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Old 07-21-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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I've searched, but cant decide which kit is best for me. I currently have a snow performance kit, and my pump has blown twice in a matter of a hundred miles. I need a deadly reliable meth kit, prefer to have ss lines and top of the line everything. the snow performance kit is going in the trash

which kit should I go with? I'm using my i/c resevoir in my trunk, like to continue using it. I'm also running a utec/ecutek combo, 35r, and have multiple maps for 93/c16/VP Import, but no meth maps right now. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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You should contact Snow Performance about your pump. They are a stand up company and I bet they will take care of it for you.

If I can ask...are you using 100% methanol? Whats happening with the pump?
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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You should contact Snow Performance about your pump. They are a stand up company and I bet they will take care of it for you.

If I can ask...are you using 100% methanol? Whats happening with the pump?
100% meth. I've had 2 pumps crap out in a few hundred miles. the first one lasted a week or 2, and the 2nd lasted a few days. they both worked great upon installation, and worked on&off, but were never consistent.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:25 AM   #4
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From what I hear, different shurflow pumps come with different seals. I couldn't imagine how they'd die out so quick though. If you call shurflow up, they might send you a set of better seals to replace the ones in your pump. It would probably be better to talk to snow and ask them their opinion though.

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Old 07-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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I didnt buy my kit directly from snow, so I wonder if they'll still help me. I've lost my confidence in the kit, and I also want ss lines, which is why I'm considering a new kit.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
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Imo it would be easier and less expensive to mount your alky tank somewhere else(like in front of the wheel well). This would make it so there wouldn't be a big advantage to ss lines as long as your tubing doesn't get too close to the turbo/exhaust. Just some food for thought....

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:56 PM   #7
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Imo it would be easier and less expensive to mount your alky tank somewhere else(like in front of the wheel well). This would make it so there wouldn't be a big advantage to ss lines as long as your tubing doesn't get too close to the turbo/exhaust. Just some food for thought....

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what are all of the benefits for a front location alky tank? I dont mind buying the ss lines, and I like the stock location i/c resevoir. i also like the stock/oem indicator light when my meth gets low. what are the drawbacks from using my setup (trunk i/c tank)? thanks!
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:19 PM   #8
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Imo it would be easier and less expensive to mount your alky tank somewhere else(like in front of the wheel well). This would make it so there wouldn't be a big advantage to ss lines as long as your tubing doesn't get too close to the turbo/exhaust. Just some food for thought....

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The tank?...or the pump? Seems like mounting the tank in the front wheel well would be a bit of a pain to refill? I mean....yeah, with a funnel and some hose I guess.
not arguing....just asking.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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The tank and the pump. I'm not sayin that's the best place for them, but there's a lot of room in there and the tubing doesn't need to be routed near passengers. Some other benifits would be that the pump wouldn't have to work as hard, the line pressure might rise quicker, and alk will always be close to ambient temp. Also, you could use shoter/narrow nylon tubing which would help alc get to the engine quicker/pressure rise quicker, and use less. Ie- You'd get more out of a gallon since the tube would hold less alc, and it's easier to raise the pressure when there's less area.

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Old 07-28-2006, 08:22 AM   #10
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I would call Dan at Snow Performance and talk to him about that. I have been running this kit day in and day out in my evo for some time now (~55gal of meth through the kit) and I have had zero problems where as in my smc I didn't even get 15gal through it before the problems started...
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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Hey Guys you should all go to the www.aklycontrol.com web site and or call Julio at 727.526.9724

He will take the time an explain why his pumps are better than any other companies out there. In fact he is the main supplier for Evos that are running Alky. This guy and knows his Balogna better than Oscar Meyer.

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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Hey Guys you should all go to the www.aklycontrol.com web site and or call Julio at 727.526.9724

He will take the time an explain why his pumps are better than any other companies out there. In fact he is the main supplier for Evos that are running Alky. This guy and knows his Balogna better than Oscar Meyer.

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Just curious...

How is AlkyControl the #1 supplier for Evos running Alky? This is just question. I am just curious. When I am on the Evo Forums I tend to see SMC, Snow quite often.

Again, I am just very curious as to how you came to that conclusion. Just an honest question.
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:22 PM   #13
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Haha. His comment about the pump sounded familiar.
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We want you to be happy with your kit no matter who you bought it from. Feel free to give me a call and we will see what we can do for you.

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Yea the three top companies on evo forums are Snow, Coolingmist and SMC but smc is seeming like its fadding a little but thats just an opinion...
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:04 PM   #16
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wrong thread, oops...
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:25 PM   #17
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I mounted my tank under the SPT intake. I can take the top off and refill it without a funnel. It took a bit of thinking and tinkering, but it sits there nicely.
The tank that came with my kit did not fit so I went to autozone and got one, works like a charm.
I bolted it to the SPT heat shield and it stays pretty cool there.

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The tank?...or the pump? Seems like mounting the tank in the front wheel well would be a bit of a pain to refill? I mean....yeah, with a funnel and some hose I guess.
not arguing....just asking.
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:37 PM   #18
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Here are some random coolant tanks I found. Imagine something like one of them in the wheel well(and being fillable in the engine compartment) .
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I tried to mount the oem coolant res. in the fender well and it wouldnt fit. It is a great idea if someone can figure out exactly which tank to get.
As I stated above I ended uo mounting my tank under the SPT intake and I mounted the pump upside down to keep the lines lower than the tank.
Works great.

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Here are some random coolant tanks I found. Imagine something like one of them in the wheel well(and being fillable in the engine compartment) .
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:38 PM   #20
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aquamist is the way to go

also 100% meth will start to boil at approx 160 deg, thats why most people run 50/50
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:44 AM   #21
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There are better reasons to run 50/50% over 100% other then the boiling point. After all, the combustion chamber is gonna be hotter then 200F, so 50/50% would definately boil no matter what(probably as it goes through the heads). Most pumps(and other system parts) won't last nearly as long on 100% meth as with 50/50, fires won't start easily with 50/50, but with 100%, and water has really good heat absorbtion capabilities..............

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