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C&L Cold Air Intake (15-17 EcoBoost)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Add up to 76 HP and 80 TQ with Optional Tune
    • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested
    • Roto-Molded Plastic Construction
    • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
    • Easy Installation
    • No Computer Re-Tune Required
    • CARB EO Number: D-776
    • Will Only Work with OEM Intercooler Piping and Factory Throttle Body Location
    • Fits 2015-2017 2.3L EcoBoost Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with my review of the C&L Cold Air Intake available for the 2015 and up EcoBoost Mustang. The C&L Cold Air Intake is going to be for the S550 EcoBoost owners out there who are looking for a closed element cold air intake that also keeps the direct cold air feed that Ford has created from factory, but that doesn't necessarily require a computer re-tune. A cold air intake is normally one of the first mods that many Mustang owners go to and there are a few different options out there with different designs. This is going to be an intake that has all of the bells and whistles, and so this intake is one that's going to bring some of the most benefits to the table but without requiring a tune. So if you're installing an after-market cold air intake, you're looking for gains, whether it be in terms of power, acceleration, sound, appearance, or all of the above. So let's break the numbers down first before getting into the intake. We already ran a baseline run and got some numbers in the books, so we're going to run our car again with the C&L Intake installed. Now, we did happen to throw a tune on the car with a COBB access port, a 93 octane tune to be exact, even though this intake does not require a tune. We did this because we wanted to see the full potential that the intake has since a cold air intake by itself will only net a few horsepower at the end of the day, and we're talking single digits. So even if an after-market intake does not necessarily require a tune, we always recommend a tune if you're looking for any gains or improvements from your Mustang. Our baseline run with our 2015 EcoBoost gave us numbers of 245 horsepower and 277 foot pounds of torque at the rear wheels. With the C&L Intake and the COBB access port tune, the car made 267 horsepower and 352 foot pounds of torque. Making for a peak gain of 22 horsepower and 75 foot pounds of torque. Now, keep in mind that we did pair this intake with a tune. So a lot of the gains that we're seeing here can definitely be attributed to that tune. As with any Dyno result, peak gains are always nice to know. But the real thing I look for is differences throughout the curve. Now, the curve is going to show you the changes that were made in the driving RPMs, and these are the things that you're actually going to notice performance-wise when you're driving. So throughout the curve we're seeing gains of 76 horsepower at 6,100 RPM and 80 foot pounds of torque at 2,800 RPM. Having those low-end torque gains are something that you're really going to feel as you're going through the gears. You'll get up to speed faster and go through the gears faster. Overall what we've seen from this intake on the Dyno here is some of the lowest intake air temps out of the after-market cold air intakes for the EcoBoost. That can be attributed to the sealed air box, which I'll talk about in a minute. We've also seen that it really makes power up top where the factory air intake system and filter become restrictive. Another thing to just keep in mind is that the more you mod your car the more restrictive the factory intake will become, especially when it comes to a turbo car. One other quick thing that I wanted to throw in here is regarding that whole tune or no tune required status of an after-market intake. In case you were wondering, the requirement of a tune with after-market intakes comes from the size of the MAF, or the mass airflow. An after-market intake can only go so big with a MAF size before the car is going to need a computer tune. Now, the EcoBoost Mustang is a speed density car, which means that they don't have a MAF sensor at all. So no after-market intake for this car is going to require a tune, which means that you can just bolt up any intake that you want and go. But I do want to be clear with the fact that you're only going to see gains of two to three horsepower without a tune. A lot of the gains that we're seeing here today, while they are amplified by the top-of-the-line construction that this intake has, are coming more from the tune than the intake itself. If we take a closer look at the C&L itself, much like in the GT and V6 market, this is a popular intake on the site and one that's going to come in at the top of the line in regards to price, at right around $400, but also in quality and fitment as well. This intake is one of the best fit and finishes that I've seen for the S550 EcoBoost. And all C&L's products are built and tested in the USA, which is just something that I like to point out. One of the big things that I wanted to point out with this intake, though, is the housing here. First of all, it's enclosed, which you're only going to see from the other options of air rate and engine right now. Has a Plexiglas lid that's removable so you can get to your filter easily or see without having to take the air box apart. The enclosed air box is going to protect the filter from elements within the engine compartment as well as help keep warm air from inside the compartment from being used by the engine. And like I mentioned earlier, this technique works. We saw some of the lowest intake air temps on the Dyno with this intake. This leads me to the other cool thing about the housing and that's the fact that it taps into the factory cold air duct here, which brings cool air in from the grill instead of using warm engine compartment air. This is a really nice feature in my opinion, and it gives this intake a benefit that you don't see from many other after-market intakes for the S550 EcoBoost. And like I mentioned earlier, this particular intake does not require a tune, which means that you can just bolt it on and go if you want to. But if you're looking for gains and improvements in drivability, then just know that any improvements that you'll see from the intake can be greatly amplified by running a tune. As for the install, it's nothing too difficult, and the intake will come with all of the items that you'll need, including clamps, couplers, and hardware. All that you really need to complete the install is a 10 mm, a flathead for the plastic pins, and some pliers to remove the hose clamps. This is probably one of the easiest mods that you can tackle with your new Mustang, and it'll take about a half-hour or an hour tops. And I'm going to call it a one out of three wrenches on our scale. You should disconnect the breather hoses from the inlet tube. You're going to need to loosen the clamps on the inlet tube at the throttle body and the air box so you can remove the inlet tube. There's also going to be a 10 millimeter bolt on the air box that holds it to the inner fender that you'll need to back out so you can detach the air box and pull it out of the car. You're also going to want to ready your new air box. And you can throw the filter in the air box before you drop it into the car, or you can install the filter after the air box is in the car. It's really up to you. When you're ready to install the air box into the car, just start with the air duct by sliding it into the factory location, and reinstall the factory bolt to hold it down. Once the air box is in and bolted down, you'll need to get the couplers onto the throttle body in the air box on the other side of the filter on the engine compartment side, just to be clear. Just make sure that you can get to all of the clamps to tighten them down, but leave everything loose for now. Lastly, the inlet tubing needs to be installed. You just slide it into the coupler on either the throttle body or the air box side first. Either way, it doesn't matter, and then tighten down the clamps so that everything is tight. Then it's just a matter of connecting the vacuum hoses to the inlet tube and installing the air box cover and tightening it down. Wrapping things up here, I think the C&L Intake is a well-built intake that has a lot of benefits to it. It works within a closed air box that taps into the cold air duct that Ford has provided for the intake. It fits well, and it has a decent-sized reusable filter, and does not require a tune. You can check this intake out more online for yourself. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your 2.3L EcoBoost 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.

