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BBK Cold Air Intake (99-04 V6)

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  • Improves Horsepower and Acceleration
  • Money Saving Reusable Filter
  • Bright Chrome Finish
  • Simple Installation
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-14
  • Fits 1999-2004 3.8L & 3.9L V6 Mustangs
  • No Tune Required
Improves Horsepower. The BBK Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces your 1999-2004 3.8 & 3.9 V6 mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow BBK filter assembly for a noticeable increase in horsepower and acceleration while providing filtration of harmful power robbing dust particles. The BBK CAI pulls cooler denser air from inside the fender well to make more power that you can feel.

Reusable Filter. BBK designed the high flow cotton air filter to be reusable. So no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Bright Chrome Finish. The BBK CAI not only improves your pony's horsepower and acceleration, but improves your mustangs under hood appearance with a strikingly beautiful chrome finish. You'll be sure to attract attention at all the car shows with this jewel under the hood.

Simple Install. The BBK Cold Air Intake kit is designed to install easily with basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for the installation. See the convenient video below for an overview of the installation process.

Application. This BBK Cold Air Intake is specifically designed to fit the 1999 to 2004 3.8L & 3.9L V6 Mustangs.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) Reusable Air Filter
  • (1) Chrome Fenderwell Mounting Plate
  • (2) Chrome-plated Intake Tubes
  • (4) Clamps
  • (2) Silicone Couplers
  • (1) O-ring for filter housing
  • All Necessary Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 99-04 3.8 & 3.9 V6 Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Steel Finish: Chrome
Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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If you are looking for more power this is the perfect thing to start out with. It is simple to install and as soon as you start the engine you can hear and feel the difference. You get a quicker throttle ...

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Pain to Install, Insane to Drive With!

As another guy previously stated, this WILL fit the 3.9L V6 in the 2004 Mustang. I installed with my buddy, and we had it completed in just over an hour. 5 minutes to get the stock intake off, about 5 ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s cold air intake kit system fitting the 3.9 and 3.6L motor found in all 99-04 V6 Mustangs. BBK is one of the pioneers in late model EFI Mustang performance, and continues to make quality parts that aim to get more power out of your ride. The first thing I noticed when taking a closer look at this intake is that super bright chrome finish along with a splash of blue throughout the intake, which is typically a calling card of any BBK product. Alright, so we know it looks good, but how does it perform? Well, we’re going to find out in a minute but first let’s check out what’s included in the package. Of course you get the reusable filter and the bright chrome intake tubing, but you also get the fender mounting plate, these nice blue couplers, and all the hardware necessary for installation. I can tell you that this kit from BBK will allow more air into your engine, by replacing that ultra restrictive factory airbox with this 3 inch durable tubing, and that high flow intake filter which sits right in the fender well, allowing for maximum cool air which will equate to more power. In order to find out what are gains will be using this intake, we need to grab a quick baseline number first, on our 2000 V6 behind me, and then get to work installing the BBK. Getting the BBK bolted up to your ride is a very straightforward task that should take you roughly an hour from start to finish using standard hand tools. You will need to grab your factory MAF sensor and transfer it over to your new BBK, but other than that, everything’s completely plug and play. I will say in order to run this cold air intake from BBK you do not need a performance tune, however we’re going to upload one of our custom Bama tunes which should really maximize our setup. This is going to optimize our spark timing, adjust our air/fuel ratio, and firm up the shifts on our automatic. With our intake installed and our tune uploaded, we’re going to do one more pull on the dyno, and see what our gains our versus our baseline numbers. For our baseline run with our automatic 2000 V6, gave us 156 horsepower and 192 ft/lbs of torque, with our BBK installed, we were able to put down 170 horsepower and 203 ft/lbs of torque, making a peak gain of 14 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 16 horsepower and 16 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The BBK’s flashy chrome finish, decent power gains, and reasonable price, make it an excellent choice for any New Edge Mustang out there and a great entry level power mod. Be sure to check it out right here at

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Will I need a new MAF sensor with this? Will I need a new MAF sensor with this, or can I use the stock one? Also, will this work with the BBK 65mm throttle body?


  • No you will not need a new MAF sensor. just remove the stock one and bolt it right on to the Cai. I also have the BBK 65mm throttle body and works no prob.


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can you paint this intake on black color


  • You can paint it, but it appears that the intake is already chrome plated and the paint more than likely will not adhere very long. If you want a long lasting, good looking part, you would be better off having the part powder coated.


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Im looking to to get this BBK COLD AIR INTAKE (99-04 V6) as well as a new throttle body...what dimensions does the throttle body need to be for the new BBk intake? (mm)


  • Hi,we will need more info about your build to help you with your question about a throttle body to use with this BBK Cold Air Intake please feel free to give us a call or send us a email so we can help you with your question.

    Chris J

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On average how much HP and TQ will be increased by this intake?


  • About 16 to 20 without a tune. Idk on the tq


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Will I need a Tuner to use this Intake? I would just like to know for future reference.


