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89 Bronco XLT 4spd with OD 5.8L 351 4x4. Stock
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I have an 89 351 5.8L. I’m wondering what would happen if I put an air intake on it without converting to MAF?
 

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Anything before the throttle body would not bother the engine at all. Helps them breathe quite better than the air box. I have the K&N setup on my 94 and ghetto fabbed my 88.
 

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You are best off with the factory air inlet system. It is a true cold air intake, especially once you install the duct im sending you. Insulate it all and use a high flow air filter. That is proven to provide the best power and mpgs. Swapping to the 94 5.8 style of rubber tubes helps smooth flow because there isnt a spring inside them like the early ones.
 

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You are best off with the factory air inlet system. It is a true cold air intake, especially once you install the duct im sending you. Insulate it all and use a high flow air filter. That is proven to provide the best power and mpgs. Swapping to the 94 5.8 style of rubber tubes helps smooth flow because there isnt a spring inside them like the early ones.
do you have a filter recommendation?
 

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Anything before the throttle body would not bother the engine at all. Helps them breathe quite better than the air box. I have the K&N setup on my 94 and ghetto fabbed my 88.
You don’t have MAF conversion?
 

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You don’t have MAF conversion?
Eventually but why bother if it’s all stock now? I’ve never even had the upper intake or valve covers off the 94 and it runs good.


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Eventually but why bother if it’s all stock now? I’ve never even had the upper intake or valve covers off the 94 and it runs good.


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mine is all stock until I do something regarding air flow. She runs like a beast but needs interior help lol
 

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