I have a 1990 F-150 Lariat XLT with the 5L 302 EFI. What can I do to boost HP and performance


Asked by Jul 21, 2015 at 05:11 PM about the 1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4WD SB

Question type: Car Customization

How can I get a big bump in HP and performance from a 5L 302 EFI?

9 Answers

Bob Beaman

There is not much you can do economically. Camshaft, headers and cylinder heads will result in a moderate gain. Supercharger or turbo charger will cost thousands of dollars, require dyno tuning and custom fabrication. Perhaps trade it for a truck with a larger engine or get a diesel.

Kelly Mayo

how much money do you want to spend? .easy to change air intake system..then exhaust.....put a Vortech blower kit on it !

Kelly Mayo

as i said there are kits made for these..that are plug and play...

Kelly Mayo

or add a 125hp shot of nos...$300.00


put a K&N cold air intake on it

Kelly Mayo

yes i said that... but he said>How can I get a big bump in HP ..


disco potato -- No kidding, they are turbos

Kelly Mayo

hi bob.....


Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to a bigger engine with 4bbl in order to get an appreciable increase in hp.

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