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Old 09-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons of Carbs?

Please offer me your opinions and facts about carburetors! Thanks, guys!

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Sorry for the double post, but also include Carbs versus f.i. Idk which to go with for my new engine.
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Not fact but only opinion.
1 carbs are cheaper to set up from scratch unless originally equipted.
2 carbs are easier to work on , in an old school kind of way
3 FI is more reliable.
4 FI is more consistent
5 FI is more computer friendly
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With efi you generally have better mpg, more power and torque. It's easier than a carb to tune but more expensive.

With a carb setup you don't have an ecu, which means less wire clutter under the hood and less weight. It's just as reliable in most cases, and is cheaper to repair if something breaks, fuel and induction wise.
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Seems like carbs require more attention! Plus Iv read more horsepower out of efi.
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Oh and dreamstang is right, efi is more consistant with weather changes as well.
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Even NASCAR is making the switch to EFI..
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Carbs are cheaper to buy and maintain. Fuel injection is better and more precise but requires and ecu to run it. Typically u get more power and fuel mileage from fi
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Do Carbs control your air and fuel?
So if I said that I'd like to get about the same hp as a cobra, what would I have to add to a stock carbed 5.0?

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Meant a 94-95 cobra, lol.
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Carbs can provide the same HP and same mpg as most efi cars , and for less money. But you typically give up one to get the other. Unlike an efi car where u can have an excellent mix of both. It's just a matter of what u want to do with the car and how much u wanna spend to get it.
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