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C&L Street Cold Air Intake & Bama X4 Tuner (15-17 GT)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Enhanced Horsepower
  • Bama X4 Tuner with 2 Custom Tunes
  • C&L Street Cold Air Intake Included
  • Black Intake Tubing
  • X4 Tuner Holds Up to 10 Custom Bama Tunes
  • FREE Tunes for Life
  • Includes Data Log Reviews to Ensure Your Vehicle is Fully Optimized
  • Free Personalized ID Plaque
  • Fits 2015-2016 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with here with my review of the C&L Street Cold Air Intake, available for the 2015 and up Mustang GT. The C&L Street Cold Air Intake is going to be for the S550 GT 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. But a lot of times the question of "Is a tune required?" has an impact on the intake that is chosen. And the C&L right here is an option that brings other benefits besides just performance gains to the table, but without requiring a tune. But speaking of gains, let's break the numbers down first before getting into the intake. We already ran a baseline run and got some numbers in the book. So we're going to run the car again with the C&L installed. Now we did pair a 93 octane tune with the intake, even though this intake does not require a tune. But we wanted to see the full potential that the intake has, and here's what we found. Our baseline run with our 2015 GT gave us numbers of 387 horsepower and 365 foot pounds of torque at the rear wheels. With the C&L in tune installed those numbers changed to 412 horsepower and 387 foot pounds of torque, making for a peak gain of 25 horsepower over those baseline numbers. Our gains throughout the curve showed as much as 34 horsepower and 33 foot pounds of torque right in that 4,000 to 5,500 RPM range. These are the gains that you're actually going to notice when you're driving, especially in this RPM range. Now since we did pair this with a tune, keep in mind that a lot of the gains that you're seeing will be attributed to that tune. If we take a closer look at the C&L, it's first off by 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. And all of C&L's products are built and tested in the USA, which is just something that I like to point out. But looking at the specifics here, this does include a reusable filter that you can easily wash and re-oil when it gets a little dirty. And it's not the biggest filter that I've seen for an aftermarket S550 cold air intake. But it's not the smallest either. 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 other options like Airaid and JLT right now. It has a plexiglass lid that's removable, so you can get to your filter easily, or see without having to take the air-box apart. The other cool thing about the housing is that it taps into the cold air duct, which brings cool air in from the grill instead of using warm engine compartment air. And like I mentioned earlier, this particular intake does not require a tune. But the small gains and drive-ability that you'll see from the intake alone can be greatly amplified by running a tune, just as a side note. As for the install, it's nothing too difficult, and the intake will come with all of the items that you'll need, including your clamps and your hardware. All you really need to complete the install is a few sockets and a Flathead for the plastic pins. This is probably one of the easier mods that you can tackle with your new Mustang and will probably take about a half hour to an hour tops. And I'm going to call this a one out of three wrenches on our scale. Wrapping things up here, I think the C&L Street Intake is a well built intake that works with an enclosed air-box and taps into that cold air duct that Ford has provided for the intake. It fits well and has a decent sized reusable filter, and it 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

Bama Custom Tuning at AmericanMuscle. Power. Performance. Personalized. Proven
  • Buy this Tuner & Submit your Mustang's Info
  • A Bama Performance Calibrator writes custom tunes just for your Mustang & Mods
  • Load 'em on your Mustang and GO!
  • As you add new mods, Bama will update your tune files for FREE! That's right, Free Tunes for Life!

More Power and Performance. Eliminate restrictive airflow by installing this C&L Performance Cold Air Intake along with an X4 Bama Tuner with 2 Custom Tunes. This combination will look killer under the hood with the custom air box and will provide enhanced airflow and better performance. As an added bonus, this Street CAI and Tuner Combo automatically enrolls you into the Free Tunes for Life program with Bama Performance.

C&L Street Cold Air Intake. Completely replace your 5.0L Mustang's restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with this C&L Performance Intake. With a high flow rechargeable filter assembly, this Cold Air will improve horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency, all while providing excellent filtration of harmful particulates. See more info about this Cold Air Intake - Here

BAMA X4 Tuner w/ 2 Custom V2 Tunes. The SCT X4 Handheld Tuner allows you to re-tune your Mustang's computer for increased power and better drivability so you can take full advantage of your new C&L Cold Air Intake. When you order this combo, you aren't just getting a tuner - you are getting the tuner and 2 Custom V2 Tunes that are written specifically for your Mustang and your particular modifications by BAMA Performance. See more info about this X4 Tuner - Here

Increase Your Mod's Potential. From the factory, Ford programs their vehicles to cater to the needs of the daily driver, not the performance enthusiast who adds aftermarket bolt-on modifications in search of more power. That is why a custom tune file is so important. By optimizing the air/fuel ratio, adjusting ignition timing and tweaking variable cam timing, a BAMA Tuning Custom Tune will squeeze out the extra power your aftermarket performance mods have to offer.

