- T​he 3.5-litre ECOBoost engine in the Raptor can be taken to whole new level of performance with a few relatively minor hardware and software tweaks.

ITG Air Filters Announces New Performance ProFilter For Ford F150 Raptor 3.5 ECOBoost

U​p the ante on Ford's pickup truck thanks to ITG.

From motorbikes to powerboats via WRC, F2 stock cars and F1 race cars, or even a more everyday executive express – ITG has you covered when it comes to power enhancement and efficient filtration. For over three decades now ITG Air Filters has been plugging away at both competition and road cars with some truly epic results. This continued, accomplished evolution alongside racing and competition vehicles always trickles down to any number of capable road cars eventually - whether road or racetrack be the destination, the same principles of maximum power and faultless filtration always apply.

Through years of R&D ITG know how accomplished the latest range of Ford ECOBoost engines have become. In the latest Ford F150 Raptor the turbo’d powerplant has been put to good measure as a rough, tough, utilitarian powerplant that’s well suited to towing and exploration. Keeping the intake charge as chilled and efficient as possible is therefore paramount with the Ford’s go anywhere, tackle anything off-roader. With the factory feeding a pair of Garrett GT1549L turbochargers and providing up to 11PSI of boost there’s plenty of scope to extract more than the factory 375hp and 470ft.lbs of torque that the engine is capable of from the factory. The first step to any performance increase Is always switching out the made to a bottom-line factory air filters, often made from paper, sliding in ITG’s famous Trifoam ProFilter in its place.

Designed exclusively for the 3.5-litre ECOBoost F150 Raptor, it’s a straightforward job that’s easily achievable at home using basic hand tools, this reticulated foam filter is guaranteed to maximise air flow, efficiency and filtration within the factory airbox. Thanks to its ability to be cleaned, washed and re-oiled, the ProFilter also promises years of maximum performance with ease of long-term maintenance assured.

A specially created reticulated polyester foam blend optimised for high performance applications, Tri-Foam is the material of choice for all ITG Filters thanks to its multifaceted capabilities. These include maximised airflow without a corresponding drop-off in pressure, enhanced cleaning efficiency with a proven ability to trap common airborne contaminants, and impressive dust load-up tolerance. The latter ensures that ITG ProFilters can absorb a large amount of fine dust without reducing air flow capacity or efficiency. This dust load-up tolerance remains a firm reason why ITG stick with the reticulated foam construction technique, with each filter lovingly put together by hand thanks to a workforce of certified petrol heads.

Tri-Foam's abilities stem from its advanced construction, with varying thicknesses of finer or coarser foams utilised for different applications. This in turn gives ITG huge flexibility and allows ITG's engineers to tailor filters to set fitments, maximising efficiency and performance. Tri-Foam filters consist of a stainless-steel wire mesh, a coarse outer-layer (designed to both prevent ingress from foreign bodies and straighten airflow), a medium grade mid-layer to trap most of the harmful dirt, and a fine inner layer, the last line of defence against minute, particle sized contaminants.

What's more, because it uses the very latest adhesive technology to bond the foam layers, ITG filter assemblies are totally resistant to water, fumes, oils and fuels – including the exotic brews used in racing.

The ProFilter’s ability to filter down to a particle level is highly significant, both from a performance perspective and the continued health of Ford's incredibly impressive 3.5-litre turbocharged mill. It goes without saying that all ITG products are optimised with efficiency in mind.

ITG has been at the vanguard of filtration and induction technology for decades now, with a burgeoning motorsport program which sees it tasked with supplying some of the front running teams in series as diverse as F1, the BTCC and the WRC. Being involved with said championships means ITG is privy to all manner of hard-won data, the kind that's proved invaluable both when it comes to developing new fitment options and finessing existing ones. This ensures that ITG hardware doesn't merely look the part, it contributes to enhanced levels of filtration and a smooth, restriction-free induction tract, all borne from its commitment to motor racing. Make your Raptor more Jurassic than Ice age thanks to ITG

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