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AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake - Gunmetal Gray (15-17 5.0L)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Improves Airflow for Better Performance
  • Increase of 16.0 HP @ 4500 RPM
  • Reusable Dryflow Filter, No Messy Oils
  • CNC Mandrel-Bent Intake Pipe
  • Gunmetal Gray Powder Coated Finish
  • NO Computer Re-Tune Required
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • CARB E.O. # D-670-23
  • Fits 2015-2017 5.0L F-150s

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and install of the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray, fitting all 2015 and newer five-liter F-150s. In this video I'll be going over the functionality and expectations of the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray, as well as materials and construction, and I'll top everything off with the installation, which I'll tell you right off will get a solid one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, making this one of the easiest mods you can do to your rig. So let's just jump right into it. So AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in gunmetal gray is gonna be for all 2015 and newer five-liter F-150 owners out there looking to upgrade over there factory air box with something a little more free-flowing with an overall better performance that actually has a more unique design with a gunmetal gray tubing finish. So this product from AEM is representing one of the best brands on the market when it comes to cold air induction and will completely replace your factory air box, everything down from the tubing to the air filter, air box, and the actual neck itself. Now with that said, this one will unfortunately tack on just a few extra dollars onto the price tag, overall not too big of a difference. But I do want to point out this is a no tune required, so ultimately it does save you money in the long run. Now speaking of no tune required, this option will utilize the mass air flow and not the speed density. However, it will not require a tune to make this work with your computer. Now with that said, I don't want you to expect the world of difference when it comes to horsepower and torque. I would expect however single-digit gains, a little bit of throttle response increase, and maybe even an increase in fuel mileage very slightly. But it overall will make a difference in engine sound, giving you a more aggressive, more attractive sound coming from under the hood, which, of course, is always a plus. Now if you are looking to maximize the performance possibilities of your five-liter V8, then you might want to check out some of the tune required options out there. Now, of course, they will run you a little bit more when it comes to the price tag and, of course, it will require you to have that handheld tuner or to somewhere and get it tuned. But then again, it will give you that little bit of horsepower bump over the no tune required options, but it ultimately comes down to what you're looking to get out of the cold air intake when you're shopping around. Now another thing I want to point out before going any further is that this option unfortunately will not be 50-state smog legal. So if you are located in an emissions restrictive state, such as California, and you're driving that five-liter V8, unfortunately this option will not be street legal in your area and will be intended for off-road use. Now if you are looking for something to fit your California emissions restrictive states and things of that nature, there are other options on this site, you might want to check out to fit your needs. Moving along to the materials and construction portion of the video, I do want to point out this was manufactured right here in the USA out of a CNC mandrel bent 60-61 aluminum tubing for a smooth and unrestricted airflow, a complete upgrade of your factory option. Now what makes this auction stand out is the gunmetal gray powder-coated finish to give it that under hood styling and added aggression. The filter from a AEM is a dry filter utilizing an oil-free synthetic filter media for improved air flow and filtration. The good thing about this is it is re washable and reusable, which, of course, will save you time and money from picking up a new filter every 100,000 miles, which, of course, is always a bonus. If this is something that peaks your interest, this one will fall right in the middle of the spectrum at about $300, which, in all honesty, isn't a very bad price for this option given that it is one of the topnotch brands on the market with a very good air filter, improved air flow and quality overall. The only downside being that it isn't 50-state legal so it obviously depends on your preferences and your local laws. So shifting gears over to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one is gonna be easy enough for anyone to take care of, one of the easiest installation jobs you can actually do to your five-liter V8, which is why this one gets done in about 30 minutes or so in the driveway at home with a simple ratchet and socket set, getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Kicking things off all you have to do is unbolt and unclamp your factory system from the tubing down to the air box and the filter, setting all that factory hardware and stuff aside. All the new hardware is provided for you in the kit directly from AEM, and all you'd have to do is install that aftermarket stuff in reverse order, clamping and bolting everything down for safety. Thirty minutes tops in the driveway at home, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Well, guys, just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer five-liter V8 F-150 and you're looking a way to pick up an aftermarket intake system that will completely improve overall your air flow and, of course, does not require a tune, you might want to check out the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake in the very attractive gunmetal gray, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com