Free Tunes for Life! Every customer that purchases a BAMA Tuner is enrolled in the "Free Tunes for Life" program. Any time that you make additional mods to your Mustang, our team of SCT Certified Bama Custom Tuners will create new tunes for you. Just send us a list of the part(s) you've added and we'll email the new tune files right to you.

Application. This C&L Street Cold Air Intake and BAMA X4 Tuner Combination is specifically designed for use with 2015-2016 GT Mustangs.

Technical Note. This C&L Performance CAI is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

**NOTE: Programming custom tunes may take 2-3 business days plus applicable shipping time. We recommend ordering other products separately to avoid delay. Heavily modified cars are not tunable with a mail order tune. Click here for restrictions. Membership in the Tunes for Life Program is valid for as long as you own the car that was originally tuned and it's non-transferrable.

What's in the Box
  • (1) Bama X4 Tuner
  • (1) USB - PC Interface Cable
  • (1) Personalized ID Plaque
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (2) EPDM Couplers
  • (1) Heat Shield/Air Box
  • Clamps & All Needed Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
SCT X4 Tuner Features:
  • Full Color LCD Display w/ Auto Dim
  • Read / Clear DTC Trouble Codes
  • Easy to Load and Easy to Restore
  • On Screen Data Logging and Monitoring
  • Built-In Wi-Fi for Easy Updating
  • PC/Windows Compatible

Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2015-2016 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacturer: C&L Performance Computer Tune Required: No

Bama X4 Specifications
Chip/Handheld: Handheld Custom/Strategy: Custom
Memory Size: 4 GB Custom Tunes Held: 10
Year: 2015-2016 GT Model: X4 Custom Tuner
Manufacturer: SCT Special Features: Full Color LCD Display
Built-In Wi-Fi

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Overall Rating 3.8

out of 5 stars

  • Performance Gain 3.8 3.8
  • Seat Of Your Pants Feel 4 4
  • Ease Of Use 3.4 3.4
  • Bang For Your Buck 3.6 3.6
  • Preferred Tune: Race

  • 1/5

    July 20, 2017

    Expecting more power...way more

    Delivery and everything was perfect at first, installing took a little more time than expected since i got a throttle body spacer as well so i really had to jam the intake into place. The tune however was anything but perfect. I upload the tune to my car and my car lost its ability to rev and to move. It would turn on, but you could not drive it. After about 5 attempts and about 5 datalogs i recieved my updated tune from bama which made my power decrease, as well as my throttle response, and lit up a check engine light. After sending the trouble codes and a couple more data logs i finally got the right tune, which took about a month, maybe more to do this. Upon ordering, i got the ghost cam option as well. This tune made my car accelerate by itself and when i got in contact with bama regarding this problem they told me it was a "novelty" tune and is not made for maximum performance. Overall, the process took way more time than expected considering the estimation on this website says under one hour. It took me about a whole month to get the CORRECT tune from bama, a company that only works on mustangs. Pretty pathetic for a tuning company, especially considering i spent about 800 dollars on this product.


    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    June 11, 2017


    The cold air intake is amazeing .but have been having to many problems with tune


    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    June 11, 2017

    Great First Mod!

    This was the first mod I ordered and installed on my GT, couldn't be happier with the end result! Not only does it look great under the hood, combined with a custom tune from Bama, this woke my Stang up! My only negative was having to modify one of the rubber grommets to get the intake to fit and line up with the throttle body properly. This was the only reason I dropped to 4 Stars.


    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 17, 2017

    Huge difference

    Notable power improvements between 3k and 5k rpm with time. Great shout out to bama performance and their customer service, they were very patient and answered any questions I had.


    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 31, 2016


    I just got my new 5.0 and I wanted tone make some more hp I had a 1000 to play with and I got this let me tell you the horsepower I make now is 496 just with a cold air intake and tuner on pump gas it's crazy money well spent and I havent even put the exhaust I have for it yet


    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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