go carb or stay efi

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  1. brian95

    brian95 New Member

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    I am looking at pulling out my dash to clean up some wiring and just thinking of going carb. this is a track only car.
    I have already the a1000 setup with fuel cell.
    things I would sell to fund carb stuff

    intake, tb, injectors, mass air,powerpipe,injectors,pms,rail setup, would it be better to stay efi just trying clean things up. the only thing left in my dash cluster that is hooked up is the volt gauge.
     
  2. JKady

    JKady Active Member

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    EFI is faster to tune, more data logging capability if you're racing the car competitively, you're already set up for it etc... Carbs can go fast too, no doubt but there's a reason most guys are moving to EFI.
     
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    There's no real benefit IMO to going carb, stay EFI. If you're just wanting to clean up the engine bay, check out 95opal's old bay for some inspiration
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  4. mcglsr2

    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Stay with EFI. There's so much more you can do with it, and you can go faster with it.
     
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    You can go just as fast if not faster with a carb. There are pros and cons of both. For a track only car like a drag car a carb is alot easier. Alot less to deal with and if you change stuff you wont have to pay for tunes constantly. What kind of track racing are you wanting to do.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Agree to disagree :thumbsup:
     
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    Stay with efi if its running fine.
     
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    +1 no need to turn it into some flame war.
    Op on another note if you do decide to go carb shoot me a pm if you have any questions. But either will work all it really comes down to is which are you more comfortable with.
     
  9. CC'S95GT

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    I'm going to also vote to stay EFI.
    Carbs can be finicky *****es at the track. If you want consistently stay EFI.
     
  10. JKady

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    Carbs are lighter as well, and I agree with Cameron, can be equally fast. At lower power levels, they can be a more economical way to go fast as well. You can do a good carb and intake setup for about the cost of just a good EFI upper/lower manifold set. If my car was drag only, it'd be carbed, but since I commute it 75 miles a day I'm gonna keep my EFI and keep knocking down 19.5 mpg in mostly freeway stop n' go traffic.
     
  11. duh09

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    You can go fast either way if you know what you're doing. A little knowledge and a Quarterhorse chip and laptop and you can be making the same tweaks from the seat as you can by pulling the bowls off and changing jets. Either way you're playing with it, it's going to take some knowledge about how everything works together and what you're doing to make the setup run right. But you are right, there are def pros/cons to each. It all really comes down to what you want at the end of the day.
     
  12. KillNThrill24

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    I think the key points have been nailed in here. You're going to get much better consistency out of an EFI setup, much cleaner power, and overall just more reliability. EFI has come a long way in the past x number of years. Sure you can slap a carb on it and go quick on the cheap, but in the end you're going to have to make minor adjustments constantly whereas with an EFI setup, you pretty much set it up and leave it alone. I vote EFI. This isn't the 80's or 90's anymore, EFI has made leaps and bounds over carb for most current applications IMO
     
  13. Addermk2

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    ill never advocate going carb. no reason to step backwards.


    on a 94-95 car, its not cheap
     
  14. JKady

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    What makes a 94-95 car more expensive? It's a distributor, intake and carb and some wiring? Drop in HEI dizzy's for 302's are plentiful and affordable now.