CVF Atlas Intercooler (2011-2014 F-150 3.5L)

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews


Model Number: CVF F12ST
CVF Bundle Discount is applied. Available in wrinkle black finish.
On 13-14 models ONLY. Upgrade the inefficient OEM BOV to the Turbosmart Smart Port Supersonic.
12.75" wide, 6" high. Stencil does not come painted on the intercooler.

Customizations Total: $0.00

Detailed product review by user SrpRacing at

  • Direct bolt-on replacement - no vehicle modification required
  • Features custom VTA solution for 2013-2014 models
  • Over 120% greater volume than OEM intercooler (core volume is 19.75" x 17" x 4")
  • Computer-modeled, CVF-branded high-flow cast end tanks ensure considerably better airflow efficiency than welded aluminum
  • TIG-welded bar-and-plate construction
  • CVF Lifetime Warranty
Improve the performance of your EcoBoost F-150 by replacing the small, inefficient stock intercooler to reduce heat and produce more power. This intercooler is a direct fit replacement that features 120% greater volume than the OEM intercooler (core volume is 19.75" x 17" x 4"). As the chart above indicates, during independent testing the Atlas IC reduced Intake Air Temps. (IAT2) to 75 degrees while the OEM intercooler's temps. increased to 105 degrees where it matters most: on the street, and not at the dyno (note: runs were made on the same vehicle and the same stretch of road during similar ambient temps.). Cooler, more consistent charge temps. = more consistent power.
Manufactured from top-grade aluminum, the CVF Atlas Intercooler features a TIG-welded bar-and-plate design for maximum durability and fully cast end tanks to ensure maximum flow of air into the unit and out to your turbo - equaling more HP.
    This intercooler is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 EcoBoost F-150 3.5L model. There is no modification required to install the intercooler.
    Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
    Based on 10 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 8 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
    100%would recommend this product
    10 reviews
    • R
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Rated 4 out of 5 stars
      1 week ago
      CVF F12ST Intercooler on 2011 F150 with 3.5L

      High quality construction. I had no issues with fitment. Installation is a bit tough by yourself mostly because of the weight of the unit but it is possible. I used ratchet straps as a previous installer recommended. I rated it a 4 only because the bottom front of the unit seems to rest on the vertical lip on the front of the bottom bracket (metal to metal) instead of on the two rubber grommets as designed. I believe this is a must do upgrade for the 3.5L Ecoboost (along with the oil separator) and I would recommend this unit.

    • D
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Rated 4 out of 5 stars
      2 months ago
      2013 Install

      This Intercooler was easily installed with basic tools. I managed to install myself using ratchet straps to hold it up while installing brackets, although it would have been easier with a second set of hands. I also purchased the hot and cold side kit to go along with this. I did have some trouble installing the hot side couplers near the turbos as the t bolt clamps supplied were extremely difficult to get on. I had to purchase larger sizes to make it easier on myself. All in all I’m happy with the build quality and with my purchase.

    • TM
      Troy M.
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      11 months ago
      2014 ecobeast

      Very very well made product, factory intercooler is plastic but not this beast. Had to cut the top bracket on driver side so it would have a solid fit, only negative I found was my turbo smart bov did fit but there wasn’t any hole to mount the L bracket so it wouldn’t work loose so I had to put the factory bov back on. It was a challenge installing it by myself but I got it in. So far I can see I big difference in the temps. Thanks for a well made product

    • JD
      Jimmy D.
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      2012 F-150 EB Atlas Intercooler, cone filters, and Hi-Flow Adapters

      I haven’t had customer service of this quality in decades. Within minutes of emailing the company on a Sunday, I was contacted via text (I left my personal number in email) by Cristina. She was helpful beyond anything I’d grown to expect lately. The products CVF offers are extremely well made, very well priced, and pairing that with good service is a recipe for a sustainable business model. I had companies sell me parts over the last few months of my build that they don’t even have in stock, no idea of an ETA, and could care less that I was inconvenienced. I counted 12 companies doing this, but not CVF. Even though they could only supply a few of my many needed parts, they put me in direct contact with other companies they have a good relationship with, whom were able to complete my parts order.

      Thanks a ton to CVF for all your help, your engineering, build quality, and pricing that doesn’t murder my wallet! I run a shop in Saint Louis, MO that’s focusing more and more on high performance, and will use these guys first when the opportunity arises. They’re really that good. Their products are too.

    • JH
      justin h.
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      Nice product

      Installed this intercooler earlier today and so far am impressed. Cant wait to see how it performs pulling a trailer on a hot summer day. The price was right on this and would reccomend to anyone needing a little more get up and go. I already have the afe turbo piping, bbk throttle body, CAI, catless downpipes, turbo flange adapters, and MPT tunes. Id say i can notice a little difference just adding this especially after being floored for a couple seconds. Thank you CVF!!!

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