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Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake with SynthaFlow Oiled Filter (11-14 GT)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hi I’m Justin with, and I’m going to be breaking down Airaid’s Cold air, and race cold air intake, fitting the 2011 and newer Mustang GT. At first glance it would appear that both of these intakes from Airaid are identical, and that’s because they pretty much are, both intakes feature the same molded high density polyethelene tube and heat shield, the same black couplers, and the same massive SynthaFlow filter, but there is one exception and that would be this removable, modular Venturi insert, that is included with the regular version of the airaid, but is not included with the race version. When installed, the insert reduces the air flow enough so that you can run this intake on your Coyote motor without the need for a performance tune, and still make more power over your stock airbox. With the insert removed however you’re letting more air into the engine and it’s at that point the performance tune becomes required. That makes the Race intake from Airaid an excellent choice for the Mustang owner that already has a tune in place, on the other hand if you’re on a budget and you’re not ready to pull the trigger on a tune just yet, the regular Airaid may be the better option. Install the intake with the included insert, then enjoy some decent gains until you’re ready for a tune. At that point remove the insert, upload your tune, and you’re instantly on your way to making more power. With our baseline runs already out of the way, we want to see just how much power we can expect when using these intakes. Of course since we’re looking for the biggest gains possible, we’re going to run the Airaid without the insert installed and pair it up with one of our custom Bama tunes. Installing the Airaid onto your car is an easy enough task for any backyard mechanic to tackle, in about an hour’s time using basic hand tools. The custom Bama tune is going to do a lot of things for our GT, including tweaking your fuel ratios, optimize our spark timing, and adjust our variable cam timing. The tune should also help our automatic here with increased shift firmness and adjustable shift points. With the Airaid installed and the tune uploaded let’s make another hit here on the Dyno and see what the results are. Our baseline run with our automatic 2011 GT gave us 336 horsepower and 302 ft/lbs of torque, with our Airaid and Bama combination we put down 362 horsepower and 336 ft/lbs of torque making for a peak gain of 33 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 36 horsepower and 60 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. So that wraps up my review of the cold air intake and race intake from Airaid, whether you already have a tune, or you’re planning on picking one up down the road, Airaid’s two options make it a whole lot easier to pick the ideal option for your setup, and as always they can both be found right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Increases of Up to 36 RWHP & 62 RWTQ
      • Improves Fuel Efficiency
      • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
      • Filters are Washable and Reusable
      • Not CARB Certified, Thus Not Legal For Sale or Use in California
      • NO Computer Re-Tune Required w/ Modular Venturi Tube Installed
      • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L Mustang GT


      Increase Horsepower and Torque. Airaid Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your engine maximum air flow, which translates to more horsepower, torque and better fuel efficiency. This Airaid CAI kit completely replaces your 2011-2014 GT Mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow Airaid filter assembly for an increase of 36 more horsepower and 62 more torque at the rear wheels.

      No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the 2011-2014 GT Mustangs, the Airaid CAI does not require a computer re-tune when installed with the included "Modular Venturi Tube". The Modular Venturi Tube (MVT) can be removed for off-road use when combined with a custom tune. By utilizing state of the art computer-aided designs, Airaid Intake Systems offer unmatched fit, finish, and power!

      Superior Filtration. Each cold air intake provides superior air filtration, since it includes an Airaid Premium Filter with SynthaFlow® technology. SynthaFlow® is a synthetic nano-fiber material that traps the smallest dirt particles that ordinary cotton-gauze "performance" filters just can't capture. Airaid Premium Filters, with SynthaFlow® can capture particulates down to 2 microns in size. Best of all, Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

      Not CARB Certified.This is not CARB certified, therefore not legal for sale or use in California, or any state adopting California's emissions standards.

      This Airaid Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustangs and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer when installed with the included "Modular Venturi Tube."

      Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

      Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

      MPN# 450-264

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • March 26, 2020

        5 2014 GT - ShalvaJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        My car started to breath

        Great product. Love the performance and the sound it makes on high RPM

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      • March 23, 2020

        4 2013 GT - Brayanr1 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great first mod

        Decided to start off my build with this product first and it was a great first start. With the removable insert it has the opportunity of adding a tune later on and getting more power and it was a super quick and easy install. Looks great under the hood and gave my car a much better sound!

