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C&L Cold Air Intake w/ 80mm MAF (96-98 Cobra)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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 1996-1998 SVT Cobra
    • Made in the USA

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    Review & Install Video

    Maximum Airflow. A C&L Performance Cold Air Intake kit will completely replace your SVT Cobra's 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.

    Pre-calibrate 80mm MAF Housing. This C&L Performance cold air intake kit includes a brand new cast aluminum 80mm MAF housing that is already calibrated for use with the factory 24lb 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 1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with the DOHC 4-valve 4.6L modular V8 engine.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • (4) Four Clamps
    • (2) Two Rubber Hose Connectors
    • (2) Two Screws
    • (2) Two Zip Ties
    • (1) One Mass Air Flow
    • (1) One Hex Bolt
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 1996-1998 SVT Cobra Filter Placement: Engine Bay
    Material: Cast Aluminum Finish: Natural
    Manufacture: C&L Computer Tune Required: No
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    Will this fit the 2001 Bullitt? I want the elbow for my car and they used to have the same number from C L.

    WilliamC

    • Unfortunately this C&L Cold Air Intake is designed specifically for the 96-98 Cobras and will not fit a 01 Bullitt.

      AMJustin

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    What size is the outlet on the filter. Needing to know to replace filter. Thanks

    JamesA

    • The filter included in your C&L Cold Air Intake with 80mm MAF should have the 3.5mm opening, however we recommend removing the filter and verifying this, as this kit has gone through several changes throughout the years C&L has offered it.

      Rob D

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    my engine bay has a red theme going in color. I notice the two rubber seals on the intake are blue but the inside is colored red. can the seal be turned inside out to show the red instead of the blue seal. I show the car and would like to know if this is possible. thanks.

    danm

    • The C&L Cold Air Intake w/ 80mm MAF would not allow you to flip the couplers inside and out.

      Ricky36

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    what kind of hp gains are there with this CAI, how does it compare to JLT in hp

    dustinp

    • Both C&L and JLT will be pretty close to the same at around 20-25 horse power from their intakes!

      Ricky36

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    to go from a bbk 65mm to the c l cold intake on my 97 cobra what coupler size do i need. and where would i get it if american muscle doesnt have it

    dustinp

    • The coupler on the C&L Cold Air Intake will easily accommodate the 65MM Throttle body. In order to easy installation, we recommend using a silicone spray lubricant, allowing the coupler to soak in hot water, or a combination of the two.

      Rob D

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    Does the step down coupler come with the kit so I can attach it to the 65mm throttle body. If not do you have the step down coupler

    dustinp

    • The C&L Cold Air Intake is designed to attach directly to the OEM throttle body, or aftermarket throttle bodies. The coupler will have enough stretch to install on both stock and aftermarket.

      Rob D

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.136364 4.1
    • Fit 4.318182 4.3



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 19, 2018

      Saved The Day !

      The flexible attachment on this cold air intake allowed unit to be pushed down under strut brace on my 97 Cobra. An experienced mechanic can install this unit in one hour. It took me longer because I had to figure things out. My Cobra now has 1) caster-camber plates, 2) strut brace, 3) new cold air intake, 4) new lower control arm bushings, 5) new ball joints, 6 ) new outer tie rods 6) new struts and shocks, and 7) an alignment featuring 5 degrees caster. My car is not lowered, so I suspect 5 degrees caster may not be available on a lowered car. By the way, the car drives extremely well with good directional stability. Roll Tide !!

      RobertF

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 20, 2018

      Great product

      Fits really well on the car and not that difficult to install. Kind of a tight fit with how long the filter is but a little finesse and it drops right in.

      MikeS

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2018

      C L Cold Air Intake Upgrade

      I like the extra gain and the over all appearance matches the cobra intake nice !!

      JohnH

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 06, 2018

      Too long

      It works fine . The problem I have is the filter was to long . Had to buy another filter to make it work .

      MichaelB

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 3/5

      December 31, 2017

      Could be better.

