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Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT

Created by Jude Horstman
Date Created: 4/8/2022
Last Updated: 5/24/2022

Check out Late Model Restoration's Best 99-04 GT Mustang Cold Air Intake rankings so that you can choose the best brand that works for your build!

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One of the easiest and best first mods you can do to your New Edge is installing a brand new Mustang cold air intake. This will make your GT more efficient with better airflow, but it also looks good in the engine bay and sounds fantastic! These easy bolt-ons CAI will take your Mustang to the next level in aftermarket performance! Let’s look at our Best Cold Air Intakes for all 1999-2004 Ford Mustangs

***Fitment note*** This article covers only the 1999-2004 2V 4.6L SOHC V8 applications. None of the products listed below will fit any 1999-2004 V6 Mustang, 2001 Bullitt, 2003-2004 Mach 1, or 1999-2004 SVT Cobra Models.


1999-2004 Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Guide

Part Name Part Number Fitment Price
Black Fenderwell CAI LRS-9659CA9K 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V Shop Now
Airaid CAI AID-450204 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V Shop Now
BBK Chrome CAI BBK-1718 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V Shop Now
BBK Black CAI BBK-17185 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V Shop Now

1 | Black Fenderwell Cold Air Intake

Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT - Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT


We are kicking things off with a clean and simple design at an unbeatable price. The Black Fenderwell Cold Air Intake is the perfect replacement for your stock intake to force cool air into your intake manifold. This kit includes a new intake tube, air filter, fender well mounting plate, MAF gasket, and installation hardware.

The installation of this kit is simple and can be completed with basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required.

This high-flow performance cold air intake will create better throttle response and help increase your miles per tank, which is always a great advantage between fill-ups! This kit is designed to fit the 1999-2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L 2V.


WILL THIS FIT MY SN95?

Part Number Fitment
LRS-9659CA9K 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V


Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Increased Fuel Mileage Black Finish
Bolt-On Installation Smooth Tubular Bends
Increased Horsepower Hardware & Clamps Included
No Tune Required High Flow Reusable Air Filter

2 | AIRAID Cold Air Intake Kit

Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT - Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT


Looking at number two of the Best Cold Air Intakes is no other than the USA-made AIRAID CAI Kit. Not only does this kit cold air intake system add horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage, but AirRaid offers a “No-Hassle” Lifetime Limited Warranty on their products! The AIRAID kit is a direct replacement for your stock tubing and air box, giving you sleek looks in your engine bay.


WILL THIS FIT MY SN95?

Part Number Fitment
AID-450204 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Increased Fuel Mileage USA Made
Increased Horsepower Superior Quality
Quick Installation Ease of Installation

ABOUT THE BRAND

Late Model Restoration is your #1 source for Mustang AIRAID cold are intake kits! Airaid has been a leading manufacturer of the top cold air intake kit for years on many applications. We're proud to offer these direct replacement Mustang AIRAID cold air intake kits that require no custom tuning. Shop our wide selection of Mustang AIRAID cold air intake kits below to find your specific year model!


3 | BBK Chrome Fenderwell Cold Air Intake Kit

Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT - Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT


A quick and easy way to gain some additional HP with number three on our list is the BBK Chrome Fenderwell Cold Air Intake Kit! This kit features a show chrome finish, a long-lasting conical air filter, and an unmatched high-flow design for superior performance and striking good looks. If you’re looking to add some power and brighten up your engine bay, this BBK CAI is for you!


WILL THIS FIT MY SN95?

Part Number Fitment
BBK-1718 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Draws Cooler, Denser Air From the Fenderwell High Flow Air Filter
Increased Fuel Mileage Direct Fit
Increased Horsepower Bolt-on in Minutes
CARB Legal Made in the USA

ABOUT THE BRAND

When it comes to BBK Mustang parts, Late Model Restoration has you covered with various components. BBK is one of the industry leaders in providing Mustang owners with high-quality performance parts for their cars. With a wide array of aftermarket parts to get your Fox Body, SN-95, New Edge, S197, and S550 Mustang performing at their best, it's no surprise that BBK has been the go-to brand for 20+ years.


4 | BBK Blackout Fenderwell Cold Air Intake Kit

Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT - Best Cold Air Intake For 99-04 Mustang GT


Last on our list at number four is the BBK Blackout Fenderwell CAI! Featuring a fully powder-coated black finish and bringing in the air like a ram air intake, this kit is ideal for any New Edge owner looking to make their intake look sleek and clean! The BBK Cold Air Intake Blackout series includes a limited lifetime warranty to ensure the most when upgrading your Mustang GT.


WILL THIS FIT MY SN95?

Part Number Fitment
BBK-17185 1999-2004 Mustang GT 4.6L 2V

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Draws Cooler, Denser Air From the Fenderwell High Flow Air Filter
Increased Fuel Mileage Direct Fit
Increased Horsepower Bolt-on in Minutes
CARB Legal Made in the USA

ABOUT THE BRAND

When it comes to BBK Mustang parts, Late Model Restoration has you covered with various components. BBK is one of the industry leaders in providing Mustang owners with high-quality performance parts for their cars. With a wide array of aftermarket parts to get your Fox Body, SN-95, New Edge, S197, and S550 Mustang performing at their best, it's no surprise that BBK has been the go-to brand for 20+ years.


CONCLUSION – ABOUT THIS GUIDE

No matter which kit you choose for your New Edge GT, you’ll see improvements in performance and gas mileage! On top of that, it looks a lot cleaner than the stock intake and helps your Mustang breathe. If you’re ready to upgrade, go with your gut and pick the one that you think would look best!

If you keep asking yourself, “Does a Cold Air Intake work?” don’t worry; we’ve done all the research to make sure you know that they do. Check out some of the frequently asked questions below to learn more!


Frequently Asked Questions


Do Cold Air Intakes Work On Mustangs?

Yes! When you upgrade your stock intake to a more significant cold air intake, you’ll increase cold air volume to the combustion process. This will allow your 2V engine to burn the fuel more completely and result in additional horsepower and torque!


How Much Horsepower Does A Cold Air Intake Add To A Mustang GT?

As we mentioned above, increasing the air volume of your engine will help your engine run more efficiently. And more efficient means more power! Don’t believe us? Check out Project Keeping Comp and see the results from the dyno!

Project Keeping Comp | Restored 2004 Mustang GT Hits The Dyno!


Do You Need A Tune For A Cold Air Intake On A Mustang GT?

Upgrading your intake is a great starter mod for new Mustang owners. But you’ll hear talk about “you need to tune your car” once you install it. Is that always true? The answer is yes but also no.

Your car is tuned from the factory to bring in so much air. So increasing that amount will make your GT run better. But tuning is not required. However, taking your car to a local tuner will allow you to get the most out of your new intake. You’ll see better results when adding extra horsepower and torque, which will benefit you in the long run. Luckily, these intakes are considered “no-tune” CAI. Which means they do not require a tune.

If you own a new generation Mustang, they will require a tune when installing a new cold air intake. Check out our full, in-depth article on what mods need a tune!

We also offer a wide variety of Cold Air Intake Systems for different model Mustangs. Including the Mustang V6, GT, SVT Cobra, Saleen, Bullitt, Shelby, Roush, and Mustang Mach 1.


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