Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed review of the Roush Cold Air Intake System fitting all 2012 to 2014 3.5-liter EcoBoost F150s. So in this video I'll be going over the functionality and expectations out of the Roush Cold Air Intake System, as well as its materials and construction. I'll top everything off with the installation, which I'll tell you upfront, will be a very simple job for any novice to take care of. We'll be getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, so let's jump right into it.
The Roush Cold Air Intake System is gonna be for all 2012 to 2014 3.5-liter EcoBoost owners out there looking to upgrade their factory air box system to an overall higher quality aftermarket option that is 50-state legal, while all reaping the benefits without picking up a custom tune. So, the first thing you'll notice with the Roush Cold Air Intake kit I have with me today is that it's not a complete kit. Some of the other options on the market will include everything you see here with the filter, the neck, and the air box, but will also include tubing all the way back to your turbo. Now, this one I have with me today from Roush offers just the essentials to give you the reaping benefits that you get out of a cold air induction system, while giving you a slight bump in power, as well as throttle response.
Now, I'll touch on that a little bit more later, but I do want to point out that this one will not require a tune, making it a hassle-free, bolt-on installation. Now, speaking of a no tune required, this utilizes what's known as a speed density system instead of a mass air flow. So, the speed density system will basically make changes to your computer on the fly, completely relieving you of the stress of picking up a new tune to make the changes necessary. This system will not only save you money, but will be a very easy direct bolt-on installation, where you could just bolt and go.
Now, with that in mind, I do want to point out that this isn't going to make the world of difference when it comes to power. You can expect single digit gains, as well as a better throttle response overall. It will improve the engine sound, which, of course, is a more attractive, more aggressive note coming from the turbo, which is always a plus. So, another thing I mentioned in the beginning of the video is that this one is going to be 50-state legal. Basically, this means if you're in an emissions restrictive state like California, this one is gonna give you the okay to pick it up, install it on your truck, and still be road legal.
Moving along to the materials and construction portion of the video, I do want to point out that this is gonna be a reusable filter directly from Roush, made of multi-layered cotton gauze, high quality materials, which means you won't have to go out and pick up a new filter every few thousand miles. This one is as easy as popping it off, cleaning it off, re-oiling it, and popping it back on and you're good to go, obviously saving you a lot of time and a lot of money.
Now, as far as the neck tubing and the air box goes, expect injection molded polyprothelene for long lasting durability. Now, as far as the pricing goes for this option here from Roush, expect to be just about 300 bucks, which falls right in the middle of the pack of the plethora of options for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. A lot of the other options out there that are a little bit more expensive will include the complete tubing all the way back to the turbo, so it all depends on how much you want to spend and what you expect to get out of it.
Now, moving along to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the beginning, this one is gonna be easy enough for any novice to take care of. It's definitely getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, and about 30 minutes tops in the driveway at home, with a simple ratchet and socket set. With this option from Roush, of course, you're not gonna have to completely unbolt your factory tubing. The only thing you're gonna have to unbolt and unclamp is your factory neck, factory air box, and of course your factory filter, and completely replace it with the Roush option with the hardware included in the kit. Overall, like I said, 30 minutes tops, definitely getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficult meter.
Well, guys, just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2012 to 2014 3.5-liter EcoBoost F150 and you're looking for an inexpensive way to pick up a new aftermarket higher quality, improved air flow, you might want to check out the Roush Cold Air Intake System which, of course, is available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Increase Horsepower and Torque.
Replace the restrictive factory air box and paper filter on your 2012-2014 3.5L EcoBoost F-150 with a Roush Performance Cold Air Intake Kit. Roush's MAF tube and high flow filter assembly kit is designed to provide maximum airflow efficiency for your F-150.No Tune Required.
Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, this Roush CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at Roush Performance really did their homework to improve your pony's power using the factory tune. Reusable High Flow Filter.
The included Roush High-Flow Air Filter provides excellent filtration of harmful particulates. It is composed of two layers of wire mesh for durability and is proven to retain its shape even under high airflow. This air filter is washable, saving you time and money.Straight Forward Installation.
The Roush Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is designed to install easily to your factory intake tube with just basic hand tools. No extra modifications or special tools are required for proper installation. All necessary parts and instructions are included.Application.
This Roush Performance Cold Air Intake is specifically designed to fit the 2012-2014 F-150s equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. The Intake will not
fit on the 2011 3.5L EcoBoost due to a MAP sensor change.Technical Note.
This Roush Cold Air Intake is not
legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Upper Airbox Lid Assembly
- (1) Air Filter
- (1) MAF Tube
- Necessary Hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
Does Not Fit on the 2011 3.5L EcoBoost Due to MAP Sensor Change.