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Ford Performance Cold Air Intake (05-09 V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Add up to 25 HP and 35 TQ with Optional Tune
  • Improves Throttle Response and 0-60 Time
  • High-Flow, Reusable Filter
  • Includes 85mm Mass Air Meter Housing
  • Fits 2005 to 2009 4.0L V6 Mustangs
  • Computer Tune Required - Why is a Tune Required?

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

This is the Ford racing cold air intake kit for the 2005-2009 Mustang V6. Hi, I’m Mike Wilson with AmericanMuscle.com, we’re going to show you what kind of horse power and torque numbers to expect when you combine this with a Bama performance 93 octane race tune. But first, we’re going to make a stock dyno run so we have some baseline horse power and torque numbers to start with. Stock, our 2005 V6 automatic put down 172 horse power, and 196 ft/lbs of torque. The Ford racing cold air intake kit replaces your factory restrictive air box, with a higher flow air filter and mass air housing, which will increase horse power, torque, acceleration, and give you a throaty engine sound. And with the Ford racing logo proudly displayed, it’ll increase the under hood appearance of your Mustang. Now we’re going to install this cold air intake, which should take less than an hour, and can be done with simple hand tools you have at home. Along with the cold air intake, we also installed one of our 93 octane Bama race tunes. A custom tune from Bama performance adjusts engine parameters to maximize performance, through optimized air/fuel ratio, spark advance, enhanced throttle response, and for automatics, increased shift firmness and adjustable shift points. Now let’s make another dyno run, and see what kind of horse power and torque numbers we get. With the Ford racing cold air intake and a Bama performance tune, our car put down 190 horse power and 221 ft/lbs of torque, we’re seeing gains of as much as 25 horse power and 36 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. So we installed the Ford racing cold air intake and a Bama performance tune using simple hand tools all in under an hour’s time, and picked up as much as 25 horse power and 36 ft/lbs of torque.

More Power. Replace your restrictive factory intake with a Ford Racing V6 Cold Air Intake for better flowing incoming air that results in more power and improved throttle response.

OEM Quality and Fit. Utilizing OEM quality components the Ford Racing Cold Air Intake Kit mounts in the factory location and features a high flow molded plastic bucket with a unique air tube that provides an enhanced intake sound.

Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Application. This Ford Racing Cold Air Intake is designed to fit the 2005 to 2009 4.0L V6 Mustangs and includes a 85mm mass air meter housing (reuse of mass air meter sensor required).

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • Heat shield/Air box
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2005-2009 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: High Density Polyethylene Finish: Black
Manufacture: Ford Racing Computer Tune Required: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

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5/5
Ford Racing Cold Air Intake

Very good product, easy installation just be careful Mass Air Flow Sensor and you should be fine. Installed in about 45 mins, after about a day the check engine light did come on, but no problems have ...

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5/5
factory looking

kit instaled in half hour no problems with installation look factory performed much better than stock one pit fall ckeck engine light on it seemed that computer took some time to recognize it lite still ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Do this cold air intake comes with just the filter and the Ford Racing Logo case only for thsi price or does it also have the entire intake black hose included?

EddieBrooklyn

  • Hello! The Ford Performance Cold Air Intake includes the Filter, Heat Shield, and Intake Tube.

    VincentV

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hi, i saw reviews were thos product turns on the check engine light. would this be the case for my v6 mustang?

JuanS

  • The Ford Performance Cold Air Intake for the 05-09 V6 will require calibration. With the proper tune, the cold air intake will not cause a check engine light.

    AMCoal

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Will this work on the V8 4.6L 3V Mustang GT?

CrabL

  • Hey Crab, This is design to only work with v6 mustangs and would not bolt up to your v8!

    Cobra_Machine04

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All this CAI fit on a 4.6 GT? I love the look of it but the specific one for the GT has been discontinued.

Mike

  • Hello! The Ford Performance Cold Air Intake will only fit an 05-09 V6

    VincentV

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Am I better off just buying a Bama Tuner instead of going for the package, especially if I plan on upgrading the car further? I figure it might just be better to spend the extra $70 to get unlimited tunes vs getting just one and needing to get more.

shiningdialga

  • It would be a good idea to go with a Bama tuner. This way you have free tunes for life for any other modifications you make in the future.

