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

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    Features & Details

    • 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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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
    Installation Info
    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?

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        Questions & Answers (6)

        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

          Customer Reviews (22) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.238095 4.2
          • Fit 4.285714 4.3



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 08, 2019

            Got the job done

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

            Anonymous

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 25, 2019

            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!!

            MatthewD

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 25, 2019

            Highly recommend this

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

            Steves

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 12, 2019

            Nice cold air with good Performance!

            very easy install with good noticeable performance!

            chaddles1990

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 08, 2019

            THIS IS A QUALITY HP ADDER

            IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT COLD AIR INTAKES AND WONDERING, JUST GET THE RAM AIR INTAKE. EASIER TO INSTALL AND THE GAINS BETWEEN FENDERWELL AND RAM ARE NEGLIGIBLE. WHEN YOU INSTALL, BE CREATIVE AND FIND A WAY TO KEEP THE IAT SENSOR FROM RESTING ON THE VALVE COVER. I TUNED MY 96 COBRA AFTER INSTALL AND AM PLEASED WITH ACCELERATION ADD.

            DROSS

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 10, 2019

            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.

            StevenS

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 09, 2018

            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.

            GoseMan

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 05, 2018

            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.

            Dpayn36

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (4)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2018

            Meh

            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.

            JoshuaS

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 06, 2017

            JLT CAI FTW

            I installed this cold air intake on my 97 cobra and it surely left me with no regrets the throttle response is so much better thanks AM!

            AshtonH

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 04, 2017

            Great Part for the price

            Took me about 25 mins. to install since I manage a shop, but I wish i could keep the strut brace on. I removed the BBK intake of in favor of this and let me tell you, pretty noticeable difference. Better idle, better throttle response, and nice exhaust note. It did gain a little more power and im sure its gona be better with a tune.

            IsaacF

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 27, 2017

            Great product

            Nice JLT product the quality is good and very easy to install!

            alexsvt

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 12, 2017

            98 cobra

            Was very easy to install. Looks great and had a check engine light on until I installed and now it has went off. Car also seems to run so much better.

            boss302guy

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 13, 2016

            nice bolt on

            First thing is a very tight fit. 2nd thing is the hoses didn't work out to well and kind of had to fab up my own on my 98 cobra. 3rd is i could feel the difference between stock vs jlt and I like it. Overall very happy with this cai.

            Scout

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra willis, tx

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 22, 2014

            Good product but...

            This was a good buy but my motor had to be pulled apart so I only drove the car for a day with it on so far. But it did seem to make a difference. I cant wait to get the car back to gather and see what it can really do.

            5stroked0

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 13, 2013

            97 cobra jlt

            This thing flows awesome and cleans up the engine well. I do feel like jlt was worried mainly about flow and not fitment. When i installed it everything had to be just right. Overall it flows good, looks good, and as for as i can see its the cheapest on the market. Bye the way the filter on this thing is massive and the end cap is also part of the filter. Its a nice touch that alows it to pull air coming in around the headlight.

            AaronS

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra kansas

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 31, 2013

            Ram Air

            The forced induction on this intake is significantly greater then the stock K&N intake, improved gas mileage and useable HP. I had previously purchased the BBK intake to fit under my strut tower brace, but decided against the BBK because it made my Cobra ball less, it was worse then the stock intake. The JLT is fantastic and performs flawlessly. With a tune added the JLT produces awesome results and you will be pleased.

            StuartC

            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Houston, TX, USA

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 22, 2013

            MPG

            I got the JLT Ram Air Intake to increase the MPG on my car after the first day of driving to work i can already see a difference in the amount of gas i use. I am extremely happy with this purchase. The only issue i had with this product was during installation the screws used to assemble the Mass Air Flow Sensor to MAF adapter was a pain to start. Other than that is was real easy and a perfect fit.

            Sadisticmind

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Virginia, USA

            Helpful (8)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 19, 2013

            JLT is the way to GO!!

            I bought the JLT RAM AIR intake for my 1998 mustang cobra wanting some extra power, and after about 1hr of putting it on I drove it. First thing I could tell was the car was a TAD LOUDER. While I noticed it had more performance to notice OVER the K&N drop-in filter that I had on there. After a day of driving the computer had adjusted a little bit and the throttle was noticeably crisper and the response was great, and still is. It has been on for 6 months and still running great!!!!....I recommend the product greatly. Also I got 2 day shipping and was FAST!!!

            Tazz3

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Spring, TX, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 19, 2013

            JLT RAM AIR INTAKE

            Much cleaner fit and install than the previous design with the PVC. This will not clear under the strut tower brace but neither do most. Power gains or mpg are minimal but cleans up the engine look. Must have over stock or a lesser quality intake.

            John9

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Boston, MA

            Helpful (6)

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