Review & Install Video
The MXP Series cold air intake is available for any 5L F-150 owner looking to pick up one of the most efficient cold air intake systems on the market, with a dry filter as opposed to an oil one, that allows you to pick up a slightly improved throttle response. As well as even some small power gains and fuel economy increases. As you can imagine, the install for this is extremely straightforward, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. We'll detail that at the end of the video. The factory inlet on your 5.0 does a pretty good job of bringing in all the cold air from outside to your engine bay, and AIRAID has obviously kept that same design in mind. However, they focused most of their attentions on improving the tubing, the airbox, and of course the filter itself to really optimize all of the performance together. They've made this to completely replace the factory system from the manifold down to the filter, and none of it requires a custom tune. Speaking of which, this system from AIRAID utilizes what's known as a "speed density system," instead of a mass airflow, basically why you get to hang back on getting a tune. With that said, the speed density system is going to make changes to the computer on the fly, which is not something the mass airflow would do, and require you to pick up a custom tune. So because of the speed density, no tune required, saving you money in the long run, making this a direct plug and play, or bolt on and go. Now, as far as power is concerned, AIRAID lets us know they tested this on their own Dyno and picked up about 19 horsepower on a stock 5L F-150. Now, I'd say with a tune, you can definitely maximize your power gains and see numbers in those areas. But of course, without one, I'd expect high single-digit gains at best, definitely respectable with a very easy bolt-on mod, such as this one. In addition to that, you'll be improving your drive-by-wire, ultimately increasing your throttle response. You might even see a fuel mileage gain or two, which is definitely an added bonus. I will say that this is completely 50-state legal. So if you're located in those emissions-restrictive states, such as California, you're in the clear to pick this one up. It is street or road legal and it will not be for off-road use only. Huge bonuses there for the guys all across the country. As far as materials are concerned, you're looking at a one-piece rotomolded airbox here. This is going to completely enclose your filter, keeping out that excess engine heat, so it's cold air only coming through. On the other side of me, it's a crosslinked high-density polyethylene system or tubing system, with a built-in velocity stack, for a free-flowing airflow, definitely an improvement over factory. Now, dead center of attention here is going to be the SynthaMax dry filter. Now, this one is a washable and reusable filter that does not require filter oil. It definitely saves you some money there. What this basically means is you can pop it out and wash it every few thousand miles, pop it right back in with no need to pick up a new one. Definite improvement over the factory paper element filter. In addition to that, it is a nonwoven synthetic material with a diamond wire-like mesh outside. Serious improvements in filtration here, keeping cold air going in, and all the dust and debris on the outside. As far as pricing, you're looking at picking this one up for your own 5.0 for just around the $400 mark. Definitely on the more expensive side of the no tune required spectrum. A tune will maximize your gains, but this is going to be one of the fully optimized, full intake replacement systems, really the best and most efficient system you can get without picking up a tune. As far as that install is concerned, you can really get this one done in about an hour's worth of time at the absolute maximum, 30 minutes if you've done it before. Simple hand tools like a ratchet and socket set will do the trick, and maybe a flathead screwdriver as well. One out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, no doubt. Cold air intakes are one of the easiest mods you can do to pretty much any engine, so definitely no difference here. The first thing you need to do is disconnect the negative terminal on your battery to be safe. Disconnect all wires and plugs attached to the factory airbox. Then, use a ratchet and socket set to unclamp all of the couplers and pull the factory setup out of the engine bay. You can easily assemble most of the AIRAID intake outside the engine bay to make it easier on yourself. Connect the inlet tube to the airbox, and connect the plug back into the new tubing. Drop the assembly into the engine bay, and secure it using the factory pushpins. Next, you want to attach the new coupler from AIRAID to the throttle body and clamp it down. Attach the new tubing to that coupler and the other end to the new airbox, reconnecting any remaining plugs and wires. Then, drop the filter into place and clamp it down to the new coupler. Reconnect the battery terminal, and you're good to go. That pretty much wraps things up for me. So if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer 5L F-150, you might want to check out the MXP Series cold air intake with the SynthaMax red and dry filter from AIRAID. You can find it right here at americantrucks.com.
Superpowered Pickup. Get the most performance out of your pickup truck with this Airaid MXP Series cold air intake. It's designed for top-quality components and delivers more air into your engine during operation. The result is a more capable truck that drives faster and more effectively. Imagine how good your ride will work when you increase the overall power of your engine.
Tune Free. A good tuneup is an excellent way to power up your ride, but it's also expensive and time-consuming. This Airaid MXP Series cold air intake doesn't require you to tune your truck like some other intakes do. That helps you skip the cost and time required to do so, and lets you enjoy your improved performance sooner.
Reusable Filter. Keep your engine safe with the top-end SynthaMax filter on this Airaid MXP Series cold air intake kit. The filter is made from synthetic materials that are microscopic and offer excellent filtration down to 2 microns in size. The filter is conical in shape for maximum air flow, it's also dry and completely washable. It's designed for long-term use.
Polyethylene Construction. This intake is made nearly entirely of polyethylene plastic. It's a tough black material that holds up really well over time. It won't corrode and insulates the air flow nicely as well.
Simple Installation. Some of the best intakes are difficult to install and more of a hassle than they are worth. This one isn't like that. It offers excellent performance, without requiring any cutting or welding. The kit is designed for simplicity and bolts into position in just an hour.
Lifetime Warranty Protection. This Airaid MXP Series cold air intake comes with a lifetime warranty to guarantee that it's going to hold up well over time. The company covers manufacturer defects so you get reliable performance from it.
CARB Approved. This intake is CARB approved with certification number D-609-17 and it's legal for use in all 50 states for the 2015-2017 Model Year.
Application. The Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake with SynthaMax Dry Filter is designed to fit 2015-2020 Ford F-150s equipped with a 5.0L Engine.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) SynthaMax Filter
- (1) Cold Air Box
- (1) Air Inlet
- (1) Intake Tube
- (1) Air Box Lid
- Clamps and Couplers
- Installation Hardware
- Installation Info
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
For 5.0L Models Only