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BBK Cold Air Intake; Blackout (96-04 GT)

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      Review & Installation 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.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Add up to 31 HP and 47 TQ With Optional Tune
      • Money Saving Reusable Filter
      • Black Wrinkle Coat Finish
      • Simple Installation
      • Fits 1996-2004 GT Mustangs


      Improves Horsepower. This BBK Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces your 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 their 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!

      Black Wrinkle Coat Finish. The BBK CAI not only improves your pony's horsepower and acceleration, but improves your Mustang's under hood appearance with an aggressive baked on black wrinkle powder coat finish.

      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. All parts and instructions are included.

      Application. This BBK Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 1996 to 2004 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation. Does not fit 2001 Bullitt Mustangs.

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

      MPN# 17185

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (25)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.2 out of 5 overall rating from 25 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • March 02, 2020

        5 2002 GT - Actionjackson7 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great intake!! Easy install!!

        I absolutely love BBK! They always deliver top of the line products. The blacked out bbk intake is easy to install and shouldn't take more than a few hours. Instantly noticed the difference when u drive.

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      • February 29, 2020

        5 2002 GT - Frankis575 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great product easy install

        Was packaged very nice, everything fit together properly, was very impressed with how much power it feels like it added

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      • June 04, 2019

        3 2004 GT - John Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good quality.

        Its nice quality, but its a pain to put the filter on from under the bumper. I ended up using a different middle pipe so the flow wasn’t constrained. It fits my 04 GT perfectly.

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      • May 13, 2019

        5 2001 GT - Glacier Installation Time: Afternoon

        BBK Blackout CAI

        So far an awesome product. Have not had any problems with this since I have bought it.

        Helpful (1)
      • May 02, 2019

        2 2001 GT - CalvinT Installation Time: Afternoon

        Black out Cold air intake

        It arrived the same time as my 78mm B.B.K. throttle body package did. I thought I was gonna jump for joy. Til I checked the content of the package of the Cold air intake. It did not come packed with a black rubber grommet to assemble the 2 pipes together around the mass air flow sensor unit. Assembled with out it it hisses and leaks. So a person could use a liquid Form a gasket material. But I chose to not alter the product and called American Muscle and ordered the missing Grommet. So I will need to wait to complete this install. Patiently of course.

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      • February 05, 2019

        5 2001 GT - GA Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Best cold air intake, nice whistle at high rpms....good product

        Helpful (2)
      • February 26, 2018

        5 2003 Mach 1 - Vicowae Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Very awesome product can’t wait to add the bbk intake manifold

        Helpful (5)
      • November 22, 2017

        4 2001 GT - Asis Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Looks and fits decent; long term not so well

        BBK sent me this before it hit retail and went on easy just like most of the other brands. However after 2 years the plastic covering the logo peeled off and doesn't look as good. Other than that it's holding up well.

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      • November 11, 2017

        4 1998 GT - Vaporeyezer Installation Time: Afternoon

        Huge Plumbing!!

        Product has great craftsmanship and all parts were organized separately. I really can't say enough about how this CAI allows my car to perform. ultra smooth and super responsive!! Thanks BBK!!

        Helpful (6)
      • June 27, 2017

        4 2001 GT - LapatrickT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great product

        Nice CAI...........................................

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      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Does the CAI tubing fit directly onto any size throttle body? I have a 73 mm and want to make sure before I buy it.

      What is the tubing made out of? (material)

      • The intake tube is made from aluminum.

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      2 things, 1 what's the diameter of the angled pipe that the filter goes onto please. Secondly you say the product doesn't come with a grommet or plug for the air temp sensor. It actually does come with a grommet and metal plug for this. It doesn't come with a rubber pipe for one of the breathers though.

      • The BBK Cold Air Intake utilizes a 3.5" diameter pipe.

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      Does it come with grommet to plug the hole for the air temp sensor since mine is in my maf sensor??

      • No, unfortunately, this intake would not come with a grommet to plug the additional hole and it would have to be purchased separately.

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      Does it come with grommet to plug the hole for the air temp sensor since mine is in my mat sensor??

      • Unfortunately, this intake would not come with a grommet to plug the hole for the air tempsensor and one would need to be purchased separately. 

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      3 More Questions
      Hey, I'm gonna be moving California and was wondering if this would pass the smog tests? 1 answer
      Is this Intake CA smog legal? 1 answer
      Does this cold are seal into the wheel-well/fender like the JLT? 2 answers

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      Hardware included:
      • (1) Intake Tube
      • (1) Reusable Air Filter
      • (1) 90 degree Cold Air Tube
      • (1) Fenderwell Mounting Plate
      • (3) Silicone Hoses
      • (1) Fenderwell Mounting Plate Rubber Trim
      • Hardware Kit

      Tech Specs

      Cold Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model: 1996-2004 GT
      Excludes 2001 Bullitt
      Filter Placement: Inside Fender
      Material: Steel Finish: Black Wrinkle Coat Finish
      Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 01
      • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

      Does not fit 2001 Bullitt Mustangs

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