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JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake (96-98 Cobra)

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  • MPN# CAI2-FMC-9698

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    Features & Details

    • Increases of 14 to 18 More Horsepower
    • Better Throttle Response
    • 105mm MAF Housing
    • Reusable S&B High Flow Air Filter
    • Black Textured 4-1/4" ID, Roto Molded ABS Plastic
    • Easy Installation
    • No Tune Required
    • CARB EO Number: D-761
    • Fits 1996-1998 DOHC 4.6L V8 SVT Cobra Mustang
    More Usable Horsepower. With a JLT Performance "Next Generation" Cold Air Intake installed under the hood of your SVT Cobra you can expect to see gains of up to 14-18 more horsepower at the rear wheels across the entire RPM range. In addition to an increase in horsepower you will also see an impressive improvement in throttle response.

    105mm MAF Housing. With a massive 105mm MAF housing molded right into the tube you have a CAI kit you can grow into and not have to worry about buying new kit to reach 550-600 RWHP. Adding a blower? Simply drill out the pre-molded plug on the MAF block located on the bottom of the tube, install a SCT MAF sensor and electronics, add a huge 4.5 X 12” filter and you now have changed your JLT Cold Air Intake into a JLT High Boost 12” Intake.

    Fender Well Induction. This JLT Cold Air Intake is designed to draw in cold air from the fender well, rather than the hot engine compartment. Which reduces the incoming airs temperature for better combustion resulting in more horsepower.

    Money Saving Reusable Filter. JLT cold air intake kits come complete with a 4x6 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!

    Easy Installation. The JLT Performance "Next Generation" Cold Air Intake kit was designed to install with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for an easy 1 hour installation. Reuses the factory "S" style PCV hose.

    CARB Certified. Best of all this Mustang JLT Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-671.

    Application. This JLT Performance "Next Generation" Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on the 1996 to 1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with the DOHC 4.6L V8 engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation. Compatible with both 80mm and 90mm MAF's.

    Technical Note. Will not fit with most strut tower braces.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

    What's in the Box
    • JLT plastic intake tube
    • Silicone Coupler
    • Silicone reducer
    • Apron Plate
    • 4x6 S&B powerstack air filter
    • Silicone MAF spacer
    • MAF adapter
    • MAF adapter gasket
    • HD Clamps & all needed hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 1996-1998 SVT Cobra Filter Placement: Inside Fender
    Material: ABS Finish: Black Textured
    Manufacture: JLT Performance Computer Tune Required: No
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    8 Questions / 5 Answers

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    Hello I just purchased this Cai for my 97 cobra. And for whatever reason I can get my strut tower brace to allign with it's mounting wholes. Is there something I did wrong. I see if one of the customer photos he's got his installed on a 97 cobra no problem.

    AlanS

    how easy is it to add a nitrous nozzle to the tubing, does it take anything special or does it tap in like the metal tubes.

    dustinp

    • We do not recommend modification outside of the manufacturers intended use of the JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake.

      Kamilia1

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    with the filter in the fender will it get wet when driving in the rain or snow from over spray off the highway or streets

    dustinp

    • The filter will not get wet when driving in wet conditions. The only time the filter would get very wet would be driving through a very large puddle and submerging the filter.

      Ricky36

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    Will these fit on the bbk 65mm throttle body. And I want to keep strut support will this fit. If not what cold air intake would you recommend.

    dustinp

    • This intake will work with the 65mm throttle body no problem. As far as the strut tower brace this intake will work with some strut tower braces. You would need to do a test fit to see if this would clear your specific brace.

      Ricky36

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    what is the intake tube made out of ? plastic ?

    aj

    • The JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake (96-98 Cobra) will use the JLT plastic intake tube.

      KevinD92

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    Will this CAI work on my 96 Cobra with a 2.1L Kenne Bell Supercharger and a 90mm Lightning MAF?

    JLSCHO

    • The JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake will only work with a naturally aspirated 1996 to 1998 Mustang Cobra.

      SalC7

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Performance Gain 4.5 4.5
    • Fit 4.3125 4.3



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 08, 2018

      Tight fit

      Its a tight fit u will have to re locate the smog pump

      TravisS

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      March 23, 2018

      97 cobra

      I haven’t had time to install it yet but hoping to do it over the weekend. The quality of the product looks great. Can’t wait to get it installed and try it out.

      dustinp

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 08, 2017

      Great mod!

      Great mod for my cobra, easy to intall and ooh man you can really feel the diffrence, definitely would recommend it if you decide to upgrade your intake.

      Ricardo

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 30, 2017

      Weird but okay!

      Never bought a cai before this is my first for my cobra and so far so well.

