(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install a BBK Cold Air Intake on your 1999-2004 Mustang V6
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s cold air intake kit system fitting the 3.9 and 3.6L motor found in all 99-04 V6 Mustangs. BBK is one of the pioneers in late model EFI Mustang performance, and continues to make quality parts that aim to get more power out of your ride. The first thing I noticed when taking a closer look at this intake is that super bright chrome finish along with a splash of blue throughout the intake, which is typically a calling card of any BBK product. Alright, so we know it looks good, but how does it perform? Well, we’re going to find out in a minute but first let’s check out what’s included in the package. Of course you get the reusable filter and the bright chrome intake tubing, but you also get the fender mounting plate, these nice blue couplers, and all the hardware necessary for installation. I can tell you that this kit from BBK will allow more air into your engine, by replacing that ultra restrictive factory airbox with this 3 inch durable tubing, and that high flow intake filter which sits right in the fender well, allowing for maximum cool air which will equate to more power. In order to find out what are gains will be using this intake, we need to grab a quick baseline number first, on our 2000 V6 behind me, and then get to work installing the BBK. Getting the BBK bolted up to your ride is a very straightforward task that should take you roughly an hour from start to finish using standard hand tools. You will need to grab your factory MAF sensor and transfer it over to your new BBK, but other than that, everything’s completely plug and play. I will say in order to run this cold air intake from BBK you do not need a performance tune, however we’re going to upload one of our custom Bama tunes which should really maximize our setup. This is going to optimize our spark timing, adjust our air/fuel ratio, and firm up the shifts on our automatic. With our intake installed and our tune uploaded, we’re going to do one more pull on the dyno, and see what our gains our versus our baseline numbers. For our baseline run with our automatic 2000 V6, gave us 156 horsepower and 192 ft/lbs of torque, with our BBK installed, we were able to put down 170 horsepower and 203 ft/lbs of torque, making a peak gain of 14 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 16 horsepower and 16 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The BBK’s flashy chrome finish, decent power gains, and reasonable price, make it an excellent choice for any New Edge Mustang out there and a great entry level power mod. Be sure to check it out right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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June 05, 2019
This intake sounds nice and looks good only issue was that i has to cut part of the engine bay to be able to fin the filter but other than that it is easy plug in. i love it though.Helpful (0)
April 26, 2019
Bbk Cold air
Little difficult to install, but I did it in under an hour. Looks great under my hood and I've gained power!Helpful (0)
April 26, 2019
Love this CAI. Can tell big difference in performance. Would recommend for any 2004 V6 Mustang.Helpful (1)
April 09, 2019
Looks and feels great first of many to come cant go wrong with bbkHelpful (0)
March 31, 2019
Very pleased with the intake install was easy but was a two person job. Looks great under the hood and gave a noticeable horsepower increase even without a tuneHelpful (0)
February 19, 2019
Excellent intake, performs well and looks good under the hood. If you have a throttle body spacer, you will need to take some of the metal off the longer piece that connect the throttle body to the MAF. I used a metal saw and got it to fit no problem.Helpful (2)
December 25, 2018
Pretty straight forward
It took maybe and hour...the air filter is bigger than the hole in the engine bay so you'll need 2 people to put it in or you'll have to remove the fender also came with no instructions (glad I have 2 of these cars and my other already had one put in) but adds a nice whistle when hitting the gas and I think I fell the gains from it.Helpful (3)
November 09, 2018
Great quality product!
Got my BBK Cold Air Induction system about 2 weeks ago and love it! I’ve noticed a gain in horsepower and I can tell the engine is breathing better overall. I’m very happy with my purchase and definitely recommend it as a great add on mod.Helpful (3)
October 12, 2018
Great part to have
Great to have and I could tell a difference in performance and sound. Was worth every penny.Helpful (3)
September 21, 2018
This intake give my car a lot of power. I love it. Thank you AmericanMuscle.Helpful (2)
i live in california.i saw it will pass smog but does it have the number stamped on it or a sticker for it showing it is 50-state smog legal plz let me know looking to order asap
Hello! Yes this Cold Air Intake will come with a CARB sticker so that you can pass smog!
Will it pass a smog check in California? Meaning is this CARB approved?
This BBK Cold Air Intake is CARB approved under EO Number: D-245-14.
hi i just got the bbk cold air intake and i was wondering if i could get a little recommendation on where to put the carb sticker and wont lose it any answer would be great thanks in advance.
It is best to place the CARB Certification sticker somewhere where it can be clearly visible to the CARB number can be clearly identified when you take it in for Smog Inspection. Generally we see people put them on the intake tube.
On average how much HP and TQ will be increased by this intake?
About 16 to 20 without a tune. Idk on the tq
I have not purchased this item yet because I noticed on the BBK Blackout cold air intake it said in the description "NO Computer Re-Tune Required ", does this apply as the same for the Chrome BBK Cold Air intake? Thank you
We offer several tuners that can be used with this intake which can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/99-04-mustang-chips-tuners.html.
If you did not receive a CARB sticker with your purchase, we ask that you speak directly with our Contact Center via phone, chat or email to take care of this.
The filter is just held on by a band clamp which will come off and on very easily to clean.
We would advise to reach out directly to BBK in this case as we do not source this piece ourselves at this point in time.
The BBK Cold Air Intake and the blackout BBK intake will be the same, just the finish on them will be different.
The BBK Cold Air Intake's HP/TQ gains without a tune will vary depending on a number of different factors but should produce at least 10 extra HP.
Hello! Yes this will come oiled!
Hello! The BBK Cold Air Intake does not require replacement of the filter. However, you will need to clean it regularly for optimum performance.
Hi,we will need more info about your build to help you with your question about a throttle body to use with this BBK Cold Air Intake please feel free to give us a call or send us a email so we can help you with your question. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html
You can definitely use the stock MAF. I have the stock MAF attached to the BBK CAI and it works perfectly for me. No problems with the install. Just make sure you use the stock MAF gasket.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Year/Model:||99-04 3.8 & 3.9 V6||Filter Placement:||Inside Fender|
|Manufacture:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|