  • This BBK CAI does not require a tuner; however, getting a tune along with this cold air will help you maximize the potential power gains. Hope this helps!


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BBK cold air intake (99-04 v6) I have a 2000 v6 with a K&N filter charger system. I;m interested in a cold air intake system but am unsure if it is better than the setup I have. Is the filterchager system stock? I've tried to research it online but can't find any other v6 mustangs with it. It seems to be a type of forced air induction. Any info you can give me on this set up and which set up would be better would be extremly helpful. thank you, Jeremy


  • Well i googled the K&N filter system and it looks like its not a true cold air intake its just a filter upgrade kit ( Changing to the BBK cold air may not do allot since you have a high flow filter but if you are using the old filter box and plastic pipe, then changing to this system will help, it will sound better to, in my opinion.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.454545 4.5
  • Fit 4.181818 4.2

  • 5/5

    April 06, 2010

    BBK Intake

    If you are looking for more power this is the perfect thing to start out with. It is simple to install and as soon as you start the engine you can hear and feel the difference. You get a quicker throttle response with more power.When I'm cruising I love to hear the light whistle it makes. I recommend that you get this with the BBK Throttle Body to get the full strength of your intake.


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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2010

    Great V6 Bolt on!

    I'm glad we went with the BBK CAI for my son's 2000 V6. Didn't know which one to purchase. After checking out all the different reviews, I think the final result comes down to price and looks. Most AM customers seem pleased with all products offered. The BBK CAI system was easy to install. Combined with installing the BBK 65mm throttle body at the same time, it all went together perfectly in under an hour with basic tools. No trouble codes after install. The only problem was connecting the top breather hose onto the oversized nipple on the top CAI pipe. We just picked up a larger diameter hose and two small clamps for about $2.00 at the local NAPA. It looks great and sounds like it really sucks in the air. Much better throttle response and the dual magnaflow sounds better at mid range. Ordered online Friday @ 2 pm & had it in my hands in Ontario Canada Wensday @ 3 pm. Thanks AM ! I love working on my son's stang with him and your service and products add to that experience.

    Andrew Barbour

    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    March 05, 2010

    Pain to Install, Insane to Drive With!

    As another guy previously stated, this WILL fit the 3.9L V6 in the 2004 Mustang. I installed with my buddy, and we had it completed in just over an hour. 5 minutes to get the stock intake off, about 5 minutes to get that little piece out of the hose (broke off inside), and about 45-50 minutes to get it all lined up, hooked up, and tightened. Had to put the filter on through the wheel well, wouldnt fit through the hole inside the engine bay. However, WELL worth the frustration. Thing sounds SICK!! The typical suction sound is loud and clear, theres an undertone of whistling during acceleration, and the exhaust sounds so much better. More... "mellowed" I suppose, it just sounds right. Throttle response is nearly instantaneous, and you can honestly feel the extra power. Great buy, would recommend it and American Muscle to anybody/everybody. Thanks AM!


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  • 5/5

    July 24, 2010


    Amazing product!!! Worth every penny!!! Although American Muscle should update the installation video because they know have a different intake (not too different but still) Easy to install, so easy that it took me 28 minutes (And ive never changed an intake) GAS SAVER!!! AND AMAZING HORSEPOWER!!!

    Rafael P

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  • 5/5

    November 13, 2010

    Good, But With Problems...

    Only a slight difference (if any) between using this CAI and simply removing the air silencer and using a K&N filter in both sound and power. The only pronounced difference being the hissing sound from the air traveling through the CAI. It is a real pain in the a** to install the filter. DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO STEP BY STEP; use it only as a guide to show you how all the parts fit together. These are the steps that I followed: 1. Disconnect all the wires and loosen all camps and bolts as can be seen in the video and remove the factory intake. 2. Use a little oil and attach the rubber ring to the flat plate and insert the curved pipe through it. 3. Insert the air filter through the wheel well. Insert the hose clamp onto the pipe and coat the pipe with a little oil and try to have the flat side of the filter resting against the side wall of the car and carefully force the pipe onto the filter. Slightly tighten the clamp. 4. Remove the mass air flow sensor from the housing as can be seen in the video and then attach it to the pipe. YOU WILL NEED A GASKET and since this kit no longer comes with one I made my own out of rubber. The screen that comes with the sensor is not really needed. 5. Attach the bigger of the 2 rubber couplers to the sensor and slightly tighten. 6. Attach the small rubber ring on to the side of the large pipe. Attach the air temp sensor or the metal plug into the hole. 7. Attach the other rubber coupler onto the throttle body and tighten. Work the metal pipe between the two couplers and slightly tighten. 8. Attach the two studs under the metal plate and make sure the are properly seated in the rubber grommets. 9. Make sure everything is seated properly and tighten all hose clamps. Use the rubber mount from the old intake to secure the plate to the body. 10. Remove the small plastic tube from the rubber hose and connect it onto the new intake. Reconnect all the wires. 11. Place the CARB sticker on the new intake after you check that everything is working properly; you will not be able to pass a smog inspection in California without it.


