View Full Version : carb or tbi
09-23-2009, 10:21 PM
i found an 87 k5 blazer and the guy told me it was carbed but i thought 87 and up was tbi? anyone know for sure or was that year mixed carb and tbi?
09-23-2009, 10:33 PM
it could've been swapped to carb
09-23-2009, 10:51 PM
thats what i was thinkin but i didnt think to ask him. but in 87 they were tbi correct
09-24-2009, 12:10 AM
yes they started the tbi switch over in late 86
09-24-2009, 10:52 AM
Don't let the carb turn you away from the truck though. Carbs can be made to run just as well as a TBI, but without all of the electrical issues.
09-24-2009, 11:26 AM
i think you could get an 87 carbed. im not sure though. i know thats when they started switching them over to tbi
09-24-2009, 01:03 PM
tbi's are junk count your blessings its got a carb
09-24-2009, 02:06 PM
i have had several carbs and idk i would have to say there good if you want to make some big power but out of the three tbi's i cant complain.
09-24-2009, 04:12 PM
i have a 227k mile tbi with no problems at all
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