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Roush Cold Air Kit (15-17 V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Improves Airflow for Better Performance
  • Performance Gains of +22 HP and +19 Ft-lbs Torque
  • Reusable High Flow Dry Air Filter
  • NO Computer Tune Required
  • Simple Bolt-On Installation
  • CARB EO Number: D-418-30
  • Fits All 2015-2017 3.7L V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with my review of the Rousch Cold Air Intake Kit available for 2015 and up Mustang V6s. The Rousch Cold Air Kit is going to be for the S550 V6 owners out there who are looking for some performance gains. A cold air intake is normally one of the first mods that many Mustang owners go to, but there are a lot of different choices out there between air box style and whether to go with a tune required intake or not. The Rousch intake is one of the options that's available out there right now that brings some of the most benefits to the table but without requiring a tune. So speaking of gains, let's break the numbers down first before getting into the intake. We already ran a baseline running out some numbers in the book, so we're going to run the car again with the Rousch installed. Now, we did pair a 93 Octane BAMA performance tune with the intake even though the intake does not require a tune, but we wanted to see the full potential that the intake has. A cold air intake by itself will only net a few horsepower at the end of the day, and we're talking single digits here, so even if an aftermarket intake does not necessarily require a tune, we always recommend a tune if you're looking for any gains or improvements from your Mustang. Our baseline run with our 2015 V6 gave us numbers of 241 horsepower and 235 foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels. With the Rousch Intake and the 93 Octane BAMA performance tune, the car made 261 horsepower and 250 foot-pounds of torque making for a peak gain of 20 horsepower and 15 foot-pounds of torque. Now keep in mind that we did pair the intake with that tune, so a lot of these gains can definitely be attributed to that tune. And I always say this, but peak gains are nice to know, but the real thing that I look for is going to be the differences throughout the curve or in your driving RPMs which is what you're actually going to notice performance-wise when you're driving. And throughout the curve we're seeing gains of 22 horsepower in the 6400 RPM range and 19 foot-pounds of torque right in the 6400 RPM range as well. These are obviously both high end gains here, and like I just said, just keep in mind that a lot of the gains that we're seeing are due to the tune that we pair with the intake. So with this intake, we're seeing power and torque being made at the top where the factory air intake system and filter become restrictive. Without a tune, like I said before, you'll see a two to three horsepower gain, but you also have to keep in mind that the more you mod your car, the more restrictive the factory air intake becomes. Another thing to point out here is the large intake filter which I'll talk about in a minute. Let's look a little bit more at the intake itself. The first think I noticed was that the filter's actually pretty large and bigger than the other filters that I've seen for other cold air intake setups. And we definitely notice the benefits of this larger filter on the Dyno. It is a reusable, high flow, dry air filter which is nice because when it get dirty you can clean it and reinstall it and not have to worry about the re-oiling process. The intake also fits really nicely, and I think it looks better under-hood than the stock air box does for sure. Another cool thing here and one of the big things that I wanted to point out with this intake is the air box. This is important because the air box does still keep the air feed from the grill which actually brings in air from outside the car. This is both unusual and nice to see from an open element air box because it does bring in the cooler air from outside the engine compartment. I like the fact that they have tapped into that factory cold air duct because it gives performance gains and it allows for more of a true cold air setup. And like I mentioned earlier, this particular intake does not require a tune which means that you can just bolt it on and go if you want to, but if you're looking for gains and improvements in driveability, then just know that any improvements that you'll see from the intake can be greatly amplified by running a tune, just as a side none. And looking at the price for this intake I was very surprised to note that it costs under $300, especially after seeing its performance on the Dyno and seeing things like the cold air feed and the larger filter. For the install, it's nothing too difficult, and the intake will come with all of the items that you'll need including clamps, couplers, and hardware. All you'll really need to complete the install is a 10mm, a flathead for the plastic pins, and some pliers to remove the hose clamps. This is probably one of the easiest 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 it a one out of three wrenches on our scale. At the start of the install, you should disconnect the breather hoses from the inlet tube. Then just remove the 10mm bolt on the air box that holds it into the inner fender well and pull the air box completely out of the car. Loosen the clamps on the inlet tube at the throttle body and the air box, and then remove the inlet tube. Then you're going to want to remove the steel bushing and the two rubber grommets from the stock air box and retain them for the new air box. You're also going to want to remove the rubber isolator from the bottom of the stock air box tray as well. After that, you're going to want to ready your new air box by installing the rubber grommets and the isolator onto the new air box. Then install the weather stripping seal on the top of the air box. Before you install the air box into the car, just add the snorkel, and that thing just clips into place. Put the filter assembly into place and bolt it to the box using the provided hardware. Next, you're going to want to connect the air intake tube to the filter. You put your clamp on first and then just slide the filter over and tighten the clamp down. Now you're ready to get the air box into the car starting with the air duct sliding into the factory location and reinstall the factory bolt to hold it down. Install the intake tube by sliding it over the top of the air filter first and then onto the throttle body. Leave all of the clamps loose until everything is lined up and seated and then tighten down all of the clamps. Then all you have to do is reconnect the factory hoses to the inlet tube. Wrapping things up here, this intake from Rousch is a great quality option that fits and looks great and gives good performance gains when paired with a tune. It has a large reusable air filter, and the housing taps into the factory cold air duct. The intake, when paired with a tune, is certainly going to increase power and improve the driveability of the S550 V6, and you can check it out more for yourself online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Increase Horsepower and Torque. The Roush Performance Mustang Cold Air Intake kit replaces your 3.7L V6 Mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter with a high flow filter assembly and intake tube for an increase of horsepower and torque while improving throttle response and fuel mileage. Power gains of 10.52 horsepower and 9.8 torque have been seen at the rear wheels.

