Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA area
Re: 5.0 question
The basic engines are very similar, with primary power differences are in the camshaft lift and timing, exhaust, and ECM tune. MAF has no advantage over SD in itself - it's the tune that's different. If you use headers and duals, uprated cam, and a new tune - you'll have HO equivalent HP and TQ. I would use whichever engine you have, or is cheapest or (especially) best initial condition and take it from there.
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