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Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaFlow Oiled Filter (11-14 V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Increases Throttle Response
  • Improves Horsepower and Torque
  • More Miles Per Gallon
  • Washable, Reusable Filter
  • Better Engine Performance
  • CARB E.O. # D-609-15
  • Fits 2011-2014 Mustang V6
  • NO Computer Re-Tune Required

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Justin from, 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

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 V6 Mustangs restrictive stock air box and paper filter element with a high flow Airaid filter assembly for an increase of more horsepower and more torque at the rear wheels.

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. And best of all Airaid's Premium Filters are washable and re-usable, saving you money.

CARB Certified. Best of all this, Airaid Cold Air Intake is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-15.

No Tune Required. This Airaid Intake is designed to improve your V6 powered Pony's performance without requiring computer reprogramming. Adding power just doesn't get any easier or more affordable.

Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs with the 3.7L V6 engine. No tune is required.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Technical Notes. Will not fit with throttle body spacers.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) Airaid Premium Filter
  • (1) Airaid Intake Tube
  • (1) Cold Air Box
  • (1) Silicone Hump Hose
  • (1) 25" Weather Strip
  • (1) Hardware & instructions packet
  • (2) 1/4-20 button head bolt
  • (2) 1/4" flat washer
  • (2) 8-32 x 1/2" button head bolt
  • (1) #48 hose clamp
  • (1) #64 hose clamp
  • (1) 5/8" aluminum fitting
  • (1) 5/8" grommet
  • (1) 1/4" NPT plug
  • (1) 1/4" NPT barbed fitting
  • (1) #20 Torx driver
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacturer: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Excellent Intake!

After a lot of research I decided to with the Airaid, and it is worth every penny in performance gains, but more importantly it is worth the money for the sound that is unleashed with this intake. I would ...

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Top Notch CAI!!

This Airaid CAI is one of my favorite mods that I have done to my 2012 Mustang V6, let me tell you why. 1. The fit of this CAI is superb, it looks and feels like it should have been in the engine bay ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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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.


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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.


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  • 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.


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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.


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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: 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!


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Use in Winter... Can I use this CAI on my '12 V6 in Wisconsin winter? Any issues with vehicle warmup, colder air to the engine or snow or moisture getting in? Have never used a cold air intake before.


  • 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!


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Overall Rating 4.8

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.395778 4.4
  • Fit 4.465789 4.5

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2012

    Excellent Intake!

    After a lot of research I decided to with the Airaid, and it is worth every penny in performance gains, but more importantly it is worth the money for the sound that is unleashed with this intake. I would have bought it just for the sound of the intake itself. The car actually sounds similar to the GT from inside the cab with the roar this intake produces. The instillation was a breeze, and only took 25 minutes to install by myself. I've read reviews that said you could use a second pair of hands to install the intake, but that is simply not the case. My instillation time includes removing the stock intake. The best tip I can give when installing any intake, is leave all couplings and bolts loose and when everything is in place tighten everything up. I also placed the rubber boot for the throttle body in front of a heater to loosen it up a bit before trying to install it on the car, which helped get the boot over the throttle body because the boot was softer. I did not tune the car after instillation and if I keep my foot out of it, which is even harder now, I routinely achieve 33-35 MPG at 65mph. This is up from the 32-33 MPG at the same speed before the CAI. I sell Fords for a living and I recommend American Muscle and the Airaid CAI as well as the other modifications I have installed from American Muscle to every customer who purchases a Ford Mustang! I have actually taken customers out in my 2012 Performance Package V6 Mustang just to show off the intake. Its just one of the ways I can pay American Muscle back for the excellent customer service and fast shipping they have provided on both purchases. There will be many more modifications to come! Thank you American Muscle!!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Murfreesboro, TN

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2012

    Top Notch CAI!!

    This Airaid CAI is one of my favorite mods that I have done to my 2012 Mustang V6, let me tell you why. 1. The fit of this CAI is superb, it looks and feels like it should have been in the engine bay straight from Ford's factory. 2. The materials used are top notch - doesn't feel cheap, its made from solid materials. 3. Installation took less than 1hr to complete with basic hand-tools and was very simple (If you are not mechanically inclined you need not worry. As the provided instructions pretty much lay everything out for you plain as day). 4. I have a manual transmission and personally second to fourth gear is where you really can hear this CAI growl. Although you will see an overall volume increase across the board. Also my throttle response seems better after switching to this CAI~I've owned this product for 5 months now and I have no complaints. If you are looking at getting a CAI for the 2011+ Mustang V6, look no further this Airaid CAI rocks!! Also no tune required which is nice for those of you not wanting to risk voiding the warranty of the vehicle. If that's a concern...


