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Question Mass Air/Throttle Bodies on 4.6 L

Can anyone provide a good article location or resource on how mass air kits/throttle bodies work with 4.6 L motors, and what benefits are achieved from replacing them? And under what circumstances replacing them is beneficial? For example, on a stock motor, is there really that much to be gained? I'd really appreciate an overview - thanks!

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just one way to get more air into the motor

the more air you get in, the more fuel you can burn, and of course, that means more POWER.

on a stock motor the gains are minimal, but can be quite beneficial as more modifications are done.

good luck!

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Thanks, GOROBGO - I know the basics of air-to-fuel stuff, but I'm trying to find something that specifically covers the fucntional aspects of the 4.6 L and how it intakes air using this method and these parts.

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Unfortunately, you will find much of what I've already found. That's a bunch of ads telling you exactly what you want to here, with un-real hp and torque gains all over the band. The best place to get advice is right in here. Take what we (those who already have the items) have learned and form your own opinion. IMO, I recieved an 80mm MAF and 70mm TB from a friend who had it installed with an MAC CAI in his 99 GT. Worked great for him. He saw a 2 tenths gain in the 1/8th!!!! We recently installed it on my 98 GT (same mods as him, just different year) and I lost 4 tenths in the 1/8th, with a noticeable difference in torque. So you see, you can learn more from reading a vast array of opinions in here than you might by reading one ad in a magazine. Take it from the guys who got took first!
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Re: just one way to get more air into the motor

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the more air you get in, the more fuel you can burn, and of course, that means more POWER.

on a stock motor the gains are minimal, but can be quite beneficial as more modifications are done.

good luck!
very true, but don't forget about getting it out, start with exhaust then do intake side. It's more of how much air you move through the engine, not just how much you get into it.
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Take a look at the May issue of Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords. They had, in my opinion, a very good summary article including dyno testing for all the popular bolt-ons for Mod Motor GT's.
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Thanks for the tip - I subscribe to 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords, but will check out the competition...

Frank

PS - And No Control, I know what you mean about the ads and their wild claims...
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