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C&L Racer Cold Air Intake w/ 95mm MAF (05-09 GT)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Maximize Airflow for More Horsepower
    • Increases of 26 RWHP and 22 RWTQ with a Bama 93 Octane Tune
    • Perfect for Heavily Modded Mustangs
    • 95mm MAF Housing
    • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested
    • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
    • Roto-Molded Plastic Construction
    • Easy Installation
    • Made in the USA
    • Computer Tune Required - Why is a Tune Required?
    • Fits 2005-2009 4.6L GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Justin: Hey, guys. Justin here with with my quick breakdown and dyno-test of the C&L Racer Cold Air Intake system available with the 95 millimeter MAF housing fitting your '05 to '09 3 valve GT. C&L is, without a doubt, one of the leaders in producing Mustang specific intakes and have been doing so for over two decades now. Whether it's a cold air for your GT, like we have here, or a MAF housing for your Cobra or Fox body, chances are C&L has you covered. Now, you guys, if you want to check out more stuff from C&L, including a few intakes we used on project cars, be sure to check out our YouTube channel, if you haven't done so already, and subscribe while you're there. The Racer is just one of two different cold air offerings available from C&L for your '05 to '09 3-valve GT, the other being the Street. Now, as the name suggests, the Racer is going to be the more aggressive of the two, thanks largely in part to the massive 95 millimeter MAF housing, which is going to be for the Mustang owner on the pursuit for maximum power. Whenever using a large MAF housing, like we have here on the Racer, running an aftermarket tune is an absolute must. Here at we do recommend using a custom BAMA tune, just to get the most power out of your setup, which I'll talk a little bit more about in a minute. But in the meantime, if you do want to hear what other 3-valve owners are saying about running the Racer intake on their Mustang, in addition to a BAMA tune, just read up on some of the customer reviews on the product page, if you're not there already. Dissecting the C&L Racer a little further, you'll notice the black, molded plastic intake tube, along with that 95 millimeter MAF housing, the reusable high-flow filter and heat shield, and of course, all the hardware and couplers needed for the installation. Speaking of that install, it really should only take you an hour from start to finish using basic hand tools, but if you should get a little jammed up, you should know what to do by now. Reference the detailed install instructions on the product page, or feel free to reach out to a Mustang expert. They're always willing to walk you through the install. So let's see what kind of games we can expect with the C&L Racer intake on your GT. Now, we already have the intake installed, but we're also going to pair it up with a custom BAMA tune here to really maximize our gains. Now, this tune is going to do a few things for our 3-valve. It's going to adjust our fuel and spark tables, optimize our variable CAM timing, and get those air fuel ratios right in the sweet spot. In addition, for your automatic cars, you can expect firmer shift points and drastically improved throttle response. We already grabbed our baseline run using our 2007 GT behind me. So with everything bolted up, it's time to make another hit here on the DynoJet and see what those numbers are. Our baseline run, using our 2007 GT, gave us 271 horsepower and 297 pound feet of torque at the rear wheels. With the C&L Racer and BAMA tune combo, the car is now making 292 horsepower and 303 pound feet of torque, which gives us a peak gain of 21 horsepower over those baseline numbers, and gains of as much as 26 horsepower and 22 pound feet of torque throughout the curve. The Racer from C&L is the intake for the Mustang owner who is on the quest for maximum power, along with the help of a custom BAMA tune and can be found right here at

    Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance "Racer" Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your GT Mustang's restrictive stock air box and paper filter element with a high flow filter assembly to maximize airflow for a noticeable increase in horsepower, torque and performance. The C&L Racer intake is perfect matched for heavily modified GT Mustangs.

    Pre-calibrate 95mm MAF Housing. This C&L Performance cold air intake kit includes a brand new cast aluminum 95mm MAF housing that is already calibrated for use with the stock fuel injectors, MAF sensor not included.

    Made in the USA. Proudly made in the USA from the highest quality materials available, this C&L Performance Cold Air Intake has been extensively flow bench tested and engineered to out perform the competition.

