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Old 05-06-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Agency Power Fuel Rails

I know, I know, You get what you pay for....etc. etc..

I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THE PERRIN RAILS!

I'm a noob to WRX and saved $20 with the Agency Power Rails over the Perrin ones.

First off, they sent me the wrong fittings for the fuel feed line...wait one week more.

It looks great in the pictures on their site, but the don't have the A/C or Power steering lines shown.

Also, the poor tolerances cut one of my injector o-rings and I have to re-engineer a mounting solution for their distribuiton block.

Oh and did I mention, you have to cut the allignment blocks off the injector connectors to make them fit (in any direction, much less the correct direction).

And the HANDY fuel pressure guage tap is so close to the regulator the guage would have to be pencil thin to fit.

AUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH.........This sucks.

Anyone have pics of how THEY made this unit work? I 'll post mine when I done with this nightmare.

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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Agency Power = Vivid Racing = pile of poo here in the suby community
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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So i got a PM from Agency Power.......


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Hi this is **** from Agency Power. If you have an issue with one of our products why didn't you give me a call or contact your dealer. We work hard to make a quality product and if you feel otherwise, let me know. The tolerance for our products are very tight to prevent leaks. As far as your fittings go, the kit was originally designed for a racing applications for people who replace their fuel system and run -8 or -10 lines in their car. We now ship the kit with smaller fittings to fit the stock car. Many people run our fuel rail with great success. Posting negative reviews doesn't help anyone.

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I contated Vivid Racing about the WRX rail kit and filled out their product survey accordingly as that is their complaint procedure. I told them how I felt about their order processing since I ORDERED -6 as listed on their site.

I responded to AP with this: I told them that they need to provide actual pictures of their prouct installed on and REAL manifold instead of some stripped down no-accessory manifold. Everything is the stock engine bay is in the way of their "kit". As you can see my review still stands; and I stand by it. I can only hope that they take my advice, change their kit, and MAKE a better name for THEMSELVES in the WRX community.

This review is very helpful to the other WRX owners; to save time and frustration.

They seem to be trying to become a better vendor.
I know they can do it with a little bit or re-engineering and better tech support. Good luck AP.


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Old 07-20-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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should have bought BDL actually
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:13 AM   #5
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Either way........

I'm so embarrased of how it looks I don't want to post a picture of how I made it work.

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Old 11-26-2006, 11:11 PM   #6
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Guys - I have a 2005 STI and I have purchased the Agency Power fuel rails

I love them

I can get any parts I want and these Agency Power units are really great

Some of the freat features I like

Real AN fittings (black ones)

Covered hoses

I am very happy with the quality and price

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:41 AM   #7
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wonder whos design they stole for these???
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:01 PM   #8
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How about you post some pics of your setup Al . I was just about to buy one for my car until I read this thread
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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How about you post some pics of your setup Al . I was just about to buy one for my car until I read this thread
not worth the saved $$ imho
a fuel system is something i'd rather spend the extra coin on. last thing you need is for a leak at full boost!
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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i didnt have any proublem installing these in my car and perrin rails are the junk here cause ive had them
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:27 AM   #11
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seems we have some mixed reviews....

I'm looking @ these rails for my RS... any STi rail requires modification so I don't care about that. But I like how this kit comes with the distribution block AND all the lines !...makes alot less of a headacke having to custom build lines for ...sayd a perrin rail
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:53 PM   #12
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the only problem with these rails is the length of the fuel lines and the fact that they are hard to arrange in the engine bay I had probs too. but in the end i just used the distro block and rails and made my own lines out of the prolite fuel lines and it workes great.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:29 AM   #13
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the only problem with these rails is the length of the fuel lines and the fact that they are hard to arrange in the engine bay I had probs too. but in the end i just used the distro block and rails and made my own lines out of the prolite fuel lines and it workes great.
are they not long enough?
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #14
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Just to add my .02 to this review.

Please note that I purchased the side feed model for STIs.

Agency Power Rails are a step down with regard to performance over the stock STI fuel rails. Why? Stock fuel rail lines and tubing is .250" ID. through out.

Agency power uses .250 OD!. ID comes out to .170". Fuel lines use AN fittings, but the smallest you can buy. If they'd just used 3/8" ANs and the appropriate lines, the would probably be a good rail and line. As is, only for show cars that want less fuel than the stock system can flow.

Thanks, Agency Power.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:16 AM   #15
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are they not long enough?
they were actually too long and hard to mount. just go with another brand.

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Just to add my .02 to this review.

Please note that I purchased the side feed model for STIs.

Agency Power Rails are a step down with regard to performance over the stock STI fuel rails. Why? Stock fuel rail lines and tubing is .250" ID. through out.

Agency power uses .250 OD!. ID comes out to .170". Fuel lines use AN fittings, but the smallest you can buy. If they'd just used 3/8" ANs and the appropriate lines, the would probably be a good rail and line. As is, only for show cars that want less fuel than the stock system can flow.

Thanks, Agency Power.
exactly we used one of the fuel lines as an turbo oil feed line for a friend. so the id is very small.
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they were actually too long and hard to mount. just go with another brand.



exactly we used one of the fuel lines as an turbo oil feed line for a friend. so the id is very small.
That's a great idea of what to do with these (worthless) lines I have now. Thanks
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they were actually too long and hard to mount. just go with another brand.



exactly we used one of the fuel lines as an turbo oil feed line for a friend. so the id is very small.
i wouldnt trust the line for hot pressurized oil. who knows the quality of the lines!
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:57 PM   #18
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I PURCHASED A SET OF RAILS FOR MY SIDE FEED INJECTORS 2004 STI AND THEY DID NOT FIT MY NON FACTORY APS RUNNERS, I CONTACTED MATT AT AGENCY AND HE HAD THEM MACHINED TO FIT MY APS INTAKE RUNNERS. AS FOR THE REST OF THE KIT I FEEL THE -4 LINES WERE TOO SMALL AND DID NOT FIT MY APPLICATION I HAVE NOTHING STOCK AS FAR AS HAVING A FRONT MOUNT WITH APS PIPES THE MANIFOLD DID NOT FIT AS INITENDED BUT THEN I HAD THE RESET FABRICATED AND IT WORKS FINE.
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I just bought the top feed fuelrail kit, the only dissapointment so far was a lack of installation instructions and pictures, Matt from AP sent me photos of customer installs and now I'm eager to see how well these work.
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got any pics ? the settup is quite affordable. BUT I think I will prolly end up just powdercoating my stock rails, and doing the series to parallel mod...
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They redesigned these. The old one's were horrible, -4 AN. The new one's are a lot better.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:04 PM   #22
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got pics of the new ones ?
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #23
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #24
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yeah those do look quite different. Anyone running them ? whata you think ? do they sell them for the DOHC side feed injectors ?
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They make side feed ones too.
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