      RaymondP

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 3/5

      June 29, 2017

      Did not fit

      did not fit, could not close the hood American Muscle was great and they took it and the air intake back for a account credit.

      Jiames

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2017

      Quality Product

      High quality product but you will have to relocate the air pump if you haven't already removed it. The instructions could be more detailed but you can figure it out. Overall I would buy it again.

      Pierce

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 24, 2016

      JLT FTW

      All around good product from a good company. From the packaging to fitment. The instructions, like every companies instructions, could have used some work but easy enough to follow. Fit was great no complaints. The only small fitment issue wasn't the kit but my cars wheelwell being 21 years old with 106k miles.

      Mumby

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 19, 2014

      JLT is the way to go

      Lets my 98 cobra breathe a lot better. Best results will come with a sct tuner and bamas custome tunes. Overall a great product. Price isn't too bad but sure beats bbks. Must have for any mustang owner!

      98COBRAjs

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Yuba City, CA,

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 27, 2013

      Good CAI

      The cold air intake was felt like it was good quality. It was easy to install. It looks good, a lot better than the stock intake. It was a little noticeable for performance gains, but it is really quiet, but that might just be cause my exhaust is so loud.

      Matt98cobra

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 26, 2013

      Great Product!

      Went in very easy after a few adjustments. You can definitely see a difference in the throttle response! Looks and works great!

      kpage21

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Downriver, Michigan

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 02, 2013

      Not a good fit 97 cobra

      I purchased the JLT because I read and heard amazing results. This is an outstanding product. The only issue is that it won't clear the support tower. Without the support brace, the handling was not as tight. My husband being a ford asset grad and so far 9 yrs exp. Didn't think it was a good idea to completely remove the support bar. I wasn't able to find a after market replacement so I had to return the CAI. I would purchase this product again if I had another car to use it o .

      Julesvern

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Oak Hills, CA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 24, 2013

      JLT Next Generation is Awesome

      Installed was pretty straight forward. The only thing that was a little P.I.T.A. is moving the smog pump in the fender and installing the filter. I didn't remove the tire or jack it up but I would suggest to do so for ease of install. It just barley doesn't fit under the strut tower brace. I'm going to modify it so it works though. Probably one of the best cold airs out there for the 96-98 cobra's. It breathes so well now! I would suggest a tune after install to get the most from it.

      TheDman25

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Michigan

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 18, 2013

      Easy install

      Easy install, I jacked up the passenger side of my car and turned the wheels to the right, and crawled underneath to install the filter & MAF in the fenderwell. The only part that had me cursing was the air pump. I unbolted the three bolts, and when I went to mount it in the more forward position to make clearance for the filter, I started tightening the bolt, then it got hard turning (stuff in the threads or something) and the "nut" that the bolt screws into, the weld broke, and then I couldn't tighten it or loosen it anymore. I fought with it, trying to put a screwdriver in there to bind against the 'nut" so I could turn it, to no avail. Blah blah blah, I cut the bolt and just unplugged the air pump and plugged off the hose, AFTER fighting with the bolt for over an hour trying to get it tightened. Excellent product, and I am sure I just had a total fluke of bad luck luck on the install. Otherwise, it would have only taken about an hour to install it.... The check engine light is on now with the airpump off, I have to get a new tune and have them deactivate that code from coming up or whatever

      devilman

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2013

      Power Gains

      I installed this product on my 98 Cobra. I was referred to buy this product to fix a condition with my MAF sensor which was only operating at 70%. Not only is the sensor at full operation but I was able to feel a decent gain. The car went back on the dyno for more fuel and I ended up gaining 13hp and 16ft lbs. On a bone stock, other than intake and exhaust, cobra, this is a very good gain for the money.

      jackson910

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Fayetteville, NC, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 22, 2013

      Great First Mod!

      The Jlt Intake was a great first mod to the old Cobra. As far as the seat dyno goes the car feels more powerful. The fit was great, and install was easy. No more difficult than changing the filter. All in all, I would definitely recommend this intake. Only downside was that it did not fit with the stock strut brace, however this was little more than extra weight up front.

      Nic7134

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Lakeland, FL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 28, 2012

      Must get if your a cobra owner

      The difference was night and day!! Throtle response was immediately noticeable and the car breathes easier. My car is lowered about 1.5" eibachs, so instal took a bit longer than usual, about 2.5 hrs due to jack up the car, removing the wheel etc. I recommend removing the wheel for easier access, especially if your Cobra is lowered. This is an easy hp/tq increase, man I love V8s...!!!

      98svtCOBRA

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Lompoc, CA, USA

      Helpful (4)

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