    Required Upgrade. Installation of this C&L Racer Cold Air Intake will require a custom Bama tune with the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

    Rechargeable High Flow Filter. Included with your C&L Cold Air Kit is a high-flow, reusable, rechargeable filter. That means no more spending money on OEM paper filters that waste money and horsepower. Just clean your C&L filter, re-oil it, and put it back on to save money and enjoy better performance in one shot.

    Easy Installation. C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kits are designed to install with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for an easy 1 hour installation. 

    Application. This C&L Performance "Racer" Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on heavily modified 2005 to 2009 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 3-valve 4.6L modular V8 engine. Custom tuning is required for operation.


    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • (4) Four Clamps
    • (2) Two Rubber Hose Connectors
    • (2) Two Screws
    • (2) Two Zip Ties
    • (1) One Mass Air Flow
    • (1) One Torx Bit
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 2005-2009 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
    Material: ABS Plastic Finish: Black
    Manufacture: C&L Computer Tune Required: Yes

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        Questions & Answers (10)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Is this intake California carb legal for year model 2009 GT/CS? I have noticed carb legal intakes that works for 2005-2008, but excludes 2009?? What intake/tuner options do I have for my 2009 GT/CS?

        • Hello A, That intake is carb legal in California as designated by its CARB EO number D-640. many shops will require a sticker which you would be able to call us in to receive. So any intake that has a stated CARB EO number in the description will pass emissions in Cali.

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        does the original mass air flow work with this air intake

        • If you mean the sensor itself, then yes but the car needs to be tuned. The kit comes with an aluminum housing you plug the original MAF sensor into.

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        For a non-heavily modified mustang, with a custom tune will the stock fuel injectors be able to accommodate this size air intake? Or will the fuel injectors need to be changed out in addition to a custom tune?

        • Yes, a custom tune and stock fuel injectors can be used with this intake.

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        when i request a tune for this cai, for MAF should I put 95mm?

        • Yes, as the MAF size is 95mm.

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        I have a C L Street CAI and FRPP Stage 3 heads, I'm about to get FRPP cams and a FRPP throttle body, would it be worth it to also upgrade from the Street to the race CIA? Also I already have CMCV deletes, MAC shorty headers, MAC prochamber, and Pypes Pype-Bomb Axle backs.

        • Upgrading the intake will overall increase the performance but would not be something you would need to do.

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        5 More Questions
        was thinking about buying this c l intake with 95mm maf. I already have s b cold air intake that I bought am. My question is which one will give the most of these two cold air intakes or can I just change Maf to 95mm or whatever you all offer here that's better than stock? 1 answer
        Will this fit a 2010 3v? 1 answer
        Which replacement filter fits this kit? Preferably an oil free one. 1 answer
        I'm not heavily modified however my GT is a stick with 3:55 gears. How will this intake improve with my performance and how much low end HP will I lose? 1 answer
        Is it CA emission legal? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (21) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.769231 4.8
          • Fit 4.461538 4.5

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 05, 2019

            She can breath

            Love it!, feels good, looks good, sounds good! Very happy


            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 22, 2018

            Significant difference you can feel

            Well packaged and delivered on time. Installation went smoothly and straight forward. I live in California and went with the CandL cold intake since they have the Carb sticker needed for smog. Can definitely feel the extra power with the increase in air flow. The Bama performance tune makes it much more responsive. Feels like a totally different car love it!


            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 06, 2018

            C L

            Works great just wished the plastic housing was made out of metal.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 18, 2017


            Easy to install and can feel the difference. It was package very good and came pretty fast. Once it was install I can hear the difference I will be getting more products in the future.


            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 13, 2017

            Looks great!

            I really liked the fitment and the look is great. I would recommend this product.


            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 06, 2017

            let it breath

            CandL Racer Cold Air Intake was very easy to install. really lets the engine breath. a huge deferens from stock.


            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            August 02, 2016

            C L

            So far everything thing ive got from AM has ship fast and ben a grate add on to my 08convertable this cia with bama race tune really wake your var up, this cia with bama tuner is the best to mods to get for your stang first


            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 17, 2015

            LOL at how much faster I am. It's like Night and Day.

