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VR Performance Intercooler Upgrade Ford Raptor | F-150 3.5L EcoBoost


VR Performance

Model #VR-RAP-108-SIL

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VR Performance has developed this upgraded Intercooler Kit to vastly improve the performance of the Ford Raptor and F150 trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Being that the 3.5L is turbocharged, upgrading the intercoolers on these vehicles is an extremely important if you want to get the most performance. Why is that?  As air goes through the turbocharger and compresses, it gets hot very fast.  This increase in air temperature causes the oxygen density to drop, resulting in a loss of performance. By replacing the factory OEM intercooler with a larger and more efficient intercooler, the warm charge air becomes much denser and oxygen rich, resulting in more power.

The Factory OEM intercooler on the Raptor and F150 is located behind the front bumper in a location that does not allow adequate air flow. This coupled with its small core size makes it highly susceptible to heat soak, especially when pushing the vehicle hard or just driving in hot environments. The Vivid Racing Intercooler Upgrade kit fixes this by replacing the factory OEM intercooler and relocating it behind the grille with a highly efficient bar and plate aluminum intercooler. Locating the intercooler behind the grille provides not only improved air flow but room for an intercooler core that is over 55% larger than stock.

The Vivid Racing Upgraded Intercooler has integrated aluminum high volume end tanks compared to the OEM intercooler, which uses plastic end tanks.  The aluminum end tanks are designed to improve air flow and help dissipate heat more efficiently.  Each kit comes with mounting brackets and aluminum intercooler piping that has been powder coated black for sleek and durable finish. The factory electronic blow-off valve is retained and kept as a fully closed loop system to keep you going in any condition. The kit also includes all necessary hardware and couplers for a clean installation. 

This upgrade is a must have for Ford Raptor and F150 owners who want the most out of their truck or plan to run aftermarket bumpers and accessories as some of these modifications reduce air flow and/or require the factory intercooler to be moved. The Vivid Racing Intercooler Upgrade doesn't just stand out from behind your grille, it gives you increased performance for whatever driving condition you throw at it!


  • Bar and Plate Intercooler
  • High Flow Aluminum End Tanks
  • Aluminum Intercooler Piping
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Silicone Couplers
  • Air to Air Intercooler
  • Larger Core Size 22” x 12” x 3.5”
  • Over 55% More Surface Area Than Stock
  • Relocates Intercooler For Better Cooling Location
  • Designed to works with Factory Bumper and Frame Cut Bumpers
  • Includes Adaptive Cruise Control Relocation Bracket For Raptor
  • Does Require Cutting Behind Factory Grille


  • 2017-2020Ford Raptor
  • 2015-2020 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Without Adaptive Cruise


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VR Performance #392987921969

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Vehicle Engine Notes
Ford F-150

Ford Raptor

What Is VR Performance?

VR Performance is, as the name suggests, the performance division of the Vivid Racing brand. Under the VR Performance line, we offer everything from blow-off valves, shift knobs, and brake lines to lowering links, springs, headers, and complete cat-back exhaust systems. Everything you could possibly need to amp the performance and riding quality of your vehicle is available through the VR Performance store. Born from a passion for going further and getting the most out of our vehicles, the VR Performance line will unleash the true potential of your ride in terms of aesthetics, power, and functionality.

VR Performance Lowering Links

VR Performance is well-known for its high-quality lowering links, which work with your vehicle's factory air suspension to seamlessly lower its ride height. The lowering links are fully adjustable and replace the stock ones which control the air ride. By changing the linkage length of the air ride sensors, this gives you a much more desired ride height in all modes. Best of all, these links snap right in place of the non-adjustable ones and fit in seamlessly for a simple installation process that is also easily reversible. These durable metal lowering links give your ride the perfect lowered look without that pesky wheel gap and delivers a smooth performance with the OEM system. Boasting a rigid construction, this product was made to withstand the elements of both daily and more spirited driving to deliver maximum performance for a long time.

VR Performance Exhausts

VR Performance's latest release of cat-back exhausts is nothing less than exceptional. We offer a series of titanium and stainless-steel variants for a wide range of makes and models. Our highly sought after Valvetronic exhausts are designed to specifically increase the sound and performance of your particular vehicle. Crafted from high-quality materials, these exhausts feature brilliant robotic TIG welding as well as smooth bends to deliver optimal flow and power gains. And, thanks to the cutting-edge Valvetronic design, your OEM valves are reused so you can change the tone of your vehicle with just the push of a button. Electronic valves are placed on the outlet of the muffler which control the sound so you can go from mild to wild in seconds. When closed, the exhaust flow goes through the single outer tip which is quieter. However, when the valve is opened, the exhaust goes straight out to deliver an exhilarating tone that demands attention.

VR Performance at Vivid Racing

If you are looking to modify your vehicle's appearance, stance, or power, VR Performance has what you need with a comprehensive line of quality parts. Our latest product release includes a wide range of catbacks and lowering links for a number of different makes and models. No matter what you choose from our inventory, your vehicle is sure to thank you. Contact a Vivid Racing parts specialist today at (480) 966-3040 to learn more about any of the products listed on our site.

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