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JLT Performance Series 3 Cold Air Intake (05-09 GT)

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  • MPN# CAI3-FMG-05

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Features, Video & Details

  • Add up to 30 HP and 32 TQ With Optional Tune
  • 110mm MAF Housing
  • Reusable S&B Power Stack Air Filter
  • Easy Installation
  • Computer Tune Required - Why is a Tune Required?
  • Fits 2005 to 2009 GT and Bullitt Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I’m Justin from AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our detailed breakdown of the JLT Series 3 cold air intake system for the 2005-2009 Mustang GT. The first thing I notice when taking a look at this intake is the sheer size of everything, from the tube itself all the way down to that air filter, that’s going to be the big distinguishing factor with this intake versus some of its competitors. The series 3 features a massive 110mm MAF housing, which is one of the largest on the market today. This total combination is going to equate to more horsepower and torque at the rear wheels, and increase throttle response. The JLT features a 4.5” molded ABS plastic tube which is great at resisting engine bay heat especially when paired with that included heat shield. A nice thing about the series 3 is that it incorporates the MAF sensor housing right into the intake tube itself, eliminating the need for excess couplers or housings which can actually hurt your air flow. Due to the very large size of this JLT intake, running a performance tune is an absolute must, but before we go installing the intake and uploading our tune, we want to get a baseline number from our 06 GT back there just to see where we stand. With our baseline run out of the way we’re going to get to installing our intake which should only take us about an hour using standard hand tools. As I mentioned earlier, in order to properly run this JLT intake you will need a performance tune, we’re going to use our custom Bama tune which should really make the most out of our kit. This is going to do a couple of things for us, this is going to optimize our spark timing, adjust your variable cam timing, and get those air/fuel ratios right in the sweet spot. You’re also going to see improved throttle response as well. With our intake installed and our tune uploaded, let’s turn the rollers one more time and see how well the Series 3 performed on our GT. So our baseline run with our 2006 GT gave us 277 horsepower and 282 ft/lbs of torque. With our JLT installed, we put down 300 horsepower and 316 ft/lbs of torque making for a peak gain of 23 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 30 horsepower and 32 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The Series 3 from JLT is for the Mustang enthusiast with all out performance in mind, the price is very competitive with other cold air intake kits on the market today, especially when you factor in how well it performs. Of course the added need for a tune will factor in to the overall price in the long run, but if you’re looking to get the most out of your naturally aspirated or supercharged 3 valve 4.6 motor, then the Series 3 is definitely worth checking out.

More Usable Horsepower. With a JLT Performance Series 3 Cold Air Intake and a custom tune installed in your 2005 to 2009 GT you can expect to see average gains of 25 to 30 more horsepower and 21 ft-lb torque at the rear wheels. In addition to an increase in horsepower you will also see an impressive improvement in throttle response.

110mm MAF Housing. With a massive 110mm MAF housing "the largest available on the market" this JLT Cold Air Kit was specially designed for Mustangs making over 350 RWHP, but works just as well on a stock daily driver.

Money Saving Reusable Filter. This JLT cold air intake kit comes complete with a 4.5" x 9" high flow reusable S&B powerstack 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 Cold 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.

Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Application. This JLT Performance Series 3 Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on naturally aspirated 2005 to 2009 GT and Bullitt Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L V8 engine. Will also fit GT's equipped with a Saleen Supercharger.

Technical Note: The use of a SCT SF3/X3 PowerFlash or SCT LiveWire tuner is required to reprogram the vehicles computer for this Cold Air Intake.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Silicone Coupler
  • (1) Heat Shield
  • (1) 4.5x9 S&B powerstack air filter
  • (2) Clamps & all needed hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2005-2009 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: ABS Plastic Finish: Black
Manufacture: JLT Computer Tune Required: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Excellent Addition

This CAI is a very nice addition to my S281SC Saleen setup. The fit was perfect! Anyone that ownes a Saleen knows that finding parts that fit perfectly is hard to find. This application fits very nicely. ...

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5/5
Noticeable difference!!

