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JLT Performance Cold Air Intake (11-14 GT)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the JLT Performance Cold Air Intake (11-14 GT). Please check out 2010-2014 Mustang Cold Air Intakes for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Add up to 37 HP and 60 TQ with Tune
  • 107mm MAF Housing
  • Reusable S&B High Flow Air Filter
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance
  • Fits 2011-2014 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m going to be breaking down the JLT cold air intake, available in a textured black ABS plastic finish, or carbon fiber, fitting all 2011 and newer Mustang GTs. The Performance cold air from JLT is a tune only intake due to its absolutely massive 170mm diameter intake tube that does incorporate the MAF housing into the actual tube itself, making for a much cleaner look. Because this intake does not include a reducer insert like other aftermarket intakes, running a performance tune is an absolute must. Taking a closer look at the first option you’ll see that JLT went with a lightweight ABS plastic for the intake tube, which will be slightly better at reducing heat soak when compared to other metal intake tubes. JLT does offer the performance in a carbon fiber version which will offer all the same performance benefits as the ABS plastic version, but with a very cool carbon fiber finish that’s sure to look great under the hood, that is of course if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks for the added bling. Included in the package you’ll find the rather large power stack reusable high flow filter, ABS plastic heat shield, all the hardware and couplers, and finally the intake tube itself. The nice thing with the JLT is it does include a bung to be used with the interior sound tube, if you’re not familiar with what this is it’s basically a hose which connects that bung to the firewall, and pumps all that intake noise into the cabin. If you’ve already deleted this, or you’re not a fan of this, you can always use the included cap to plug everything off. Alright, in order to see how well the JLT will perform on our Coyote motor, we need to see where the car stands now, so with that said let’s grab a quick baseline run using our automatic 2011 GT, and then get to work installing the intake. Removing the stock airbox and then getting the new JLT installed is something any backyard mechanic should be able to tackle in half an hour or less using basic hand tools. For automatic equipped cars, you will need to drill a half inch hole into the actual intake tube, and then use the included fitting to complete the job but really it’s not a big deal. As I mentioned earlier, due to the size of the mass air flow housing on the JLT, running a performance tune is an absolute must, otherwise you’re going to trigger a check engine light, so we’re going to upload our custom Bama tune, which is going to optimize our spark timing, adjust our variable cam timing, and should ultimately get those air/fuel ratios right where they need to be. Alright with our JLT installed and our tune uploaded, let’s make another pull on the Dynojet and see what kind of improvements this intake made on our 2011. Our baseline run using our automatic 2011 GT gave us 336 horsepower and 302 ft/lbs of torque, with our JLT/Bama combination, we put down 369 horsepower and 339 ft/lbs of torque, making for a peak gain of 33 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 37 horsepower and 60 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The performance from the JLT is for the Mustang owner who’s looking for maximum power gains, and either has a tune installed already or plans on purchasing one along with the intake, and as always you can check out both options right here at AmericanMuscle.com

More Usable Horsepower. Gain up to 24 or even 30 RWHP throughout your entire power band with a JLT intake and a custom tune on your 2011 (or newer) GT. Putting 30 more ponies to the pavement doesn't get any easier, faster, or more affordable than this. Plus, your GT will also respond faster with a noticeable improvement in throttle response for better driveability and quicker launches.

107mm MAF Housing. This JLT cold air intake kit has a unique design that incorporates 107mm MAF housing right into the tube for a clean look (MAF not included). Plus, a removable cap over the interior sound tube allows you to choose whether you want to hear the added growl from your new intake or not.

Heat Shield Included. The JLT Performance Cold Air Intake includes a vacuum formed ABS plastic heat shield that not only looks great, but blocks out excessive under hood engine heat at low speed and idle that can rob you of power. All JLT kits now also include our water blocker plug insert for no worries about water getting to the filter.

Money Saving Reusable Filter. This JLT cold air intake kit comes complete with a high flow reusable S&B brand air filter. So that means there is no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Now you can just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

Required Upgrade. Installation of this Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation.

Application. This JLT Cold Air Intake is specifically designed for use on the 2011-2014 5.0 GT Mustang with either a manual or automatic transmission. Requires a new computer tune.

Application Note. This Cold Air Intake can be used with the Boss 302 Intake Manifold, however JLT does offer a Cold Air Intake, part# CAI-FMG-11-BC, that includes a longer coupler that would improve the fitment with the Boss 302 Intake Manifold.

Technical Notes. Automatic equipped Mustangs will require drilling an extra hole into the induction tube for proper installation. When installing the filter on the air tube, please be sure not to slide the air filter down too far on the tube as it may cause surging issues.
What's in the Box
  • JLT plastic intake tube
  • Silicone coupler
  • ABS Heat Shield
  • 4.5x9 S&B powerstack air filter
  • HD Clamps & all needed hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: ABS Plastic Finish: Black
Manufacture: JLT Computer Tune Required: Yes

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will this fit a boss intake I have a 2013 gt soon to add a boss intake manifold I was wondering if this would fit or should I go with the boss one I want to run it with my stock manifold till I get my boss manifold

jds0391

  • Yes it will fit, it will still fit even with a throttle body spacer.

    GrabberBlueDrifter

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I installed a boss 302 and accufab 84.5 throttlebody the throttle is 4 inches wide will the JLT couplet work with the opening of the throttle body

Panda

  • This JLT Performance Cold Air Intake is designed to fit the factory 80mm throttle bodies for 2011-2014 Mustang GT's. The coupler is capable of stretching a little bit and should fit on a 84.5mm throttle body.

    AMJEFF

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Does this require a custom email tune? Or will an sct programmer do the trick?

GrayMustangGtCs

  • Installation of this JLT Performance Cold Air Intake will require the use of a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for operation. Those tunes can be acquired via an online tuner such as Bama Performance or at a local Dyno.

