.50 Sold my unused SR air filter for $20 on Craigslist. Makes the total $166.50 Not the cheapest, but certainly less than a BBK or K&N all in one kit. I'm very pleased with the result in performance and appearance, so I really don't mind the extra expense. Should look and run well for many years to come. Hope my expirience was helpful. Buy the kit and have fun!!


    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Bethesda, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 26, 2012

    Why pay more? Thanks A.M.!

    The install took all of 45 mins... Without a hitch. Trimmed the 1 elbow 3/4". Slipped filter on from the underside... NO NEED TO CUT YOUR FENDER. I read the reviews before I purchased, so I had the filter/ oil kit already. I really can not understand how the other companies charge 3x for the same product. This CAI really brought my car 90 stock verti to life. What more can I say?


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    June 05, 2011

    a caveman can do it!

    install was easy, only speedbump was getting the filter on the tubing. then i realized that the filter did not need to go on the tube all the way, just a half inch then use the fastener to secure it...which was a bit hard to get a screwdriver to angle thru the fender opening because the filter was inside the fenderwell. once its in, it looks good. i didnt use the brace that mounts to the mass air meter...didnt need to really, its very solid. does not come with bolts though. over all great setup. i had a mac CAI on my 89 coupe 5.0 and now this one on my 91 GT...same stool if you ask me!

    David C.

    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 04, 2013

    Good for stocking cars

    I like the fit and finish of this intake a lot, the only down fall is with a larger throttle body. I have a bbk 70mm tb and could barely get the rubber fitting over it. The tube in the kit that is between the maf and tb is smaller that my tb! Even with that said it is a great intake, and is a better intake than the other more expensive intakes that I've seen.


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT Goodland, ks

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 09, 2013

    Not a good design

    I need to get shorter screws for the air meter, the metal support for the air meter goes in different direction. the pipes barely fit.


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 25, 2010

    American Muscle CAI Kit.

    Price was fair, install was a challenge; I had to grind oval in fender well to get it to fit, scrathed, and put a few small dings in tubing. Performance wise it might have a bit more of a punch to it at low speed/RPM's than my old March ram air; haven't hit 60-80 mph yet... Overall a good buy!


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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    August 09, 2017

    Very dissatisfied

    First time American Muscle has let me down. Fit VERY poorly. The mounting bracket for the the inner fender only lined up with one bolt. Not what I expected from American Muscle. Also had no instructions in the kit. Went online and found instructions that were very vague . Came with a bracket that wasn't explained in the instructions also. No more SR parts for this guy. Name brand only


    Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

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  • 1/5

    July 31, 2017

    NO fit

    NO fiting i am very sad To buy this part because it was missing fiting part


    Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 28, 2017

    Perfect fit

    I love my new cold air intake. Bolts right on. Adding horse power was never so easy


    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 23, 2016

    Beautiful addition under the hood

    Haven't had a chance to drive it but it definitely sounds better and looks excellent. I paired this with 10mm wires and new sparks so I can't wait to pull it out but so far I am completely satisfied, plus the fast am shipping.


    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 10, 2014

    You get what you pay for

    Like others have stated, one of the tubes is too long and needs to be ground down. The filter is also too large to pass through the inner fender, and needs to be installed by threading it in from underneath. Kinda disappointed in the fact that they did not include mounting bolts or even pre-oil the filter. If I was to do it again, I would get a more expensive, better fitting kit. However, this is very cheap, and easily fixed.


    Year: 1986 Submodel: GT

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 20, 2014

    Should have listened!

    Let me preface this by saying, that if you don't mind hacking up and piecing together this system with other parts, then it may very well work for you. However I take this as a classic case of "you get what you pay for". For one there are no directions however anyone with mechanical aptitude should be able to figure it out. The intake elbow from MAF to TB is entirely too long. Why create a bracket to move the stock MAF location and not supply any bolts to attach said MAF bracket to the frame? Should just cut a proper piece of pipe to fit with the stock bracket. The pipe from the MAF to the fender well may very well line up but at this point I had thrown my hands in the air and put a proper tube "C&L" from MAF to TB and because I reused the stock mount bracket for the MAF there was no way the filter was lining up with the fender well intake bracket. Overall complete mess of a kit. I would rather pay the 200+ for a proper fitting fender well kit, that would not waste my time and make me wait a week for an ill fitting system. Once again some may have been able to make it work, however I am willing to be none of them used all parts as intended. Highly upset, at best it's a $70 dollar lesson learned.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT California, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 13, 2013

    88 Cold Air Induction

    Would prefer if the filter element could be installed through the original opening for the housing instead of through the fender well. Beside that good price, nice look, easy install.


    Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Detroit, MI, USA

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