Increase Horsepower in 1989 Ford f-250

Asked by Jul 27, 2017 at 05:59 PM about the 1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat Standard Cab LB

Question type: Car Customization

Recently purchased.  Engine runs fine but looking to increase horsepower as I
understand this is a very good engine and I would like to come close to
maxing out it's potential.  Thanks!

3 Answers


You forgot to mention what engine it has.

Shoot, my bad. 302. Thanks!


Ok, so first of all you want it to breathe, a good cold air intake system and a larger throttle body or even a spacer, check the exhaust system and if it has dual catalysts then you can dual it all the way out using mufflers of your choice, then add a computer reprogrammer, something like Bully Dog or similar, I don't know if you wanted to go any deeper or not, but there are cams, valves porting and polishing, superchargers and so on. HTH

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