This is a discussion on maf screen within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a 96 trans am lt1 with k&n cold air intake, 6 speed short shift, and just needing to ...
08-06-2006, 05:12 PM #1
i have a 96 trans am lt1 with k&n cold air intake, 6 speed short shift, and just needing to know if i could take my maf screen out and if it would help any, or set off any codes or ses lights? i have been told its bad to do that it will mess things up but i have been told it helps alot to, so i dont know who to believe , i just need yalls opionion to help me out.
08-08-2006, 03:41 AM #2
according to the gm ls1/ls6 book taking the screen out on an f-body is
not a problem.because of the straight in tube setup.leave it in for truck applqs
though because of the curved intake tubes
08-08-2006, 02:44 PM #3
straight tube? are u talking about the elbow because if so that isnt straight.
just needing to know so i can figure out what to do , take it out , or leave it?
08-08-2006, 02:48 PM #4
Yepp i agree with M.J, Straight intake as far as on a ls1 your aircleaner assmbly. is right in front of the intake, "a straight forward desighn". On trucks and lt1's there are elbows in the system. The screen is designed too "straighten" the airflow out from the incoming bellows and such.
Got a pic of your cold air setup?
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08-08-2006, 03:00 PM #5
i have a 96 trans am lt1 with the curved elbow goin from the intake curving and goin toward the driver fender!!!
08-08-2006, 06:58 PM #6
Well its your call on what you wanna chance. Personaly i wouldnt pull it off bc of the minimal gain you wont feel.
08-08-2006, 07:17 PM #7
yeh i think i will leave it on
08-10-2006, 08:34 AM #8
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i pulled it off my slp maf prior to install on my 98 and had zero problems.
08-10-2006, 10:31 AM #9
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i descreened and ported my MAF when I had my old 95z28. I never had any problems with it ever, at all. Take it off, just be careful doing so so you don't damage the sensor wires.
08-14-2006, 09:42 AM #10
Some people have problems (tuning wise) some don't.
But, I haven't seen ANYONE gain power from it.
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08-14-2006, 09:54 AM #11
I recently descreened my MAF as well as porting it. I first descreened it and didnt notice a difference but after Porting my MAF there was a noticeable difference. If i had to do it over id probably leave the screen in but its up to you. But I havent had one problem from doing all that to my MAF. She runs great!!!
08-22-2006, 01:28 AM #12
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