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C&L Cold Air Intake with 80mm MAF (96-01 GT)

Item 98401
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      Review & Installation Video

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Maximize Airflow for More Horsepower
      • 80mm MAF Housing
      • Flow Bench Engineered and Tested
      • Durable Cast Aluminum Construction
      • High Flow Reusable Air Filter
      • Easy Installation
      • No Tune Required
      • CARB EO Number: D-640
      • Fits 1996-2001 GT, Excludes Bullitt
      • Made in the USA


      Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kit will completely replaces your 4.6L Mustangs restrictive factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow filter assembly to maximize airflow for a noticeable increase in horsepower, torque and performance. 80mm MAF Housing. This C&L Performance cold air intake kit features a unique design that incorporates a 80mm MAF housing right into the air inlet tube for smoother air flow and a clean custom look under the hood. The MAF housing has already been calibrated for use with the factory 19lb fuel injectors (MAF sensor not included). Made in the USA. Proudly made in the USA from the highest quality materials available, this C&L Performance Cold Air Intake has been extensively flow bench tested and engineered to out perform the competition. No Tune Required. Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market, the C&L CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at C&L really did their homework to improve your pony's power using the factory tune. Rechargeable High Flow Filter. Included with your C&L Cold Air Kit is a high-flow, reusable, rechargeable filter. That means no more spending money on OEM paper filters that waste money and horsepower. Just clean your C&L filter, re-oil it, and put it back on to save money and enjoy better performance in one shot. Easy Installation. C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kits are designed to install with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for an easy 1 hour installation. CARB Certified. Best of all, this Mustang C&L Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-640.

      Application. This C&L Performance Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on 1996 to 2001 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 2-valve 4.6L V8 engine. Excludes 2001 Bullitt models.


      Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Details

      MPN# 98401

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (14)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 14 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • November 28, 2018

        5 1998 GT - DavidG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Big boy

        You need to have a bigger throttle body in order for it to fit properly..........80mm is the cold air intake and the stock throttle body on a GT is 66mm

        Helpful (2)
      • November 07, 2018

        5 1998 GT - Rayr Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Replaced my sve cold air with the candl n noticed right away the difference alot better throttle response n better sound.. definitely recommend the candl intake

        Helpful (3)
      • September 13, 2018

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


        Easy install, just a tad bit tight. Other then that like real badass, not to flashy but just enough! Definitely a helps with throttle response( I have a 78mm throttle body).

        Helpful (2)
      • July 16, 2018

        5 1998 GT - BryonT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Cold air intake.

        Better air flow and fits really good under the hood.

        Helpful (4)
      • June 16, 2018

        5 1998 GT - MartellM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        98 mustang gt

        I wz skepticle @ first , thn it arrived. This plus bbk 78mm throttle body and bbk underdrive pullys adds 2 ur mustang... I hv mine on 22’s and the thing is whippn, i mean i wz looking to add more power due 2 my tire upgrade and i am pleased plus the lil hiss the breather gives off is qwazy... love tht America muscle.

        Helpful (5)
      • September 05, 2017

        5 1998 GT - AlfredM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great CAI

        Easy install and high quality , car is more responsive and adds a great sound with the Flowmaster cat back exhaust.

        Helpful (5)
      • July 20, 2017

        4 1997 GT - JrM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        nice snugg fit

        I was able reinstall the tower strut brace which I had removed because of previous intake.

        Helpful (5)
      • June 03, 2017

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

        C l cold air intake

        Works well , nice bang for your buck, fits good nice throttle response good gain

        Helpful (5)
      • March 14, 2017

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

        Better throttle response

        I purchased this about a month ago and what a difference with the throttle response. Very easy install took a little over an hour and fits very well. It also has a very nice look under the hood. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for significant throttle response.

        Helpful (6)
      • August 08, 2016

        2 2000 GT - warewolf39

        Not bad....

        I had some minor issues getting the whole thing to fit due to the enormous filter. (4"inlet x 9" L). I did get it to squeeze in, but the upper radiator support interferes with a quick install. I went and purchased a universal filter, and I retained the stock MAF housing. The aluminum CandL 80MM one kept creating a P0174 lean bank 2 code, and since putting the OEM housing back on it hasn't come back. With the money I had spent with AM I wish I had looked for a used one on Ebay.

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (2 answers)

      2 Top Rated Questions

      Is this a better horsepower gain then the BBK cold air intake?

      • With cold air BBK and K&N are the two big names with great quality but all cold air are essentially the same so a cheaper alternative should be just as good.

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      Does this work with the Stock MAF sensor? Or do you have to buy a new one?

      • Yes, this will work with the stock MAF sensor, but may require a tune depending on your other mod's or even the cold air intake.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Air filter
      • (1) Heat shield
      • (1) Intake tube
      • (1) MAF Housing
      • (2) Couplers
      • (4) Band Clamps
      • (1) Torx Bit

      Tech Specs

      Cold Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model:1996-2001 GT Filter Placement:Engine Bay
      Material:Cast AluminumFinish:Natural
      Manufacture:C&LComputer Tune Required:No

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 01
      • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

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