To carb or not to carb: poll

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Carb or EFI

  1. Carb

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  2. EFI

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    50.0%
  3. Britneys tits

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  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot OT Supporter

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    To carb or not to carb: poll PORN!!!

    That is the question....

    Like the rest of you I like speed.
    So far my 90 Mustang is running high 11's all motor with a stock bottom end with 188k on the clock. Now I wanna run 10's with a N/A 347 but I'm undecided on whether I should make it carbed or stick with the efi. Plans are for a solid roller cam, AFR 205's and 11:1 compression. All in a stock block with girdled mains.
    I can probably sell the current intake and misc. support equipment for around $1400.00 and the carb setup will run about the same pricewise if I elect to go with a Bigs stg v 650 double pumper.......

    OT must help! :wavey:
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    Jeez on any of OT's other forums if you asked for an opinion a million assholes would come out of the woodwork and say something.....especially if your subject line had BMW, Porsche etc.............:dunno:
     
  3. fluff420

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    i say efi carb is old school
     
  4. Village Idiot

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    I'm still leaning towards carb :) just because I wouldn't need a laptop or standalone computer to tune it, just a box of jets.....
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I already have an Anderson PMS but I was looking for a way to simplify everything. This car will only be driven on the street occasionally and raced. If it was my daily driver I would be very interested in the SDS system :cool:
     
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    Pros for EFI:

    1. Complete control over fuel curve and timing if using some sort of piggyback/standalone engine management.
    2. Never have to open hood to tune.
    3. Better gas mileage
    4. Better street manners(usually)

    Cons:
    1. Cost; injector sets at my level of anticipated performance would cost $300+ a set. Piggyback/standalone controller $500-$2500, fuel pumps $250+, lines,fuel rails, laptops etc.
    2. Steep learning curve for controllers. Most have so many tables to mess with it would be easy to get lost.

    Pros for carb:

    1. Simple install
    2. Cleans up underhood clutter by eliminating the hundreds of sensors and miles of wires for EFI.
    3. Simplified tuning; less variables to mess with only need jets and powervalves(depending on the carb)
    4. Cost. Initially a new carb setup be slightly less expensive than what I currently.(meaning no standalone)

    Carb cons:
    1. Adaptability. More susceptable(sp) to atmospheric changes
    2. Driveablity. Less control over fuel and timing results in cam profile seeming more lumpy/erratic
    3.Cool factor. No bitchin' laptop with cool display to impress other racers/ricers and thier teeny bopper hoes

    On paper it looks like carb is the winner but I was looking for input from someone that may have had to make the same decision.
    As for the poll it looks like I should just think about Britney's tits and forget about cars altogether :big grin:
     
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    I agree and after seeing the pros and cons on paper the carb looks like the way to go. Mostly because this car isnot my daily driver and I could give a crap about fuel mileage(suck on that sierra club).
    10's here I come!:cool:
     
  9. AcidAngel_5.0

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    well.. if you want the carb go with the carb.. personally id stay EFI... the bonus of 5 - 10 hp isnt worth the headache of the carb..
     

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