2017 – 2020 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Support Now Available

COBB is excited to announce that support for the F-150 EcoBoost platform now covers the 2017-2020 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 3.5L!  COBB has plenty of experience with this specific drivetrain as it is similar to what comes in the Gen 2 Raptor.  This is a very capable platform in a stock configuration, but after some COBB magic, the 3.5L F-150 becomes a whole new beast!

Whether you’re taking your 3.5L F-150 to the backcountry, cruising the streets, or hauling a trailer, the COBB Tuning Accessport offers performance gains that improve your truck for any situation.  And it doesn’t stop there.  Aside from being able to tune your F-150s Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCM) anywhere with preloaded off the shelf maps, COBB also offers a range of bolt-on hard parts that will help reach nearly any goal.  For those with custom setups and extreme power demands, COBB has a vast network of Protuners that can create custom tunes with our Accesstuner Software that can accommodate any setup!


What is an Accessport?

The Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible, and easiest to use ECU tuning solution for your 2017-2020 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost.   The Accessport is the key to tuning your F-150.  With options to change both engine and transmission calibrations, completely customizing your driving experience is in the palm of your hand.  It allows you to increase power by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations, and more!  The Accessport is in-cabin mountable and has a large, full color, high-resolution screen which allows you to monitor up to six parameters in real time.  It is fully customizable from the look (multiple bezel colors), layout (set up race, street, or dyno gauge clusters), and mounting options (choose from 1,000s of standard vehicle mounts).

2017 – 2019 3.5L
Ford F-150 Accessport

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2017 – 2019 3.5L
Ford  F-150 Accessport
w/ TCM

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2020 3.5L
Ford F-150 Accessport

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Power gains, map availability, and features are uniform throughout the 2017-2020 model year 3.5L F-150.  However, starting in 2020, Ford combines the ECU and TCM into one unit.  Because of this, the only option is collective ECU and TCM support onto the same Accessport for the 2020 model year.  For vehicles from 2017 – 2019 the ECU and TCM are separate.  The option to have only ECU support or an Accessport capable of both ECU and TCM flashing is available.  If you want to purchase an ECU only Accessport initially for the 2017 – 2019 F-150, you can always add TCM tuning functionality down the line with our TCM-Update option.


Off The Shelf Maps

The COBB Accessport easily installs in minutes and comes pre-loaded with several options for Off The Shelf engine (ECU) and transmission (TCM) maps.  These maps cover varying octane fuels and offer performance gains for trucks ranging from stock to full bolt-ons.  If you want more advanced modifications outside the normal upgrade path, there is a large network of Protuners that can use the Accessport and Accesstuner Pro software to create a custom tune for any modification level.  Whether you decide to follow our staged upgrade path with pre-loaded Off The Shelf (OTS) maps or use custom mapping for an advanced build, the Accessport is the only engine management solution you’ll ever need.

ECU Maps

Stage1

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  • Intake Requirements: Stock airbox with stock/COBB air filter.
    • Optional: COBB SF Intake
  • Intercooler requirements: Stock intercooler.
  • Exhaust requirements: Stock exhaust.
  • Boost: Dynamic based upon atmospheric conditions, fuel quality, gear, rpm, and drivetrain.
    • Fuel Octane 87 (91 RON) Minimum Up to ~17psi +/- 3psi tapering to ~14psi by redline.
    • Fuel Octane 91 (95 RON) Minimum Up to ~22psi +/- 3psi tapering to ~15psi by redline.
    • Fuel Octane 93 (98 RON) Minimum Up to ~22psi +/- 3psi tapering to ~15psi by redline.

