3.9L, V8, Gas, MFI, VIN "A". Ford Thunderbird 2003, 2004, 2005 (Does not fit the 2002).
2003 2004 2005 Ford Thunderbird Typhoon Series Intake, Complete System, Cold Air Intake, Can Be Configured Into Either A Full Cold Air Intake or Short Ram Intake (cold air intake means from the length of the pipe to a cold air vent and the short ram intake is shorter next to the heat of the engine with a much louder sound.... we recommend the standard cold air intake installation.) Also comes with the Mandrel Bent Aluminum Tube, Custom Underhood Appearance, Reusable Filter that Lasts Longer, Increased Power, 14.3 Horsepower At 4500 RPM's, Increased Fuel Milage, Is More Economical, Is Easy To Install, Has a Larger Filter Area that Can Increase Service Intervals Up To 100,000 Miles, and comes with a Million Mile Manufacturers Warranty, Polished for beauty.
This is a must have for all Ford Thunderbird Owners. Greg Hlinka, one of our valued customers, has this installed in his Thunderbird and loves it. It will give your Thunderbird More Power as well as give it a throatier sound. It will take you about 30 minutes to install and really gives you the extra bang your Thunderbird deserves. I personally have one, and it's amazing what this little item here will do to your Thunderbird. Treat yourself to this simple to install Perfomance upgrade part today!
"The Typhoon Cold Air Intake gives my Thunderbird more power and a tough deep sound. I highly suggest that all Thunderbird Owners put this on their V8"
Greg Hlinka. (2-11-06)
I installed the K&N CAI yesterday. You know, I'm 72 and not as agile as I used to be... So I couldn't install it in 90 minutes like others do.... Took me 2 hours and 30 minutes from opening the box to roaring off into the sunset. Works good! Combined with my straight pipes at the rear, sounds good, and is probably developing more than the 15 HP that K&N claims. Quite responsive. Runs strong. Still eerily quiet when she is on a cruise. But put the pedal to the medal and this bird sounds off and goes. Thanks,
H Southern Felknor. 11-16-10
JUST INSTALLED K&N COLD AIR INTAKE SYSTEM (not calif. TP unit) and it TURNED this LADIES CAR into a "MANS MACHINE" similar to my RECENTLY DISPOSED OF SHELBY GT TOP END 155- 160 MPH DOCUMENTED. THE ENGINE NOW gggrowwls BETWEEN GEARS and now I'M ALL ALONE AGAIN LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR, just like the SHELBY, they are all about 3/4 miles back. (2003 GREY w/ BLACK TOP)
I DIDN'T REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO BE LONELY OUT FRONT AGAIN BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. YOU CAN'T BOTTLE UP GOOD MACHINES, THEY HAVE TO RUN.
QUESTIONS FROM OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS
My question is about the cold air intake offered on your site. Does this replace the regular air filter? If so I would buy it just for the reason that I have not been able to change the air filter in my Tbird. It is really wedged in there & can't figure how to get cover off, will probably ask shop to do it.
There are two engine options with different air intakes on the Ford Thunderbird; the 2002 tbird engine and the 2003-05 tbird engine. They are a little different in the engine layout and engine performance and size.
There is a cold air intake for both year specifications 2002 and 2003-2005.
So, if you were to get the "cold air intake" system, make sure that you select the correct part that corresponds with your tbird's year.
The "cold air intake" replaces the whole "intake" system. This consists of the tube with air filter.
There is also just the "air filter" replacement. This will replace just the filter and not the whole cold air intake system. To replace the stock Ford Thunderbird air filter simply unlatch the top of the air filter box take out the old filter for disposal and replace with the new air filter.
I suggest the larger "cold air intake". It makes a difference in that it lets your engine "breathe" thus giving it more horsepower and performance.
This part comes with complete installation instructions.
I hope this helps!