Originally Posted by John Strenk
You know, I heard things about the BBD having poor idle and stuff but not about being bad off road. USually if something is off to begin with, like a vacuum leak or incorrect fuel level, when you put it to extreems it just makes it worse. Anyone have a good working BBD offroad?
Well, I guess I should stipulate that I have little off-road experience with the Carter, especially if steep angles are in question, so I can't speak from personal experience. After a while, it ran like crap on flat roads, so no need to tempt fate, right?
Oddly, it seems that most of the AMC pages (non-jeep models included) rave about the Carter's off-the-shelf
off-road potential (who knew Eagles like to off-road???). The concensus amongst the jeep sites/forum threads seems to be that a running condition carter will suffice
offroad, but the room for improvement is abundant - even with a cheapo mod like the MC21xx, supposedly the difference in off-camber idle is immediately present, and the degree of incline without idle depreciation is greater.
There are people who say that the Carter simply will not idle on inclines - it will either bog until stall or just die altogether. However, you're probably correct in saying that most of them are simply exaggerating a pre-existing condition with the demand of off-camber idle.