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Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter (15-17 GT)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Add up to 35 HP and 33 TQ With Optional Tune
    • Dry - SynthaMax Filter Included
    • Provides Filtration Down to Two Microns
    • Filters are Washable and Reusable
    • No Computer Re-Tune Required
    • Unique Air Box Design with Clear Lid
    • Available with Either a Blue, Black or Red Filter
    • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com. I'm going to be taking a closer look at the Airaid Cold Air Intake System fitting your 2015 Mustang GT equipped with the Synthamax filter available in your choice of either black, red or blue. The Airaid system I have here with me today has definitely become one of the more popular options for the new 2015 GTs and it's really easy to see why. Between the quality of build, the appearance, and more importantly the performance that these new systems have been able to provide for the S550. The purpose of the Airaid, much like any other aftermarket intake system available out there for your 2015 GT, is to eliminate that restrictive factory air box and get rid of that cheap paper filter, increasing not only your looks but obviously your performance in the process either with or without a custom tune. Now this Airaid in particular does not require the use of a custom tune, but as always here at AM we do strongly recommend using a custom tune to really maximize your gains possible using an intake like this, as we'll show you guys in one minute. Taking a closer look at the Airaid, you will notice the attractive build here with the 2015 specific design, namely that CNC'ed ABS plastic air box complete with a plexiglass window etched with the Airaid name trimmed out in stainless steel nicely. Now inside there we have the Synthamax dry filter, again offered in your choice of either black, red or blue and the rotomolded plastic intake tube and all the hardware and couplers needed to get the job done. Guys, as I mentioned at the top of this video, this particular intake I have with me here today from Airaid is equipped with their Synthamax dry filter. If you do look on the site you will also find an Airaid similar to this but with a Synthaflow oiled filter. Well, what's the difference? Airaid claims that both filters are totally capable of capturing dirt and particles down to two microns in size and both are completely washable and reusable, which isn't always the case with a dry filter like the Synthamax here. The main difference between each filter according to Airaid is of course in the construction itself but also in the total amount of CFM each filter can flow. The Synthaflow oiled filter, which I do not have with me here today, can flow roughly 820 CFM whereas the Synthamax dry filter here can flow roughly about 540 CFM. Even though there is a little bit of a difference there, don't expect one filter to make a ton more power than the other. Again, both filters are washable, both are reusable, but only that Synthaflow oiled filter needs to be re-oiled causing a little bit more work. Installing a new cold air intake system onto your brand new GT is definitely going to be one of the easier mods you'll ever tackle. Removing the factory intake, swapping over the map sensor, and then installing the new Airaid in reverse order should only take you roughly an hour or less using basic hand tools. As always guys, if you do have any questions about the intake itself, the differences in filters I just talked about, or about the actual install, reach out to a Mustang expert anytime. Now that we have the intake installed it's time to upload that custom tune we talked about a little bit earlier just to maximize the gains. Once this is done we're going to make another hit here with the 2015 GT behind me, compare it to our baseline run we already did and see how we made out. Our baseline run using our 6-speed 2015 GT gave us 387 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. With the Airaid installed the car is now making 412 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels making for a peak gain of 25 horsepower over those baseline numbers and gains of as much as 35 horsepower and 33 pound-feet of torque under the curve. The cold air intake system like the Airaid here is oftentimes one of the first mods many Mustang owners look into when modding his or her own ride. With the appearance upgrades, the performance benefits either with or without a tune, and lastly the ease of install it's pretty easy to see why. Be sure to check out an Airaid option for your Coyote powered GT here at americanmuscle.com.

    Increase horsepower and torque. Airaid Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your 5.0L Coyote V8 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 5.0L 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.

    Unique Air Box Design. This Airaid Cold Air Intake features a specially designed one-piece roto-molded intake box that draws cooler outside air from the factory cold air duct while the unique shape improves airflow around the entire filter. Another cool feature is the clear plexiglass lid that not only adds eye catching under hood styling, but makes it easy to check filter condition with just a glance.