    No Tune Required. This C&L Performance Cold Air Intake is designed to improve the performance of your turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang without the need of reprogramming your Mustang computer. By utilizing state of the art computer-aided designs this C&L Intake will increase power using the factory tune.

    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 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. All parts and instructions are included.

    Recommended Upgrade. Even though a re-tune is not required for operation, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) to get the best possible performance out of this cold air intake.

    CARB Certified. Best of all, this Mustang C&L Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-776.

    Application. This C&L Performance Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on 2015-2017 Mustangs equipped with the turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost engine.

    Note. This intake will only work with OEM inercooler piping and factory throttle body location.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Intake tube
    • (1) Air filter
    • (2) EPDM Couplers
    • (4) Clamps
    • (2) Fittings
    • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
    • (1) Torx Bit
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 2015-2017 EcoBoost Filter Placement: Engine Bay
    Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
    Manufacturer: C&L Computer Tune Required: No
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    Will this intake fit my 2018 ecoboost?

    EdgarR

    • The C&L Cold Air Intake will not fit the 2018 Ecoboost.

      VincentV

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    what's the size for this intake?

    Sin

    • The size is similar to that of the stock intake, however, it is much higher flowing and allows for colder air to be brought into the engine.

      AMjordan

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    IS THIS INTAKE AVAILABLE WITH A RED AIR FILTER??

    ITSMRSMITH

    • The C&L Cold Air Intake is currently only available with the blue filter, we apologize. If you have a red filter with the same dimensions as this filter, they can be interchanged.

      AMJEFF

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    Can I upgrade the intercooler and intercooler piping with this CAI?

    MichaelM

    after buying the c l intake, do i buy the tuner kit ad option? which tuner kit shall i buy?

    cheehoel

    What will be more efficient if to consider installing functional ram hood? This closed intake, or roush open intake?

    Terion

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    Customer Reviews (66) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.215384 4.2
    • Fit 4.753846 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 10, 2018

      Amazing!

      Quick and easy install. Good quality material. Absolutely no complaints. Turbo sounds better and gives a mean look under the hood! Can't wait to tune the car and get big hp gains!

