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    Discuss: Weber vs Mikuni

    As stated above, which ones is better in every aspect. Webers or Mikunis, both downdrafts or sidedrafts. Just to gain more infos and knowledge on these carbs...

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    I guess it's all a matter of personal choise...
    Of course it IS a Weber invention, but Mikuni's are almost 1 on 1 japanese replicas of those Webers...
    Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...

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    IIRC Mikuni has fewer adjustments. That makes it less tuneable, but also easier to set up.
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    Webers, right? They're like miracle carbs.

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    Injection.

    (Sheepishly tucks it in as he shamefully limps his car to the mechanic's to change some thirty year old sensors out :lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Joe
    Webers, right? They're like miracle carbs.
    How is it so? What makes it a miracle when mikuni works the same way? My friend quoted that once to me but failed to give me convincing answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dachshund
    Injection.
    The q's is about carbs bro, :lol:

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    I haven't installed my Weber yet so I can't give you any details, but everyone I've asked in real life swears by Webers. They supposedly improve horsepower and torque, provide smoother idle, and perform better during cold starts and warm starts than stock. I've heard from a few people that they even improve highway mileage!

    City Hunter used to run a Weber on his Colt, I'm sure he can give you some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta22lt
    Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...
    Because they are Japanese, not Italian. :wink:

    I say for downdrafts, tough to beat a Weber 32/36. Easy to tune, will run almost anything (I've used it on everything from a 1.2L 4cyl to a 3.3L 6cyl). :tu:

    For sidedrafts, I like Mikuni PHHs. In my experience they are a bit easier to tune than Weber DCOEs. 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by ta22lt
    Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...
    Because they are Japanese, not Italian. :wink:

    --- Excellent response. :tu: ---

    I say for downdrafts, tough to beat a Weber 32/36. Easy to tune, will run almost anything (I've used it on everything from a 1.2L 4cyl to a 3.3L 6cyl). :tu:

    For sidedrafts, I like Mikuni PHHs. In my experience they are a bit easier to tune than Weber DCOEs. 8)
    I completely agree.

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    From what I understand, webers are better performers but need constant adjustments. Mikuni carbs supposedly stay tuned for very long periods and don't require frequent adjustment. Basically, Weber for performance, Mikuni for reliability(only if they are the Japanese ones, not the Italian ones)

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