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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 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

    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

    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
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

    Does not fit 2001 Bullitt

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    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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    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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    What is that small round hole on the tubing? The kit doesnt come with a plug, im wondering where to get one


    • The holes on the SR Performance Cold Air Intake's tubing is the in side of the PCV. Its purpose is to pull fresh filtered air into the valve cover. Unless you plan on hooking up the PCV line you can find plugs are most local auto/hardware stores.


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    how much horsepower will it give me without a tune?


    • Typically we see gains of 8-12hp with the BBK Cold Air Intake without a tune.

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 4.032374 4.0
    • Fit 4.364452 4.4

    • 5/5

      April 30, 2010

      Incredible Perfomance Mod

      installed this on my 03GT, improved the sound of the car, more throaty and a little deeper, the CAI is a great mod for acceleration and highend horsepower but if you are looking for blow away performance, hook it up to a 75mm throttle body and plenum, nothin beats hearing all that cold air suck up through the fender at the redline, just make sure to plug the hole made for the V6 sensor GT's dont have, once again thanks American Muscle for unbeatable performance, to keep us ford boys ahead of all them pesky chevys


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      January 30, 2009

      WOW - Great Quality & Price!

      I have looked at many other CAI kits for my 1999 GT at 3x the price, but when this one arrived I was really impressed! The polished tubes look great and the performance boost when combined with the intake spacer I bought at the same time suprised me. I would like to make a couple of installation suggestions though: (1) When installing the CAI kit its very hard to re-install the intake air temperature sensor into the rubber grommet on the new polished tubing - it will go a lot easier if you put a VERY small amount of lubricant on both the inside of the grommet and the outside of the sensor collar (BE CAREFUL TO KEEP THE SENSOR CLEAN). (2) Installation instructions say to put the air filter on through the bottom of the fender after you have put everything else together, because its too big to fit through the inner fender opening - NOT TRUE. You would have to remove the inner fender to do this - I found it was easier to assemble all the pieces of the lower tube (mass air sensor, polished tube, fender mount and air filter) and carefully snake them through the inner fender opening, and YES IT DOES FIT! Keep all your connections loose (including all the clamps) until you get everything lined up right, then tighten everything up STARTING with the fender mount bolts and you are done. ALSO - on the installation instructions for the intake spacer they say not to disconnect the EGR (exhaust gas recirculator) and to have a friend just lift up on the entire throttle body assembly and slide the spacer under it... ITS NOT GOING TO WORK! The rigid tubing attached to the EGR is much too stiff to get this procedure to work, even with help. You are better off if you just disconnect the EGR by first loosening the large compression fitting holding the rigid tubing to the EGR, then removing the two bolts holding the EGR to the plenum (careful with the gasket, save it to put back later). Personally, I removed the entire plenum and throttle body assembly and gave it a good cleaning with a spray carb & choke cleaner (you will be surprised on how much oil and dirt is in there) before I reinstalled the assembly with the new intake spacer. The intake spacer installation photos also show the entire IAC (Idle Air Control) being un-bolted and removed. YOU DONT NEED TO DO THIS - just carefully pull the rubber hose off it instead. Well, I hope my installation tips help you - you are really gonna love what these parts do for your GTs performance!

      Gary D.

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 26, 2010

      $$ saver

      I installed this intake with in 20 minuts its only problem was with the small air sensor i had to drill out a the hole a lil biger on the rubber insert but mannn can you say money saver it showed just in the first week way better MPG i gain about 4 or 5 more MPG and when you opned her up it kicks and you can hear the TURBO like sound of air being sucked .. BEST BANG FOR YOUR MUASTNG BUCK.. great job guys and girls at AM i cant wait for my motor mounts and exhaust system to come in ...

      Alex djprock

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    • 5/5

      September 15, 2010

      Great cold air!

