Top 5 EcoBoost Modifications (Video)
Are you serious about improving your EcoBoost’s engine performance? Here’s your recipe for power.
Just a few short years ago, the idea of a twin-turbocharged V6 in a Ford truck seemed unusual. Now, several years later, EcoBoost-powered F-150 trucks are about as common as fire hydrants and telephone poles on American roads.
If you’re looking for ways to set your EcoBoost apart from the crowd, this video from CJ Off Road will get you started with a few ideas. More importantly, we feel comfortable sharing this information because unlike most videos out there, the modifications are shown in order of progression, and shed light on common myths regarding “adding horsepower.”
- Oil Separator – It helps cope with excess blowby through the PCV. In fact, all of our import tuner friends agree that an oil separator is a great idea, even if you don’t plan on modifying your truck to go faster.
- Intake & Exhaust – If you do plan of wringing a few extra horsepower out of your F-150, a cat-back exhaust and a cold air intake improve flow and let your truck breathe easier. The added sound – both the intake noise and the exhaust note – will definitely make your truck feel “meaner.”
- Intercooler – Air intakes bring in cooler, denser air, adding horsepower and torque, but to take things to the next level, an upgraded intercooler further improves airflow and air intake temperatures. While upgraded charge pipes are not required, a quality set of silicone hoses is a great “while-you’re-in-there” modification.
- Digital Tuner – Lastly, a handheld programmer is a great way to tune your truck’s computer to make the most of your previous modifications, ensuring it can use all of that extra fresh air it’s getting.
Which will you install first?