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BBK Speed Density CAI Adapter (86-88 5.0L)

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    Features & Details

    • Needed to Install BBK CAI.
    • Supplement to BBK Part# 1557.
    • High Polished Chrome Finish.
    • Fits 86-88 5.0 V8 BBK CAI's.
    Needed for BBK CAI Install. Do you want to add a BBK Cold Air Intake to your 1986-1988 5.0 Mustang, but don't have the stock MAF used on later 5.0 mustangs for the kit to be installed correctly? Well AmericanMuscle now has the BBK 5.0L Speed Density CAI Adapter Kit for the 1986-1988 Ford Mustangs. This Speed Density CAI Adapter Kit from BBK will fill the space of the missing mass air meter allowing for the proper installation of the BBK Cold Air Intake (part# 1557) and BBK Ram Air Intake (part# 1556) on a the 1986-1988 5.0L Mustang.

    Chrome Finish. Even though this is a required part for the 1986-1988 mustangs there is no reason why it can't look good too. So BBK finished this Speed Density Adapter in a bright chrome finish to match their 86-93 Cold Air Intake for a seamless look under the hood of your beast.

    Fitment. This BBK 5.0L Speed Density CAI Adapter Kit is designed to allow you to install the 1986-1993 5.0 V8 BBK Cold Air Intake and Ram Air Intake on to a 1986-1988 5.0 Mustang that does not have the factory MAF.

    Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Speed Density Adapter Tube
    • (1) Mounting Bracket
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    Question I bought an SR performance cold air intake and my mustang does not have a MAF sensor. Will this item work with the SR Performance Cold Air Intake I purchased?

    LondonMustang

    • You will need to purchase the speed density adapter to complete the installation.

      Zoeracing

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    What is the bracket used for?

    BrianB

    • The bracket is to add a BBK Cold Air Intake to your 1986-1988 5.0 Mustang, if don't have the stock MAF used on later 5.0 mustangs.

      JaHarrisAM

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4 4
    • Fit 4.857143 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 21, 2018

      Part was needed.

      This part was needed to install the cold air return. Made install easier.

      RickB

      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 03, 2018

      Bbk cami adapter

      Just what I needed to keep a speed density set up great fit and finish..

      DavidM

      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 21, 2018

      Healthy breather

      Fits perfect on my 87 with the cold air intake. Definitely helps my car breath well, added an extra little rumble at an affordable price.

      James

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      air intake

      Was relatively easy to install however was not pleased that it did not come with any instructions. Negligible power gains. Looks great.

      JoshuaV

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      February 19, 2018

      Would be better in black plastic

      When I opened the package I felt like I spent too much money. The inside of the pipe had slight surface rust from water getting in the package from factory as the box wasnt wet. The bracket included is pretty useless too.

      87FOX

      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 26, 2017

      Top notch well constructed

      This piece is exactly wats needed if u have a speed density setup instead of MAF, fits like a glove....installation is a breeze.

      DavageE

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 13, 2017

      Mustang 87

      This was absolutely needed i have a 1987 mustang gt and couldn't finish the intake sadly without this.

      ChandlerH

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 11, 2016

      BBK speed density adapter

      I ordered the BBK speed density adapter along with their cold air system for my 93 Mustang Fox body using the 5.080 liter out of a Lincoln Mark 7 with the computer I found it challenging to get everything in tune with this car after installing vertical door system along with the BBK speed density adapter this car really woke up nicely Parts came very quickly no damage boxes good quality and appearance and went together very nice I would recommend it for anybody running a speed density system I'll give it 5 stars and a big thumbs up

      Lolohma

      Year: 1993 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      October 02, 2016

      Looks good and does exactly what it's suppose to.

      Haven't pulled the car out since some upgrades but it looks beautiful under the hood and gives it a better growl when I start it. Would definitely recommend.

      Gm

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 13, 2016

      Perfect Fit

      If you are running a speed density application this is the perfect adapter for your BBK cold air intake. Install is super easy and quality product as expected. Delivery time is always amazing with American Muscle.

      WrenchTurner80

      Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 18, 2016

      Must have!

      My 88 stang does not have M.A.F, so this was a must have to complete my C.A.I. and worked perfectly!

      Richard

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 15, 2016

      Great product to complete CAI

      If you are like me and your foxbody isn't equipped with a MAF, then this is the piece you need to complete your CAI. Shipping was fast and install was easy. Just wish it also was available in black. The CAI on my Fox is black and this piece is chrome but still looks awesome under the hood. Great product Thanks AM.

      JB

      Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2015

      Did the trick

      Have an 1986 GT, it worked beautifully. Purchased with my BBK intake and had it on right away.

      Foxbodybulider

      Year: 1986 Submodel: GT Williamsport, PA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 28, 2015

      Cold air intake modification

      By far and away the easiest horsepower gain I've ever installed. I picked up 14 horsepower on the dyno with this change it. Great price for the gain.

      Skylersteve

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT Battle Creek,Michigan

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 02, 2015

      Was needed

      The part was needed but no instructions on where the bracket needs to go.

      Mrjako

      Year: 1986 Submodel: GT Florida

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 17, 2015

      CAI ADAPTOR

      Fit as stated in catalog. Would recommend this product.

      Ron

      Year: 1986 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 18, 2014

      Speed density for 86 through 88 models.

      A must have for the 86 through 88 when using the cold air intake. Easy to install no cutting, works great

      Zoeracing

      Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Charlotte, NC, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 08, 2014

      Performs well and really dresses up the engine.

      When I ordered the CAI adapter, I was expecting the set-up shown in the catalog with the sensor attached. When I received it, I thought a mistake had been made by the shipping department. But when I went on line and saw after installation photos of other mustang owners, I was relieved. The installation was simple and it looks great.

      James53

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Columbus, GA, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 08, 2012

      Nice quality, good fit, great price

      This product was an excellent purchase. It is high quality with a great finish and fits perfectly with the non BBK cold air intake system I purchased with it. I would highly recommend this product.

      KenO

      Year: 1986 Submodel: GT Leesburg, VA, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2012

      BBK Speed Density CAI Adapter

      I thought that I was going to have to do a MAF conversion prior to finding this gem. Very easy to install onto the CAI of your choice. It is a little pricey, but it looks great and does exactly what it says. Definitely recommend this product.

      dehmke

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT North Carolina, USA

      Helpful (2)

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