Which Carb??????

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If you had a choice between a 32/36 DGEV or a 38 DGES Hi-Performance carb which one would you get and why? Is gas mileage going to be terrible with the 38?? Keep in mind I have a 72 FJ40....
 
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Having the F engine and not the 2f in your 72, I would go with the 32/36. From what I have been told the 38 is too much carb. for the F engine..................

That said, I personally would just send off your stock carb. and have it rebuilt by either Mark's Offroad or Jim C., it will cost you less than a weber conversion and you will be more pleased than with a weber. Either of those guys can tweak a stock carb. to flow just about as much as a Weber . I know because I went with a weber when I fitst got my cruiser and now I have switched back to the stock set-up
 
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weber vs Aisin

Depends on what you value really.

I want my FJ40 to run like a sewing machine, so I chose a Aisin carb. This thing can sit for 3 weeks and fire right up in 2 seconds. Plus get good mileage.

Now if you want to jump rocks/stumps and climb sand dunes go for the weber. Also choose the weber if you don't mind tweaking it about once a month minimum.

I wouldn't have a weber on my landcruiser evem if they were less money.

There are a few guys that seem to like them. Most of the guys that like em are way above average in the mechanical aptitude.

Aaron
 

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Once I tweaked my Weber is has always worked - it does like Warm weather - not cold - needs very clean gas and air - wants properly tuned valves - needs lower fuel pressure- and it does not like steep angles- Which is why it sucks ass for a real cruiser.
 
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I seem to get around 12-14 mpg with a 38/38 ,header, and 3.70 gears with 33" tires. I have yet to have problem with it off road, but most of the stuff around here is just trail riding, not much serious off camber stuff. But for a stock rig, you might want to consider getting the stock one rebuilt. Especially seeing as how weber has been on strike for quite a while and it doesn't seem like anyone has any carbs.
 
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Very happy customer of Mark's for a rebuilt carb. No experience with a weber, but I personally think the stock Aisan carb is just right for an F/2F

mine has very nice power, have yet to figure mileage.
 
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I have a non-USA Aisin carb on mine along with a non-USA dizzy and love it. Plenty of power and reasonable mileage considering a LC is like pushing a barn door around. The non-USA carbs are well priced and well worth the $$. SOR has them
 
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