When adding horsepower and performance to your truck, many truck owners gravitate toward a cold air intake as one of their first mods. A cold air intake not only frees up horsepower and torque, it can also upgrade the looks of your engine. A cold air intake takes the place of your factory intake tubing and replaces it with a more efficient design to allow faster air delivery to your engine. This results in an increase in horsepower and torque that is dyno proven by the manufacturers. With so many different cold air intakes, we have compiled a list of the top 3 brands of cold air intakes for your 5.0 F-150.
Corsa Performance is most famous for its top-of-the-line exhaust kits for various vehicles. Their attention to detail and use of the highest-quality products makes them one of the most trusted brands in the industry. When it comes to cold air intakes for 5.0 powered F-150s, Corsa left no stone unturned in its research and development. The Apex cold air intake system features Dynamic Flow Technology (DFT) for a free-flowing alternative to your restrictive stock intake on your F-150.
JLT is one of the most recognized brands in the Ford Mustang world for providing high-quality cold air intakes that are dyno-proven to add horsepower and torque. With a full line of cold air intakes for the Coyote 5.0 engines in the Mustang, it was only right to develop a lineup for the 5.0 F-150 trucks. The JLT cold air intake system is bigger than any other current system, with a 4” tube at the throttle body side. This allows you to pair it up with an aftermarket throttle body for even more power! JLT claims a net gain of 10-15 RWHP peak with even more at the curve.
As one of the most robust cold air intakes available for the 5.0 F-150 trucks, S&B has created a fully enclosed intake that utilizes the factory ram air system. This fully enclosed design helps to prevent dirt and debris from damaging the air filter. It also helps as a heat shield to keep your intake temperatures as low as possible. The signature clear lid allows you to quickly examine your intake filter to determine when you need to replace it.
Do I Need A Tune For My Cold Air Intake?
This is a very common question when it comes to adding a cold air intake to the 5.0 F-150s. Many of our intakes are no-tune-required, meaning you can simply bolt it up and go. However, if you are looking to get the most power and performance from your cold air intake, a tune will certainly help. Tuning helps your computer understand what changes you have made to your engine so that it can compensate for your air/fuel ratios accordingly. Refer to our product pages for each cold air intake for more information on tune specifications.