1999-04 Mustang CDC Shaker Ram Air Hood System Installation Instructions

If you are looking for the appearance of a Mach 1 shaker system with out having to purchase an actual Mach 1, look no further! Follow along as we show you step by step how to install a CDC 99-04 Mustang shaker ram air hood system!

Tool List For Appliqué:

  • Template
  • Tape
  • Center Punch
  • 1” Hole Saw
  • Saber Saw
  • 1/8” Pilot Drill Bit
  • 5/16” Drill Bit
  • 3/8” Drill Bit
  • Scissors for cutting Template
  • Drill Motor
  • Phillips Head Screw Driver
  • Eye Protection
  • Automotive Silicone


Tool List For Shaker & Shaker Brackets:

  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • ¼” or 3/8” Drive Ratchet
  • T40 (Torx Bit)
  • IN. LB. Torque Wrench
  • Removable Loctite
  • ½” Socket, ¼” Drive
  • ¼” Drive Nut Driver


Installing Hood Appliqué:

Step 1
Raise Hood. Remove under hood blanket (and production hood scoop if installed on car, 7, 9mm nuts).
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Step 2
Close hood - Align template with hood feature lines as noted on template. Tape template securely to outside hood surface.
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Note: During the drilling and cutting process, elevate hood far enough to ensure no damage will occur to engine components. **Note: Do not remove template from hood until steps 2-5 are complete.
Step 3
Using a center punch, transfer the (11) attachment point locations to the hood. Drill with a 1/8” pilot hole through template, hood and inner reinforcement.
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NOTE: Make sure holes A, B, C, D, E are drilled through hood inner reinforcement.
Step 4
Raise hood – Using a 1” hole saw, drill holes called out as A, B, C, D and E in the hood inner reinforcement.
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Note: DO NOT DRILL THROUGH THE HOOD OUTER WITH HOLE SAW!
Step 5
Close hood. Finish drilling the (11) pilot holes with the drill size indicated on the template.
Note: When drilling holes called out as “D” & “E”, drill should be 90 degrees to floor NOT hood.
Step 6
Drill a starter hole for the Shaker opening with a 1” hole saw as shown on template. Use a saber saw to cut out the Shaker opening.
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Step 7
Place Appliqué on hood to verify hole locations and fitment.
Step 8
Open hood. Attach appliqué to hood using (7) Thread Cutting Nuts and (4) 4.8-1.6 x 15mm Screws. Use Phillips head screws at attachment points just forward of hood scoop opening.
Note: We strongly suggest that the installation of the Hood Appliqué be augmented with an automotive type silicone. Squeeze golf ball size dollops under the Appliqué, back from edge along rear, sides and front. Clean and scuff both surfaces where the silicone will contact. Immediately clean silicone from any painted surface if silicone squeezed out during the tightening process. Note: Do not over tighten appliqué attachment nuts & screws! Install thread cutting nuts with a ½” socket on a nut driver to hand tight. Torque Nuts to 20-25 inch pounds.
Step 9
Reinstall hood blanket using original fasteners.
Step 10
Cut hood blanket to fit tightly against the outside of the Appliqué opening flange.
Step 11
Install weather strip and cut to size to opening as shown. Weather strip sandwiches appliqué, hood and blanket together.
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Note: Bulb on seal should be on outside of opening.

Assembling Air Tube:

Step 1
Remove stock air filter housing and rubber air snorkel from vehicle.
Step 2
Cut out air filter housing template.
Step 3
Place template on air filter housing following instructions on template.
Step 4
Mark hole location onto air filter housing and cut out.
Step 5
Drill a 5/16” hole in bottom of stock air filter housing at its lowest point for drainage.
Step 6
Attach Shaker air tube to air filter housing.
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Note: Do not remove the flap from the air tube. The flap prevents any moisture that may get in the system from falling directly onto the filter. However, you may trim the Air Tube flap. Remove the factory air silencer from the filter housing and install Air Tube. Place filter into the filter housing. Reach through the silencer opening and mark the flap that is visible around the filter. Remove the filter and trim flap along your marks, leaving the flap whole above the air filter. Reinstall silencer.

Mounting Shaker Air box:

Bullitt owners - please skip steps 1 & 2 and refer to the Bullitt insert for bracket mounting instructions.
Step 1
Remove passenger side bolts A-1 and B-1. Place bracket on vehicle as shown. Bolts A-1 and A-2 will be re-used and bolts B-1 and B-2 will be discarded and replaced with Silver Ball Studs provided in kit. Use removable loctite on all bolts & Ball Stud Threads. Do not remove both A bolts at same time.
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Step 2
Repeat step A with bolts A-2 and B-2. Install Ball Studs onto center hole of brackets.
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Note: Torque ball studs to 40 inch pounds, over tightening will damage ball stud.

Shaker Air Box Assembly:

Step 1
Loosely install 4 brackets with ball stud caps to lower air box using M6-1.0 x 22mm bolts.
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Note: Bolts need to be loose to allow for later adjustments.
Step 2
Place upper air box and aluminum scoop onto lower air box, without hardware and snap unit to brackets on motor by firmly pushing onto ball studs.
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Step 3
Close hood gently and align shaker scoop in center of hood opening.
Step 4
Once the aluminum scoop is aligned, with the hood closed, remove only the aluminum scoop from the upper air box and tighten brackets X, Y and Z.
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Step 5
Open hood to remove the entire Shaker air box assembly from brackets on the motor.
Step 6
Assemble Shaker aluminum scoop to upper air box using two M6-1.0 x 10mm bolts w/¼” flat washer. Assemble lower air box to Shaker aluminum scoop using three M6-1.0 x 70mm w/6mm flat washer and one M6-1.0 x 75mm w/6mm washer.
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Step 7
Install stock air filter housing with Shaker air tube back into vehicle.
Note: When reconnecting the filter housing to the mass air flange, it is imperative that the union is properly sealed to prevent a false reading from the mass air sensor.
Step 8
Slide entire Shaker air box assembly onto the air tube already assembled in vehicle. Once air tube is inserted into the Shaker air box, snap down onto ball studs to lock in place.
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DRAIN TUBES:

Route drain tubes, down each side of motor. Be sure to avoid all hot and movingparts of the engine secure drain tubes to hose fittings with tie straps.
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