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Old 13-07-05, 01:14   #1
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$8500 2 spend

hows it goin, i hav got $8500 2 spend on a 5L just woundering wat ppls opinion was on carby/EFI dont really no which way 2 swing any help would b dope, cheers
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Old 13-07-05, 11:46   #2
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go for a test drive in both examples but good luck finding a descent injected 5l car for that much.

or is your question asking how to spend that money on your current engine...............

if your asking for help make it more specific so we can understand what you on about.
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Old 13-07-05, 11:46   #3
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8500 on a carby 5L will get you big power

efi will cost ~2 grand just to get a management, ~3 grand for a good ecu, etc

disclamer : in no way did i say carby is better than efi, just cheaper to mod

all in all, its up to whateva you want as they both have advantages/disadvantages
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Old 13-07-05, 11:52   #4
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suggestion, sell your 5litre and buy a new complete 5.7litre holden stroker motor for about 7g... fit it up, get an exhaust and cold air, and youll be pushing near 250kw as simple as that.
Or if u wanna get complicated build your own stroker, 8.5g is more than enough to cover it and build a nice healthy one, depending how much u can do yourself.
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Old 13-07-05, 12:48   #5
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sorry ppls i meant finding a car 4 $8500 and if i go EFI i will get a more $$$ 2gether 1st, like i hav been lookin around perth 4 a bit and if i find a nice VN/VP SS i will get out a loan just wounderin from ppls experience carby or EFI. like buy a cheap carby V8 and spend all my moneys bombin it up or get the $$$ 4 a clean EFI 5L .cheers 4 ya help
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Old 13-07-05, 12:57   #6
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you can buy vn/vp ss for $10g.
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Old 13-07-05, 13:11   #7
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I know its not a 5L but you could have a tough LS1 for that kinda money
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Old 13-07-05, 14:00   #8
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I know its not a 5L but you could have a tough LS1 for that kinda money
for 8500 ??? maybe if u steal it
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Old 13-07-05, 14:47   #9
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Carby for the backyard tuning lol.. and to go the more fuel efecient way in my eyes to is to go the efi management route..
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Old 13-07-05, 16:15   #10
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Old 13-07-05, 16:37   #11
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carbys sound xtrem
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Old 13-07-05, 17:05   #12
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i love my carby
petrol hit like record highs today, oil companies love carbies too
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Old 13-07-05, 17:16   #13
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yeah sucks hay but it want change my mind about carby v8s love em
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Old 13-07-05, 18:43   #14
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buy a turbo 6... or better yet a turbo 4, fuels gettin to damn pricey to be runin these v8s these days lol
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Old 13-07-05, 18:58   #15
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bah! some 4's use mroe fuel then V8's anyway man
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Old 13-07-05, 19:04   #16
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interested to see a 4 that gets 150-180km cruising from a $70 tank of petrol
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Old 14-07-05, 13:34   #17
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nar dont swing 4's and 6's like the sound of a nice V8
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Old 14-07-05, 14:32   #18
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bah! some 4's use mroe fuel then V8's anyway man
The red Holden 6’s use more than the 5.0’s – my 5.0 used only a ¼ tank to travel to a town whereas the red 6 used ¾ tank doing the same trip. Modern 4’s are good – my WRX got 720km from a 60L highway driving and still had 5L fuel left.

VN – pppfftt. Why not get something older like a minta VH SLE or an XT 289 (Jet_Girls sighs……XT's are very lush)
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Old 14-07-05, 14:53   #19
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go carby. sounds beastier. and u dont need to spend $$$ on computers and sh!t lol
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Old 14-07-05, 17:49   #20
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go gas aswell
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Old 14-07-05, 17:58   #21
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As a mechanic I can honestly tell u that the carbys sound way better. They are easy to mod and thers heaps u can do urself to make it quicker. EFI's on the other hand just need a real nice exhaust and extractors to get a decent sound but are more fuel efficient and way more powerful stock. My stock VL goes harder than my mates VH 308 but that could be because his is thrashed. In the end mate. EFI's are cheaper to fix cos no labour involved, plug the computer in and problemo solved. Carby on the other hand may be cheap to mod but labour to fix them is a *******. In the end it's up to you and how much power you want now and how much you want to spend in the future. I would recommend doing a bit of research if you can't make up your mind.

Personally i'd go injected/EFI but that's just me. Good luck mate
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Old 14-07-05, 18:58   #22
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don't buy a carby if your after a realiable tune, and *cheap* on fuel...
vn ss you'll pick up a mint one for that much
even a vr/vs in reasonable condition
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Old 14-07-05, 20:08   #23
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cheers 4 the tips ppl
i will get bak 2 ya's wen i pick something up
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8500 on a carby 5L will get you big power

efi will cost ~2 grand just to get a management, ~3 grand for a good ecu, etc

disclamer : in no way did i say carby is better than efi, just cheaper to mod

all in all, its up to whateva you want as they both have advantages/disadvantages
The cost of EFI vs Carby wouldnt really be too much different,
and i dont know anyone who has spent 3 grand on an ECU.

But yeah its up to you really, for that sort of money you could have either.
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Old 25-07-05, 13:05   #25
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for 8500 ??? maybe if u steal it
wot? where have you been looking mate.
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