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How to Install Airaid Cold Air Intake - SynthaMax Dry Filter on your Mustang

Installation Time

1 hours

American Muscle
Shop Parts in this Guide


1. Remove the battery box cover in the cowl and disconnect the negative battery terminal


2. Disconnect the 2 breather lines from the intake tube, loosen the hose clamps and remove the factory intake


3. Remove the 6mm airbox mounting bolt in the inner fender and lift the entire airbox assembly out of the vehicle. Set the bolt aside for now. It will be reused.


4. Be sure to retain the speed clip in the inner fender, and replace the grommet if it comes out with the air box.


5. Install the Grommets and Aluminum Fittings into the Airaid Intake Tube. Apply the Airaid Decal as shown.


6. Install the Filter Adapter onto the Cold Air Box as shown, using three sets of 1/4-20 Button Head Screws and 1/4” Flat Washers


7. Place the Airaid Airbox assembly into the engine compartment as shown, with the locator pin on the bottom of the box inside the fender grommet. Secure the Airbox by reusing the 6mm bolt removed in step # 3.


8. Slide the Hump Hose and #68 Clamps onto the Filter Adapter as shown. Do not tighten the clamps at this time.


9. Slide the Reducing Hump Hose with the #48 and 64 Clamps onto the Throttle body.


10. Insert the Intake Tube into the Hump Hose and Reducer then tighten all 4 Intake Clamps.


11. Reconnect the breather hoses to the Fittings in the Airaid Intake Tube.


12. Install the Airaid Premium Filter onto the Filter Adapter inside of the Airbox


13. Remove the protective film from the Lid and Window before installation. Install the Airbox lid and Window onto the Airbox, with the Window on top, using 6 sets of 1/4” Button Heads. and Washers.


14. Double check your work. Make sure all clamps, hoses, bolts, and screws are tight. Double check the hood clearance. Reconnect the negative battery cable and reinstall the cover.

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