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Give Your 2018 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8 the Gift of More Power

2017 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8

2017 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8

Engineered specifically for 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 models, K&N® 69-3540TP and 71-3540 air intake systems provide a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for Mustang devotees. The 69-3540TP system (Typhoon® series) features a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™, an aluminum tube design, and steel heat shield—while the 71-3540 (Blackhawk Induction™ series) includes a non-oiled synthetic DRYFLOW® filter, a black powder-coated tube, and steel heat shield. Either system will give you a guaranteed increase in horsepower and exceptional engine protection.

K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS BOOST HORSEPOWER

If you want to give your Ford industry-leading engine protection and an increase in power, check out the 69-3540TP and 71-3540 performance air intake systems—specifically designed to fit in the engine bay of 2018 5.0L V8 Ford Mustangs.

The 69-3540TP features an aluminum intake tube and High-Flow Air Filter™

The 69-3540TP features an aluminum intake tube and High-Flow Air Filter™

Both the 69-3540TP and 71-3540 systems are designed to help keep engine air cooler (which can increase engine combustion efficiency), and provide a smooth, low-restriction path for airflow to the engine. Many stock intake systems have airflow-obstructing components that can create turbulence—and heat as a result—making engine combustion less efficient. By replacing the complete factory system with an aerodynamic tube and low-restriction filter, your engine will have access to a higher volume of cool air—giving you a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

Typical factory air intake systems force air through a restrictive disposable paper air filter before the air travels through a complex system of tubing—which often has tight bends, baffles, and other elements that can cause swirling, turbulent air. Excess turbulence can cause the molecules within the air to collide, which creates heat—and an increase in temperature reduces the density of oxygen molecules in the air. Since engine combustion is most efficient in an oxygen-rich environment, keeping engine air cooler often significantly increases engine combustion efficiency.

The 69-3540TP and 71-3540 intake systems feature mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes, which are engineered to reduce turbulence in the air and help keep engine air cooler—and increase engine performance! Both systems also incorporate a steel heat shield, which helps protect the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures.

Mandrel-bent tubing is designed to reduce airflow restriction

Mandrel-bent tubing is designed to reduce airflow restriction

69-3540TP: HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

Most factory disposable paper filters only “surface load” contaminants—collecting them on the surface of the media, which over time can reduce the filter’s efficiency due to clogging. Alternatively, High-Flow Air Filters™ “depth load” contaminants; multiple layers of cotton fibers capture particles on many levels. Because the contaminants are incorporated into the filter fibers, the filter can still operate without significantly reducing its performance.

The High-Flow Air Filter™ included in the 69-3540TP intake kit is oversized with a conical shape, providing a greater surface area and allowing for a service interval of up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). High-Flow Air Filters feature an oiled, layered design—providing up to 50% more airflow than a traditional paper filter. When your filter does need to be cleaned, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000 or 99-5050) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each K&N intake (and filter!) is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

71-3540: DRYFLOW® FILTER PROTECTS WITH NO OIL REQUIRED

The 69-3540TP after installation

The 69-3540TP after installation

The 71-3540 intake system—part of the Blackhawk Induction™ line—includes a DRYFLOW® synthetic air filter which never requires oiling. The DRYFLOW® filter media is composed of lofted synthetic material, which—much like High-Flow Air Filter™ media—provides depth loading properties. Each filter is designed to strike a desirable balance between airflow and efficiency, provide a high level of contaminant capture, and outperform typical disposable paper air filters in airflow. Because they do not have to be re-oiled, servicing DRYFLOW® air filters is typically a quick and easy process. Even better—you get a blacked-out, stylish appearance in your engine bay.

INSTALLATION

The K&N 69-3540TP and 71-3540 intake systems are engineered to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only simple hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit, and installation videos for many vehicles are available on the K&N website.

The 71-3540 Blackhawk Induction™ intake system

The 71-3540 Blackhawk Induction™ intake system

Engineered to fit:

• 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection All Models

WARRANTY

Each intake system comes with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. Furthermore, using a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

The 71-3540 after installation

The 71-3540 after installation

K&N performance air intake systems are protected by a guarantee—you will get an increase in horsepower and torque.

During dynamometer testing, a 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 with a factory air intake system was recorded at 418.2-hp at 7,000 RPM. After installation of 69-3540TP, the same vehicle was recorded at 434.2-hp at 7,000 RPM—an estimated increase of 16-horsepower. The torque also jumped from 286.9 lb.-ft. to 303.8 lb.-ft.—an estimated increase of 16.9 lb.-ft. at 3,085 RPM.

The Blackhawk Induction™ series intake also demonstrated estimated power gains during dynamometer testing—the same 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 with the 71-3540 system installed saw an estimated increase of 9.5-horsepower (at 7,002 RPM) and 23.2 lb.-ft. (at 3,024 RPM) over the stock intake system.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are engineered to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower. Please visit individual product pages to view horsepower estimates for your specific vehicle.

Visit this page to purchase the 69-3540TP air intake system, click here to purchase the 71-3540 intake system, or visit this link to explore other performance product options for your vehicle. Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to help them boost performance and protection in their vehicles!

 

 


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