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Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter (11-14 V6)

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  • MPN# 453-265

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  • Add up to 20 HP and 28 TQ with Optional Tune
  • Dry - SynthaMax Filter Included
  • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
  • Filters are Washable and Reusable
  • No Computer Re-Tune Required
  • CARB EO Number: D-609-15
  • Available with Either a Blue, Black or Red Filter
  • Fits 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Increase horsepower and torque. Airaid Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your 3.7L V6 engine maximum air flow, which translates to more horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency. Airaid intakes are 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 3.7L V6 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. Best of all this Airaid Mustang Cold Air Intake is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-609-15.

Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax filter is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 Mustangs equipped with the 3.7L V6 engine. The SynthaMax filter is available in Blue, Black, or Red. Please choose filter color from the drop down option above.Technical Notes. Will not fit with throttle body spacers.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (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
Manufacture: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Sounds fantastic!

If you're buying this for performance gains alone without a tune, don't bother because you won't see much there. However, if you're looking for incredible sound, this is the product for you. My car is ...

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5/5
Making Your 3.7 Sound Meaner

Take American Muscle's description and reviews with a grain of salt. The installation is an extremely tight fit that takes more than an hour for most simply because of throttle body, and the MPG doesnt ...

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Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Any opinions on the Dry vs Oiled Airaids? It says it can be washed, but I don't know how I feel about that. I honestly don't mind cleaning an oiled one, and have read that they are better, since they trap more junk. Only difference is, this one comes with the black filter!!!

AlphaOmega

  • I have dry one for already one year and i don't have any problems.

    Dex

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Hi there,just want to find out i want to purchase the AIRAID COLD AIR INTAKE - SYNTHAMAX DRY FILTER (11-14 V6) it mentions that i will get a increase of 20HP an 28 Tq is this by just installing the cold air intake ? or have i got to purchase the tuner in order to get those gains ?

darren

  • Hello! The Airaid Cold Air Intake - SynthaMax Dry Filter is reporting the power increase of 20HP and 28TQ with an optional tune. Without the tune, you will receive less of a benefit.

    VincentV

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Without a tune do I still gain a lil hp and TQ

TrevonB

  • With the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter the 20 HP and 28 TQ is only with the optional tune. Without it, you'll see roughly between 5-10 HP and 10-15 TQ.

    AMJustin

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Can you take them to a shop to get tuned or do you have to buy the tuner

CameronH

  • This Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake does not require a tune, but, if you choose, you can go with one of our tuners or go to a performance shop to have a custom dyno tune made.

    AMjordan

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Installed this CAI in my 2012 V6 manual a few days ago. So far no real changes noticed in HP or torque, however my mpg seems to have dropped... any ideas? Feedback? I should add I've only driven about 10miles since adding the CAI and inquiring via the Q A. Oh and the claims are true the sound changes. It's got more growl when you get on the gas.

MorganJ

Will this fit with 73mm throttle body?

TBryant

  • This Airaid Cold Air Intake will fit over 73mm throttle bodies, such as the BBK 73mm Throttle body, item 56146. Since the throttle body is larger, you may need to wiggle on the coupler of the intake or possibly warm it up to expand the coupler. http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-85mm-throttlebody-112v6.html

    AMJEFF

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.236842 4.2
  • Fit 4.578948 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 12, 2014

    Sounds fantastic!

    If you're buying this for performance gains alone without a tune, don't bother because you won't see much there. However, if you're looking for incredible sound, this is the product for you. My car is stock expect for this intake and it already turns heads! Above 2k RPMs and my 3.7 roars! All the parts are solid and well made. The box came to me practically destroyed, but there wasn't a scratch on a single piece of the intake. Installation wise, if you're doing this alone it's pretty tough to get everything aligned properly. It can be done, just take your time although I would recommend an extra pair of hands to help out. Overall, a great intake that makes these cars sound evil.

    GrabberV6

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 28, 2015

    Making Your 3.7 Sound Meaner

    Take American Muscle's description and reviews with a grain of salt. The installation is an extremely tight fit that takes more than an hour for most simply because of throttle body, and the MPG doesnt seem to change much if at all. Dont take the first turn of the engine as the official new sound of the pony either, give it at least 200 miles to settle into the new filter. This CAI is indeed a great starter mod for a pony driver, and is a bang for your buck. Just be wary of the install, cause its not necessarily a walk in the park. ANOTHER THING: I searched high and low through the internet for a decent video sound review of this CAI and couldnt find one, so i posted one myself on youtube. Just search "2012 Ford Mustang V6 Airaid Synthamax Cold Air Intake", I hope this helps!

    Daniisabel

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Dallas, Texas

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2017

    Airaid

    What a hreat product!! Great choice to add some small power!!

    JamesH

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 08, 2017

    Good product

    So I got this part for the performance gains and honestly there is nothing noticeable. If you want to notice gains your going to have to get the tuner as well. For the sound it sounds good when your 3k rpm. Installation was pretty easy with the instructions took about 45 minutes. Overall great sound and product. If you really want noticeable power you need the tuner.

    MONO

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 16, 2017

    Change the order of operation lol!

    Great product and does give the V6 a deeper rumble on acceleration. I have no real experience with working on my own cars but was able to install this CAI in about 2 hours. PUT THE HUMP HOSE ON THE THROTTLE BODY FIRST!

    MorganJ

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 13, 2017

    Great Results!

