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JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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  • MPN# CAI2-FMG-9604

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Add up to 28 HP and 17 TQ With Optional Tune
    • Better Throttle Response
    • Reusable S&B High Flow Air Filter
    • Black Textured 4-1/4" ID, Roto Molded ABS Plastic
    • Easy Installation
    • CARB EO Number: D-761
    • Fits 1996-2004 4.6L V8 GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with and this is my breakdown of JLT’s Next Generation cold air intake, fitting the 4.8L V8 found in all 96-04 Mustang GTs. At first glance, the next gen from JLT is a no nonsense intake, and what I mean by that is, there’s no flashy finishes or big brand names stamped all over it, this thing is all business. Taking a closer look at the intake itself you’ll first notice this massive 4 ¼ “ molded plastic intake tube, that is one piece from the throttle body all the way down to the reusable high flow air filter. In addition you receive the MAF adaptor and also all the hardware and couplers to complete the package. This cold air from JLT places the high flow filter right in the inner fender well to try to take advantage of that cooler, denser air that will ultimately result in more horsepower, how much power exactly? Well, we’ll find out in a minute but first we’ve got to grab a quick baseline run on our automatic 2000 GT behind me. Installing any cold air intake is a task easy enough for the backyard to tackle, all you need is a set of basic hand tools and about an hour’s time to get everything bolted up properly. You should know that running a performance tune with the JLT is not required, but in order to see the biggest gains using this intake, we’re going to upload one of our custom Bama tunes. This tune is going to do a few things for us, it’s going to optimize our spark timings, get our air/fuel ratios right in the sweet spot, and really firm up the shifts on our automatic. Now that we have the kit installed and our tune uploaded here on our JLT, let’s turn the rollers one more time and see what the numbers are. For our baseline run on our automatic 2000 GT, gave us 222 horsepower, and 259 ft/lbs of torque. With our JLT installed and our tune uploaded, we were able to make 235 horsepower and 275 ft/lbs of torque, giving us a peak gain of 13 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 28 horsepower and 17 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. The Next Gen cold air from JLT is a simple and effective no tune intake, that yielded some nice results here on our GT, as well as making a visual improvement under the hood as well. Be sure to check it out right here at

    More Usable Horsepower. With a JLT Performance "Next Generation" Cold Air Intake installed under the hood of your Mustang GT you can expect to see gains of up to 8-12 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.

    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.

    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 2004 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L V8 engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation. Compatible with both 80mm and 90mm MAF's.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • JLT plastic intake tube
    • Silicone coupler
    • Silicone reducer
    • 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: 1996-2004 GT Filter Placement: Inside Fender
    Material: ABS Finish: Black Textured
    Manufacture: JLT Performance Computer Tune Required: No
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    Questions & Answers (9)

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    Ok, Just starting on my 2004 Gt 4.6 build. I guess this is a very basic, simple question, but exactly how hard is it, and what all is involved in cleaning and re-oiling the filter once this CAI is installed?

    • Cleaning and re-oiling the filter for the JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake is a very simple and straight forward task. This can easily be done with a recharge kit that can be purchased at any local auto parts store.

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    Hi, will this fit a 2003 GT with a Saleen series 2 blower? Eaton m90.. thanks

    • The JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake will not work properly with the Saleen Series II Supercharger.

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    Is this CAI California legsl

    • The JLT Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-671.

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    Can I use my stock MAF ?

    • Hello! The JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake will work for your stock MAF

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    hi I have on my car throttle bbk 78mm and headers long bbk so what is better for me cold air intake JLT or ram air intake JLT?

    • The JLT cold air intake is a filter that sits inside the fender well. The Ram Air Intake positions the filter inside the engine bay. They are realistically the same filter. It depends on where you would like the filter to be located.

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    With the MAF relocated inside the fender, does the MAF harness need to be extended? How do the wires route into the fender to the MAF? 1 answer
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    Customer Reviews (17) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.352941 4.4
    • Fit 4.705883 4.7

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 28, 2018

      A wonderful intake

      Can definitely feel it. You can hear it suck air in though, but it's not particularly loud. Worth it!


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 23, 2018

      Great product

      Great product easy to install straight forward big gains in low end Torque and a huge improvement in Throttle response.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2017

      Throttle response <3

      The throttle response was instantly noticed. My friend and I were giggling like little kids blipping the throttle like a harley rider just to feel it throw our heads back. Only downside of this true CAI is that it is VERY close to inside wall of that front bumper, I'm certain it makes contact when I'm driving it hard


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 31, 2016

      Very very very nice !

