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BBK Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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  • MPN# 1718

  • Market Price $206.99
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  • Improves Horsepower and Acceleration.
  • Money Saving Reusable Filter.
  • Bright Chrome Finish.
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-14
  • Fits 96-04 GT Mustangs.
Improves Horsepower. The BBK Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces your 1996-2004 GT mustangs restrictive stock 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.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) Chrome-Plated Intake Tube
  • (1) Reusable Air Filter
  • (1) 90 degree Chrome-Plated Cold Air Tube
  • (1) Chrome Fenderwell Mounting Plate
  • (3) Silicone Hoses
  • (1) Fenderwell Mounting Plate Rubber Trim
  • Hardware Kit
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 96-04 GT
Excludes 01 Bullitt
Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Steel Finish: Chrome
Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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Great all around product feels less restricted when u hit the gas sucks in a lot of air sounds amazing makes you exhaust sound deeper. only down fall is it may bog a bit in heavy rain, humidity reaches ...

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Inexpensive and easy way to gain some extra power

I think that the BBK Cold Air intake is probably the simplest and cheapest way to get a noticeable horsepower gain and improved throttle response for your stock 4.6 mustang. It really improves the overall ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

Hey everyone I’m Justin with, and today I’ll be taking a detailed look into this budget minded BBK cold air intake system for all 96-04 Mustang GTs. BBK has always played a big role in producing quality aftermarket Mustang parts ever since making some of the first EFI products for the early Fox body Mustangs back in the 80s. This kit is going to help give your ride more horse power and torque, and also add a nice throaty growl in the process by replacing that stock restrictive factory air box with everything you see here. The kit includes both Chrome intake tubes, your new heat shield, reusable high flow filter and all your necessary hardware. Now besides that quality construction that bright chrome finish is sure to make a nice improvement under any hood. This kit does not require a tune so it’s a great option for someone who might just be starting to mod their car and aren’t quite ready for a tune just yet. However if your after big power like we are today then you will definitely want to pair this intake up with a custom tune. But in order to see how much power this intake is going to make we need to get a baseline number down first from our 2000 GT back there. Our automatic 2000 GT Mustang just put down 222 horse power and 260 ft/lbs of torque in stock form. Now we’re going to install our BBK cold air intake system, which should only take us about an hour using standard hand tools. You will notice that this intake is equipped with a hole for your intake air temperature sensor, shown right here. Now if your car isn’t equipped with one of these sensors don’t worry, just go to your local part store, pick up a rubber plug for a few bucks and plug the hole, problem solved. So even though you don’t need to run a tune with this intake we’re looking for maximum gains here today, so with that being said we’re going to pair it up with our custom 93 octane Bama tune to optimize your spark timing, perfect those air fuel ratios and give you drastically improved throttle response. Alright now that we’ve got our BBK installed and our tune uploaded lets run our GT one more time on the DynoJet and see how we did. Our BBK equipped GT made a total of 245 horsepower and 288 ft/lbs of torque making for a peak gain of 23 horsepower over our baseline numbers and a very impressive gain of 31 horsepower and 47 ft/lb of torque throughout the curve. This intake from BBK is an all-around performer, not only did we make some serious power but the chrome finish really improved our under the hood appearance as well and it didn’t cost us an arm and a leg in the process. So if you’re looking for a quality intake from a company that loves Mustangs just as much as we do, then you will really enjoy this cold air from BBK.

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what about puddles though? like even if the puddle cant reach the fenderwell where intake is what about if you run over a big puddle and water splashes up into the intake wont it suck it into the engine like would it hurt anything? or is that not enough water to really do any damage because i know that intake provides alot more suction


  • Wet weather driving is not an issue with this intake. I had this intake for two years, and unfortunatly drove during two seperate hurricanes. As long as your vehicle is equipped with the factory splash guards and fender well liner, this intake will not have a problem with water.


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I have a strut tower brace above engine. will this air intake fit without any alterations.????


  • yes this will fit with no modifications.


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filter does the filter come oiled or do i need to oil it?