No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the V6 Mustangs this Roush CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at Roush Performance really did their homework to improve your pony's power using the factory tune. However AmericanMuscle recommends the use of a Handheld Tuner to see even larger power gains.

Reusable High Flow Dry Filter. The included Roush High-flow Dry Air Filter provides excellent filtration of harmful particulates. It is composed of two layers of wire mesh for durability and is proven to retain its shape even under high airflow. This dry air filter is washable and does not require oiling, saving you time and money.

Straight Forward Installation. The Roush Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is designed to install easily with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for proper installation. All necessary parts and instructions are included.

Application. This Roush Performance Cold Air Intake kit is specifically designed to fit the 2015-2017 Mustangs equipped with the 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine. No computer retuning required for operation.

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Air filter with clamp
  • (1) Lower air box/tray
  • (1) EPDM foam hood seal
  • (1) Intake tube
  • (1) Heat extractor foam insert
  • Mounting hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2015-2017 V6 Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Thermoplastic Finish: Black
Manufacture: Roush Performance Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 15, 16, 17

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5/5
The Sound is great!

I do not have access to a dyno to see the hp or torque increases so I am simply relying on the Roush website for these numbers. It does seem like there is more there, but the greatest thing I like is the ...

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5/5
True Muscle Car Sound

The stock intake is very well engineered, using dual resonators to reduce intake noise. This makes it very quiet, which is good for some drivers but not others. Get this intake if you want to unleash ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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My 2015 mustang v6 (auto) has been having transmission issues. Specifically, getting stuck in first gear till redline (not up-shifting even with the use of paddles). The only way to prevent redline and to get out of first gear is to restart the car. This has me concerned because the car is an automatic. My local Ford dealership is blaming the issues on the Roush CAI stating that the added air is messing with the tune on my car, causing the problem. Has anyone reported this problem and is it due to the Roush CAI?

AndyL

  • Thank you for your question about the Roush Cold Air Kit (15-17 V6). There are several parts to your question that may require follow up questions, but the likelihood of the Roush intake being the source of the problem is extremely unlikely. The quickest way to debunk that claim would be to reinstall your factory air box and intake. If your Mustang has a tune, you'll want to go back to your factory tune if you have no other modifications. Transmission work should be covered under factory warranty as long as your vehicle falls under qualifying parameters. When it comes to the dealership denying the warranty claim, they must be able to prove that the modification in question caused or contributed to the issue you are seeking warranty repair for. With that in mind, you may also want to seek the assistance of a different Ford Dealership if possible. Please feel free to contact us should you have any other questions.

