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SR Performance Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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  • Increased Horsepower and Throttle Response
  • Reusable High Flow Air Filter
  • Polished Aluminum Finish
  • Simple Installation
  • Fits 1996-2004 GT Mustangs, Excludes 01 Bullitt
Improves Horsepower. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces the factory air box and restrictive paper filter element in your 1996-2004 4.6 GT mustang with a high flow filter assembly for a noticeable increase in horsepower and throttle response while filtering out destructive power robbing dust particles. This CAI pulls cooler denser air from inside the inner fender well to make more power that you can feel.

Reusable Filter. Included in this kit is a High Flow reusable air filter. 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!

Polished Finish. A SR Performance Cold Air Intake not only improves horsepower and acceleration, but it also improves your Mustang's under hood appearance with a striking polished aluminum finish. Now you can have the best of both worlds, performance and style.

Simple Install. SR Performance Cold Air Intake kits are relatively easy to install with basic hand tools. No extra modifications are required for the installation. See the video on the installation tab for an overview of the installation process.

Application. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake is specifically designed for the 1996-2004 GT Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L V8 engine. It is not compatible with the 2001 Bullitt.

Please Note. The MAF housing and sensor is not included with the SR Performance Cold Air Intake.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) 3" Straight Through Coupler
  • (1) 3.5" - 3" Step Down Coupler
  • (3) 65mm - 89mm Hose Clamp
  • (2) 78mm - 101mm Clamp
  • (1) Gasket
  • (2) Anchor
  • (6) Nylon Lock Nut
  • (6) 1" Bolt
  • (6) Small Washer
  • (2) Large Washer
  • (1) 4" Hose
  • (1) Fender Shield
  • (1) Cone Filter w/ Open End
  • (1) 3.5" Pipe
  • (1) 3" Pipe
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 96-04 GT Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Aluminium Finish: Polished
Manufacture: N/A Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Does not fit 2001 Bullitt

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i put it in my 96' gt it didn't really align. after an hour off messing with it i got it to align. over all great product. deeper sounding, looks great.

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Good product

Overall I am happy with the intake. Installation was a little tight around the strut tower brace but fairly simple. I needed to get a couple hose clamps and a section of hose($5 extra) and air cleaner ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

Hey Justin from here, taking a closer look at these very budget friendly intakes from SR Performance, available in black or polished fitting all 96-04 Mustang GTs. This kit completely replaces the power robbing factory airbox in your GT with everything you see here, including a reusable high flow intake filter, heat shield, lightweight aluminum 2 piece intake shield in that polished black finish, and all the couplers and hardware needed for the install. If you didn’t know, cooler, denser air results in more horsepower, so with that in mind, this intake puts the filter right in the fender well, allowing for maximum cool air, especially when paired with that heat shield, that should prevent any hot engine bay air from entering the intake. Ok so we all want to know just how much power this intake is going to make, but in order to do so we do need to grab a quick baseline run from our automatic 2000 GT behind me, and then get to work installing this SR Performance intake. Removing the stock airbox and installing the new SR Performance intake is a pretty straightforward task that should only take you about an hour using basic hand tools. Keep in mind you will need to transfer the mass air housing and sensor to the new intake, because the SR Performance intake does not come with either. Even though the SR Performance intake does not require a tune, we are going to upload one of our custom 93 octane Bama tunes, in hopes of seeing some sizeable gains with this setup. This tune is going to optimize our spark timing, perfect our air/fuel ratios, and as a result we should be looking at some drastically improved throttle response. And for our automatic here we’re looking for increased shift firmness, in addition to adjustable shift points. Alright, with our intake bolted up and our tune loaded, we’re going to fire up our GT one more time and see how we do. So our baseline run with our automatic 2000 GT gave us 222 horsepower, and 260 ft/lbs of torque. With our cold air intake and bama combination, we put down 249 horsepower and 295 ft/lbs of torque, making for a peak gain of 27 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 35 horsepower and 54 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. Not only do we pick up more horsepower and torque using this setup, but we also improved our under the hood appearance as well, so even though this intake doesn’t have a big brand name attached to it, it certainly held up its end of the bargain, and delivered some nice gains for a price that’s very hard to beat. So be sure to check out an SR Performance cold air intake for your 4.6 right here at

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90mm Lightning MAF Will this work with the 90mm Lightning MAF sensor? Or Will I have to modify?


  • Yes, it should work. The step down coupler is 3.5" on the MAF end (88.9 mm) so it should fit over just fine.


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What do you clean the high flow filter with (SR Cold Air Intake) Also is it quicker to take inner wheel well out to clean it


  • A K&N filter cleaning kit.


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Would the SR Performance CAI be able to fit right onto a BBK 78mm Throttle body? This one --->


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Overall Rating 4.6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2012

    Good product

    Overall I am happy with the intake. Installation was a little tight around the strut tower brace but fairly simple. I needed to get a couple hose clamps and a section of hose($5 extra) and air cleaner was a little small. I would recommend this to anybody. Cost is much better then the big name companies with the same gains.


    Year: 1998 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Minnesota

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  • 3/5

    August 12, 2011

    Its ok

    Pretty nice quality for the price. One of the smaller tubes that comes of the main pipe sits too close to the oil fill, almost touches it. Kind of a design flaw if u ask me. Fenderwell blockoff plate attaches goofy also. I needed this to fit a bigger throttle body later. No "seat of the pants" difference in performance. Definitely style over substance.