Stage2

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  • Intake Requirements: Stock airbox with stock/COBB air filter
    • Optional: COBB SF Intake
  • Intercooler requirements: COBB FMIC
  • Exhaust requirements: Stock exhaust
  • Boost: Dynamic based upon atmospheric conditions, fuel quality, gear, RPM, and drivetrain
    • Fuel Octane 87 (91 RON) Minimum Up to ~16psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~9psi by redline
    • Fuel Octane 91 (95 RON) Minimum Up to ~19.5psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~14psi by redline
    • Fuel Octane 93 (98 RON) Minimum Up to ~19.5psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~14psi by redline

Performance Tow

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  • Intake Requirements: Stock airbox with stock/COBB air filter
    • Optional: COBB SF Intake
  • Intercooler requirements: Stock intercooler
    • Optional: COBB FMIC
  • Exhaust requirements: Stock exhaust
  • Boost: Dynamic based upon atmospheric conditions, fuel quality, gear, RPM, and drivetrain
    • Fuel Octane 87 (91 RON) Minimum Up to ~16psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~9psi by redline
    • Fuel Octane 91 (95 RON) Minimum Up to ~16.5psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~13psi by redline
    • Fuel Octane 93 (98 RON) Minimum Up to ~16.5psi +/- 2psi tapering to ~13psi by redline

 

Power output on Performance Tow calibrations will change with vehicle drive mode, with Sport drive mode producing more than Normal and Tow drive modes.  Power and torque in Normal and Tow drive modes is shown in the dotted red and blue lines, respectively.  Power and torque in Sport drive mode is shown in the solid red and blue lines, respectively.  Stock output (regardless of vehicle drive mode) is shown by the dashed lines.

These maps come preloaded and are also available via a simple download or firmware update at no additional cost.  If you install modifications outside the scope of the Off The Shelf maps, compatible maps can be created via custom tuning though a massive COBB Protuner network.  For more specific information about our OTS Maps, visit the Map Notes Page.

TCM Maps

Transmission Control Module (TCM) maps manipulate the workings of the transmission.  The goal of these maps is to improve transmission behavior overall.  Improve can mean various things depending on your goals.  With that in mind, there are three off the shelf TCM maps to choose from: Simulated Stock, OEM+, and Sport.  For the 2017 – 2019 3.5L F-150, these maps can be gained by adding TCM Flashing to your existing Accessport or buying an Accessport with TCM Flashing.  For the 2020 model year 3.5L F-150, these are included.

SIMULATED STOCK

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The simulated stock maps are a replica of the factory TCM data for the 2017 – 2020 F-150 3.5L

COBB OEM+

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The COBB OEM+ map is intended to be a sporty but refined improvement on the stock transmission behavior.

  • Shift Points: Details shown to the left (click to enlarge).
  • Shift Firmness: moderately increased shift firmness during high-power, high-RPM shifts in ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ drive modes.
  • Upshift Backout: upshift inhibit (zero APP gear-holding) in ‘Sport’ mode following high-power acceleration and throttle backout has been disabled. Stock behavior would inhibit upshift until pedal position is re-applied above ~10%.  Instead of this holding the gear and maintaining a high RPM, an upshift will occur for a smoother driving experience.
  • Torque Limits: increased torque limits for more aggressive launches and acceleration.

COBB SPORT

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The COBB Sport map is intended to be a performance-first improvement on the stock transmission behavior.

  • Shift Points: Details shown to the left (click to enlarge).
  • Shift Firmness: increased shift firmness during moderate to high-power shifts in ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ drive modes.
  • Upshift Backout: upshift inhibit (zero APP gear-holding) in ‘Sport’ mode following high-power acceleration and throttle backout has been disabled. Stock behavior would inhibit upshift until pedal position is re-applied above ~10%.  Instead of this holding the gear and maintaining a high RPM, an upshift will occur for a smoother driving experience.
  • Torque Limits: increased torque limits for more aggressive launches and acceleration.
COMPARISON

The factory ECU uses transmission Output Shaft Speed (OSS) for shift schedule tables along with Accelerator Pedal Position (APP).  The graphs above translate the OSS to vehicle speed (assuming stock tire size and diff. gearing) and show the shift schedules based on APP (x-axis) and Vehicle Speed (y-axis).  This allows you to see how shifting behavior operates at a given vehicle speed and throttle input.

Note – plots showing vehicle speed may not align with the shifting behavior of your truck due to differences in available factory final drive ratios or variances in tire sizes.The greatest takeaway from the schedule graphs above are the changes in upshifts.  Shift points are moderately increased for sportier acceleration with the COBB OEM+ map and further increased with the COBB Sport map.  The window for skip shifts is also narrower between for the OEM+ map compared to the Stock map.  For the COBB Sport map, skip shifts are eliminated except for 1 > 3 shifts in low speed and light throttle situations.  There are also more responsive downshift schedules and more anticipatory coastdown (off-power) shift schedules.  This allows smoother driving experience in off throttle situations and when slowing to a stop.

