(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- BBK Cold Air Intake Installation Guide (2005-2010 V6)
Hey guys, Mike Wilson here with AmericanMuscle.com, standing here with the BBK cold air intake kit for the 2005-2009 Mustang V6. We’re going to combine this with a Bama race tune to see how much horse power and torque we get. But before we do that, we’re going to make a dyno run stock so we get some baseline horse power and torque numbers. Stock, our 2005 V6 automatic put down 172 horse power and 196 ft/lbs of torque. The BBK cold air intake kit is a great first modification that combines both power and style. By removing the factory restrictive airbox, and replacing with an open element reusable air filter, and a straight intake tube, you’ll notice increased horse power, torque, acceleration, and a throaty engine sound. And its bright, chrome finish, will definitely enhance the under-hood appearance of your Mustang. Now we’re going to install this cold air intake, which should take less than an hour, and can be done with simple hand tools you have at home. Along with the cold air intake, we also installed one of our 93 octane Bama race tunes. A custom tune from Bama performance adjusts engine parameters to maximize your performance through optimized air/fuel ratio, spark advance, enhanced throttle response, and for automatics, increased shift firmness and adjustable shift points. Now lets do another dyno run, see what kind of horse power and torque numbers we can get. We installed the BBK cold air intake kit along with a Bama performance tune and our car put down 192 horse power and 218 ft/lbs of torque, gaining as much as 23 horse power and 32 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. We installed the BBK cold air intake kit and a Bama performance tune all in under an hours time using simple hand tools, and gained as much as 23 horse power and 32 ft/lbs of torque.
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Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2005-2010 V6||Filter Placement:||Engine Bay|
|Material:||Aluminum||Finish:||Black Wrinkle Coat|
|Manufacture:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|
April 23, 2020
Great product, can feel the better throttle response as soon as it was installed. great engine sound as well.Helpful (3)
April 01, 2020
I went with this intake without a tune, I just wanted to tidy up the engine bay and give the V6 a little bit easier way to breathe. I have noticed a slight improvement in gas mileage which is what I was hoping. All in all, might not pay itself back in gas savings but it adds a bit of throttle response and pep to the car and looks good so I think it was worth it.Helpful (3)
February 12, 2020
Did not give much power even after tune, but overall great upgrade got better mpg now tho.Helpful (3)
December 27, 2019
Cold air intake
I love it. Gives a an aggressive little growl when you floor it. Definitely worth the moneyHelpful (3)
June 27, 2019
Love, love LOVE IT!
Took me about 30 minutes to install, literally was one of the easiest things, and I noticed a difference in the acceleration.Helpful (3)
June 11, 2019
Good for the price
a good addition to my car. would recommend it if you are looking for something on a budget.Helpful (3)
May 15, 2019
Its doin the job The filter is slightly to big but its okay As as well the pipe doesnt come out enough on the other end but you can still fit itHelpful (4)
April 26, 2019
2010 V6 Mustang
product outperforming my expectations!! Gas mileage has increased and take off power improved. Very easy installHelpful (3)
April 15, 2019
Easy installation and you can feel the difference right away.Helpful (4)
April 12, 2019
The product was easy to install immediately I noticed the power in the engine from installing the item, and the sound was more defined more clear more thrilling to hear thank you American muscleHelpful (3)
Is it legal in California?
this BBK Mustang Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-245-14 which applies to the 2005-2008 models only.
Is this intake legal in California? It would be perfect for my mustang
The BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake is not currently approved by the California Air Resources Board, and would be illegal for use upon controlled roadways of California.
Is this intake legal in Nevada
The BBK Blackout Cold Air Intake is 50 State Legal (Including Nevada).
What size is this filter
This filter has a length of 9.5", and overall length of 11". The base width is 6", while the top diameter is 4.5" and the inlet ID is 3 3/8".
Hi , when I install this my check engine light came on on the drive home, Does this actually happened with all aftermarket parts or is there small minor problems I can fix to solve the check engine lights problem? My car runs fine before and after the install
Please reach our to our customer service department directly regarding this Check Engine Light that this is throwing either by giving us a call a call at 1-877-887-1105 or by chatting in with us.
You may experience a check engine light for a few reasons and can be a bit tricky to pinpoint exactly what the cause may be without some additional details. Feel free to give us a call or send an email with your vehicle information and can try and help identify where this light is coming from.
This does not need a tune/tuner, nor will it turn on a check engine light.
The BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake will come out of the packaged pre-oiled.
The BBK Cold Air Intake is offered in chrome, or as the BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake in black finish. The chrome version can be found at the link below: https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-2005-v6-cai.html
As long as you have a 2005-2008 model Mustang V6, you should not have issues passing Smog in California as this intake is CARB certified. Again, the certification is only applicable on 2005-2008 V6 models.
You can clean the filter of the BBK Black Out Cold Air Intake by using a Air Filter cleaning kit available at local auto parts store.
As of right now, we do not sell the heat shield separately.
There may be a vacuum leak or the MAF may be dirty. A mechanic's professional diagnosis is advised.
It's always a good idea to remove the filter or wrap it with a plastic bag use a couple of elastics to hold it in place to keep it dry. I would suggest washing your engine when it's cold to avoid any cracking due to the high heat. Also try to avoid any electronics under the such as ECU, and alternator when using a high pressure washer.
No this model doesn't have the restrictor it is a straight shot same size start to finish.