      Alex

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 01, 2018

      Great product

      Really is a great product after putting it on I could feel the difference with the new cold intake. The install was really easy except if your me and drop the last bolt for the cover of filter down to bottom of the engine bay and had to take the intake back out just so you can fine the bolt and hook it all up again

      CollinH

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2018

      Nice sound

      I can hear my turbos! Haven’t tuned for the intake so I’ll keep y’all posted. Install is quick, did it in 30 degree weather, kinda sucked....

      Cowtree

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 19, 2018

      Good Product

      Overall the installation was easy and gained some MPG without a tune and then some good performance gains with the tune. The tube coming off the turbo does rub one of the components when it comes up to the engine but it may be the way I installed it and it is not a issue. Would recommend.

      BrianM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2018

      Great addition

      Awesome design and easy to install, way more turbo noise and would make for a great addition to any ecoboost mod list

      AnthonyP

      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 10, 2018

      Gains and looks

      This cold air intake is easy to install, throttle response is better, you can really hear the air flow. Great product.

      OscarG

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 10, 2018

      Not bad but there could be better

      Installed on a ‘17 Mustang Ecoboost. Install was pretty easy. I thought the instructions could be a little more detailed but if you are just a little mechanically inclined, then you can figure it out. It was a very tight fit so definitely leave everything loose until you get it all together regardless what the instructions say. The only thing I didn’t like is how the sensor installs. It seemed a little loose and you would think they would everything good and tight. Not sure about using just a screw and washer to hold it in. You’d think they could make it like the factory and have some groves for it to twist into. If function is more important to you than quality of build and the little details then this CAI works great.

      Baron

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 08, 2018

      Great product!

      You could definitely feel the extra HP. Can’t wait to get a tune. Much recommended.

      PabloS

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 03, 2018

      C L Intake

      great fit, very easy install. Not much noise from it but it looks great!

      ITSMRSMITH

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2018

      Looks Great

      Easy to install, looks great, adds power with tune of course, couldn’t ask for anything else

      Jose

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 17, 2018

      Nice Look

      Install went well. Make sure to clip on the pieces towards the bottom half before securing it to the turbo area. I had issues not having enough leverage to get the clip to snap while it was all secured in.

      Emos

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2018

      Best one in market!

      Very easy to install. Took me like 25 mins to finish everything. Love the enclosed look of the filterbox. Creates way more backfire with my borla atak catback

      JuliusB

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 02, 2018

      MPG drop

      The install took about 2 hrs with no issues. It's a tight fit so take your time. There is no noticeable change in performance, but there's a nice sound when the turbo hits. Looks cool. What really got my attention was the big loss in fuel mileage. I average 27.5 mpg during the work week. I take the same route and get gas at the same gas station. Since I've installed the intake the best I've gotten is 25 mpg. Odd, but something to consider when purchasing.

      TracyTE

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 30, 2018

      No appreciable gains

      Fit and finish OK, looks good but I did not see a whole lot of performance gain. I probably would stick with the stock intake and put the $$$ elsewhere.

      JM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 28, 2018

      Very nice !!!

      Easy of installation, I wait for the test drive to see the effect performance.

      Julien

      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 23, 2018

      Great look

      Came with directions that made it easy. It was a clean install with nothing needed but some elbow grease and a few tools. Looks great, fits great, and keeps the car still pretty quiet, with being enclosed. I paired this with a Cobb tuner for 93 octane. Car pulls and drives like a completely different one.

      BrandoD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 04, 2018

      Looks awesome

      Installed this intake quite easy, fit well, no issues. Looks so much better than the stock intake, no question. Not sure about performance, would have to put on a dyno to see any power increases.

      NicholasJ

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 30, 2017

      Easy install AND Good Looking !

      This was a relatively easy install (for my background) and also looks great and matches my color. Plus the car sounds better during acceleration. Glad I bought it.

      Mods4Me

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 21, 2017

      Noticeable Performance Sound

      This intake looks incredible under the hood, definitely increases power, especially at and above 4,000rpm. The pull is amazing. It also makes an incredible sound. You can hear it sucking in considerably more air, and even the exhaust note took on a slightly deeper note! Great value for money.

      DanR

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 20, 2017

      C L Cold air intake.

      This product really opened up the air intake. U can hear the difference when you open the throttle . Love the sound the motor makes now. It also improved the throttle response . Great job CandL.

      ErnestB

      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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