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Old 03-19-2010
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WTF Ford? 2010 F-150 4.6L Triton pictures

Is this really what our world has come to? We're so worried about "global warming" and being "green" that we have to create crap products like this?

I am very disappointed in this particular build for two reasons:

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Look at this intake ducting. Notice the large "expansion chamber" towards the front of the vehicle.

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HMmmmm...that's funny. It sure seems to fit over the upper radiator hose like it was designed to. Wouldn't that increase the temperature of the intake air and make it less efficient?
(warmer air=less dense)

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I guess their attempt to make up for this is shown here. With ample room to put a mechanical fan in place, they chose dual electric. (Load on Alternator to power fans greater than load of mechanical fan?)

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Here a shot of the aforementioned AMPLE room...

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Another problem area I noticed was the brake booster vacuum line had a t-fitting with a rubber nipple covering it, as if it were a service port. No clamps on anything. Could all easily be disassembled by hand. Why risk a brake failure with a stupid move like this???

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There is clearly a clamp on the vacuum line going into the brake booster so I don't see why you're complaining about that? Also, why are you complaining about the intake resonator? There's nothing wrong with electric fans, i'd rather have them versus a mechanical fan.
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WIth the intake - CIA will fix that I am sure. Mechanical fan?
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So are you an engineer? Have you run tests to see what worked better on that particular engine?

Also a mechanical fan is always going to produce some drag. An electric fan is only going to run when it needs to, and not at speed. The truck more than likely gets better mileage all around with electric fans.
The intake looks stupid but I bet it is quiet and still gets plenty cool air.
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I'm sure you're smarter then the engineers at Ford...who are paid grips of money to find out the most efficent way to produce the most hp and torque.
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wow the ignorance in this post is amazing, its not and expansion chamber to help with emissions, its a silencer to keep in cab noise down. dual electric fans decrease load on the crank so i dont know why your complaining about that, its not like the motor is working harder to spin the alternator that already had to be there to provide the motor its own electricity so why not use it and decrease the likely hood of a mechanical failure since these things are warrentied.
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It looks like a stupid setup but that does not mean that its not good.
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Another bummer...electronic throttle control...
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lol. i hate mechanical fans. i'd rather have an electric fan any day. and look at all of the new cars. the intake ducting is ridulous. nothing an aftermarket intake can't fix.
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I'm not really complaining about the electric fan either, especially since I've got on!
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Another bummer...electronic throttle control...
Where the hell have you been for the past few years? IIRC, F-150's have had electronic throttle control since 04.
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The resonator is designed to keep intake volume down so someone's wife doesn't complain about a loud engine. Your engine doesn't care what temp the intake air is either. It can change for that.

That's a test port to check for vacuum leaks. Would you rather break a connector or have to search for a tee fitting to test for proper vacuum? No. No you wouldn't.

More load on the alternator!?!? WTF. Do you have ANY mechanical background at all? You would think that all those pimped out hotrods out there would just be DYING to put on mechanic fans since their twin electrics rob soooo much power. Oh wait.. they don't.

With the Electronic throttle. You think that maybe it opens easier so you don't have whiplash leaving red lights? Maybe the tune it so it opens slower when you are in 4-lo so you can easily crawl over objects and rough terrain. Did you think of that? No.


Stop being dumb.
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the huge ducting is for a quieter drive.... thats all nothing more or less... the electronic throtle control is for that super crisp throttle responce you have.... and pretty easy to replace if it breaks. just chill and trust the truck and ford....
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Your engine doesn't care what temp the intake air is either.

Stop being dumb.
Probably shouldn't be calling the kettle black, when you're the pot . . .
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^^^^+983571309487 cooler is better
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Why are you complaining about an engine that will very likely be going away in the next year or two?
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make room for the 5.0!
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the 4.6 is a pile of **** anyways, its got no power judging by the one my friend had.

and to the idiot that said you're engine doesn't care what temp the air is???

Ever heard of an intercooler? Methanol Injection? Cold air intake? And I even think a dry shot of nitrous cools the air down.. Colder air = more dense = more air can be shoved into the cylinder (assuming it knows to add more fuel) you get more power... because more of both, simply makes more power.


but what do I know?

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I meant to mean that it doesn't care as in it can adjust with fuel mixture/timing to any intake temps it wants.

Yeah I know colder is better cause its denser and all that BS. I've been building and racing cars since I was 7.
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The air doesn't sit there long enough to heat up much I'm sure.
Even that ugly setup is probably colder than 90% of the aftermarket "cold air intakes" that are out there.
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The air doesn't sit there long enough to heat up much I'm sure.
Even that ugly setup is probably colder than 90% of the aftermarket "cold air intakes" that are out there.
It's a lost cause man, people will still buy anything that says cold air intake
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It's a lost cause man, people will still buy anything that says cold air intake
Quoted for truth

And yes F-150s have had electronic throttle since 04 whoever said that.
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this is one of the dumbest things i have read this morning... lol
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There is clearly a clamp on the vacuum line going into the brake booster so I don't see why you're complaining about that? Also, why are you complaining about the intake resonator? There's nothing wrong with electric fans, i'd rather have them versus a mechanical fan.
Ditto.
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