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Old 06-04-18, 10:17PM   #346
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Nice!! Keep chipping away!!
In the long run was the FI worth it? I would like to convert some day.
FI swap is definitely worth it. I regret not doing this sooner. Ive been playing/learning the tune and have not smelled like gas a single time.
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Old 06-04-18, 11:57PM   #347
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I’d say the DFI was worth It and I switched in the dark ages. Accesl customer service was horrible back then too. I’m sure it’s so much easier to swap now then it was then though I haven’t dine I ended in a very long time. Everyone does it themselves now showing just how much easier it must be. It’s all about IF you e got the $$$ to make the switch in my opinion. You had a lot of stuff to buy at the time so the carb made a lot of sense and there’s really nothing wrong with the carb my car was just as fast carberated.

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Laptop today (I use it solely for th car) and it didn’t work which really sucks cause it’s a serial port system and nothing has a serial port anymore.
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Old 06-05-18, 11:44PM   #348
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Itís all about IF you e got the $$$ to make the switch in my opinion. You had a lot of stuff to buy at the time so the carb made a lot of sense and thereís really nothing wrong with the carb my car was just as fast carberated.
I agree. The performance I had with the carb was great. No complaints. The cost of EFI was significant given that I already had most of the parts I needed to go blow thru. But if I had been starting from scratch it wouldnt have been as bad.

The only reason that my car will be quicker with EFI is just the ease of tuning. I can fine tune the boost, fuel and timing quickly and with no mess. But the main reason I wanted EFI is driveability. It ran great with carb but is just easier to drive now.
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I would agree with the drivability being better especially in my case since it was before brpv’s

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Old 06-17-18, 10:07PM   #350
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Drivesbility, what’s that? Hahaha!

Hey, Jeff how’s it going?

This thread brings back many memories of the build.Get split mono leafs with ARB and your 60 will drop.
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FI swap is definitely worth it. I regret not doing this sooner. Ive been playing/learning the tune and have not smelled like gas a single time.
...not until you help me change jets when I get my junker running ...
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...not until you help me change jets when I get my junker running ...
Dude. Ill be happy to change jets on your car again.

Then I'll harass you until you go EFI.
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