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The K&N HP-3001 oil filter, with its innovative exposed nut design for easy removal, fits many Mustangs from 1965 through 1995, including 5.0-liter and 2.3-liter engines.

The first model year of the Mustang?

Contrary to popular belief, the first model year for the Ford Mustang was 1965. While Mustangs produced between March 9th and July 31st of 1964 are often referred to as 1964 ½ Ford Mustangs, however, these models are considered 1965 Mustangs by Ford. K&N manufacturers oil filters for the 1965 Mustang under part number HP-3001. K&N also produces air cleaner elements for the HiPo 289ci, standard 289ci, and six-cylinder engines.

K&N round air filter

Believe it or not, but K&N continues to manufacture the E-1550 air filter, which only fits the 1975 and 1976 Ford Mustang II fitted with the 302 V8 engine. So chances are good K&N makes a filter for your ride.

Who has more "friends" than you?

Mustang is the world's most-liked vehicle on Facebook. We'd like to invite you to visit K&N on Facebook as well, where you'll be among the first to see new products, read interviews with K&N racers, check-out fabulous street and show cars and trucks and get event results and recaps.

How did a TV show help save Mustang?

The TV show Charlie's Angels is credited by Ford for increasing Mustang sales. In the show, Farrah Fawcett's character drove a Mustang II Cobra II. While not highly regarded (then or now) by enthusiasts the Mustang II did keep the Mustang line alive during some dark years, selling over one million units. K&N has the air filter E-1550 available for early Mustang II V8s and E-1180 replacement air filter for later V8s, while all utilize the same HP-3001 oil filter.

What was the longest period Mustang was based on one platform?

The Fox Mustang platform was on the market the longest of any in the Mustang's history, 1979 through 1993 (2004 if you count the SN-95 redesigned of the Fox platform). The Fox platform was originally developed for the mid-sized Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr coupes, sedans, and wagons. K&N offers performance air intake systems for many Fox platform Mustangs, starting with the 1986 model year. Like the 57-2502 for 1990 Ford Mustangs with the 5.0-liter engine.

K&N reusable billet aluminum oil filter

The K&N SS-3001 reusable billet aluminum filter housing, which offers both style and high-quality filtration, fits many Mustangs ranging from 1965 right up until 1995.

Do today's engines out-perform older race motors?

Most fans of classic motorsports hold the 1970 SCCA Trans-Am Challenge as among the all-time most competitive of all road racing. All of Detroit's Big Three were actively supporting teams, and not just with free cars, but cash and special parts. Both Chrysler brands participated, Chevrolet was there with the Camaro and Pontiac entered a Canadian Firebird (where it could be ordered with a rules-limited 5.0-liter engine). The two chief protagonists in 1970 were AMC's Javelin and the Ford Boss 302 Mustang. Ford took the title with a 302 engine that produced 440 horsepower. Today you can buy a Mustang with the latest 302 V8 that produces 435 horsepower, meets all emissions standards, and won't need to be rebuilt every week. If you're looking to add horsepower to your modern Coyote motor, K&N offers two performance air intake systems, 63-2590 and if you prefer a bright finish, 69-3535TP.

K&N AirCharger air intake system

The K&N AirCharger air intake system, part number 63-2590, has been dyno-proven to add and estimated 17.41 rear-wheel horsepower to a 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter.

Do you know about Mustang's run-in with the IRS?

Since 2015, the Mustang has come standard with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)(for an explanation of IRS, watch the last 10 minutes of "My Cousin Vinny"). However before that, from 1999 to 2004, SVT Cobras featured independent rear suspension, unique to only the Cobra. SVT engineers devised an IRS that could bolt directly in place of the solid axle setup used on Mustangs since 1979.The result was the best-handling Mustang so far. If you're lucky enough to own, say, a 2004 SVT Cobra, K&N has the 57-2545 intake system that will add an estimated 30.3 rear-wheel horsepower to your ride.

Greatest Mustang movie ever?

There's little doubt that "Bullitt" is the greatest Mustang movie of all time. Who can argue with Steve McQueen squealing, sliding, and burning rubber in a Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT 390 V8. A little trivia: you can tell who is driving in the interior by the rear view mirror: down (and visible) is McQueen. Up and no driver visible is a stunt man. Also the route the chase follows is actually a patchwork of roads across San Francisco, impossible to drive in the time frame of the movie. But no matter where you drive, there's a K&N air, fuel, oil, or cabin air filter to fit your Mustang (or whatever you drive). Check out all of K&N's products using the search by vehicle tool to find the right part for your needs.

K&N FIPK air intake system

The K&N 57-2571 FIPK air intake system has been evaluated on K&N's chassis dyno and produces an estimated 56.96 horsepower in 2007 through 2009 5.4-liter Shelby Ford Mustang.

But in which film did Mustang debut?

Actually, the first movie in which the Mustang appeared was the 1964 James Bond film "Goldfinger." It was part of Ford's extensive product launch of the Mustang. In exchange for the publicity, Ford provided a pair of Lincoln Continentals: a 1964 model for filming and a 1963 model that was destroyed in the film's car crusher scene. So whether you own a 1963 or 1964 Lincoln Continental, K&N has a choice of three oil filters for you. There's the legendary wrench-off HP-3001 filter, the high-flow PS-3001, or for show cars the SS-3001 reusable billet aluminum filter housing.

K&N performance intake system

Owners of a 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra can realize an estimated 30.28 horsepower increase with the installation of the K&N a performance intake system part number 57-2545.

Where else did a Modular motor end up?

The 4.6-liter V8 version of Ford's breakthrough modular engine family was fitted to the Ford Mustang from 1996 to 2004. But there were many other applications of that engine and not all in the Ford family: a version of the 4.6L V8 was fitted to two sedans in Great Britain: the MG ZT and Rover 75. K&N carries air filters for both, part number E-0945, which also fits Mustangs and many other Fords of the era. So if K&N carries filters for obscure British cars, they'll have filters for your car.

How much more power can you add to a 500 horsepower 2007 – 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 with a simple bolt-on?

A lot, actually. The K&N 57-2571 performance cold air intake kit adds an astounding estimated 56.96 rear-wheel horsepower @ 5900 RPM!

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for the Ford Mustang at the Air Intake Systems for the Ford Mustang page and all the air filters that K&N makes for the Ford Mustang at the Air Filters for the Ford Mustang page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.