(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install a BBK Cold Air Intake on your 1996-2004 Mustang GT
Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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.
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December 17, 2019
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
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.Helpful (0)
December 06, 2019
Couldn't be happier with the power gain and colder intake temperature. Big horsepower gain! Definitely recommend the throttle body with the intakeHelpful (0)
November 26, 2019
Grate air intake
Gr8 Intake good fit. Ads like 3 hp. You need to take off the whell liner to put the filter inHelpful (0)
October 21, 2019
Great cold air intake
Great construction had a few that were not as sturdy this one is definitely good construction would recommendHelpful (0)
October 15, 2019
Excellent product, very happy with my purchase
Excellent I will buy it again, easy to install and reasonable gain on horse powerHelpful (1)
September 02, 2019
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.Helpful (0)
August 13, 2019
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.Helpful (0)
May 31, 2019
So far so good got this baby installed and I love itHelpful (0)
May 24, 2019
Amazing bbk part
This product is not only beautiful but made a huge difference in performance. I would always recommend bbk to anyoneHelpful (0)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is CARB/smog legal in California.
This would be aluminum.
No gasket would be needed for installation. It would be as shown in the photo.
Thank you for your question! The included filter with come pre-oiled.
Unfortunately there is not as cold air intakes are designed more for performance than fuel economy. You'll definitely see good performance gains when combined with a tune, but mpg will more than likely stay the same or go down slightly.
Yes, this cold air intake will fit an 01 Bullitt.
The BBK Cold Air Intake will include a plug for the Intake Air Temperature sensor for Mustangs where the Intake Air Temperature is integrated into the MAF.
Yes, this BBK Cold Air Intake will fit any size aftermarket throttle body, you just may need a larger coupler.
Yes, this BBK Cold Air Intake will fit with a BBK throttle body.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Year/Model:||96-04 GT |
Excludes 01 Bullitt
|Filter Placement:||Inside Fender|
|Manufacture:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|