(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at and installing the Polished SR Performance Cold Air Intake for 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs. This is an open element style, no tune required Cold Air Intake with a polished aluminum intake tube. We did pair it with a tune just to show you guys the full power potential behind the intake. Our baseline run gave us numbers of 358 horsepower and 338 foot-pounds of torque with our 2011 automatic GT. 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 saw great curve gains too right at 4,000 RPM. We saw 18 horsepower and 24 foot-pounds of torque both at 4,000 RPM. It's currently the most budget-friendly option on the website, and so it's gonna be perfect for someone who's looking to add a little flash under the hood, but also for someone who's on a budget. It costs about $150 and it's very easy to get installed. 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. So, this install we'll use a 3/8 drive impact gun, a short extension, a 10-millimeter socket, an 8-millimeter socket, and a Phillips head screwdriver. All right, guys, so we're gonna start the install of the SR Performance Intake by removing our stock cold air intake. It's really easy. We're only gonna loosen a couple clamps and we're gonna take the entire intake out as one piece. So, we're gonna start up at the throttle body with an 8-millimeter socket and loosen that clamp up there. 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 air flow 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 air box 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, wiggle the intake tube off the throttle body, and then lift our air box out. All right, guys, so here we have the SR Performance Intake on the table compared to our stock intake. One of the first big differences that you notice right away is the intake tube here. So, your stock intake has a black plastic intake tube. The SR Performance Intake has a polished billet aluminum intake tube on it. You're also switching over from a closed air box style to an open element style, which means that you get this heat shroud here. You also have a cone style air filter that's reusable, and this is a lot different than the flat paper style air filter that's in your stock air box. Let's go ahead and get the SR Performance Intake in the car. All right, guys, so the first thing you're gonna do is actually transfer over your mass air flow sensor from your stock air box to the SR Performance Intake tube. All right, so we'll grab the mass air flow sensor and transfer it over. So, SR Performance gives you new hardware for the mass air flow sensor, so we'll go ahead, pull the hardware out so we can get our sensor in place. Your sensor only installs one way, so just go ahead and make sure that everything's lined up. So, our adapter is gonna go right into our air filter just like this. You may have to loosen your clamp some to get it in place. Then we'll go ahead tighten the clamp down. This is an 8-millimeter, by the way. Then we'll go ahead, pull this coupler off for now, and get some clamps in place. We'll tighten this one down while it's on the table here. I just make sure that I have the clamp placed in a position where I can easily get to it once it gets in the car if I ever need to. We'll just slide our clamp over the other end for now and then we'll get our shroud in the car. All right, guys, before we can get our shroud in place, we actually have to remove the cold air duct. So, this is just gonna slide right out. All right, so we'll get our shroud in place. We are gonna reuse the stock hardware. So, there's a little fork almost that needs to go around a bolt on the frame rail down here. I'll make sure that's in place then we'll use the 10-millimeter bolt that came out of the stock air box and bolt the shroud down. So, back at the car, we're gonna take our elbowed coupler here and we're actually gonna slide this through the shroud. You want it sitting right here on this bend, so you will have to fold this a little bit because this is a large coupler, work it in through the shroud, and you wanna pull it through to the point where the shroud is sitting where it bends. All right, from here, we'll slide a clamp on and we'll grab our intake tube. All right, we're gonna slide our intake tube into the end of the coupler and then onto the throttle body. We wanna make sure that we have enough of the coupler on the intake tube and that we're perfectly seated on the throttle body as well. So, we're gonna tighten our clamps here at the throttle body. Once again, you wanna make sure everything's flush, your clamp is in a good spot, and then we'll tighten the clamp here. All right, next we'll grab our air filter, we'll put our clamp in place, and then slide the air filter into the coupler. We'll rotate the clamp so we can tighten it. All that we have left to do is make our connections on the intake tube, so we'll plug in our mass air flow sensor and then make sure we click the red tab into place and then we have two up here on the intake tube. All right, guys, that's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind that you can always check this cold air intake out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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