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

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Add up to 36 HP and 62 TQ with Optional Tune
    • Improves Throttle Response and Fuel Efficiency
    • Provides Filtration Down to 2 Microns
    • Filters are Washable and Reusable
    • Fits 2011-2014 Mustang GT

    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

    Increase Horsepower and Torque. Airaid Race Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your engine maximum air flow, which translates into more horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency. Airaid Race intakes are dyno tested and tuned for maximum performance and efficiency.

    Superior Filtration. This cold air intake not only improves horsepower, but it also 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 down to 2 microns in size that ordinary cotton-gauze "performance" filters just can't capture. And best of all Airaid Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

    Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

    Application. This Airaid Race Cold Air Intake kit is specifically designed for use on the 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs equipped with the coyote 5.0L 4 valve V8 engine. A computer re-tune is required for operation.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Intake Tube
    • (1) Air Filter
    • (1) Reducer
    • (2) Silicone Couplers
    • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
    • Clamps & All Needed Hardware
    Installation Info
    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: Yes
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

    Not Compatible with the Boss 302 Intake Manifold.

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    The Airaid CAI was an excellent upgrade to my 2012 mustang GT. The fit was pretty snug so just take your time and make sure that everything sits right. You can definitely fill the difference this makes ...

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    Airaid Race cold air intake

    Awsome product with the bame tune better throttle response and feels quicker. Going to be adding a throttle body which should make things even more better. overal great product and quality. easy to assemble ...

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    Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    I bought an Airaid CAI for my 2014 V6 mustang and have since upgraded to a 5.0 and am once again looking at CAIs. When I bought the Airaid for the V6, it said it would not fit with a TB spacer installed. Will this CAI fit the 5.0 with a TB spacer installed?


    • Hello! This Cold Air Intake will fit with a Throttle Body Spacer installed!

      Doug P

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    what is the total inside diameter of the MAF housing on the race intake without the insert?


    • The inside of the MAF sensor tube without the adapter measures 3 11/16 inches.


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    Can this filter be cleaned and reused?


    • The Airaid Race Cold Air Intake does come with a filter that can be washed and reused.


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    Will this CAI work on a 2012 Boss 302 even though it advertises for a 11-14 GT?


    • This will only work with the 11-14 GT model Mustangs as the Boss 302 intake manifold is different and will not accept this cold air intake without modification.


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    Does the race tune that comes with the bama x4 tuner work or does it have to be a different tune?


    • I have the SCT tuner and it has the check box for the Air Raid. Your Bama should have one as well.


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    What is the difference between the Airaid Race CAI and the regular Airaid CAI? This one says race CAI. Item # 52104 does not. I'm not seeing a difference in the two other...


    • This Airaid Race CAI requires a tune when installing while the standard Airaid CAI has the Modular Venturi Tube inserted and does not require a tune upon install. However, you can always remove the Venturi tube and then tune the intake for optimum performance. Hope this helps to answer your question!


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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.361111 4.4
    • Fit 4.694445 4.7

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 22, 2013

      Great Upgrade!

      The Airaid CAI was an excellent upgrade to my 2012 mustang GT. The fit was pretty snug so just take your time and make sure that everything sits right. You can definitely fill the difference this makes with the BAMA perfromance tune! This is a great investment! You will not be dissappointed!


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Irving, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      July 19, 2016

      Airaid Race cold air intake

      Awsome product with the bame tune better throttle response and feels quicker. Going to be adding a throttle body which should make things even more better. overal great product and quality. easy to assemble and install


      Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 04, 2013

      The intake was very easy to install

      Easy installation , fit like a glove, I deleted the intake noise that's piped into cabin department and couldn't believe how much quitter it made the cabin area. this with the tune really made a power difference in the car especially in second gear power and torque


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Altamont Il.

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 22, 2013


      Easy install. good quality product. Day and night difference with bama tune. Overall very satisfied!


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Janesville, WI, USA

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 14, 2015

      Works well except in the rain!

      I installed this on my 14 Gt. the instructions were pretty straight forward,easy install. I used it for a couple of days with out problems, great sound! One morning after a rain storm went to use the car, started but kept stalling and when it did run very rough. I checked the system and found the filter soaked and standing water inside. Dryed it out and it ran perfectly. Apparently this isnt a new issue. You would think for the money they would provide a solution.....Not Impressed with Airaid...