Took a little less then 30 minutes to completely remove the factory air box and replace it with this cai. After installing I flashed the 93 octane tune and changed the tune to add this intake on it. There ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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can i drive twenty miles to my local exhaust shop without installing a tune I want to install thus CAI at home then drive to my local exhaust shop to have my x-pipe put on then tune the car with the bama tune will it be safe to drive the car less than twenty miles without the required tune

SammySosa

  • its completely safe you can drive a infinite miles. check engine will came on because there's more air flow incoming thought the mass air flow sensor so check engine will turn on after your tune check engine will turn off because maf sensor will be recalibrated

    carlos0698

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should I buy a throttle body If i Got the JLT series 3 and the tuner ? or the stock throttle works well ?

huss

  • The stock throttle body will work great with this intake. However in the addition to a new and larger throttle body you can expect to get more out of the system.

    Dita

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Hello, I am thinking of buying the JLT series 3 intake and have recently bought a diablosport tuner w the Bama tunes from AM a month or so ago. In order to properly install this I need a new tune, correct? How do I go about getting the new tune? Thanks for any info!

Ragtopman

  • Call American Muscle or Bama Tunes. They will direct you on how to move ahead with your tune. This is how I did it with my CAI and tuner.

    Eibach

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Will this CAI work with a BBK 62mm Throttle Body?

Yonners2112

  • Yes they will work together. You will also need a tune to make the most of this combination. It will be like the difference between night and day. Eeeeeeeehawwwww!!

    Eibach

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2007 Saleen tune vs. JLT & Bama tune Will I get a sustantial performance gain with the JLT series 3 and a Bama tune on my 2007 Saleen stock 4.6 3v 335hp. It has a Saleen tune 91oct or higher now. I believe that is the performance tune?

popcorn

  • The JLT and Bama tune makes sure that the ECU will have the engine run correctly and at it's best performance for your car.

    LMitchell

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Will this cai fit the Sr. Performance 62mm throttle body

Zeroashlee25

  • The JLT Performance Series 3 Cold Air Intake (05-09 GT) will be able to work directly with the SR Performance 62mm Twin Throttle Body (05-10 GT) item #56181 (www.americanmuscle.com/sr-62mm-throttle-body-0510gt.html).

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.64 4.6
  • Fit 4.32 4.3



  • 5/5

    October 03, 2016

    JLT Series 3

    Paired with a tune this is the best cold air intake out there for the 4.6L 3V Mustang. Better throttle response and acceleration plus increased low end torque and a little high end power. You will notice the difference.

    Bill

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 08, 2016

    Easy Install

    Took about 30 minutes to install and I was up and running. Very good upgrade for the cost!

    mcgyver420

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 19, 2013

    Makes a difference

    I bought my '08 with a flowmaster axleback system and no real performance mods. I bought the tuner about six months later - that made a huge difference. Six months after that, I added this air kit. I researched and in a number of spots, folks said it was the best one on the market, though I think with any plastic-tubed kit (not metal - metal conducts and holds heat), you'd see similar results. I purposely did things this way, because I wanted to see what the performance gains were separately from the tuner and the air kit. The tuner makes the biggest difference...by far. But, adding the air kit and retuning for it still gave me some additional HP...no dyno to prove it, but I can tell. Also, the car sounded great with just the exhaust, but the CAI added a lower, growlier note to it.

    08CS

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT NJ

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 24, 2012

    Noticeable difference!!

    Took a little less then 30 minutes to completely remove the factory air box and replace it with this cai. After installing I flashed the 93 octane tune and changed the tune to add this intake on it. There was definitely a difference in performance after installing it. Couldn't give exact numbers but throttle response is definitely increased! Also my gas mileage has increased 2.5mpg on highway which I drive 90 miles daily. It also adds a very nice appearance under the hood, everything mounts up perfectly. I would highly suggest this and a tune for some start up performance mods. Jlt makes a very durable intake and this has the biggest intake housing out of all the others. American muscle hasn't let me down! Thank you guys for the fast shipping and amazing customer support!

    StangTX

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Lubbock, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 07, 2012

    Expected more..

    This intake fits and looks fantastic. The performance gains however are less than expected on my daily driven 07 gt. I already had a muffler delete and tune, and did not see much of a gain with the intake and new tune. It does however give the exhaust a deeper note and sounds great at WOT.

