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I have a 346 here with the 154 carb. It seems that everyone wants a 199 carb on their 346, my question is why?

The 154 has a 15.08 mm venturi, the 199 has a 16.66 mm venturi. Why not just thin the shafts on the 154 to get the extra flow
 

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I have a 346 here with the 154 carb. It seems that everyone wants a 199 carb on their 346, my question is why?

The 154 has a 15.08 mm venturi, the 199 has a 16.66 mm venturi. Why not just thin the shafts on the 154 to get the extra flow

For bragging rights, even though most don't test before and after. IMO
 

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I had a dozerdan OE 346 with 199 carb. In cookie cutting it was 10% faster with 357 carb then with 346 carb.

In the real world cutting firewood etc it dont mean squat IMO. The wood will never know the difference in the times.

I have the cut times saved from my testing. I will dig it up.

Also 199 191 175 (might be a few more that is the same) carbs can be used if you feel the need. Not really needed unless cutting for times.

Have seen even bigger carbs on 346. Thinking a HL, 066 carb. Seen 084 on a 026. Heck had a 272 on my 5000.
 

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I don't see any real differences in the saws I build. That might be because of the way I build them.......I'm not sure.

Like Shawn said........most guys wanna be able to say they've done all they can. Bragging rights.
 

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I feel the difference, but it's small. There will likely be no gains on a stock saw though.
 

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Never even heard of someone doing it to a stock saw. I wouldnt even consider that.

Reason I say that on a stock 6700. I took a 6700 carb off put on a bigger 8000 carb on a stock saw. It felt stronger by the seat of the pants. But was it, I dont know. I pulled the carb off put the 6700 carb back on and the wood couldnt tell the difference. :risas3:
 
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