Steeda ProFlow Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Kit (2011-2014)

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The Steeda S197 Mustang GT CAI effectively eliminates restriction in the induction system of your 5.0L Coyote & allows it to breath for more cold air, horsepower, and torque

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Steeda's ProFlow Cold Air Intake on an otherwise stock 2011 5.0L Coyote Mustang has achieved a blistering 1/4 mile time of 11.96 at over 115mph! Steeda was the first manufacturer to get into the 11.90 range on a radial tire. Competitors had to use slicks to keep up.

Steeda Autosports, the world's largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment is once again leading the performance market with our High Velocity Cold Air Intake (CAI). This intake was designed before the car was even available using CAD data supplied exclusively by Ford Motor Company via our Technology Transfer program with Ford engineers.

This high performance CAI effectively opens up the intake system of Ford's new five-liter power plant and allows it to breath much more freely than the stock intake system allows - taking your 2011 & Up 5.0L Mustang to the next level of performance.

The 2011 & Up 5.0L Mustang's intake system from Ford is an excellent piece, one of the best ever to come out of Dearborn. But as usual, the engineers at Steeda were up to the challenge of making it even better for the performance customer that demands more power. Our engineers started with a large surface area high-flow nano-fiber air filter, added our famous 'race-tested' velocity stack entry and then designed a black powder-coated heat shield with a durable rubber gasket to seal the shield against the vehicle's hood. Next we increased the MAF housing size to 101mm and coupled it to a new higher flowing Pro-Flow inlet hose with our Cool-Tube Technology.

You would think this is more than enough, but we went the extra mile and designed this intake system to accept the factory sound tube should you decide you want to keep it for that robust intake sound many appreciate. Or if you want to eliminate it we provide the proper plug to delete it from the system.

To ensure the densest air charge possible we retained the factory cold air feed ducting from the front bumper. Steeda was the first company to do this starting in 2010 with our 2010 GT intake and have carried this innovation over to the 2011 model. We also sealed the black powder-coated heat shield to the hood to prevent any hot air from being sucked in from around the engine compartment. Some manufacturers have chosen to ignore the factory cold air ducting, while others don't bother to seal and isolate the airbox, which are both keys to keeping the lowest air charge temperatures possible. Also, our billet aluminum velocity stack and high flow air filter ensure a clean, streamlined air charge into the engine.

This Cold Air Intake is so effective at improving airflow into the five-liter engine that a performance tune is not just recommended, it is required for maximum performance! In an effort to maximize performance and provide our customers with only the very best products we have partnered with the leader in automotive tuning - SCT Performance.

Combined with the required custom tune using an SCT X3 Flash programming device we have achieved dramatic power increases of up to 44hp and 52ft/lbs of torque!

SCT Performance is the leader in the Ford tuning industry and Steeda's partner in developing this powerful package.

"SCT has seen the highest horsepower and torque results while using Steeda's Cold Air Kit, over any other brand." - Chris Johnson, President of SCT Performance

Our power increase it not just a peak number at one point in the band. The actual power increase is spread throughout the entire rpm range so your increased performance is available on demand in any gear at virtually any rpm!

Note: requires a minimum of 91 octane fuel for power gains.

You can purchase the intake by itself if you already own a flash programming device and intend to have your own custom tuning done or as our complete Ultimate Induction kit available separately. Check out the complete Ultimate Induction Kit which includes our Cold Air Intake matched to our SCT customer tuner, here.

Read the comparison between Steeda's Mustang Cold Air Intake versus JLT Mustang Cold Air Intake.

Read more about the advantages in Steeda Mustang Cold Air Intakes over the competitors on our blog:

Warning: Not approved for sale in California or states that require a California E.O. #. This part has been designed and is intended for off-road application only. Installation of this part on a vehicle that is driven on public roads may violate U.S. and Canadian laws and regulations.

Note: Federal and several state and provincial laws prohibit the removal, modification or rendering inoperative of any part that affects emissions or safety on motor vehicles used on public streets or highways. Steeda Autosports assumes no liability for any violations arising out of any federal, state or provincial emissions or safety requirements on motor vehicles arising out of the customer's modifications and/or use of Steeda products. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine if their modified vehicle complies with applicable laws.

This limited warranty is the only express warranty applicable to Steeda Autosports products. Other rights may arise or vary from state to state in the United States. Steeda is not responsible for any time for which you may lose the use of your vehicle, any inconvenience you might be caused, the loss of your transportation or any part thereof, or any other incidental or consequential damages you may have.

Product Benefits
  • Works on manual and automatic transmission 5.0L V-8 Ti-VCT
  • Does not get heat soaked like factory air box
  • Cools to ambient temperature range significantly faster than the stock unit while producing more power
  • Easy bolt in installation
  • Retains sound tube and factory cold air ducting
  • Gains of up to 44 HP at peak
  • Power increase at all RPM ranges - not just peak power
  • Steeda has been building Cold Air Intakes for Ford performance vehicles longer than any other company!

