(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmusacle.com here with the JLT Cold Air Intake for 2015 and up S550 EcoBoost Mustangs. This overview is gonna cover a few topics with the JLT, like what you can expect from this intake, some info about the components and the construction, and some info about the install as well. Now, the install for this one is a simple one. It's a one out of three wrenches on the scale. But I'll get more into that a little later on.The JLT Cold Air Intake is going to be a good option for the EcoBoost owners that are looking for an aftermarket cold air intake that is 50-state legal and that's gonna function a little bit better than the factory intake in the upper RPMs and once the mods have been completed on the car. The JLT is an open airbox design. But it does keep the direct cold air feed that Ford created. So it is more of a true cold air setup that does receive some air from outside the car.Like I just mentioned, the JLT is CARB-certified. It's 50-states mod legal, so there are no limits here. It doesn't require a tune. But honestly, no aftermarket cold air intake for the EcoBoost requires a tune, because these cars are speed density cars. The requirement of a tune with aftermarket intakes comes from the size of the MAF or the mass airflow. An aftermarket intake can only go so big with the MAF size before a car will need a retune. But since the EcoBoost is a speed density car, they don't have a MAF sensor. So no aftermarket intake for this car is going to require a tune. This means that you can just bolt up any intake and go. Now, even though this is the case with the EcoBoost, I do want to be clear with the fact that you're only gonna see gains of a few horsepower without a tune. So you can expect a small bump in horsepower and torque, along with improved throttle response overall.So because this is an open element style airbox, you're gonna be getting a little more engine and turbo noise than before with the factory-sealed airbox. If this is something that you're after, then you'll not be disappointed here. Although, if you do prefer to keep things quiet, you may want to stick with a sealed airbox instead.This cold air intake does come with a reusable high-flow filter. And it's a five by eight power stack air filter. And that means, when it comes time, you can just clean and re-oil the filter. You don't need to purchase a new filter.And the heat shield is a roto-molded ABS plastic. And you can see how this whole setup is much more attractive than the factory airbox under the hood, the nice matte black. And JLT is gonna give you everything you need for the install, the rear intake tube, a silicone coupler, the power stack air filter, heat shield, clamps, and all of the needed hardware.As far as price, you can expect to pay between $300 and $350. And this is pretty much in line with the majority of aftermarket cold air intakes on the market. There are some that cost less and some that cost more as well.As for the install, it's nothing too difficult. And like I mentioned earlier, the intake will come with all of the items that you need to complete the install. All you really need to complete this install is a few basic hand tools. This is probably one of the easier mods that you can tackle with your new Mustang, and it'll take about a half-hour or an hour, tops, and I'm going to call it a one out of three wrenches on our scale. All that you need to do is remove the factory airbox. Now, you will need to disconnect the air box from the inner fender and remove the inlet tube from the air filter and the throttle body. But we're just talking about a few bolts and clamps to get this done.The JLT installs the same way that the factory airbox came out. Just put your new couplers and clamps in place and slide the airbox in starting with the air duct first, and that goes right in the factory location. Then once you have all of that done and everything's installed and lined up properly, you can tighten it all down and you'll be good to go.Wrapping things up here, the JLT Cold Air Intake has an open element design. But it keeps the cold air feed from the grille of the EcoBoost, comes with a reusable filter and all of the items that you need to get it installed. And you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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December 27, 2019
Has added an extra boost to the performance tune. When the stereo is off I can hear the air being sucked into the turbo. Well worth the money.Helpful (0)
December 09, 2019
Love the intake!!
Perfect fit, great intake sound, solid addition to my ecoboost build.Helpful (1)
October 10, 2019
Cold air intake
Easy install a d made a big difference in performance. Increase in fuel mileages.Helpful (1)
October 02, 2019
2019 Mustang Ecoboost
This took a little over an hour to install. Fit was very easy. Have noticed an increase in power along with a smoother throttle response. Even with the factory active exhaust the tone is louder and fuller. Thank you to everyone at American Muscle! This will be the first on many modes I plan on doing with this car.Helpful (1)
September 20, 2019
The typical heat is 20-30 degrees hotter in the engin bay then the environment around it. With this intake it reads 40-50Helpful (1)
September 15, 2019
18 Ecoboost Build
The intake came in on time and installed with ease. It works very well, I would highly recommend to any car owner looking to mod.Helpful (1)
August 14, 2019
Great product, everything fit perfect and installed with ease. No check engine lights like some are complaining of.Helpful (0)
July 10, 2019
Jlt cold air
The part is great and you can feel a difference but my check engine light came on.Helpful (0)
June 27, 2019
JLT Cold air intake install
This is a great product. I love the sound letting the blow off valve vent, quick and easy install and also great throttle response.Helpful (1)
June 21, 2019
Great purchase BUT...
JLT is made of high quality materials and is a definite upgrade in air FLOW compared to the stock air box. This will not be as easy as a plug and play as you might think! Took a while of trial and error of getting the box to fit and connect up. The sound you get from this intake is great, nice WHOOSH sound. My only complaint is that the intake seems to get higher IATs when not moving faster than the stock box. Throttle and power increased pretty noticeable on my custom tune.Helpful (5)
How often should I clean the filter?
While driving frequency and conditions can have an affect on when you should clean it JLT recommends to check your filter at every oil change or 3,000 miles.
Will this intake or any cold air intake for that matter fit the 2020 High Performance eco boost?
does this make the turbo alot louder
Is this intake legal in California? 2018 Mustang?
Do JTL have a closed box or it’s just open ?
Unfortunately JLT does not currently offer a closed box cold air intake at this time.
This would all depend on the tune you use and the octane fuel that is being used.
Without a tune, you may see up to a 10-15 HP increase.
A CARB sticker should be included with the intake as it is CARB legal under EO Number: D-761.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2015-2017 EcoBoost||Filter Placement:||Engine Bay|
|Manufacture:||JLT||Computer Tune Required:||No|