MBRP 3-1/2" to 3" Cold Side Intercooler Pipe Kit for all 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 F-150s with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine.
Whether you are still running the factory intercooler on your 2011-2014 EcoBoost F-150, or have upgraded to an aftermarket unit, this 3-1/2" to 3" Cold Side Intercooler Pipe Kit from MBRP should definitely be included on your list of future modifications. It will help your intercooler work more efficiently, which results in lower air charge temperatures, equaling more power and increased performance.
Features and Benefits of the 3-1/2" to 3" MBRP Cold Side Intercooler Pipe Kit IC2318C:
- Made of Light-Weight 6061 Aluminum
- High-Flow Tubing
- Reinforced Silicone Hoses
- Up to 200% Increased Flow
- Provides Cooler Temperatures
- Cold Side Intercooler Pipe
- 3" x 45" Hose Coupler
- 3-1/2" to 80mm Hose Coupler
- Locking Collar
- #56 Hose Clamp
- 3" Hose Clamp
- 3-1/4" Hose Clamp
- Two M5 Hex Bolts
MBRP constructed this Cold Side Intercooler Pipe Kit from premium quality light-weight 6061 aluminum. It features high-flow tubing resulting in up to 200% increased flow and cooler temperatures, increasing your F-150's performance. It comes with reinforced silicone hoses and all the hardware necessary for installation.
MBRP has more than 15 years of experience in the performance exhaust industry. Today, MBRP is one of the leaders in performance exhaust technology and offers dozens of products for many vehicle models, including the Ford F-150.
Buy MBRP's IC2318C 3-1/2" to 3" Cold Side Intercooler Pipe Kit for your 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 F-150 with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine from CJ Pony Parts today!
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This MBRP intercooler pipe features larger diameter tubing and smoother bends than the original, outperforming the factory pipe by over 200%, and will work on the factory or an after-market intercooler. Tools you'll need for this installation: a quarter inch ratchet, eight millimeter socket, an extension, three-eighths ratchet, ten millimeter socket, T15 torx bit, and a ten millimeter wrench.
I would say the first part in installing the MBRP cold side intercooler pipe is removing the factory pipe. We're going to start off by putting the truck up in the air and disconnecting the pipe where it connects to the intercooler. It's not necessary to use a lift or jacks for this; we're just using a lift for filming purposes.
To get to the intercooler pipe, you need to remove this black shield, which is held in by a couple of clips. This step might not be entirely necessary but we're going to disconnect this hose for the restart valve just to give us a little bit more room. You're going to grab this gray clip and twist it, and then pull off. The connection for the cold side pipe on the intercooler is actually really easy; it's just this metal ring right here. You just kind of lift it up, pull and twist, and pull it off. You can just push off and take the pipe off the intercooler. Now we can go up top.
To give us a little bit more room and make it possible to take the cold side pipe out, we're going to remove this wide pipe here by removing the hose clamp here, here, and here. With the wide pipe out of the way, we can undo the clamps, securing the cold pipe to the throttle body. Disconnect the map sensor, and also disconnect this pipe here. There's two tabs on the very bottom here that you have to pinch together and push up to remove it, just like that. Now we can remove the actual cold pipe itself. It's going to take a lot of wiggling and finagling to get this out.
Before installing the MBRP cold side intercooler pipe, we're going to move the map sensor from the factory pipe to the MBRP pipe. There's two T15 torx bit screws securing the map sensor to the factory pipe. Carefully remove it. Reinstall it into the MBRP pipe using the supplied hardware. You don't have to really crank on these; you just need to make them snug. You don't want to break the sensor. Before we put the pipe in the truck, we're going to install the couplers onto it and lube them up with WD40 so it's easy to adjust once it's in the truck. We're going to tighten this clamp just a little bit so it holds itself in place but it's loose enough to where it can move if we need it to adjust, just like that. Now we can put it in the truck.
I'm going to try to fish this into place. This will require a lot of finagling. I'm just going to try to get this in place for right now and then we'll secure the bottom and come back here and make it tight. We're not going to tighten any of this yet, just in case the pipe needs to twist. With the cold pipe somewhat in place, we're going to take a hose clamp and put it over this retainer ring, and then this section will slide over the coupler of the pipe, and then this part will go around the intercooler with the clip. I ended up taking the coupler off the pipe and inserted it into the retaining ring. Now I'm going to put this onto the intercooler. Get the coupler and ring onto the intercooler, then pop the intercooler pipe into the coupler. This is where the WD40 really comes in handy, allowing the pipe to easily slide into the coupler. Once the pipe is in the coupler, we can bring down the clamp.
If you'll notice these slots on the collar ring, there's only these slots on one side. These slots need to be facing down, and once they're facing down, you can put the locking ring on. It should snap right into place, just like that. Now we can tighten the hose clamps. We've tightened this clamp all the way. We're just going to make this one just a little snug, just so the clamp doesn't flop around, then we're going to go up top and completely secure it to the throttle body, and this clamp will be the very last one that we fully tighten.
Just as I suspected, while we were down there getting the intercooler pipe onto the intercooler, it popped off up here. I'm going to lube up the throttle body a little bit with WD40, just to make it a little easier to slide it on. Put on this hose clamp first and slide the pipe on. The WD40 really helps with that. Now we can tighten up both hose clamps. Make sure that this pipe is seated all the way in the coupler, and then tighten it.
Now that everything's tightened, we can start reconnecting things. First would be the map sensor. Then, this hose on the other side of the pipe. Slide the hose on. Once it's seated all the way, push down on the white clip. Reinstall the wide pipe, as well, and tighten up all the clamps. Reconnect this hose, and tighten the final clamp. All we have to do now is reinstall the splash guard, and your installation is finished. Our MBRP cool side intercooler pipe is installed. It adds a nice little touch under the hood, and it should help the truck perform a lot better. Installation should take you about three to four hours, and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.