(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install Airaid Race Cold Air Intake on your 2011-2014 Mustang GT
Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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 AmericanMuscle.com
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Improves Airflow for More Power. An Airaid Cold Air Intake completely replaces the restrictive factory air box and inlet tube allowing for a measured increase in airflow for more horsepower, improved torque, and better fuel economy, all while filtering out harmful power robbing particles.
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Power. Performance. Personalized. The SCT Power Flash Tuner features Bama Performance custom tunes that are written specifically for your Mustang. Our tunes are based on a 19 point questionnaire to deliver the most power and performance possible for your Mustang’s modifications. All Bama Performance tunes are tested and proven on our very own in-house Dynojet 224xLC Chassis Dyno.
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**NOTE: Programming custom tunes may take 2-3 business days plus applicable shipping time. We recommend ordering other products separately to avoid delay. Heavily modified cars are not tunable with a mail order tune. Click for restrictions. Membership in the Tunes for Life program is is valid for as long as you own the car that was originally tuned and is non-transferrable.
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March 29, 2020
best bang for your money
I liked my GT but I felt the tuning was less than perfect. after installing Bama tuning device I noticed smoother and more power through out the power range. The Bama tuner was easy to install took about an hour. I am planning on future changes so the fact that Bama will custom tune for my application in the future makes it a better value.Helpful (0)
March 27, 2020
Just love this tuner and what it did to wake up my car. The free tunes is a pretty awesome feature as well.Helpful (0)
February 14, 2020
Definitely the best bang for buck tuning when it comes to a mostly stock car. The free tunes for life can save a ton in the long runHelpful (1)
February 06, 2020
Waste of money
Please do not waste your money if you are looking for more horsepower. Customer support after the product is also non existent.Helpful (0)
January 06, 2020
Best Bang For Your Buck. Easily.
Okay, I’m sure plenty of people have questions and have read the ups and downs about every tuning company, BAMA, Lund, or whatever, but at the end of the day they all provide fairly equal horsepower with their tunes. How fast and reliable your car will be is solely dependent on “YOU.” I seriously cannot stress that enough. Data log, Data log, Data log. If you don’t provide them with info every time After you receive a new tune there’s no way someone half way across the country could know how your car is reacting to the tune. Honestly, even a dyno tuner won’t know what your cold starts look like. I’ve retune my car maybe 6 or 7 times and the gt350 is easy work on an e85 tune and it’s free. Lol. (Stock manifold, stock headers, stock cats). This product is pretty freaking awesome. You will see significant gains from it when done properly. FBO and E85 you’re probably going to see near Stage 1 supercharger dyno numbers. Definitely Take that into consideration. Even without Bolt-ons you’re still going to see at around 25-35 whp. Worth it!Helpful (2)
January 01, 2020
The JLT Cold Air Intake with the Bama tune is great with the 87 Bama tune and Amazing with the 93 tune. Way better than stock. Thanks American Muscle.Helpful (2)
December 31, 2019
Needed a tuner to re calibrate the 4.10's that I had installed and of course better performance. Really makes the car come alive with much faster accelerations and it just feels a lot smoother.Helpful (0)
December 08, 2019
Thanks for the boost
I can feel the difference on acceleration and torque gains also the pedal is more sensible to the touch it responds better as soon as you step on it and it truly transforms the ride of you vehicle specially with some mods install on it recommended 100 percent it is worth itHelpful (1)
November 22, 2019
Very simple to use. The tunes are amazing. Car is a lot faster and quicker. Great product.Helpful (0)
November 20, 2019
Easy install and amazing product you hit the gas and you head the air being sucked inHelpful (1)
does this tuner have the ghost tune in it
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 2 Custom Tunes does have the option to do the ghost cam tune yes.
Can this tuner be used to recalibrate the speedometer for changes in tire size and gearing?
Hello! The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner will calibrate your speedometer for gearing and tire size changes.
Just installed the JLT CAI on the weekend and loaded the Performance tune. I really like it so far but have a question about the Race tune before I install it. The traction control on the Mustang has saved me a couple of times, especially in the wet - does the Race tune turn off the "electronic nanny"? I actually am glad I have the nanny for day to day driving and don't want it disabled.
Your traction control system will still be enabled on the Race tune. We have modified the torque calculation and clutch protection logic as well as a few other changes specific to the race tune to unchain the performance of the car with racing/competition in mind. I would recommend giving it a try and then running the tune you prefer - either your Performance or Race tune.
