Finally finished mine. Wasn't too bad once I found an adapter that actually worked, albeit with some modifications.
If anyone else out there wants to know what I did, here:
Note that this is the Vulcan engine by the way, and its only a MAF-down intake (I left the accordion pipe)
Parts I used: Ford Ranger 3.0 Maf
Adapter, Spectre (note that these are all 3" wide) 6" straight pipe, Spectre 45* and 60* elbow pipes, a 3in-to-3in silicone coupler, and a cone air filter of your choice (I used spectre just cause it fit better, but K&N fit also with a little bit of maneuvering), Philips and Flat screwdriver, 10mm wrench and a slightly smaller (can't remember) wrench.
1. Take off the old box filter, everything from the silencer up to the MAF
2. Jack the car into the air on the driver's side, take off the front wheel, and take off the front-most splash guard/wheel well plastic thing
2.5 Cry because of the rust on your car. Only applies if you live in the salt belt.
2. Screw in the MAF
adapter to the MAF
. You might need to make holes for the screws to go through, ( I had to for the bottom screws to play nicely)
2. Attach the coupler to the 60* elbow pipe
3. Attach the straight pipe onto the end of the 60* elbow pipe
4. Attach the 45* elbow pipe to the straight pipe
5. Wrestle with these so that the 60* elbow (the one with the coupler) meets up with the MAF
adapter, and the lower 45* elbow aims out of the intake pipe's hole and downwards towards the road. You'll probably have to turn the pipes to line them up correctly.
6. Tighten the clamps on all everything when everything is lined up (including the clamps on the coupler)
7. Go under the fender and hook up the cone filter to the bottom of the 45* elbow pipe.
8. Tighten the clamp on the cone filter
9. Double check and make sure that ALL of the clamps and connections are tight!
10. Put the splash guard back into place
11. Put the wheel back on and put the car back on the ground
12. Close the hood
13. Start the car and make sure everything is good. It might be a bit louder up there now, but I quite like the noise
I will note that before I wasn't able to break the tires free, but now I can. In fact, it leaves a sizable skid mark taking off.
Also there's definitely a fair increase in the throttle response. The horsepower and torque are still the same, but regardless. Entire thing took about an hour because I had to keep making return trips to Advance AP to find pipes that fit right. lol
I'd say it was worth it, cost about 70 dollars in total. Although in reality it should probably be more around 50-ish since I bought some extra stuff just in case.