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Ford Performance High Performance Intake Manifold (05-10 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • High Flow Design
    • Lightweight Composite Construction
    • Black Finish
    • Pressure Tested to 20+ PSI
    • Deletes Charge Motion Plates
    • Fits 2005 to 2010 GT & Bullitt Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with here with the Ford Racing High Performance Intake Manifold for 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs. The Ford Racing High Performance Intake Manifold is going to be a great option for the three-valve S197 owners out there that are looking for a transition mod to help build a powerful, naturally aspirated setup or even wanted a little boost. These intake manifolds give the best performance when they're paired with other mods like cams on a throttle body, so it's more of a complimentary upgrade that will set you on the path to squeezing the most performance out of the three-valve. So I'm going to go ahead and say that this intake manifold does not make a very good first modification unless you're just shopping for looks. If you aren't as concerned with the performance gains, then this is an awesome mod. It definitely looks great under the hood, it's flashy, and it grabs attention. But if your car is completely stock and you throw this manifold on there, then you're performance gains are going to be minimal and impressive looks is about all you're going to gain from this manifold. Where this manifold really thrives and performs is when it's paired with other mods. On any cars it works best with a set of cams and aftermarket throttle body, which is why we pair with the Ford Racing Hod Rod Cams and the Ford Racing 62-millimeter throttle body on the product page to help you see the most gains possible with this manifold. It also works great with boost despite some early misconceptions, which I'll come back to earlier. But the increase flow capabilities of the manifold means that it's a good pairing for boosted cars as well. Now if you do currently have a stock or relatively stock three-valve, then this manifold will open up some flow, but in all reality it does really need the help of other mods to transfer the gains. Those that have not already deleted the charge motion plates will notice a little bit more difference and have some more gains as opposed to those that have already taken this step since the mani does delete those. But like I said, this is really more of a modification for a car that already has some work done. Let's talk about the actual construction of this manifold some. It's made from a lightweight composite material, so there are some weight savings here and also better heat desiccation with this type of material as opposed to other types of materials. An aluminum manifold is heavier and easily heat soaked when under hood temps get hot, but the composite material does not react the same way. This means that horsepower torque levels will be more consistent, giving you more consistent performance. And despite some misconceptions, this composite material also functions well under boost. It can stand up the pressure. Ford Racing did pressure test this manifold to make sure that it was strong enough for force induction, and it does have some specifically reinforced areas to make sure there's no failure under boost, so you don't have to avoid this manifold if you're looking at a force induction build. This manifold does have an open plenum design and high-flow runners. So this means more plenum volume and it also has shorter intake runners. The stock intake runners are about 14 inches, but this manifold has runners that are about nine and a half inches. I mentioned this earlier, but this manifold does have the IMRC delete or charge motion control delete built into it, which is going to help supply you with some performance gains. Some more general info, this manifold will still fit under a stock hood, but you won't be able to squeeze it under a Ford Racing strut tower brace. Just so you guys are aware. It's going to include intake gaskets, a crossover fuel line, perch fitting assembly, PCV fitting assembly, and hardware as well. It almost goes without saying, and I'm assuming all of you already know this, but I'm going to say it anyway, you will need a tune for this manifold. So overall this manifold really thrives in the upper RPMs and that's where you'll most likely see the most benefits and improvements. That usually leaves people to become worried about losing some low-end power with this manifold, but you have to keep in mind what you're building for and how you plan on building it. This manifold is really designed to help get the maximum NA gains from this motor with supporting mods, cams, long tubes, throttle body, or with a centrifugal blower or turbo setup. That being said, if you have a build along those lines then you don't have to worry about losing that low-end power. Your build will make your power band. Where you're going to lose a little bit of the low-end power is if you slap this on a stock car, like we talked about earlier. As far as price, this is a pretty serious mod and so it's going to have a pretty serious price tag that comes along with it. Power isn't usually cheap, at least good, sustainable power anyway, and so you're looking at spending a little over $600 for this manifold. Keep in mind though that this is a Ford Racing product, so you've got the comfort of Ford Racing quality, fitment, and know how backing the design of this manifold behind that price tag. The install here really isn't difficult. The manifold is obviously easy to access and I wouldn't say that it takes a ton of know-how to do, but you should have a little experience before you try to tackle this yourself. You'll need a few different sockets, a fuel line disconnect tool, a drill, and a torque wrench as well. It will take about two hours of your time and I'm going to call it a two out of three on the difficulty meter just because this is a little bit of an involved install. Giving a general overview of the install you're looking at having to depressurize the fuel system so you can remove the fuel rails and disconnecting all of the backing connections and the electrical connections to the manifold as well. This means the TPS, MAF, ETC, injectors, and intake. The fuel rails will need to be removed so you can pull the manifold, and following the proper sequence will be a good idea here when you're unbolting the manifold. The alternator bracket will need to be removed so you can modify it, which is why you need a drill bit, but the instructions are clear here and they'll help you out. After that, it's just a matter of installing the new manifold. Follow the bolt sequence here and torque these bad boys down to spec so you don't have any issues, and reinstall all of the other items, including the fuel line crossovers and all of your electrical and vacuum connections. Wrapping things up here, the Ford Racing High Performance Intake Manifold has a high-flow design with an open plenum and high-flow shorter runners to make it a performance upgrade that pairs well with other modifications. It's made from a lightweight composite material that's been pressure tested and reinforced with forced induction applications and, of course, it looks great under the hood. As always I suggest you check this thing out more online for yourself, and for all thing Mustang keep it right here at

