Easy Performance Upgrades for Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks

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Ford F150 Raptor Performance Upgrades
Ford F150 Raptor Performance Upgrades
Here's a little Ford truck 101. In 1900 Henry Ford built his third vehicle - it was a truck. Seventeen years later Ford introduced the Model T one-ton truck chassis, the first ever chassis built specifically for trucks. In 1925 the first factory-assembled Ford pickup became available with a sticker shock busting price tag of $281.
2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Ford F150 Performance Air Filter
2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Ford F150
Performance Air Filter
The new truck was outfitted with a cargo box, an adjustable tailgate, four stake pockets and heavy duty rear springs. In 1975, during the lingering haze of bellbottoms and paisley shirts, the Ford F-150 first debuted and immediately locked its hold on the American truck market. Since then it han't just been the best selling truck, but the best-selling vehicle in U.S. Evolution in terms of power and variety of features, which is why the F-150 holds tight to its top-dog status.

The Ford F-150 continues to lead the way by offering 10 different trim levels ranging from bare-bones basic to leather-trimmed lavish, with three different bed styles and a selection of engines that vary from a twin-turbo V6 to a 6.2-liter V8. There's also Ford's Sync technology, which makes connecting and using cell phones in hands-free mode easy.

K&N clearly understands and appreciates this amorous relationship between drivers and their Ford F-150 truck, and to that end they have created a line of simple performance upgrade options specifically geared for them. Starting at the top with K&N's washable and reusable Ford F150 air filters, these premium woven cotton media filters can be used for up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is needed, depending on driving conditions, and they have a one-million mile limited warranty. Upgrading to a K&N air filter is as easy as replacing the factory installed air filter.

Ford F150 SVT Raptor 6.2L Air Intake Installed
Ford F150 SVT Raptor 6.2L
Air Intake Installed

2011 & 2012 Ford F150 5.0L Air Intake
2011 & 2012 Ford F150 5.0L Air Intake
Many truck owners are so impressed by the performance gains they receive from simply upgrading their air filters, that they often go one-step further with K&N's performance Ford F150 air intake, or they just jump right into it from the get-go. K&N offers a full line of air intakes and cold air intakes for the F-150, which includes black non-metallic and polished aluminum intake tubes. Regardless of your preference K&N's exclusive intake design is engineered to lower the air restriction created by the factory air box resulting in a guaranteed power gain, while providing outstanding air filtration.

K&N air intakes also provide a lifetime of use thanks to the washable and reusable cotton gauze filter element. These intakes are easy to install, usually requiring 90 minutes or less, and for that time investment you'll be reward with an increase ranging from an estimated 6 to a whooping 20 horsepower, depending on your engine option and air intake choice. That's why a large number of truck owners consider a K&N air intake a simple and inexpensive way to add power and performance to your F-150 pickup.
Ford F150 5.0L Oil Filter
Ford F150 5.0L Oil Filters

K&N air intakes are installed with common tools and they use factory mounting points when possible to make installation quick and easy. Several Ford F-150 air intake installation videos are available so you can see how easy installation is before you buy. View this video of an AirCharger air intake installation on 2011 & 2012 Ford F150 5.0L or visit the K&N installation video page to view more air intake installlation videos.

Ford F150 Reusable Cabin Air Filter
Ford F150 Reusable Cabin Air Filter
K&N offers Performance Wrench-Off Gold oil filters, Pro Series oil filters and washable, reusable oil filters by Pure Power. These Ford F150 oil filters afford the highest levels of protection against harmful contaminants and damaging debris, while allowing higher-flow rates. Almost all K&N Performance Gold oil filters come with a one inch nut welded to the top of the canister so they can be easily removed with a standard hand tool.

The housing on K&N's reusable oil filter, bypass valve and call plate are all CNC machined from Billet 6061 T6 aluminum, so under normal operating conditions, they are built to last the lifetime of your truck. Show your Ford F-150 just how much you appreciate all it does for you by upgrading to K&N.

Proud owners of a Ford F150 also use K&N's reusable cabin air filter to freshen and clean incoming air. Designed to control odors and capture most allergens including most mold, mildew, fungus, spores, bacteria, germs and pollen, K&N's cabin air filters help you and your family breathe easier and come with a 10 year/100,000 mile limited warranty.

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit