Not long ago, we talked about a new product from Roush called the Ford Ranger Roush Performance Pac Level 1. That performance pac had a cold air intake and tune to squeeze more horsepower and torque from the standard Ford Ranger 2.3-liter V-6 engine. That Power Pack voided the factory warranty and came with a three-year/36,000 mile limited Roush powertrain warranty. The kit promised a gain of 14 rear-wheel horsepower and 53 rear-wheel torque between the intake and the tune.
Roush has now introduced the 2019 through 2020 Ford Ranger 2.3-Liter Cold Air Intake. Roush says that the installation is an intermediate difficulty level, which seems a bit overrated. It’s not typically difficult to put cold air intakes on vehicles requiring only basic hand tools in most cases.
Roush says that the airbox has a see-through airbox lid and includes a high-flow, high-capacity washable and reusable dry element filter. The filter requires no oiling. Roush says that the cold air intake alone adds up to 8 pound-feet of torque over the factory set up. The intake will offer increased airflow and performance with no PCM recalibration required.
The cold air intake is made from injection molded parts and promises additional induction noise giving a high-performance sound. No modifications are required for installation, and the factory airbox snorkel is maintained. All necessary hardware and instructions are included, and the intake sells for $415. The most significant benefit of this part is that it is 50 state legal and does not void the factory warranty.