    AshleyK

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Will this Ford Racing cai work with a 70mm throttle body?

TaylorS

  • This Ford Performance Cold Air Intake will certainly work with a 70mm throttle body. The coupler end attaching to the throttle body may be a very snug fit, so it may require to be warmed up to expand, but it will fit for sure!

    AMJEFF

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.571429 4.6
  • Fit 4.714286 4.7



  • 5/5

    July 03, 2011

    Ford Racing Cold Air Intake

    Very good product, easy installation just be careful Mass Air Flow Sensor and you should be fine. Installed in about 45 mins, after about a day the check engine light did come on, but no problems have occured to date (4 mnths later). Now to performance, without tuning the engine there still is a nice gain, throttle response has improved greatly in the lower rpms and slightly in the higher as far as MPG's i averaged about 18mpg in the city (and i do have a lead foot) and an awsome 24mpg on my road trip to new mexico. The stock exhaust does sound meaner now too and as you come off the line you can hear the intake bringing in the air along with the tires screetching if you steep on it hard enough. Overall excellent buy, would defenetly recommend for any V6 owner looking to get more out of his car and personally i love the way the Ford Racing logo looks under the hood with the big intake

    Jose

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (11)

  • 5/5

    June 03, 2010

    factory looking

    kit instaled in half hour no problems with installation look factory performed much better than stock one pit fall ckeck engine light on it seemed that computer took some time to recognize it lite still on must install throtle body and progman computer and it will get some real perfofmance

    frank

    Helpful (8)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Good for entertainment/performance, not better fuel economy

    If your looking to make back the cost of the cai and the required tuner, by savings on fuel economy don't buy this. But if you want better sound and acceleration from your mustang this will definitely help! The cai and custom tune do increase your fuel economy, but not enough for you to ever feasibly make back the money you spend on them. I have a 2006 v6

    Josh Coleman

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Ford Racing Cold Air Intake

    This item was very easy to install. It came with instructions but it was pretty self explanatory when you looked at how it hooked up. It mounts in place of your old air box and the ‘tube' end connects to your throttle body. Be patient when disconnecting/reconnecting your vacuum line and careful when you do the same with your MAFS. It's easy to do, but you don't want to damage those parts. Installation took about 20 minutes. Once installed, the part looks amazing and it sounds awesome sucking in loads of air for your motor. Combined with a custom tune from your SCT tuner, you can feel in the seat of your pants when hitting the throttle. More air + tune = more ponies. There is a very noticeable increase in power. This is a great first step in building a respectable V-6 Mustang.

    Greg

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Ford Racing CAI for 4-L V-6

    I've had the CAI installed for about 6 weeks. Likes: Easy to install, it appears the stock intake tube is the same as the new one with the CAI, but I did use the new one. Looks like factory, being from Ford, guess it would. Fitment was good, all hoses, lines, connectors, lined up perfectly. I decided on this unit, because the insulation under the hood is designed for this unit. The top edge of the air box fits in a groove on the bottom of the hood insulation. This makes a near perfect fit and insures that intake air is coming from the grille area, not from the hot engine compartment. Dislikes: Only real disappointment is the air filter is not cleanable/reusable. It's supposed to be replaced. Would still buy this unit, as the positives outweighed this one negative.

    Terry Stonestreet

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 01, 2012

    worth the money

    The only disappointment with this was Ford Racing couldn't be bothered to include instructions. I still would have bought it though. It was a fast easy install and with the Bama tune WOW! What a difference.

    louconboo

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Fort Myers, FL, USA

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 07, 2016

    Outstanding!!!

    I love this CAI!!! Definitely adds a growl and power boost that the six-shooters absolutely need. I paired it up with a Bama tune and I haven't taken the smile off my face since. Great, great product.

