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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

    Review & Installation Video

    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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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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        Questions & Answers (11)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I am concerned about intake noise...while I want the performance I don't want to compromise drivability. I'm an older guy so making a lot of noise and attracting attention is not my priority. As this install involves removing the intake noise baffle how noticeable is the intake noise in the cabin?

        • While this should be a bit louder than the intake you likely are currently running this should not be a drastic change in sound and we would not consider this to produce too much cabin noise.

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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.

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

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

        • 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.

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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.

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

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

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

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        6 More Questions
        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 1 answer
        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 1 answer
        can this be used with nitrous or a kenne bell supercharger. i am adding a BBK 65mm throttle body on will it fit the bigger throttle body 1 answer
        Does the filter come pre-oiled, or do I need to oil it before initial installation? 1 answer
        Has anyone had fitment issues with the strut tower brace and the C L intake? 1 answer
        Will this work on my car? I am building a 96 cobra an i want to put the C&L CAI on my car. But i have 30LBS injectors. Can i use my stock MAF Sensor an program it to 30LBS injectors or do i have to buy a different MAF senor? 2 answers

          Customer Reviews (34) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.206897 4.2
          • Fit 4.413793 4.4



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 16, 2019

            C L

            Feels like I have more power. And looks Great! Very easy to install.

            RobertF

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 05, 2018

            Excellent mod.

            Very happy with the fit and finish; easy install. Definitely a little more power, but the biggest improvement for me was the throttle response.

            Texlakebum

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            November 02, 2018

            Awesome

            Great product for first upgrade. Very happy, could feel the difference in performance from stock. Definitely recommend.

            RandieT

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 15, 2018

            Looks great.

            This item looks like it belongs under the hood, it matches the engine perfectly. What I like the most is I can keep the strut tower brace. Some of the other manufacturers make you remove it completely.

            Edgar

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 15, 2018

            98 Cobra Install

            Recently installed this on my 98 Cobra. Took about 45min-1hr. Hardest part was getting the bolt in by the heat shield. Looks way better over the stock setup and you can hear the intake as well. Worth the money. Didn't really fell to much in performance as this and a catback are my only mods. Throttle response does feel better.

            JFox2010GT

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 04, 2018

            Looks awesome

            Easy install, looks very nice. Make sure to orient the inlet to the TB correctly so it all fits.

            KenB

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 13, 2018

            Cold air intake

            My stock intake was made from plastic. Did not fair well to the zex nitrous. So had to get a new one and americanmuscle had what I needed. This one was made like a tank hooked up the NOZ and been running like a charm. And it looks great to.

            GeorgeF

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (4)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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.

            Jamesmoosestang

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (7)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (6)

          • 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

            Helpful (6)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

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