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Hi I'm Gus with Steeda Autosports and today we're gonna show you in this video what makes our Steeda Cold Air Intakes for the 2011 and 2013 Mustangs so effective or one of our best-selling parts. Well Ford did an incredible job with the factory cold air intake system, we found ways to improve it substantially and also utilize one of the strengths of the Ford air intake system, which is the factory cold air ducting from the front bumper. From the beginning we were the very first company to use the factory cold air ducting into our air box. Our air box was also designed to seal against the hood to isolate the air box from engine heat. With an isolated air box and air being routed into the air box from the factory cold air duct, we maintain the coolest air charge possible. This is very important to maintain consistent performance. While we use a larger mass airflow housing with our cold air kits, going to big is not beneficial so we give very careful consideration to the size of the mass airflow housing we use when building our cold air kits. Just throwing the biggest mass airflow housing you can on a car, isn't going to make the best power under the curve. We choose our mass airflow size to achieve the best balance of maximum airflow and velocity to achieve maximum power without sacrificing the velocity needed for proper throttle response and feel. The mass airflow sensor we also use a built in velocity stack. This velocity stack insures we have streamlined turbulence free air flow. This is critical to proper tuning of the vehicle. A turbulent mass airflow signal can affect idle quality, throttle response, throw off calculations for spark and the fuel and particularly in today's automatic transmission vehicles they can affect the PCM's ability to calculate the proper shifting strategy both at part throttle and wide-open throttle. This attention to detail in design has also allowed us to come up with what are regarded as some of the best engine calibrations in a cold air and tuner package using SCT Tuner software. Safe calibrations with proper drive ability and tire spinning horsepower and torque that you expect from this kind of package. Don't just take my word for it, check out the reviews by customers on our website and the positive reviews by Mustang performance enthusiasts all over the web. Our Cold Air Intake is the best! Not just because we say it is, but because our customers have proved it is. Give us a call today and become our next happy customer.
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Fitment & Features


Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports
Made in USA: Yes

Installation Information:

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Install Time: About 1 Hour
Tools Required: Basic Shop Tools
Print Instructions: Installation Instructions
Note: Due to a substantial increase in airflow, a custom tune is required for use with this Cold Air Intake

Vehicle Fitment:

Fits Model Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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Great entry mod to open up your Stang's potential
Wanted an intake to maximize the engines air mix, reviews suggested this was one of rhe best. Good price, reasonably fast shipping, easy to follow instructions (one or two unclear directions, but you can figure it out). Install took about an hour. The power gains are considerable with a proper tune (I have a Bama 91 Perf tune and a 93 Race tune). Much improved acceleration but the big gain is the pull at upper revs, this thing is a monster over 3300rpms now where it used to bog down due to restricted factory settings/flow. Improved gas mileage, especially with non-ethanol gas...last road trip? 24.8mpg. Im also consistently getting 18-19 in the city but around town I have a hard time keeping my foot out of it because the sound and the pull are intoxicating. Great product, can't go wrong.
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Awesome cold air intake
This steeda intake fits perfect and looks awesome under the hood
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Great addition to my 2012 GT/CS.
Great addition to my 2012 GT/CS. Combined with the new X4 tuner with a 93 Steeda tune its just awesome. Shift points were firmed up nicely and throttle response is great. Really woke up the car. I did have an issue with the instructions as it said to use the similar end adapter for the automatic hose, however I had to use the smaller end adapter to hook up my automatic vacuum line. The larger, similar size line hooked up to the PCV hose. Not sure if its a typo in the instructions but thats what I had to do to make it work. The X4 tuner was much more user friendly than the X3 that it replaced. Special thanks to Randy for making this happen.
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Car is a beast now
Well, I installed the Steeda intake and 91 octane tune, and whoa buddy. Car is a beast now, and the sucking noise made by the intake is intoxicating. Easy on the eyes too. Good stuff, HUGE thanks to you and all the folks at Steeda. You guys rock.
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A+ Steeda ProFlow
Thanks again Steeda, the folks there are top notch and can answer any and all questions you have. This cold air intake looks amazing under the hood and the throttle response has absolutely been improved. You guys may also want to pick up a tuner to go along with this for even more hp.
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What an awesome product!
Amazing craftsmanship and quality from the Steeda team - this cold air intake is truly amazing. Well worth the money.
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Awesome throttle response and can feel the difference in the auto trans shift points I recommend this tuner my only concern is if there will be a water issue in stands with vented hoods does anyone know if there has been any complaints about water getting in I know the filter gets some water on it but don't know if it will be a problem otherwise grate product thanx steeda :)
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Very nice
Very nice piece. Super stout!! I've seen the pics of the recent failures of other uppers and I'm so glad I went with this bad boy.
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Impressive Gains
I've owned my 2013 GT Premium convertible with automatic for 14 months now. I finally decided it was time for some mods so I installed the Steeda 101mm CAI and tune. One word description after the first drive: Wow! I initially upped the shift firmness by 5% with the 87 octane tune. Under WOT acceleration with traction control off, it easily breaks traction on the 2-3 upshift. I ultimately went 91 octane and stock shift firmness. Even with all the electronic nannies on, it will still chirp the tires on the 2-3 upshift. The intake sound level is impressive, quiet at cruise but you definitely hear it when you hit the gas pedal. There is a point during WOT acceleration where the intake hits a resonate frequency and get a bit louder than I like, but it is brief and all the pluses easily negate this one negative. I have not had it on long enough to comment on mileage, but from a performance standpoint, it is like a whole new car.
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Works great!
I'm so glad I finally made the right choice in cold air intakes. I've had 2 others (I resold them on craigs list lol) and had problems with the idle quality. My idle with this one could not be better not to mention the power gain! I guess the billet mass air section of the Steeda cold air really works!!!
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Very satisfied
Clean, well designed kit. Easy to read instructions with clear pictures. Took 45 mins. from start to finish. Put in tune, Wow.......! Great throttle response. Also, have picked up 3.5 mpg city driving. Have yet to do highway comparison, but expecting similar results. Very satisfied
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