There are actually cone mods that work with our cars really well; the 2002 maf and Cone airbox swap is great, but you have to have it tuned to use it.
I have that mod in 2 cars, and it's really nice, but it pulls air from the same spot the factory air filter box pulls from, the hole in the fenderwell.
I use a paper cone in my cars, because oiled filters do not go well with MAF sensors; they require frequent cleaning, and cleaning MAF sensors is inherently risky, so needs to be minimized; break that tiny wire, and you're out some bux.
The stock air filter is good to 350HP easy; the MAF, not so much.
There is much discussion.
The 02 GT maf is supposed to do up to close to 500hp, but is also a better sensor than our stock one. Again, tune is required for that upgrade.
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