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SR Performance Cold Air Intake (99-04 V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Increased Horsepower and Throttle Response
  • Gain up to 19 HP and 27 TQ with Optional Tune
  • Reusable High Flow Air Filter
  • Polished Aluminum Finish
  • Simple Installation
  • Fits 1999 to 2004 3.8L & 3.9L V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m taking a look at this polished aluminum cold air intake kit for all 99-04 V6 Mustangs. We’re going to show you what kind of horsepower and torque numbers you can expect, when using this very budget friendly intake. This kit replaces your somewhat restrictive factory airbox with everything you see here, including the washable high flow filter, polished aluminum intake tube, heat shield, and all necessary hardware. Besides giving you a nice boost in power and sound, this kit is sure to give you a nice visual improvement under the hood as well, thanks to that polished aluminum finish. Cooler, denser air results in more horsepower, that’s a fact. With that in mind this kit puts your filter right in your fender well, giving you maximum cool air, especially when combined with the supplied heat shield. We want to see what kind of improvements this kit is going to make on our 2000 V6 back there, but before we go bolting everything up we want to get a baseline number down first, to see what we’re working with. Our automatic V6 put down a less than exciting 146 horsepower, and 170 ft/lbs of torque, in stock form, now we’re going to install our polished cold air intake system, which should only take about an hour, thanks to the fact that this kit includes all hardware needed for install. The only exception is for you folks out there whose car isn’t equipped with an air temperature sensor, located right here. If you’re one of those few, don’t worry, simply go to your local hardware store, pick up a rubber plug that shouldn’t cost you more than a buck or two, and plug the hole, problem solved. In addition to installing our cold air intake, we’re also going to upload our custom 93 octane Bama tune, and maximize our gains. This is going to optimize our spark timing, perfect those air/fuel ratios, and give you drastically improved throttle response. Alright, so now the moment of truth, with our intake installed and our Bama tune uploaded, let’s turn the rollers one more time and see the improvements this intake made on our V6. The numbers are in and we’re very happy with the results. Our polished cold air intake equipped V6 put down a total of 164 horsepower, and 194 ft/lbs of torque, making for an impressive peak gain of 18 horsepower over our baseline numbers. We were also able to pick up some very nice power throughout the curve as well, making 19 horsepower, and 27 ft/lbs of torque respectively. Not only do we pick up more horsepower and torque with this intake, but we improved our under the hood appearance and added a nice little growl to the motor as well. So even though this intake doesn’t have a big brand name stamped all over it, it certainly held up its end of the bargain and made some solid gains.

Improves Horsepower. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces the stock air box and restrictive paper filter element in your 1999-2004 3.8L & 3.9L V6 Mustang with a high flow filter assembly for a noticeable increase in horsepower and throttle response while filtering out destructive power robbing dust particles. This CAI pulls cooler denser air from inside the inner fender well to make more power that you can feel.

Reusable Filter. This kit includes a high flow reusable air filter, so there's no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Polished Finish. A SR Performance Cold Air Intake not only improves horsepower and acceleration, but it also improves your Mustang's under-hood appearance with a striking polished aluminum finish. Now you can have the best of both worlds, performance and style.

Simple Install. SR Performance Cold Air Intake kits are relatively easy to install with basic hand tools. No extra modifications are required for the installation.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • 78mm - 101mm Double Hose Clamp (1)
  • 3.5" - 3" Step Down Coupler (1)
  • 3" - 2.5" Step Down Coupler (1)
  • 78mm - 101mm Hose Clamp (1)
  • 65mm - 89mm Hose Clamp (4)
  • 16" Hose (1)
  • Gasket (1)
  • Anchor (2)
  • Nylon Lock Nut (6)
  • Bolt (6)
  • Small Washer (6)
  • Large Washer (2)
  • Fender Shield (1)
  • 3" Pipe (1)
  • 3.5" Pipe (1)
  • Cone Filter w/ Open End (1)
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 99-04 V6 Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Aluminium Finish: Polished
Manufacture: N/A Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Reuses MAF

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Well built, really nice product for the price. Bought a plastic cap for a couple bucks at Lowes for the sensor port as is mentioned in the other reviews. Noticed quicker throttle reponse and improved sound ...

