Review & Install Video
Hey. I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com with my detailed review and breakdown of the aFe Pro 5R Momentum Series Cold Air Intake Kit fitting the 2015 through current Mustang GT. So, in this video, I'm gonna break down the construction and materials of this kit. We're gonna talk about what you should expect to be spending, who this might appeal to. And then, last but not least, we're gonna hit the installation. But, right off the bat, we're giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You should have this kit on your car at about an hour tops.So if you're the S550 owner that's just getting into modifying your car and you're looking to either make a weekend warrior, a show car, or if you're just looking to make your daily commute that much more enjoyable, I would definitely suggest checking out this kit, as you're gonna be improving your horsepower, torque and throttle response, all while having a complete and very nice to look at package under the hood.So not only is this kit gonna be a great addition for some of the aforementioned reasons but a Cold Air Intake is gonna be one of the first mods that anyone is gonna do if you're a car nut. And this is gonna drastically clean up your engine bay, all while creating a little bit of horsepower, torque and throttle response, all while not requiring a handhold tuner or a custom tune. So that being in the construction here, it's evident right out of the box that this is definitely a very well-built kit.We're gonna see that aFe is gonna have this comprised predominantly of roto-molded plastic construction featuring a free-flowing filter as well as having a unique one piece air box which is gonna have a small window right upfront here, so you can look in and see just how dirty or clean your filter is. So the filter itself is gonna feature a polyurethane frame as well as having five layers of progressively finer gauze.Now, this gauze within this filter is gonna be oiled to ensure that you're gonna get the best amount of performance as well as ensuring that it will filter out any type of contaminants from getting into your engine. So another great feature about the filter itself is that this is gonna be a washable and reusable filter. So once 10,000 to 15,000 miles down the road comes along and you take a look in this little window right here and it's time to pull this, simply all you need to do is just take this down, pull it out, wash it, re-oil it and you're good to go.So, right off the bat, one of the first things that you're to see about this kit is that it's gonna feature the unique one piece air box design. Now, most if not all of S550 Cold Air Intake Kits are gonna feature this design. I actually think it's pretty cool looking. Not only that, you're gonna have a little window right up here to check and see what kind of condition your filter is in, just to make sure it's not getting too dirty.So another great aspect about this kit, in my opinion, is the fact that aFe had this engineered to work hand-in-hands with the channel that's gonna be built into the stock S550's grill. So that essentially means that you're gonna be forcing cooler and denser air into your intake which essentially is going to equate to better performance. Now, I do wanna add that most if not all of the S550 Cold Air Intake Kits are going to be a no tune required setup.Now, that's gonna be due predominantly because of the design of the mass air flow here. Now, I wanna make sure you guys know that this kit is only going to yield high single-digit gains. And if you're really looking to maximize the most amount of power possible, I would definitely suggest checking out a custom tune or a handheld tuner as they're essentially going to work hand-in-hand together.So in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending right around 430 bucks for this kit. Now, all that's gonna be towards the top of the spectrum. You're to be getting away with a very nice-looking kit under the hood that is sure to turn heads as well as picking up a marginal amount of performance. So, again, just by looking at the construction of this kit for the unique one piece air box, it's gonna have the window right here, roto-molded plastic construction, the free-flowing filter, and even down to the silicone couplers as well as clamps. This is definitely a very well-built kit, in my opinion.Now, there's definitely a few other options out there for less. But I think this kit is honestly worth its weight in gold just by how it feels in my hands as well as tinkering around with it here in the shop. So in terms of the installation here, this is definitely not rocket science. And just like I had said in the beginning of the video, you're looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour tops to get this onto your Mustang.So the installation alone is definitely gonna be a large selling point for me as, like I said before, this is not brain surgery or rocket science. You are merely pulling off your factory intake and swapping it out for this one. The installation alone is incredibly easy. So with a little bit of elbow grease and a little bit of patience you're gonna have this on your Mustang in about an hour tops.So one last bit here is that I would definitely make sure that after everything is installed, make sure your connections are all buttoned up and secured tightly. In the event that they're not, you're probably gonna throw a check engine light and it's only gonna be for a vacuum line, so just make sure that everything is on secured and tight.All right. So just to wrap things up here, this intake from aFe has a simple yet effective design that, in my opinion, is definitely one of the more attractive looking options out there for the S550. Once you pop your hood, you're definitely gonna have some questions, especially in terms of this window right here. Now, not only is that gonna be a cool conversation piece but it's gonna give you the ability, again, to check your filter and make sure that it's in great condition.So, again, for the quality of materials, having a free-flowing filter that's gonna last a lifetime, as well as improving your performance, this is a no-brainer for me. So that's my review and breakdown of the aFe Momentum Pro 5R Cold Air Intake Kit fitting the 2015 through current S550 GT available right here at americanmuscle.com.