All COBB F-150 TCM maps are built for a stock 10R80 with a stock converter and clutch packs.

Tuning is not a replacement for maintenance.  Make sure to follow recommended service procedure intervals.


COBB Custom Features

Aside from the increased performance of the Off The Shelf maps or custom tune, the Accessport has more to offer.  It can be used to read and clear codes, datalog, and measure performance.  There are also several COBB Custom Features included for the 3.5L F-150 platform.

Auto Start-Stop Adjustment

A common complaint with the F-150 was the bothersome auto start/stop setting.  From the factory, there is no easy way to turn it off and keep it off with subsequent key cycles.  The Accessport’s Auto Start-Stop Adjustment feature accomplishes just that!  With this feature, you can set enable/disable Auto Start-Stop and the setting will be retained even after the vehicle is turned off.  To use this feature go to “Tune” > “Adjustments” > “Auto Start-Stop” > and then select “1” if you want it to be enabled or “0” to disable it as shown below.

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Fuel Pump Control

You guessed it!  This feature allows control of the in-tank fuel pump.  This is especially useful if you want to drain the fuel tank to run different fuels, depressurize the fuel system to change injectors, or are needing to drain the fuel tank for any other reason.  To use this feature (see Accessport steps below), with the engine running set the Fuel Pump Control State to -1.  This will turn off the fuel pump and the engine will shut down when the ECU has detected behavior consistent with fuel pressure loss.  At this point, fuel pressure will be low enough to disconnect the fuel line and route it into a container.  Keying ON and setting the Fuel Pump Control State to back to 1 will turn the fuel pump back on which would then drain the fuel tank.

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Dynamic Pedal Control

This feature is intended to enhance or dull accelerator pedal response.  You can set this value from -5 to 10, with 0 being factory response for whichever Drive Mode the truck is in.  Each reduction from 0 to -5 will decrease pedal response by 20%.  This could be useful if you’re wanting to limit power or fuel consumption. Each increment from 0 to 10 will increase your pedal response by 10%.  This will make the truck feel faster since the actual throttle will open more with less pedal input.  Below is a graphical representation comparing throttle pedal input (x-axis) with the amount the throttle body is opening (y-axis) for each setting.

Raptor Throttle Tables

To access this feature, select Throttle Response from the Adjustments menu as shown below.  The value saved will remain until it is changed through this menu again.  It is persistent through key-cycles and ECU flashes.  This feature is disabled in the Stage 0 (Stock) map file and will default to 3 in standard COBB Off The Shelf Maps.

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Valet Mode

Valet Mode can be used to reduce maximum power output by limiting throttle to about 25%.  A value of 1 will enable valet mode.  A value of 0 will return to normal.  This setting will be retained even through key cycles and does not require changing maps!  Below shows how to adjust Valet Mode on the Accessport.

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Stage Power Packages

Our engineers rigorously test Hard Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are created and tested to tune the ECU so that it supports and takes advantage of each part. With these results, COBB is able to create the Upgrade Path of Staged Packages that have all the necessary parts to upgrade your truck.

F-150 3.5L Stage 1 Power Package
Stage 1 Package F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1 Package with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1 Package F-150 3.5L 2020

Combining the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution along with a high flow filter to increase air flow, COBB brings you the COBB Stage 1 Power Package for your Ford 3.5L F-150.  Get the best bang for your buck by treating your vehicle to parts that will increase your power and improve overall driveability.  Nothing but a win/win situation!

F-150 3.5L Stage 1+ Power Package
Stage 1+ Package F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1+ Package with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1+ Package F-150 3.5L 2020

For those that want to take it a step further, there’s the Stage 1 + Power Package.  This Package includes the Accessport and the COBB Intake System (choice of SF Intake System or Redline Carbon Fiber Intake System).  The addition of our beautiful intake increases induction sound and will make anyone proud to pop their hood.