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Moosehead Lake Me

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 07, 2014

      A little extra boost

      This is a good power adder without breaking the bank and having noticeable gains. With the CAI and tune (performance tune preferred for daily driving) the extra power and torque makes sure you are securely planted in your seat.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Tampa, FL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 20, 2013

      Definitely worth the money

      At first i just bought the Bama tuner and figured the stock airbox would be good enough since i had read some pretty nasty reviews on how water was getting into the filters with the 2013 mustang gt's (there is a weather strip that comes with it that helps). I have not had this problem yet and i've ran into some pretty nasty rainstorms.I also gained around 1.5 mpg with this intake. I am very happy with it, and in my opinion a must have. Definitely worth the money.


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Virginia, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 08, 2013

      Makes More Power

      I paired this CAI with a BBK 90mm throttle body and Bama tune on a stock '13 GT. I don't know if it's the throttle body or CAI, but right away I noticed a HUGE difference in throttle response and you can definitely FEEL the difference in power over 4000 RPMS. I've also gained about 1.5 MPG since I installed these. The only problem I had during install was getting the rubber grommets to fit into the openings. I ended-up cutting a small chunk off of one of them to get it in the hole. Of course, American Muscle got this to my doorstep in record time. Some people have noted a more aggresive sound, but I really didn't notice. I do sometimes hear the air sucking into the CAI at low RPMs, but it's barely noticable. Good product!


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Hampstead, MD

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 02, 2013

      Great fit.

      Install went great. The car has a nice sound now. The seat of the pants feel was significant. I did however notice the intake air temp goes up quick when idling. But Cools down quick at speed. Not sure how great it will be for cool air for starts while at the drag strip. But overall the product is great.


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Riverside,ca

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 25, 2013

      Airaid and Bama

      Love the feel and the difference that this setup gave me. All it did was make me want to see what else is hidden in my car and I am looking at exhaust now.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 22, 2013


      This product was simple to install with the instructions provided. I was amazed at the difference in my cars performance with this cold air kit.


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Marion, NC 28752, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2013

      great product

      great product easily installed, looks outstanding only took 30 minutes to install!!


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2013

      absolutely love the sound!

      now my 5.0 finally sounds like a monster when i step on the gas! installation was straight forward and rather easy thanks to the instructions provided by Airaid. quality seems ok. the only reason i gave fitment a 4 is because i have a boss intake manifold and the coupler almost didnt make it to the throttle body. installed this along with the boss manifold, bbk 85mm throttle body and bama tune...awesome!


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Ventura, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2013

      Airaid and bama tuner

      The power was way more than expected I would recommend this to anyone the auto transmission shifts way better and acceleration was greatly improved only took 30 minutes to install and the airaid fitment and quality was the best I've seen yet thanks guys at American muscle for the great customer service and great products! A+


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Caledonia ms

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 15, 2013

      Excellent add on advice.

      I bought this CAI to replace stock equipment. Product fit and quality were excellent. Product even came with a recommendation for a pre-filter which initially I was concerned about because of water entering engine compartment thru hood vents. I'm very happy with this CAI.


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 21, 2013

      worth it

      I bought as a combo with tunes and am very happy with power increase. Install was easy, and everything was nice and tight. Option to remove sound tube is nice; mine sounds good left on. An extra filter would be handy.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Nebraska, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 09, 2013

      Best intake I've come across so far!!

      Such an easy install. Best intake I've ever had to date. Noticeable power increase with the Bama tune. Definatly worth it.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Long Island, New York, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 17, 2017


      Good product ..well made and would reccomend...feels like it gave a bit more with tune..


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 19, 2014

      Great Horse Power gain

      The install took about a hour. Combined with the Bama 93 octane Tune I would say this is a great setup. You can feel the power at about 3000 rpm. The only con is that big yellow airaid decal on the intake tube. Hey Airaid how about making a impress of airaid into the air intake tube?


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Savannah, GA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 16, 2014

      Must Have

      The throttle response is awesome. With a Bama custom tune, you can really feel the difference. I had the tuner, then added the intake and a new custom tune. A+++++


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Mount Airy, NC, USA

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