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      • February 14, 2020

        5 2011 GT - BrianH Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

        Hop up the HP.

        Paired this with a cat back exhaust and sounds and runs great. Chose this intake as it is modifiable if I want to tune the car.

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      • October 22, 2019

        5 2011 GT - RanDaMan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Feel The Power!

        Before getting this system I would have a lag in throttle response. Now I’m getting all the power I need and then some, without a tune!!. Best system out there. Also made the exhaust a little louder in my opinion. I have Outlaws Axle and Scavenger X Pipe

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      • August 05, 2019

        5 2013 GT - Panasonik Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great fit

        Read instructions and it is a perfect fit, looks good to

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      • August 05, 2019

        5 2013 GT - JasonW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Easy Install

        Easy Install and perfect fit. Noticable acceleration increase.

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      • August 01, 2019

        5 2014 GT - NickARuiz Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Definitely worth the investment and even better with a tune.

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      • July 03, 2019

        5 2014 GT - Toolman Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Went together very easy, along with dyno tune ( no other mods ) car put down 414 Hp at the wheels

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      • June 11, 2019

        1 2013 GT - KeithM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Not a cold air intake

        At idle my air temp is 40 degrees higher than factory airbox. At 60 mph the air temp is 10 degrees higher than factory airbox.

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      • May 12, 2019

        4 2013 GT - TheRealDSummers Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Not bad

        It didn’t take too long to install and I like the little whistle it has. Also a small boost in power.

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      Questions & Answers (28 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      will a cold air intake void my ford warranty? i still have a warranty on my 2011 mustang, will a cai void that warranty?

      • No checked with my Ford dealer and does not affect warranty

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      Cleaning the synthaflow filter Do you have to clean the filter, and if so, what do you use, and how?

      • You can use the Airaid Filter Recharge Kit to clean your air filter. Check out the link below for more details!

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      How many Horsepower can you gain without a tune ??

      • The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake without a tune will add about +11 HP and +11 TQ to the 11'-14' Mustang GT.

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      is this CAI california CARB legal?

      • No it is not C.A.R.B legal. I contacted Airaid and they told me to pass smog the original intake needs to be in place.

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      I installed the airaide on my 13 GT . I dont have the inner tube for use without a tune . However I installed it anyways because I didnt know at the time .. my check engine light came on . Is it safe to use before tune ?

      • We do not recommend using the intake with the Modular Venturi Tube removed unless a tune is installed.

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      10 More Questions
      Is this intake legal in California? 1 answer
      Which throttle body can I buy from the site that’ll fit with this CAI? I’m looking to get the Boss 302 intake manifold also. I want to know which throttle body is best for that setup. 1 answer
      Can i use this CAI without the modular venturi tube if my car has the ford performance cal tune installed. Thanks, bruce 1 answer
      Will I have issues with my ingine light ? 1 answer
      I’m planning to order this now , does this not require tune but I can tune later on right ? Will these fit my stock throttle on mine 2012 mustang GT 5.0 or do I need a bigger throttle??? 1 answer
      Will i have isssus with my ingine light ? I’m planning to get this and does not required tune right? But I can add it later on 1 answer
      I already have a Bama tume. If I add this cold air intake do I have to re-do the tune? (love the Bama tune!!!!) Blair 1 answer
      Does this model come with a sound tube delete cap? 1 answer
      Hey guys I’m thinking about purchasing this intake but I want to pair it with a Bk 85mm throttle body. Does anyone know if they bolt right up to each other or if any modifications are necessary. 1 answer
      Will this be fine in the rain? Or do you need a pre filter or cover? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Intake Tube
      • (1) Premium Air filter
      • (1) Modular Venturi Tube
      • (1) Silicone Reducer
      • (1) Filter Adapter
      • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
      • (1) 25" Weather Stripping
      • Clamps & Necessary Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Cold Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
      Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
      Manufacturer: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

      Not Compatible with the Boss 302 Intake Manifold.

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