Video: EFI Is Street Outlaws’ Doc’s Ace In The Hole

Photo Credit: Haltech

Photo Credit: Haltech

Discovery’s show Street Outlaws, despite its once humble beginnings, has morphed into a test of bank accounts. This drastic change has led to the addition of some lightweight, very purpose-built cars (many are perhaps unfairly calling them Pro Mods) among the ranks of the OKC racers. As the upper ranks of the Top 10 list evolves, the 405 racers are required to advance their racing programs before they get left in the dust. James “Doc” Love, owner of the infamous Street Beast, despite being reluctant to change, has decided to make the jump to EFI in order to get the most out of his combination.

“It’s all about getting lighter, stronger and faster. EFI seems to be the next logical step for the Street Beast,” Love says.article_doc8

Setting out to find the perfect standalone ECU, Doc settled on a Haltech Engine Management System, going much the same route as many of his Oklahoma brethren. The Haltech Elite 2500 setup is capable of managing a four-stage nitrous injection, making it the perfect addition to the nitrous-fed 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo. After nailing down plans the Street Beast traveled to Lake Havasu, Arizona to get the entire EFI makeover at the EFI University’s garage.

Modifications include the addition of a Dave Visner custom intake manifold, matching Big Duel throttle bodies, a set of Fuel Injector Clinic injectors, and a Magnafuel fuel pump. The introduction of these high-end components are sure to give Love’s nitrous oxide-injected, 706 cubic inch, big-block Chevrolet motor a nice little power bump, and increase his potential to climb the ranks to the No. 1 spot.

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The new season of Street Outlaws is upon us, and while many of the freshly-madeover machines won’t debut until a future season, the question on everyones mind is how much the addition of these new cars will shake up the ranks in OKC. Will the jump to EFI give Doc the edge he needs? Only time will tell.

About the author

Justen Spencer

Justen is a Ford modular motor fanatic with seven years of professional drag racing experience, and multiple championship seasons in NMCA West and PSCA. Originally from Las Vegas, he is the proud owner of four Mustangs, one that sees regular track time. When not racing, Justen can be found in the garage maintaining his championship-winning car.
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