  • It is oiled and ready to use straight out of the box. I would get a recharge kit from your part store to oil it when you clean it though.


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Overall Rating 4.6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 11, 2011

    Inexpensive and easy way to gain some extra power

    I think that the BBK Cold Air intake is probably the simplest and cheapest way to get a noticeable horsepower gain and improved throttle response for your stock 4.6 mustang. It really improves the overall look of the engine. It's also very easy to install with common tools. I'm no mechanic and my son and I handled it in a couple of hours without any problem at all. At first we forgot to install the rubber protector that goes around the hole in the plate that the pipe goes through and had to take it apart after it was all together. The rubber thing is necessary to eliminate vibration but isn't mentioned in the directions; it should be put in at the beginning. One surprise is that it makes a cool "wooshing" sound when the engine is turned off. My son (it's his car) really gets a kick out of that.


    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 West Milford, NJ

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  • 5/5

    March 09, 2010


    Great all around product feels less restricted when u hit the gas sucks in a lot of air sounds amazing makes you exhaust sound deeper. only down fall is it may bog a bit in heavy rain, humidity reaches the MAF sensore so u may need to buy a by pass vavle to be safe. AM is BOSS


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  • 5/5

    January 07, 2010

    BBK Cold Air Intake

    This Intake is amazing! Me and my friend put it on in an hour or so. I really like the sound it makes when i give it some gas. Its like I can hear my car breathing!!! The noticeable increase in horse power is sweet too. A must buy for all mustang owners!

    James B

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  • 5/5

    October 10, 2010


    im an 18 year old girl i know some stuff about cars but this was a simple easy to do upgrade on my own and i love it, the online instructions were a major help as well, LOVE IT (:


    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    March 03, 2010

    2000 GT

    Definitely worth the money! Very noticeable increase in throttle response and the exhaust sounds a little healthier too. As for performance, it is a noticeable increase, but i'm not sure exactly how much, because i can't hook up with my winter tires. Most definitely go with BBK- great quality intake with everything i needed (some of the cheaper intakes don't have all the pieces) Install was also very easy

    Joe W

    Year: 2000 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 04, 2011

    Looks sick sounds sick

    oh i liked pretty much everything about my bbk cold air intake made my bad boy sound meaner and gets a quicker response. Sweet!


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 03, 2010

    keepin it simple

    this was my first purchase from AM and the first upgrade to my stang. everything was simple and i honestly had 0 experience with car parts. the video for the install was awesome even tho it was geared more towards the V6 but it was a simple translation. the only thing i had to do was go to the nearest Auto Zone and get a piece of heater hose a bit wider than the one that came with the kit. and with a couple of hose clamps i was done. for a great price and a noticeable difference in sound i would recommend this product.


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  • 5/5

    December 12, 2010


    Def love this CAI..BBK did an amazing job..very easy to install i think it took me about a half i turn down the music just to hear it suck in air..i smile every time i drive it now and every tim i pop the hood, it looks pretty too!!!


    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2011

    Worth It

    Installation took 30 minutes only because i had to remove my old crappy non smog legal intake and the bolts were on there tight. You can really hear the air being sucked in and i notice a slight power gain. Keep in mind i already had a CAI but i only had to buy a new one to pass smog dam California haha. Looks clean & shines, power gains, sounds cool and ITS WORTH it for the money. I wanted the JLT but seem to expensive and my car is stock so i wouldn't benefit from a 4 inch width pipe. I also called AM support and they answered my questions regarding it being smog legal. Thanks AM.


    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 4/5

    March 01, 2008

    After installation test

    Installation one person job. Can be done with basic tools no floor jack needed . Install air filter under front side of car front inner fender shield near headlight and screw driver only needed or socket. Test showed more power lower end to about 4k RPM much better then stock unit with stock throttle body . Tested on 1996 GT 4.6L V8 with flowmasters cat back one hour to install time. One thing need instructions how to clean filiter none found. Would buy product again.


    Year: 1996 Model: GT

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