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SR Performance Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Add up to 35 HP and 54 TQ With Optional Tune
    • Reusable High Flow Air Filter
    • Polished Aluminum Finish
    • Simple Installation
    • Fits 1996-2004 GT Mustangs, Excludes 01 Bullitt

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey Justin from AmericanMuscle.com here, taking a closer look at these very budget friendly intakes from SR Performance, available in black or polished fitting all 96-04 Mustang GTs. This kit completely replaces the power robbing factory airbox in your GT with everything you see here, including a reusable high flow intake filter, heat shield, lightweight aluminum 2 piece intake shield in that polished black finish, and all the couplers and hardware needed for the install. If you didn’t know, cooler, denser air results in more horsepower, so with that in mind, this intake puts the filter right in the fender well, allowing for maximum cool air, especially when paired with that heat shield, that should prevent any hot engine bay air from entering the intake. Ok so we all want to know just how much power this intake is going to make, but in order to do so we do need to grab a quick baseline run from our automatic 2000 GT behind me, and then get to work installing this SR Performance intake. Removing the stock airbox and installing the new SR Performance intake is a pretty straightforward task that should only take you about an hour using basic hand tools. Keep in mind you will need to transfer the mass air housing and sensor to the new intake, because the SR Performance intake does not come with either. Even though the SR Performance intake does not require a tune, we are going to upload one of our custom 93 octane Bama tunes, in hopes of seeing some sizeable gains with this setup. This tune is going to optimize our spark timing, perfect our air/fuel ratios, and as a result we should be looking at some drastically improved throttle response. And for our automatic here we’re looking for increased shift firmness, in addition to adjustable shift points. Alright, with our intake bolted up and our tune loaded, we’re going to fire up our GT one more time and see how we do. So our baseline run with our automatic 2000 GT gave us 222 horsepower, and 260 ft/lbs of torque. With our cold air intake and bama combination, we put down 249 horsepower and 295 ft/lbs of torque, making for a peak gain of 27 horsepower over our baseline numbers, and gains of 35 horsepower and 54 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. Not only do we pick up more horsepower and torque using this setup, but we also improved our under the hood appearance as well, so even though this intake doesn’t have a big brand name attached to it, it certainly held up its end of the bargain, and delivered some nice gains for a price that’s very hard to beat. So be sure to check out an SR Performance cold air intake for your 4.6 right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Improves Horsepower. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake kit completely replaces the factory air box and restrictive paper filter element in your 1996-2004 4.6 GT mustang with a high flow filter assembly for a noticeable increase in horsepower and throttle response while filtering out destructive power robbing dust particles. This CAI pulls cooler denser air from inside the inner fender well to make more power that you can feel.

    Reusable Filter. Included in this kit is a High Flow reusable air filter. So no need to go out and buy a new filter every few thousand miles. Just clean the filter, re-oil it, save money, and go!

    Polished Finish. A SR Performance Cold Air Intake not only improves horsepower and acceleration, but it also improves your Mustang's under hood appearance with a striking polished aluminum finish. Now you can have the best of both worlds, performance and style.

    Simple Install. SR Performance Cold Air Intake kits are relatively easy to install with basic hand tools. No extra modifications are required for the installation. See the video on the installation tab for an overview of the installation process.

    Application. This SR Performance Cold Air Intake is specifically designed for the 1996-2004 GT Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L V8 engine. It is not compatible with the 2001 Bullitt.

    Please Note. The MAF housing and sensor is not included with the SR Performance Cold Air Intake.

