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JLT Performance Next Generation Ram Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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  • MPN# RAI2-FMG-9604

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Features, Video & Details

  • Add up to 22 HP and 18 TQ with Optional Tune
  • Better Throttle Response
  • Reusable S&B High Flow Air Filter
  • Black Textured 4" ID, Roto Molded ABS Plastic
  • Easy Installation
  • No Tune Required
  • Fits 1996-2004 4.6L V8 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with, and I’m breaking down JLT’s Next Generation Ram air intake, fitting the 4.6L motor found in all 96-04 Mustang GTs. The first thing to point out is that the JLT ram air is going to be slightly different to other cold air intakes available today. That’s because cold air intakes place the filter in the inner fender well, whereas the JLT ram air utilizes a larger, 9” filter which resides in the engine bay itself, and that is isolated by this textured black ABS plastic heat shield. This intake earns its Ram air name thanks to its design. It forces the air entering the engine bay into the filter itself by capturing the air flow with the black heat shield. This is going to result in more horse power versus your stock air box. How much power exactly? Well, we’re going to find out in a minute but first let’s find out what’s included with the intake. The JLT comes with a textured black ABS plastic intake tube, an ABS plastic heat shield, a massive 4x9 power stack filter, and of course all the hardware and couplers needed for installation. We already grabbed the baseline run with our automatic 2000 GT behind me, so we’re going to get this installed and then do another run to see what kind of gains we can achieve. Getting the JLT installed is a job easy enough for any backyard mechanic to tackle, and should take you roughly an hour from start to finish using basic hand tools. Just so you know, running a performance tune with the JLT is not required, however, in order to get the most out of this intake, we’re going to upload our custom Bama tune, which is going to optimize our spark timings, get those air/fuel ratios right in the sweet spot, and really firm up the shifts here in our automatic. Now that we have the Ram air installed and our tune uploaded let’s turn the rollers one more time and see what the results are. Our baseline run with our automatic 2000 GT gave us 222 horsepower and 259 ft/lbs of torque, with the JLT/Bama combination, we were able to put down 234 horsepower and 277 ft/lbs of torque. Making for a peak gain of 12 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 22 horsepower and 18 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The Next Generation ram air intake from JLT is a low cost, no tune required that gave us some great results here on our 4.6. The best part is, the unique ram air design makes it a breeze to install, and it’s a nice alternative to other intakes available on the market today. Be sure to check it out right here at

More Usable Horsepower. With a JLT Performance "Next Generation" Ram Air Intake installed under the hood of your Mustang GT you can expect to see gains of up to 8-12 more horsepower at the rear wheels across the entire RPM range. In addition to an increase in horsepower you will also see an impressive improvement in throttle response.

Heat Shield Included. The JLT Performance Ram Air Intake includes a vacuum formed ABS plastic heat shield that not only looks great, but blocks out excessive under hood engine heat at low speed and idle that can rob you of power.

Money Saving Reusable Filter. JLT ram air intake kits come complete with a 4x9 high flow reusable S&B brand air filter. So that means there is no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Now you can just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Easy Installation. The JLT Performance "Next Generation" Ram Air Intake kit was designed to install with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for an easy 1 hour installation.

Application. This JLT Performance "Next Generation" Ram Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on the 1996 to 2004 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L V8 engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation.

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

What's in the Box
  • JLT plastic intake tube
  • Silicone reducer at throttle body
  • Silicone reducer at MAF
  • ABS Heat Shield
  • 4x9 S&B powerstack air filter
  • MAF adapter
  • MAF adapter gasket
  • HD Clamps & all needed hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 1996-2004 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: ABS Finish: Black Textured
Manufacture: JLT Performance Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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Happy customer!

Was looking for a replacement for my fenderwell JLT intake and i made the right decision!! JLT by far best in perfomance (IMO), install was around 1hr, tight fit but once you hit that key on, you can def ...

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Somewhat disappointed!

I didn't expect much of a performance gain, because I didn't do a tune,but I would've expected a better fit. The filter was too big, but I managed to get it squeezed in behind the headlight. However I ...

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Looking to know more about this intake would this intake be better then getting a cold air intake ? would I get better mpg ? more acceleration ? could I still install a throttle body with this installed ? could I still install an upper intake plenum with this installed ?


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  • The power is slightly less with this intake as opposed to a fender well intake, but it's easier to clean and yes you can absolutely add an aftermarket TB and plenum.


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Will the engine strut bar fit after installation? I'm referring to the engine compartment strut bar that spans from fender well to fender well, over the engine.


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  • Hey bud, I was wondering the exact same thing. I have a 2000 GT with a Steeda strut tower brace, and YES it does fit. Now granted I know your cobra is different, but it does fit with mine. Hope this helps.


will this fit an 02 saleen with a kenne bell 2.1L supercharger? I contacted JLT, and they discontinued that model in 5/12, they said some suppliers may still have some in stock


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  • I just received your message this morning about a ram air kit for an 02 Saleen S/C, unfortunately we do not have a kit for that year vehicle. If you have nay other questions please let me know! Thanks! Marissa Moore JLT Performance 757-335-1940


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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 3.692308 3.7
  • Fit 3.846154 3.8

  • 5/5

    July 11, 2016

    Happy customer!