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Intake its great it sound nice rmp goes fast now i love it

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Really worth the money? Got a 3.8V6 is this worth buying for the price, or should i just save up the little extra money and get another one? Whats your suggestions?


  • I believe it's well worth it if you buy the tuner, too. I bought this CAI, tuner and new NGK plugs. Along with an Amsoil oil change and W O W, what a difference. I run on a limited budget, and I know this was a good choice.


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How safe it is to drive a cold air intake on a rain??? Bought this product just have a doubt about when driving on a rainy day water might go to the engine?


  • These are safe, use the K&N spray to apply a light coat any fine mist entering your intake is harmless, cars are faster on rainy days, the air is denser Keep your filter clean, and use the spray, your as safe as stock, and will as mentioned run better Perkins


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Start up and idle hiss....? On my install, this CAI puts out a loud hissing sound that varies with the A/C compressor cycling. When under load, it sounds mean, but at idle it sounds loud and unnatural. Any suggestions?


  • The hissing noise is due to the increase air demand/flow during that initial start up and especially with the added load of an A/C compressor. It in completely normal and as you said, sounds kinda mean.


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Will the CAI work with my 04, 3.9L 40th Anniversary Eddition, and will it hurt not using a tuner? This is my first ever Mustang. I feel it lacks the inital power it should of already came with. I regularly preform my P/M as scheduled. Will this work for my model 3.9L 40th V6. I noticed in the instalation box it only lists up to 03 instal directions. And if it needs a tune, which tuner should I buy? I'm new at the preformance aspect, but am no rookie to mechanics.


  • This will definitely work on your 3.9L and does not require a tune. Getting a tune will definitely help your Mustang get the full power out of the CAI, but it is not required!


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In the second picture under the air filter where does that metal band go?


  • That goes right behind the filter, connecting the filter to the tube.


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Types of Plugs I ran down and got your typical rubber plug for the intake and as I was looking at the pictures on here i see some people have mini filters for their plugs. anyone aware of what those actually are or how to get one?


  • They are breather caps I dont know why people plug their intake with them. But I can tell you that they are meant to ventilate crankcase fumes, I've seen them on cylinder heads and intakes but cylinder heads makes the most sense IDK on intakes. You can buy one from AM just look under underhood dress up access. you'll find a ford racing one with sheild.


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Overall Rating 4.5

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Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.109402 4.1
  • Fit 3.752981 3.8

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 25, 2017

    Good Bang for the Buck

    Well built, really nice product for the price. Bought a plastic cap for a couple bucks at Lowes for the sensor port as is mentioned in the other reviews. Noticed quicker throttle reponse and improved sound right off the bat. Its a good mod for minimal cost and looks good. As always, fast service fromn AM, no complaints at all.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 06, 2017


    Intake its great it sound nice rmp goes fast now i love it


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 01, 2017

    If you only have one upgrade this is it.

    Easy to install and I noticed increased hp and torque right away. It also has a cool sound and a little whistle whine when it sucks in the air. Noticable acceleration on the start and much better and smooth top end speed. Just do it and it is so affordable and worth every penny. You can thank me later.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 28, 2016

    All went well, works great!! But...

    First let me start off by saying that this product has actually surprisingly boosted the responsiveness of my car. It climbs the RPMs a lot easier, and it sounds a lot tougher too! The installation was a lengthy one, definitely longer the the said "1 hour." I got it all finished in about 3 hours. There were a few reasons for this, one was that I had never done one of these before and I was being cautious about how I installed it. Another reason though was that it was not a perfect fit. It fit pretty tightly in my car, and was pretty hard to position. The rubber couplings that come with it did not fit well, so I had to heat them up with a blow dryer so that they would stretch a bit. This could have possibly been due to the fact that I was installing in my cold garage. Another issue I had was that my car indeed DOES have a MAF Sensor, and although this intake comes with a pre-made hole, it is very small. I had to undo some of intake, (to keep shavings from getting into it) and drill a bigger hole so that my sensor would fit. Overall I am still very impressed, I feel as if the price was a deal, and the small problems were nothing that I couldn't fix.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    October 12, 2016

