Vortech Black Intercooler Upgrade for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 F150s with a 3.5L EcoBoost Engine.Looking to increase engine output while adding style to your 2011-2014 EcoBoost F150? Look no further than Vortech's stealth black intercooler upgrade. A more efficient intercooler means lower air charge temperatures which equates to more power. Vortech's upgraded intercooler results in NO loss of pressure.
Testing has shown an increase of 28 HP and 32 TQ with a 30° drop in inlet temperatures. All this was achieved on the OEM factory tune with no boost pressure loss.
The intercooler has a black finish with the Vortech Superchargers logo painted in white on the top of the intercooler which is easily seen when the hood is popped. Vortech designed their upgraded intercooler to be a direct fit with no modifications required making this an easy bolt-on upgrade. All new hardware is included for installation.
- Stealth black powder coat finish
- Direct fit front mount
- No cutting required
- Cooler discharge temperatures with no pressure loss
- Includes all necessary hardware
Ford's 2011-2014 F150 is a performer right out of the box with its 3.5L EcoBoost engine. However, just like most vehicles from the factory, there is plenty of room for improvement. Vortech discovered the downfall of the intercooler and took advantage of all available space to create a larger, more efficient intercooler. With many years of experience in the world of forced induction, Vortech knows how to extract every last bit of power from a forced induction setup. Install the Vortech Black Intercooler Upgrade and experience more horsepower and torque across the board.
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The intercooler loses efficiency and you have a lot of hot air going in your engine which is going to lose power and can damage the engine over time.We have some plans for our 2014 F-150, so the first thing we're going to do is install this front mount intercooler from Vortech.
This Vortech front-mount intercooler is going to be a direct replacement for the factory intercooler in your 2013 through 2014 EcoBoost F-150. It's a much larger core than your factory intercooler, but it's going to work with your factory charge pipes. It's going to be a direct replacement. It's very easy to install and will do a great job of keeping inlet temperatures down on our 2014 F-150.
For this installation, you need a 1/4 inch ratchet, 5/16 socket, 8mm socket, 10mm socket, 11mm socket, short extension, 3/8 ratchet, 13mm socket, 15mm socket, 3/16 Allen key, short extension, and a panel removal tool.
We're going to start the installation under the truck by removing this splash shield. You actually don't need to put the truck up in the air. This installation can be done on the ground. We have it on the lift so you can easily see the panel we're going to remove.
To remove it, we'll start with the push pins. These little white ones, you just turn counterclockwise. Next we'll remove the chin spoiler. It's held on by 2 nuts. Give us a little more room to work. Now you can see the factory hose clamps. We're going to remove this clamp here and then the upper 2 top here.
The driver's side piping is held in place by a snap ring. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, just get underneath and pop it up and disconnect. Our last step here is to remove this clip here to separate the by-pass by turning it clockwise. Disconnect.
Moving up top, we are going to disconnect the plug for the bypass first, then remove the 10mm bolt from that side, another 1 from the passenger side.
We're going to remove the lower 2 bolts now that hold the lower cooler support in place. At this point, you'll want to support it with either a jack, or get someone to hold it in place for you while you remove the bolts.
If you have an earlier F-150, you can skip this step as your bypass won't be located right here. In your case, there's a block-out plug that's included. We'll show you that in a minute.
In the case of ours, a couple of things we have to remove from the intercooler are the bypass and the rubber grommets. Now we want to remove all 4 rubber grommets, the 2 from the bottom and the 2 from the front. Now we're done with our factory intercooler.
Now we're going to remove this block-out plate. If your bypass isn't located here, you're going to leave the plate in there for your earlier F-150s. In the case of our '14, we got to remove the plate off.
I'm going to put the bypass down into place. It will thread on just like the factory. You might have to hold down here and install the supplied hardware. Now we're going to install the 4 rubber grommets. I'm going to start by putting the clamps up into place and put the pipes onto the factory pipes first.
Put the silicone couplers on to the factory pipes first. It's a lot easier to get the intercooler lined up. Now we're going to install the lower bracket. Again, you want somebody to help you putting it up into the car.
We'll leave the mounting bolts lose for now to give you a little bit of play to make it easier to get the hoses on to the Vortech air cooler. With those hose clamps tight, now we can tighten up the brackets. Now we're going to reconnect the bypass and then slide the other hose down into place.
Now we're going to reinstall the upper bracket. Now we're going to plug in the bypass valve. Now we're going to reinstall the chin spoiler next. Now the last step is to reinstall the splash shield. Your installation's finished.
If you're looking to turn the boost up and make some horsepower with your EcoBoost F-150, the stock intercooler is just not going to cut it. The inlet temperature is going to go up and you're going to lose power. With this Vortech in, it's an easy install versus the stock one. It's a direct replacement. It's going to keep your inlet temperatures down and your horsepower up. The installation's going to take you between 2 and 3 hours. You'll be back on the road in no time.