    Cody0210

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Mobile, AL

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2012

    Excellent Addition

    This CAI is a very nice addition to my S281SC Saleen setup. The fit was perfect! Anyone that ownes a Saleen knows that finding parts that fit perfectly is hard to find. This application fits very nicely. It also matched my custom tune perfectly! I'm thrilled with the look and the function. American Muscle, I love your committment to quality and fitment. Pictures soon to come! Thanks!!

    Bighog

    Year: 2006 Submodel: Other Seattle, WA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2012

    a must need

    i have a 06 gt with bbk longtubes, o/r x pipe, pypes mid muffler, bbk throttle body, underdrives, frpp intake manifold, hotrod cams, 4.10 gears, and a steeda tri ax. i had a k&n cold air intake and they car had balls. i ran a new 5.0 and and he pulled a car me from a roll. i put on the new jlt 3 and a retune from bama and i walked two cars from the 5.0 from a roll. the power and throttle response is awespme and pulls great through red line. if ya want a intake pick this one. if ya already have one do youself a favor like i did and change to jlt.

    muscleman88

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 01, 2012

    NOTICEABLE POWER INCREASE

    I read the reviews already here and figured, "oh, what the heck" and went for it. However, I was not really expecting anything significant. The installation was easy. However, the bracket that connects to the throttle body does need to be just a bit tighter than 'hand tight' on the instructions or it will pop off. Just a turn more than 'hand tight' did the trick there. The rest was very simple. I will say that the hood struts I had bought earlier also helped, as I am 6'3", and having the hood up higher and no pole in my way makes working under the hood easy. Okay, back to the CAI. I have a DiabloSport Predator tuner for my 2009 GT Convertible. I selected the JTL CAI 93 Octane Tune, let the computers talk amongst themselves for 3-4 minutes to load the tune. I then started the car, and right away heard a new, throatier sound. Performance wise, the improvement far exceeded my expectations. It is as if I have a whole new car. From take off through 100MPH, I noticed much more response to the accelerator, as well as those nice bursts of speed. The only thing you need to be aware of, if you live n a cold climate, is that you just can't start and go if it is really cold out side. Just start the car and wait for a mere 20-30 seconds. You will hear the sudden change in the idle, and then you are all set. I called both JLT and DiabloSport, and they say this is normal for a CAI when it is really cold. Appearance is great. As others have said, it really changes how the engine compartment looks. A sort of 'I am gonna whoop you' statement! If you are sitting on the fence like I was, get off and just do it. You will not regret it.

    09GTVERT

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT MD

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 30, 2015

    Pretty good for the price..

    I had some trouble getting the rubber seal that goes over the throttle body over the plastic but besides that it wasn't to hard. I noticed a slight power gain but I also installed the BBK 62MM throttle body at the same time. I LOVE the fact the when my car gets to 3,200RPM's or so the engine just drops in sound and gets very deep and aggressive now it's almost as if the car just suddenly got very angry. I'd recommend this product, I always feel cold air intakes are a little to expensive for what they are and what they do but in the end it benefits air flow and increases power and best of all...deepens the sound of the engine.

    ThatStangGuy

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Tampa,FL

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 07, 2012

    Poor fit

    I bought this with the SCT package. I am happy with the purchase but mostly because of the tuner. The air intake itself leaves much to be desired. The fitting for the vacuum hose is loose and spins freely. When I try to tighten it it slips on the threads of the intake which means it's stripped, because it's just a hole in the plastic tube. The wire mesh of the filter rubs the ABS hard lines and I cannot adjust for it not to no matter what. A different style filter should fix this. The heat shield is a tight fit and the instructions tell you to just smash it between the hoses. Poor fit. I will give it a high rating for performance since it works fine as an air intake when used with the tuner. Overall it does what it's suppose to at a lower price but I would spend more for a higher quality part with better fit and finish if I could do it over again.

    sleepy06

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      This review is slightly surprising because we haven't had any similar fitment issues in the past. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can take a look at this issue in a bit more detail and get you taken care of right away!

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 05, 2012

    Massive intake!

    In my opinion best bang for your buck cai for the mustang definitely can here the motor getting the air it deserves now!

