(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Today we're going to be taking a look at and installing the SR performance black cold air intake for 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs. This is an open element style no tuned required intake with a powder coated black aluminum intake tube. It's currently the most budget-friendly option on the website so it's going to be perfect for someone who's looking for a cold air intake that's on a budget, and for someone that prefers the look of a powder-coated black intake tube over a chrome or polished intake tube. All right guys, before we get to the install, we are going to talk about dyno numbers. And I know that this is a no-tuned required intake, but we did install the intake and pair it with the tune just so you guys can see the full power potential behind the intake. So our baseline one with our 2011 automatic GT gave us numbers of 358 horsepower and 338-foot-pounds of torque. After we installed the cold air intake and paired it with the tune, we saw numbers of 369 horsepower and 359-foot-pounds of torque. That makes for a peak gain of 11 horsepower and 21-foot-pounds of torque. We also saw great curve gains. We saw 18 horsepower and 24-foot-pounds of torque both at 4,000 rpm. It cost about $150, and it's very easy to install. I'll call it a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. And, of course, we'll show you how to get it on your car now. For this install, we use a three-inch drive impact gun, a short extension, a 10-millimeter socket, an 8-millimeter socket, and a Phillips head screwdriver. All right. Then we're going to remove the connections on the intake tube. In order to do that, there's a little tab. We'll press down on the tab and then these will release. We'll also have to disconnect the mass airflow sensor. There is a red locking tab on the bottom. We'll have to pull that red tab out and then we'll be able to disconnect the sensor. From here, there's one bolt on the fender holding our airbox in place. That's 10 millimeters so we'll go ahead and remove that. All right. So now our cold air intake is ready to be removed. So we'll go ahead and wiggle the intake tube off the throttle body and then lift our air box out. All right guys, so here on the table, we have the SR performance cold air intake compared to our stock intake. One of the main differences right away is you're switching over from a plastic intake tube to an aluminum powder-coated black intake tube. Your mass airflow sensor is located right here in your intake tube. Your other big difference is actually going to be in your air box. So you have an airbox with a stockholder intake. You're switching over to an open element style intake with a heat route instead with the SR performance intake. Then, obviously, you have a cone-style reusable air filter here. That's a little bit different than the paper filter that's located in your stock air box. With all that being said, let's go ahead and get the SR performance intake installed on the car. All right guys, so the first thing we're going to do is actually transfer over our mass airflow sensor from our stock intake into the SR performance intake. Now your stock hardware, this should be a T20 Torx bit. Obviously, I'm using a Phillips head because we don't have the stock hardware in our sensor at this point, but you guys should be seeing a T20 Torx. So SR performance also gives you new hardware for your mass airflow sensor so you don't have to worry about saving your stock hardware. We'll go ahead pull this out now, transfer it over to the SR performance. The sensor is going to slide into place and, obviously, as you guys can see, your mass airflow sensor can only install one way so just make sure everything's lined up. All right. So we're going to slide the smaller straight coupler on the throttle body end of the intake tube. Before we do that though, we are going to make sure that we get clamps in place. We're going to leave them loose for now and then we'll tighten later when we go to install. We're also going to get our adapter end of our air filter. So this piece is literally just going to slide into our air filter. We'll push it down so this is also sitting flush and then we'll tighten the clamp here. All right guys. So the first thing we'll do is we'll slide our shroud into place. So there's a bolt on the frame rail that the bottom of our shroud will slide over. And then we are going to reuse our stock bolt and bolt down to the fender here. The next thing we're going to do is we are going to grab our bent coupler here, not the straight coupler but the bent coupler. And this is actually going to sit in the shroud. You want it to be sitting like this. So at the point of it bending, that's how much you need to slide through the shroud. So this is larger than the hole in the shroud so what we're going to do is we're going to work it through and get it sitting at the point where it bends. From here, we'll grab our intake tube. All right, before we installer our intake tube, we are just going to slide a clamp over the coupler on both sides here just so it's ready. And we'll grab our intake tube, and we'll slide over the coupler down here then rotate the intake tube and slide over the throttle body. Once everything's flush, we'll move our clamps and get them tightened down. All right guys. At this point, we'll tighten down our clamps. All right. Now we'll grab our air filter, slide that into the coupler and then tighten that clamp as well. From here, all that's left to do is plug in the connections in the intake tube. All right, so we'll plug in our mass air flow sensor. Keep in mind we have the red locking tab on the bottom. We'll push that into place so we'll slide our connections in place, and that's all we have to do. All right guys. That's going to wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind you can always check this intake out more online. I'm Stephanie and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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