Red-Hot Performance from a Cold Air Intake. Energizing your 2015-2017 F-150’s engine with as much as +16 horsepower to help with everything from rock-crawling to towing to leaving your track opponents in the dust, the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake has a formidable but elegant look as well. Besides drawing a power-building rush of cold air, it also features a sleekly gleaming gunmetal gray finish that isn’t found on many intakes. The component is made to maximize cold air inflow, which also develops +18 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 rpm for that torque-intensive action.

No Retune Necessary. The AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake is made so that you don’t need to tune the ECU of your F-150’s 5.0L engine. Reusing the stock MAF, this intake works at full capacity with the factory tune, though you can of course add a performance tune for other purposes later.

Fully Cleanable and Reusable Oil-Free Filter. Able to function for 100,000 miles before it needs its first cleaning, the filter element of the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake is red non-woven synthetic material. It measures 6” high, giving plenty of space for cool oxygen-rich air to pour into the engine. The filter can be cleansed and reused repeatedly. It’s also oil-free to make the job of reusing it easier and more pleasant.

Manufactured from Rugged Materials. Underneath the glossy gunmetal gray finish of the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake’s intake tube is high quality aluminum piping. Certain to never rust or corrode, this metal tube also has mandrel bends to ensure a constant diameter and strong indraft along the whole length of the intake. The heat shield is steel with a powder-coated finish in basic black. Five stainless steel clamps are also included. This part is 100% designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA.

Made with a Stock Sized MAF Housing. The AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake includes a standard MAF housing that accommodates the stock MAF (85mm) snugly. The intake also features attachment fixtures for the crankcase vent hose and EVAP vent hose.

Installs with Hand Tools and Supplied Hardware. You can use ordinary hand tools to attach the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake in your truck’s engine, with a no-drill, no-cut fit for speed and convenience. Instructions and a full set of hardware are included. The part is a direct fit replacement for the stock equivalent.

Limited Lifetime Warranty. Trusting in its high quality American construction, AEM covers the AEM Brute Force Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake with a limited lifetime warranty.

CARB Exempt with EO Number. Carrying the CARB EO Number #D-670-23, the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake is 50-state legal thanks to its CARB certification. When installed, care should be taken to prominently display the included CARB sticker in order to make the component able to pass inspection in CARB-regulated areas. This component can be shipped to, owned in, and used in the state of California, both on-road and for off-roading.

Application. This AEM Gunmetal Gray Brute Force Cold Air Intake System is specifically designed to fit the 2015-2017 F-150s equipped with the 4 valve 5.0L V8 Coyote engine and does not require re-tuning the vehicles computer for operation.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Heat Shield Assembly
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (1) Coupler Hose
  • (1) Filter Adapter
  • (1) Hump Hose
  • (1) Hose Clamp
  • (4) Hose Clamp
  • (2) Flat Washer
  • (2) Buttonhead Bolt
  • (2) Split Lock Washer
  • (2) Edge Trim
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Year/Model: 2015-2017 5.0L Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Aluminum Finish: Gunmetal Gray
Manufacturer: AEM Computer Tune Required: No
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5/5
Clean Easy

Quick and easy installation. I could notice a difference in throttle response immediately. Great sound when you get on it. All together a great buy , very happy to have ordered from American muscle

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5/5
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When I received this product it installed easily, the hardest part was having to resist the urge to install this intake onto my truck during a snow storm. Love the sound that comes out and just the look ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.9

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.571429 4.6
  • Fit 4.928571 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 15, 2017

