Review & Install Video
Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and welcome to my detailed overview of the Roush Level 2 Power Pack, available for your 2015 and newer 5-liter-powered F-150. All right, guys, we have a lot of ground to cover in this detailed breakdown of the Level 2 Power Pack from Roush, and obviously, guys, you have a couple of things here to take in mind. First and foremost, intake and exhaust, very basic stuff, nut-and-bolt stuff that you'll have no problem getting installed by yourself. That calibration, on the other hand, will need to be handled by your local dealer, unless you have access to what is called a J2534 interface tool. It's a calibration tool that your local Ford dealer uses. So therefore, I'm gonna knock this install up to a soft two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, just based off of a convenience factor alone. But with that said, let's take a closer look at this pack.So on the surface, the Level 2 Power Pack from Roush should appeal to the 5-liter truck owners out there looking to knock out the three most basic power modifications all at the same time and using a very trusted name like Roush. The exhaust will be on the more aggressive side, so prospective buyers should be aware of that, and the calibration will be optimized for 91 octane fuel. With that being said, you can still use lesser octanes. Just don't expect as big of gains with those lesser octane fuels. Last but not least, prospective buyers can also take advantage of Roush's three-year or 36,000-mile warranty with this system and their calibration, something you don't typically see in the land of aftermarket tuning.So as I just mentioned here, guys, you are getting three performance essentials with the Level 2 Power Pack from Roush. You're getting their aftermarket cold air intake system, you're getting their cat-back exhaust system, and you're getting their calibration, all for right around the $1,500 price point, which, in my opinion, is a pretty solid deal overall, especially when you break down the math. Typically, the Roush cat-back is gonna run you for right around 1,000 bucks, their cold air intake system is gonna be just south of 400 bucks. So that means you're getting their calibration for basically right around $100. Which, if you've shopped for aftermarket tunes before, you know this is pretty much unheard of. However, this does come with a caveat of needing your local dealer to flash that calibration to your F-150, so figure that probably will add to the final cost, unless you have a hookup at your dealership or you have access to that J2534 interface tool we talked about a little bit earlier. Now, in my experience, most dealerships will probably hit you for about an hour of labor to flash your truck with the Roush calibration, so depending on, again, your dealer, just figure another 100 bucks on top of the total price tag.So with all of that out of the way, let's start breaking down this power pack, and let's start with the cold air system here from Roush. Again, a very solid piece. We've reviewed this thing in the past, and we have nothing but good things to say about it, as is the case usually when we're talking about Roush stuff. You are gonna be replacing that factory airbox and the cheap paper element factory filter with a reusable, high-flow dry filter, which will not only be an improvement in filtration and appearance, but, of course, also power as well, thanks to less intake restriction. Now, Roush claims gains of upwards of 13 horsepower, 19-foot pounds of torque with their kit here, and I do feel that will be best-case-scenario for most owners out there. However, there still is power to be gained. Now, along with that bump in power, you can also expect a couple other things when installing the Roush cold air system, such as a little bit of improvement with throttle response, maybe the smallest increase in fuel economy if you can stay out of the pedal, along with a nice little bump in sound coming from under the hood from that 5-liter Coyote power plant. But of course, any sound you're picking up from this guy will immediately be overpowered by the second part of our power pack here from Roush, their cat-back exhaust system, and here are a few sound clips.Well, what can we say? The Roush cat-back continues to be a popular choice with both F-150 owners and Mustang owners alike here at americanmuscle.com, and this thing will certainly snap a few necks whenever you're laying into the throttle. Now, in my initial review of the Roush Cat-Back Exhaust System, I had it coming in at a strong four out of five on my 1 to 5, or "one-to-wake-the-neighbors" scale, and I'm happy to say that really hasn't changed here with this power pack. Now, this is a great time for me to remind you guys that, if you want some more info on the intake alone or maybe a little bit more info on the cat-back, feel free to check out the respective product pages at any time.But let's get back to the collective power pack here from