    Ideal Upgrade. Upgrade your 2005-2010 4.6L V8's intake manifold with this premium quality Ford Racing part to channel more air directly into your engine and set the stage for other power mods.

    Premium Quality. Made of a high tech, lightweight composite, this manifold will help your pony breathe better while improving underhood appearance with the instantly recognizable Ford Racing logo. While fitting perfectly under the stock Mustang hood, this manifold utilizes high-flow runners and has an open plenum design. 

    Legendary Ford Racing Performance. When you're adding parts to your pony, trust the folks who know it best to untap hidden potential and unleash the monster under your hood.

    Strong Enough for Forced Induction. Tested up to 20+ PSI, this intake manifold is perfect for your upgraded heads, supercharger and/or cam'ed 3V motor. With this type of pressure rating, it can handle the increased air flow and deliver consistent power time and time again.

    Complementary Upgrades. This Ford Racing Performance Intake Manifold works great when combined with a set of FR Hot Rod Camshafts and a FR 62mm Throttle Body to obtain maximum performance gains. See drop down options above.

    Application. This Ford Racing Intake manifold fits 2005-2010 4.6L 3-Valve Mustang engines and includes intake gaskets. Goes great with a throttle body and camshafts (not included).

    Please Note. The Intake Manifold is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

    Technical Note. A new Computer Tune is required for installation. Will not fit with Ford Racing Strut Tower Braces

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • (1) Intake Manifold Assembly
    • (1) Crossover Fuel Line
    • (1) Purge Fitting Assembly
    • (1) PCV Fitting Assembly
    • (2) Clamps
    • Throttle Body bolts & washers
    • Intake Manifold nuts, bolts & washers
    • Assembly Instructions
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 08, 09
    • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

    Will not fit with Ford Racing Strut Tower Braces

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    Shaker Scoop Will this fit with the shaker scoop? Do you have to make Modifications?


    • no, I have a shaker also, but this intake will raise the overall height that the shaker no longer will fit under the hood.


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    How much more HP should I expect over the stock manifold?


    • Well it really depends on what upgrades you have with it. if your just replacing this item and have no other upgrades only expect about 10-15hp more. On the other hand if you get a CAI with it and a custom tune you will get around 25-35hp.


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    What type of tune is required for this? Do I need a new tune for my SCT Tuner?


