Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
September 25, 2019
Not what I expected from such a respected brand
This intake has been nothing but problematic since I bought it. It is nowhere near worth the 370 dollars that they charge.
The intake itself fits just fine, though apparently BBK has changed the design since the product pictures were posted and the base of the filter is no longer a part of the packaging .This is not disclosed but you can tell it isn't part of it anymore via the parts list. None of the official pictures reflect this change though, leading to AM and I having a week long scavenger hunt for this part. AM support have been nothing but helpful, this review is not a reflection on them.
The heat shield, like others mentioned, fits very loose and does not inspire confidence that you should have at this price point. The lower bulbs that look like they should secure the shield just hang there and don't do anything besides imply that maybe there is some possible sense of slight security if the stars align and mars is in retrograde. Completely. Useless.
Those are not the causes of my issues though, just my observations. The cause of my issues is the fact that from the day I installed it, I can't get on it because instead of making more power all I hear is a rattle, almost a grinding, coming from the front left of the car and the car does not build power like it used to. If you haven't seen where an intake sits on a 2011 5.0, take a guess now. Turns out, the intake tube is made of metal! And metal is great at conducting heat! So instead of selling me a cold air intake BBK sent me a hot air intake that robs me of power and rattles.
Now, AM has been nothing but helpful, and last I spoke to them they were waiting for me to replace it with my stock intake to see if that really is the cause. I am getting that taken care of currently, and if it turns out my car is just messed up, I will edit this review. I don't think that will be the situation, as my car never behaved like it does now up until I put this intake on, and the problems arose within half an hour of installing the intake. I even took the whole thing apart and put it back together, making sure not to miss a step, and still. Truly just a disappointment from a brand that I used to trust.
If you value your money, do not spend it on this. Get a PMAS, KandN, CandL, maybe even an SR performance intake. Your wallet will thank you and so will your pony.