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BBK Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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  • 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

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install 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.

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

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
Installation Info
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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im an 18 year old girl i know some stuff about cars but this was a simple easy to do upgrade on my own and i love it, the online instructions were a major help as well, LOVE IT (:

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BBK Cold Air Intake

This Intake is amazing! Me and my friend put it on in an hour or so. I really like the sound it makes when i give it some gas. Its like I can hear my car breathing!!! The noticeable increase in horse power ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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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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Would like to Know if this product is California Legal ,I have a cold air system on it know , But I Don"t have the smog sticker , And they would not smog my Veh.


  • This BBK Cold Air Intake has been tested and approved by the California air resource board meaning it is legal for use upon highway in the state of California. CARB OE: D-245-14


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I don't know if the sticker came off but it is nowhere to be found and I can't get my smog check without this. How do I get a new sticker?


  • You would be able to get the Carb number from our site (CARB EO Number: D-245-14) however as far as the sticker this you would need to reach out to us or the manufacture for the sticker.


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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.252252 4.3
  • Fit 4.414414 4.4

  • 5/5

    October 10, 2010


    im an 18 year old girl i know some stuff about cars but this was a simple easy to do upgrade on my own and i love it, the online instructions were a major help as well, LOVE IT (:


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  • 5/5

    January 07, 2010

    BBK Cold Air Intake

    This Intake is amazing! Me and my friend put it on in an hour or so. I really like the sound it makes when i give it some gas. Its like I can hear my car breathing!!! The noticeable increase in horse power is sweet too. A must buy for all mustang owners!

    James B

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  • 5/5

    March 03, 2010

    2000 GT

    Definitely worth the money! Very noticeable increase in throttle response and the exhaust sounds a little healthier too. As for performance, it is a noticeable increase, but i'm not sure exactly how much, because i can't hook up with my winter tires. Most definitely go with BBK- great quality intake with everything i needed (some of the cheaper intakes don't have all the pieces) Install was also very easy

    Joe W

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 03, 2010

    keepin it simple

    this was my first purchase from AM and the first upgrade to my stang. everything was simple and i honestly had 0 experience with car parts. the video for the install was awesome even tho it was geared more towards the V6 but it was a simple translation. the only thing i had to do was go to the nearest Auto Zone and get a piece of heater hose a bit wider than the one that came with the kit. and with a couple of hose clamps i was done. for a great price and a noticeable difference in sound i would recommend this product.


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  • 5/5

    December 12, 2010


    Def love this CAI..BBK did an amazing job..very easy to install i think it took me about a half i turn down the music just to hear it suck in air..i smile every time i drive it now and every tim i pop the hood, it looks pretty too!!!


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  • 4/5

    March 01, 2008

    After installation test

    Installation one person job. Can be done with basic tools no floor jack needed . Install air filter under front side of car front inner fender shield near headlight and screw driver only needed or socket. Test showed more power lower end to about 4k RPM much better then stock unit with stock throttle body . Tested on 1996 GT 4.6L V8 with flowmasters cat back one hour to install time. One thing need instructions how to clean filiter none found. Would buy product again.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2011

    Worth It

    Installation took 30 minutes only because i had to remove my old crappy non smog legal intake and the bolts were on there tight. You can really hear the air being sucked in and i notice a slight power gain. Keep in mind i already had a CAI but i only had to buy a new one to pass smog dam California haha. Looks clean & shines, power gains, sounds cool and ITS WORTH it for the money. I wanted the JLT but seem to expensive and my car is stock so i wouldn't benefit from a 4 inch width pipe. I also called AM support and they answered my questions regarding it being smog legal. Thanks AM.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 27, 2012

    Awesome Product

    Thought the BBK cold air was a bad choice at first due to my lack in ability to read the fine print at the bottom of the instructions that states the filter must come up through the fender in order to fit, can't just go through the engine bay. After reading the instructions instead of trying to outsmart it the cold air was on in no time. Took about 30 minutes if you know what your doing. Started it up and it sure seemed to make a different exhaust tone, nice and deep. I would recommend purchasing an oil recharge/cleaning kit to ensure true cold air. Thanks AM for another great purchase


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Brighton, CO

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  • 5/5

    May 04, 2011

    Looks sick sounds sick

    oh i liked pretty much everything about my bbk cold air intake made my bad boy sound meaner and gets a quicker response. Sweet!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    March 26, 2011

    Not worth it

    This product is a hassle. The rubber tubing they provide is not the correct size for th Mustang, just the CAI. So I had to spend time reassembling and going out and purchasing a new hose. (5/8 in). Then I assemble everything and get to the filter. After 45 min of man handling the filter I can not get a proper fit. So I've spent half a da trying to get this Cold Air intake on, and just gave up due to the cuts on my hand starting to burn from trying to apply the filter in the fender. Go with a diffrent product save time and blood even if it means you spend more. I will continue my efforts tomorrow. It's now the end of the day, I've used gas time and more effort than should ever be needed to install 2 pipes and a filter.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 17, 2007

    03 Mustang GT

    This intake seems to really help my car out. I have noticed that it keeps my engine at a cooler constant temperature, and its makes my car perform A LOT better! It\'s an easy install, took about 20-30 minutes, and I didn\'t even have to take the fender off to mount the air filter, I just lifted the car up on jack stands. GREAT BUY!