      This kit is nice , unlike the Matel pipe, this kit will suck all the air in to your engine with out the heat , you better off paying a little more and get this kit , it's a JLT after all, so quality is not an issue, I feel the power , I had it install with OEM throttle body , and it just scream power, and not to mention a good fuel mileage , get them if you want that OEM look as well


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2016

      JLT CAI

      I recently purchased the JLT next generation cold air intake. I was a little concerned at first, as the box it came in was pretty beat up. When I opened it, everything was in perfect shape!! Installation was a breeze, the only issue I had was trying to stretch fit the coupler onto the 78 mm BBK throttle body. I installed during winter, so I put the coupler into the dryer for a couple minutes , otherwise set the coupler in the sun before you start the tear down process. I believe it was made for the factory throttle body. Have clamp and nut driver ready to go, once installed and tightened up, it is an absolutely perfect fit. Noticeable difference in throttle response and HP!! Great product!!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Omaha , Nebraska

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 13, 2015

      its ok, but whistles

      For me, i found the install awkward. the tube should be in two pieces because attaching the filter is almost impossible. it was REALLY hard. I get a definite whistle that sounds like a loose belt which i wish didn't happen. My exhaust is loud but the whistle is apparent at stop lights


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT san diego

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 23, 2014

      Great product

      It's a great CAI the kinda hard to put everything together since it goes into the front bumper but still easy to get it right, the cupler to the tb was almost to small for a 78mm but you can make it work, other then that Its great!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Goshen, KY 40026, USA

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 19, 2014


      Put on my 96 GT. looks good if you aren't going for the flashy look. Some would mistake for stock but the massive size makes it look awesome. Can hear it too. Not anymore since loud exhaust tho. :(. Couldn't really tell performance gain


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 24, 2014

      A little pricey, yet worth it..

      When I first received the intake, I was very impressed. The quality felt very good and it seemed to be a sturdy, well built part. The installation was a little awkward whenever trying to install it into the panel portion, but it wasn't too difficult. Whenever installed it performs well. The only thing I ever worry about is driving the car near deep puddles. With this style air intake, the air filter could possibly become partially submerged in the water and therefore suck up water into the engine. Other than that, it will take in cold air and allow the engine to breath a little better than before. Whenever I'm listening I can hear a slight whistle of the air intake sucking in air, but it's hard to hear over the roar of my exhausts. The only complaint I have is that it's a little pricey. Although the price is worth it because you're buying a very high quality product. Thanks AM, you've provided another happy customer with another quality product.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Greenwood, IN, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2013

      Awesome CAi

      Get product!!! was pretty easy to install car feels like it can breath a lot better. must have for a mustang owner.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Hilo, HI, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 26, 2013

      JLT Performance Next Generation Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT) GREAT PRODUCT

      The jlt performance cold air intake has brought more power to my mustang with the help of i wouldn't be where I'm at with my car today the jlt is so much better then any other cold air intake it pulls more air for more horsepower and its easy to install less then a hour super easy


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Borger, TX 79007, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2013

      Cold Air

      This is a great kit. I change out my chrome SR cold air intake for this one and noticed a big difference. Just check the box first because the first time AM sent me it, it was a used one. But sent it back a got a new one the 2nd time.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2013


      Easy to install, felt some gains. With the right tune, I'm sure I'd feel more power.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Jacksonville, FL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 02, 2013

      Awesome fit and ease of install

      JLT makes a awesome product and easy to read instructions. I will recomend that if you have a strut tower brace to make sure you remove it as this unit will not go on without the remaval as I learned first hand


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Spokjane, Mo

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 18, 2013


      jlt by far is Cai you can buy very simple bolt on big tube lots of air flow looks great sounds great feeds colder air to the engine


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Clinton ct

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2012

      Looks Great, Easy Install

      Swapped out my cheaper version of AM's CAI to this JLT, looks great, fits perfect, and flows MUCH better. Put it on by myself in about 30 minutes. I've had JLT intakes on my Bullitt and a couple of my other 'Stangs, they never let me down!


      Year: 1999 Submodel: Other Woodbury, TN

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2012

      Excellent product!

      I recently purchased this JLT next gen cold air intake for my 2002 GT and I am very pleased with it. A friend and I were able to install it in about an hour. The instructions it includes for installation are very good, just be sure to read them before installation and follow them. You will probably need help installing it because at one point you need three hands. I noticed a decent gain in power right away. When paired with a performance tune by bama performance it really brings the car to life!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA

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