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How to install a JLT Performance Next Generation Ram Air Intake on your 1996-1998 Mustang

Installation Time

1 hours

American Muscle
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Verify you have all of the following parts included in the kit:

(1) JLT Intake tube with IAC & PCV fittings and IAT grommet, (1) 4.5"x2" Silicone Coupler, (1) 4.5"-4" Silicone Reducer, (1) MAF Silicone Spacer, (1) MAF Gasket, (1) MAF Adaptor with bolts, (3) #72 Clamps, (1) #64 clamp, (1) 4x9” Air Filter (1) Heat shield, (1) 6" 3/4" hose and (1) 12" 5/8" hose

1. Gather all of the following tools needed for the installation:

5/16 Nut Driver, 10mm Open End Wrench, 11mm Open End Wrench

2. Remove your stock intake system from the throttle body to the filter housing.

3. Unbolt your Mass Air Flow Sensor from the filter housing, and install the MAF filter adaptor using the supplied MAF gasket and bolts shown below. Do not reuse the screen BOLTS GO THROUGH MAF AND THREAD INTO ADAPTOR.

4. Install the filter onto the MAF adaptor and the silicone reducer onto the MAF. Next install Throttle body coupler onto JLT tube, then the tube into silicone reducer making a complete unit from throttle body to filter.

5. PULL the Inlet Air Temperature sensor from your stock inlet and install in the grommet on bottom side of JLT tube.

6. Tuck air filter behind the headlight and lower down onto throttle body. Tighten only the clamp on throttle body.

7. Plug in IAT sensor, MAF sensor, IAC and PCV connection. Using the stock air box bolt, install the heat shield.

8. Go back and make any adjustments to the tube and tighten the clamps (ONLY FINGER TIGHT). Installation is complete.

This kit includes an S&B Powerstack pre-oiled reusable air filter. The frequency you should clean your filter will depend on your driving conditions. It is recommended to check your filter at every oil change or 3,000 miles. If there is a build up of dirt as thick as the wire mesh, then it’s time to clean your filter. As dirt builds up on your filter, the restriction of the airflow also increases. More frequent cleanings will improve your fuel economy and your vehicle’s performance.

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