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To Weber or Not to Weber - that's my question


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#1 DaBrizat

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:00 AM

Howdy Y'all,

So I've got my eye on a small camper to pull behind my '85 BRAT GL. But I'm worried about power and all. What would you pull with a stock set-up vs with Webers? I worried that Webers would ruin mileage (until I read a recent thread that showed good mileage with them), or not improve the power.

Here's the camper: http://www.tab-rv.com/specs/index.php, notice that the gross loaded vehicle weight is 1,935 lbs.

What do you guys think?

-Dabrizat

#2 RONAN

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:15 AM

I pull a 13' Burro camper with my EA82 with no problem. It weighs in at just under 1000lb. On flat ground it`s a breeze, but on some hills, your forced to gear down just to keep highway speed.:cool:

#3 backwoodsboy

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:00 PM

I love my brat off road and in town..... but at highway speeds, it does well to get out of its own way.

I would say spfi or weber for SURE if youre gonna pull anything, ESPECIALLY on the highway :grin:

#4 ezapar

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:50 PM

Howdy Y'all,

So I've got my eye on a small camper to pull behind my '85 BRAT GL. But I'm worried about power and all. What would you pull with a stock set-up vs with Webers? I worried that Webers would ruin mileage (until I read a recent thread that showed good mileage with them), or not improve the power.

Here's the camper: http://www.tab-rv.com/specs/index.php, notice that the gross loaded vehicle weight is 1,935 lbs.

What do you guys think?

-Dabrizat



I think:
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=76928

#5 86BRATMAN

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:51 PM

There goes Zap again tootin his own horn, lol.

#6 Skip

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:57 PM

to compliment Zap's comment
read this if you please

http://www.ultimates...ht=these things

#7 Skip

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:05 PM

also
the rear disc conversion comes
in highly reccomended with that kind of weight.

#8 Andy FitzGibbon

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:44 PM

As far as mileage with the Weber... My '85 GL wagon gets 28-29 MPG @ 65 MPH on the trip to my girlfriend's house every weekend (three hour drive, with some pretty long steep climbs). Can't reflect on a power difference from stock as I bought the car with the Weber on it, but it does have plenty of power and sure looks easier to work on than the rat's nest of vaccum hoses on the Hitachi.
Andy




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