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Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter (05-09 GT)

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      Review & Installation Video

      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.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Improves Horsepower and Fuel Efficiency
      • Dry - SynthaMax Filter Included
      • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
      • Filters are Washable and Reusable
      • No Computer Re-Tune Required
      • CARB EO# D-609-7 (2005-2006 with Red Filter Only)
      • Available with Either a Blue, Black or Red Filter
      • Fits 2005-2009 GT Mustangs

      Description

      Increase horsepower and torque.The Airaid Cold Air Intake for the 2005-2009 GT has been computer designed to give your 3V 4.6L V8 engine maximum air flow, which translates to more horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency. The Cold Air Intake gets Dyno tested and tuned for maximum performance and efficiency.

      No Tune Required. This Airaid Cold Air Intake is designed to improve the performance of your 4.6L V8 powered Pony without any computer reprogramming required. By utilizing state of the art computer-aided designs, Airaid Intake Systems offer unmatched fit, finish, and power!

      Superior Filtration. Each cold air intake provides superior air filtration, since it includes an Airaid Premium Filter with SynthaMax® technology. SynthaMax® 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 SynthaMax® can capture particulates down to 2 microns in size. And best of all Premium Filters are washable and re-usable saving you money.

      CARB Certified. For the 2005-2006 Model Years, if you purchase this Airaid Mustang Air Intake Kit with the Red Filter, it is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-7.

      Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax filter is specifically designed to fit the 2005-2009 GT Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L V8 modular engine. The SynthaMax filter is available in Blue, Black, or Red. Please choose filter color from the drop down option above.

      Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

      Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

      MPN# 453-172

      452-172

      451-172

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      4.8

      Customer Reviews (25)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 25 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour





      • August 15, 2019

        5 2007 GT - DanB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Airaid CAI

        Love the new sound from under the hood of our 07 GT/CS convertible. Reminds me of the old days of flipping over the breather lid to unleash the 4 barrel carb. (old man alert) Airaid got it right . . . great fit, great look, very easy to install and I believe great performance after I get a tune for it. Really only one comment, but it's for AM. You should advertise this CAI more accurately. It can be used with a tune or without a tune, I had to dig to determine this information.

        Helpful (0)
      • February 12, 2019

        5 2008 GT - GaryW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Airaid MXP CAI w/SynthaMax

        Excellent fit and finish, much better that the aftermarket brand that came with my 2008 Mustang GT. Quiet on low throttle, but a nice growl under heavier acceleration. I liked the blacked-out treatment with the blue filter. No oiling with the dry filter!

        Helpful (3)
      • July 06, 2018

        5 2009 GT - MrB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        totally different car

        I was a little disappointed as first when I installed the Airaid and couldn't load the tunes from the cloud. When I called the tech guy said somehow the tuner was disabled. It was taken care of right away and I loaded the first tune. The car was not running right, was bucking and stalling, so I called for help and the tech guy discovered I had unknowingly inserted the venture tube in the Airaid when I installed it. Once I removed it and re-loaded the tune, I took the car our for a spin and it was like I was in a different car. My wife asked me what did it do for the car? I told her you know the Beach Boy song lyrics "Got rubber in all 4 gears" that's what it felt like! Thanks American Muscle

        Helpful (6)
      • May 29, 2018

        5 2006 GT - triforce656 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Intake

        Works and flows good! Notice a little jump in throttle response but I didn't expect much because I don't have a tune.

        Helpful (6)
      • May 15, 2018

        5 2006 GT - 9thstang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Same 2006 gt

        Easy to install gained a little over 1 mpg third car I have put one on would recommend this product

        Helpful (6)
      • April 16, 2018

        5 2007 GT - RyanM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Another great product from Airaid !

        Purchased this intake after having one on my 2015 Chevy Silverado. Love the growl it gives during acceleration. Decent power gain but I'm sure the one with the tune makes a bigger difference. For the price and quality of this product, it's a must have for the Mustang. Looks great on motor, fitment was perfect as well.

        Helpful (7)
      • March 01, 2018

        5 2007 GT - JohnS Installation Time: Afternoon

        AIRAID Intake For 2007 GT

        Noticed instant HP gains, and pulled harder in all gears as well. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a quick boost in power. Install was a breeze!

        Helpful (6)
      • November 08, 2017

        2 2006 GT - BrianN Installation Time: Afternoon

        not wright

        it don't fit right had to rerun the upper hose it didn`t change my tune it wasn`t bent right on the tube where it goes on the throttle body

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      • October 21, 2017

        5 2008 GT - 72dreamer Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great addition

        Install took almost 2hours but I went really slow and some of that time was spent searching for the right tools. Finished product looks great and when you hit the pedal it actually growls, love that! I did w/o a tune, no plans for that as this car is a weekend driver for the wife and I. Car feels lighter on acceleration, felt heavy before. Can feel stronger pull thru gears. Yet to check milage. Like the dry filter too. Overall great product and fast shipping.

        Helpful (8)
      • July 25, 2017

        5 2007 GT - Bjudd97 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Easy, fast and powerful!

        Took about an hour to install, nothing difficult at all! Paired with custom tune from Bama Performance and instant gains is an understatement!

        Helpful (6)

      Questions & Answers (10 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Recently went to smog my mustang, required me to go stock, and that it wasn't carb legal...plz advise

      • For the 2005-2006 Model Years, if you purchase this Airaid Mustang Air Intake Kit with the Red Filter, it is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-7. If you purchased the product through us, please contact our customer service team to get the CARB OE sticker sent to you.

      Helpful (1)

      Not seeing a replacement dry filter I can buy, where can I get one?

      • Hello! Unfortunately, we do not carry a replacement dry filter to the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake.

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      even tho tune doesn't require, would it make a difference in horsepower if I do get a tuner in a later time?

      • Yes, HP would increase with the addition of a custom tune.

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      Does this CAI comes with a venturi so that it can be used without a tune and then later add the tune and remove the venturi for maximum performance ? Thanks

      • This cold air intake does not come with a venturi tube.

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      Is there a reason only the red filter is CARB certified versus the blue and black filter for the 05-06 GT models?

      • That is the only filter that was CARB tested, so that is the only one that is CARB legal.

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      5 More Questions
      If the MVT insert is removed, will this produce the same gains as the race version? I would like to run this without a tune first, and purchase a tuner later on and remove the MVT insert. 1 answer
      The description indicates that this it is carb legal with the red filter for 2005-2006 model years. Does that mean it is NOT carb legal for all other years of the S197? 1 answer
      So I was doing the install and my grandpa was reading me the instructions as I went along and it says not to use the RE-use factory maf screws on the RE-attachment of the maf sensor to the new intake tube but I already did before he stopped me is there any harm in using them? It doesn't appear they drilled all the way through. Lol thanks. 1 answer
      Where do I buy a new black filter? 1 answer
      Does this CAI have a removable modular venturi tube? If bought with a tuner, will the tunes require it installed? Or will there be different tunes for having it removed? Will there be better gains with the MVT removed? I live in California so I'd like to have the ability to install the MVT for smog then remove it. While having appropriate tunes for both. 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (3) Three Large Bolts
      • (2) Two Small Bolts
      • (5) Five Washers
      • (4) Four Hose Clamps
      • (1) One Hex Bolt
      • (1) One Nylock Nut
      • (1) One Grommeet
      • (1) One Tall Grommet
      • (1) One Aluminum Sleeve
      • (1) One Torx Bit

      Tech Specs

      Cold Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model:2005-2009 GTFilter Placement:Engine Bay
      Material:High Density PolyethyleneFinish:Black
      Manufacture:AiraidComputer Tune Required:No

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