    AMKody

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Will this work with both stock and 302 intakes?

715Racing

  • Yes, this JLT Performance Cold Air Intake will work with both stock and Boss 302 intakes.

    AMRich

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Is it possible to buy the filter only without buying the full intake? I already have the intake and really just wanted a replacement filter.

LindsayA

  • We only carry the JLT Performance Cold Air Intake as a complete kit. I would recommend contacting JLT directly to inquire about replacement filters.

    Rob D

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What is the difference between this intake and the boss 302 intake? Was just wondering because i ordered the boss 302 manifold and the GT cai.

TylerB

  • Hey Tyler, this JLT intake actually connects to the BOSS intake manifold and they work really well together. The BOSS intake manifold installs directly to the block where as the JLT CAI connects to that intake manifold. So they are both apart of the total intake system just at different ends.

    Cobra_Machine04

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Customer Reviews (77) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.638889 4.6
  • Fit 4.777778 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2017

    Great Intake

    This intake is great! Very big intake for great performance, super easy to install, and I’m not one to install stuff for my car but this was very simple. With my tune the intake sounds great and adds some good power to the car. Very happy with this purchase, worth every penny.

    DominicE

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2017

    Great intake

    Great sound and performance boost. Easy install and easy power with tune

    Blaine1016

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2017

    Excellent

    I installed this about a month after I installed kooks longtube headers, kooks O/R h pipe, borla OAP, and Corsa Sport mufflers, with a tune. I can’t say that I noticed an enormous change in power after already having all of that on the car (no traction as I still have 245 width Goodyear RS-A2 all season tires) but I did notice an audible change in the exhaust. I also think it cleans the engine bay up very well. The throttle response seems to be significantly better than with just the full exhaust. Not really sure if that’s a mixture of the intake and new tune, or just in my head. However I got it on sale for $120, so I can’t really complain. Definitely recommend.

    Monsoon

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 17, 2017

    A bit pricey for what you get

    Easy install. Good gains with a proper tune. Price a little steep considering what you get. Not well designed to keep engine heat out of intake. All in all, not horribly bad. I just feel the price is a little too high.

    DavidG

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 05, 2017

    Great Add

    Install took no time at all. Really cleans up the engine bay nicely! Plus the cone is huge!

    RyanM

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 06, 2017

    JLT intake

    My local mustang expert Tradition Auto installed and tuned the intake. HP about 35 more and the torque was over 60. Very impressed. BTW don't forget to check your mass flow intake sensor, clean it or replace it.

    MichaelY

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 02, 2017

    Jlt cai

    Love it......with my tune and the jlt cai installation, my 14 gt has awoken and I'm always looking for a reason to get in it and just ride ......love it

    Bigwen13

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 25, 2017

    JLT Performance CAI

    Combined with a tune, this thing really made some power. I was not only impressed by the power, but by the sound as well. I have flowmaster hushpower axlebacks and the intake really increased the volume and gave it an awesome roar at anywhere above 3500 rpm.

    WilsonJ

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 13, 2017

    JLT Cold Air Intake

    love it! great for my model mustang. gave me a boost and compliments my exhaust very well

    QuentinL

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 22, 2017

    Jlt

    Love it sounds great and the power difference is a huge difference from the stock intake along with the bama tuner

    LajoalM

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 25, 2017

    Worth the money

    Very easy install, but keep in mind you shouldn't be driving the car before getting it tuned. This intake is huge, so there's a ton of adjustment that needs to go on just to get the car to idle correctly. When the CAI is in and the car has been tuned, watch out. This thing sounds like an angry freight train when you get on it, and looks great to boot. I can't speak to HP/TQ gains because I haven't dyno'd the car, but it feels much quicker down low while also giving me some top end increases. The final thing I've noticed is slightly better fuel economy (roughly 24mpg on my daily drives vs. roughly 20mpg before the install). All in all, I'm very happy with the CAI.

    Roxanne2012GT

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 14, 2017

    Wow

    The cold air intake took no time to install, and the performance gains I got were great and my gas mileage didn't really suffer at all. All in all I would recommend this product to anybody.

    BobbyHill

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 10, 2017

    Helps your engine suck in a good way

    Install is easy and the sound this thing makes under hard throttle is on point. Makes an already fast car faster and noticeable increase in power when combined with even off the shelf maps.

    BryanW

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 02, 2017

    Jlt cold air intake

    I'm very happy with this product. It was easy to install and looks cool under the hood. Most importantly it definitely helps give you that extra performance you looking for.

    CharlesW

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 27, 2017

    So far so good!

    I only have a few hundred miles on the car since installing the intake; but I'm very happy with it. The installation was very easy and straight forward and the performance gain was certainly noticeable. Good bang for your buck!

    JimB

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 12, 2017

    Great intake

    I feel a big difference with this intake and the tune

    ZacheryC

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 08, 2017

    WOooosh

    Definitely feeling some extra pull throughout. Quicker throttle response. Minor change in exhaust note for me anyways. And that wwwshhhhhh sound! Love it, highly recommend.

    JohnW14

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 28, 2017

    Great intake for the price.

    I chose this intake because i planned on getting my 2013 GT dyno tuned at a shop here locally. So i figured why not go with jlt since its tune required i can instal it at time of tuning. It looks great under the hood and definitely opened up the airflow and i couldnt be happier with the intake! Best choice in my opinion in both functionality and price!

    Chris

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 26, 2017

    JLT AIR INTAKE

    Took one hour to install and its in a perfect shape

    HusainD

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2017

    JLT COLD AIR

    Not only does it look pretty under the hood but it sounds even better. Match this up with a tune and your car is gonna see a significant amount of gain on the road.

    SteveC

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

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