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SR Performance Cold Air Intake (96-04 GT)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey Justin from 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

      Product Information

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


      • 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


      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.

      SR Performance

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

      MPN# 14001

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • March 29, 2020

        5 1998 GT - Shawboy98gt Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Super easy perfect fit

        Installed in less than an hour super easy and improved performance

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      • March 28, 2020

        4 1998 GT - SeanS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Loved the new intake only issue I had was with the sensor dosnt fit in the grommet provided and it came with the wrong hardware but I got it in and taken care of

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      • March 23, 2020

        1 1998 GT - Bleh32

        This intake effects MAF readings

        Product fit ok. Filter wasn't a problem, biggest issue is that this intake is HORRIBLE for performance. My MAF voltage could fluctuate up .25v with this intake and the engine could not be tuned properly. Long story short DO NOT BUY THIS INTAKE.

        Helpful (0)
      • March 17, 2020

        5 2004 GT - DoubleL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        No issues, love the under the hood look and performance boost

        Helpful (0)
      • March 13, 2020

        5 1997 GT - Berniemir Installation Time: Afternoon

        Mustang gt 97 intake

        Excellent product. Easy to install. Love this product.

        Helpful (0)
      • March 10, 2020

        4 2004 GT - maniacgunner08 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Cold air kit

        It fits pretty well, it looks good and does what it's supposed to do. I had a couple of issues installing but they were not related to the kit.

        Helpful (0)
      • February 19, 2020

        5 2002 GT - SidC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great Product

        Definently got what I wanted for my first mod, made my bay look a lot better and pedal response a lot better! Product arrived in great timing and was an easy install!

        Helpful (1)
      • February 06, 2020

        4 1996 GT - Tayhall Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great Product

        Certainly feel the difference in the low and mid range. Got my 96 GT to spin all the way through second gear for the the first time with this Intake lol so proof is there

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      • January 17, 2020

        4 2003 GT - Mpain1

        Prompt service

        My cold air intake came right on time, nothing was missing, and it improved my performance just like the advertisement said it would. I definitely recommend shopping American muscle for performance parts

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      • January 12, 2020

        5 2002 GT - Nebula2v Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Fits perfect

        Fit perfect had no issue, would recommend to anyone looking for a cheap mod for there mustang

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      Questions & Answers (79 answers)

      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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      is this smog legal in California?

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

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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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      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
      What is the diameter on the intake. I need to buy a water bypass valve because even in the slightest sprinkle my car starts hydrolocking. 0 answer
      Will this fit on a 78mm throttle body ? 1 answer
      Does it come with a bolt to plug the IAT sensor hole? If not where could I get one and what size should I get and type 0 answer
      Will this cold air intake improve my gas mileage and so how much will it improve by. 1 answer
      Just got into a accident that caused no more damage then the bumper being removed. There is dirt under my car and was just wandering if its safe to go through an automatic carwash without the bumper with this via. Or should I be worried about water possibly going through the filter? 1 answer
      How do you clean and recharge filter and how often should this be done? Thanks! 1 answer
      Does the maf sensor come with this? 1 answer
      Will I still be able to use my stock strut tower brace with this cold air intake? 1 answer
      Would I be fine using a SCT tune instead of the Bama tune? 1 answer
      Would I be fine using a SCT tuner instead of the B 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      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

      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

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

      Does not fit 2001 Bullitt

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