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    Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    So I was surfing the internets for some oil (waste of my time) and came across this little gizmo at streetsideauto.com

    I'm guessing no one here has it, but does anyone know if it would do a damn thing for those with a spectre intake (or TimmyC's), or is it all hype?

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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    after speaking with my tuners and car guys down here, the mass air meter was alrdy discussed. it was told to me, by several people, that it wouldnt improve anything. the stock meter is good to 560hp (roughly) based off math that was done, and nobody has accomplished that yet with the supercharged engine. you can spend the money and see for yourself, but im taking my guys words down here and not touching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomys10 View Post
    the stock meter is good to 560hp (roughly) based off math that was done, and nobody has accomplished that yet with the supercharged engine. you can spend the money and see for yourself, but im taking my guys words down here and not touching it.
    Nope, I have better things to blow $120 on. I didn't think it would do anything for us as no one has ever talked about an aftermarket MAF sensor and there are a bunch of people making more power than I am here. But actually seeing one made me go "why would that exist?"

    Thanks for the quick info Boomys

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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    what mods do you have done and what is your power young?

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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    The limitation is in the computer, not the sensor. The maf chart only goes to 67lbs/min. I am sure that's what boomy's guy was referring to. There are ways to get around it with some trickery if needed.

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    there are ways, but its not needed was his point. the car wont put down more than 560, so why mess with it was essentially what he said.

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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    Just a Spectre intake. Making 393/366 @ the wheels.

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    there is nothing wrong with your numbers at all young. your actually right where you should expect to be with the mods/mod you have buddy. think about it, figure 330 stock to wheels, you added 70hp with an intake and tune, thats pretty significant buddy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomys10 View Post
    there is nothing wrong with your numbers at all young. your actually right where you should expect to be with the mods/mod you have buddy. think about it, figure 330 stock to wheels, you added 70hp with an intake and tune, thats pretty significant buddy..
    Stock is closer to 370-380. 20hp with an intake and tune is about right nonetheless.

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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by boomys10 View Post
    after speaking with my tuners and car guys down here, the mass air meter was alrdy discussed. it was told to me, by several people, that it wouldnt improve anything. the stock meter is good to 560hp (roughly) based off math that was done, and nobody has accomplished that yet with the supercharged engine. you can spend the money and see for yourself, but im taking my guys words down here and not touching it.
    Quote Originally Posted by boomys10 View Post
    there are ways, but its not needed was his point. the car wont put down more than 560, so why mess with it was essentially what he said.
    What is this 560 limit?? Crank. RWHP?? Doesn't the MAF make a difference with high boost cars?
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    Re: Mass Air Flow Sensor ...Upgrade?

    1 lb/min will support around 10 crank hp give or take. That means we can get to around 670 crank hp on the MAF chart. I'm not sure where the 560 number came from but it is close to what I thought anyway. It would be the approx rwhp for 670 crank hp so maybe that's it. Amount of boost has no affect on it.

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