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BBK Cold Air Intake (96-98 Cobra, 2001 Bullitt)

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Features & Details

  • Improves Horsepower and Acceleration.
  • Money Saving Reusable Filter.
  • Bright Chrome Finish.
  • Simple Installation.
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-14
  • Fits 96-98 SVT Cobra & 01 Bullitt Mustangs.
  • No Tune Required
Improves Horsepower. The BBK Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces your 1996-1998 Cobra or 2001 Bullitt Mustang's 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 Cobra's or Bullitt'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 a basic overview of the installation process.
What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (4) Four Bolts
  • (2) Two Screws
  • (4) Four Nuts
  • (1) One Plastic Elbow
  • (1) One Small Grommet
  • (1) One Large Grommet
  • (2) Two Grommet Studs
  • (4) Four Hose Clamps
  • (1) One Rubber Hose
  • (2) Two Rubber Hose Connectors
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 96-98 Cobra, 01 Bullitt Filter Placement: Inside Fender
Material: Steel Finish: Chrome
Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No

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Overall Rating 4.2

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

  • Performance Gain 3.5 3.5
  • Fit 4.125 4.1

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 29, 2017

    Runs Hot but...

    Not an easy install. Wheel off. Fender valance off. Engine framework is tight. AM's time for install is for NASCAR pros, not the rest of the world. But once in, there is a noticeable increase in power; especially 3rd gear- anything over 3600 RPM pushes you back into your seat. Great sound. Will update after Bama Tune...


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 24, 2017

    Makes the engine look way better

    Yeah, the instructions if any suck. But nothing a cold 6 pack and a Saturday afternoon can't fix. Also for the price I expected at least a decal but not even that. Oh well still looks nice installed .


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 11, 2017

    96 cobra.

    I love it. It fixed what the previous owner jumbled together, and I love the fact I can here it sucking in the air.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 04, 2017


    Great cold air intake, easy install and looks great!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 10, 2017

    Love the product but very difficult to install

    Love the product but it was very difficult to install an omg those instructions was no help either. But once I figured it out I love the look


    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (4)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 06, 2017

    Looks very nice.

    The cold air intake looks so much cooler than the stock nasty black rubber intake tube. It was the single thing that made engine look cooler.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (4)

  • 1/5

    December 10, 2016

    Chrome flaker

    I love the set up only problem is the chrome is peeling off after only a year and a half...BBK...can you help me on this..been trying for along time to get it replaced..


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (3)

  • 3/5

    August 25, 2016

    Great cold air intake! Horrible instructions!

    The cold air intake is great! But theres one main reason why im giving this 3 stars and thats because the instructions to the bbk cold air intake are horrible! It was difficult for me to figure it out espically since there isnt a video on how to install the bbk intake to a 2001 bullitt but other then that i ended up figuring it out and it took me 3 hours to install.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

    Helpful (4)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 20, 2012

    Poor instructions

    The instructions for this were horrible.. Very little information and no pictures. To make matters worse, I had an aftermarket intake on the car so I had to purchase a few original parts for it to work. For the money I paid for this I would think they could at least write some decent instructions for it.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra La Porte City, Ia

    Helpful (3)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Unfortunately, sometimes the manufacturer instructions aren't the best as you have experienced. Please feel free to write up an installation guide and submit it to us! Check out the requirements and information here: if you are interested in some extra cash for more fun parts for your Stang!

      Lisa, Customer Care

  • 5/5

    June 10, 2011

    hott intake

    this is a great intake, the shinny chrome plating looks good, but compaired to a JLT and KN. this thing gets hot!! im suprised its not glowing red after you drive it. it may not make a huge difference, but the JLT and KN will suck in much colder air.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    May 10, 2011

    bbk intake

    Harder to install than you might think for being a bolt on product. Very tight fit and things have to be assembled in the right order to fit. The chrome trim piece at the fenderwell does not fit well but so far it doesn't rattle. It doesn't seem to have any increase in tube diameter so any inflow improvement must come from the filter. After getting the factory filter cover off I realized that i already had a K&N filter on it. I don't anticipate any performance gain but it looks way better than black plastic,


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    June 09, 2010


    Easy install, looks great...another product that does what is's supposed to. AM is the sh#t.

    Chuck M

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    April 15, 2010

    97 cobra

    Great product, can feel a difference, and looks great under the hood. On hard accelleration, there is a nice whistle too it (normal). Install was simple, it is VERY snug under the strut tower brace, on some bumps, it knocked the brace and dinged the chrome, but whatever. I eventually took a dremel to part of the strut tower brace that i saw was actually digging into the CAI (NOT the actual brace tube and put rubber hose around the brace where it knocked, now it is safe from harm...It is worth the work, as many kits require you to remove the brace.


    Year: 1997

    Helpful (10)

  • 5/5

    January 19, 2010


    This intake was a great choice for my mustang it gave it a little louder sound when accelerating fast and it also gave it more power. I would give this intake an 8 out of 10. It was a tight fit under the strut bar but it does fit.

    Ben's 97 Cobra

    Helpful (8)

  • 5/5

    October 30, 2009




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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2009

    Nice product!

    Install was not as difficult as the other reviewer described, I was able to just turn the wheel, peel back the wheel well liner and clamp on the filter. The fit is tight under the strut brace, but it does fit, which is the main reason i chose this one over the JLT. Fit is Finish is great and i dont regret this purchase at all. Performance is A+ as well.


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  • 5/5

    April 25, 2009

    not as easy as they say it is

    I found the instalation to be kind of difficult im not much of a car guy but my good friend is so i took it to him. He just couldnt believe the trouble putting in first of all i have a 97 svt cobra convertible . first of all my car had a crossbar running across the engine so we had to loose that enough to get it to give a little. The second problem we ran into was installing the air filter under the front quarter panel therw was no way to fit it in through the top so we had to remove all of the wheel whell inside panels boy what a pain in the you know what to get to that to clean the filter luckily i dont drive the car that much so it should last a long time before i will have to get to it again.. Im not giving it a bad review because i lovve the product and it works awesome amercan muscle is a great company to deal with very trustworthy and knowligable the chrome pipes make a great bling addition too all im saying is that if you have a 97 cobra like mine just plan on allowing a little extra instalation process because there was alot more involved than it should be. thanks to my friend mark he is very patient and knowledgable and got it installed and it looks great and i would recommend it to a friend . thanks again oh and one more thing the bolts that come with it could be a little longer we ended up running to the hardware store and purchasing a little bit longer ones just for peace of mind chrome ones to so it doesnt ruin the appearance thanks again and good luck

    Ed Coffman

    Year: 1997

    Helpful (9)

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