            I bought this intake off of a buddy of mine for cheap. I have an '07 GT so I didn't have the MAF sensor screws that they send with the kit. After much research I have found that the size is M4-.7x10. Anyways, I installed the intake along with a 93 Octane BAMA V2 tune.... It's like a whole new car to say the least !!!!! I only have Borla Stingers (along with intake and tune) and pulled a 350rwhp Challenger from a dig. He pulled me by a car in a 20 roll. Stock he would have blown my doors off. Well worth the money, especially if you plan to do heavy mods in the future.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Mexico, TX

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 02, 2013

            C&L Cold Air Intake

            It's a good CAI, it installs very easily and definately improves throttle response. The rubber fittings are a bit of a pain to get on, and when I put it together I accidentally put on the MAF housing backwards, make sure the hole is facing the engine and the letters are on the bottom and you're set. My only gripes are that it's a bit cheap to use zip ties to secure it and it makes a slight sucking noise around 1800 rpms. But overall it does as advertised and is a good intake!


            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 06, 2012

            Always tune a CAI

            When adding performance parts always go for a tune to receive the most out of the money you have spent to improve the performance of your mustang. Easy install, all parts bolt on after removal of stock air box. Very happy with all the added instructional videos that AM has.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT WA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 12, 2011

            FOREST GUMP

            The C&L Racer Cold Air Intake combo is a must have for anyone looking for that extra performance. Its like going from forest gump with the braces on his legs to where he busts out of them. the difference is night and day.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT newport news, VA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 07, 2011

            Best Inake I've Had So Far

            This intake was amazing!! I had a JLT carbon fiber intake on before this one an didnt like it at all carbon fiber is a diaster an to delicate and it didnt fit very well... So i got this one in the mail fit like a glove and looks great! Performance gains where amazing about 15-20 extra horse power with a tune!!! Recommend this product best bang for your buck!!!!!


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT San Jose Ca

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 07, 2011

            Excellent product

            Received intake and tuner combo and installed that same day. I thought my mustang was decent performance wise before the intake/tuner but once installed it was a whole different car. My car is a manual and it spins my 20's like it had stock 17's. Kicks hard throughout all gears and hearing the engine in taking more air puts a grin on my face. If you are considering getting the intake and tuner combo just do it you won't regret it.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Socal

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 29, 2011

            Decent For The Money

            Overall I'm pleased with the C&L but I wish the fit and finish was better. I'm satisfied with the minor bump in performance. The install is easy but the finished product looks aftermarket. If you're looking simply for the performance gain then it is absolutely worth it. If you want something that has the performance gain but looks like it could have been a factory piece I would go with Steeda.


            Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt Raleigh, NC

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          • 5/5

            March 10, 2011

            Awesome upgrade!!

            This only took about 45 mins to install and I definitely noticed the difference right away!!!! Great product!! Im really happy with this upgrade!!


            Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            February 04, 2011

            Great product!!

            I bought this intake because the one that came on my car (used car) was a cheap not well known brand. After time the MAF sensor started falling out and my car started stalling in neutral coasting. I installed the C&L in about 10 minutes, retuned with my SCT, and problem was solved! Have not had a chance yet to really try out the performance gains due to rainy weather. The only thing I think needs a little improvement is the plastic shroud. It kinda just floats around in there but thats minor. Thanks again AM for another great product and Fast shipping!!!


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          • 5/5

            October 31, 2010

            Really good upgrade

            Buy this! Don't buy the street kit! I had it for about a week before buying this. The racer kit sounds better and pulls harder, but obviously you need a tune. Installed it myself in a little under an hour.


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          • 5/5

            October 26, 2010

            Great Parts

            The C&L intake fits great and was priced right. Fast shipping too. Thanks!

            Steven Koller

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          • 5/5

            April 23, 2010

            C&L Racer Cold Air Intake

            I upgraded from the WMS CAI to the C&L Racer CAI and WOW, what a difference! I was running a BamaChips 93 octane tune with the WMS and now a BamaChips 93 octane tune with the C&L and there is a huge seat of the pants difference. Throttle response and power difference is very noticeable! Install of the C&L was extremely easy!


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          • 5/5

            February 10, 2010


            product was easy to install and added nice power upgrade


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