    AMRich

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Does the CAI fit to the 73mm BBK throttle body? Or is a larger coupling required?

Christian

  • The Roush Cold Air Kit will work perfectly fine with a 73mm throttle body.

    AshleyK

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I noticed it says "not legal for use in California emission standards states". I'm from NJ if I put this on my v6 would this cause it to fail inspection?

Andrew

  • This will not fail NJ inspection as long as they have not yet adopted the California CARB regulations.

    KevinD92

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Will me adding a spray on coat of oil mess up my air filter? My uncle recommended I spray a light coat of the k n air filter oil.

MadCarMod

  • The Roush Cold Air Kit comes with a dry filter. I would not recommend using oil from a recharge kit on this filter. The dry filters fibers are more tightly wound than an oiled filter to do the same work as an oiled filter without having to oil it within the cleaning process. Oiling it may prevent the proper amount of airflow from pulling through the air filter.

    TerriB

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How come in some of the photos the "Roush" letters are white and in others they're not? I have this CAI and mine is just all plain black.

Johnny

  • In older versions of the Roush Cold Air Kit, the lettering was filled in white, however all of the most recent versions utilize black recessed lettering.

    Rob D

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Will this CAI fit when paired with a SR Performance Throttle Body Spacer?

Frederick

  • This will work when paired with the SR performance throttle body spacer.

    AMjordan

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Overall Rating 4.8

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.427185 4.4
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  • 5/5

    July 14, 2016

    The Sound is great!

    I do not have access to a dyno to see the hp or torque increases so I am simply relying on the Roush website for these numbers. It does seem like there is more there, but the greatest thing I like is the sound the cai makes. I sounds great! Honestly it makes the car sound close to a v8. I don't know how it does this, but it does. You really have to be in the car to get an understanding of this because the videos don't really show how the sound is. It is definitely louder than the stock intake system, so keep that in mind when you purchase this, but if you like a growl you probably won't be disappointed. Also just cruising, there is not a major difference in sound, but when you push the gas...you know something is there. Very easy installation, just watch the videos available. I am no mechanic, but it was easy for me to install.

    Wes

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 20, 2016

    True Muscle Car Sound

    The stock intake is very well engineered, using dual resonators to reduce intake noise. This makes it very quiet, which is good for some drivers but not others. Get this intake if you want to unleash the 3.7L V6 sound that your muscle car is capable of. Pros -- 1. Enhanced throttle sound 2. OEM level fitment and quality 3. Slight increase in power 4. Cost is amortized during scheduled filter changes Cons -- 1. Your dealer might make a big deal about it if you want to file a warranty claim that has to do with the powertrain. When faced with this scenario, always replace the stock system before taking the car in to be safe. 2. (conjecture) reduction in filtration quality due to smaller filter surface area and harder material.

    Dan

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2016

    Great

    Adds great sound with some power. Goes well with the Roush Axle back exhaust

    John

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2016

    Awesome Product

    Took literally 15 minutes to install and OMG the car sounds completely different, like i put a axle back on it when im on the gas, otherwise driving normal she is quiet as usual. Its a little different throttle feel getting used to it but yes, more power, awesome sound..

    Jay

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6 Largo, FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 19, 2017

    OEM Fit, Aftermarket Performance

    Perfect fit and easy install. I installed it in 20 minutes and do not consider myself mechanically inclined by any definition. I had the Roush exhaust tips installed a while back and just added the matching intake. I would recommend this combo. The intake added a much beefier sound to the exhaust and you can also hear the vacuum sound from the intake inside the cabin...sick!

    Khris

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 17, 2017

    Cyclone's True Sound

    This cold air intake makes a world of difference. Throttle response has noticeably improved, but what's even more impressive is the sound. Those familiar with aftermarket intakes will notice the slight whistle created from the engine aspirating more easily. During cruising speeds the sound remains mostly the same. During WOT you will hear how the Cyclone should have sounded from the factory; it has a noticeably deeper, more aggressive sound that a muscle car should have. As far as installation goes, this only took me roughly ten minutes and requires a 7, 8, and 10mm socket. This should definitely be one of your first upgrades for your S550 V6.

