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Justin: The Roush Cold Air Intake will be for the 2018 and newer 5-liter truck owners out there looking for an extremely popular no-tune-required intake from one of the most trusted names in Ford aftermarket tuning. Now, the CARB-certified Roush will include your sealed air box or enclosure, your high-flow dry filter here, and a 105-millimeter tube, all for right around that mid-$400 price point. Install's gonna get a simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here for me, guys. Take you about an hour or so to complete from start to finish, as we'll demonstrate later in the video.So, this is hands down one of the most popular intakes available for the 2018 and newer trucks, as the 100-plus five-star reviews would indicate, and one that I've personally run on a few trucks of mine in the past. Now, the reason being is a simple one, right? It's a no-nonsense intake that does everything it's supposed to do, but without any extra flash or logo stamped all over it. In fact, I would argue that the Roush gives off a very factory or OE-like appearance when it's installed here, which some owners might like, whereas other owners might actually prefer something that's gonna give you a little bit more flash or really stand out under the hood.Now, right out of the box, the Roush is going to help provide you a little bit more horsepower, a little bit more torque, maybe a little bit more sound, not so much though with the sealed enclosure. But that power and torque's gonna come from seeing less restriction. How much exactly? Well, Roush claims about 31% less restriction with their system in place. And that's gonna be thanks to parts like your 105-millimeter intake housing and tube here, guys. And of course, the star of this kit, I would say, is gonna be their high-flow reusable dry filter. Now, less restriction usually equates to more power, and I would argue that is certainly going to be the case here.Let's switch gears, talk about construction here with the Roush intake. And again, anyone that has any familiarity with Roush products or the company themselves, you kind of know where I'm gonna go with this, right? Really nice construction, and even better fitment. I mean, there's a reason why they work so closely with Ford as an OE support and aftermarket tuning company, and their products really are on par with OE levels of construction and fitment.Now, guys, I do wanna really hone in on your high-flow dry filter here, because this thing is washable, it is reusable, it is going to increase your flow, and basically save you from having to buy a filter every few months or years. But I do wanna point out it is dry, so you don't need to oil the filter itself. That's nice because, let's face it, a lot of owners out there don't wanna have to mess with oiling their filter. It's a bit messy. You can over-oil the filter, and that's never a good thing. So, at the end of the day, less maintenance with the Roush filter here in place, and that's never a bad thing.Now, along with the filter itself, guys, you're also receiving everything else in the kit, including your injection-molded plastic intake tube. Big fan of the plastic tubes. A little better at reducing, or resisting heat soak, in this case. Obviously, you're looking at a host of couplers and clamps there. And then last but not least, you have your thermoplastic air box, which does maintain the use, by the way, of your factory cold air ducting, along with now including this sealed lid here. And I really like that guy. I'm a big fan of the sealed airbox design, for the simple fact that they are gonna be the best bet at reducing engine bay heat from getting in the way of performance, by fully isolating that filter in the box.Now, again, guys, this kit is CARB-certified, does make it legal for use in all 50 states. But what do you say we move on into the installation? And as I pointed out at the very top of this video, guys, this one really shouldn't test you too much. Site's typically gonna go one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here when we're talking intakes. They're a great way to start modding your truck if you've never turned a wrench in your life. And I find that most owners should be able to tackle this one pretty easily. But without further ado, guys, let's grab that toolbox. Let's head out to the garage, and we'll show you how to get this thing installed.Man: The tools needed for this install will be some glass cleaner, an 8-millimeter socket, a 10-millimeter socket, a 13-millimeter socket in 1/4-inch drive, a short 1/4-inch drive extension, a 1/4-inch drive ratchet, a T-30 Torx bit in 3/8 drive, a 3/8 drive ratchet, and a trim removal tool.Hi, everyone. Today we're installing a cold air intake on our 2018 F-150, but before we can do that, let's get the stock system uninstalled. So let's pop the hood. Okay, the first thing we're gonna do is loosen the clamp on our throttle body, using our 7-millimeter socket.Okay. Now we can disconnect the two hoses on the back of our stock intake and our radiator overflow hose from the intake itself. And there's a clip on this bigger hose here at the bottom. You just need to pull that towards the outside of the vehicle, and then pull the hose back. The smaller hose, you just push down on the black tab, and disconnect it. Now we can unhook the clips at the top of the air box here, and disconnect the air hose from the throttle body. Now we can remove the hold-down bolt with our 13-millimeter socket for the air box, and the two push pins with our trim removal tool.Now we can begin the install process of our new intake system, but