(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Roush Cold Air Intake on your F-150
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Hey, guys, Adam here, with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Roush Cold Air Intake Kit, fitting all 2015 and newer 2.7 Liter EcoBoost F-150s. In this video, I'll be going over the functionality and benefits you can expect from swapping out your factory air box for a Roush kit we have here, as well as all the materials and construction that tie into it. I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know upfront here, is gonna be one of the easiest things you can do to your engine of course, so it will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.The Roush Cold Air Intake Kit will be for any 2015, or newer, 2.7 Liter EcoBoost F-150 owner who might be looking to swap out the factory air box for a new and improved aftermarket air box from a very well-known brand in the aftermarket world, while also picking up a couple of horsepower and improved throttle response, all while staying 50-state legal, as well as not requiring custom tune.So the first thing I wanna touch on is the no-tune-required option. Since your 2.7 liter does utilize a speed density instead of a mass airflow, the changes to the computer happen on the fly, whereas the mass airflow would require a custom tune. And since you don't have to pick up a custom tune, that saves you a couple of hundred bucks in the process, so it does make this a direct bolt-on mod. So bolt it right on to the engine, you'll see performance differences immediately, something that you can bolt up and just go. And since it is 50-state legal, I do want to point out this is great for the guys out there in California, or emission restrictive states, looking to pick up an intake to pass their inspection. I do want to point out the 2.7 and 3.5 engines are the only options out there that are 50-state legal, so if you're running a 5.0 or anything bigger, you might want to check out some of the other options, because these will not pass.Jumping over to the really important stuff here, the materials and construction, now, as you can see, this Roush filter is going to be a huge upgrade over the factory option. Roush has manufactured this in a very specific way, giving it a multi-cotton gauze, superior filtration system here with a wire mesh in front just to keep out all the dirt and particles that we don't want getting into the engine bay. In addition to that, this is something that will be washable and reusable, so all you have to do is pop it off when it's filthy or when it's clogged up, wash it out, re-oil it, pop it right back on. Saves you money in the long run as well, because you won't have to constantly replace the filter every couple of thousand miles.In addition to this 6-inch filter I just mentioned before, this is gonna include injection-molded polypropylene materials for the tubing and air box, all withstanding heat and staying durable over time, so it is something that is also gonna be an upgrade over the factory materials. Because of the materials, that all factors into the performance benefits from swapping this out with you factory option. Now, swapping this out, you'll see improvements as far as throttle response is concerned, getting off the line just a little bit quicker with acceleration. You might hear a little bit more aggressive engine sound, but I do want to point out it's not gonna make the world of difference when it comes to horsepower and torque gains. Expect single-digit gains at best, even if you decide to pick up a custom tune, which can help maximize that potential.As far as the pricing goes, expect to be spending just shy of a $300 mark, something, in my opinion, that falls right in the middle of the pack as far as 2.7 and even the 3.5 EcoBoost are concerned. There are a lot of options out there as far as cold air intake replacements, but, in my opinion, the Roush option is gonna be one of the better ones as far as materials and construction, right up there next to the Airaid an
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
All-Round Intake for Power and Sound. Made for the 2.7L EcoBoost engine found in your 2015-2017 F-150, this Roush Cold Air Intake provides a deep, strong snarl of intake sound along with a useful helping of boosted torque and horsepower. With a big inlet and air box, large high-flow filter, and restriction-free tubing, this part spins up an extra +10.4 horses and +8.5 ft-lps of torque to make your pickup tougher, rougher, and readier. Bearing the famous Roush logo, which instantly calls up all the excitement of the racetrack, this CAI is CARB-compliant and 50-state legal, so you can even take it cruising in California!
Tune (Often) Required. With no requirement to tune your truck’s engine or recalibrate the PCM, the Roush Cold Air Intake is a snap to install and doesn’t affect your truck’s warranty. The stock tune works fine with the Roush Cold Air Intake provided that you use the insert and the stock 85mm MAF. However, if you elect to install a large aftermarket 105mm MAF in the built-in housing, a tune will be required to make the CAI function.
Easy to Clean Dry Filter. Running for approximately 100,000 miles before the first cleaning is needed, the filter element of the Roush Cold Air Intake is washable and reusable. This is a dry filter that does not need oiling. The element’s durability is increased by the use of two layers of wire mesh, an inner and an outer layer, in its construction. This mesh helps the filter keep its shape even after repeated washing.
Complete Air Box and Polyethylene Tubing. Fabricated out of strong, advanced polyethylene compound for the most part, the Roush Cold Air Intake is tough but lightweight. The full air box is injection molded while a roto-molding process is used to create the intake tube with its free-flowing mandrel bends. Both sections are black and have a textured surface for aesthetic reasons. The part features steel clamps and EPDM rubber couplers that can flex as the engine moves during hard driving.
