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AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake - Gunmetal Gray (15-19 5.0L F-150)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Airflow for Better Performance
    • Increase of 16.0 HP @ 4500 RPM
    • Reusable Dryflow Filter, No Messy Oils
    • CNC Mandrel-Bent Intake Pipe
    • Gunmetal Gray Powder Coated Finish
    • NO Computer Re-Tune Required
    • Lifetime Warranty
    • CARB E.O. # D-670-23
    • Fits 2015-2019 5.0L F-150s

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and install of the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray, fitting all 2015 and newer five-liter F-150s. In this video I'll be going over the functionality and expectations of the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray, as well as materials and construction, and I'll top everything off with the installation, which I'll tell you right off will get a solid one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, making this one of the easiest mods you can do to your rig. So let's just jump right into it. So AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray is gonna be for all 2015 and newer five-liter F-150 owners out there looking to upgrade over there factory air box with something a little more free-flowing with an overall better performance that actually has a more unique design with a gunmetal gray tubing finish. So this product from AEM is representing one of the best brands on the market when it comes to cold air induction and will completely replace your factory air box, everything down from the tubing to the air filter, air box, and the actual neck itself. Now with that said, this one will unfortunately tack on just a few extra dollars onto the price tag, overall not too big of a difference. But I do want to point out this is a no tune required, so ultimately it does save you money in the long run. Now speaking of no tune required, this option will utilize the mass air flow and not the speed density. However, it will not require a tune to make this work with your computer. Now with that said, I don't want you to expect the world of difference when it comes to horsepower and torque. I would expect however single-digit gains, a little bit of throttle response increase, and maybe even an increase in fuel mileage very slightly. But it overall will make a difference in engine sound, giving you a more aggressive, more attractive sound coming from under the hood, which, of course, is always a plus. Now if you are looking to maximize the performance possibilities of your five-liter V8, then you might want to check out some of the tune required options out there. Now, of course, they will run you a little bit more when it comes to the price tag and, of course, it will require you to have that handheld tuner or to somewhere and get it tuned. But then again, it will give you that little bit of horsepower bump over the no tune required options, but it ultimately comes down to what you're looking to get out of the cold air intake when you're shopping around. Now another thing I want to point out before going any further is that this option unfortunately will not be 50-state smog legal. So if you are located in an emissions restrictive state, such as California, and you're driving that five-liter V8, unfortunately this option will not be street legal in your area and will be intended for off-road use. Now if you are looking for something to fit your California emissions restrictive states and things of that nature, there are other options on this site, you might want to check out to fit your needs. Moving along to the materials and construction portion of the video, I do want to point out this was manufactured right here in the USA out of a CNC mandrel bent 60-61 aluminum tubing for a smooth and unrestricted airflow, a complete upgrade of your factory option. Now what makes this auction stand out is the gunmetal gray powder-coated finish to give it that under hood styling and added aggression. The filter from a AEM is a dry filter utilizing an oil-free synthetic filter media for improved air flow and filtration. The good thing about this is it is re washable and reusable, which, of course, will save you time and money from picking up a new filter every 100,000 miles, which, of course, is always a bonus. If this is something that peaks your interest, this one will fall right in the middle of the spectrum at about $300, which, in all honesty, isn't a very bad price for this option given that it is one of the topnotch brands on the market with a very good air filter, improved air flow and quality overall. The only downside being that it isn't 50-state legal so it obviously depends on your preferences and your local laws. So shifting gears over to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one is gonna be easy enough for anyone to take care of, one of the easiest installation jobs you can actually do to your five-liter V8, which is why this one gets done in about 30 minutes or so in the driveway at home with a simple ratchet and socket set, getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Kicking things off all you have to do is unbolt and unclamp your factory system from the tubing down to the air box and the filter, setting all that factory hardware and stuff aside. All the new hardware is provided for you in the kit directly from AEM, and all you'd have to do is install that aftermarket stuff in reverse order, clamping and bolting everything down for safety. Thirty minutes tops in the driveway at home, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Well, guys, just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer five-liter V8 F-150 and you're looking a way to pick up an aftermarket intake system that will completely improve overall your air flow and, of course, does not require a tune, you might want to check out the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in the very attractive gunmetal gray, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Red-Hot Performance from a Cold Air Intake. Energizing your 2015-2019 F-150’s engine with as much as +16 horsepower to help with everything from rock-crawling to towing to leaving your track opponents in the dust, the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake has a formidable but elegant look as well. Besides drawing a power-building rush of cold air, it also features a sleekly gleaming gunmetal gray finish that isn’t found on many intakes. The component is made to maximize cold air inflow, which also develops +18 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 rpm for that torque-intensive action.

