COBB Intake Systems

Who is COBB Tuning?

COBB Tuning is an automotive engineering company based out of Rockwall, TX. Founded in 199, they are dedicated to developing solutions that improve vehicles performance and driving experience. COBB makes this possible by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. 

COBB Tuning offers a variety of products to enhance your vehicles performance and driving experience. One of their more well-known products would be their state-of-the-art Accessport ECU Programmer. You can learn more about that product here.

Other products include Intake systemsMotor MountsFuel InjectorsDownpipesBlow off ValvesShift KnobsTurbochargers and more!

In this article we will cover COBB Intake Systems.

Intake Systems

A Performance air intake is an easy beneficial upgrade to any vehicle.  An air intake system will allow your vehicle “breathe” more efficiently.  By allowing more air to be drawn in vs. factory intakes, you will experience greater combustion.  The more combustion you have, the more power. Not only will performance air intakes assist with power gains, they can help you achieve better sound and gas mileage. If you would like to learn more about intake systems, click here.

COBB Intake Systems

COBB Intake System

Many manufacturers offer intake systems. Each having their own individual style, and benefits. COBB’s intake systems are known as “SF Intake System”.

SF Intake System


The SF Intake system utilizes several unique features in an effort to maintain optimal flow for performance while minimizing turbulence that can cause engine management problems. The C.A.R.B certified COBB Tuning SF Intake removes pre-turbo restriction in the stock intake system. Featuring a CFD-designed velocity stack that leads to a unique air flow straightener grid designed to smooth the incoming air flow. This allows for precise readings as it passes the Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF). This intake utilizes a one-piece design constructed from a high temperature plastic composite, saving weight and reducing heat transfer.  Lastly, it features a custom conical cloth air-filter element.

771550 - COBB BK SF Intake System for Mazdaspeed
771550 – COBB BK SF Intake System for Mazdaspeed

You will also benefit from increased induction Sound. That means you will be able to enjoy the increased sound from your engine, hearing the turbo spool more clearly. Turbocharger induction noise and bypass valve venting sound is much more audible using this intake system.


The COBB Tuning SF Intake is easy to install. SF Intakes are vehicle specific, and designed to for installation without having to modify your car. That means its installation requires no cutting or trimming of any components. Furthermore, it can be installed with simple hand tools. Exact installation methods and time may vary depending on vehicle make & model.

724100 – COBB SF Intake System for Subaru
Key Features:
  • Integrated Velocity Stack
  • Integrated Airflow Straighteners
  • 4-ply Steel Reinforced Silicone Post-MAF
  • Induction and Engine Sounds More Audible
  • Composite Intake Body for Heat Rejection

The SF Intake by COBB is currently available for Subaru, Mazdaspeed, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Volkswagen.


COBB Intake for Ford F150 / Raptor

COBB has developed an intake system specifically for the Ford F-150 / Raptor.  The COBB Intake for the Ford F-150 / Raptor checks every box that enthusiasts expect from a high-quality bolt on upgrade. The factory piping from the air-box is replaced with dual 3″ mandrel bent aluminum tubing to maximize airflow while custom silicone couplers ensure OEM-like fitment.

COBB Intake System F-150 EcoBoost Raptor / Limited / 3.5L
7F2100 – COBB Intake System F-150 EcoBoost Raptor / Limited / 3.5L

The injection molded – fiber reinforced airbox lid incorporates a closed-cell foam gasket to seal the filter from mud, dirt, and debris. This is extremely important for those who like to enjoy the off-road terrains. The improved airbox design features a high flow, dual inlet, tapered-oval filter. This allows for 165% more surface area over stock, the intake produces more air-flow and a more audible turbo sound when building boost at low RPM.

Lastly it features powder coated tubing, composite material, and a COBB nameplate transform the engine bay to look as sharp as the exterior.

Key Features:
  • 3″ Mandrel Bent Tubing with Wrinkle Black Powder Coating
  • Injection Molded Reinforced Composite Airbox Lid
  • Cell-Foam Gasket Seals Against Mud/Dirt/Debris
  • Filter with 165% More Surface Area Versus Stock
  • 304 Stainless Steel Clamps and Bracket

In Conclusion

By simply upgrading your vehicles intake system, you will benefit greatly from increased air flow. A COBB Intake system will not only add style, but performance. So, what are you waiting for? Check out their large inventory here.