Lightning MAF in 96 GT?

will the lightning Maf just plug into a 96 GT? i know i have to get it tuned and about to buy a Vortech, but i need to get a few extras that the guy im buying it from doesnt hav, one of them being a MAF. so will it fit?

and i also wanted to know what is the recommended fuel pump to run with a v2-sq at low boost, like 8 pounds...should i go with a 255 or 310?

and i already searched about the lightning MAF and couldnt find anything about the plug-in being the same.
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Gearbanger 101

Straight Outta Locash
15 Year Member
Aug 10, 2002
Ontario, Canada
Yes, the Lightning MAF is a direct swap (physically) to your '96 6-plug wiring harness. You will of course have to have the proper transfer function programmed into the EEC via a custom computer chip or Hand held tune in order for it to work properly....and you will of course need to play with your inlet a little in order to adapt the now 4” meter to the inlet pipe of the blower.....but yes, it will work.

A 255lph pump along with 42lb/hr injectors should sufficiently handle you fuel needs for an S-Trim Vortech pullied for a conservative 8psi. If later on, you choose to increase the performance capabilities of your engine and blower, you can always add an inline pump, or purchase a Kenne Bell boost-a-pump to add up to another 50% capacity to your 255lph pump, bringing it up to approx 380lph.....which is more than enough fuel for your stock feed line and fuel rails to handle.


New Member
May 25, 2005
Randallstown, Md
thanks, i also was told something about needing to do something to my car since it has a air temp sensor in the LMAF... is that true?

no it is not and be advised there are 2 different LMAF. 1 is 80mm and the 2001 up is 90mm, now your car has a 80mm MAF on it now.
so choose the right meter because if you go wth the 90mm one, you'll also have to re-do the air inlet and outlet of the car since the 90mm is @1/2" larger in diameter than the 80mm you have now