Testing JLT Performance’s CAI for the latest Mustang GT at SCT Performance
By Steve Turner
Since the introduction of the 2015 Mustang, we’ve all be waiting to see what it would be like to mod one. However, we knew that doing so would most likely require reprogramming of the factory PCM. Well, as soon as we learned that SCT Performance had cracked the code necessary to tune the latest Mustangs, we asked if they were up for testing JLT Performance’s latest cold-air intake.
JLT took a big gamble and invested in creating its intake system for the 2015 Mustang GT long before the cars were available. As we recently showed you, the kits definitely fit, but we were anxious to see what kind of gains could be had on the latest 5.0-powered Mustang.
Likewise, we recently shared with you SCT’s impressive tuning gains on its stock, automatic GT. Yes, the same GT that the company purchased on the way to the NMRA World Finals. And, the same one that made the historic first pass down the drag strip with head calibrator Matt Alderman behind the wheel.
Knowing that SCT had the hardware and software to do the job, we asked if they had a JLT CAI ($349) on the way. It turned out that they did.
So, we made the trip over to see Matt work his magic with the first calibration of an aftermarket CAI on a 2015 Mustang.
Here are the sights and sounds of his efforts:
Being up close and personal for such groundbreaking events is always a lot fun. It is even more fun when you see risks pay off and big gains created. This is just the beginning of modding for the S550 platform, so we can only imagine what’s in store for these cars. For now, however, we’ll enjoy seeing nearly 400 rwhp from a CAI and a tune…