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About the S&B Cold Air Intake

The S&B Cold Air Intake is the premier American-made cold air intake available for performance enthusiasts. No other air intake brand beats S&B's level of quality, fit and finish. S&B intake kits provide increased air-flow, which gives a nice boost in power and fuel mileage. There’s a right way to manufacturer intakes, and there’s a way to cut corners. S&B doesn’t cut corners! 
Here are a few reasons we love the S&B Cold Air Intake:

  • 1-million-mile warranty. If one of the S&B cold air intake kits is not performing properly, S&B will replace it!
  • S and B Cold Air Intake systems are tested to a higher standard and compared against stock and competitor’s intake systems to flow better.
  • S&B tests to the ISO 5011 standard in their 1/2-million-dollar lab to ensure your engine is protected.
  • Intake boxes and tubes are made from highly durable roto-molded plastic.
  • The S&B Cold Air Intake one-piece air boxes are fully enclosed, keeping engine heat and dirt away from the filter.
  • Each filter box comes with a large clear lid so you can quickly monitor the condition of your filter.
  • Boxes come with optional plugs allowing maximum airflow when open, if you choose to close it, ensuring cool air in hot outdoor temperatures.
  • Each S and B Cold Air Intake features a massive and efficient air filter! Available as either a cleanable or a disposable filter.
  • Premium silicone is used to make the air filter, couplers, and the seals for the tubes.
  • The long-lasting silicone components are engineered to withstand up to 400F and are resistant to cracking.
  • S&B makes almost everything in their kits themselves here in the U.S.A., allowing them to maintain the highest standard of quality while keeping their intake pricing low.

The S and B Cold Air Intake Features

A Better Kit and Box


The S&B cold air intake kits are engineered to not only look great under the hood, but also to perform at the highest level while being functional and easy to work with. Many intake kits on the market use “L” shaped pieces of metal for the box and can be difficult to install and get things to align properly. S&B one piece roto-molded boxes solve that problem. It’s a single piece that easily fits into place and seamlessly connects with the intake tube and couplers. It’s made from high quality roto-molded plastic. The boxes fit each vehicle perfectly and the few pieces of the intake kit that have to be connected to each other align seamlessly for a simple installation.

The S&B cold air intake kits are engineered to not only look great under the hood, but also to perform at the highest level while being functional and easy to work with. Many intake kits on the market use “L” shaped pieces of metal for the box and can be difficult to install and get things to align properly. S&B one piece roto-molded boxes solve that problem. It’s a single piece that easily fits into place and seamlessly connects with the intake tube and couplers. It’s made from high quality roto-molded plastic. The boxes fit each vehicle perfectly and the few pieces of the intake kit that have to be connected to each other align seamlessly for a simple installation.

S&B Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter for 2018-2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L 75-5147D
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Once installed S and B Cold Air Intake systems have a look that fits in under the hood with the rest of the engine components, but also stands out as a solid upgrade! The boxes are also designed with a secondary air inlet and an optional plastic plug that snugly fits into the secondary opening. This gives you the choice to really open things up when the weather is cooler and maximize airflow. Then you can plug the air inlet when the temperatures are hot outside to ensure that the air reaching the air filter is the coolest it can be.

Other brands of aftermarket intake kits use fully enclosed boxes with solid black plastic lids, so you don’t ever know how dirty your filter is. If the air filter gets too dirty, your performance and mileage suffer. S&B has solved this as well! With their large clear lid, you can always see at a glance just how clean or dirty your filter is. You can make sure that your engine is always running optimally and delivering the results you want. On top of that, it looks great! Each lid includes a rubber trim to make sure you have a perfect seal to keep out that power robbing engine heat.

Many of the clear lids in the S&B cold air intake kits screw into place and take just a few moments to open and re-seal; However, S&B is making that even easier with many kits starting to include an all-new snap-in clear lid that doesn’t require any hardware and can be opened in seconds so that you can service S&B filters! Another product that they have made to make their S&B cold air intake kit as functional as possible are “L” shaped filter boxes can be bought to get to fit right or to keep out hot engine air.

The S&B Filter

The filter is a critical component of this kit, and here’s why the S&B filters stand out among the competition! First of all, S&B filters are made from premium silicone rubber. The silicone is extremely strong and isn’t going to crack after some time in a hot engine bay like lower quality filters do. This isn’t oily silicone that will slip off of the tube either. It has a high friction surface that keeps the filter where it should be.