    Carson

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    March 31, 2011

    Ford Racing CAI

    Really happy with the Ford CAI, got it withe the SCT combo package. Install was easy, took about a half hour. Stuck with the Ford CAI, as the bottom of the hood insulation has a groove in it where the top of the CAI surround fits. This really blocks out hot engine air and funnels in cold air from the grille area. Great product from a great retailer.

    Terry Stonestreet

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    October 14, 2010

    Good for entertainment, not better fuel economy

    If your looking to make back the cost of the cai and the required tuner, by savings on fuel economy don't buy this. But if you want better sound and acceleration from your mustang this will definitely help! The cai and custom tune do increase your fuel economy, but not enough for you to ever feasibly make back the money you spend on them. I have a 2006 v6

    Josh Coleman

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    One Great Intake

    For anyone that wants a great looking and slightly less expensive intake, this is for you! The fit and finish of the product is very nice and the performance improvement when combined with a tune is impressive. My only concern with this intake is that it did not come with installation instruction. Its easy enough to figure out but, a bit of guidance would be nice. All in all, a great product!

    Tom Cromwell

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2017

    Great deal

    I'm a noob when it comes to car stuff but that didn't matter with this. Mind you no instructions provided in the package but on the site there's a good PDF. If you're a like me you read reviews and forums and the item description 100 times before you purchase. So after reading that to really make a difference, a CAI should require a tune. I had a pype bomb in place of the stock muffler (Single exit at time of CAI install) and the before and after at just idle was different. Smoother IMO. I already had a bama tune before this so my car was already at full potential fully stock. So I can say that it might have pulled a bit harder on the higher end when I would hit the highway. Everything else people say you get performance wise is perspective IMO.

    Rex

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 07, 2016

    Sounds great

    Quick 1 hour install and test. Love the sound it makes, make sure to tune after install.

    ThereSheGoes

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 01, 2016

    Great look.

    I already had true dual exhaust on the car so after installing this and tuning it I could not hear much of a difference. But at higher speeds it pulls harder and faster than before so thats really nice. On top of that my car has abs so the ugly control modual is now covered now and I really like that part of it. Due to the abs control modual being in the way for one of the mount points it took a little longer for me. It probably doubled the time as it took 45mins. Very easy install.

    CanadianModifier

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 14, 2016

    Great Addition

    The intake not only performs well and opens up the engine, it looks great as well. You can't beat the balance between custom and stock this part gives. Easy installation, plus it sounds great!

    Blake

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 13, 2016

    Noticable gain WITH Bama X4 tuner!

    Intake is great deep whistle when pushing it tuner is a must have. Install was easy. If you get a check engine light and don't have a way to read the code its most like P0174 "system too lean (bank 2)" meaning O2 sensor is picking up too much air

    Kyle

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Stokesdale, NC

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 07, 2016

    Great Product, Great Performance!

    If you're looking for a product that is going to increase performance, look great, and install easily, look no further; this product met and exceeded all my expectations. This combined with a tune, really wakes your v6 up! Get it. You know you want to.

    Derlkonig

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Irvine, KY

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 20, 2014

    Ford's CAI

    Wish the cold air intake came with directions, but other than that its a great product and it looks good under the hood.

    Nicks06

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Ohio, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2014

    Noticable performance increase - super easy installation

    The Ford Racing cold air intake replaces the 55mm air flow passage with an 85mm low restriction, cold air bucket and filter that significantly increases the performance and drivability of the 4.0L Mustang. This is only part of the story however. The BAMA tune from American Muscle that accompanies this switch is noting short of phenomenal! The increased power and the smooth transitions are a tribute to the tuning masters at American Muscle!

    kim2005

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 White Bear Township, MN, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 01, 2012

    Looks cool installed

    I got this cold air intake with the SF3 bama tuner. I felt the gain mostly cause of the tuner, but the intake looks nice being Ford Racing

    Thumper87

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 holland, MI

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 29, 2010

    Ford Cold Air Intake

    Easy To Install 10min. Looks Good,Sounds Great.The Eng.Light.Is Still On Runs Good With 70 MM THROTTLE BODY GOOD WORK BBK

    Dan R.

    Helpful (1)

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