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Justin: The AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Pro 5R Intake here should appeal to the 2017 through 2020 EcoBoost owners who are looking for a premium intake to help deliver more power, more sound, and better throttle response by increasing the airflow by nearly 70% over the factory airbox you will be replacing. Now the Pro 5R here will certainly not be the cheapest option in the category at nearly 500 bucks but will offer an extremely nice build quality along with quality components and in return are gonna deliver a lifetime warranty. Advanced Flow Engineering or AFE for sure are one of the companies out there really continuing to raise the bar when it comes to designing and building aftermarket parts for the truck aftermarket and other applications as well. Now, as the name suggests, they really do specialize in things that flow, right? So, obviously, intakes here, but also things like downpipes, exhaust systems, and intercoolers are also some of the areas they specialize in. And best of all, all of their stuff is built very well right here in the U.S.A.But let's take a closer look at the Stage 2 Pro 5R that we have on the table here. And the unique feature with this system compared to other offerings from not only AFE but other intake systems, in general, will be the dual 3-inch mandrel bent equal-length aluminum tubing, which is going to be finished off in that black powder coat. Now, most of your other options on the site or in the category will typically merge these two pipes together to create one large singular intake tube. But as you can see, AFE has opted to keep things separate and it certainly does provide a pretty cool look. Now, again, those large tubes are finished off in more of a wrinkled black powder coat I would say, should flow very nicely in the engine bay, but you can always check out some of AFE's other finish options as well.But aside from the separate intake tubes here with the Pro 5R, they've also delivered two slightly smaller 7-inch filters as opposed to one larger filter. Again, a unique feature here with the AFE system. Now, these guys are a reusable oiled filter, meaning you can clean them, reoil them, throw them back on, and they're good to go. But if you guys did prefer a dry filter for whatever reason, AFE does have an option that you can grab here on the site if you're interested. Now, altogether guys, AFE claims that their Stage 2 Pro 5R system will boost airflow to your EcoBoost power plant by roughly 67% when compared to the factory airbox that you are replacing. Now, that should result in a nice little bump in power, but also things like increased throttle response as well. AFE doesn't give us any exact numbers here in regards to overall horsepower or torque gains, but judging by the very favorable customer reviews on this particular system, the old butt dyno has measured some pretty solid gains.So, as always, feel free to read up on those customer reviews, if you haven't already done so. Another cool thing to point out is that because these twin 7-inch filters here are not gonna be housed in a sealed enclosure, you are gonna hear a little bit more noise once the AFE system has been installed, things like a little bit more turbo spooling, maybe even a little bit more bypass or blow-off valve noise, certainly, stuff that I find enjoyable. If not, you prefer to keep things a little bit more quiet, you might wanna pick up a sealed enclosure instead. Let's switch our focus over to the install and the site is gonna correctly peg this one at a pretty mundane one out of three wrenches on the old difficulty meter and, well, about an hour or so to complete from start to finish. But to give you a better idea of just how this job will go down on your EcoBoost at home, here's an AmericanTrucks customer to walk you through the job.Man: I wanted to show you the tools that I used today. First one is a pretty standard flathead screwdriver, and the other one is a 8-millimeter socket on a ratchet. All right. So, we're gonna install a AFE Cold Air Intake Stage 2 on a 2018 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost. To start, we're gonna go ahead and remove the existing assembly. We're gonna take these two clamps off at the top and the bottom, as well as remove this sensor port. We'll go ahead and get started. I'll put the camera up. All right. So, we're gonna use a 7-millimeter ratchet to loosen these, there's one and two. All right. And push the button on the back and pop it out. That's the clip. And with everything removed, pop these off here, and we should be able to just lift the whole assembly right off. There it is.All right. Also, take the air filter out and let's go in the garage. So, the next thing we have to do is we have to take the existing sensor out here. What we need to do is we need to turn a quarter turn and then very carefully pull out. Be careful not to mess with that tip. We're gonna go ahead and install the sensor into the existing hole on the new pipe and turn to lock in place. All right. Next up on the instructions, we need to take this weatherstripping, we need to just install it on the outside. This is gonna serve as a barrier for like weather. It'll seal against the hood of the truck when everything's closed up and keep all...everything nice and tidy. We'll just get this. The corners are kinda tough. And we gotta put this on the existing area. So the first thing you want to do is get these two tabs on the outside, watch this wire, and pop it into place. There.That should seat with the inner lip inside. And then we take the existing clips and we pop them onto the corresponding holes. Everything's nice and tight. And then we'll take these down, up, down, up. And then we got two hose clamps that we'll use a flathead screwdriver to tighten