Housing Made for 105mm MAF, with 85mm Option. The MAF housing of the Roush Cold Air Intake is designed to accept an extra-large 105mm aftermarket MAF, matched to the high air flow of the intake tube and filter. However, if you prefer to use the intake without needing to tune the engine, you can place the included insert in the housing, allowing use of the factory 85mm MAF.
Installs Directly in Place of Stock Intake. Installing the Roush Cold Air Intake is a bolt-on procedure that uses hand tools and requires no special skills. No cutting or drilling is needed to fit this component to your truck’s engine. The CAI comes with a package of hardware and clamps, all that is necessary to install the component.
Warranted for 3 Months. Roush covers their Performance Cold Air Intake Kit with a 90 day limited manufacturer’s warranty.
Compliant with CARB, 50 State Legal. CARB compliant, the Roush Performance Cold Air Intake has the CARB EO Number #D-418-30. This means that it is legal for the streets, roads, and highways in all 50 states of the United States, in addition to track and off-road use. The intake is supplied with a CARB compliance sticker. In order to be legally driven or inspected in California or in other CARB regulated areas, this sticker must be displayed on or near the cold air intake.
Application. This Roush Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is specially designed to fit the 2015 to 2017 F-150s equipped with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine.
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April 28, 2020
Sounds Great and fairly easy to install. Enjoying it so far.Helpful (0)
April 23, 2020
Love this product. Only issue is it needs better instructions for those who have zero experience doing something like this.Helpful (0)
March 08, 2020
I like it! Gives it a bigger roar, makes it a little louder too. More powerHelpful (0)
January 27, 2020
Roush cold air
This install was very simple to assemble and install on my 2016 f-150. Video available on the AT trucks made it super simple.. looks great and sounds great...Helpful (0)
January 23, 2020
Extremely happy with the product! ROUSH sets the standard again! Great sound, great build quality, Better throttle response, easy to install! Highly recommend!Helpful (0)
December 17, 2019
You can hear the engine roar!!
Worth the money. I see a big difference in the throttle response.Helpful (2)
September 30, 2019
Cold Air Intake
It is very well made fit was perfect, looks great. But is a little too loudHelpful (1)
September 26, 2019
Breaths way better. It added top end and low need powerHelpful (1)
September 07, 2019
really worth 400$?
this was my first time putting in a cold air intake on a car and it only took a hour long so install is pretty easy. it is louder from the engine but the power is only slightly noticeable. for the money i would i have expected better quality parts as the seal is not the best. would have gotten KandN for about 200$ cheaper if i knewHelpful (2)
September 03, 2019
Roush should be ashamed
This product never even made it all the way onto my truck. The intake tube looks extremely cheap, the slot in the bottom of the air box where the factory ram air duct connects is way to big so just a cheap fit there, then to beat all the metal inserts where 2 bolts that hold the air filter tube inside the air box stripped from the plastic before the bolt was even half way screwed in. AT refunded my money and were very understanding. I would not recommend this product to anyone ever!Helpful (10)
The open element scares me. I have friends who installed open aired intakes on their cars and a week later they hydro lock the engine. The open part of the box does not seal completely when driving in rain and the water hits your engine. So is the 2017 3.5 boost completely sealed under the hood?
The Roush Cold Air Intake will seal completely to the hood, allowing water to enter via the OEM duct in the grille only.
Hello! This Roush Cold Air Intake is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.
Just to make sure, this will fit my 2017 3.5L EB, correct? Your description says it will (Fits All 2015-2017 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, Excluding Raptors) but one of the Q A questions says it won't. Help!
Hello, I apologize for the confusion and will definitely get that amended. This intake will work with all 2015-2017 3.5L Ecoboost F-150's (Except the Raptor).
Is there a noticeable difference in the sound the engine makes after installing the intake, is the turbo blow-off more noticeable?
The vehicle will be louder after installing this, with the turbo being more noticeable.
Will this fit a 2018 F150 with a 5.0?
Unfortunately, this Roush cold air intake would not fit with the 2018 5.0L models. Roush does make the intake for your year with part number 422088. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not carry that item.
We do not carry the Roush Air Filter Replacements, and would suggest contacting Roush to purchase that.
Regarding the warranty, it is best to confirm with your local dealership.
The coupler for the throttle body end is silicone and can be used with stock or aftermarket throttle bodies. 90mm will be a tight fit when installing.
This is not compatible with 2018 models.
It is legal in California under CARB EO Number: D-418-30.
This will fit on your truck and would be 50 state legal.
This kit includes an oiled filter and will not require oiling.
There is a gap between the piping and the heat shield simply because, sealing that isn't going to change anything, and having it slightly larger makes installation that much easier. The heat this product is protecting the filter from isn't coming from where the filter connects to the tube, so there is nothing to worry about in terms of that gap you are speaking of.
Unfortunately this will not fit the 2018 F-150 2.7L EcoBoost models
So what you are referring to is just the heat shield, so for both the simplicity of the installation, and the fact that nothing the heat shield would be protecting against would come from that angle, is why you aren't seeing that "perfect seal" so to speak.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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