    • If you purchased the SCT tuner through Bama, you would just need to request updated tune files! If you purchased the tuner from somewhere else, you could enroll in our Free Tunes for Life Program for a one-time fee of $150 and receive the tunes you need for this intake manifold. If you have any further questions, please just give our Bama team a call!


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    What strut shock tower brace will work on a 2010?


    • We have not test fitted all our strut tower braces on the Ford Performance High Performance Intake Manifold so we cannot guarantee fitment. However, our customers have been able to fit the following strut tower braces with this manifold: Steeda Strut Tower Brace Ford Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace SR Performance Chrome Strut Tower Brace


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    Will this fit under a 2008 Bullitt Strut Tower Brace?


    • The Ford Performance High Performance Intake Manifold (05-10 GT) will not fit under a Bullitt strut tower brace.


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    Can you still pass CA smog with this?


    • The Ford Performance High Performance Intake Manifold (05-10 GT) unfortunately will not pass California CARB regulations. For further information on restrictions and accepted modifications, contact your local authorities or DMV for a full list.


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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.348315 4.3
    • Fit 4.820225 4.8

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 19, 2011

      Great manifold, makes power if you have the mods to go with it. Looks INCFREDIBLE

      I bought this because I am doing cams and long tube headers, and have a GT500 TB. If you already have CMDPs and you dont have AT LEAST lt headers, you are going to gain next to nothing, and bang for the buck will be next to nonexistant. I know several people here talked about the big difference it made on their close to stock cars, but that is their brain telling them a lie, that they believe, to justify the cost. Dynos dont lie, and delete plate make pretty close to the same power, on basic modded cars, until about 5000rpm, where it makes a LITTLE bit more. Really this isnt worth buying unless you have or plan on cams. UNLESS, you just want the look, which is, INCREDIBLE. It looks unbelievably good under the hood. Is it worth doing if you arent doing cams? Depends on what you want. If you dont already have charge motion delete plates, this will get you some decent power. Not nearly $600 worth when CMDPs are under 300, but decent nonetheless. Also, if you want an absolutely awesome looking manifold, this is the one to have. It never fails to get attention when I open my hood, there are always a couple people taking cell phone pics of my engine. Ford tested a combo of this manifold, the FRPP throttle body, Hot rod cams, their CNC heads, and long tube headers and it did 440HP (at the crank, so figure 385ish at the wheels) at 7000rpm. That is the direction I think I am headed. Although I may skip the heads and do a vortech instead. Makes a very nice high pitched WHOOSH sort of whistle when you hit it, almost reminiscent of a turbo. Install took me just under an hour, but I have close to 2 decades of wrenching under my belt. I could have done it faster, but I had to keep going back to the fridge for another beer. (I knocked TWO full cans over by accident) Mine doesnt seem to have the flexing, but even if it DID, Ford has stated that this is "normal" and is no problem, so dont worry about it.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Austin TX

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    • 5/5

      January 14, 2011

      It's like my car got a lung transplant

      First off, I had jba shorties, slp catted x pipe and jlt cai with custom tune from Houston performance and put down 315rwhp. I got the frpp intake manifold, frpp throttle body, bbk LTs and o/r x pipe, and mutha thumpr cams installed, tuned from HP and put down 370rwhp! I would only suggest this intake if you have cams and throttle body.. Won't do much without those.


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    • 5/5

      October 10, 2010

      Shelby gt500

      ok here is the deal i talk to the ford racing guys, one of their tech guys who makes the intake manif, they said this manifold bein flexble is normal, because it suck in more air from the thro body so it flex all the time when you rev up the rpm, so people dont get scared of being flexble n stuff like the guy down there said i even saw the video.


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    • 5/5

      October 16, 2010

      Runs GREAT

      Easy to install and runs great. No flexing as some others have had. Thanks to American Muscle.