F-150 3.5L Stage 1+ Redline Power Package
Stage 1+ Package F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1+  Redline Package with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 1+ Redline Package F-150 EcoBoost 3.5L 2020

For those that want to take it a step further, there’s the Stage 1 + Power Package.  This Package includes the Accessport and the COBB Intake System (choice of SF Intake System or Redline Carbon Fiber Intake System).  The addition of our beautiful intake increases induction sound and will make anyone proud to pop their hood.

F-150 3.5L Stage 2 Power Package
Stage 2 Package Silver F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Package Silver with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Package Black F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Package Black with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Package Silver F-150 3.5L 2020
Stage 2 Package Black F-150 3.5L 2020

The Stage 2 Power Package adds the front mount intercooler (available in black or silver) to the mix.  Efficiency is the name of the game and this intercooler will get the most out of your stock turbos and still has plenty left over for future upgrades to go along with it.

F-150 3.5L Stage 2 Redline Power Package
Stage 2 Redline Package Silver F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Redline Package Silver with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Redline Package Black F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Redline Package Silver with TCM F-150 3.5L 2017 – 2019
Stage 2 Redline Package Silver F-150 3.5L 2020
Stage 2 Redline Package Black F-150 3.5L 2020

The Stage 2 Power Package adds the front mount intercooler (available in black or silver) to the mix.  Efficiency is the name of the game and this intercooler will get the most out of your stock turbos and still has plenty left over for future upgrades to go along with it.


Individual Parts and Accessories

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Ford Cat-back Exhaust F-150 Ecoboost 3.5L 2017+ (Crew Cab 5.5′ Bed or Super Cab 6.5′ Bed ONLY)

The COBB Cat-Back Exhaust for the EcoBoost F-150 is constructed of quality 304 stainless steel tubing. Mandrel bends ensure maximum flow throughout the entire system. An integrated flex section provides a small amount of compliance during installation and reduces stress on components once installed. The triple-chambered muffler with 3″ inlet/outlets keeps the exhaust note crisp and prevents unwanted drone. The three sections are joined together using cast 3″ 2-bolt flanges and multi-layer steel gaskets for a leak-free assembly. Connecting to the factory downpipe assembly is a breeze with an OEM style 2-bolt flange.

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Redline Carbon Fiber Intake

The all new Redline Carbon Fiber Intake features carbon fiber pieces constructed of a 3k tow in a 2×2 twill weave pattern with a gloss clear coat. Factory piping from the air-box is replaced with 3″ tubing to maximize airflow. A bespoke carbon airbox lid replaces the factory piece and allows installation of our reusable dual-inlet, high flow filter offering 165% additional surface area over stock. Black 4-ply silicone couplers are held in place with black e-coated stainless steel clamps, offering a sleek look and OEM-quality installation.

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Intake

The COBB Intake for the 2017-2020 3.5L F-150 checks every box that enthusiasts expect from a high quality bolt on upgrade. The restrictive factory piping to the turbos is replaced with twin 3″ mandrel bent aluminum tubing to maximize air flow while custom silicone couplers ensure a perfect OEM-like fitment.  The injection molded – fiber reinforced airbox lid incorporates a closed-cell foam gasket to seal the filter from mud, dirt, and debris. Plus, the powder coated tubing, composite material, and COBB nameplate transform the engine bay to look as sharp as the iconic F-150 exterior.  Combining the improved airbox design with a fancy filter produces a more audible turbo sound when spooling building boost at low RPM.

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AMS Turbo Inlet Tubes

AMS’ Engineers designed this one of a kind product to have a 222% increase in the cross sectional area at the power robbing bottleneck near the turbo inlets.  This allows the turbos to breathe easier giving them the opportunity to create more power. The Engineers accomplished all of this while still retaining all of the OEM fittings which means no check engine light. There are a lot of airbox options on the market so they took extra measures to make sure our turbo inlet tubes work with your aftermarket OEM style intakes. AMS’ turbo inlet tubes feature an understated appearance that results in an OEM look and feel in your truck’s engine bay. This is a product every 2017-2020 3.5L F-150 owner should have on their truck.

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Intercooler

Combined with an Accessport, upgrading the stock intercooler is a no brainer as the best bang for your buck modification on a 2017-2020 3.5L F-150. Efficiency is the name of the game and this intercooler will get the most out of your stock turbos and still has plenty left over for future upgrades to go along with it.  It’s also available in a silver or black finish!