    It works great, looks great and sounds awesome! But installing it onto the throttle body is a bear! After messing with it a long time, we figured out a trick. The instructions have you place the rubber sleeve onto the tube, theen try to work it onto the throttle body. It is MUCH easier to put the rubber sleeve on the throttle body first, THEN work the air tube onto it from there. It gives you so much room to work. Oh, and a squirt of WD40 helps!

    MichaelH

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 14, 2017

    Amazing throttle power and sound

    I installed my long tube headers, xpipe, and muffler delete resonators previous to this CAI. The absolute power from the touch of the throttle I got was mind boggling. It created a deeper, more rich tone for the exhaust as well.

    Bobertsawesome

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 17, 2016

    Awesome first aftermarket part.

    As soon as you get done with the install you can hear the difference! The installation took me approximately 45 minutes min to do. I love the way it sounds when you punch the gas. You definitely noticed the power increase of the V-6. Overall, great first part!

    JTspeed

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 15, 2016

    Great Beginning Mod

    For just over $300 this is a great mod. The car sounds a lot "beefier" in the 2K-5K RPM range. It's a bit difficult to explain, but the car sounds great when you step on the gas (especially on the highway already going 80). I personally noticed a slight increase in throttle response and slight HP gain. The only difficult part of the install was getting the rubber over the throttle body (I recommend having a buddy help with that part). The install took 30 mins except for the throttle body part. I've noticed a slight MPG gain (1-3) and the engine is about 10-20 cooler. The fitment is great and it took about 200 miles to break in. Additional Info: I do NOT have a tune yet I'm running 2.73 gears (next on the upgrade list) It's the first mod done to the car I would 100 recommend it purely based on sound. If you want performance gains, you need a tune.

    User1234555

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 13, 2016

    Not too bad

    This is my second one is had to buy this one because the inlet tube crushed and caused vacuum leak and airaid does not sell parts all in all fitment is great and look , noticeable gains nothing crazy but with the 73 mm throttle body it's a great bolt on

    cj

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 04, 2016

    Awesome intake

    Very good fit appox. 50 minutes to install looks great but the sound is the best. I can tell it is more aggressive when you punch it . Definitely a thumbs up.

    Sunshine

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 24, 2016

    Gives my V6 a roar!

    This was the first performance mod I gave to my car. It really gives a nice sound under the hood and was pretty easy to install. Definitely make sure and read the instructions first so you aren't having to take things out again. Even with the trial and error it took less than an hour to install and really cleans up the look under the hood. I haven't noticed any performance gains yet but I expect it will help with gas mileage and a little HP gain until I get a tune. Overall great product.

    Jax

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2016

    2014 V6 Airaid Cold Air Intake Install

    Good product! The install was reasonably easy. Great acceleration sound!

    DWF

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 11, 2016

    Great Intake

    My 2014 V6 mustang roars now. 100 satisfied! Great for bolt on HP and a pretty good gas saver product.

    Charlyr15

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Tucson, AZ

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 05, 2015

    Airaid Cold Air Intake

    It took me only about 30 minutes to assemble and install and I could feel immediately a crisper throttle response and better sound. It is well the money spent. Its an easy install with minimal hand tools.

    TexasStang1265

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Garland, Texas

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2015

    Great for starters!

    This is a great way to start modding your V6 Mustang. I installed mine in under an hour. The only difficult part was getting the hose on the throttle body but after that it's a great tight fit. The sound is also a big step up as well! Some people even told me it doesn't even sound like a v6! Fuel efficiency stays about the same I would think. Don't hesitate on this product! It's a great starter for those first buying their first aftermarket part! It's well worth it!

    Lee

    Year: 2014 Schulenburg, Tx

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 15, 2014

    Fantastic CAI!!

    Did my homework and finally landed on this no-tune required SynthaMax CAI. Glad I did, as everything came through as advertised. Improved mpg, acceleration response, and that sound - Awesome! As others have noted, leave the hose clamps as loose as they can go when installing the coupler on the throttle body. Also, install that piece before the connector tube to save yourself 15 minutes of trying otherwise. Mind you, it was pretty cold ~35 degrees out when I was installing mine, so you may have better luck following the instructions provided. Still only took less than an hour. Couldn't be happier with product quality and results!

    JAK12

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 06, 2014

    Great CAI

    The CAI definitely brings some performance increases. The torque is a little more noticeable and when you get on the gas the front end of the mustang really picks up. At idle driving you don't really hear the throatier sound, but open the throttle up and it really roars. The fit was a little snug, a little prep would have turned the afternoon into a 1 hour project. Just a tip; install the rubber gasket on the throttle body first then install the rest of the kit. Without a tune the CAI still brings some performance out and plenty of roar. Over all it's worth the money and can be installed by anyone.

    Casper72

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Inverness, FL, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 12, 2014

    Sound Improvement

    This product without a doubt is a must have. Wish I installed this bad boy sooner. The sound difference is worth every penny even without considering the performance gains. Engine sounds healthier and has that true muscle car sound between 2300-5000 rpm. Sounds amazing! Gains are definitely noticeable.

    BigZ

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 San Mateo, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 17, 2014

    Great intake, Good Sound, Good look

    Loving this intake so far. Gave a nice aggressive tone to the engine. I got the black intake to go with the black styling of the engine on my red exterior color. Only issue I had was the intake tube lining up to the holes on the air box. Had to enlarge the holes a little to get the screws to go in. Other than that was an easy install.

    aprater1984

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Ga

    Helpful (1)

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