SEMA 2017: aFe Power Opens Up Your Raptor’s Intake


If you are looking for a one-stop shop to keep your F-150 Raptor breathing free and running hard, then chances are Advanced Flow Engineering has you covered. This week at SEMA, the company showed off an extensive lineup of products for the new Ford Performance vehicle.

From budget-minded upgrades like its Magnum Flow Original Equipment Replacement Air Filter to the Magnum Force Stage 2 Super Raptor Intake System, aFe has a complete line of cold air intakes, intercooler upgrades, and performance modules to fit any EcoBoost Raptor enthusiast.

Located in Corona, California, aFe manufactures cold air intake systems, performance air filters, and exhaust systems for enthusiasts worldwide. The company’s product line includes over 2,500 different applications, which are all designed, manufactured, and tested in its 160,000 square-foot Southern California facility.

We are familiar with aFe’s Cold Air Intake lineup and have actually run the company’s system on our first-generation Raptor with impressive results. But what really caught our eye was the companies debut of the new BladeRunner GT Series Intercooler.


“The BladeRunner GT Series Intercooler represents the next generation of intercoolers for the EcoBoost Raptor,” George Chiang, a mechanical engineer at aFE, told us.

It was designed specifically for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor 3.5-liter Ecoboost and utilizes a 3-inch, bar-and-plate core design. The end tanks are constructed of 3/16-inch 5052 aluminum and TIG-Welded for superior strength and durability.”


The new aFe intercooler also comes installed with CNC machined ports which can be used for a condensation drain, sensors, or water-methanol injection applications.

This intercooler is available now (PN 46-20292-B) and utilizes the factory mounting locations to provide stability for a hassle-free installation.

For more information on the entire lineup of aFe products for the 2017+ EcoBoost Raptor, you can visit the official website here.

Photo gallery


Article Sources

About the author

Kelly Getz

Kelly is a SoCal car enthusiast and skilled driver. His “get out and drive” obsession began after attending his first high-performance racing school while serving on active duty. Since then, he has attended numerous military and civilian driving schools across the country to help fuel that passion.
Read My Articles

Ford Performance in your inbox.

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from FordNXT, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.