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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) 3" Straight Through Coupler
    • (1) 3.5" - 3" Step Down Coupler
    • (3) 65mm - 89mm Hose Clamp
    • (2) 78mm - 101mm Clamp
    • (1) Gasket
    • (2) Anchor
    • (6) Nylon Lock Nut
    • (6) 1" Bolt
    • (6) Small Washer
    • (2) Large Washer
    • (1) 4" Hose
    • (1) Fender Shield
    • (1) Cone Filter w/ Open End
    • (1) 3.5" Pipe
    • (1) 3" Pipe
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 96-04 GT Filter Placement: Inside Fender
    Material: Aluminium Finish: Polished
    Manufacture: N/A Computer Tune Required: No
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    Questions & Answers (64)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Do I have to worry about sucking water? I live in an area that will get pretty good rainfalls at times and was curious if there was a need for concern about sucking up water with the filter location on this cold air intake.

    • I live in an area that gets a lot of rain, and I have never had a problem with this CAI. I've even driven through 3 foot floods to get to work (I would never recommend doing this to anyone), but I can assure you that rain does not affect this intake. It is inside the front of your wheel well, and won't be affected by water any more than a stock air filter would unless you drive through a flood. Have no concern

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    fast idling Since installed I am experience a fast idler up to 2000rpm after depress the gas pedal then drop to normal, I still having to fix this out, can you guys help me on this. thank Jesus

    • Without knowing your vehicle and what other mods, assuming all was well when assembled etc, try cleaning your mass airflow sensor that can cause unusual idle. My favorite trick for idle problems to spray carb cleaner around vacuum lines and listen to the engine you will know you have a leak if the idle goes up a bit. Not a fix but it tells you where to start fixing. Honestly this is kind of a loaded question because there really is not enough info given in the question.

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    Looking To Purchase I'm looking at getting this a cold air intake but is it as good as a 180 dollar or 230 dollar cold air intake ? Also other have better mpg and others have better acceleration does this cold air intake have the same benefits ? Are the benefits as good as others ? Will the chrome rust ? how much more hp will it add to a stock 4.6L V8 ? Will I have to do any reprogramming ?

    • The cold air intake is made out of aluminum, it will not rust. They say it will get you 4 or so more horses. You don't need to do any programming. The price is right.

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    is this smog legal in California?

    • The SR Performance Cold Air Intake is not smog legal.

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    I just bought mine and was wandering if I need to put oil on the filter

    • The SR Performance Cold Air Intake uses a Dry Filter. So you will not need to oil it.

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    10 More Questions
    I have an SCT tuner that I used for a 05 stang GT . Will it work on my 96 GT if I bough a CAI for it ? 1 answer
    How do you clean the filter and what you need the clean the filter with ? And do you need to pour oil in the filter ? 1 answer
    I purchased the SR Performance CAI but the Mass Air Flow filter screen between the MAF and the actual air filter does not fit. Does this need to be on or can I remove it? 1 answer
    Does the filter come pre-oiled? 1 answer
    Can I use my 90 mm maf with this cold air intake? 1 answer
    For the MAF housing and sensor can i just use the sensor and housing thats on my stock air intake or do i need to buy a new housing and sensor? 1 answer
    Hi, I want to know if its a oil air filter or dry air filter? If the oil filter needs more maintenance? and where buy oil to put on it? 1 answer
    Is the filter on this c.a.i smaller than most? Seems it would restrict more if it were smaller.. 1 answer
    Is it for 04 V8 GT 1 answer
    Do you need maf housing and sensor and what happens if you don't get them does it trigger the check engine light if you don't get them? And lastly what's the purpose of them 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 3.976608 4.0
    • Fit 4.367883 4.4



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 09, 2018

      SR CAI

      Easy install. Didn’t really noticed a gain in power, Maybe after I tune it. But it looks great in the engine bay no doubt. Overall pretty cool and a good price.

      Rodolfo

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      November 06, 2018

      Cold air intake purchase

      Bought the sr performance cold air intake. Was excited about it until I actually opened it. I noticed the large pipe had gunk on it and appeared to be slightly used. Was not happy about that. So apparently their “new” stuff isn’t brand new as they claim. Sure I only paid $53 for it but still I wasn’t expecting it to be a used pipe. Makes me wonder how much stuff is actually used. And this was the first time I bought from them as well so that didn’t make it any better. Probably won’t buy anything from them again unless I can’t find it anywhere else. Also there wasn’t a guide on how to put it together. The least you guys could do is include a guide on how to do it for beginners.

