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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
    • Not CARB Certified, Thus Not Legal For Sale or Use in California
    • 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.

    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.

    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

    MPN# 450-303

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    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
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        5 Top Rated Questions

        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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        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!

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        the tune required version is due to a change in MAF housing volume. can you (or Airaid) supply the diameter of the new MAF housing so that I can adjust my MAF accordingly?

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

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        Will this fit the BBK 90mm Throttle Body?

        • This will work with a 90mm throttle body yes.

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        Is this C.A.R.B. legal for California?

        • Unfortunately this is not CARB legal for use in California.

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        10 More Questions
        I have a Ford Racing tune. - Will this work or do I need to use a Bama tuner? 1 answer
        Will this fit the 85mm throttle body? 1 answer
        I’m planning to get this intake will I have issues with my ingine light? Does this increase horse power I have Roush axle back will this give me more better sound 1 answer
        Does this come with the sound tube delete equipment? 1 answer
        I bought and installed this, but am curious about one aspect. There's the optional delete for the intake sound tube or something. It seemed like there's something regarding the sound being piped to the cabin or such. My question is, what exactly am I deleting, and what are the impacts of doing this? Is it purely in car sound, or will performance be affected, etc? 1 answer
        I bought this intake but never noticed that tune was required would I be able to just buy the Venturi tube? Or is it okay to run ignored without the tune? 1 answer
        what is the total inside diameter of the MAF housing on the race intake without the insert? 1 answer
        Can this filter be cleaned and reused? 1 answer
        Will this CAI work on a 2012 Boss 302 even though it advertises for a 11-14 GT? 1 answer
        Does the race tune that comes with the bama x4 tuner work or does it have to be a different tune? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (55) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 55 customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          • November 20, 2019

            4 2014 GT - sparks Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Easy install

            Easy install and amazing product you hit the gas and you head the air being sucked in

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          • August 04, 2019

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


            Looks good but something is wrong with my tuner the tune Bama sent me want download so now I have to call sct to c what is wrong so their not open on the weekend!!!

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          • August 04, 2019

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

            Great product

            Great addition to my 2013 GT. Product showed up about four days after purchase. Came with instructions that were easy to read. Constructed of very durable material with high quality fasteners.

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          • July 04, 2019

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

            Quality, and straight forward install.

            Took about 45 minutes to install. Instructions are good enough for the average shade tree mechanic. Had some extra parts for different options (automatic trans), but it had plugs for those taps. After tuning, the test drive revealed that it does have the sucking sound of a cold-air intake—not obnoxious, but noticeable.

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          • June 15, 2019

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

            Amazing Product

            The intake came with everything in it that you need to install it. I like how it came with the sound tube delete, instead of buying that separate. It does require a tune so remember that when you buy it. Overall a great product and a pretty simple install. CALL AIRAID AND GET THE RAIN SHIELD FREE OF CHARGE IF YOU’RE RUNNING THE STOCK HOOD.

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          • April 27, 2019

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


            Easy to install and with BAMA race tune there is a NOTICEABLE increase in power and throttle response.

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          • April 01, 2019

            4 2012 GT - TylerS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Easy install

            Easy quick installation, looks good, better air flow

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          • February 26, 2019

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

            Airaid Race MXP series CAI

            Was easy to install and with tune felt the difference on first drive. Can’t wait to see the results at the track.

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          • February 04, 2019

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

            Airaid Race cold air intake

            The intake has a generous amount of space to intake more air for some good power! Loving it

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          • February 01, 2019

            5 2013 GT - ponyxpress Installation Time: Afternoon

            Splash sheild is avaiable if needed

            I received this as part of my Christmas gift, along with an SCT Tuner, BAMA Tune and FlowMaster Exhaust. And though I absolutely love the result, the 2013 Mustang GT has open hood vents right over the intake filter. This can easily allow in rain water. The paperwork notes, large amounts of water are not good in the intake. I contacted American Muscle, and the Friendly Agent I spoke with said they have never had a problem with this, and have sold many of these units for my car year. This has never appeared to be an issue in their experience. However I was still concerned, so I contacted AirRaid Directly, and they shipped out a free Splash Guard piece, at no cost to me, to address this concern. Please note, I have not had a problem with this, and maybe I never will. But I certainly do have much more Piece of Mind, and thanks to Air Raid for coming through. Also Thanks to AM, for taking my call, and helping out. Just wanted to add this note, for others with the same Mustang year Install was fairly straight forward, and easy enough, and results were terrific!

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          • January 04, 2019

            4 2014 GT - RobertP Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            2014 Premium GT automatic

            Easy to install .less than 30 minutes looks great ,fits great. Along with tuner had a noticeable power gain

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          • December 28, 2018

            4 2012 GT - LouisH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good performance, meh aesthetics

            Fit is pretty good. I'm not sure the plenum is fully seated but it is seated enough to not come off. I have a couple gripes about this product. The sound tube delete should be integrated for a smoother look; however I appreciate that they provided the hardware to delete it. I can't imagine why anyone would purchase a "race" series CAI and need to keep the sound tube. Also, I wish it was sold as manual and automatic specific, again for a smoother look in my manual. Still, a good product. I don't have a dynosheet but with a tune and this intake I feel a very noticeable increase in power and throttle response. Intake noises are cool I guess.

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          • July 05, 2018

            5 2014 GT - NG2014 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            All this is never ce

            I'm so happy for my Airaid Intake and y love more my car now

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          • June 15, 2018

            5 2012 GT - GlenD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            I love it

            I love it. And there is a noticeable gain in power i feel after installing this and adding it to my tune. I also have a stock exhaust and it sounds a little louder and deeper now. Everything fit good.

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          • June 10, 2018

            5 2013 GT - PhilipJ Installation Time: Afternoon

            Very good product thus far.

            So far this has been an excellent product. All parts and supplies were included, and the directions were nicely detailed and arranged from start to finish. The instructions said about an hour, and that's likely possible if you already know what you're doing. I'd say closer to 1:45, including a few minutes to tune/program the ECM. Fit and fitment are spot on, with no modification or difficulties encountered. Performance wise, there's a noticeable gain, especially in the mid-upper rpm range. My SCT Tuner was able to program without issues, no codes or errors. Overall, this seems like a really worthwhile project for someone just getting started on their Mustang build.

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          • May 07, 2018

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

            Noticeable gains

            Bought this with the bama rev-x tuner and definitely noticed a big difference in the responsiveness of the throttle. It has more top end power, and much smoother climb through the gears. Car overall just runs better.

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          • February 12, 2018

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

            Works Well

            I replaced a damaged JLT intake with this one. The fit and quality are superior.

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          • January 26, 2018

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


            1 thing I can tell you that this bad boy screams when u rev it to 6k. Screams like a couger! I love it. Also has some noticible gains wit a tune.

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          • December 26, 2017

            4 2014 GT - James Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good product

            I was hearing people said air raid was pretty good finally purchased one DID NOT come 2days like they promised. Eventually got her installed myself Lil under a hr. And my car is already tuned so it made the check engine light come on, went to update the tune, check engine light off and I can really tell the difference in sport mode..yess sir!!

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          • December 24, 2017

            5 2012 GT - JohnM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Airaid Intake

            Awesome fitment and all around great product!! Combined with an SCT tuner there was a very noticable performance gain.

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