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Unread 03-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Howell EFI tuning

I was told by someone at Off Road Warehouse that I should get a Mopar instead of a Howell. Thier reason was the Howell is dificult to tune and needs to be continusaly tuned. Is this true from someone who is running the Howell. Please do not tell me I should get a different carb it is not legal in Cal.

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Unread 03-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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If I had twice the money I would've got the Mopar kit, which is probably why they want to sell you that one. BTW, that kit is not complete, you still have to buy a ....... crap now I forgot what it is, but it's another $200 or so.

I've never had to tune mine after I installed it, but it's only been two months.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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I've had my Howell kit on for about 2 years and it has never let me down. It passed smog with ease and I don't have a clue what so called "tuning " they are talking about.I haven't put a bunch of miles on it, but it always and I mean always fires up on the first try. My jeep is not a DD, more of a toy, so it only gets out of the garage when the weather is nice. Go with Howell, then you can spend that $Grand$ you saved on other more exciting Jeep Junk. Just my opinion, I'm sure others may not agree.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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Yea thats what I thought. I hate it when they try to screw you! I have started buying all my stuff on the net because every time I go in one of those stores they feed you some line of BS.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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I don't even go into the local shop, went there once and that was enough for me. I understand that they are trying to make a living, but I prefer to get advice and help from JeepForum.com members and thier threads. I also prefer the web for my purchases.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 06:21 AM   #6
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You wouldn't think the markup would be anymore on the mopar kit -vs- howell. They must really be able to buy the mopar at a discount.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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You wouldn't think the markup would be anymore on the mopar kit -vs- howell. They must really be able to buy the mopar at a discount.
It's not so much about the mark up, the price itself is double.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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For the mopar kit you need a different harmonic balancer. As for the howell kit there is no tuning, nothing except the idle is adjustable, unless you have to re-program the chip and as I recall that is only for high altitude.

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