      AlecF

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 04, 2018

      Looks good

      Fit decently well outher then having to scrape the whole left side of the intake almost seems like it’s really cramped into the left side of the fender...

      MarcosD

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 04, 2018

      Looks good. Performs well. No instructions.

      I installed this less than a week after buying the car, so I can't really say if it made a noticeable difference in performance. It looks really nice and the car seems to accelerate smoother. I was just a little disappointed with not getting any instructions in the box. The online instructions were ok, but paper instructions with an actual parts list would have been nice. I have left over parts I don't know what they are supposed to be for. And the online instructions don't address them.

      TimothyT

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 03, 2018

      Cold air intake

      No problems with installation. It has kicked up the horseeys! Great mod!

      SeanB

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 01, 2018

      Sr performance intake

      Easy to install nice look underneath the hood and the fit was good

      JesseJ

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 26, 2018

      Cold air intake

      This sr performance cold air intake Is a perfect add on on for the 4.6 it really let's u know your throwing some extra air when you hit the gas and the quality blew my mind for the price of this product

      CharlesS

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 25, 2018

      Sr Cold Air Intake Awesome

      Big difference. More power, Runs alot better. I would recommend this item. You wont be disappointed.

      PaulR

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 23, 2018

      Sr performance

      Seems to work fine I know it breaths a lot better than original like they say you get what you pay for the only problem I had was the metal bracket that bolts on to the side wall to the fender that hold up the end of the filter didn't line up had to re drill the holes to the base.

      RickP

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 21, 2018

      excellent value

      Good material quality and workmanship. Easy to install, no problem installation. Highly recommend.

      MichaelS

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 10, 2018

      ...ANOTHER great purchase!!!

      Great for the price!!! You WONT be disappointed!!!

      DocMoon

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 08, 2018

      Cold Air Intake

      For the price I was expecting a super low quality Cold Air Intake similar to the plastic version it replaced. I was presently shocked at the quality workmanship put into this product. It is solid guys and fit perfect. This is something I had been putting off and am super happy I finally purchased this for my 04 GT. Thanks a bunch American Muscle you ROCK!!!

      Swany

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 03, 2018

      Cold air intake

      Very simple to install. Fits perfectly. Looks great too.

      JasonM

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 02, 2018

      Pay for what you get

      Not bad at all. Easy to install. Doesn't come with all the hardware you need like the couplers bolts and gasket for the maf.

      Brad

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 02, 2018

      Good intake

      Easy to install and I love the filters is away from the engine and the has a shield to block it nothing but cold air

      MikeT

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 02, 2018

      The intake fell off

      The only thing wrong is That they use a cheap seal to clamp the intake down the seal ripped while I was driving and my intake fell off and I had to buy a new one

      MichealI

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 27, 2018

      SR Performance CAI 2002 Mustang Gt

      I’ve had the air intake on for about 2 weeks and my car has slightly gained more power. The installation was pretty straight forward except there’s a hole for an air sensor that the V8 models do not have, I had to plug it in with a homemade plug. Other than that really good CAI for the price, can’t beat it. Flow Masters Original 40’s series coming next.

      HerbertL

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 27, 2018

      Great Performance

      The throttle response was noticeable immediately! Engine performance was smoother even without a tune. Can't wait to perform a tune. I highly recommend this product to anyone on a low budget wishing to increase performance.

      WalterP

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 25, 2018

      Pete

      This bolted right up with no problem at all and make my mustang sound that much better.

      PeterB

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 24, 2018

      Awesome

      Great product ! I installed it in 10 minutes !I love American muscle, they are the only people I order my car parts for you gotta love them !

      JamesC

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

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