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  • 4/5

    February 16, 2011

    Love the suction

    Amazing. And yes this fits on the 2004 3.9L v6. Highly suggest this CAI. Very easy to install but was a b**** to get the air filter on from the bottom car through the fender wall. But it is doable. But giving 4 starts cause i was missing a couple of pieces.

    Cory J.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 21, 2012

    Easy, clean and if you like chrome, good looking performance.

    Other than having to remove the tire/wheel to access the inner fender well, it was the easiest mod. I've ever done. Adds a strange growling sound when accelerating, but otherwise provides a nice performance and mileage gain. I just wish it was available in the blacked out version, I hate chrome. Thinking of spraying with black chrome paint to remedy the only fault. It is also the only CAI that is 50 state smog legal for the 3.9L It has a CARB E.O. # for both V6 engines in the 2004 Mustang.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 San Jose, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    June 10, 2011




    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2010


    Can definitely feel the extra HP and makes my exhaust deeper too. Recommended for V6 owners.


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  • 5/5

    November 21, 2008


    Man, this intake is the bomb. I got Pypes duals on mine and now it sounds meaner than hell. Its definitely worth it. My girlfriend got it for me, thanks babe!

    Dustin Chandler

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  • 5/5

    August 24, 2008

    Good Purchase

    Definetly worth it, I can feel some better acceleration. Fast shipping too!


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  • 3/5

    October 24, 2009

    Great, but....

    I drive a 2002 V6 Convertible that was bone stock. I decided to upgrade some of the parts starting with this BBK Cold Air Intake System. It shipped in 1 day which was AWESOME. As soon as I got it I brought my car into the garage and got to work. The first thing that I got stuck on was fitting one of the tubes into the holding plate. VERY TIGHT FIT that took a while to get in. The next problem I ran into were the hose clamps. One didn't even fit, while the other took some time to tighten... like 20 minutes worth. And then the final problem was the air filter. I have a V6 so I figured this would be the easy part since the video showed that it could be installed right from the engine area. IT WAS THE HARDEST PART. First, the hose clamp that came attached to the filter made it impossible to fit around the metal tube and to make it even harder, IT DIDN'T EVEN FIT IN THE WHEEL WELL. It wasn't able to be installed via engine area so I had to install from underneath, only to find out it was TOO LONG. It was just a huge problem that took me 3 to 4 hours to install. But once I got it all put together I was very happy with the results AND sound. Thanks BBK


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 07, 2011

    fits 3.9

    this bbk system took me 15 min to put on. it looks and sounds great. it added some power but nothing to brag about. it help my mpg and the sound of my catback. last note IT FITS THE 3.9 NO PROBLEM.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 15, 2010


    Very nice CAI noticed some HP gain, faster throttle response, love the sound at high rpm, made my exhaust a lil louder, took me about 1.1/2 hours to install, the only thing a had trouble with was with the filter installing inside the fender other then that, i love this CAI, i live in cali SD and i took about 5,6 days to arrive. great CAI for the price.

    Rafael P

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2010

    jewl under v6 hood

    I am a proud v6 2000 mustang owner that really did not know where to start with modding my car, or how to work on cars, but this BBK CAI was the first thing i added to my car and i love it, i followed the step by step instillation as shown in the video and the job went pretty smoothly, the problems i ran into was with the air filter that had to be installed under my hood and AM forgot to send me the black gasket that goes between the mass air flow sensor but other than that everyone that looks under my hood gives me major props, and i love being first out when the light turns green, THANKS AMERICAN MUSCLE.

    Jayvin J

    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    January 03, 2009

    Easy bolt on HP

    This is just a simple bolt on air intake that will change performance, throttle response, and sound at around 200 bucks, which isnt all to bad on my salary since I am just 17. Took me bout 1.5 hours and some ball parking of installation to complete it. In my sense its just as good as the K&N, which run 100 bucks more. So this is a good deal. FYI I do hear rattling when turning sometimes, but thats just placement issues. Like I said, you had to ballpark it. Other than that minor issue, from the passenger and driver side when floored, the thing hisses like a snake and I cant get enough of the sound.


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  • 5/5

    December 06, 2008


    Installing this product was a breeze, and though I have not had an opportunity to test it out yet (there is 5 feet of snow outside), I did run the car in the garage and all seems well. Cant wait to hit the streets this Spring.

    James Q

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  • 5/5

    November 24, 2008

    Great Job

    I am 16 and I installed this intake by myself. It did take me a while, longer than expected around 1.5 hours just because I got a little confused in places.


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  • 5/5

    November 07, 2008

    Worth it!!

    Installation took about 40 minutes and it was easy. Looks great, sounds great, and it accelerates faster. I highly recommend this Intake.

    David Lopez

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  • 5/5

    October 29, 2008

    Great buy

    Easy install, took about 45 minutes, great look under the hood, and much better throttle response. Very happy with this purchase. Highly recommend this product!


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