once we get the rest of the pipes in place over there. All right. Now, before we would go any further, they gave us this little tube to prevent check engine light from turning on. This needs to be installed into the driver's side turbo on...with the slashed end facing the turbo, so facing in. And we're gonna have to go deep inside the engine to get this one. So let's go up and down deep. This was kind of hard to figure out with the instructions, but right there is our turbo inlet and there's a little silver clip. And if we take it, we lift it, and pop it, move that hose out of the way. And then we take our plastic slashed tube. See how it's slashed on one end? You want the slashed side facing the turbo. And let's make sure it's facing the right way. There it is. Pop it in, drop it, and then replace the hose and make sure it's locked in there with a click. There it is.All right. So, now we're back in the garage here and we're gonna start prepping up the pipes. First step is we wanna take this little extension wire and pop it right here from the sensor that we put in earlier on in the video. And the next step I'm gonna do is I'm gonna prep this crossover tube here. That's gonna go between both pipes once everything's installed. And we'll put one hose clamp there, and eventually, they'll kind of go in together to form a [inaudible 00:08:28]. So we'll prep with the other hose clamp there and bring it over to the truck. So, there's two of these here. One has a larger diameter, one has a smaller diameter. The larger diameter gets installed on the lower pipe on the truck. And I'll put one hose clamp at the bottom to hold everything tight. And we'll give it a little bit of snug. There's a bunch more junk in the way. [inaudible 00:09:13] that down. There's one. Perfect. All right. Then we got our other little coupling. And it's pretty tough to put it on here. It's a really tight fit. So, I'm gonna go ahead and pop a little bit of WD-40 on the inside, like that. Just a little bit. I'm gonna use my finger to kind of make it all fit. And we wanna be careful not to get anything inside the pipe here, just use it on the outside. And then use a little bit of muscle to fight it on there. There we go.I'll take another hose clamp, this over there. Loosen it a bit, get it to seat properly. You don't want anything popping off on the highway. There we go. Cinch that down with a little bit of ratchet. These ratchets I'm using are 8-mil. All right. So, with those on there a little bit snug, take two more and we'll just get these in place before putting on the pipes. You need to have them facing the same way. They'll look better. [inaudible 00:10:52]. There is two. All right. So, the shorter one with the logo on the outside gets installed here. I'll pop that in nice and tight. And then down and low there. I'm gonna start snugging everything up with the ratchet. I'm gonna use a screwdriver to get it a little bit snug and then tighten it down with a ratchet.Again, you probably gonna wanna go back after driving a couple of miles on this to make sure these are all still tight, nothing rattled loose, sometimes when you're coming off across down the freeway. This bad boy is down, nice and snug. All right. So, that's pipe one, the outer pipe. Now, let's pop in the inner pipe. That's seated. We also don't wanna forget the crossover. There. Then marry everything together.All right. I want these hose clamps over. Tighten that crossover. Snug that down and snug this down. Ooh, slipped off. Let me back it up. I put it in too tight or not tight enough here. I gotta make sure these are seated properly. There we go. Slipped out. All right. And then the last step, let's just go ahead and take the old plug and the new extended plug, snap it back into place, and then you probably wanna get some zip ties and zip tie that over. I'll do that when we're cleaning up. And yeah, here we have it.Justin: So, wrapping things up here, gang, if you are after I think one of the coolest looking aftermarket systems on the site that will also provide your EcoBoost with more power and more sound, then you have to check out the AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Pro 5R system here today, right here at americantrucks.com.
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|Cold Air Intake Type||Cold Air Intake|
|Tuning Requirements||No Tune Required|
|Cold Air Intake Tube Material||Aluminum|
|Cold Air Intake Filter Type||Oiled|
H-Pipe Design. The AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 ST Pro 5R Cold Air Intake (Black) has an H-Pipe design so that the intake tube pressure can be balanced. Additionally, the cold air intake system provides maximum airflow and performance. This product is sold as an individual kit by the manufacturer.
Durable Construction. The cold air intake system is built using strong, long lasting, and durable materials including one piece aluminum, aluminum intake tubes, and mesh cotton for the air filters. The intake tubes are 3 inches in length and the radial flow performance air filters are 7 inches in height. This product also comes with a wrinkle-black powdercoat finish.
Hassle-free Installation. You'll find that installing the cold air intake system is easy and hassle-free. The direct bolt-on installation takes only about one hour to finish.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. The cold air intake system comes with a limited lifetime warranty. As such, the product is safe from material and manufacturing defects after the date of purchase. Be sure to check out the company website to find out about any warranty limitations.
Application. The AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 ST Pro 5R Cold Air Intake (Black) fits all 2017-2020 3.5L EcoBoost Ford F-150 models except for Raptor models.
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