Category Archives: Ford F-150 2.7L/3.5L/Raptor Performance Air Intake, 2017+

Controlled Breathing – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 4 – Production Sample and Testing Results

It’s been months of training for our athlete of an F-150. Our regimen for our Raptor’s proverbial controlled breathing exercises has come to fruition. Now, though, it’s race day, and It’s time to see if our deep dive into the V6 Ecoboost respiratory system and subsequent renovations paid off.

First, let’s check out the new intake design in its final form. As promised in our last post our intake kit is fully rotomolded. We kept the material consistent for a … Continue Reading ››

Controlled Breathing – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 3 – Prototyping

When it comes to an exercise regimen, planning is only half of the equation. The other half is, well, doing it, working through each step, and making the necessary tweaks for the best results. Our last post outlined our plan to increase the F-150 EcoBoost's lung capacity, but now we're putting that plan into practice with our prototyping process.

It all starts with a scan. Our engineer, Ye, uses the FARO Design ScanArm and performs several passes on our Raptor's engine bay and … Continue Reading ››

Controlled Breathing – Performance Intake R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans and Prototyping

Learning the proper technique for controlled breathing isn't quite human instinct. True, we all can live our daily lives without having to think about breathing in and out actively, but a vast majority of us aren't able to stand up and immediately run 26 miles. Those who can have planned and trained for just such an activity. No matter the engine under the hood of your F-150 EcoBoost, it's designed for endurance. It's ready to go far and haul what needs hauling. But, while it's prepared to go the distance, the F-150 EcoBoost could go further with some … Continue Reading ››

Controlled Breathing – Performance Air Intake Kit R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

The 2017+ Ford F-150 EcoBoost would be like if a diehard endurance runner had a baby with a bodybuilder. Both disciplines are on almost opposite sides of the athletic spectrum, yet every variant of Ford designed its twin-turbo V6 to run a marathon while also doing barbell curls. If there's one function that both of these athletes rely on, it's controlled-breathing. In either case, each athlete won't make it very far, both figuratively and literally, if there's not a constant flow of fresh air to their lungs. The same could be said about the EcoBoost. Increasing their lung … Continue Reading ››