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Old 10-08-2005, 09:30 AM
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CARB - replace w/ WEBER or ????

HELP!!!! Any advice would be appreciated.
I need to replace my piece-o-sht Carter Carburetor ASAP, would like to order a Carb (TODAY), and need to make a decision.

My rig is: 87 Wrangler, lifted, 33 Thorns, and many mods. The engine is 258 (4.2), with Borla Headers and a Flowmaster Cat-Back. Also a Jacobs system for spark. Etc..

The Carter is a tangle of vacuum hoses and crap.
I think the most straightforward upgrade is to the WEBER 32/36. However that will eliminate most of those crappy vacuum hoses. Good (or bad?)

I like the idea of a cleaner look, simpler set-up. However, do I actually "want" any of those hoses I'm losing? Or are they unnecessary? For instance, I will lose the sensor in my Headers? Do I care? What was the benefit?

Lastly, I think I have a source for that Weber, however most distributors no longer can get WEBERS due to some ongoing factory problem. As such, SOLEX has created a similar unit (a 34). Does anyone have thoughts on the SOLEX product? Is it good or a cheap knock-off? Or is the jury out?

Does anyone think a Holley or Edlebrock would be a better choice than the Weber?

Last bit to add. My philosophy has always been that everytime I break something, I replace with something better, and I try to bite the bullet and go for the mod I would be happy with forever (within budget).

Anyone with insight, please reply. Today if possible. Thanks.

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Anything is better than the carter. I have heard good things about the weber carbs. People have been upgrading Jeeps with them for a long time. I went with a Holley on my Jeep for a while and was happy with it until I moved to an area with emmisions testing. I got rid of all of the vaccuum stuff and was pretty much screwed for emissions. The two major things you need to keep in the vaccuum system are vaccuum advance for the distributor and a good vaccuum source for the 4x4. If it fits in your budget, Fuel injection is definately the way to go. It will set you back a few bucks, but worth every penny.

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