    VincentL

    Year: 2017 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 06, 2016

    Now she can breath

    Really quick swap. Installed with a throttle body spacer. Less throttle lag now, improved shifting, great sound. I can tell there's a engine under the hood now. Have yet to see fuel savings cuz I can keep my foot off the gas! Paired with a tune and you have a different car. Is a chunk of change but a must have.

    Fordaz8

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 20, 2016

    Power rush

    Looks great under the hood! Also I can really tell the difference in power the Roush intake on the pony. Glad to start with the intake first

    Deenice

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 14, 2016

    My first performance mod. Wow!

    This was my very first performance mod on any car that I've owned. I have to say, that this will make you fall in love with your V6 all over again. I haven't stopped smiling since I installed it. It literally took about 10 mins to get installed, but boy what a difference. The engine sounds incredibly aggressive people on the streets are always throwing thumbs up, I did notice a slight bump in performance but I am going to throw a tune on it for maximum gains. I highly recommend getting this CAI. It's great!

    BC

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 06, 2016

    Cold as Heat

    The Roush cold air intake was easy to install with a few hand tools and took only an hour(would have taken less if I didn't have to uninstall it to put air horn on). It sounds great....a quality part. I have a 2016 Roush RS with the Roush exhaust and the COI complements it well since it is made for my car. I can feel the extra power....a quality product.

    Mustangb

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 10, 2016

    Very Good!!

    Love the sound! Easy to install. Order the throttle body with it, too. Very good combo.

    AB

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 06, 2016

    Great Product

    I went with this Roush CAI because of the name and it did not disappoint. The install itself was extremely easy. The product is well made and well worth the money. The intake itself upgraded the sound of my V6 from an ordinary car to sounding as a muscle car should. The car now produces a very deep and enjoyable growl upon acceleration. Aesthetically, the intake looks great under the hood, especially with the Roush logo. I can also feel a slight increase in throttle response, as expected.

    zlp

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 04, 2016

    easy upgrade

    I installed the CAI and a BBK throttle body. Very easy installation for both. I have only had it on for a day so can't really speak about power gains. It seems like I'm getting 1 to 2 mpg better fuel mileage(if I'm not stepping it down which is hard not to do) The biggest difference is the exhaust sound. I did nothing to the exhaust yet at low revs it's much throatier sound and a bit louder also. Don't know what would cause this, but it's a nice benefit.

    Canonguy

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 01, 2016

    Great improvement

    The sound that you get from this intake is amazing. The amount of air that breaths through this is ridiculous. And there was a slight increase in performance. Definitely a good starting block.

    Titan

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 22, 2016

    Fantastic sound!

    Quick, easy install, probably took about 30 minuses. Better throttle response, but the big difference is the sound! It gives my v6 a deep gurgle that helps my car feel more like a muscle car.

    Unforgiven97

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 23, 2016

    2016 V6 Roush cold air intake

    My new Mustang has a lot of monitoring and one of them is air intake temp. The intake temp was 126 degrees with the stock cleaner and after installing the Roush cold air kit the temp dropped to 74 degrees. I drag raced for over 30 years and know the performance improvements gained from cooler air. I also installed the BBK coated shorty headers and larger throttle body to round out my engine update!

    CPRacer

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 20, 2016

    Glad I got this one!

    Super easy install less then 20 minutes and def makes a difference!

    JS5892

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 11, 2016

    Best purchase of my life

    This was a great purchase! Took 1 second off my 0 to 60. Definitely a great bang for your buck and increased my gas mileage

    Fluffy56

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 11, 2016

    Perfection

    Sounds great looks great performance is great. I recommend to all who want to improve their mustang.....................

    Mustangsally

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 08, 2016

    Hot Air Intake

    After running this for half a year, I'm going to take it off and throw into my storage room. This is just a hot air intake. Intake air temperature is always 20-50F higher than ambient, and would stay around 100F in stop and go traffic in Ohio spring. This is not even summer yet. I don't think breathing in hot air would give performance gain, and I find myself not the only one complaining about hot intake air temperature with roush intake. Another big let down is it creates an interior penal vibration on my car at 6000rpm. I've reinstalled it like a hundred times and tried many tricks, but can't fully get rid of it. Apart from the sound, I like nothing about it.

    Jared

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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