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

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  • 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.

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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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 15, 16, 17

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5/5
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This is a great mod for your Mustang. Awesome product and easy to install. Easy instructions and took about an hour to complete. My car pulls great and now I'm ready for a custom tune and then my exh ...

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5/5
Worth it!

Fit and finish is typical outstanding Airaid quality. The only time consuming part is if you wish to remove the sound tube (which I did) other than that it's straight forward and quick. I do highly recommend ...

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What would be the increased hp without the tune

BOSS1

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

    Rob D

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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.

kyleS550

  • 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.

    AshleyK

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Does it have a removeable MVT?

ChrisP

  • Unfortunately, the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake with SynthaMax Dry Filter does not have a removable Modular Venturi Tube.

    AMKaitlynn

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Does anyone know the intake tube size? I can't find an answer anywhere, this is very important when choosing a CAI

ChrisP

  • The diameter of the intake tube for the Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake with SynthaMax Dry Filter is going to be roughly 4 inches.

    AMKaitlynn

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will the gt350 87mm throttle body fit with this CAI in my GT?

GustavoM

  • The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake w/ SynthaMax Dry Filter should fit with a 87mm GT350 throttle body.

    TerriB

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I have noticed that my air conditioning is not producing the extremely cold air that it did before I installed this product. I wouldn't think that it would affect that at all. Has anyone else experienced this?

Vic

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.057471 4.1
  • Fit 4.678161 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 24, 2017

    Must have

    This is a great mod for your Mustang. Awesome product and easy to install. Easy instructions and took about an hour to complete. My car pulls great and now I'm ready for a custom tune and then my exhaust

    AnthonyB

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 24, 2015

    Worth it!

    Fit and finish is typical outstanding Airaid quality. The only time consuming part is if you wish to remove the sound tube (which I did) other than that it's straight forward and quick. I do highly recommend doing the sound tube delete as it really cleans up the engine compartment and sound. I have no idea why the heck Ford thinks the darn thing is needed anywho.

    threebanger

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT the dirty south

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 04, 2017

    Awesome Air Intake

    This intake is Awesome! Inexpensive way to get lots of Horse Power. Easy to install and looks great.

    JoeZ

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2017

    Get some more hp!

    This wasn't a bad install at all. In fact the time it took to install in the mustang was quick and painless. I love the sound and look under the hood. Can't wait to see what happens next.

    ChristopherH

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2017

    Air Intake

    This air intake is a great compliment not only to the overall appearance, but also a small gain in performance.

    Tedpippin

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 20, 2017

    Great addition

    Super easy install took it slow and easy installed in an hour. You can hear it draw air when you get on it. I can feel the difference.

    JonO

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 14, 2017

    Looks good

    You're not going to notice performance gains at all. Those who say they do are just wanting to feel the gains and trick themselves into believing their car is faster. It was a bear to install on the 2017. The fit was extremely tight and had to install most of it in reverse order to make it work. Good setup to handle further upgrades.

    MichaelB

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 22, 2017

    LIke the looks....the performance....well....

    I bought the Airaid SynthaMax (Dry Filter) CAI for my 2017 Mustang GT. I figured for the price, compared to other CAI's, that I couldn't go wrong. First problem I experienced was that for whatever reason, the intake tube did not want to fit into the box and the throttle body, I had to completely loses the box and move it towards the fender in order to get the intake tube to fit, then I was able to tighten down the airbox while having to hold it in place at the same time. Then I realized that they forgot to include the plug for the extra hole in the intake tube next to the sound tube hole, as my GT only has the two holes in the intake tube instead of the three, they say they include a plug, they didn't, so I had to make my own. I was a little bothered by this, but it was a Saturday afternoon, I wasn't going to box it up and send it back! Once I got it all in, I have to say, it looks great, I ordered the blue filter to go with my mustangs Grabber Blue. I will say, there was no noticeable difference in performance, but AM tells you there won't really be without a tune. So I threw in the Bama tune I ordered, unfortunately whoever did my tune at Bama made the tune for a car with a CAI that required a tune, which this Airaid does not, so at medium to heavy throttle, my GT started stalling. I called Bama, the guy I spoke with reviewed my tune, caught the problem immediately, and within an hour I had a revised tune setting in my mail box! If you read this, you would think I'm not happy. I was initially disappointed in how long it took me to install the CAI because the fitment seemed off and they forgot to include the plug for the hole in the intake tube, but those were easy enough to get over, final result is a great looking CAI, that with a proper tune, does help wake up the Coyote engine. I also noticed a difference in cabin sound, even with keeping the sound tube. Didn't sound generic, sounded better than it did with the stock air intake. I mention this, because I saw a video where someone said that if you install a CAI without deleting the sound tube, the cabin sound becomes kind of generic and hallow sounding, I didn't notice that at all. Overall, I'm happy with this CAI.

