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New guy here. Question on Cai

Hey everybody got a 2015 F1 50 eco-boost and just bought a Mustang GT 50 with the performance package. Wanted to know what kind of filter comes with the GT end it there’s even a point in getting a new high-performance filter or a cold air intake?

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Hey everybody got a 2015 F1 50 eco-boost and just bought a Mustang GT 50 with the performance package. Wanted to know what kind of filter comes with the GT end it there’s even a point in getting a new high-performance filter or a cold air intake?
If all you are doing is a drop in filter or cold air intake without a tune then no you are wasting your time and money. Even if you do a tune and intake most of your gains are from the tune and not so much the intake. These new intakes and all are great from the factory. The 2005-2009 era they really started building them right and by the 2011+ they were building these Mustangs GREAT! Just my .02 and of course there are better styling and looking intakes so it depends on what you are going for overall.


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There a lot of good cai that can give surprisingly more hp and tq with a good tune. On the other hand there are a lot of cai that are actually hot air intakes and will rob some hp/tq. Do your research and choose the right one for your car and it’s intended use
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Previous replies answered pretty well.

I ended up with the K&N intake system. Like others stated, most CAI intakes actually end up taking in hot air. I like the K&N system because it still uses stock sealed box, but with K&N drop in filter of course, and then it replaces the tube between air box and intake manifold. On my 2014, the OEM tube has all kinds of crap under it you can't see until you remove it, it's all for sound, but it messes up air flow. K&N gives you a nice smooth tube. It also deletes the sound tube. No tune required either. They claim 10hp gain and 16 ft lb of torque. I highly doubt that gain, but slow speed throttle response is A LOT better (like around town). So much so, my buddy went and bought the same exact one once he saw the difference mine made. Anyways, they make a system just like it for 2015+ too. Worth it in my opinion, and it CA legal (a plus for me). I think I paid $189, and I think the 2015+ is even cheaper.

EDIT: Found the 2015+ version on LMR: https://lmr.com/item/KN-572590/musta...SABEgKEwPD_BwE

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CAI on these cars, I really don't see the purpose. Most intakes on sports cars now are pretty much cold air from the factory.

However, drop in filters DO make a difference. This is how much of a flow increase the filter I use from aFe makes:



They also don't have to be changed, so you can clean the filter and re-use it which saves money in the long run.

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Congrats OP!

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