(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install an Airaid Cold Air Intake on your 2011-2012 V6 Mustang
Justin from AmericanMuscle.com, we're here with Chris Thompson from Airaid. He stopped by the shop to tell us a little more about these great Airaid products. We're very familiar with Airaid; we use them on our project cars with great success. Chris, what can you tell us about Airaid that makes it so unique? "Everything we do is digitally designed. It's engineered to fit, it's engineered to work, it's engineered to work without any special tuning. Now, tuning is much, much better. You guys offer a lot of great choices in aftermarket tuning. It'll only enhance the performance of the Mustang. We design our intakes so there's no special gluing required, there's no cutting or hacking of the engine required. If somebody decided to put a stock intake back on, they don't have to go back to Ford to buy another part to put the piece back on. Every intake we do is digitally designed. It's all about the design of the airflow and the linear charge to the throttle body. We use the rotational molding not so much for the heat soaking, but for the shape of the tube we can come up with. By using the rotational molding, it allows us to really give the right shape and form to make sure the product works well." We're very excited—we've got our 2013 Mustang here, probably not even 10 miles on this thing yet, and we already have an Airaid intake on it. Tell us a little more about that. "This is awesome. We're really excited to be here today. This is the first Airaid intake on a 2013 Mustang. We're really excited to be here with you guys. As you can see it fits. We know for sure it fits. We believe we have a hit. We'll do a little bit more testing on it before we release it to the public, but that should happen anytime now." Now, you were telling me earlier, you're working with some legends in the Mustang world. "Well, we're excited about working with Parnelli Jones and his son PJ. Parnelli's been instrumental in helping us come along with the Boss 302 intakes we're trying to develop. Nobody knows the heritage of the Boss 302 better than Parnelli Jones. We worked with PJ on the side by side utility vehicles (Razors, Rhinos, and TRX's). We also sponsored him in the past on his endeavors in the American Le Mans Series, which he ran last year." Chris, thank you so much for educating us on your great Airaid products. And as always, you can find those great Airaid products right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Technical Notes. Will not fit with throttle body spacers.
Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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January 15, 2020
Love it makes an awesome noise and also did improve power. Super easy install.Helpful (0)
October 19, 2019
Awesome Air intake, made my V6 Mustang sound really good and gave me more horse power!Helpful (0)
September 17, 2019
Love this thing... i think the best match for the V6.... fits well, easy install.. looks fantastic... is little more pep in throttle responseHelpful (0)
August 18, 2019
It is a tight fit, but looks perfect once installed. Feel a little performance difference without a tune. Will get a BAMA tuner soon and see how well it will work with a tune.Helpful (0)
June 11, 2019
I Love It. I Felt A Difference The Moment I took It For A Test Drive!Helpful (0)
April 26, 2019
Tricky install, significant difference
I’ve been wanting a CAI for a long time, and I’m glad I finally did. The reason for the missing star is due to the installation. On the 2014 3.7, it is very difficult in two places: the first being putting the coupler onto the throttle body itself, and second: lining up the intake hose to the throttle body and the air box at the same time. There was a lot of hard shoving, and definitely some cursing, when installing the intake hose. However, after calming down, cooling off, and taking it for a ride, it was well worth it. Even with the minor struggles, it was still installed in less than an hour. Some advice: some sort of light grease may help put the coupler on the throttle body. I didn’t use any, but I’ve read other people did that, and it went on much easier. This product looks better, and I immediately noticed better throttle response and a smoother idle. I did not pair this with a tune, just the intake itself.Helpful (1)
April 18, 2019
First true mod I’ve done to the car and it’s wonderful. Really enhances throttle response and makes the exhaust sound a little better. Love the whistle it makes throughout acceleration!Helpful (0)
February 21, 2019
I can tell a big difference on how much extra air is being sucked in. The sound from the CAI is awesome too. Just installed can't tell you if MPG has gone up or down. Little over an hour to install took my timeHelpful (1)
November 06, 2018
Cold air intake
Easy install and right away you feel the difference without a tune upHelpful (6)
October 16, 2018
I don't normally review unless something is special. Yes, there is a bump in power and mpg. Exactly how much I don't know because I also have a Magnaflow catback system and a Ford Racing X pipe. I do know that combo is good for @35 mpg at 65 mph without a tune. The "sucking in air" sound it makes upon acceleration is also pretty cool. So, yes, more power, mpg, and cool sound. But I didn't write this review for thst. No, I did it for Airaid's customer service. I went to clean mine after 35k miles (earlier than manual says but I live in the South with pollen so thick the air turns yellow) and the filter rubber had ripped. I contacted Airaid, gave them the proof of ownership, and they two-day shipped me a new one! No hassle and that filter alone is $60 on this site. Great product with superb customer service. Who could ask for more? Oh, yeah, it's also super easy to install.Helpful (8)
Will this intake cause the check engine light to come on? I've have seen a lot of situations where the CAI causes the check engine light to come on when installed without a tuner, do the airaids avoid that issue?