    Don't buy

    This cold air intake does not fit. Requires a lot of patience and faburcation on your end. Also you have to go out and buy a better rubber boot for it to fit because the supplied one does not. Then to top it all off the 2002 v6 is missing the temperature gauge so you are forced once again to try and find a rubber seal to block the hole or go the risky route and put a screw and nut to block the hole. Finally not to mention that the mounting of the plate to block out the engine heat is useless. When you try and fasten down the screws to the metal spaces provided the pre drilled holes in the metal spacer are not deep enough, so it is impossible to make the mount flush.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 21, 2016

    Does not fit 2000 mustang

    I spent an hour and a half trying to fit this on. Let me tell you that it does not fit on my 2000 V6 Mustang. Not worth the money. First off, the bolt for the heat shield broke real easily, the filter does not fit really well in the fender and it's really difficult to fit it on to the engine in the first place.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 10, 2016


    I can't believe all these "great" reviews about installation. I have an 2004 V6, 40th anni mustang. No matter how i move it, the hose coming from the engine to the intake will not reach the port. No installation guides are accurate to installing the SR performance intake. Multiple, important pieces are differently sized. Would not recommend buying this intake. Spend a little more cash to save yourself from tons of frustration


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    March 21, 2016

    Poor poor poor

    "1 hour install." That would be if the parts all fit and they actually sent the right parts in the kit. This thing barely fit in its spot and had to be hammered into place. After three weeks of trying to get this to fit and no instructions, ended up having to buy a hose connector to get the provided hose to fit onto the stock hose. After such a struggle to get this in, I am dreading when I have to clean and reoil the filter because I will have to fight with it to get it out and back in. Hopefully there aren't to many bumpy rides because the pipe is right up against the air conditioning hose and could do some damage. After contacting support they refused to acknowledge sending the wrong parts and insisted they were all correct even though it fits in the throttle body at an angle and in the AC line. Very very poor and disappointed in American Muscle, I've been impressed with their products before but this was a let down


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 05, 2014

    This intake is awesome!!

    This intake fits like a glove. It takes a little effort to get the rubber connectors on snug but other than that it fits great. It also works completely fine with the stock air sensor in my mustang. I can already feel a difference in how well the engine runs and it has increased the sound slightly. Not only is the performance increase and easy installation awesome, but another awesome feature is how awesome it will look under your hood.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Maryland, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2013

    Get it!

    This was a breeze to install. Although my mustang was a bit different than the one in the install video I managed to get my cold air intake installed with little frustration. The only problem I had was with the couplings because in the video I think he put them on different, backwards, when compared to mine. Anyways it's awesome and sounds great. I also didn't have one of the air sensors that you take off the old intake and plug in the spot on the second pipe so it's just an open hole. I asked a question on here to see if it affected the cai but I have not seen the question pop up in the site. All in all buy this. Easy.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 04, 2013

    Nice addition

    This overall was an amazing product and I couldn't be happier! I've had this in for almost a year now and no problems to speak of as far as performance issues. I'm kinda sad to note that the nice chrome finish doesn't last too long and gets kind of dull as time wears on, but still works like the day i bought it! One thing i would note for all who are interested in buying this is to make sure on install to beware of not pinching off the AC line or the valve cover line, and make sure you keep the intake away from the suspension tower on the top left. I did this and although it doesn't effect power or output when your AC pump kicks on it transfers noise through the air intake and makes a "misfire" sort of noise. Easy install and amazing results, just keep note of the mistakes i made!


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 Galesburg, IL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 29, 2013

    Great for a V6!

    I received this product as a gift and it was an easy installment that took about an hour. It adds a bit of a V8 feel and sound to a regular V6. It is a great way to put some power into a cruiser vehicle. It was easy to install and a good way to start modding your mustang. The noise it makes simply sends shivers down my spine at startup and revs. If you have a V6 mustang and you want it to sound more like a V8 this is not only a "good idea" it is a MUST!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Brooklyn, NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 26, 2013

    Nice Cheap Addition

    I ordered this when it was on sale for 65, who wouldn't? Heck of a deal! Went right in with no problem, looks nice too. Gives the exhaust a little bit deeper tone, and you can feel a difference in power. It's a must for anyone looking for some mods.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2012

    Missing hose

    Didnt come with a hose that is suppose to be there, its such a far strecth and now i cant get a throttle body spacer cause the hose wont reach.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      If you are missing a piece of your Cold Air Intake kit, please contact us right away so we can get this sorted out for you!