      I LOVE this cold air intake, its the exact thing you get when you spend 100-300 on a JLT, K&N, or BBK. I love this one so much because of the price, don't sit around and look at other intakes and think your better off with the more expensive one, or the name brands. this intake is GREAT. it was fairly simple to install, took me about 20 minutes if even that. one note though: if you have a v8 and your buying this, then your going to need some sort of a plug to fit into the hole that they use for the v6. other than that, great job American Muscle. had it about 4 days after I ordered it. First mod to my 2002 Ford Mustang GT, and certainly won't be the last!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 17, 2010

      great price, works well

      i bought this CAI because it was so cheap, and the reviews were good. absolutely worth it. it was an easy project, all went together with no problem. and it works great. deepened my exhaust and gives more power. AM had that and my clutch kit at the door in no time.


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    • 4/5

      April 22, 2011

      2004 GT CAI

      Overall, a very good value for the price. The product is better constructed than those you will find on ebay for $60, and you know it comes with all necessary parts for installation. Installation was easy, and the filter can be put in from the top, never mind going in through the fender well. Took me about 30 minutes, and a 15 of those were spent trying to get the lower pipe in place. Keep everything loose and do it this way if you're doing it by yourself, a second set of hands would decrease the struggle and allow installation through the fender. I was a bit irritated that it didn't come with a 5 cent rubber stopper or metal plug in case you don't have the IAT on your car. This would be the only improvement I would suggest. As the kit sits, it is essentially not complete for later 4.6 GT's. Using a rubber stopper is probably the best way to plug this, a little super glue to hold it in place. I would recommend the kit over more expensive kits, because it really is all you need. Spending more money would be for all looks.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 10, 2010

      Great Price, Easy Installation!! Money Saver!

      Fast Shipping, easy to follow video online, came with everything needed, great improvement in sound, throttle response, and power. Best Item to buy instead of spending 350$ on a K & N Cold-Air Intake that does the same exact thing!! Thanks American-Muscle!!


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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 07, 2012


      Very nice product. Can't say that I got any performance gains with it though, but it does clean up the engine compartment nicely. It was a very easy install, and everything was there for the install, unlike some other people that mentioned they had to reuse one of the old clamps. Overall this is a very nice product. Thanks again AM.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Wind Lake, WI

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    • 5/5

      July 17, 2010


      Great product, install wasn't too bad, noticeable throttle response improvement, definitely recommend!!


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    • 2/5

      July 12, 2011

      Cheap intake, not much of a difference.

      Overall, I am a little unsatisfied with this product. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I really didn't notice any differences. The car sounded, drove, and accelerated exactly the same as before. Maybe it's just me, but I personally did not notice much of a difference. The only reason I am not upset is because I only paid $75.00 for it, but either way I was expecting much more. Install wasn't too bad, although I don't understand why this one is made for GT's, and yet there is still an extra hole for the sensor that the v6's come with. All in all, good product, but not much improved.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 25, 2010

      Easier than changing stock air filter

      This was a very easy bolt on accessory. There seemed to be a slight gain in throttle response, but it was hard to tell since I added this at the same time when I changed my rear end gearing. I would have to say for a fact that after installing the CAI my exhaust note sounded much better. Even my wife said it sounded better (you can't get a better review than the wife agreeing with you). The only downfall and reason for the 4 stars was the complete lack of any instructions. It is not hard to figure out how to install the CAI, but it would be much quicker if even a single sheet of instructions was included.


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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 25, 2011

      Great Product. Highly Recomend.

      This is a great intake. Easy install. Noticible gains!


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      June 23, 2011

      Cold Air Intake

      Ok system for the money. Not happy with it saying for the 4.6. Not all the hose clamps were there and it was very agravating to have to go buy parts for a kit. Other than that it seems ok. Didn't notice any difference in anything after installed.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      January 26, 2010

      As good as the rest.

      First time installer and finished in a matter of 30 minutes. Hardest part was getting the filter to slide into the fender properly. Performance and throttle response was noticeable on the first crank. Save your money and buy this CAI performs just as well as the rest!

      Mike Mims

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2014

      Great part from a great site!!