      Nice item. Not the quality I was going for. Didn't go with others because I didn't want filter going into fender. Well the short hose going from intake to valve cover no longer reaches. Filter is unnecessarily huge. I had to fight it to get it to fit and bent it because it is to long. Now I've got to replace it after spending 300 bucks. I will say it's not worth 300 dollars. Larger maf is the nicest thing about this.

      JamesA

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      December 23, 2017

      Looks much better Stock

      Looks much better than the stock air intake and matches the engine. The throttle response is much better, and the performance gain was as expected, but should be more with future mods planned.

      MatthewS

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 17, 2017

      Cold air intake

      All in all it’s a good intake is easy to install the only problem is the shield you have to modify it a little bit but for the most part it’s a good product

      deal28111111111

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      October 22, 2017

      1996 cobra cold air upgrade

      Good tight fit and looks good under the hood. A nice easy upgrade.

      DaveB

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 21, 2017

      Love the Intake

      This intake works well! The kit did not come with the screw for the cover but other than that i love it!

      Joe

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      June 10, 2017

      C L

      Looks great under the hood and in moderately cool temperatures this is an awesome short ram intake. In 80 degree plus temps you will notice a difference in power but this is true with a factory set up! Great quality product.

      MysticCobra

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 29, 2017

      C l intake

      Had the jlt ram air on my 97 Cobra.After I installed the candl intake on the car it come alive even more.

      Ace

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      May 21, 2017

      1997 Cobra Mustang Cold Air Intake

      Item was relatively easy to fit with easy to follow instructions. It is however a very tight fit for overall length, and some of the angled joints appear to be a little offline. Overall look when finished was very good.

      pdc1

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2017

      Great fit

      Looks beautiful, installed in about 45 minutes ,removing stabilizer bar makes it very easy

      LeeM

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 15, 2017

      Great except for one thing.

      Quality is great. Looks are great. Fit not so good. If you have ever changed a stock air filter in a 97 Cobra then you know about lack of room. This CAI does not improve on that much. The air filter is to long and creates a shoe horn fit which is what I was trying to avoid by going to a CAI. The air filter could have been shorter and larger circumference. Great addition though overall. I am pleased.

      LeslieT

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 28, 2016

      C L Cold Air Intake

      Very pleased with the quality and function of this product I can feel my Cobra running much smoother and happier than before highly recommend for the first mod.

      Tom

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      September 08, 2016

      C L very high quality parts!!

      Fantastic high quality piece. This is the second CandL cold air kit I have purchased. Fit, finish, and performance are all top notch! You can't go wrong with CandL pieces.

      stRanger

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 16, 2015

      same as original but other material

      My mechanical told me its not a good piece, the finishing its not good, he told me is same as original one but in othwr material only.

      racosc

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra peru

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 28, 2015

      Nice Fit Looks Great

      Im not a fan of chrome, this CAI fit me great W/ my ZEX Kit, Fit great. Pricey but its a nice look and and good performance. Thanks AM / CandL.

      Project98Yella

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Valrico, FL

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 11, 2014

      Good Looking CAI for your Cobra

      I recently picked up a Cobra and the factory air inlet and filter were falling apart. I figured it would be a good time to upgrade to a CAI. I chose the C&L intake for its ability to fit beneath the strut tower brace. Being the car is a convertible, I did not want to sacrifice the brace for one of the larger inlet tubes. Installs in about an hour. I appreciated C&L including the tamper proof torx bit to remove and transplant the MAF sensor from the factory housing. Picked up a few horsepower, smoothed out the lower end of the power band and looks and fits good all around.

      RyansGT

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Central, NJ

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 08, 2012

      The best air intake system on the market

      Amazing product I noticed an improvement in power from the start. Easy installation and great craftsmanship. A great looking addition to my engine compartment. Most everyone of my friends that saw it wanted one and asked me where I got it.thanks for a great innovative product. From Cobra 470 five star rating

      cobra470

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Dallas texas

      Helpful (5)

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