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UAEcobra97
02-12-2008, 04:11 PM
hi guys,

i am planning on ordering an air intake kit for my cobra 97 ,, i know that any air intake can serve, but i really want to know

which brand is the best to buy it ?
which won gave better rwhp output?? (BBK, K&N, JLT, .... , many http://www.badmustangsclub.com/forum/images/smilies/headbang.gif ) .

because i live in UAE and buying the part with shipping coast alot overhere. that is why i want to make sure that i am buying the proper kit

And also should i buy a tuner ship with it or no need ?? if yes which is the best (Diablo, SCT, JET , ....)

guys thanks for your help in advance
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nckissfan
02-12-2008, 04:26 PM
JLT nets the most hp, but you will have to remove the strut tower brace, as it will not fit underneath it.

Western Motorsports has a real good one, that is what I am running. I think they net the next best to JLT. www.wmsracing.com

tcchubb
02-13-2008, 01:20 PM
JLT is what i have always heard as being the best. as far as chips go IMO diablosport is the only way to go. that is what my local shop said was the best and i love this thing.

UAEcobra97
02-13-2008, 05:40 PM
tcchubb & nckissfan i would like to thank you guys for your replys. ... I honestly was leaning towards the BBK since it fits with out removing the brace but after what i read from the replys i am reciving i think most of the people are going with the JLT

tazzracing1
02-13-2008, 05:47 PM
The bbk looks good but can cuase detenation which is very bad go with Jlt or the Wms.

nckissfan
02-13-2008, 07:07 PM
The bbk looks good but can cuase detenation which is very bad go with Jlt or the Wms.+1 on the BBK not being a good choice. It may look good, but that's about it. I would go with either the JLT or the WMS. Just remember, removing the strut tower brace for the JLT can change the handling characteristics of your car. Maybe not a great deal, but will change it none the less. Let's see some pictures of your car:thumbsup:

9Cobra9
02-13-2008, 07:44 PM
I have a JLT and thats what i would go with but mikes right you will have to remove your strut tower brace for this particular intake.

9Cobra9
02-13-2008, 07:51 PM
+1 on the BBK not being a good choice. It may look good, but that's about it. I would go with either the JLT or the WMS. Just remember, removing the strut tower brace for the JLT can change the handling characteristics of your car. Maybe not a great deal, but will change it none the less. Let's see some pictures of your car:thumbsup:
what causes the detonation from the bbk i know a couple of people that has one:dunno:

nckissfan
02-13-2008, 09:10 PM
I think the BBK, being chrome, retains a ton of heat from the motor. I know that, the JLT being a plastic wont hold heat. At least, that is what I have read about the BBK. They do look good.

tcchubb
02-13-2008, 10:40 PM
yeah i think the crome has a lot to do with it.

dewone
02-15-2008, 02:37 PM
I think the answer is the Blown intakes are the best:bounce:

UAEcobra97
02-15-2008, 06:36 PM
thanks guys for the replies ... i realy got saved by you people from buying the BBK air intake .. but i am confused now , since i made my mind on the JLT but on the other hand i don't want to take the strut brace off ... and regarding the WMS i think it is expensive (with the same output of the JLT)

i don't know what to do ?? ?:confused:

UAEcobra97
02-15-2008, 06:41 PM
Pics of my car next to afriends M3

http://www.dubaimustangclub.com/forums/download.php?id=6313

UAEcobra97
02-15-2008, 06:46 PM
http://www.dubaimustangclub.com/forums/download.php?id=6309






http://www.dubaimustangclub.com/forums/download.php?id=6307


HOPE YOU LIKE IT

UAEcobra97
02-15-2008, 06:50 PM
This camera we used had a problem as you can see the black dot in the center of each picture .

UAEcobra97
02-15-2008, 06:51 PM
Now back to topic

thanks guys for the replies ... i realy got saved by you people from buying the BBK air intake .. but i am confused now , since i made my mind on the JLT but on the other hand i don't want to take the strut brace off ... and regarding the WMS i think it is expensive (with the same output of the JLT)

i don't know what to do ?? ?:confused:

nckissfan
02-15-2008, 08:17 PM
here is my WMS setup. I only bought the upper pipe, and the lower pipe. I think the total was $230, or something close to that. They advertise the whole WMS system, including the MAF sensor, which you don't need, as you are not running a supercharger. The bigger MAF sensor is necessary if you are supercharging. So, the cost is slightly higer than the JLT. The one I have is ceramic coated, but they do offer the pipe in black, too. I hope this helps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/cars/WMSCAI2.jpg

UAEcobra97
02-16-2008, 02:01 AM
nckissfan: thanks man you have helped me alot ... how is your car's performance with stock MAF sensor improved or not???

nckissfan
02-16-2008, 06:34 AM
I definitely feel a difference from the stock air box. You are welcome for the help. That is what this club is here for, to share info, and just to be friendly:thumbsup:

909COBRA
02-17-2008, 01:08 PM
if you plan on going fI in the future. just get the upper wms pipe and a good filter. thats under 200.

UAEcobra97
02-17-2008, 04:57 PM
no man i will stay N/A ,, since the weather in summer is to hot hear in UAE and the cobra is my daily drive car

jlg32281
02-19-2008, 09:23 PM
Check out Spectre (www.spectreperformance.com (http://www.spectreperformance.com)), they sell stuff to custom build your own and it's very cheap. I've used their stuff before and was very pleased w/ it. I never put it on a dyno, but I was more than satisfied. The only part of their system I don't suggest is the filter. Their filters are junk, but the rest of their stuff is pretty good and really cheap. Most of the pieces are less than $15 and you can probably build an entire system for less than $100.

nckissfan, is that a stock strut tower brace? I'm new to the mustang world and I bought a 98 cobra a month ago and mine doesn't have a brace, I was just wondering if that was stock.

97PGCobra
02-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Check out Spectre (www.spectreperformance.com (http://www.spectreperformance.com)), they sell stuff to custom build your own and it's very cheap. I've used their stuff before and was very pleased w/ it. I never put it on a dyno, but I was more than satisfied. The only part of their system I don't suggest is the filter. Their filters are junk, but the rest of their stuff is pretty good and really cheap. Most of the pieces are less than $15 and you can probably build an entire system for less than $100.

nckissfan, is that a stock strut tower brace? I'm new to the mustang world and I bought a 98 cobra a month ago and mine doesn't have a brace, I was just wondering if that was stock.the 98's didn't come from the factory with STB's. The 96-97's came stock with the STB.:thumbsup:

jlg32281
02-20-2008, 07:51 PM
the 98's didn't come from the factory with STB's. The 96-97's came stock with the STB.:thumbsup:Will the 96-97 fit the 98? or do you have to modify something? Where can I get a stocker? Can you still put caster/camber plates? Now I hate my car. lol. I'm new to this mustang stuff, but I thought 96-98 were the same. What other differences are there? Fill me in on how my car isn't as cool as yours. lol.

97PGCobra
02-20-2008, 08:12 PM
The only thing diff between our cars is that yours didn't come with a STB. A stock one should fit yours, though. We bought my father-in-law a BBK one for his 98 cobra.
HP and rear-end gears , etc. are the same stock for 96-98 I'm pretty sure.