    RichardV

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 03, 2017

    Great intake

    The intake comes shipped in an airaid manuferfering box and unfortunately the first one I ordered was missing a few necessary fittings. It looked more like an airaid mistake at packaging. But American Muscle was great. I sent them a couple pictures of what was in the box, and they confirmed items missing. The same day they processed the return and send me a return label. The turn around was days, not weeks, for my new intake. It was easy to bolt on; less than an hour. So far so great. Very satisfied.

    DavidM

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 30, 2017

    Airaid Cold Air Intake

    Recently purchased a 2015 GT Performance Package and wanted to add a couple mods. I chose to install a cold air intake and purchased the airaid with the dry filter, It took me little less than an hour to install and looks great! Now the test... I started the car and yes you can tell a difference in sound... deeper sound. Then I took it for a spin and YES you can tell a definite hp gain! I am extremely happy with this purchase as it adds a great look to the engine as well as performance boost!! I highly recommend the airaid cold air intake!!

    MarkG

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    July 03, 2017

    Word still out on this one

    Well the Borla Touring exhaust was awesome, and overall I thing the exhaust and the intake freed the engine up, but at times I feel like the car does not have as quick response as stock. In high gears, roll on power seems like it takes forever, even though at 80 mph I'm only at 2200 rpm, in 6th gear, pressing the throttle seems to waffle and sounds like the timing is off or something and passing power is slow to produce until I get into the 3500rpm range. I have only had the car for a month and maybe I am expecting too quick a response from the car in 6th gear and 2200 rpm. Otherwise, fit and finish is near exact and just wish there was more slack in the wiring going to the airflow electronics. Definitely the car has changed, just can't say if it's a good change yet.

    PaulK

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 30, 2017

    5.0 Competition Orange 2015 GT

    I am better happy with the product I filed the difference on the trarol response. So I recommended its worked the money is well spend.

    Fahalcon

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 25, 2017

    Easy Install

    Took about an hour to install. Solid construction and high quality materials. You won't be disappointed.

    Ponyride

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2017

    EZ install, needs better hardware

    I had to buy longer stainless screws for cover. Looks awesome under the hood. Felt a slight increase in performance. I put a Gibson cat-back on a week later and am overwhelmed by the noise and drone of the exhaust, wish I had gone with a quieter system, but thrilled with the CAI.

    MikeB

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2017

    Awesome.

    Looks great. It was an Easy install. Instructions were straight forward.

    Flash37

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 18, 2017

    Sucking air

    The instruction were good. The install was pretty easy.

    ThomasP

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 18, 2017

    Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake

    The Airaid was easy to install and makes a noticeable difference in throttle response

    DanielB

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 16, 2017

    Good so far! TBS OWNERS - It still fits!

    So I read the other reviews and everything they describe about the product/performance is awesome. I have the TBS also and you can make it fit. When you are installing the main intake tube the way they describe it wont go on. But if you keep the air box loose and put the rubber ends on the tube first, you can (with some force) get the rubber ends on and seat the box back down. I pushed on the tube from the passenger side into the airbox and then slid the tube towards the intake and it popped on. Everything else after that is the same as the install goes. Granted I wish they had considered people having their other products already on and maybe offering some help. (thats why it gets 4/5 for fit)

    DESTROMINATOR

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 05, 2017

    16' Mustang GT Synthamax with Blue Filter

    The Airaid Intake is a Great Product, you can't go wrong with this intake. Air inlet temperature is closer to outside temperature by 3-5 degrees, with stock air box I saw between 5-8 degrees difference. Fitment is nice and snug...what took the longest for me was deleting the resonator tube. The resonator tube was bolted to the Firewall since I couldn't reach the nut on the bolt, I pulled on the tube until the plastic bracket slipped over the nut. Good luck.

    JohnnyC

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 13, 2017

    Highly Recommend

    I purchased this CAI for my 2016 Saleen. Very nice construction, very easy to install. This will take you @ 45 minutes to complete. The first thing I noticed was the grill air opening is noticeable larger than the stock air box opening. I have noticed a smoother throttle response in the low to mid range RPM's. There is not a noticeable power increase but I have not performed a tune as of yet. Overall, love the look and there is a noticeable difference in throttle response.

    MattB

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

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