Review & Install Video
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
Increase Horsepower and Torque.
Completely replace your 2.7L EcoBoost F-150s restrictive factory air box and paper filter with a Cold Air Intake Kit from Roush Performance. Featuring a red high flow filter assembly and a black intake tube, this CAI provides an increase of horsepower and torque, while improving throttle response and fuel mileage. Not only will this CAI provide an increase in power, but it will also add an aggressive performance sound to your truck.No Tune Required.
Unlike other Cold Air Intakes on the market for the F-150s, this Roush CAI does not require a computer re-tune. The engineers at Roush Performance really did their homework to improve your truck's power using the factory tune. However, AmericanMuscle recommends the use of a Handheld Tuner
to see even larger power gains.Reusable High Flow Dry Filter.
The included Roush High-flow Dry 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 dry air filter is washable and does not require oiling, saving you time and money.Straight Forward Installation.
The Roush Performance Cold Air Intake Kit is designed to install easily 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 Kit is specially designed to fit the 2015 to 2017 F-150s equipped with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine.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) Air Box
- (1) Filter Tube
- (1) Clean Air Tube
- (1) Filter with Clamp
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
||Engine Bay |
||Computer Tune Required:
- Will it fit my F-150?