The filter media itself comes in two options. You can either choose an 8-layer cotton filter that comes pre-oiled and can be cleaned, re-oiled, and used again and again for the life of your vehicle. Or if you don’t want to deal with cleaning and oiling the filter you can go with their dry extendable media. This dry filter can be used, allows for a single simple cleaning, and then is disposed of and replaced. Both options filter extremely well, so you only need to decide if you want to clean and re-use, or throw the filter away and pop in a brand- new disposable dry S&B filter. Both types of S&B filters are wonderful, and do their job well.

Filtration is the most important function of an intake. It doesn’t matter if you get lots of air into your engine if your filter lets tons of dirt through at the same time! S&B performs all their testing of their S&B cold air intake and all other S&B products in their $500,000 facility in Fontana, California. They test to the internationally accepted ISO 5011 standard. They pull out all the stops to make sure that their S&B filters flow at the highest levels, while keeping out engine-damaging dirt. S&B tests the airflow and filtration of the stock air intake system, as well as all of the aftermarket intake systems that they are competing against, with the goal of beating both!

S&B Tests, Warranties and Guarantees

S&B tests for each vehicle that they make a S and B Cold Air Intake for. They see how the stock intake and the competition do, and then they make design and engineering changes until they have achieved the maximum airflow, while still protecting your engine to an exacting level. S&B also tests the filtration efficiency of their air filters at the maximum Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) flow that the vehicle produces while at wide open throttle. The higher the CFM of air flow produced, the harder it is to keep the dirt out. S&B tests under the most strenuous conditions that each vehicle will be under. Some aftermarket intake manufacturers will test their filtration capability at lower CFM rates to make their filters look like they are better at stopping dirt than they really are.

S&B also backs up their kits with a 1-million-mile warranty. S&B is so confident that your intake is going to perform at a high level and be really long lasting, that if it doesn’t, they will replace it within a million miles of use! Your S&B cold air intake kit just has to be used under typical driving conditions and on the vehicles that it was designed to be used on.

Installing an S and B cold air intake system on your vehicle won’t void your manufacturer’s warranty as long as the intake system is properly maintained and has been installed correctly. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, also called the Consumer Product Warranties Law, protects your rights. It’s illegal for a dealership to void your warranty simply for installing an aftermarket part on your vehicle. S&B stands behind this statement and will intervene on your behalf with the dealership if they threaten to void your warranty just because you have an intake installed. If the dealership tries to void your vehicle warranty, S&B guarantees they will bring the dealership into compliance. 

S&B Cold Air Intake for Ford Mustang

How do S&B Cold Air Intakes Compare to the Competition?

Everyone wants a vehicle that performs well, but nobody wants a check engine light staring them in the face every time they drive, making them feel like they are driving a broken old vehicle. That is exactly what can happen with some aftermarket intake brands because they don’t tune the airflow of the intake to match the Mass Air Flow Sensor. They provide a nice power boost, but leave you looking at a check engine light every day…. yuck!

S&B Cold Air Intake for 2019 Ram

S&B properly maps their Mass Air Flow Sensor to avoid check engine lights. S&B devotes the resources to make sure that your cold air intake performs and your engine runs properly whether your vehicle is completely stock or you are running a performance tune. S and B cold air intake kits feature a huge air filter and a less restrictive tube. The S&B kits do not require a tune in order to provide a performance increase and they do not require a tune to work properly. 

Many people install cold air intakes hoping for improved horsepower and fuel mileage. The S&B cold air intake adds dyno and street proven power, as well as improvements in fuel mileage for most drivers. Different elevations, and changing temperatures throughout the year don't really make it possible to predict what kind of fuel mileage gains, you can expect. Many of our customers have reported no gains, while many others report 1-2 miles per gallon in fuel economy, and some pick up as much as 4 miles per gallon.

While we can't guarantee more miles per gallon, everybody picks up more horsepower and torque with an S and B Cool Air Intake. S&B no longer publishes the actual dyno test numbers focusing instead on publishing certified airflow volume increases, as well as filtration efficiency numbers.

The S&B Cold Air Intake is built by the people for the people.

S&B always wants to stay a few steps ahead of the competition. They constantly test the air intake systems being put out by other aftermarket intake companies to see how they compare. When a competitor puts out something nice, S&B’s engineers look at ways to improve and they make design changes and put out a redesigned kit to stay ahead of the pack!

S&B manufactures almost all of their intake kit components themselves here in the U.S.A.! This creates jobs here in North America, and enables them to keep the quality of their kits high and the price of their kits low by cutting out multiple layers of overseas companies from their supply chain. S&B make the kits themselves! Even better, if S&B releases an improved version of the intake that you purchased, you can upgrade to the new kit for as little as $159 instead of having to purchase a whole new kit at retail price! S&B wants to see you satisfied with your S&B cold air intake kit for the life of your vehicle. 

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