The only purpose it would serve for you is helping heat management. This is why I have them.So you’re saying they are a good investment. Just not the right brand
2013 F150 XLT 3.5L
While I don’t plan on taking it to the track and racing... I am planning on purchasing SCT/BULLY DOG BDX with 5 Star custom tunes. Mainly so when I feel like opening her up and having some fun, I can. Plus, it’s always satisfying seeing the look on some kids face when your full size pickup either keeps up with or beats his Honda Civic.The "performance" benefit of keeping the heat in will not be doing anything driving around town.
I appreciate your input, that’s why I was asking. So, skip the throttle body and blankets for now and focus on the tuner.Just my meager opinion, but you did solicit some,
"Would this be a waste with factory turbos?" The blankets are a waste except for management of heat, and then you need to be pushing the system past normal operating modes. As pointed out.
"-AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Dual 3 1/2” Cold Air Intake System w/ Pro 5R Filter Media
-AFE ATLAS 4” Aluminized Steel CAT Back Exhaust System
-Team RXP Heat Exchanged Full Billet Serviceable Ultimate Dual Catch Can System"
Are for the most part appearance/attitude enhancements adding little to 0 performance increase. As well as the big bore throttle body unless the motor is ready for more flow. The BOV only adds sound of air release from the pressurized system.
Don't misgudge my opinion these add ons are fine far as appearance and attitude desired, they just do not offer much performance increase.
No mention of tuning, existing or intended, as an upgrade. That will make a big improvement. Next maybe downpipes and large diameter turbo adapters. A CAC upgrade to keep engine management computer from pulling timing due to high IAT2's. Even dabbling into ethanol/methanol blends for performance boost's.
I think your putting the cart before the horse(power), possibly spending your way to disappointment.
Or are you just not clearly stating intended purposes. Could it be I'm assuming something else? KM
PS: I did go back and see reference to a tuner and tunes. That is a good start. km
I'm not a tuner but doesn't timing start being pulled at 115 degrees IAT2? That is commonly approached and exceeded particularly on tuned motors running OEM CAC's.The one Ford includes. It's absolutely sufficient until you start going after serious power gains... like aftermarket turbos, etc.
I shouldn't post when I'm tired. My brain said CAI, not CAC. Yes, a CAC will absolutely be beneficial if you heat-soak the factory unit (which doesn't take much).
Well, it’s too late. The tuner is purchased.I would not do a tuner if you don't want anything to do with that. Turbo blanket nor tb will do anything.
I would do a intercooler, you have a catch can sytem already, this will insure trouble free long life. Just keep up on fluid changes.
I’ll probably purchase from 5-star tuning since I’ll get my tunes re-done for free.An intercooler is mandatory IMO weather just a DD or whatever. In the summer etc the IATs will be crazy. A intercooler combined with catch can system, you can expect better combustion and long term reliability.
The mishi stuff is currently 60% offI’ll probably purchase from 5-star tuning since I’ll get my tunes re-done for free.
I’ll probably go for the Mishimoto Black with pipes set for $1385.
But that will be a spring project. Not gonna be crawling under the truck in winter except for my oil changes.
2013 F150 XLT 3.5L