      James frakes

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    • 5/5

      September 20, 2010

      Great Product from FORD

      Great intake, it rivials any on the market. With a new throttle body plus the ford racing cams and the BAMA tunes my car runs like a striped @$$ naturally aspirated APE. The BAMA tunes made it all come together


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    • 5/5

      September 18, 2010


      This intake plus sct tuner = -.40 off my 1/4 time love it


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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 23, 2011

      Ford Racing performance gains with OE-fitment!

      This thing fits like a glove, obviously, being that it's a Ford Racing part. A ton of people are worried about losing low-end power with this manifold, but I've seen otherwise. This manifold is really designed to be installed on a car looking for maximum N/A gains using cams and long tubes, or a centrifugal supercharged or turbocharged forced induction system. You'll make every bit of that low-end power back. I have this on my 2007 Mustang GT, at the time with nothing more than a CAI, Throttle Body and Axle-Backs for other mods. It smoothed out the entire powerband, and pulled like crazy from 5500rpm and up! There was little to no loss on the dyno printout, and you definitely can't feel it on the street with a good tune! Great quality manifold, good price and definitely going to be staying on my car to prepare for a centrifugal supercharger!


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Aston, PA

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    • 5/5

      July 08, 2011

      A great intake for both power and looks

      Very easy to install this intake. A noticeable gain in power and it looks great as well. I own a 2008 Shelby GT and combined this with the BBK 62MM twin TB, a BBK underdrive pulley, steeda carbon fiber inlet elbow with the ford racing CAI and last but not least a Bama custom tune. the car rips, flat out. I would recommend this intake to anyone who asks. Cant wait to get the Ford Racing cams to go with it next month to see even bigger gain. As usual thanks American muscle and Bama tunes for all you do.

      Jeff B

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Other

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    • 2/5

      February 20, 2011

      No Difference

      I didn't notice a single difference with this Intake Manifold, my last 08 GT had a JLT Cool Air Intake only and performed better... I believe this Manifold is designed for Force Induction performance

      Julio Suriano

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 02, 2011

      ford racing intake

      great looking approx 2 hr install poorly packaged first one shipped came broken but the team at american muscle sent new one next day great cust service


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 02, 2011

      ford racing intake

      nice looking easy install you will need a long 5 mm allen socket also it is rated at 5 bar or 29 psi for boost needs tune

      sean armetta

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 17, 2012

      Nice product

      The intake came intact and not broken unlike several other comments i have read. Pretty basic to install. The most time consuming thing is everything that you have to disconnect then hook back up. If your like me and read the installation procedure before you buy anything. Then ignore the part where they make it seem like its next to impossible to shorten the vacuum hose. measure it out like it says then us scissors or a razor blade. I used a heat gun like it said and heated a 1 inch section for about a minute. I kept pinching it with my thumb and forefinger to see how flexible it was getting (yes it was hot so dont grab onto it and not let go) then with a little effort forced it on the fitting. As long as your not drunk or high it is pretty simple. So far i have Borla S-type cat back, C&L CAI , FRPP intake and 91 tune. I have to roll into the throttle in first or ill just light up the pirellis with the throttle response changed and my 3:73 gears. More power on bottom and on top (nothing HUGE but definitely noticeable). Now just to order Cams, Heads, TB, Headers and clutch and ill have a 450 N/A boss competitor on my hands


      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      January 16, 2012

      Keeping it Ford

      Did what it claimed. With 3:31 gears got my hp and torque increases mostly in the midrange and upper RPM's (up to 6500). I picked up approximately 68 hp and 63 ft. lbs. of torque with this intake, Ford Racing 62 mm tb, BBK shorties, flowmaster exhaust, and a cai. Best of all I get the performance where I use it - on the road. I can't afford tires and transmissions:). Car comes on strong from 2850 rpm's all the way to redline, especially 4900 to 6500 revs.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT wv

