(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s blackout and chrome cold air intake systems fitting the 5.0L Coyote motor found in all 2011 and newer Mustang GTs. Starting with the BBK blackout cold air intake which as you can see gets its name for good reason, everything on this intake has been blacked out, including the lightweight aluminum intake tube and heat shield, making for a very stealthy appearance under the hood. The only thing that isn’t black, the reusable high flow intake filter and couplers, are finished off in BBK’s signature blue color. The chrome version of this intake obviously sports a bright chrome finish, and is perfect for those of you who enjoy a little more flash and bling under the hood. Just like the blacked out version, the chrome versions features a black aluminum heat shield, all the hardware necessary for install, along with the BBK signature blue high flow filter and couplers. A couple of big points with both of these intakes, for starters the blackout and chrome versions are both tune required intakes, meaning you can bolt them right up to your Coyote motor and go, without the need for an aftermarket tune, and still make more power than your factory airbox. In addition, both intakes do include an integrated MAF housing, and a bung for your interior sound tube. If you’re not familiar with what the interior sound tube is, it’s basically a bung here which connects a hose to the firewall, and pumps all that intake noise into the cabin. If you’re not a fan of this you can always use the included cap to plug it off. So that just leaves the big question, just how much power can we expect from using these intakes? Well we already got our baseline run out of the way by using our automatic 2011 GT behind me, now let’s get to work installing each one of these intakes and make a couple of runs. Installing either one of these BBK’s is a pretty straightforward task that should only take you about an hour in the driveway using basic hand tools. If you run into any problems you can always reference the manufacturer’s detailed instructions, located on this product page. So I know I said you don’t need to run a tune with these intakes from BBK, but, in the endless quest for maximum horsepower, we’re going to upload one of our custom Bama tunes to see what these intakes are really capable of on our Coyote motor. This tune’s going to do a couple of things for us, for one it’s going to optimize our spark timing, it’s going to optimize our cam timing, and it should get those air/fuel ratios right where they need to be. First we’re going to run the blackout intake from BBK, and then switch that out for the chrome version, and see what the numbers say. Our baseline run with our automatic 2011 GT gave us 336 horsepower, and 302 ft/lbs of torque. With our BBK/Bama combination, we put down 366 horsepower and 338 ft/lbs of torque, making for a peak gain of 30 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 37 horsepower and 58 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. Both of these intakes from BBK are a great option for the Mustang owner that is looking for a simple bolt on mod that will net you some decent gains without a tune and look great under the hood while doing so, and as always you can check them both out right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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May 05, 2019
Great product, looks good and beefed up the sound of car a bit.Helpful (0)
January 28, 2019
looks great, easy to install
First off, let me say that I love BBK products and have been using them for a long time. I installed this col air kit in my garage with a screwdriver and socket set in about 30 minutes and am absolutely satisfied. Car drives and sounds noticeably better and this is the only mod I’ve put on my coyote so far. 5 stars.Helpful (2)
October 02, 2018
I ordered this CAI to go with the chrome and blue theme with my roush stage 2. As soon as I installed it I could immediatly feel and hear a difference. When you first start it up and raise the RPM's just a little you can hear it just sucking in that air! Only problem is that when it comes there is no instruction manuel so if you know what you're doing great, if not you will have to look up a video on youtube.Helpful (4)
June 04, 2018
Wasn't sure how I would like this CAI but loved everything about it after installation. Fit, color, and sound are perfect. Noticed some small gains in performance (might consider getting a tuner now). Install took just over 1 hour.Helpful (6)
May 28, 2018
Only came with half the parts now I have to send it back to get a new one hopefully it comes with all the partsHelpful (6)
April 28, 2018
Still not installed after they have sent me two
I have been sent two intakes and both times all the hardware wasn’t in the box still waiting for more hardwareHelpful (8)
April 24, 2018
missing parts, scratches and it was a used
I ordered this twice, both times came with missing parts, scratches and it looks like it was used... I end up getting a CandL instead and I very happy with the performance I'm getting now.Helpful (6)
March 29, 2018
It was easy to Install and I watched their youtube install video and half way through the install I found out that it was missing some parts. so I had to go to a shop mid install. which was kind of annoying. looks good under the hood though. didn't really feel any performance gain, may be that will change with the tune.Helpful (6)
February 21, 2018
more power pop
the chrome intake and the blue filter and trim really look sharp under the hood. I keep my engine spotless, The exterior is Deep Impact Blue, leather interior wth Grabber blue accnts. 6 speed manual,I noticed better throttle response and increase to 450 hp. She's as "Badd as she is Beautiful. 19" wheels a real Beauty!! I Love her!!Helpful (7)
November 27, 2017
Great looking intake and great whistle sound and fast shippingHelpful (6)
I bought the car about 2 days ago, it has the bbk cold air intake, do I need to do a tune up? Or should it be tuned up already? How can I find out?
Hello! The BBK Chrome Cold Air Intake does not require a tune. In order to find out if your car is tuned, you will need a tuner to read what's currently on the car.
I want to replace the filter but can’t seem to find it. Do they sell just the filter?
Want to add this to my 2011 GT currently equipped with the BOSS 302 Intake and BBK 85mm TB. Can you provide a tune for the addition of this CAI to my current SCT tuner? Thanks for the info!
You can have a custom tune wrote up for your set up and this intake yes.
Will I have issues with my ingine light ? Will this fit my stock throttle?? #americanmuscle please help
This cold air intake would not cause any issue with the engine light. This intake is designed to be a direct fit replacement and will not have an issue fitting with your stock throttle body.
Will it fit a 2014 v6?
This BBK intake will not fit on your 2014 V6, however, BBK does have a cold air intake specifically designed for 2011-2014 V6. The part number is 56115, and we will attach the link below: http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-cai-2011v6.html
Hello! BBK does not list the diameter of the intake tube on the BBK Cold Air Intake
Yes, the coupler will be able to stretch over the larger throttle body.
Yes, the coupler will be able to stretch to accept the larger throttle body.
That would be NO.
should work fine, no tune required so the ecu should have no problem re-calibrating air/fuel.
They sell a cleaning kit for these, similar to a K&N cleaning kit. Just follow the instructions
Hood Insert Plug (2013-14 Mustang GT/Boss only) We love the hood on the 2013-14 GT/2013 Boss, but worry about water getting to the filter on our cold air intake. Slide this into the cut out in the... $9.95 ... more info
The filter you receive with this kit is in fact blue.
You shouldn't have a problem. The description says for 5.0 v8 mustangs. The BOSS 302 is still the 5.0 liter, so you should be fine
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2011-2014 GT||Filter Placement:||Engine Bay|
|Manufacturer:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|