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Tucson, AZ

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  • 4/5

    November 18, 2011


    Improved throttle response, noticable power gain and a very nice growl when accelerating. It's quiet under normal driving, which is what I wanted but has a nice throaty roar between 2500 and 5000 revs. Can't say if gas mileage has improved but then again if that was a concern I would have bought a Fiesta!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Murrieta, Southeren California.

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  • 5/5

    June 08, 2011

    Airaid Beast

    This intake is awesome! The install was really easy, you really have to take your time and make sure you install the throttle coupler first into the throttle body then the intake tube because it's a damn tight fit. And you're going to need a hex wrench to tighten the Airaid supplied screws to tighten the MAF sensor. The torx screwdriver ONLY removes the factory screws holding the MAF sensor. Other than that I couldn't be any happier with this CAI, thank you AM for this great product. When you combine this with the BAMA race or performance tune it transforms your V6 like no other! My stang pulls hard at 3000 rpm to, YOU WON'T REGRET this purchase trust me.

    Steve Tanaleon

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 17, 2013

    Great sound, Noticeable acceleration increase

    The sound this CAI makes under medium acceleration is absolutely fantastic, you won't be disappointed. It's a low growl and sounds exactly how a muscle car should. Flooring it is also a much better experience; the CAI screams and is backed up by the acceleration increase. Definitely a head turner. Also I wanted to give a shout out to AIRAIDS customer service, I accidentally ripped the 5/8 grommet, gave them a call and they immediately shipped me a new one, no questions asked. (be careful, make sure it's fully seated on the inside).


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 San Antonio, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 06, 2012

    CAI a must upgrade for your Mustang!

    Read many reviews on CAI and finally decided to get one for my Mustang. Easy install with the exception that its a tight fit and that is what made the install about 45 mins, if not probably 20 min to install. You can feel the improvement in horsepower and torque produced by the cold air. In terms of GPM improvement I have not seen any, but of course this due to the fact that I can avoid putting the pedal to the metal. For any Mustang owner this Air Aid CIA is a must. Highly recommended.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Springfield MA

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  • 5/5

    June 06, 2011

    Airaid cai

    Excellent fit and finish, about an hour to install. Looks great, sounds even better, and performance did increase. Running bama tune with it. Went on a 300 mile trip 70mph, with air on, and 100 dgerees out---31.7mpg--not bad!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 30, 2011

    Airaid CAI

    This is a great intake. The engine really roars when you put the pedal down. Also, you can really feel the extra power this CAI adds. This took only about 45 minutes to install the CAI. It wouldn't of taken that long but the CA tube is such a tignt fit, it was hard the get the hose on the throttle body. I only bought K&N CAI's for my last 2 mustangs, but i couldn't wait any longer for them to make one. I am deffinatly a fan of Airaid now.

    Michael Rinaldi

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2011

    Quiet, Yet Loud as He**

    This product is extremely well made, it fits perfectly in the engine compartment, it is easiest with 2 people (4 hands). Its not impossible but its a tight squeeze. Simple install, great instructions. For me, the install took about an hour by myself. This intake is quiet when driving at cruising speed. Push the pedal down and you get rewarded with a growl and power. Turning heads left and right with this Cold Air Intake installed. Like other people, note you will need additional tools to put this together but if you are handy you will have most of the tools you need on hand.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 26, 2011

    Airaid CAI

    Great product. Well designed amd fits perfect. Probably the best sounding intake ive ever had. great performance improvment right out of the box. I can honestly say my v6 now sounds better then my old v8. Byebye pointless v8 guzzlers.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 11, 2013

    Give your pony a snarl

    So for a quick background, this is my second Mustang. My first was an '09 manual GT. Then I committed two unpardonable sins: I traded it in for a *gasp* automatic *double gasp* V6. Don't judge me. We all love Mustangs, right? My GT was completely stock under the hood, though I had always fiddled with the idea of installing a CAI. After doing a little homework, I decided to make this my first mod on my new car. In fact I bought the intake before I even bought the car. I'll base the review based on the star form for the review: Performance Gain: I have no intention of doing any dyno testing to confirm/deny my statements. My first post-installation test drive felt different, but I thought it was just placebo and the sudden on-set of lead-foot syndrome in my right foot. Over the past few days, it still feels like the car has a little more pull and response. Nothing to freak out over, but I didn't expect a huge change anyway Fit: This has been stated in virtually every review written, but there's a reason: it's true. This thing is a little ***** to install. I'm not tech savvy by any stretch of the imagination; plugging in my computer is a moral victory for me. That said, installation is extremely easy conceptually, but very frustrating in it's execution. Everything is extremely snug which is a good thing for the final product, but not so good when trying to get it in. You will shed many tears and supplications, but when you finally get the thing in there you'll feel like a unicorn farting a rainbow. Bang for Your Buck: I instantly fell in love with my new V6, but there was one thing I really missed, and that was the rumble of a V8. Now I can't say I really miss that anymore as this thing now roars in a manner that would intimidate my old (stock) V8. The purists will scoff at that, but I'm happy with the result so sue me...actually don't, please. There's just something very satisfying about pressing the accelerator and literally feeling the roar the engine. Makes me harken back to my V8 days. I didn't think the cute little V6 had it in her. All in all, if your expectations are realistic (i.e. this thing won't turn your car into a GT500) and you want to make a change without spending big money, it's a worthwhile purchase.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Douglasville, GA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 28, 2013

    Awesome Beginning Mod!