    Was looking for a replacement for my fenderwell JLT intake and i made the right decision!! JLT by far best in perfomance (IMO), install was around 1hr, tight fit but once you hit that key on, you can def hear a difference, and can actually hear it sucking air in!! Would def reccommend. Thanks A/M!!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 24, 2013

    Somewhat disappointed!

    I didn't expect much of a performance gain, because I didn't do a tune,but I would've expected a better fit. The filter was too big, but I managed to get it squeezed in behind the headlight. However I cannot get the heat shield around the filter and screwed in. Other than that my car is working properly, and I can hear the sucking in the filter.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 15, 2013


    Good product looks great under the hood and very easy install installed at the same time as heads and cams so not sure how much horsepower it actually gave me alone. I do wish is had the rubber connecter for the 90mm maf. American muscle customer service is always top notch


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 25, 2012

    Great looking and good sound but I've had easier installs

    Hello all. This is my 3rd cold air intake I've owned and like the review states it's a great looking and great performing, but the wrong size coupling came with it so it made for an adventure to install. Once the one coupling which connects the tube to the MAF was on it was a piece of cake like all intakes, but wow I really wish the correct coupler came with it to connect these two parts.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Florida.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 31, 2012

    This product had great power throughout the rpm range

    I would definitely recommend this product. I have a sct tune what made a big difference. I got into my car and wow easily hitting second gear rubber. However the product was easy to install for anyway with basic knowledge.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Fargo,nd

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2015

    So much better then my old BBK fenderwell unit

    Awesome unit. Fit was a little tight around the edges. Took out my old BBK fenderwell unit (became a eyesore under the hood). Hooked this up with a accufab 75mm t/b and CandL intake plenum all at the same time. Huge difference. For those people wondering like I was, YES IT WILL FIT under a strut tower brace. I have the steeda strut tower brace which I wanted to keep. If you are looking to keep your stang N/A, you cannot go wrong with JLT.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Wichita, KS

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 15, 2015

    Jlt intake

    Overall money well spent but for 96 gt guys maybe the same for 96/98, it's a very tight fit it put the filter right at the back of the headlight nose panel and made it a little difficult to put together, just get another guy to help hold it down while you put it together and while tighten the hose clamps


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2013

    Great Product!

    The JLT ram air intake installed in approximately 45 minutes. The directions were clearly labeled and easy to follow. The inlet tube is much larger than stock and came with a good quality air filter. There was a noticeable "seat of the pants" improvement in acceleration with no negative change in gas mileage. This intake is a must for anyone considering adding a cold air intake.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Pearl Harbor, HI 96706, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 08, 2012

    2002 mustang

    This ram air was made very well, the only problem I had was the filter was a little to big had to shove it in there to make it fit but besides that it is a great cold air intake. Paired with a throttle body you can hear the intake sucking air. I recommend this to anyone!!


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Fort Worth, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 11, 2012

    Next Gen?

    I really wasn't sure about this purchase at first because its brand new. But it looks great,and it fits under my strut tower brace, although you will need two pieces of the hose to get both tubes attached to the intake. Car pulls through the rpms much smoother than it did with my K&N drop in, not much more of a power gain though.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT New Haven, CT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2013

    Problems with aftermarket throttle body

    So I was just looking to switch from my BBK cold air intake so that its easier to clean the filters every so often and this air intake will definitely be easier to do that with in my opinion. However, I have the aftermarket accufab 70mm throttle body and plenum combo kit from AM and I would say this intake does not go together well with that setup. I had to leave my old small filter in so that I could fit the heat shield around the filter. Otherwise, I could get my intake and filter to fit but it was to crammed for the shield. Also, I'm pretty sure this kit comes with the wrong sized couplings. Overall, its hard to say performance wise, its GTG probably because I didn't notice any loses and I noticed a little more aggression but I also upgraded my tune so its hard to say. Install was a pain.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT lincoln, NE

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 21, 2012

    Air Intake

    Easy to install...could not tell much on performance gain because we installed an exhaust and tuner at the same time.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2016

    works for me and was recommended.

    Built up motor with parts list from a well-known engine builder of the 2 valve 4.6 motor. Once I had all the parts I could see his logic, ran a 90mm lighting maf, so pretty much a 4 inch intake All the way, and necks down to the bbk 78mm or about 3" the smooth and shorter tubes on the ram air Style will make tuning maf air transfer functions easy, also keeps the air filter out of the water, an issue I have this far down south. note: to use the 90 mm ford lighting maf you will need a 4" to 4" coupler. The supplied coupler to the throttle body will fit, but will need to sit in very hot water for a while and is a fight, but it will fit.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 30, 2012

    This product is great when coupled with a tune

    I have an 01 GT. I will say I had trouble with getting the right horsepower. There was a lot of lag time in the acceleration response. I called AM and they said it was because I needed a tune to fully take advantage of HP the CAI has to offer. It did however change the sound of my exhaust to a throaty grunt with my Flow Master pipes. I guess that was my mistake not seeing it said heat shield. I was very dissatisfied with the heat shield not completely enclosing the air filter so as to suck in more cold air. If you can get past the heat shield and if you have tuning equipment I would recommend this product.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Sandy Springs, GA, USA

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