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Old 04-18-2006, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default 88 5.0 HO HP

Hey guys, I have an 88 5.0 HO and i was wondering if anybody knew the stock horsepower and how much horsepwer a GT40 upper engine kit would add to it? Can anyone help me??
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:36 AM   #2
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Default RE: 88 5.0 HO HP

I think there is 225 ponys and the gt-40 would and much with out maf and TB. but after u add that should gain about 25-30 more ponys.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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what is the maf and TB?
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:42 AM   #4
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Default RE: 88 5.0 HO HP

Mass Air Flow sensor, and throttle body. I thought the GT40 kit would give more like 50 hp. Am I wrong.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:47 AM   #5
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Default RE: 88 5.0 HO HP

you are talking about the upper nd lower intake right? or with heads as well?
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:49 AM   #6
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with heads it would have alote more power if only intake then around what i said
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:51 AM   #7
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yeah the upper and lower intake, not the heads...what size of TB would you recomend? And is there a certain type of MAF that is better than others?
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:55 AM   #8
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Depends.... What do you plan on doing to you car.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:59 AM   #9
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well i wanna keep it street legal but i wanna go hit state street and show up some rice burners with out hesitation...and i plan on gettin a supercharger down the road but for now i am just trying to get some good HP for not alot of money.
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:12 AM   #10
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Default RE: 88 5.0 HO HP

well u should get gears

3.73 if u got manual or 4.10 if u got auto

get a good exhaust, 65mm TB, 73mm MAF

this will help u down the road
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