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 14, 2012

    More than I expected

    I received the product very timely, in fact, I received an email stating the expected arrival date was moved up by 2 full days. The package looked like it had been dropped and very mishandled by UPS. The internal components were all there and in good shape. I was surprised to find more parts than expected in the box. Upon further investigation, they were shown on the website, however these extra parts (the 16" hose and double hose clamp) are not mentioned or addressed in any install video or tutorial. I had to do a search on youtube to find a decent install video. Use the 16" hose to replace your likely cracked and old 'breather hose' that connects to the new cold air intake by the throttle body. Be sure to keep the plug that sits on the engine intake for this part, put the new hose over it. Use the double clamp to secure your reusable hi-flow filter, it must serve as a extra heat absorbing device. Otherwise great product, great MPG, and torque gains-even without the tune. I still will buy the BAMA tune to get the best gains. You can always call American Muscle with any questions also, a good point to keep in mind.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Madison, WI, USA

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 22, 2011

    Definitely N O T recommended.

    Had to buy a new clamp for the throttle body connection as the included one did not fit. Instructions say to stretch the original/stock tube to fit the air inlet, but you cannot stretch it three inches! The supplied plastic tubing is long enough but the diameter is too large, so you have to build up the fitting by wrapping it with vinyl tape. About five feet of tape is needed. The second air inlet on the main tube does not have a plug, and that inlet is not used on the 3.9 engine, so I had to shop and find something to glue into the hole and keep it plugged. You have to wet the rubber grommet/tube that connects to the throttle body to get it on, and no matter how many times you try, it has to stretch AND twist in order to fit in available space. The twisting reduces inner diameter and obstructs air flow, thereby eliminating any hopes for performance gain.. VERY noisy. You can easily hear the air in the aluminum tube from thirty yards away on startup, although it becomes softer when it warms up. Installation is PITA due to poor fitting and either wrong parts or more parts needed. There is no noticeable performance gain. Waste of money and time. Definitely NOT worth buying.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Toronto Ontario

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  • 5/5

    December 26, 2009

    Great Product

    Wow for the money this product is great. The intake was very easy to install and only took me an hour and a half and im am only 14. I can't really hear much of a difference because the car already has and exhaust but I can hear the sound of rushing air.


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  • 5/5

    November 17, 2010

    2004 V6

    I'm a 19 year old girl and I was able to install this by myself, so you can do it too. It does fit the 04 but I had to buy a rubber plug/stopper to cover the hole for the sensor my car doesn't have, which was at the hardware store for a whopping 22 cents (brought the pipe in to get the right size). Looks awesome under the hood and I love the sound it makes! I drive around without music sometimes just to hear it taking in all that air :)


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  • 5/5

    September 29, 2010

    Great Product

    Great product. Easy to install following along the video, which the video is spot on. I have a 2000 3.8L and dual exhaust. I never knew how restricted the exhaust sounded until today after I put the CAI on. It just feels like the air just runs straight and clean into the engine. I get a nice little whoosh of air around the 3,000 RPM mark, kinda sounds like a turbo for a second, then it goes away. Doesn't annoy me at all, I can only hear it with the windows up anyways. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to hear it so I check all my couplings and hose clamps and they are as tight as they'll go so I take it that it's part of deal. Took me about an hour to do. That little hose end piece can be tricky, just use the screwdriver real good, but don't do it too much :) Noticed a much better throttle response and a little more power. Can't beat it for bolt on under $100. Don't think about it, just do it Stang owners.


    Year: 2000

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  • 5/5

    December 26, 2010

    great mod for a low price

    alright let me say this. make sure that your mustang has hoses that aren't dryrotted, but the hose provided in the kit fixed the issue with the help of a small hardware clamp. the installation was tedious but I did it making sure the product would function right. the start up was a little louder not to much and the idle was more aggressive. it wasn't until I hit the street did the throttle and the acceleration kicked in. Thanks AM if financials weren't a worry I'd be your best customer!!

    Stephen P

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