Does this allow one to alter the electronically controlled speed limiter?
Yes, we do make changes within the tune to raise the speed limiter.
Is this tuner able to turn off the 02 sensors, I am getting long tube headers and off road x pipe, thanks for your help.
With any of the tuners we are able to turn off the CEL for deleting the cats but this can cause issues with getting through your emissions testing.
Yes, you can run both at the same time.
BAMA and VMP both make custom tunes that are designed specifically for your vehicle. The SCT devices also include generic tunes, or strategy tunes. These are no as effective and will not show the same type of gains as custom tunes. BAMA offers custom tunes with free tunes for life for 149.99 and VMP offers 3 custom tunes starting at 189.99
The tune will still be in the car and it will keep the changes as far as performance gains to the engine go. However if you have an automatic transmission, and you switch it from the normal drive mode to sport mode, the other modes will keep their tine but it will revert to the transmission settings of the specific mode you are in. So if you are in sport mode, it will have the shift points from that specific mode and not our transmission settings.
SCT has since updated these tuners to be completely wireless! So as long as you have access to Wifi, you wouldn't need access to a PC at all! You can do all updating, uploading, and downloading through the device itself. If you do not have access to Wifi, a PC would be required.
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner can be set for various octane ratings. On the performance tune, your octane rating can be set for between 87 and 93 octane, including 91 octane. For the race tune, 91 and 93 octane are the only octane ratings supported. Our video's show 93 octane, as that is our preferred fuel octane, and is widely available in our area. We can easily tune for 91 octane for areas where 91 is more widely available than 93.
You can definitely use the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner with your 2013 BOSS 302 with the TracKey! BAMA can generate tunes for your application without changing any setting with your TracKey including the loopy idle. If you decide to go with a tuner, custom tunes can be generated but you would have to use your regular key when utilizing the tune. If you'd like to use the Red TracKey, you would need to flash your computer back to factory settings and then use the TracKey to be able to use that function. There are no specific items but we would suggest performance parts like a Cold Air Intake or an exhaust to boost your performance.
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!
Once unmarried from the previous vehicle, it can be used on a new car. However, you will need to purchase tunes, or buy into the Tunes for Life program again.
No, the device does not need to be connected to the vehicle at all times for the tune to remain in effect.
Hello! This Cold Air Intake will fit with a Throttle Body Spacer installed!
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
More Power. Now you can add even more power to your 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustang with an Airaid Cold Air Intake and SCT SF3 Combo pack from AmericanMuscle that includes Free Custom Bama Tunes for Life!
Improved Airflow. Enjoy the legendary performance advantage of Airaid's cold air intakes. Their industry leading design replaces your 2011-2014 5.0 V8 Mustang's restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow intake tube and rechargeable filter for a noticeable increase in horsepower, torque and acceleration.
Power you can Tune. The SCT SF4/X4 handheld tuner will allow you to re-tune your Mustangs computer for more power and better drivability. We even included free custom Bama tunes to take full advantage of your new Airaid Cold Air Intake!
Increase your mod's potential. Factory computer settings are calibrated for the original factory components. When making performance modifications, you need to recalibrate the vehicle's computer to realize the full potential that these modifications can achieve.
Free tunes for life! Every customer that purchases a tuner is enrolled in the "Free tunes for life" program. Any time that you make additional mods to your vehicle, our team of SCT certified Bama Custom Tuners will create new tunes for you.
Custom Bama Tunes specific to your vehicle. When you order a tuner, you aren't just getting a tuner - you are getting the tuner and 2 dyno-tested custom Bama tunes:
Nitrous (91, 93, E85, Race Fuel) - Our nitrous option can be added to any of our previously mentioned tune options, but only for 91, 93, E85, or Race Fuel.
Technical Note About Fuel. Use of E85 will require larger fuel injectors such as Injector Dynamics ID1300 or Ford Racing 47lb/hr Injectors. Unleaded race fuel can also be used, but Stoichiometric points must be supplied.
Easy to load; easy to restore. Not only are the custom tunes easy to load on your vehicle, it is just as easy to restore your factory settings. When you load your custom tune on the vehicle, the tuner automatically stores your vehicle's factory settings. To return the vehicle to its factory settings, just plug the tuner back in, select the option to restore the factory settings, and you're done.
SCT SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner Features: