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This is a discussion on carburated within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; what would it take besides a new intake manifold and carb? money estimation?...

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    what would it take besides a new intake manifold and carb?

    money estimation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrorustler41 View Post
    what would it take besides a new intake manifold and carb?

    money estimation?
    there is a kit... look on jegs
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...55239_-1_11939

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    do you have to modify anything i mean. like firewall or other kinda stuff like that? on an f-body?

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    why do you want to go to carb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrorustler41 View Post
    do you have to modify anything i mean. like firewall or other kinda stuff like that? on an f-body?
    i got no idea sorry man... but i wouldnt think you would need to modify the firewall... probably just the hood.. the carbureto should be further forward than the firewall because the firewall effects the back two cylinders... hope im right on that

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    Being that he lists his vehicle as a Ford Ranger i am assuming the carb setup would be for a swap into his truck. In that case it would be pretty awesome. In an F-Body it would be assenine.

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    i think it would be badass to have a carbed ls1. you would definetly need a cowl induction hood, but then it would actually really be functional. the cowl wouldn't be just for looks. but for actual performance. plus, carbs are easier to tune, and would be an eye catcher, and peform probly very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrorustler41 View Post
    i think it would be badass to have a carbed ls1. you would definetly need a cowl induction hood, but then it would actually really be functional. the cowl wouldn't be just for looks. but for actual performance. plus, carbs are easier to tune, and would be an eye catcher, and peform probly very nicely.


    Carbs are not easier to tune; rather than an ideal AFR they all about compromise at anything other than WOT. I own/have owned both, and I tune both. Your fuel mileage will suffer terribly. With the exception of a race-only setup it's difficult to understand why you would want a carb. Even if you can't tune, mail order tunes are like $125 and most of them include free-updates.

    Also remember, that MSD setup has 3 canned timing configurations... what do you do when one isn't a match for your setup? Very limited from a tuning perspective.

    For the cost of that setup, an OE fuel injector, rail, pcm, etc that is good to just over 400whp can be had. Swap injectors and go further. You have to have a harness for either arrangement.

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    whats up,,,guys,,,,,this is good info,,and im considering the same swap for a race application,,,,eldebroc has a new dual carb ls1 conversion,,,,but i cant seem to find any track testing on it,,,,,ive heard it both ways,,,but would personally,,would stay ''FI'' on the street.....ive seen plenty of kits at reasonable prices,,,and you cant beat the relability,,,,just my opinion though

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