    Alan Yates

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 22, 2012

    Listen to that whistle

    I did not feel as much of a gain as I had hoped for but still felt it. I do however, see the difference with fuel mileage. It is nice saving a couple bucks at the pump on every fill.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Oregon, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 22, 2007

    Cold air intake

    This is an incredible product. I noticed a slight increase in HP and installation was very simple. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants increased performance and also wants to look better under the hood.

    Kenny Bernhardt

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 07, 2017

    CAI Mod for 1997 Gt

    After reading dozens of reviews on different types of CAI choices for my 1997 4.6L Mustang GT I decided to go with the BBK brand. I was not disappointed. The install was not difficult and pretty self explanatory. If you have any problems the BBK website is available along with a hotline you can call for help. Exhaust sounds deeper from the moment you start it. Feels faster. I Would recommend this product for anyone looking for a CAI mod.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2013

    Pain in the butt. did not fit well.

    So i got it CAI to replace a cheap no name one that they sell on here and came on my car. The only positive thing that I can say about it is that it looks nice. this thing did not feel like it was made for my car. it was a pain to get the filter attached to the pipe. This is my second BBK product and looking back at how hard to install and how bad the last product fit, I don't think i will buy BBK again. There are much better products out there.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 19, 2012

    Worth the cost and looks great!

    I won't brag about how much extra horse power my car now has. Matter of fact, I'm not seeing a noticable increase in max horsepower. I hope to dyno the car this weekend to see what if any increases there actualy are there, but it's nothing I can physicaly feel. What I can tell for sure is that the car is significantly more responsive when I step into the throttle (faster launch times) and holds it's power into higher RPMs instead of starting to taper off at 4000 RPM like it used to. In that way, this adds a lot of power to your car! That was even enough that my wife who didn't know I bought and isntalled this was asking what I did to the car when we went out in it last night. She knew soemthing was better! I like that I can now hear the vaccume sounds from the car. It lets me know the car is truely able to breathe as it should now! Realizing that I never heard that before, I am curious how much my factory intake was restrictign air flow. If you're a casual driver, this may or may not be right for you. This kit does make removing and cleaning the filter harder than the stock air intake box. But if you want better pull through higher RPMs and have faser response to the throttle, you will feel and hear every penny you spent on on this product!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Memphis, TN

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 09, 2012

    Very solid

    The CAI is a no brainer for any upgrade list to a Mustang. Easy to install and adds a little (not a lot) of growl to the engine. Went with the BBK because of reputation, and to be honest I liked the look. Looks sweet with the Accufab TB/Plenum combo I installed. One bit of advice to pay attention to is that this is a two person job for the final install. Had to install the filter from underneath the fender well and hold in place while the 2nd person attached the clamps. It will NOT fit if you try and install from inside the engine compartment.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Indianapolis, IN

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 18, 2012

    Excellent CAI...

    Bought the bbk because the JLT can not be used with a strut tower brace. It fits nice and looks great, except the filter is hard to get on and kinda ticked me off a little. But sounds awsome, noticed the power immediately! Not alot but very noticeable! Great CAI for anyone, but even more so if you want the strut tower brace.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Ohio

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 24, 2012

    Great product, looks great

    For being the first part i actually put on myself, it was pretty easy. It took a friend and I just over an hour in our highschools autoshop. The one difficulty we had was having the v8 engine we had to install the filter through the wheel well, sounds easy but gt is lowered. We had to use a lift. Other than that. Great fit for some first timers.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Sierra Vista, Arizona

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2011

    BBK cold air

    I really don't like writing bad reviews, but I feel I should help others before they make a mistake I have already learned from. Recently replaced mine with the Airaid kit after two years and have never been happier driving my car. During the two years, the product started to rust, and I keep all engine parts clean and well maintained. It also gave my car a powerrobbing/ annoying sputter after six months. Looks good for a ricer, not a man car. Spend the extra bucks up front and get something manufacted with quality in mind, not a budget.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Wilmington, NC

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