No not at all you'll be fine I installed mine in 30 mins or less and have had no issues like that.
What will be a better cold air intake for my 2012 mustang v6 I want an intake that will increase my horse power and torque higher than the other cold air intakes.
Usually, I go with the product on the project cars AM makes. It's always the best bang for your buck. I have a blacked out 2012 V6 Mustang, and the majority of mods do to my car are their projects here on AM, to include this CAI. I was very surprised at the power gain for the money. And the sound, the engine breathes SO much better, I'd have bought it for that roar alone. I'd recommend this product over the more expensive competitors, price and performance. This CAI should be the first upgrade anyone does to their 2011-2012 Mustang.
COLD AIR INTAKE DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE OCTANE(85) FOR THIS COLD AIR INTAKE .IF NOT THATS GREAT . IF I BUY ONE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON IS THIS RETURNABLE?
Nope. I bought this exact one and it is a simple bolt on and enjoy product. I have never heard of a check engine light coming on because of this product. I bought it, reviewed it and submitted pictures. I give it a 5/5.
Does this effect the digital readout on the 14 mustang for air temp in? I just bought a 2014 V-6. On the dash, one of the gauges is the air inlet temp. Will this effect that reading on it? I dont know yet where the sensor is, but if in the airbox, i assume it would not work any longer?
No, this will not alter the intake air temp components. The IAT sensor is mounted in the lower grill opening. The only thing mounted in the stock airbox is the MAF sesnsor, and that transfers over to the Airaid.
Will a CAI and tune void my factory warranty? will there be a problem with my warranty if I put a CAI and tune to my mustang v6 2012?
With 2010-down Mustangs, the dealer can't tell that the PCM was flashed once you go back to stock. With a 2011+ Mustang, they can. Regardless, this shouldn't matter, because AM & Bama would never recommend trying to trick the dealer. If you're honest with them, it will go a long way! Call around to some local dealers and speak to the Service Managers about the mods you have planned and what they recommend doing. Having mods won't stop your car from being accepted for warranty work that isn't affected directly by the mods. If you have a dash rattle, or a squeaky control arm, they can't deny it because you have a cold air intake and tune. A mod can only void the warranty if the root cause of the failure/issue is proven to be directly caused by the mod. This is all detailed even further here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Moss_Warranty_Act The only reason you should put the car back to stock before bringing it back to the dealer is to avoid having them write over your custom tune, leaving the programmer locked. Hope this helps!
As long as you don't drive through some serious puddles you should be fine. The cold air is good for your car because its dense and will combust and burn the fuel more efficiently. I go to school in the mountains and my car always runs so much better since the air is much colder than when I'm back at home. So you should be fine!
It is necessary to re-oil an oiled air filter, to provide proper operation. We strongly advise not to use an oiled filter without oil.
The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaFlow Oiled Filter will come pre-oiled out of the packaging ready for installation. No additional oil is required upon removal of the packaging.
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The horsepower numbers for the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake will vary based on vehicle. The sound it produces is from it drawing in more air. IT gives the engine a more throaty sound while also producing the sound of "whooshing" air into the engine.
The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaFlow Oiled Filter should ship with only one red filter. Airaid offers several filters like what you described, this gray filter could be an oiled filter, a dry filter, or a "race day" filter. We would recommend checking for part numbers to understand which filter you recieved prior to using the second filter.
Unfortunately, Airraid does not provide any exact dyno numbers for the amount of power you would see from the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake.
Hey Dubstep, You should have no fitment issues with that setup. This CAI is a direct fit replacement
The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaFlow Oiled Filter will not provide the venturi tube inside the cold air intake. This tube will be a sleeve which will be inserted at the mass air flow sensor when the vehicle is not being tuned for the race style intakes. Since this cold air intake is a non-tune required intake, it does not have the larger diameter piping which would require the tune.
Difference between the oiled filter and the dry filter comes down to preference. Some believe that oiled filters catch more particles but research has shown that there is a extremely slim difference between oiled and dry filters.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Year/Model:||2011-2014 V6||Filter Placement:||Engine Bay|
|Material:||High Density Polyethylene||Finish:||Black|
|Manufacturer:||Airaid||Computer Tune Required:||No|