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Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 3.5L EcoBoost, Excluding Raptor)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Increases Airflow for Better Performance
  • Improves Throttle Response and Fuel Mileage
  • Reusable High Flow Dry Air Filter
  • NO Computer Tune Required
  • Simple Bolt-On Installation
  • Fits All 2015-2017 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, Excluding Raptors

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Roush cold air intake kit fitting all 2015 and newer 3.5-liter EcoBoost F-150s. So in this video, we'll be going over the functionality and benefits you can expect from the Roush cold air intake kit we have here, as well as all the materials and construction since they kind of go hand in hand. Now, I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know up front here, will be one of the easier mods you can do to your EcoBoost engine so it will get a very easy one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The Roush cold air intake kit will be for any 2015 or newer 3.5-liter EcoBoost F-150 owner who might be looking to swap out their factory air box to pick up an upgrade to give you a better air flow, leading to a better throttle response with something that is a very well-known brand, 50-state legal, while all reaping the benefits without a custom tune. Now, everything you see on the table with me today, as well as all the clamps and hardware that will be included in the kit that you don't see here, will all be a higher-quality material and construction as compared to the factory stock air box. Now, with that said, this is going to be a better ABS plastic with a textured finish. The Roush filter is really the star of the show, however, I'll touch on the materials and construction of that later. But it is worlds better than the factory option and it's washable and reusable, huge plus there. Moving on to the air box itself, this is something that will keep all the dust particles out and the heat out, making sure this is pulling in cold air from the outside, and everything else in between is also gonna be a big upgrade. I'll touch on everything a little bit later, but I do want to point out again that this is something that does not require a tune, or a custom tune I should say, in order to work properly. There's a huge bonus there and a big Roush name is definitely something that a lot of people will be after with the aftermarket world to replace a stock option. Speaking of no tune required, since your 3.5-liter EcoBoost utilizes a speed density meter instead of the mass air flow, it can make changes to its computer on the fly, whereas a mass air flow would require a custom tune. And because you don't require a tune, you don't have to worry about spending a couple hundred bucks or a couple hundred extra bucks on top of this in order to make it work properly. In this case, it's a simple, direct the bolt on and go. Now, the last point I want to make on tuning is if you do want to maximize the potential of the cold air intake, a tune is definitely, definitely a good option, not required, however. That's kind of the point I'm trying to make here. So if you have the couple extra bucks and you really want to maximize the potential, go ahead and pick up a tune, but if not, then it's really not something you have to worry about. You will see performance gains and benefits from this particular option. As far as the actual performance gains, you can expect single-digit numbers as far as horsepower and torque is concerned. What you can really expect is a better engine sound, an overall better air flow coming into the manifold, and most importantly, an improved throttle response, something you might be feeling in the pedal there just to give you that little oomph to get through the line. Now again, not something with crazy, world-changing benefits as far as horsepower and torque, but you can expect single-digit gains at best. So one thing I do want to point out here is that it is 50-state legal so it is great for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost owner out there in California or emissions-restrictive states like that. However, if you have any other engine other than the 2.7 or 3.5 EcoBoost, unfortunately, this kit is not going to be 50-state legal, so keep that in mind moving forward. So again, one of the best thing

Increase Horsepower and Torque. Completely replace your 3.5L 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 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 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 3.5L EcoBoost engine. It is not compatible on Raptor models.

Technical Note. This Roush Cold Air Intake is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Air Box
  • (1) Filter Tube
  • (1) Clean Air Tube
  • (1) Filter with Clamp
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cold Air Intake Specifications
Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost Filter Placement: Engine Bay
Material: Thermoplastic Finish: Black
Manufacture: Roush Performance Computer Tune Required: No


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5/5
Power !!!!

This intake gave my truck even more power !! It looks great and you can't beat the price...

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5/5
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Works great and you get a better throttle response and it compliments the Roush exhaust very well.

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Just to make sure, this will fit my 2017 3.5L EB, correct? Your description says it will (Fits All 2015-2017 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, Excluding Raptors) but one of the Q A questions says it won't. Help!

MikeM

  • Hello, I apologize for the confusion and will definitely get that amended. This intake will work with all 2015-2017 3.5L Ecoboost F-150's (Except the Raptor).

    Doug P

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CA CARB??

mohar

  • Hello! This Roush Cold Air Intake is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

    VincentV

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Will you still sell this intake to a person living in California? If not, which cold air intake would you recommend that is similar to this one?

MatthewB

  • Hello! We will ship the Roush Cold Air Intake kit to California. However, it is illegal to install the this intake on a vehicle that will be used, licensed, or registered for use upon a highway in the state of California

    VincentV

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Why won't this work on my 2017 3.5 ecoboost f150 I looked through installation and could not see where the problem is

johnl

  • Thank you for your question about this Roush Cold Air Intake. Roush Performance has confirmed that this item does not work with the 3.5L Ecoboost, but one that will is currently in the works.

    AMRich

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What are the benefits of adding the cold air intake? I asked this question in the wrong area, with exhaust. Sorry, John

JohnT

  • A cold air intake will allow larger volumes of air to enter the engine, typically with lower intake air temps.

    Rob D

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Will this fit the 2017 Ford Raptor?

DianeL

  • Unfortunately, this Cold Air Intake is not compatible on the 2017 Raptor. Roush is actually in the process of developing a Cold Air Intake specifically for the Raptor.

    AMMatt

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Overall Rating 4.6

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 4.304348 4.3
  • Fit 4.782609 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 25, 2017

    Power !!!!

