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EA82 Weber Carb Benefits? Low end Torque?
Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:27 AM
My question for you all is: I'm building up a similar EA82 wagon with an existing SPFI and want to know if it would benefit by adding a Weber carb? I'm not too concerned about added power at higher rpm, but am looking for a way to get that low end high torque capability so as to effectively give me a better crawl advantage. I'm also running the 27" tires, and don't really want to add a transfer case. I don't want to lose the other advantages of having fuel injection by going to a carburetor unless I am convinced it could have a dramatic improvement on low end torque?
Any experience out there on this issue using an EA82?
88 GL Wagon, SPFI, 6" SJR Lift, 27" SSRs on 6-lug Toyota Alloys
Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:09 PM
I've had stock carb, Weber, and SPFI. Like most people who've tried all three, I think SPFI is overall the best way to go. I like the Weber too, for power and gas mileage improvements over the stock carb; but with SPFI you don't have issues with different altitudes, or too much lean angle.
I recommend you get your hands on a 5-speed D/R trans, made for the EA82s from 86 to 89 (I think).
Posted 17 January 2006 - 12:14 AM
And definitely I can see a huge weight difference. The hatch is really stripped down and the wagon still has all it's heavy parts intact.
I was just hoping to find an easier solution for making the wagon go a little better offroad.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:26 AM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 01:47 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 02:12 PM
As one of the few on the board that have gone from SPFI to a weber, i can say without hesitation, DON'T. If your SPFI isn't runing right, fix it. the weber won't fix the existing problems in your engine. SPFI is like running 1000 jets, while the weber has 2. 2<1000.
I think that the SPFI wagon had something wrong with it. My EA82 seemed to have more torque with the SPFI on it than with the Weber.
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