    Jbouton

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Savannah ga

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 31, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    This product is amazing. I would buy this again for any other vehicle that I buy. Easy install, it took no time at all and the power gains were definitely noticeable. Buy this with the Bama Tune

    mustanggt428

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Honolulu, Hi

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2012

    jlt surpasses the competition

    i previously had the jlt v2 on my car and it made a huge difference in performance. with the jlt 2 intake i made over 300/300 to the wheels with some other minor bolt ons and exhaust. when the jlt 3 came out i had to jump on it more air = more power. i put this bad boy on and made 10hp/tq more over the jlt v2. it pulls down low and into the top end and feels like it just never stops making power up to 6k rpms. this is by far the must have intake for the 3v's. it looks clean, installs clean and out performs everyone else!

    06silverbullet

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT california

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 08, 2011

    performance gain, but watch out for dealer fixes!

    I purchased the combination JLT Cold Air Intake and Bama Tuner. Installation was relatively easy and the performance enhancement noticeable right away. I am not sure that fuel economy was enhanced much, although instructions claim that it should be. I experienced problems though when I received check engine lights related to fuel air mixture that required me to take the car to the dealer. Once the dealer flashed the car's computer to put in a new fuel pump, the bama tuner was locked, and I had to completely uninstall the JLT intake to protect the car's engine. The instructions are woefully inadequate for lay users, who can experience problems when the car comes in for service. Now that I understand the product better, though, I am pleased with overall performance.

    shstar

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Malibu, CA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 07, 2011

    This thing rocks !!

    Awesome fit and look along with hugely noticeable hp/tq gains

    lawrencecar1

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Virginia

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 23, 2011

    Looks great....feels great!

    Awesome intake!! Took about 35 min to install an upload tune...fitnent is perfect an looks great! Matches the engine well! Performance gains were good an can definetly feel it...havent gotten to a dynoe yet tho hopefully the numbers are good!

    Jmegt

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Hawaii

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 09, 2013

    Average

    Great looking CAI, cant speak for the HP gains, haven not been able to dyno it yet. The Installation of this product is Horrible. Speaking for the shroud, its a horrible design, the installation was not the easiest, and i have installed plenty of CAI before. I had to squeeze the heat shield between hoses and lines and wires for it to fit right. the bolt supplied to attach the shield to the fan and radiator is not the right fit, had to use stock and that was too short but i made it work. the design of the air filter and the intake tube is not ideal due to it sloping down, its hard to get the filter in and out. im not sure if the hose intake plunge at the bottom is supposed to swivel but it makes me a little uneasy. the rubber sleeve could be a little wider in my opinion. other than that, the car mad a beautiful growl went i turned on the ignition, looks great! no leaks, and im looking forward to dyno, find out if i broke 350HP on my gt. i do recommend it to others.

    afelliott

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Puyallup, WA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 21, 2012

    Make sure to wear a diaper...

    I'll first address a few concerns. If you have an aftermarket throttle body, you've got NOTHING to worry about other than getting a new metal clamp. The rubber fitting for the throttle body fits right over my BBK, and I had a 2" clamp on hand, which I had to cut down originally as even that was too long. All you do is go to the plumbing section of your local hardware store, get a 1.5" or 2" hose clamp, and you're good. Second, this thing DOES gain over the JLT previously released. I've seen the dynos, and I just felt it. I'd highly recommend this and a tune from Bama, you will not regret it!

    aiminglow1

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Forest, VA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 22, 2012

    first mod!

    went in really easy, 93 bama race tune no complaints, inproved acceleration and sound!

    TOPHAT

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 13, 2012

    RWHP and RWTQ Gains with 93 Tune.

    Went from plus or minus 245RWHP and 245RWTQ to plus or minus 277RWHP and 297RWTQ after installing this JLT 3 with a 93 Race tune with an auto trans. Sence this is a JLT review I can say that I did before and after dyno pulls with and with out the jlt while the race tune was still onboard and got on average 12RWHP and only 8RWTQ numbers for just what the intake did. So I would say other high flow mods would better accept the incoming air making the JLT 3 that much more needed.

    Mustang2007GT

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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