    This intake gave my truck even more power !! It looks great and you can't beat the price...

    RickyG

    Year: 2015

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 16, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    Great design

    The 2015-17 f150 Roush CAI is a better design than than the previous model for the 2012-14 F150. This CAI comes with a complete air box and the air filter is a lot bigger. You will only see minor performance increase. Like most CAI for the F150s, it doesn't require a tune. If you want to get the most out of any CAI I recommend that you do get a tune.

    McF150

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 3.5L V6)

    Roush Cold Air Intake

    Works great and you get a better throttle response and it compliments the Roush exhaust very well.

    JothamR

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 3.5L V6 XL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 28, 2017

    Surely Worth The Purchase

    I would definitely recommend this CAI for anyone owning a 3.5 EB. Installation was fairly easy with no hiccups the way along. At startup you can obviously hear the difference when you push the accelerator with the hood open. In cab you can hear the air filtering more through the tubing and more turbo sound as well; pretty unique sound. With windows open you can hear the turbos clear as day. Do note that I have the Roush Cat-back exhaust which complements one another. You can feel the extra power at the wheels with a clean throttle response compared to stock; it's not HUGE but really noticeable.

    JordanM

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    Install on 2017 F150

    Quick and easy install. Just be careful with plastic clips and retainers, they are re-used. Nice sound from under hood.

    Logan

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 15, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 3.5L V6)

    Roush CAI

    This Cold Air Intake is awesome. Easy to install and the performance gain and aggressive sound is great.

    GregL

    Year: 2015

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 09, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    Good bang for your buck!

    Very pleased with this purchase. Installation was extremely simple and only requires basic hand tools. As with most Roush products, instructions aren't included with the product but it gives you Roush's website with step by step instructions as well as with pictures. Goes great with my Roush Cat-back exhaust. Noticed a slight increase in sound and power between 3000-5000 rpm

    David

    Year: 2016

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 21, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    Great Sound and Performance, fit and finish OK

    This intake gives the truck a great sound and I would easily believe Roush's claim for hp and torque improvements. That said, the fit and finish did not meet my expectations, lots of plastic flashing and prevalent seam lines from manufacturing make the kit feel cheap and the air box does not fit tightly around the dirty air scoop/ram air inlet or the clean air tube so it ultimately will pull in a little hot air from the engine bay. Still the performance and sound outweigh those minor grievances

    Josh

    Year: 2015

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 01, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    2016 f150 5.0 special edition

    Love it simple to install took not that long maybe an hour at the most gained noticable power

    Fyrman110

    Year: 2016

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 31, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    CAI for 2016 F-150 XL 5.0

    Was pretty easy to install. I have the 5.0. It made a little bit more power and maybe a little more sound under the hood. I run muffler delete and It sounds a hair louder than it was before. I think the tuner would wake it up a little more.

    Rob

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 Base

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  • 5/5

    September 10, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    Definitely adds some power

    Sounds great and noticed a decent power increase. Complements the mbrp cat back system very well.

    Brandon

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 2/5

    September 02, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    Fit and Finish is great. No way I gained any power

    It fit like a factory part. So I'd give it a 5 for fit and finish. I felt no seat of the pants improvement and really no sound improvement either. I wish I'd have gone with the AFE stage2 unit.

    OhioGT

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XL

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  • 5/5

    August 23, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 2.7L EcoBoost)

    Great Performance and Sound

    Easy to install. Looks great. Gives a throatier sound to the exhaust. Sounds great under the hood and the exhaust. Power was very noticeable.

    Ryan

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    July 05, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    Added performance

    Adding the Roush intake to the existing Roush exhaust has made some more HP and gains on throttle response and overall performance. I'm impressed by the overall gains from the intake and I also like the look and style of it. It's the largest intake that I've seen in a vehicle, but it goes very well with the amount of open space in the new 2016 F-150's engine bay.

    CW

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT Lariat

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    2015 f150 5.0l

    Sounds great. Love the sound of this intake. Instalation is easy. Going to buy one for my dad

    Bobby

    Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 2.7L EcoBoost)

    Easy to install!

    Quick and easy install. Excellent fitment and build quality.

    Rob

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Lariat

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 16, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 5.0L)

    Air Intake

    Easy to install and improves throttle response. I can tell a power increase during towing and passing.

    Chapstick

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Platinum

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 18, 2016

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 2.7L EcoBoost)

    Awesome Kit.

    Great looking kit. Certianly gives a much needed cleaner look to the engine bay. Installs pretty easily with basic tools. Sounds awesome.

    Willis

    Year: 2015 Submodel: XL

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-16 2.7L/3.5L EcoBoost)

    Not worth what it cost

    I bought this thinking, Roush is gonna be better than KandN or anything else. To be honest I think it's over priced. Yeah it did make my engine sound louder but the quality of sound, isn't the best. It sounds like it echos if that makes any sense. It did improve my gas mileage, which is the reason I personally bought it. I didn't get an extreme increase but it did go up 1mpg city and 2mpg highway. Ford factory intake does the job just as good.

    JesusG

    Year: 2015

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 02, 2017

    Review from Roush Cold Air Intake (15-17 3.5L V6)

    Great sound

    People think they are in a race car when I slam down the peddle. No throttle body and this thing sounds just as good as my buddies v8 and he has a kandn air intake with a throttle body. Don't know if it improved performance. If it did then it was minor. Easy to install. Had to replace a tube that attaches to the sensor bit took me about an hour to install.

    Nibs

    Year: 2015

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