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    September 14, 2009


    i put it in my 96' gt it didn't really align. after an hour off messing with it i got it to align. over all great product. deeper sounding, looks great.


    Year: 1996 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 15, 2010

    Great cold air!

    I LOVE this cold air intake, its the exact thing you get when you spend 100-300 on a JLT, K&N, or BBK. I love this one so much because of the price, don't sit around and look at other intakes and think your better off with the more expensive one, or the name brands. this intake is GREAT. it was fairly simple to install, took me about 20 minutes if even that. one note though: if you have a v8 and your buying this, then your going to need some sort of a plug to fit into the hole that they use for the v6. other than that, great job American Muscle. had it about 4 days after I ordered it. First mod to my 2002 Ford Mustang GT, and certainly won't be the last!


    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    January 30, 2009

    WOW - Great Quality & Price!

    I have looked at many other CAI kits for my 1999 GT at 3x the price, but when this one arrived I was really impressed! The polished tubes look great and the performance boost when combined with the intake spacer I bought at the same time suprised me. I would like to make a couple of installation suggestions though: (1) When installing the CAI kit its very hard to re-install the intake air temperature sensor into the rubber grommet on the new polished tubing - it will go a lot easier if you put a VERY small amount of lubricant on both the inside of the grommet and the outside of the sensor collar (BE CAREFUL TO KEEP THE SENSOR CLEAN). (2) Installation instructions say to put the air filter on through the bottom of the fender after you have put everything else together, because its too big to fit through the inner fender opening - NOT TRUE. You would have to remove the inner fender to do this - I found it was easier to assemble all the pieces of the lower tube (mass air sensor, polished tube, fender mount and air filter) and carefully snake them through the inner fender opening, and YES IT DOES FIT! Keep all your connections loose (including all the clamps) until you get everything lined up right, then tighten everything up STARTING with the fender mount bolts and you are done. ALSO - on the installation instructions for the intake spacer they say not to disconnect the EGR (exhaust gas recirculator) and to have a friend just lift up on the entire throttle body assembly and slide the spacer under it... ITS NOT GOING TO WORK! The rigid tubing attached to the EGR is much too stiff to get this procedure to work, even with help. You are better off if you just disconnect the EGR by first loosening the large compression fitting holding the rigid tubing to the EGR, then removing the two bolts holding the EGR to the plenum (careful with the gasket, save it to put back later). Personally, I removed the entire plenum and throttle body assembly and gave it a good cleaning with a spray carb & choke cleaner (you will be surprised on how much oil and dirt is in there) before I reinstalled the assembly with the new intake spacer. The intake spacer installation photos also show the entire IAC (Idle Air Control) being un-bolted and removed. YOU DONT NEED TO DO THIS - just carefully pull the rubber hose off it instead. Well, I hope my installation tips help you - you are really gonna love what these parts do for your GTs performance!

    Gary D.

    Year: 1999 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 30, 2010

    Incredible Perfomance Mod

    installed this on my 03GT, improved the sound of the car, more throaty and a little deeper, the CAI is a great mod for acceleration and highend horsepower but if you are looking for blow away performance, hook it up to a 75mm throttle body and plenum, nothin beats hearing all that cold air suck up through the fender at the redline, just make sure to plug the hole made for the V6 sensor GT's dont have, once again thanks American Muscle for unbeatable performance, to keep us ford boys ahead of all them pesky chevys


    Year: 2003 Model: GT

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  • 4/5

    April 22, 2011

    2004 GT CAI

    Overall, a very good value for the price. The product is better constructed than those you will find on ebay for $60, and you know it comes with all necessary parts for installation. Installation was easy, and the filter can be put in from the top, never mind going in through the fender well. Took me about 30 minutes, and a 15 of those were spent trying to get the lower pipe in place. Keep everything loose and do it this way if you're doing it by yourself, a second set of hands would decrease the struggle and allow installation through the fender. I was a bit irritated that it didn't come with a 5 cent rubber stopper or metal plug in case you don't have the IAT on your car. This would be the only improvement I would suggest. As the kit sits, it is essentially not complete for later 4.6 GT's. Using a rubber stopper is probably the best way to plug this, a little super glue to hold it in place. I would recommend the kit over more expensive kits, because it really is all you need. Spending more money would be for all looks.


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    July 26, 2010

    $$ saver

    I installed this intake with in 20 minuts its only problem was with the small air sensor i had to drill out a the hole a lil biger on the rubber insert but mannn can you say money saver it showed just in the first week way better MPG i gain about 4 or 5 more MPG and when you opned her up it kicks and you can hear the TURBO like sound of air being sucked .. BEST BANG FOR YOUR MUASTNG BUCK.. great job guys and girls at AM i cant wait for my motor mounts and exhaust system to come in ...

    Alex djprock

    Helpful (33) (10)

  • 5/5

    June 17, 2010

    great price, works well

    i bought this CAI because it was so cheap, and the reviews were good. absolutely worth it. it was an easy project, all went together with no problem. and it works great. deepened my exhaust and gives more power. AM had that and my clutch kit at the door in no time.


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  • 5/5

    July 17, 2010


    Great product, install wasn't too bad, noticeable throttle response improvement, definitely recommend!!


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