    After having a cold air intake on my last car and not seeing anything or really hearing anything, I was a little skeptic about buying one. So after reading enough about this intake and listening to sound clips on YouTube, I went ahead and ordered it. Install was a breeze and shouldn't take you longer than 15 mins. True, it's a tight fit, but just use a little spit and it goes right on. Just shows you it's not planning on going anywhere. Yes, you will need to use the rubber grommet on the stock air box with the Airaid box, and also disconnect the battery before you do this. It allows the MAF sensor to read the new info of air coming in. Once installed, I was amazed by how it sounded. It was almost like being in a stock GT! The performance gains are incredible. Fast throttle response and really pulls after 2nd. All in all, I highly recommend this Intake System. Best sound, gain, and price! Thanks AM and Airaid!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Houston, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 23, 2012

    Ok HP boost, great sound upgrade

    I would recommend this mod more for the improved sound it affords your V6 engine than the performance boosts I've experienced with it. That said, my 2012 V6 only had around 2,000 miles on it when I installed the product so the engine wasn't broken in enough to get a reliable baseline for power. I have noticed 2-3 MPG increase in city driving since installing it however. The fit quality of this CAI is great. It's a little tricky getting the hump hose over the throttle body opening, so counter to the installation instruction I'd recommend clamp that connection first and then getting the hump hose over the intake hose provided in the kit.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Oregon, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 11, 2012

    Installation a bit of a pain, but worth it

    Not a bad upgrade, sounds good, but installing it was a bit rough. I had to put the silicone coupler on the throttle body and slide the tube down to it, as opposed to what the instructions said. Plus, if when your working with the box, plug the hole with a towel just in case you drop one of the screws and it doesn't go all the way down your breather. Other than that, sounds great, haven't had it long enough to notice a power gain yet, but another great product offered by American Muscle.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Granbury, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2014

    Unbelievable difference in sound and power!

    After reading plenty of reviews on which intake to buy for my 2014 v6, I finally decided on purchasing AirAid. I was hesitant when I read some reviews regarding the tight fitment of this intake (see bottom of review), but after install I am more than pleased. This intake has released noticeable gains throughout every gear and RPM. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the difference in sound this intake provides. I read that some would purchase this product just for the sound alone and now, I see what they're talking about. The exhaust is deep and sounds clean. I would recommend this intake to anyone. I am very pleased. Thank you! ***Quick tip on installation*** -The silicone hump hose (piece that connects the throttle body to the intake tube) is an extremely tight fit. I would recommend putting the hump hose on the intake tube first and let it stretch out for a few minutes. Then, take the hump hose off of the intake tube and connect it to the throttle body. From there, insert the intake tube into the hump hose (still connected to throttle body). Then, slide the intake tube into the cold air box and position the tube so that all of the connections are attainable. Don't forget to tighten the hose clamps after! -Also, before you screw the intake tube onto the cold air box with the two provided screws and washers, make sure to cover up the air hole on the bottom of the cold air box with a rag or paper towel. I ended up dropping a screw down the hole and spent 20 minutes fishing it out from in front of the radiator. Drive Safely!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Palatine, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    August 01, 2011

    AirAid CAI - Great Performance Addition!

    The Airaid Cold Air Intake was everything is was advertised. AM shipped the product promptly, and the install was very easy (1 hour). Believe the other reviews...the intake really shows its power around 3,000 RPM and sounds awesome. I chose this Intake over the others listed on the website, and I am 100% satisfied. On a side note, the Airaid filter is already pre-oiled, so you only have to worry about cleaning/maintenance after 30k miles. Thanks again for another great product, AM.

    Daniel D

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011


    Was easy to install. Had it on in 30 mins or so. Gives my car a throater sound. Got a Bama tune with it and it really wakes the car up.

    Len Waybright

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 06, 2013

    very easy install !!! worth every penny !!!

    Installed this on my 2014 Mustang V-6 and along with my axle back Borla exhaust, it sounds and performs great !!!! A must do!! on a V-6. MCA & CRMC Member.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Fort Mill, SC, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 13, 2012

    So far so good

    The intake is made of good quality materials, the sound is amazing. About performance it was ok, it's not gonna blow your mind away. If you want good sound and don't care about crazy hp gains, this mod will be great for you


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Puerto Rico

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  • 5/5

    July 11, 2011

    Nice Intake

    Great CAI, Looks and sounds good, goes amazing with the engine bay looks stock.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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