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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanTrucks, and today I'm gonna be reviewing and showing you how to install the Roush Cold Air Intake fitting all '18 and newer 5.0 F-150. This cold air intake is gonna be perfect for the 5.0 owner that's looking to replace their restricted factory intake with something that is going to be a lot more free-flowing therefore creating power and also wants an intake that is going to be well manufactured, well engineered and doesn't mind paying top dollar for it. This kit is going to feature a 105-millimeter diameter intake tube and features an injection molded airbox tray that draws cold air right from the factory cool air duct. This cold air intake is also going to be smooth plastic all the way through so that's gonna make sure that while the air's traveling through, there's no turbulence created in the throttle body and that is what is going to create power. The plastic is also great because it's not going to heat soak like most metals would, and on top of that this closed box design is perfect because it's going to shield the filter away from the hot elements of the engine bay, but you have nice acrylic window to look through and see it, and again it's going to be constantly fed with cool air from that cool air duct. This kit also comes with a cleanable and reusable air filter that never requires oiling, so on top of being easy to clean off you're going to be saving money on filters in the future as well. This cold air intake also does not require a tune, so you can install this with the factory ECU tune and still see some power gains. Pricing for this is going to be around the $400 mark. Now that is on the expensive side, but again that's not to say it's not worth it. This is one of the most well manufactured and engineered kits out there on the market, so well worth the money. Also included in that price is Roush's 90-day manufacturer's warranty. Before we move on to the install, I just wanted to make a quick note. This kit is not CARB legal, so if you live in one of the more emissions restrictive states, this is not going to pass inspection. But with that being said, the install is going to be an easy one out of three wrenches, should only take you about an hour to get this installed on your truck. So without any further ado, let me show you how it's done. For this stall, you will need an impact, at least a 6-inch extension, 10-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, 8-millimeter socket, 7-millimeter socket, a T30 Torx bit, and lastly a trim panel removal tool. So first step for our install, we got to get our factory stuff out of the way. So we're going to start by loosening up this 7-millimeter clamp, disconnecting the breather hoses off the back of the tube and pulling this hose out of its perch. Then for the airbox side, all we're going to do is remove these two clips here and we can pull out the top half of the airbox and the intake tube together. So for the lower half of the airbox, we're going to be removing this 13-millimeter bolt right here and there's a couple of pushpins up by the air dam and that should pull straight up and out. And to get those pushpins, I'm just going to use a trim panel removal tool. Now you want to be careful with these two as you don't usually want them to slide down the air dam, but since we're taking it apart in this case, doesn't really matter. So at this point, we can grab our new Roush cold air intake and our factory one because we're going to transfer over a couple things. We're going to be transferring over this air dam to our new airbox, transferring over those two sensors on the intake tube and we're also going to prep that intake tube with the couplers. So starting with the air dam, there's one 8-millimeter bolt that holds it on right there so I'm going to use an impact to remove that. Now in order to get the two separated, you might have to push in on the inside lip inside the airbox to release some of the tabs and then the dam should pop away. And then we're just going to reinstall that onto our new Roush airbox. So next we are going to install the rubber grommets and fittings that go in these two holes here. So next we can insert our new fittings and this smaller one is going to be closest to the airbox. Next, we're just going to pre-install some of the rubber couplers. And the smaller one is going to go toward the throttle body and that clamp gets tightened down with a 7-millimeter socket. Same thing for the airbox side, except that clamp is going to get tightened down with an 8-millimeter socket. While we're up here, we're also going to hit the filter as well. So use the largest clamp in the kit, slide your filter on and then you could secure that with again an 8-millimeter socket. So next we can drop our filter in and secure it using the supplied 10-millimeter bolts. So the pieces of our new Roush kit about ready to go into the truck, I put them together and threw the lid on just so I could point out some of the key differences and improvements we're going to be making over the stock intake. And right off the bat you guys can see that this new Roush system is going to be a lot more free flowing than our stock system. We're losing this restrictive and turbulence creating flex pipe here. We're also losing the two baffles on the side of the intake tube. Now on top of that improvement in the airflow, we're also upgrading the airbox too. We're ditching the factory old school style paper element filter for a high flow less restrictive cone style filter, and we have this awesome box with a window on top so you can look through and see that cone. Now added functionality, again, we transferred over our air dam so we get to keep that feature and ensure that even more cold air is going to flow through our new Roush cold air intake. So with that being said, let me show you how this new Roush system is going to install on your truck. So I took the two pieces back apart just because it's going to be easier to install on the truck that way, but the first step is to press in our new Roush airbox, making sure that the air dam lines up with holes and the two pegs on the bottom of the box seat in the rubber grommets on the engine bay. And next we're just going to push in our pushpins for the air dam and then secure the box again to the fender using the factory 13-millimeter bolt. So next is going to be the intake tube, so grab the rest of the clamps in the kit and we could secure that to the back of our cone filter and the throttle body. And the filter side clamp is going to use an 8-millimeter socket and the throttle body side clamp uses a 7-millimeter socket. And before we move on to installing the lid of our box, we're going to reinstall our breather hoses and that gets secured with the six T30 Torx bolts supplied in the kit. And that is going to do it for my review and install of the Roush Cold Air Intake fitting all '18 and newer 5.0 F-150s. Thank you for watching. Keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Engine Power and Speed Gains. If you’re concerned about getting the most power and speed out of your truck, then why not consider giving your engine a boost with a cold air intake? Consider the Roush Cold Air Intake for your Ford F-150. This cold air intake features an enlarged air box and tubing to draw in colder and denser air for your engine. Get added horsepower and torque with a more oxygen-rich cold air to burn. In addition, you’ll hear a more powerful growl when you rev up your engine.
Clean and Green Air Filter. Tired of buying and oiling disposable air filters for your truck? If so, then you’ll love this cold air system. It comes with a washable and reusable air filter that requires no oiling so you’ll save some money and be more eco-friendly. In addition, this air filter is a high-capacity and high-flow filter that leaves the competition in the dust when it comes to performance.
High-Tech Design and Engineering. The Roush Cold Air Intake System uses precise CAD to create a thoroughly sealed and insulated system that eliminates leakage for maximum performance gains. The system includes a tough, injection-molded air box and a durable 105 mm airflow tube. Furthermore, the air filter is reinforced with inner and outer wire mesh that helps keep its shape and ensures durability.
Bolt-On Installation. You’d be happy to know that you won’t need to do any drilling, welding, or cutting to install the Roush Cold Air Intake. It’s a simple bolt-on install, needing only a couple of basic tools, as the kit include a complete supply of hardware.
Roush’s 90-Day Warranty. Roush warranties the Roush Cold Air Intake to be free from material and workmanship defects for a period of 90 days, starting from the date of purchase. What’s not covered in this warranty are incidental and consequential damages. For full details, please refer to the manufacturer’s website.
Not CARB-Certified. As of this moment, the Roush Cold Air Intake is not yet CARB-certified. This means that this system should not be installed in vehicles registered under the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Application. The Roush Cold Air Intake fits 2018-2020 Ford F-150 5.0L models.
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