2015-17 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Installation (5.0)

Posted 3/3/2015 by Landan Durham

Trying to figure out how to install a cold air on your S550? Watch as we guide you through the 2015-17 Mustang JLT cold air intake kit install!

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How-To Install the JLT Cold Air Intake

This 2015 Mustang JLT cold air intake kit is a great way to get more power and performance from your Coyote powered Mustang. Designed to be a direct fit, this 110mm cold air kit is an easy performance upgrade to increase horsepower & torque in your S550. With 4" diameter tubing and a high flow air filter, this kit brings in a substantial amount of cool air compared to your restrictive factory intake. Follow along through this 2015-17 Mustang cold air intake install guide!

With a high quality composite construction, this JLT cold air intake kit features a black textured finish for a perfect fit and finish into your 2015's engine bay. Not only does this kit look great under the hood, the included inlet tube is designed to accept all the factory connections, including the induction sound tube. Whenever aftermarket throttle bodies become available for the 2015-17 GT's, the larger intake tubing is designed to accept these.

Required Tools

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • T-20 Torx Driver
  • 3/8" Socket Wrench
  • 7mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

Installation Instructions

  1. Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the intake manifold cover by simply pulling up and then carefully slide it out underneath the strut tower brace if equipped.
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  5. Disconnect the MAF by pulling out on the small red locking tab, then remove the connection from the inlet pipe.
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  7. Follow the wire loom and remove the small plastic push pin holding the MAF wire to the airbox.
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  9. Remove the 3 vacuum lines by pushing in on the vacuum line connections.
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    2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L) - 2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L)

    2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L) - 2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L)
  11. Remove the the PCV line by lifting up and out on the small grey tab.
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  13. Remove the the sound tube hose by squeezing the clamp with a pair of pliers or channel locks.
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  15. Loosen the hose clamp that holds the inlet pipe to the throttle body with a 7mm socket.
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  17. Remove the 10mm bolt that holds the airbox to the inner fender and set it aside as it will be reused.
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  19. Pull up on the sound tube box to release it from the air box lid.
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  21. Pull out on the inlet pipe to free it from the throttle body and then carefully remove the stock intake from the car.
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  23. On the stock air box, remove the large rubber grommet, metal bushing and then the small rubber grommet.
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    2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L) - 2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L)

    2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L) - 2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L)
  25. Set these aside since they will be reused.
  26. Remove the 2 screws holding the MAF meter to the stock inlet pipe with a T20 Torx driver.
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  28. Transfer the MAF meter to the new JLT inlet pipe and carefully tighten it down with a phillips head screw driver.
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  30. With the supplied rubber grommet, install it into the small open hole on the JLT inlet pipe.
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  32. Push the supplied metal vacuum line connection into the grommet.
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  34. On the curved end of the intake pipe, slide on the silicone reducer and tighten down one of the included hose clamps with a 8mm socket.
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  36. Moving to the JLT head shield, reinstall the small rubber grommet and metal bushing the same way you removed them from the stock airbox.
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  38. Place the large rubber grommet into the fender apron and then position the heat shield inside of the car.
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  40. With the heat shield in the car, tighten down the previously removed 10mm bolt.
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  42. Back to the intake pipe, slide the filter over the inlet pipe and slide the last supplied hose clamp onto the silicone reducer.
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  44. Push the inlet pipe over the throttle body and tighten down the hose clamp with 8mm socket.
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  46. Then tighten down the hose clamp on the filter with a 8mm socket and reconnect your MAF meter.
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    2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L) - 2015-16 Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (5.0L)
  48. Reinstall the sound tube, PCV and vacuum connections.
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  50. Slide the intake manifold cover back under the strut tower brace if equipped and push down to snap it in place.
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  52. Lastly, reconnect your negative battery cable, give everything a once-over and you're all finished!
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Mustang GT JLT Cold Air Intake Kit Review & Install (2015-2016 5.0L)

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Published on 2015-02-10
In this video, we review and install the JLT Cold Air Intake Kit for the 2015 Mustang GTs!

