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1996-1998 Mustang GT/Cobra

Out with the old and in with the new is the best way to describe this era of Mustang GT and Cobra. Previously, this machine was powered by the good ole’ fashion 5.0L pushrod engine. Mustang owners and muscle car enthusiasts got the first taste of the modular 4.6L during this generation of Mustang GT and Mustang Cobra. This head-cam motor was an instant hit amongst Mustang drivers, and a constant source of discussion and debate amongst car people all over the country. To accompany the new mod motor was a T-45 manual transmission, or the AOD-E automatic transmission.

This era also received a small design in the appearance; a mid-platform makeover common of Ford. The taillights were changed to the vintage three verticals bars – previously they were three horizontal bars. This change was reminiscent of the first generation Ford Mustang models. Although this was a very popular body style, enthusiasts complained that the changes to the GT were too subtle, and the body upgrades paled in comparison to the major power plant makeover.

The Cobra on the other hand, did look more aggressive in the mid-generation ear. It still looked very similar to the GT, but did have a couple tweaks to give it a more aggressive appearance. The Mustang Cobra got a sportier front bumper, and the rear bumper featured the word “COBRA” stamped into the design. It also got round fog lights, and side snake badges. In addition, the hood was raised for more intake clearance – contributing to the more aggressive look.
This is still a very popular vehicle, and because of that we have all the parts owners need to further improve the performance of this vehicle.

Shop for the best parts to upgrade your Mustang GT & Cobra:

• Mustang GT & Cobra Electrical Components
• Mustang GT & Cobra Engine Upgrades
• Mustang GT & Cobra Induction
• Mustang GT & Cobra Tuning Essentials
• Mustang GT & Cobra Brake Upgrades
• Mustang GT & Cobra Body & Appearance Items
• Mustang GT & Cobra Exhaust
• Mustang GT & Cobra Suspension Components
• Mustang GT & Cobra Fuel System Parts
• Mustang GT & Cobra Transmission & Drivetrain Parts

1996-1998 Mustang GT & Cobra

This was the first time the Mustang was powered by the 4.6L modular V8. The Mustang GT received a SOHC (Single Over Head Cam) 16-valve engine, rated at 215 horsepower. Cobra models got a 32-valve DOHC (Double/Dual Over Head Cam) that pumped out a 305 horsepower rating – which was very impressive for the time period. 1997 and 1998 Mustang GTs and Cobras were nearly identical to the 1996 model in both styling and power.

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BBK Performance Parts - 1979-1998 Ford Mustang - Lower Rear Control Arm Kit for the Cobra

BBK Performance Parts - 1979-1998 Ford Mustang - Lower Rear Control Arm Kit for the Cobra

Firmer launches and much improved handling characteristics are what you will get with these new BBK Gripp heavy duty rear upper and lower control arm kits for Ford Mustang owners.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1979-1998 Ford Mustang - Upper & Lower Rear Control Arm Kit

BBK Performance Parts - 1979-1998 Ford Mustang - Upper & Lower Rear Control Arm Kit

Firmer launches and much improved handling characteristics are what you will get with these new BBK Gripp heavy duty rear upper and lower control arm kits for Ford Mustang owners.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1986-2004 Ford Mustang - Polyurethane Offset Steering Rack Bushings

BBK Performance Parts - 1986-2004 Ford Mustang - Polyurethane Offset Steering Rack Bushings

When lowering 1979-2004 Ford Mustang models, it is important to also install a set of BBK offset steering rack bushings to eliminate bump-steer as well as a low profile pinion snubber bushing to ensure proper axle travel with lowering. BBK ‘s Gripp series polyurethane also ensures that they will also greatly outlast the facility rubber pieces.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1994-1995 Mustang V6 & 1996-2004 GT - Tubular Strut Tower Brace - Polished Chrome

BBK Performance Parts - 1994-1995 Mustang V6 & 1996-2004 GT - Tubular Strut Tower Brace - Polished Chrome

Mustangs have been notorious for having front end chassis flex since their debut in 1964.