Roush, and just like their cold air intake system, the cat-back features equally as good quality premium 304 grade stainless steel throughout. Three-inch mandrel-bent tubing is what you're lookin' at here. That straight through by design high-flow muffler allows for plenty of sound, of course, and last but not least, everything is gonna exit out of the dual staggered tips out of the stock location right behind that passenger side rear tire.Rounding out the power pack here, the Level 2 option from Roush, you're going to find that calibration, of course. However, while it is included with the actual kit, this is all you're really receiving, guys. You're getting a voucher for that calibration that will need to be flashed by your local dealer using that tool we already talked about. So if you're buying this thing and expecting to see like a handheld tuning device or something like that, that just simply won't be the case here with the Level 2 Power Pack.Now, once your truck has been flashed, you can expect gains upwards of 32 horsepower, 28-foot pounds of torque, in conjunction with the other parts here of your power pack, using at least 91 octane fuel. You can definitely use 93 if you'd like, or you can step down an octane to 87 or 89. Just don't expect as big of gains using those lower octane fuels. Now, your 5-liter F-150 is also flex-fuel capable, so Roush claims you can still use your E85 on the truck. However, they just don't have any exact gains here listed with that E85 fuel and their Level 2 Power Pack. And speaking of gains, those increased horsepower and torque figures are made possible thanks to improved camshaft timing, in addition to tweaks made to your throttle mapping as well. Because Roush really wanted to focus on giving the truck a more sportier feel overall, and they've certainly done that here with this power pack. I also pointed out earlier, guys, Roush does offer you that three-year, 36,000-mile power train warranty with this kit installed here, but you have to apply for that directly through Roush, and you have to do so within 30 days of installation.And speaking of the installation, at the very beginning of this video, guys, I did give this one a two out of three wrenches on my overall scale of difficulty. Not because I believe these parts are difficult to install by themselves, but because you do have to factor in that trip to the dealership, which will add a little bit of inconvenience along the way. Nevertheless, expect a couple of hours for the intake and exhaust to get bolted up to your truck, and figure an hour or less for the dealer to flash your truck with the calibration. I do wanna point out that both the intake and the exhaust, they're no tune required parts, guys, so you could totally bolt these things up first and then drive to your dealership to have your truck flashed if you wanted. In fact, that's probably what I would do. Now, as for the intake by itself, well, probably one of the easier things you'll ever do to your F-150. Socket set, a few basic screwdrivers, and a Torx bit to help you remove the mass airflow sensor from your factory intake, reinstall it into the new Roush unit. Again, very simple and straightforward stuff. Now, that cat-back, on the other hand, yeah, it's still pretty straightforward. However, you might need to cut a little bit here, depending on your cab and your bed size. Roush does lay out very clearly if and where you need to cut, so just pay attention to those directions before getting started. I do also wanna point out here, guys, that either one of these parts by themselves will get a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. By themselves, intake probably a soft one out of three, while the cat-back might be a strong one out of three, based off of that cutting alone. Now, as far as actually installing this onto your F-150, well, basic stuff here, guys, again, but you do have to make room for this thing, obviously, to remove that factory cat-back first. This thing is all one piece and can be a little heavy to move around by yourself. Just be careful when dropping that from your truck. Now, getting the new Roush cat-back onto your F-150 can be done in reverse order. I always like to recommend starting from front to back, save your final tighten-up to the very end, and you should be good to go.Wrapping things up here, guys, I feel like the Level 2 Power Pack from Roush should be very appealing to any 5-liter truck owner out there looking to increase both performance and sound, would like to do so all at the same time using a very solid name like Roush. Now, the quality of the parts, the fitment, are all on point. The gains aren't too shabby, based off that 91 octane. And factor in that three-year, 36,000-mile warranty, and, well, you got a solid bank for your buck here with the Roush system, with a little added peace of mind as well. So that is my review of the Roush Level 2 Power Pack, which you can grab right here at americanmuscle.com.
Huge Power Gains and Supercharging Support.
