Since its launch, the 2022 Ford Maverick has received a warm welcome from both eager new vehicle shoppers and the aftermarket alike – at least for models equipped with the Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost. Thus far, the compact pickup with that particular powerplant has received a trio of piggyback tunes from RaceChip that offer up to 29 additional horsepower and 33 pound-feet of torque, along with a 20 percent improvement to fuel efficiency, as well as more than one aftermarket exhaust system from MRT and MagnaFlow. Now, that list continues to grow with a new intake manifold and throttle body spacer kit from Boomba Racing.
Previously available for other models equipped with the 2.0L and Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engines, this intake and throttle body kit is now compatible with the 2022 Ford Maverick. The kit is made from billet aluminum and adds volume to the air entering the head, which presents a number of benefits including building boost sooner, aiding in in cylinder filling at lower RPM, and lengthening the effective wave pulse of the intake charge.
On the dyno, these benefits were immediately evident, as the Maverick gained a mere one horsepower – albeit with a smoother curve – along with an impressive 35 pound-feet of torque. The spacers do not require a tune and also aid fuel economy, according to Boomba Racing. All the necessary hardware is included, and color options include a blue, red, black, and natural finish.
For a retail price of $271, this Maverick intake and throttle body spacer kit seems like a pretty affordable way to gain some extra torque in the economical pickup, as well as perhaps save a little fuel, to boot. Given how quickly the Maverick’s aftermarket is expanding, however, it certainly won’t be the last such upgrade we come across.