    Application. This Airaid Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax filter is specifically designed to fit the 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC V8 engine. The SynthaMax filter is available in Blue, Black, or Red. Please choose filter color from the options above.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Technical Note. This Airaid Cold Air Intake is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Intake Tube
    • (1) Air filter
    • (2) Silicone Couplers
    • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
    • Clamps & all needed hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 2015-2017 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
    Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
    Manufacture: Airaid Computer Tune Required: No
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    Questions & Answers (36)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    What would be the increased hp without the tune

    • Without a tune, the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake will provide gains of approximately 10-15 horsepower.

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    How do you wash these? Last time I cleaned it I just used a vacuum to suck some of the debris out of it but no clue if that is sufficient or not. Thanks.

    • It is a good idea get a filter cleaning kit. You can use a hose with low pressure in order to rinse the filter off. The filter will need to air dry completely. You do not want to install the filter when it is still damp.

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    Does the air box with the clear lid come with the stainless steal cover shown in all of the customer photos? It is not in the photo advertising the product.

    • The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter comes with the steel on the lid as seen in the customer photos.

    Helpful (3)

    Hi I need to know if this intake is suitable for the new 2018 Mustang GT, as I have this one on my 2017 model Australian spec gt and love it

    • We have not yet test fit this CAI with the 2018 GT's at this moment and would be unable to verify until we do so.

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    Just installed my intake, but I can’t seem to find the gray air raid sticker that goes on top of the plastic panel ? Does it come seperately did I accidentally toss it? Did it not come at all?

    • The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake no longer utilizes an Airaid logo on the air box clear lid.

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    10 More Questions
    Is this Airraid cold air intake available with a "chrome" or "polished" intake tube or are there other after market intake tubes available? 1 answer
    Does this intake fit the 87 mm throttle body? With the gt350 intake manifold? 1 answer
    Is a chrome air intake tube available for this mxp series 1 answer
    Hello. What's the MAF Housing bore size? 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 110mm? 1 answer
    Does this filter still come with the steel and glass lid? That's what i'm really interested in. 1 answer
    I have a '15 GT. What is the risk of voiding warranties...what warranty would it void...and when does that warranty end? What tune is recommended? 1 answer
    Does this intake also fit the 2018 GT? 1 answer
    what kind tune with both this cold air intake and ford performance GT350 5.2 L Voodoo intake manifold? 1 answer
    I do you have the air box with the aluminium accent modele thanks 1 answer
    2 questions: can the filter be replaced with an oiled one? In order to get the most out of a tune do I need to get a CAI with a removable MVT? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.045802 4.0
    • Fit 4.641222 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 16, 2018

      Sounds great.

      Looks great and fit perfect. You can feel a difference in power and sounds good.

      RobertB

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 11, 2018

      Overall easy install, with one glitch.

      I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 for two simple reasons. The blind grommet you may have to use depending on your model; American Muscle, if you're able to pass the word along, or if Airaid itself happens to read this: Make the rubber in the blind grommet more pliable. I ended making small incisions on mine just so I could manipulate it enough to slide it in. The customer shouldn't have to modify pieces in order to make them... uh, work. Also, I think the Airaid sticker is shoddy, and the logo itself is a bit lame. Admittedly, that last bit is opinion. That being said, everything else was simple, it looks great, and I would highly suggest it for anyone who wants a bit of dress up, without tuning the motor.

      Ian

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 06, 2018

      Great cold air intake

      While I cant say I notice much of a difference with performance or sound (I did put on a roush exhaust at the same time) I can say that this cold air intake is worth it. Every chance to boost your stats for a low price is worth it.

      TylerT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 04, 2018

      Nice upgrade

      Very nice fit under the hood and it looks great. The install was straight forward, it does come with fairly detailed instructions, I also watched a YouTube video. I have a 2017 GT which required me to install the blind grommet in the tube, which was a huge "pita". The video said installation would take 30 minutes, took me 2 hours. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person but difficult to envision it only taking 30 minutes for someone to install. I have noticed a modest performance gain. The throttle response is better and I do plan on getting a tuner which should make the hp increase more noticeable. Overall I'm pleased with this purchase and would recommend.

