Justin: Hey, guys. Justin here with AmericanMuscle.com 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 AmericanMuscle.com 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 AmericanMuscle.com.
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.
5mm 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.
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.
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.
Best of all, this Mustang C&L Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-640.
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.
- What's in the Box
- (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
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
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||Computer Tune Required:
- Will it fit my Mustang?