Our friends over at Corsa Performance are known for making some seriously high-quality F150 performance parts and accessories, and they've come out with a new line of cold air intakes for the 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoosts that will give your awesome F150 build more power, better filtration, and improved throttle response in a hassle-free package. That being said, Corsa does offer three variations of its new F150 EcoBoost Closed-Box Intake to choose from, so figuring out which specific intake kit is right for you and your truck is a bit easier said than done. Corsa offers a 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Closed-Box Intake with an Oiled MaxFlow Filter, a 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Closed-Box Intake with a Dry DryTech Filter, and a 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Closed-Box Intake with a PowerCore filter. Any of these three intakes will give your F150 a bump in performance, but there are some differences that you may want to consider before taking the plunge on any particular Corsa F150 EcoBoost intake.

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box Intake

2021-2023 Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Boxed Intake with MaxFlow Filter

Sometimes, going with a classic design can be your best bet, especially if you want to save a a few bucks over other intake systems. The Corsa Closed-Box Intake with MaxFlow Filter for the 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoosts features a conical air filter with an oiled design that can be washed, reoiled, and reused for life. Oiled filters have kind of fallen out of favor over the last couple of years, but that doesn't mean they're still not effective. According to Corsa, the MaxFlow oiled filters have a 98% filtration efficiency and still offer excellent airflow so that you gain some airflow and performance. The big downside of oiled intakes is that they do require filter oil and have a pretty short maintenance interval. Corsa recommends reoiling the filter every 25,000 miles and completely cleaning and reoiling every 40,000 miles, which makes them a bit more of a hassle to deal with than dry filters. You also have to be careful about overoiling the filter so that you don't goop up your MAP sensors, turbos, or other components. While an oiled filter may take more work than dry filters, they are still a good choice, and Corsa's MaxFlow does come in a few bucks lower than either of Corsa's dry filter options. The MaxFlow intake is a good choice if you're predominantly using it on the street in mild climates, so that you can maximize your maintenance intervals, though there's an argument to be made that trucks that see a lot of off-road use should use an oiled filter, since most dry filters are going to need cleaning sooner than their recommended interval anyway.

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box Intake with MaxFlow Filter

MaxFlow Filter Features:
  • Oiled filter media design
  • Reusable
  • Maintenance Interval: Reoil every 25,000 miles, clean every 40,000 miles
  • Filtration Efficiency: 98%
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box Intake with DryTech Filter

Dry filters are far more popular these days than oiled, and Corsa offers two different flavors of dry filter for the new F150s. The Corsa Closed-Box Intake with DryTech Filter for 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoosts includes a filter that has a classic, conical and pleated design, but uses a dry filter media that makes maintenance and cleaning a whole heck of a lot easier. Despite not being oiled, the DryTech filter offers the same 98% filtration efficiency as the MaxFlow oiled filters and still improve airflow over the factory paper filter. The dry media only requires washing every 50,000 miles and is completely reusable, which saves you some time and money in the long run. So what exactly is the downside here? Well, the base cost of the DryTech filters are higher than the oiled MaxFlow filters, but not by much, and since you don't have to buy filter oil, the intake kit with DryTech Filters offers a better long-term investment. The DryTech filter is a great choice for general-purpose trucks that see a good amount of off-road or trail-riding use. Since the filter is easy to clean, getting dust and grime out of it and back on your truck is a breeze, and will save you hassles.

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box with DryTech Filter

DryTech Filter Features:
  • Dry filter media design
  • Reusable
  • Maintenance Interval: Clean every 50,000 miles
  • Filtration Efficiency: 98%
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box Intake with PowerCore Filter

The only thing better than getting a highly efficient and highly effective dry filter is when you don't even have to worry about the thing for a couple of years. The Corsa Closed-Box Intake with PowerCore Filter for 2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoosts has one of the most unique filter designs on the market. Instead of a traditional conical shape, the PowerCore filter is cylindrical and features spiraling perforations in its face and specialized internal design that capture more dust and particulates than traditional filters, all while allowing improved airflow over stock. The PowerCore filter has a 99.7% filtration efficiency, which helps keep your F150's intake system and turbos from ingesting basically anything at all. The best part is that the PowerCore filter is maintenance-free for up to 100,000 miles or four years (depending on climate or application). The bad news is that the PowerCore isn't resuable. Once it hits the end of its maintenance cycle, you have to throw it away and buy a new filter, which isn't ideal, but given the length of time from initial installation, you can't complain too much. The other downside is price. The Corsa intake with the PowerCore filter is a good bit more expensive than Corsa's other filter options. The PowerCore filters are great for serious off-road trucks or fleet trucks that need one less thing to worry about when flying around in the dirt or getting the job done at a construction site or down on the ranch.

2021-2023 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Corsa Closed-Box Intake with PowerCore Filters

PowerCore Filter Features:
  • Dry filter media with unique conical design
  • Disposable
  • Maintenance Interval: dispose every 100,000 miles or 4 years
  • Filtration Efficiency: 99.7%
  • Warranty: 4-years/100,000 miles

Final Thoughts

In then end, there's really no wrong choice when it comes to what filter type you should. A lot of your decision is based around what specifically doing with your truck, and what your budget is. Personally, I'm pretty big fan of dry filters, due to their ease of maintenance and the ability to quickly clean them off and get them back on your truck. The PowerCore filter is an interesting concept, but may not be for your average person. Still, if you are really ripping your F150 EcoBoost around off-road or are in the dirt constantly at work on the farm, the PowerCore is a good way to go a long while without having to crack open your truck's air box. What's your preferred F150 EcoBoost intake system? Do you like oiled or dry filters? Let us know in the comments below!

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