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

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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

      MPN# CAI2-FMC-9698

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (19)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 19 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • April 02, 2019

        5 1997 Cobra - SteveC Installation Time: Afternoon

        SVT JLT

        My spitting Cobra really spews the Chevy parts now.

        Helpful (0)
      • November 07, 2018

        5 1997 Cobra - BradS


        Easy to install and fit excellent, much better than the BBK cold air that it replaced.

        Helpful (2)
      • September 19, 2018

        5 1998 Cobra - BrandenB Installation Time: Afternoon


        I had a full off road exhaust and long tubes with the stock airbox installed. After installing this JLT I could feel the engine wasn't starved for air. It just seemed smoother and throttle response was better.

        Helpful (2)
      • May 08, 2018

        5 1996 Cobra - TravisS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Tight fit

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

        Helpful (3)
      • March 23, 2018

        5 1997 Cobra - dustinp

        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.

        Helpful (3)
      • December 08, 2017

        5 1996 Cobra - Ricardo Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

        Helpful (6)
      • September 30, 2017

        5 1996 Cobra - Rayray15 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Weird but okay!

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

        Helpful (4)
      • June 29, 2017

        3 1997 Cobra - Jiames

        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.

        Helpful (4)
      • May 16, 2017

        4 1996 Cobra - Pierce Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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.

        Helpful (4)
      • June 24, 2016

        5 1996 Cobra - Mumby Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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.

        Helpful (5)

      Questions & Answers (9 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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

      • 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.

      Helpful (1)

      I have a 98 cobra with Kenny bell supercharger. With this intake will I need a retune. Or is there a better option?

      • Yes, we would recommend a new tune, given that you have a supercharger installed.

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      How do I get this cai to fit with my factory cobra strut tower brace. I see it done on one of the customer photos. On the passenger side I'm off by about 1/2 of an inch. Is there something I did wrong with the install.

      • The JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake will typically rub on the cold air intake, however due to production tolerances in the Mustangs, as well as years of wear and chassis flex, this will not always be true, and sometimes they will not clear at all. Some minor adjustment can be made to the CAI and also through shimming the strut tower brace, but this may not work on all Cobras.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

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

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      • 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.

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      4 More Questions
      what is the intake tube made out of ? plastic ? 1 answer
      Will this CAI work on my 96 Cobra with a 2.1L Kenne Bell Supercharger and a 90mm Lightning MAF? 1 answer
      fitment with tower bar? Does this fit with the factory cobra brace? I see that one of the customer's pics shows it installed with the brace...but then when I read some of the comments, some people are saying it doesn't fit. 1 answer
      Gas Mileage ? Howdy AM Customers or AM Techs or owner of a 98 SVT Mustang Cobra convertible or coupe with JLT Next Gen CAI this installed, I noticed that the Approx. HP increase will be. So now as far as Gas Mileage is concerned, has anyone noticed a gain in Miles Per Gallon ? Mine is a convertible therefore a bit heavier, but I'm wondering if anyone has noticed an increase in gas mileage ? I 'd like to get your professional and/or experienced opinion regarding this subject with this JLT Next Gen CAI. Thanks all, for your time. 2 answers

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      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

      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

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 96, 97, 98

      Will not fit with most strut tower braces

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