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BBK Cold Air Intake (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
      • Bright Chrome Finish
      • CARB EO Number: D-245-14
      • Fits 96-04 GT Mustangs


      Improves Horsepower. The BBK Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces your 1996-2004 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 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 pony'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 an overview of the installation process.

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

      MPN# 1718

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • December 17, 2019

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

        2001 BBK cold air intake.

        I have to say buying the BBK intake was a smart choice, I can feel the difference in the throttle, more response and a little better gas mileage. It also looks great with the new SR Performance Throttle Body Upper Intake Plenum, nice touch in the engine compartment. The price for the cold air intake was worth the investment, it's a must have item.

        Helpful (0)
      • December 11, 2019

        5 2003 GT - Buffstang Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great Starter Bolt-On

        Easy install, even if the instructions on the website aren't too specific. Can't verify the performance gain, but makes the engine bay look great. Also makes the car a bit more fun to drive, and the whistle that comes with it is really pleasing to the ears. Would recommend.

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      • December 06, 2019

        5 2001 GT - H398 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        BBK intake

        Couldn't be happier with the power gain and colder intake temperature. Big horsepower gain! Definitely recommend the throttle body with the intake

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      • November 26, 2019

        5 2003 GT - Oxfordgt Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Grate air intake

        Gr8 Intake good fit. Ads like 3 hp. You need to take off the whell liner to put the filter in

        Helpful (0)
      • October 21, 2019

        5 2003 GT - RichardG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great cold air intake

        Great construction had a few that were not as sturdy this one is definitely good construction would recommend

        Helpful (0)
      • October 15, 2019

        5 1999 GT - mustanglvr99 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Excellent product, very happy with my purchase

        Excellent I will buy it again, easy to install and reasonable gain on horse power

        Helpful (1)
      • September 02, 2019

        3 2000 GT - ArealCustomer Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        NICE, kind of

        Product has nice quality, You can feel the difference when you punch it. I would try the cheaper brand next time if I had to.

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      • August 13, 2019

        4 1997 GT - BigB11

        Great intake. Poor fitment.

        Hardest CAI to install. I’ve installed more than one in the past in under 10 minutes. This one took me probably two hours just fumbling around with the parts, trying to get everything match up and fit right. Should’ve came with a new gasket and hoses but oh well. Sounds great though. Gives deeper exhaust tone and can definitely hear it sucking in air and whistling almost throughout all RPMs which I enjoy.

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      • May 31, 2019

        5 1998 V6 - elpolloloco81 Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

        BBK Intake

        So far so good got this baby installed and I love it

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      • May 24, 2019

        5 2001 GT - Deepsea7676 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Amazing bbk part

        This product is not only beautiful but made a huge difference in performance. I would always recommend bbk to anyone

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      Questions & Answers (42 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      After Installation Is It Suppose To Make Noise? Bought It Installed It, Works Great But I've Been hearing A Whistling Noise Every time I Step on The Gas, It Doesn't Do It When In Park, But Only On Drive, and It Only Started Making That Noise After I Installed It, I Checked The Only Two Hoses That Are Connected To It And They Are Tight And Nothing Is Loose??? What Is It?

      • What you're hearing is perfectly normal. The whistling type sound you are hearing is the increased ammount of airflow being pulled through the filter. That's why you don't hear it at idle or low RPMs, but it is noticable at high RPM. The only time you hear it is when the engine is sucking air at high volumes. This is a good thing to hear since it means that your engine is getting the air it needs instead of suffocating and producing less horsepower. I personaly love hearing it at the top end of each gear!

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      what about puddles though? like even if the puddle cant reach the fenderwell where intake is what about if you run over a big puddle and water splashes up into the intake wont it suck it into the engine like would it hurt anything? or is that not enough water to really do any damage because i know that intake provides alot more suction

      • Wet weather driving is not an issue with this intake. I had this intake for two years, and unfortunatly drove during two seperate hurricanes. As long as your vehicle is equipped with the factory splash guards and fender well liner, this intake will not have a problem with water.

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      im leaning towards getting this intake but i wont this rust after after awhile and if you live in a area with rain the filter is inside the fenderwel which is low to the ground and can suck up the rain

      • I had this intake on my 2002 GT for three years in eastern north carolina and it began to rust. I switched to the Airaid kit and actually picked up three horsepower over the BBK as well as a higher quality filter and better construction.

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      What's the clicking noise? Just installed this and like the other guy hearing a whistling noise mine is more clicking. Double checked everything and all is tight and secure. Cant figure out where is coming from. Only happens when I'm giving her throttle. Fine at idle and fine just cruising. Almost sounds like something is rattling. IDK. Any idea would help. Thanks much!!

      • maybe the heat shield is rattling against the mount in the engine bay when you give it throttle the motor does move a little so the intake will move along with it. So maybe the heat shield is hitting the stock filter hole when you get on it.

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      Do you need a gasket to put between the maf and the rest of the pipe? I don’t see it in the picture, is it needed or you just put the bolts on

      • No gasket would be needed. It would be as shown in photo.

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      10 More Questions
      Will this fit a 302 with a gt40 intake that came off of a 1997 explorer 0 answer
      is this smog legal in California? 1 answer
      Hi! Air duct made of aluminum or steel? 1 answer
      Do you need a gasket to put between the maf and the rest of the pipe! I don’t see it in the picture, is it needed or you just put the bolts on 1 answer
      Does the filter come pre oiled? 1 answer
      Any noticeable gain with mpg for the gas tank?? 1 answer
      Will it fit 2001 BULLITT? 1 answer
      The picture of the hardware looks or at least depicts if there is a plug and grommet provided to use if your vehicle doesn't have the air temp that correct? 1 answer
      Will this fit a 70mm throttle body? Does it fit any size throttle body? 1 answer
      Will this CAI fit with a BBk after market throttle body. 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

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

      Tech Specs

      Cold Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model: 96-04 GT
      Excludes 01 Bullitt
      Filter Placement: Inside Fender
      Material: Steel Finish: Chrome
      Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No

      Will It Fit My Mustang

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

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