      JimH

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 26, 2018

      Simple install

      Everything in the kit installed as said. The washers supplied didn't fit but other than that a pretty easy install. So far the only other performance mods I have is a Magnaflow Street Foose Edition catback exhaust. I just ordered a Bama tune and plan on getting the BBK 85mm throttle body next. I maybe noticed a slight increase in throttle response with the combo of the exhaust and no tune but nothing significant. Hopefully the tune and new throttle body will give me the extra power I want before adding upgraded long tube headers.

      LynellM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 18, 2018

      Nice intake but a few problems

      This is a nice intake and it definitely makes a difference in performance. However, I had some fitment issues. The connector for the airflow meter wouldn't quite reach the new location so I had to strip a little of the wire wrap from the harness and it's still a little tighter than I would like. This also puts the wire harness anchor in the wrong place. The air box lid didn't line with holes very well. It took a bit of finessing to get it bolted on. Lastly, one of the screws holding lid was a tight fit into the box (not related to lid alignment, I tried it without the lid to be sure) and while trying to tighten it down, it spun the metal piece embedded in the box and the screw will not come out now. Not a problem now but will be when time to clean the filter. I was expecting better from Airaid.

      TomServo92

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      July 16, 2018

      Satisfied

      Over all I'm a little disappointed that the washers that were included with the kit were the wrong size so I had to buy additional washers for the bolts that secure the cover. Also the cover bolt holes were not even close to lining up with the housing holes. However the function of the intake is awesome, I noticed an immediate performance difference from the stock intake.

      RockyT

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Airaid is well made justifies cost paid

      The airaid CAI gives you the best of form, fit, function and appearance . You can install it without a tune and then when your ready add a tune. It looks awesome under the hood , the filter is protected from weather or just inadvertent damage when working under the hood. It also gives you a good HP increase . Great job Airaid !

      RobertR

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 28, 2018

      Great if you want a closed air box

      Love the way it looks and fits only thing was it was missing 2 bolts but called them and the got me the bolts mailed to me the next day

      AustinD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2018

      Airaid CAI dry filter

      Easy install, looks good. Finished tune. Can tell a throttle difference

      DaveK

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2018

      Cool intake

      Looks great and easy to install! Would buy it again!

      ChrisR

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2018

      Looks great and a noticeable difference!!

      I purchased the Airraid CAI with my Borla exhaust and I can really tell a difference. The throttle response is improved and I also got a boost in MPG around town.

      JacobK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2018

      Great intake

      Way better then the factory intake. Looks amazing as well.

      FelixN

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 10, 2018

      Air Raid

      It's a pretty straightforward install,except,on the 2017 Mustang,one of the side ports need to plug. The air line is connected in the center,either plug and cut or leave it there and plug the portal on the Air Raid tube,other than that, and dropping parts it went in good. Took me about 2 hours because of dropped parts and figuring out the lines.

      BobT

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 07, 2018

      Beyond Happy

      It looks super amazing under the hood!! It was super busy to install, didn’t really notice a change in performance

      ArielM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 07, 2018

      Nice Upgrade

      Based on other customer reviews, I decided to purchase this for our 50th Anniversary Mustang. Install was fairly easy but the fit was very tight trying to fit the tube into the flanges on either side. A little disappointed that the plexiglass cover wasn't etched with "Air Raid" as shown on website, but it still looks nice, much better than stock. Did not do the tune and will wait until I install the Magnaflow Foose exhaust we also purchased to comment on performance gains.

      KF

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      May 03, 2018

      2017 GT

      Doesnt tell you that you have to put in a plug for a 2017 GT. Air tube has extra hole and cannot get hard rubber plug in the hole.had to install the hose adapter and go buy a rubber cap.

      BenN

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2018

      Love it!

      Very nice looking and well made. About 20min to install. Now just need a tune.

      CarlP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 23, 2018

      Easy Installation

      Great product from airaid. Fit, form, and function is great. Was missing one of the nine 1/4” washers in the package, hence the 4 star review. Installed in about a hour.

      SteveL

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 18, 2018

      2016 gt cold air intake

      Very easy install and makes a good noise ! Better throttle response from stock and with a tune it’s awesome !

      CodyT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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