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Old 11-19-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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What does upgrading the MAF actually do for the engine? I have a 95 T/A with K&N CAI and ive read a lot of posts saying upgrading the MAF is a basic upgrade for the intake. Also, where can I find one? Just never really heard of upgrading a MAF for performance.
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Upgrading to a bigger throttle body will help if mods are made to car to support it, but I've never heard of upgrading the maf. I've heard of de screening the maf, but that mod is of dubious value.
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Stock Maf is good to about 420hp
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What does upgrading the MAF actually do for the engine? I have a 95 T/A......
If you're refering to the Granitelli MAF.....save your money; it's a POS!!!

When the B-body guys upgrade our MAFs, we upgrade to the F-body MAF. The aftermarket MAFs have 'funky' (very scientific, eh ) calibration tables.....they're all a bear to tune.

Stick with what you got cause it ain't holdin' ya back .

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Nope.......The stock MAF is good for a lot more than that....trust me !

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What does upgrading the MAF actually do for the engine? I have a 95 T/A with K&N CAI and ive read a lot of posts saying upgrading the MAF is a basic upgrade for the intake. Also, where can I find one? Just never really heard of upgrading a MAF for performance.
It's not and don't "upgrade".
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man, great info...I just put my MAF on cl. The only reason I bought it was bc the guy sold it to me for cheap. I still have the stock one, so should I descreen itfor my engine combo?
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I have a ported end piece with stock MAF sensor combo for sale.
LT1 MAF with Ported Ends

Would be about the only thing, if that, I would do with the MAF. It came with the car when I got it.
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man, great info...I just put my MAF on cl. The only reason I bought it was bc the guy sold it to me for cheap. I still have the stock one, so should I descreen itfor my engine combo?
Do not descreen, either.
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I had a lot of issues with my descreened Maf mostlly at idle, then I got another 1 and upgraded the ends and it was Awsome
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Stock Maf is good to about 420hp
About 650-700 is where you run out.
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About 650-700 is where you run out.
Mmmmm.......yeah.......I'd say 700HP is about right .

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