In 1995 Ford decided to help solve the problem on some Mustang models by installing a Triangular strut tower brace that helped join the flexing

strut towers together and then join them to the firewall for additional strength.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1994-2004 Ford Mustang - Subframe Connectors

BBK Performance Parts - 1994-2004 Ford Mustang - Subframe Connectors

Chassis flex on the Mustang design has always been a problem, especially on the convertibles.

To fix this-install a set of BBK Gripp Mustang Sub-frame connectors. Available to fit all 79-04 Mustangs & Cobra’s.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 19lb Injectors Factory Air Box

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 19lb Injectors Factory Air Box

The engineers at BBK have just released an all new line up of high-flow Mass Air Meters for owners of the popular 1996-1998 Mustang V8 models or those enthusiasts who are retrofitting an EFI motor into an early muscle car or street rod.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Cold Air Intake System (Chrome)

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Cold Air Intake System (Chrome)

As one of today’s favorite performance bolt-ons, cold air intake kits systems deliver great looks as well as real world horsepower gains.

This Cold Air Intake is a Fenderwell Mount.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Full Length 1-5/8" Exhaust Headers - 4.6L Cobra (Chrome)*

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Full Length 1-5/8" Exhaust Headers - 4.6L Cobra (Chrome)*

Each BBK Full length header system is CAD designed and manufactured with 1 5/8"" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestrictive airflow and a one piece 3/8” laser cut flange for added strength and durability.ALL BBK exhaust headers are pressure tested to ensure leak free performance.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Full Length 1-5/8" Exhaust Headers - 4.6L Cobra (Polished Ceramic)*

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Full Length 1-5/8" Exhaust Headers - 4.6L Cobra (Polished Ceramic)*

Each BBK Full length header system is CAD designed and manufactured with 1 5/8"" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestrictive airflow and a one piece 3/8” laser cut flange for added strength and durability.ALL BBK exhaust headers are pressure tested to ensure leak free performance.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Off Road X Pipe

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra - Off Road X Pipe

BBK Performance X pipes have been the number one performance brand Ford Mustang enthusiasts have enjoyed for years.

1986-2004 BBK direct replacement X-pipes feature 2.5” diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing and BBK's unique die stamped performance Xtracter center X section to ensure maximum flow and horsepower.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra 4.6L - Off Road H Pipe

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang Cobra 4.6L - Off Road H Pipe

BBK Performance H pipes have been the number one performance brand Ford Mustang enthusiasts have enjoyed for years.

All BBK direct replacement H-pipes feature 2.5” diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing to ensure maximum flow and horsepower.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 4.6L/5.4L 2V Header Gasket Set

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 4.6L/5.4L 2V Header Gasket Set

These BBK Premium Quality Header Gasket Sets Are Designed To Give You a Quality Long Lasting Seal. Will Work On Most Stock Or Aftermarket Applications.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 19lb Injectors Cold Air Calibration

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 19lb Injectors Cold Air Calibration

The engineers at BBK have just released an all new line up of high-flow Mass Air Meters for owners of the popular 1996-1998 Mustang V8 models or those enthusiasts who are retrofitting an EFI motor into an early muscle car or street rod.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 24lb Injectors Cold Air Calibration

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 24lb Injectors Cold Air Calibration

The engineers at BBK have just released an all new line up of high-flow Mass Air Meters for owners of the popular 1996-1998 Mustang V8 models or those enthusiasts who are retrofitting an EFI motor into an early muscle car or street rod.


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BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 24lb Injectors Factory Air Box

BBK Performance Parts - 1996-1998 Mustang GT - 86MM Mass Air Meter - 24lb Injectors Factory Air Box

The engineers at BBK have just released an all new line up of high-flow Mass Air Meters for owners of the popular 1996-1998 Mustang V8 models or those enthusiasts who are retrofitting an EFI motor into an early muscle car or street rod.


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