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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2000, 08:44 PM
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Thinking about going carbed

I was thinking about going carbed today. The reason is because a lot of performance parts out there, like a K&N cold air intake, for the 4.3 blazer arent for the cpi or whatever, just the tbi and carbed. Now what would need to be done for this? If I get like a performance edelbrock intake and a 500 or 650 carb, what would I have to do? I actually would like to go carbed so that my $400 hood served a purpose. Thanks.

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If you go carbed instead of cpi, you will be giving up low end tourqe for some top end power and loss of drivability.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I would take advantage of the potential of the cpi and have the best of both worlds. Building a high flow air intake, installing headers and free flowing exhaust,and a performance chip will make a significant increase in power and may increase gas milage at the same time. Your hood aready serves a purpose, it keeps the under hood temps down and that alone is worth it, and it looks great too. I wouldn't discard the fuel injection too quickly, you may be dissappointed.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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IMHO, for the faction of the cost and time you'd put into a swap, you could build or have someone build a custom air intake.

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It would also stall on steep hill climbs..

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I have the (limited) CPI and I also have the K&N Intake kit IPFK II or whatever they call it.. They do make it for our trucks.. Try http://www.racenet.net/ for it.. they will have the best price.. Still the thing is a few bucks.. I say either make your own tube and filter or just swiss cheese your airbox.. That is drill about 10 to 15, 1/2" holes in the FRONT of your airbox and get a K&N replacement filter.. That imprioves mucho over stock..


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Hey thanks, I don't think I'll go carbed now. The only reason I considered it is because some guy at Ramchargers (a local performance shop) told me that there is not cold air intake or much of anything else for the cpi vortec. Those guys never know what they are talking about.

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