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Pros And Cons Of A Carb

Old 12-18-2003, 02:53 PM
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I've read conflicting info on the pros and cons of going to carb from EFI, so I'm trying to clear this up. So, what are they?
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:08 PM
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your engine might breath a little better with a carb setup and that might give you a couple hp over a stock rx7, but there is no comparison, in programmable fuel injection and a carb



fi= better in every way shape and form



carb= less complicated
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:13 PM
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Carb:

cheaper

simplier

more hp vs stock efi: no afm, less restrictive intake manifolds

tuning can be a hassle, every 10 deg jets need to be retuned

hard cold starting/running

harsh, abrupt powerband





Aftermarket efi

more expensive

more complicated

WAY more control

WAY more tuneablilty

Makes more power than carb



Moral of the story if you have money; you have aftermarket efi
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:14 PM
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Oh, I mean stock FI. I sure nothing beats programmable FI, that goes without saying.
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:55 PM
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If its a street car don't waste your money with a carb, save up for Programable EFI. And a carb isn't a lot cheaper than EFI unless you can do ALL the work your self (this includes tuning).
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:58 PM
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carbs were great about 20 years ago



I would never want one today.
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Originally Posted by Scott 89t2' date='Dec 18 2003, 05:58 PM
carbs were great about 20 years ago



I would never want one today.
So true!
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:06 PM
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I'll take a nice set of Webers for an SA
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:23 AM
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carb:

easy to tune

cheap

not verry good for turbo setup

hard start on cold weather, speacially 30 and below

great power

sucks on fuel mileage



FI(stock):

non tunable

not cheap sensors

on N/A you cant put a turbo or in turbo II is verry limited

great HP but limited

great fuel mileage

and with the right stuff is easy to start on the winter



FI(tunable):

from what i heard is hard to start in the winter

depends of the tuning it can suck or be good on gas

depend of the engine configuartion can get alot of HP

can be tune for turbo

not cheap at all



pic your choice.
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there are NO advantages runing a carb then EFI

the power u are gettign is nto coming from a carb but the manifolds that u

have to change out to put teh carb on which flow a lot better then the stock

ones, if u get the racign beat lower manifold and then some twm fuel

injection throttle bodies u will be able to make same if nto more power

because of the better tunning tha tu can achieve with the EFI.

carbs are not cheap and goign with the twm is either it pretty much

comes out to be the same price but EFI is much better.
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