Anyone using a Lightning MAF???

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  1. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

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    how did you get it to work with your harness...i have been told it wont plug into ours..so do i need to find one from a lighting and splice it into my harness or what? help would be greatly appreciated. :-*
     
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    mine worked just fine, cobra is a 96 and it came off a 99 lighting. i think as long as it is 96 or newer you will have no prob. obdII
     
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    i asked the guy who is selling it and he said it wouldnt just plug in... :(
     
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    I forgot which but there ia a company that makes adapter for mafs
     
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    well, all i know is mine plugged right up no prob. what year is your car?
     
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    96, i just went ouside and checked, its a 6 pin connector..im guessing he misunderstood what i was talking about.
     
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    you should be good to go i would think
     
  8. WHY NOT TO UPGRADE YOUR MAF

    Many people think they need to upgrade their MAF. The truth is you dont need a new MAF until the stock one is pegged. Its not so much as to what amount of hp will peg one, but the amount of air going through it. But as a rule of thumb, we will go with 400rwhp. Now Im not saying go out and buy a new one if you're at 400rwhp, you need to datalog the MAF counts and such to see if you need a new one. VERY rarely will someone with a NA car peg the stock MAF.

    What does upgrading to a larger MAF do?
    Basically it will lean you out and cause the car to run very poorly. As a result you will need to get the car retuned. If you dont, then the lean condition your new MAF causes will lead to a blown motor. Now after you get the new MAF and have the car retuned the gains are very minimal. So that makes your new MAF pointless.

    Also, just as a side note, intakes with a bend before the MAF cause bad readings. So stay away from those too.

    It gets into more detail here. And for those who dont know who Ed Clark is, he is a VERY reputable tuner at Steen Racing. http://forums.modulardepot.com/showthread.php?t=25092
     
  9. 19mustang95

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    im getting a vortech so i need one....
     
  10. oh... ok then... lol...
     
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    :ass3:
     
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    i asked the guy if it had a 6-pin connector and guess what he says...
     
  13. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    I spliced it into my harness for my car, I think your car would have similar wiring.
     
  14. 19mustang95

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    did you have a 6 pin harness on your car?
     
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    I have a vortech and a lightning maf, too. It just plugs in. You might have to extend the wire, and get a power pipe because the stock vortech pipe doesn't really fit because the diameter is smaller.
     
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    Edit: I just noticed you have a 95. The plugs mightbe different.
     
  17. 19mustang95

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    i have a 96
     
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    you should be good to go man, obdII was 96 up
     
  19. Matt94GT

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    what size is this lightning maf, how much do they go for?
     
  20. 19mustang95

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    90MM and brand new you can get them for $80, used you can get them as low as fiddy.