Developing a pavement-scorching +32 horsepower and +28 ft-lbs of torque at 5,900 rpm, the Roush Level 2 Power Pac adds some real, dyno verified muscle to your 2015-2017 F-150’s 5.0L V8 engine. Sealing firmly against the hood with it heat shield, and bearing the marks of careful engineering in every angle, measurement, and function, this CAI and flash tune set maximizes cold air delivery to your truck’s combustion system. Though horsepower and torque peak at 5,900 rpm, there’s plenty of power gained across the whole rpm spectrum. The Pac also includes a 3” mandrel-bent exhaust system with a sporty exhaust note and chromed tips – everything needed for a power-boosting makeover!Aftermarket Roush Tune Required.
The Roush Level 2 Power Pac requires that the engine of your F-150 be flashed with a special tune that sets up all engine parameters to match its requirements. This calibration includes changing the throttle mapping for a “sport” performance profile. Flashing is achieved using the Roush Diagnostic Tool (RDT) combined with regular J2534 reflash interfaces. This programs the calibrations and adjustments into the electronic control unit (ECU) of your truck so that all the parts will work together properly. It is optimized for 91 octane fuel.Mesh-Supported Reusable Filter Cone.
The air filter element used in the Roush Level 2 Power Pac has a striking red color and is an oil-free dry fabric filter. Two layers of internal wire mesh ensure that the filter keeps its shape both in action and when washed and dried repeatedly. The filter element is designed to be fully reusable, cleaning up easily and needing no re-oiling to make it ready for service again.Made to Roush’s Superior Standards.
The Roush Level 2 Power Pac consists of several different sections, including an intake, flash, and exhaust system. The intake features a textured black air box / heat shield that is injection-molded from tough polyethylene. The exhaust system is manufactured out of T304 stainless steel, with 3” tubing and mandrel bends for strong, unrestricted flow of exhaust fumes out of the vehicle. The exhaust tips are also made from non-tarnishing, high-grade T304 stainless steel, with a bright chromed finish.Choice of MAF Sizes, 85mm or 105mm.
The MAF housing in the Roush Level 2 Power Pac’s intake portion is designed to fit a 105mm MAF tube. An insert is included as well so that you can either install the 85mm stock MAF (using the insert to close the gap around it) or a 105mm aftermarket MAF better matched to the high flow intake tube and new engine tune. Other fittings and couplings for necessary hoses and connections are also included in the design.Installs to Existing Mounts.
The cold air intake is designed to bolt in using the stock mounting positions, without any other modifications needed. The cat-back exhaust system hooks up to the factory hangers for easy installation without the need for cutting or drilling. All of the hardware needed to install both the CAI and the exhaust is included.Three-Month Warranty.
The Roush Level 2 Power Pac is covered by a 90-day warranty, with the option to upgrade to a 3 year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty. The cat-back exhaust system is protected separately by a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.CARB Certified for All States.
Careful engineering and construction makes the Roush Level 2 Power Pac fully CARB compliant, with the CARB EO Number D-418-28. A truck mounting this system remains 50-state street legal, including in California and all non-California jurisdictions where the CARB regulations are used.Application.
This Roush Level 2 Power Pack is specifically designed for use on 2015-2017 F-150s equipped with the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, including the King Ranch, Lariat, Platinum, XL and XLT models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Cold Air Intake
- (1) Flash Pack Voucher
- (1) Pipe and Flange
- (1) Front Inlet Pipe
- (1) Muffler
- (1) Over-Axle Pipe
- (1) Y Pipe for Tips
- (2) Exhaust Tips
- (1) Exhaust Clamp Kit
- (2) Tip Clamps
- (4) Pipe Clamps
- (1) Y Pipe Hanger Bracket
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
||2015-2017 5.0L V8
||Engine Bay |
||Computer Tune Required:
||Yes - Tune Included|
CatBack Exhaust Specifications
||304 Stainless Steel
||Tip Material :
||304 Stainless Steel with Chrome Flashing|
||Dual 4" - Side Exit|
- Will it fit my F-150?
This Roush Power Pack only fits 2015-2017 F-150s equipped with the 5.0L V8 engine.