    No Retune Necessary. The AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake is made so that you don’t need to tune the ECU of your F-150’s 5.0L engine. Reusing the stock MAF, this intake works at full capacity with the factory tune, though you can of course add a performance tune for other purposes later.

    Fully Cleanable and Reusable Oil-Free Filter. Able to function for 100,000 miles before it needs its first cleaning, the filter element of the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake is red non-woven synthetic material. It measures 6” high, giving plenty of space for cool oxygen-rich air to pour into the engine. The filter can be cleansed and reused repeatedly. It’s also oil-free to make the job of reusing it easier and more pleasant.

    Manufactured from Rugged Materials. Underneath the glossy gunmetal gray finish of the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake’s intake tube is high quality aluminum piping. Certain to never rust or corrode, this metal tube also has mandrel bends to ensure a constant diameter and strong indraft along the whole length of the intake. The heat shield is steel with a powder-coated finish in basic black. Five stainless steel clamps are also included. This part is 100% designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA.

    Made with a Stock Sized MAF Housing. The AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake includes a standard MAF housing that accommodates the stock MAF (85mm) snugly. The intake also features attachment fixtures for the crankcase vent hose and EVAP vent hose.

    Installs with Hand Tools and Supplied Hardware. You can use ordinary hand tools to attach the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake in your truck’s engine, with a no-drill, no-cut fit for speed and convenience. Instructions and a full set of hardware are included. The part is a direct fit replacement for the stock equivalent.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty. Trusting in its high quality American construction, AEM covers the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake with a limited lifetime warranty.

    CARB Exempt with EO Number. Carrying the CARB EO Number #D-670-23, the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake is 50-state legal thanks to its CARB certification. When installed, care should be taken to prominently display the included CARB sticker in order to make the component able to pass inspection in CARB-regulated areas. This component can be shipped to, owned in, and used in the state of California, both on-road and for off-roading.

    Application. This AEM Gunmetal Gray Brute Force Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2015-2019 F-150s equipped with the 4 valve 5.0L V8 Coyote engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Heat Shield Assembly
    • (1) Intake Tube
    • (1) Air Filter
    • (1) Coupler Hose
    • (1) Filter Adapter
    • (1) Hump Hose
    • (1) Hose Clamp
    • (4) Hose Clamp
    • (2) Flat Washer
    • (2) Buttonhead Bolt
    • (2) Split Lock Washer
    • (2) Edge Trim
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cold Air Intake Specifications
    Year/Model: 2015-2017 5.0L Filter Placement: Engine Bay
    Material: Aluminum Finish: Gunmetal Gray
    Manufacturer: AEM Computer Tune Required: No
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        Questions & Answers (6)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        According to manufacturer this intake is not CARB legal for 18-19 F150s.

        • This is indeed only carb legal for the 15-16 F-150's at this point in time.

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        Having issues of lag and bogging on acceleration with the CAI. Anyone else have this?

        • We are sorry to hear that! We would suggest looking into a tune. While it is not required, it is recommended to get the best performance possible.

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        Is there any chance the AEM cold air intake will be carb legal for Ca., later this year for a 2018 F150 5.0 ?

