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Old 09-08-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
WrxRacer305whp
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well I have all the stuff i need to do my install.. my setup so far.
-cusco headers
-perrin up pipe
-invida down pipe
-blitz nur spec cat back
-turboxs utec
-hks ssqv bov

*stuff iam getting ready to install
-vf22
-hyperflow fmic
-walbro fuel pump
-RC 650cc injectors
-perrin turbo inlet hose
-perrin short ram intake

soo i was just wondering should i dish out $400 for fuel rails.. i have heard some people say if you tune the car right you dont need them.. and some people say cylinder #3 will be done if you dont have them.. soo iam just wondering what you guys think is should do.. thxs!
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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some say cylinder #3 will be done even if you have them. i don't believe there is any concrete proof that rails help with the #3 problem. I would save the money and put it towards an ej257 short block in the future
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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More people lose #4 than #3.
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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Don't get fuel rails. Quote from Phil at Element Tuning:

"Subarus in particular are known to have problems related to a lean running cylinder. Often fuel rails are recommended but they only increase overall fuel and donít address the problem of uneven air distribution to various cylinders."
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Old 09-08-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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I have 279hp and dont have fuel rails and the car runs fine.
aside from looking super cool i wonder how much they "really" help out.
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