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 29, 2014

      Understanding the benefits

      There seems to be lots of debate on the benefits of this intake so I went into the whole thing a bit cautious. Does it look good? - yes. Does it add power? - By itself, maybe not. With other items its a "must have". So where's the confusion? Your car will perform in a new way. By getting rid of the charge motion control plates you will change your power curve. It's smooth and it builds quickly. I think this is the reason for the debate over horse power. If you're serious about performance you must, at a minimum, get rid of the charge motion control plates. Since you're going to spend $ to do that, why not do the racing intake. After installing this I also switched to a race tune. No low end torque loss.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Minneapolis, MN, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 24, 2012

      Manifold Looks Amazing in Person

      When I ordered this intake manifold, I thought it looked good, and the pictures of it on customer cars looked good as well, however, in person, the manifold looks fantastic! It really makes the engine stand out. I purchased this with several other intake and exhaust goodies so it is difficult to determine the exact performance gained from this part alone, but the package (CAI, TB, Manifold, Headers, Axle Back) combined with the custom tune from BAMA is amazing! The car seems much more violent now and I can't stop smiling when I drive it. One thing to NOTE: Apparently sometimes the two halves of the manifold (top and bottom) sometimes come already bolted together, and sometimes not because the instructions did not say anything about bolting them together and unfortunately (and embarassingly) I didn't realize that I needed to do that until I had everything installed and put back together so I had to go through a very trick process to get them all in and bolted up after the manifold was already installed. Other than that, the installation went great and I really love the product.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Utah

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 05, 2011


      Again, I'm pleased with American Muscle and the products that they sell. I was kinda scared installing this part because of my lack of mechanical experience. But it was surprisingly easy and fairly quick. Was done in a couple of hours. I'll note that I installed the ford racing 62mm throttle body and spacer with it and boy do I feel a difference.


      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT El Paso, TX

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    • 5/5

      May 06, 2011

      Awesome Engine Bay

      Much easier install than I expected, it took me about a 2 hour period which included doing the new 85mm CAI kit from Ford Racing as well, and combined with the BBK throttle body, you'll know when you hit the gas petal. Best part is popping the hood and getting that clean look and wide eyed expressions from others at the local car shows.. I do recommend having at least the patience to install all the cosmetically appealing bolts as the intake comes plastic welded together from Ford with all the trim ring bolts in a bag..23 of them to be exact.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 27, 2011

      Heart attack.

      Ordered this product while I was overseas. Just came home and started the install yesterday. Like an idiot, I didn\'t examine the entire manifold for damage BEFORE I started removing the OEM manifold. Just about to bolt the FRPP manifold in, and sure enough, it was damaged. The vacuum hose nipple on the back was broken off. Of course, I freaked out, but American Muscle took care of me, and a new part is already on the way. This isn\'t really a review of the part, as much as it is a review of AM\'s BAD @$$ customer service.


      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 01, 2015

      Awe Factor

      Yes we all know you can get Steeda's alternative for around $300 but how can that compare to a quality Ford Racing intake manifold. I'm often approached by older fellas, typically hot rodders, that love the exhaust note of my Grabber Orange '07 (thank you Pypes Super Beast System) and I'm pleased to talk to them. Nobody expects a modern day fuel injected vehicle to be as modifiable as a mustang and you can proudly boast the rebirth of the muscle car era with this intake manifold. Unlike Steeda's product, you not only feel the results every time you step on the pedal but every time you lift your hood as well. Next mod: Stage 3 Comp Cams and Beehive Springs P.S. Set aside an afternoon and do this yourself guys and gals, it's a fairly simple job requiring only patience and moderate inappropriate language.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Charleston, WV

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 07, 2013

      PCV line doesn't fit right...

      Just so you know, the factory PCV line that goes from the driver's side valve cover to the inlet tube on the manifold doesn't quite fit - the distance between A and B has been shortened, so the line now develops a kink in it. I also have a JLT oil separator from before this manifold that also doesn't fit anymore - the inlet tube has also shifted to the side a little bit, making it necessary to modify the oil separator assembly to get it to fit right, which I haven't done yet. I'm running the stock PCV line, kink and all.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Houston

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