        You show a Carb EO # D-670-23, is this emissions street legal in California, for a 2018 F150, 5.0 engine ? (AEM Brute Force #21-8129 DC) . Other sites say this is only street legal for up to a 2016 For F150 ! Which is correct ?

        • Carb EO # D-670-23 currently only covers up to 2016 model year F150's. 

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        This is me DennisC again, I forgot to add if this is California's emissions Carb EO certified street legal for my 2018 Ford F150 with a 5.0 engine ?

        • Yes, this is indeed CARB certified and street legal.

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          Customer Reviews (34) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.9

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Protection 4.714286 4.7
          • Fit 4.933333 4.9
          • Appearance 4.928571 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.8125 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 07, 2019

            GREAT PRODUCT

            EASY TO INSTALL AND MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND. FROM SITTING INSIDE THE TRUCK IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU PUT AN EXHAUST SYSTEM ON IT. ONLY THING I WISH IT HAD WAS A COVER FOR THE FILTER BUT NOT A BIG DEAL.

            nickbet

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            April 16, 2019

            Lag

            Has anyone had any lag with this cold air when hitting first starting off? Truck almost bogs.

            Racestang00

            Year: 2017 Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 21, 2019

            AEM 15-17 5.0 intake

            Sounds great, simple installation. Get on the gas a little harder and great sound produced but creates a very faint whistle which I don’t mind

            BrettF

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 24, 2019

            Great Product, Great Price

            I was a bit skeptical at first about the improved throttle response and increase in gas milage from a no-tune intake. However, I have been pleasantly surprised with both. Sound quality is great and the construction is well made.

            ChrisH

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 13, 2018

            Up to stock

            Seat of pants dyno andacceleration growl sound is worth the price of admission!

            StephenM

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 11, 2018

            Look awesome

            Makes the truck sound better and can feel a little more power.

            WayneW

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 08, 2018

            air intake

            sounds great and better gas mileage and very easy to install try one you will love it

            HaroldB

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 25, 2018

            Great product

            I am very pleased with the throttle response and sound. This intake and MPT tunes made my truck a beast it has no problem with turning my 35 inch tires over

            TimothyG

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 27, 2018

            AEM

            Fits great and looks good. Makes a lot more sound under the hood

            RoR

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2018

            Easy upgrade.

            Easy install, it really woke up my 5.0. Slight whistle under acceleration and nice growl to it. Along with my MBRB XP series pre axle cat back exhaust, it's really fun to drive now, breathes a whole lot better.

            01droptop

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 22, 2018

            As described

            Very easy install, after the expected delivery time. No complaints here. Haven’t really noticed a sound difference under the hood but I do drive like an old woman most of the time.

            ScottM

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2018

            exactly as advertised

            worth the money. definitely increases the sound of the 5.0

            SpencerM

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 15, 2018

            Happy

            Easy to install ,, made the truck sound beefy. It’s looks nice

            AntonioG

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 25, 2018

            This is the intake you need

            Was debating between this intake and KandN for my 17’ F-150 and I’m super happy I went with AEM. Install took less than 15 minutes for me and I noticed a huge change in throttle response and some extra power. On top of that it looks great in the engine bay and really makes the 5.0 roar!

            Hunter

            Year: 2017 Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 13, 2017

            I like it.

            Noticeable power gains, and very noticeable agressive note from engine bay. I like the more aggressive sound a lot better than stock.

            MackM

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 30, 2017

            Good stuff

            Easy install and works with my MBRP exhaust perfect.

            MarcT

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 20, 2017

            Good fit

            Good fit easy installation and looks good I show it off all the time

            StanleyL

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 17, 2017

            Perfect

            Makes the truck run so much better. It didn’t take any time at all to install. Was shipped by time frame given.

            AmandaB

            Year: 2016 Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 06, 2017

            Great

            Great product gas mileage increased 3 miles per gallon

            AnthonyS

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 13, 2017

            Brute Force

            I really like this product. the brute force intake improved performance, sound of exhaust and engine.

            SB

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (8)

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