This 2015 Mustang JLT cold air intake kit is a great way to get more power and performance from your Coyote powered Mustang. Designed to be a direct fit, this 110mm cold air kit is an easy performance upgrade to increase horsepower & torque in your S550. With 4" diameter tubing and a high flow air filter, this kit brings in a substantial amount of cool air compared to your restrictive factory intake.

With a high quality composite construction, this JLT cold air intake kit features a black textured finish for a perfect fit and finish into your 2015's engine bay. Not only does this kit look great under the hood, the included inlet tube is designed to accept all the factory connections, including the induction sound tube. Whenever aftermarket throttle bodies become available 2015 Five O's, the larger intake tubing is designed to accept these.
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[MUSIC] What's up, guys? Landan with latemodelrestoration.com Today we're going to be taking a closer look at JLT's Cold Air Intake Kit for the 2015 5.0 Mustang.

This 2015 Mustang JLT Cold Air Intake Kit is a great way to get more power and performance from your Coyote powered Mustang. Designed to be a direct hit, this 110 millimeter Cold Air Kit is an easy performance upgrade to increase horsepower and torque in your S550. With four-inch diameter tubing and a high-flow filter, this kit brings in a substantial amount of cool air compared to your restrictive factory intake.

With a high quality composite construction, this JLT Cold Air Intake Kit features a black textured finish for a perfect fit in the year 2015's engine base. Not only does this kit look great under the hood, the included inlet tube is designed to accept all the factory connections, including the induction sound tube. Whenever aftermarket throttle bodies become available for the 2015 5.0s, the larger intake tubing is designed to accept these.

Now let's go ahead and show you how to install the JLT Cold Air Intake Kit on your 2015 5.0 Mustang. Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable. Remove the intake manifold cover by simply pulling up and then carefully slide it out underneath the strut tower brace, if equipped.

Disconnect the mass airflow sensor connection by pulling out on the small unlocking tab, then remove the connection from the inlet pipe. Follow the wire loom and remove the small plastic pushpin holding the mass airflow wire to the air box. Then remove the three vacuum line by pushing the vacuum line connections.

Remove the PCV line by lifting up and out on the small gray tab. Next remove the sound tube hose by squeezing the clamp with a pair of pliers or channel locks. Loosen the hose clamp that holds the inlet pipe to the throttle body with a 7 millimeter socket. Remove the 10 millimeter bolt that holds the air box to the inner fender and set it aside as it will be reused.

Then pull up on the sound tube box to release it from the air box lid. Now you can pull up on the inlet pipe to free it from the throttle body, and then carefully remove the stock intake from the car. Then remove the air box lid, as this will make removal of the mass airflow meter a little bit easier.

On the stock air box, remove the large rubber grommet, metal bushing, and then the small rubber grommet. Set these aside since they will be reused. Remove the two screws holding the mass airflow meter to this stock inlet pipe with a T20 TORX bit. Transfer the mass airflow meter to the new JLT inlet pipe, and carefully tie it down with a Phillips head screwdriver.

With the supplied rubber grommet, install into the small open hole on the JLT inlet pipe. Then push the supplied metal vacuum line connection into the grommet. On the curved end of the intake pipe, flat on the silicone reducers and tighten down one of the included hose clamps with an 8 millimeter socket.

Moving to the JLT heat shield, reinstall the rubber grommet and metal bushing the same way you removed it from the stock air box. Place the large rubber grommet into the fender apron and then position the heat shield inside the car. With the heat shield in the car, tighten down the previously removed 10 millimeter bolt.

Back to the intake pipe, slide the filter over the inlet pipe, and slide the last supplied hose clamp onto the silicone reducer. Push the inlet pipe over the throttle body, and tighten down the hose clamp with an 8 millimeter socket. Then tighten down the hose clamp on the filter with the 8 millimeter socket, and reconnect your mass airflow sensor connection. Reinstall all the sound tube, PCV, and vacuum line connections.

Slide the intake manifold cover back onto the strut tower brace, if equipped, and push down to snap it in place. Lastly, reconnect your negative battery cable, give everything a good once-over, and you're all fixed.

The installation should take you roughly 15 to 30 minutes, and it can be done right in your driveway. For everything 2015 Mustang, be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel. And pick up your JLT intake from latemodelrestoration.com.

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