      This is a great product, and its great bang for your buck. The chrome tubing really cleaned up the engine. There is a slight noticeable gain mainly on throttle response and acceleration. Now onto the installation, it does not come with instructions so you will have to look up the video( The video is step by step on how to do it, however it is on a V6 so if you have the Gt there are slight differences. When taking off the mass air flow sensors be very careful. When switching over your mass air flow sensor be very careful as he said if its plastic. Also when i took mine apart there was a small screen that is not needed. However i recommend getting a can of CRC mass air flow sensor cleaner. Do not use anything else because that can ruin it. Do not clean the plugs only the inside of the part. Now the can of CRC cleaner I purchased came with throttle body cleaner you may as well clean the throttle body while you have the intake off. Next if you have the V8 you have to put the filter on from the bottom. So once you get the tubing together snake it into the hole thats on the heat shield and match it to the filter from the bottom. It will be a bit uncomfortable and tricky but you can do it trust me. Also when transferring over you air flow temperature sensor he just pushes it into the hole like its nothing. That is not the case and you will probably be afraid to bust it when using force to put it in the hole. I know i was but if you place a small amount of lubricant onto the grommets inside and outside. And just a driblet onto the sensor it is much much easier. If you have anymore problems the video is a great resource USE IT!!!!! Dont worry about trying to rush take your time its a short job and its a lot better to take your time and get it right then rush and break something or rush and do something wrong. And have to take more time out of your day to go back and fix it!!


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Fort Bragg, NC, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 10, 2014

      Awesome product!

      I purchased the SR Intake for my 2001 GT b/c I felt I didn't need to spend $300 for an intake. I had my intake powdercoated Zinc Yellow to match the exterior for an added look! The intake installed very easily and quickly. It took me 3-4 hours b/c my engine bay is show quality so I did a lot of extra cleaning. To install the filter and bottom half of the intake, I lifted the car to open the wheel well after turning the tire IN at the front. I was able to snake the filter and piping through the engine bay into the wheel well with no issues and didn't even scratch the powder coat! I do recommend on GTs that you use a space heater and lube when you put the sensor in the top tube that you removed from the stock intake. The heat will make the rubber grommet easier to work with and the lube will allow the sensor to go into the hole easier b/c its a small hole. Highly recommend this for looks, but I haven't driven the car to see any gains yet.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Ohio, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 07, 2013


      This air intake is really good. I can feel a difference in my mustang. Very happy with this product. Also remember when putting this air intake on that when you are done to take it for a ride and punch and let go of the gas and punch it to calibrate the mass air flow sensor otherwise your car will idle fast


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Long Island, New York, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2012

      !!! MUST READ !!!!

      First of all, thanks to American Muscle for fast shipping and excellent customer service as well as care. This cold air intake is your best option for a new mod. Easy to install, adds a little performance, and dramatically increases the joy of driving your 'stang. I was able to coach my girlfriend through the install in about thirty minutes, with the only minor problem being the Air sensor not fitting exactly right. A small (1/16) "X" cut in the rubber grommet and it slid in nicely. As far as performance goes, the throttle response is much better, and maybe 1-2 horsepower more. The overall look is nice, it really cleans up the engine bay. With all being said and considered, save your money by purchasing this intake! You won't regret it.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT GA

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2012

      Good work ain't cheap, cheap work ain't good

      I've been working on cars my whole life so this wasn't anything new to me. The plate that holds the intake to the fender had to be bent to get it to sit right, fitment was very poor. It was a quick installation and the intake is cheap, but just as the saying goes, 'Good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good'. I ended up sucking up water with this intake due to it sitting so low in the fender. I also read a write up about the air being turbulent and causing inconsistent horsepower gains. I wouldn't buy this again if I was starting over. If you want to protect your investment then don't go cheap. Steeda CAI works fine, its been proven on track use. Fender intakes are not a smart purchase. Some may be lucky and not have water issues but I wouldn't risk it, my Mustang is my DD so cheap alternatives end up causing more problems in the end.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT NY

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 07, 2012

      Good product

      Overall I am happy with the intake. Installation was a little tight around the strut tower brace but fairly simple. I needed to get a couple hose clamps and a section of hose($5 extra) and air cleaner was a little small. I would recommend this to anybody. Cost is much better then the big name companies with the same gains.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Minnesota

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