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Whadya make of this stuff?????

Now this first one 'might' be useful - I'd defer to someone more knowledgeable than myself.......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1873999343

This second one.............I dunno maybe I'm being a bit too sensitive but I think it just has 'Rice' written all over it....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1873999394
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First one "might" be useful The fuel pressure gauge is a nice touch. Would have to see some numbers first

second one is definately rice.

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More fuel does not always equal more power. The correct amount of air and fuel may increase power (something like 12.3 to 1)

The pressure is not regulated by the fuel rail. The Fuel Pressure Regulator determines the pressure.
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I wonder if those "rice" wings really work...
Me thinks they're just for looks

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I posted a question about the first one a few months back as to their claim of more power thru more fuel availability. Most return posts came back with "doubtful" for more power but it looks nice... not nice enough for $175 tho!
Those wings make me laugh everytime I see one on a ricer. It makes me think of MEGA MAN or some kids transformer toy!
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you can buy a small aluminum manifold at your local pneumatic supply house for approx. $25, some fittings maybe $8, the guage? Im not sure of $ but I doubt its over $20-$30 that = $63, I think aa had them a few months ago same price $175.
On the same logic as the seller used, if I install a larger gas tank that will supply my car with more fuel also, will it go faster??
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From what anyone can tell, the fuel rail has no benefit in a stock D-Jet application, and likely has no benefit even in a "performance" application.

Oddly, the wing is actually useful, but mostly just on the track. On the road, it's unlikely to be of any value. 914's aren't like 911's, which really benefit (better stability) from a whale tail at speeds as low as 80 mph, even in a straight line. On the road, a 914 tail just cuts down your top speed and lowers your gas mileage.
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I think the fuel rail is a very expensive way to get some KEWL purple anodization into your engine bay. Useless otherwise.

The wing? Uhhhhh.... Sure, if you really need it.

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My fuel pressure gauge cost 40 bucks....way cheaper than that unit being sold...besides, what is nice about mine is it is attached via a "T" which allows me to take it off and use it on other vehicles for troubleshooting (did this just last Friday)

Expect to see more of this stuff as machine shops loose work in the semiconductor and aerospace industry.....basicly, I think a few machinest started to look into thier engine compartments trying to decide what they can hog out of aluminum to sell.

hmmmm, what shall I do with my idle CNC sitting in my garage
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