(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with a review and install of the K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake, available for the 2005 to 2009 V6 Mustang. The K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake is one cold air intake option from K&N for the V6 Mustang that offers a different look with its black intake tube. FIPK stands for Fuel Injection Performance Kit, and this is a 50-state smog legal cold air intake that does not require a tune. So it's a good option for someone looking for a CARB-certified intake to improve looks under the hood and to bolt on and go and for someone looking for a minor gain in performance or throttle response.So the good thing about a no-tune required intake is obvious. It doesn't require a tune. So you get the benefits of a cold air intake, the sound and the looks, without having to pay for a tune as well. But just because this intake doesn't require a tune, doesn't mean that you can't pair it with a tune. Get the most performance benefits from the intake when you pair it with a tune. Without the tune, you're looking at gaining a couple of horsepower.The K&N is gonna come with a few pieces. You have everything here that you need for the install. You have your air filter, your inlet tube, clamps, an adapter for the filter, and a coupler for the filter as well. It's gonna come with all the necessary hardware that you need to get the intake installed. Looking at some of the components of the intake, the air filter is a reusable oiled filter made from layers of cotton gauze and screens that are epoxy coated for durability and filtration. Oil is used to treat the cotton gauze to give it tackiness and give it the filtration abilities that it needs.What's nice about a reusable filter is that you can clean the filter when it's dirty and reinstall it and not have to worry about having to purchase a new filter every time. The intake tube is a plastic tube, and this is gonna be the biggest differentiator between this K&N intake and the Series 69. The Series 69 has a polished aluminum intake tube, and that's gonna look totally different in the engine bay.When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just over the $300 mark with this intake. This is a little bit more on the expensive side when you compare it to the price of other intakes, but keep in mind that this is a no-tune required intake, so you don't have to purchase a tune if you don't want to. If you're looking for something less expensive, SR Performance does sell an intake with a black inlet tube like this one for close to $200 mark. As for the install, it's nothing too difficult, and like I mentioned earlier, the intake will come with all the items that you need to complete the install. All you really need to complete the install is a few basic hand tools. This is probably one of the easier mods that you can tackle with your Mustang, and it'll take about a half-hour or an hour tops. I'm gonna call it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter.All that you need to do is remove the factory air box. You need to disconnect the air box from the inner fender and remove the inlet tube from the air filter and the throttle body. We're just talking about a few bolts and clamps to get this done. The K&N install is nearly the same way that the factory air box came out, but it is a little bit different because of the heat shield. Just have an L-bracket instead. The rest of the install is pretty much the same as installing a factory intake. Just put on your new couplers and clamps and slide on the air filter and shroud into place and then tighten everything down.Wrapping things up here with the K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake, this is an intake that does not require a tune. It comes with a black inlet tube for a dark look under the hood and a reusable air filter. As always, you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com
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Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details
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October 11, 2019
Amazing loved it , easy to change when you have the right amount of tools .Helpful (0)
May 02, 2019
K N series 57 FIPK cold air intake
I really like how it looks. greay fit. great performance gainHelpful (0)
February 23, 2019
ive had it on my car for 2 years now and its been good, just clean it once in awhile if you plan on buyingHelpful (1)
September 08, 2018
Worth the money
Good quality so far, notice a good difference in tone, and actually tell a difference in power!Helpful (3)
June 22, 2018
Best quality, super easy to install, awesome soundHelpful (4)
April 21, 2018
Just installed it today. Love it! Next step is the tuner.Helpful (4)
April 06, 2018
I recommend it, very easy to install in less than an hour, the instructions are very detailed, very easy and good resultsHelpful (4)
January 02, 2018
Simple install and everything fit. Nothing needed to be cut or adjusted.Helpful (4)
December 28, 2017
It took me less than an hour to install it and it’s perfect. You can actually feel the increase in accelerationHelpful (5)
November 02, 2017
It works great!
It took a little over 45 minutes to install. Immedietly once it was in I could hear and feel a difference. Great product :)Helpful (4)
? What is the differennce between this and airraid intake?
Both brands are good, I would say both are aftermarket and with the tuner you will get the most of both. Which one you choose is up to you, you can also search "CAI k&n vs. airaid" to help you with your decision. Also think of any other mods you are willing to do in the future to make sure that these are compatible with whatever you want to do. eg. Airaid CAI will not fit with airaid thruttle body spacer...
Will this fit the bbk 70mm throttlebodie
Yes, this intake should work just fine with the 70mm Throttle Body from BBK.
What's the horsepower gain for this cai?
With a tune, this can get up to 18hp.
I have planned to install it in my mustang 2006 V6 without any tune Just one question: Will turn on the engine light after installation? Rgds. RobertoB.
Since this intake does not require a tune your check engine light will not turn on no.
Hi, is it a Oiled or a Dry Filtered Cold Air Take?
The K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake uses an oiled filter, not a dry one.
This intake is 50-state smog legal, so you should be all set with this in California.
No, the rain will not harm anything. I have this same exact intake and I have driven in plenty of rain. The hood of your vehicle prevents any water from entering the engine bay, and this intake remains in the engine bay. Don't worry, you will be fine in the rain with this intake.
This K&N intake does not require a tune with installation. However, a tune will offer maximum performance from the upgrade. That being said, a Bama tuner with custom tune would be a great complementary mod with this CAI. Some others would be a true dual exhaust conversion and a 70mm Throttle Body. Feel free to give us a call anytime as well - we'd be happy to discuss what your plans are for your ride and help you figure out which direction would be best.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Year/Model:||2005-2009 V6||Filter Placement:||Engine Bay|
|Material:||High Density Polyethylene||Finish:||Black|
|Manufacture:||K&N||Computer Tune Required:||No|