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Accessport Mount

Even great things can be improved! Although there are already a few mounting options offered for the 2017-2020 3.5L F-150 none of them are as quite robust as this! Regardless of the terrain or workout you’re putting your F-150 through, you can hoon assured the Accessport will stay in place. The mount fastens to the A-pillar which offers a solid mounting point. This location is in an ideal line of sight over the top left of the steering wheel but out of the way of the air vent, cluster, and windshield.

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Redline Carbon Overflow Cover

Constructed of a 3k tow in a 2×2 twill weave pattern carbon fiber with a gloss clear coat to perfectly match the COBB Redline Carbon Fiber Intake System. A classy black anodized COBB Redline badge sits atop. This cover utilizes existing hardware and installs in mere minutes with simple hand tools.

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Coolant Overflow Cover

Aside from disguising the unattractive factory reservoir. This cover is made of high-quality materials and is expertly fabricated to handle the abuse that a 2017-2020 3.5L F-150 can take… and look good doing it.

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WeatherTech Floor Liners

These floorLiners are laser measured to protect the front, back and even up the sides of your vehicles footwell. For ultimate strength and dependability, FloorLiners feature high-density core materials and are engineered with advanced surfacing that carries messes away from shoes and clothing. WeatherTech products provide complete automotive interior carpet protection from mud, dirt, snow and more.

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Filter Sock

Whether you’re taking your 2017-2020 3.5L F-150 to the back country, sand dunes, or fireroads, exploring off road terrain can lead to a very gritty air filter. Use the COBB air filter sock to prevent that grit from entering the system.

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Intake Replacement Filter

The filter element that originally came with your COBB Intake system is cleanable and can be reused for the life of your truck. However, should your filter element become damaged, this is the replacement part. It will last the life of your truck and can be cleaned and oiled for optimum long term performance.

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The COBB Turbo Blanket is designed to limit the amount of heat that is transferred from your turbocharger to your engine bay as well as keeping hotter exhaust gases that exit the system faster through decreased density. By limiting the amount of transferred heat, you extend the life of your under hood components, decrease intake temps, and improve the response from your truck. Constructed with a fragmentized fire retardant volcanic rock outer layer (Rated 1500°F Direct Heat / 1800°F Radiant Heat) and internally insulated with high temperature calcium magnesium silicate wool (Rated 1800°F Direct Heat / 2300°F Peak Heat).

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The COBB 2″ Receiver w/ D-Ring Shackle consists of a billet 6061-T6 aluminum body and forged steel screw-pin shackle rated to 9500lb Working Load Limit (WLL). The aluminum body is powder coated in a crystal grey and features 2 o-rings to prevent rattle while installed. The d-ring is coated in a zinc plating to protect from corrosion.

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The ultimate sun shade made for your exact windshield keeps your vehicle cooler and protected while looking sleek and folding up compact when not in use!

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The COBB Universal Hitch Cover provides a finished aesthetic to a typically neglected area of your truck. The 6061-T6 aluminum constructed hitch cover features multiple pin pitches allowing it to be compatible with several manufacturer hitches. It also includes 2 o-rings to prevent any rattle between the body and hitch. The COBB logo is displayed prominently across the center and comes in your choice of powdercoat finish options between tinted clear and crystal gray. The hitch cover is 2″ and fits most class 3 and 4 receivers.

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The COBB 5/8 Hitch Lock can prevent your decorative hitch cover (or anything else in your receiver with a 5/8s hole) from getting hitched to someone else’s ride. It is made from durable carbon steel and finished in black powdercoating to prevent corrosion. Two keys are included.



COMMENTS
123 Run Forest Run on October 1, 2020 says:

Hey Ford Team! PLEASE add the “normal” Ford Cobb custom features like 5-way map switching, etc. I have a Raptor 3.5 without them and it’s really a bummer not to have them. I also have a FocusRS and FiestaST WITH the Cobb Custom Features, so I’m really wanting them for my Raptor…

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    Kyle
    Kyle on October 1, 2020 says:

    Hello,

    The custom features will make it to the other Ford vehicles too. It’s just a matter of time!

    Kyle@COBB

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