    Clean Easy

    Quick and easy installation. I could notice a difference in throttle response immediately. Great sound when you get on it. All together a great buy , very happy to have ordered from American muscle

    JoshLaValley

    Year: 2015

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 09, 2017

    5.0 F150 AEM Intake

    Intake was very easy to install, took about 30 min total. Performance wise, I wouldn't say it has improved anything. It just has a really aggressive sound to it. If you don't want a loud growl from under your hood, I do not recommend this intake. It's very deep and aggressive. Especially once you punch it this bad boy is LOUD! It does have some drone to it. I am yet to take it onto the interstate to see how loud it is on a 1 hour road trip. I do recommend it if you are looking for an aggressive sounding intake

    JulzFX4

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 26, 2016

    AEM brute force on a F150 v8

    When I received this product it installed easily, the hardest part was having to resist the urge to install this intake onto my truck during a snow storm. Love the sound that comes out and just the look of the intake in the engine bay. Thanks for this awesome product and hopefully more mods to come.

    biggreen71

    Year: 2016

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    September 09, 2016

    Oh man.

    Like said before very easy install. Sound is amazing. Don't really notice to much of an increase in power but it's nice that AEM included dyno sheets to show power increase. It's definitely worth the money.

    JTM

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    August 16, 2016

    CAI INSTALL

    Was very well packaged and install very easy about 45 min and looks good

    2012GTCS500hp

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 FX2

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 11, 2016

    Pure awesomeness

    Aem brute force cold air intake is one of the best intakes in my opinion. Oil free there's no messy oil. It's so simple to clean the dust dirt bugs etc... Practically fall off compared to other filters. The sound aem brute force makes your engine come to life with that deep rumble!

    Boozzly

    Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 12, 2016

    Grear

    Great product instructions where perfect highly recommend this

    ONEBADGT

    Year: 2015 Submodel: FX4 Mississippi

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 20, 2017

    Good fit

    Good fit easy installation and looks good I show it off all the time

    StanleyL

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2017

    Perfect

    Makes the truck run so much better. It didn’t take any time at all to install. Was shipped by time frame given.

    AmandaB

    Year: 2016

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 06, 2017

    Great

    Great product gas mileage increased 3 miles per gallon

    AnthonyS

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 13, 2017

    Brute Force

    I really like this product. the brute force intake improved performance, sound of exhaust and engine.

    SB

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 24, 2017

    Great addition.

    Excellent product, improved throttle response and great throaty sound. Easy to install.

    ClintonS

    Year: 2015

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 10, 2017

    Awesome

    I installed my AEM cold air intake. Big difference from the stock setup. The coyote really comes to life if that is possible. You can feel the difference throughout the rpm range especially the upper range. The sound is amazing. I also have a throttle body spacer so you will definitely hear the whistle at all engine speeds. Easy to install looks great. You can not go wrong with this upgrade. This is a great Intake. Good job AEM.

    JohnathanJ

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 13, 2017

    I love it!

    The AEM Brute Force looks amazing and sounds even better! Gives your truck a much deeper and powerful sound. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great product that's easy to install.

    ChadD

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 14, 2017

    Treat your truck to more air flow!!!!

    The product has been amazing. The throttle response has almost no delay now. I love hearing that intake rumble as I hit the highway. To top it off . I've seen my city fuel average go from 18 to 20

    ManuelL

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 31, 2016

    Excellent product!

    Coupled with the Flowmaster exhaust, the truck sounds so much more healthy and aggressive!

    PYRO

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XL

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    October 04, 2016

    Great product!

    Very easy install, looks tough and gives truck a nice growl when in higher rpms.

    Gnut

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 FX4

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 16, 2016

    Great Buy

    Installation was simple and only took 30 minutes. I was surprised with the sound. Quiet while idling, but deep and throaty as the RPM's climb. The power increase is not substantial but can definitely be felt as the RPM's climb over 4000.

    CBRdude

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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