Originally Posted by MrJones
Not to put down the TPI system, but those things have really lost their luster.
I remember the late 90's when those things were all the rage, everyone was swapping to them, and dumping boatloads of cash into them.
Unfortunately, it didn't take long for people to figure out they didn't really make any more power than a well tuned carburetor setup.
A good friend of mine had a complete set up, with aluminum heads....he tried to sell it for a couple of years, finally sold the heads, and ended up giving the TPI parts away. Nobody wanted it.
It's too bad, that this kind of thinking exists. One doesn't traditionally go to FI for more horsepower. One does go with FI if they are interested in excellent throttle response, less emissions, better cold starting, better gas mileage, better all around drivability all the time putting out the same HP as a carbed engine. Sure carbs are better for all out racing, but for the street? Give me FI. TPI got a bad rap because the factory unit was out of breath by 4800 RPM. That can be remedied with a aftermarket base plate and larger volume runners that will get the upper RPM range to 5500-5800. That is more than enough for most street driven cars but in the ongoing never ending quest to have the most HP during bench racing sessions it gets people to turn their noses up at it. If you know of any other free complete TPI units, pm me with the info. I will gladly trade my carb for FI any day.