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

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      Product Information

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


      • Increases of 10 to 14 More Horsepower
      • Better Throttle Response
      • 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 4.6L V8 SVT Cobra Mustang


      More Usable Horsepower. With a JLT Performance "Next Generation" Ram Air Intake installed under the hood of your SVT Cobra you can expect to see average performance gains of 10 to 14 horsepower at the rear wheels. In addition to an increase in horsepower you will also see an impressive improvement in throttle response.

      Heat Shield Included.
      The JLT Performance Ram Air Intake includes a vacuum formed ABS plastic heat shield that not only looks great, but blocks out excessive under hood engine heat at low speed and idle that can rob you of power.

      Money Saving Reusable Filter.
      JLT ram air intake kits come complete with a 4x9 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" Ram 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" Ram Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on the 1996-1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with the DOHC 4.6L V8 engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation.

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

      Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

      MPN# RAI2-FMC-9698

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (23)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 23 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • February 06, 2020

        5 1998 Cobra - robo108 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        1998 mustang cibra

        Love it - more power / better at low rpm and high!!! Get it !!

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      • October 08, 2019

        4 1997 Cobra - Anonymous Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Got the job done

        Good product went good with the upgraded 67mm bbk throttle body

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      • July 25, 2019

        4 1998 Cobra - MatthewD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good the second time around

        The first kit arrived on time and well packaged. However I couldn’t get it to fit right as the IAT sensor and the 90* elbow for the valve cover vent were hitting the valve cover. I called American Muscle and they had me a second one lined up to see if there was a mfg difference. This fit better so it’s a keeper! Big thanks to the customer relations team at AM!!

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      • July 25, 2019

        5 1997 Cobra - Steves Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Highly recommend this

        Easy to install. Great results highly recommend to liven up your tired mustang. Flows considerably better then other cai kits

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      • May 12, 2019

        5 1998 Cobra - chaddles1990 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Nice cold air with good Performance!

        very easy install with good noticeable performance!

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      • May 08, 2019

        5 1996 Cobra - DROSS Installation Time: Afternoon



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      • January 10, 2019

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

        More air

        Just installed the JLT cold air kit on my 96 mystic Cobra. Installs very easy ,fits great and looks awesome! You also can hear it working. Sounds great.

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      • December 09, 2018

        4 1998 Cobra - GoseMan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good Product

        Overall I felt this intake is a good intake. I feel like I had a little bit better throttle response and my cobra felt like it was running smoother. The only thing about this intake on my car is the fitment for the shroud over the filter would not fit. I could not get the intake down far enough to be able to get the shroud to fit over. I like the look of it without the shroud so I'm not concerned. This is just for anyone wondering about fitment. If you go without the shroud you are all good. If you want the shroud to fit on over the filter some modifications may need to happen.

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      • September 05, 2018

        4 1998 Cobra - Dpayn36 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good product.

        I recently purchased a 1998 Cobra with a idle issue. Previous owner said it needed the intake manifold gaskets replaced and that was the reason for the idle issue. After finding a opened pack of super glue in the center console ( which is never a good thing to find In a car you just bought ) I started investigation. Come to find out the rubber fittings on my air intake we're very dry rotted (and sucking air) the previous owner tried to super glue the cracks.... Smart right? I decided to purchase a new air intake. It's hard to believe that a piece of plastic can be so expensive, but it does look good. It cured my Cobra's idle issue ( super glue didn't, go figure...) It's a extremely tight fit like previous reviews say, and I believe it's just because of the huge air filter that is given. I couldn't notice a difference in power, but I don't have a tune so it's not working to it's full potential. Overall, very happy with the JLT, for those of us who are not chrome fans this is a great look for your Cobra.

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      • May 21, 2018

        3 1997 Cobra - JoshuaS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        While the filter is big, I'm not exactly sold on the piping. A rubber-like pipe does not exactly flow air like a smooth, metal pipe would or should IMO. Also looks cheap. I noticed almost no gains. Where it sits, I can only imagine how much hot air it sucks up from my motor and long tubes. Most CAI I have had on other mustangs in the past were a little more successful and polished. The price is a little high to me. Not that impressed.

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      Questions & Answers (6 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will the air tube fit the Accufab ellipse Cobra throttle body? A friend ordered both and found the JLT tube opening to be the same dimensions as the TB. Can the tube be heated (hot water) ad lubed to make it expand and fit? Please advise as I was thinking about getting the same set up.

      • The JLT Performance Next Generation Ram Air Intake should be able to fit with the Accufab Ellipse Throttle Body, however the coupler may need to be heated up by placing it in hot water. Silicon spray lubricant can be used to ease install as well.

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      If I install the ram air intake only, will I need a tune?

      • There is no tune required to use this item.

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      Will this intake fit a 2001 bullitt?

      • This JLT Performance "Next Generation" Ram Air Intake System is specifically designed for use on the 1996-1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with the DOHC 4.6L V8 only. 

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      Will this fit a 98 Cobra with a Steeda strut bar installed? I've read mixed reviews on whether this will fit under a strut bar.

      • No, the JLT Performance Next Generation Ram Air Intake will not fit under the strut bar due to the sheer size, It does not fit under most strut bars.

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      Will the 'Ford Performance 90mm Mass Air Meter / Sensor' fit between this air filter and this intake tube?

      • The Ford Performance 90mm Mass Air Meter can be used with the JLT Performance Next Generation Ram Air Intake, however custom tuning will be required.

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      Good Afternoon, Just wanted to see this will replace the oem fender cold air intake? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • JLT plastic intake tube
      • Throttle body elbow
      • Silicone reducer
      • ABS Heat Shield
      • 4x9 S&B powerstack air filter
      • MAF adapter
      • MAF adapter gasket
      • HD Clamps & all needed hardware

      Tech Specs

      Ram Air Intake Specifications
      Year/Model: 1996-1998 Cobra Filter Placement: Engine Bay
      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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