before we can do that, we have to remove the old intake box from the dirty air inlet. We do that with our 8-millimeter socket. Now we can remove the old air filter from this, because we'll need access to the inside of the box so that we can push down on the top of the inlet to go ahead and release it from the box.Now, we're reusing the bolt that we took out of the stock system, because it is a self-tapping screw. So we just need to insert the dirty air inlet to the new box and attach it with the screw with our 8-millimeter socket. Now, this old dirty air inlet is a loose-fitting item, but don't worry about that. Just install the self-tapping screw, and it'll hold it in place.Now that you got the screw installed, just remember not to tighten it too tight, because it only takes a couple of foot-pounds of torque to secure it. Okay. Now we're ready to install our air filter onto our adapter, using our clamp and our 8-millimeter socket. So, let's install the clamp over top of the filter first, and also note that there is an arrow on the air filter. This is pointing down. So when you put it on the coupler, make sure that the ears on the coupler are facing towards you, that you can see them. Slide the air filter on it, check the orientation, and then tighten your clamp.Now we can go ahead and insert our air filter into our new air box. And we'll just hand-tighten the two 10-millimeter bolts, in case we need to adjust it later. Now we can go ahead and install our vacuum fittings onto our new hose. So, we may want to use something like a Windex, or maybe some dish soap, just to make it easier to slip into the fitting. Now, when you install these fittings, you will notice that there's a flat side and a beveled side. The beveled side goes to the outside of the tube.Now that our grommets are installed, we can go ahead and install our vacuum fittings. One thing to be very aware of when you install these is that the smaller-diameter vacuum fitting goes on the larger end of the inlet tube. And the large-diameter vacuum fitting goes towards the smaller side. All right. And you may find it a little bit helpful to use some Windex on the fitting to help slide it in.Now we can go ahead and install our couplers on each end of the tube, using our clamps with our 7-millimeter socket and our 8-millimeter socket as well. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our factory hold-down bolt, and grommet as well. Now we can tighten it down using our 13-millimeter socket. Okay. Now we're ready to install our new air box, making sure that the two studs on the bottom line up with the two grommets already in the frame, and the slot on the side lines up with the grommet that we just installed.Now we can go ahead and install our inlet tube, using our clamp. We'll slide that over the coupler first, slide the coupler onto the adapter. Okay. Now we can slide our clamp onto our throttle body, and then slip our adapter, our coupler, over the throttle body throat. Double-check both ends of the hose, make sure that everything's still connected, and then we can tighten up our clamps, using our 7 and our 8-millimeter sockets.Now we'll use our 8-millimeter socket to tighten up this clamp. Now we can reconnect our vacuum line. Now we can install the top, using the six supplied T-30 Torx screws, that are self-tapping, into the top of the box. Now we'll tighten the screws, using our T-30 Torx bit and our ratchet. And our last step on the install is to reinstall the push pins for our dirty air inlet.There wraps up our review and install of our Roush Cold Air Intake for our '18 to '22 F-150. Thanks for watching. And remember, for all things F-150, keep it right here on americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Cold Air Intake Type||Cold Air Intake|
|Tuning Requirements||No Tune Required|
|Cold Air Intake Tube Material||Plastic|
|Cold Air Intake Filter Type||Oiled|
Silky Smooth Acceleration. This Roush Cold Air Intake makes your suburban strolls feel more of a drive and less of a drag. Its 105mm enlarged airflow intake tube and high-performing air filtration module boost torque and throttle, making your Ford seemingly fly across the street. On top of that, the filter only needs washing with soap and water every 100,000 miles, making it extremely low-maintenance and cost-effective.
Non-Oiled Filtration. The Roush Cold Air Intake is a safer and more environment-friendly alternative to its oiled cotton or high-emission counterparts as it introduces a washable and multi-use fabric air filter that works at equally the same efficiency as oiled air filters.
Injection-Molded Casing. The sealed thermoplastic air box of the wonderous Roush Cold Air Intake is injection-molded with a CAM-automated system to ensure absolute enclosure of any air. its filtration unit also comes with a wired mesh that further purifies the air going into your engine from damaging particles that may have slipped into the intake tube. completely airtight and absolutely efficient, that's what the Roush Cold Air Intake offers you.
CARB Recommended. This product isn't just eco-friendly but it's also CARB approved, meaning that the state of California and other states deem it helpful in reducing the carbon emission in the air and have legalized its sales to the public.
Installation. This product does not require professional installation or mechanic-assisted maintenance. Simply open the air-tight lid to wash and dry the filter before putting it back in place.
Application. The Roush Cold Air Intake fits all 2018-2023 Ford F-150 5.0L models.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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