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AEM E-85 Rated Fuel Pump for the EVO X 50-1220

 

$122.99 inc the E85 Hose and clamps and Priority Mail 2/3 Day Shipping

The new AEM 320 lph drop in fuel pump for the EVO X (AEM part number 50-1220) is currently our go-to fuel pump for the best fit and best reliability. We never had much long term luck with the other drop in pumps for the EVO X. Premature wear and clogged up filters were becoming too common.

We have also seen many stock fuel pumps die, some on the dyno right in front of us. While the stock pump when everything is working perfect will keep up with up to 350 whp on pump gas, once the pump and fuel gets hot some random fuel pressure drop offs become common. This has caused some busted spark plugs and the resultant mess from running lean.

 

When we sell or install the AEM 50-1220 drop in pump for the EVO X, we include a new fuel pressure hose that is compatible with E-85. Even if you have no plans of running E85 now, sooner or later you will :-)

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There will be random reviews around the web on other versions of AEM fuel pumps. They are older reviews and “How-To’s” before this EVO X specific pump was available. Some people try to use the Walbro 255 size pumps and they require special expensive adapters that eliminate the fuel filter housing. Look! No filter housing :-P

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In addition to running no pick up sock, the car that this pump came out of had no fuel filter under the hood either. He was on his second motor after breaking sparkplugs on his first motor with this setup.

Many people confuse the fuel pre filter on the bottom of the pump for the actual fuel filter. That pick up pre filter is just there to keep swarf out of the fuel pump. You need a proper filter after the fuel pump (miniature inline screen filters don’t count)

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This means that we prefer to keep the factory filter housing in place and functional. We have also seen some seriously sketchy fuel pump installs. Some by under water basket weavers, many with kinked hoses. Often with the wrong hose not rated for high pressure. Somehow something that seems easy to install ends up making a mess.

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The AEM 50-1220 fuel pump also fits several other vehicles besides the 2008-15 EVO X and RalliArt. Here is AEM’s propaganda for all vehicles:

AEM’s 320lph E85-Compatible High Flow In-Tank Fuel Pumps feature robust internal construction that is designed to withstand the low lubricity characteristics of ethanol and methanol fuels, and are tested to work with ethanol fuels up to E100, methanol fuels up to M100 and all types of gasoline. This physical size of this fuel pump makes it a great replacement for the 2000-’09 Honda S2000, 2000-’05 Honda Civic, 1992-’01 Acura Integra, 2002-’06 Acura RSX, 2002-’15 Mitsubishi Evo, 2002-’07 Subaru WRX, 2013-’15 Subaru BRZ, 2013-’15 Scion FRS and many other popular enthusiast applications (NOTE:The plug wiring may need to be updated for some applications). Its compact, short body design (65mm length) with mounting hooks also makes it ideal in universal applications that have fuel tanks with tight tolerances.

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The AEM 320lph E85-Compatible High Flow In-Tank Fuel Pump is designed for in-tank mounting on high performance naturally aspirated and forced induction vehicles. It features a compact 39mm diameter that fits most applications and an offset inlet design that eases installation.

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The 320lph E85-Compatible High Flow In-Tank fuel pump includes a wiring harness, pre filter and O-rings. Every AEM 320lph E85-Compatible Fuel Pump is tested to flow 320 lph at 43 PSI before it is packaged for sale.

  • Tested and compatible with ethanol fuels up to E100, methanol fuels up to M100 and all types of gasoline
  • Designed for high output naturally aspirated and forced induction EFI vehicles
  • In tank design
  • Each pump is tested to flow 320 lph @ 43 PSI
  • Compact body (39mm diameter x 65mm length)
  • Includes pre filter, hose, clamps, flying lead, end cap and rubber buffer sleeve

#CZGTR77 SEMA Crunch and Debut

Three short weeks ago, Coco Zurita’s GTR made an appearance at RRE to get ready for SEMA.  Since then, the car has been totally redone!  Since it made the debut Tuesday at the SEMA Show, we’re excited to finally release all the details.

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First, we started working on installing the Rocket Bunny widebody kit in the middle of October.  Don’t mind us, we’re just taking a sawzall to a $100,000 car here.

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Yeah, that is wide.

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We continued to massage the body kit install for the next couple of days, before we were able to take a look at the fitment on the new rear wing and diffuser.  Looking good so far, but the timeline was SHORT!  At this point, we only had about two weeks until it was time to hit the road and get to the show.

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The next day, we got to install the brand new Project Mu brake pads and rotors – if you’re at the SEMA show this week, be sure to look at all the details on this build.  Great sponsors really made this little details awesome.

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 The GReddy titanium exhaust went on.  It looks great, performs well, basically weighs nothing, and really sounds killer.

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We were waiting on more parts to show up, but in the meantime, Coco’s sponsor Red Bull came through to keep us caffeinated.  Long nights of SEMA prep start to take a serious toll.

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Considering the timeline on this project, things were moving along great, but about this point in the build, we had to pick up the pace.  With just a few days to go until it was time to leave for SEMA we found out that a vinyl wrap just wasn’t going to happen.  Plan B: time to paint. If any of you have painted a car (even a nice, reasonably new one), you know how much prep work is required.  It was all hands on deck at this point.

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 We test fit the brand new intake manifold, and thanks to another great GReddy product, had no issues.

 

We also got the new KW Coil Overs installed, and the car was seriously sitting pretty. Whiteline urethane bushings, Whiteline sway bars finished out the suspension build.

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Next, we got the Volk TE37s delivered in, and mounted a fresh set of Nitto NT01s.

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The interior went back in… NEw Sparco seats with custom insets, Sparco race 5 point belts and a 4 point roll bar powder coated to match to the intake manifold and calipers.

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Detailing got done, stickers went on, and it the CZGTR77 started to look like a real car again.

Not much room to spare when all was said and done – just how we like it!

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Loaded and ready to go. The car went back together with barely enough time to get to Vegas for show setup.  We made it out the door Monday morning, and got to the show with seconds to spare.

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It was a rough three weeks of show prep, but there’s no doubt it was worth.  If you’re at the SEMA Show this week, be sure to swing by the Zeitronix booth in Central Hall (24223) to check out the final product—she’s beautiful and thanks to the help of Zeitronix, she runs great.  We’re proud to have gotten the opportunity to have to many sleepless nights of work on this build.

Pshhhhhh….

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RRE 3 Port Boost Control Solenoid (3 Port BCS)

What is the best 3 port boost control solenoid for the Mitsubishi EVO? We like this one :-)

It comes complete with silicone hose and zip ties for mounting and securing hoses.  The RRE 3 Port Boost Control Solenoid includes a direct plug in connector to fit the EVO 8/9/X

 

We use these about 8 times a week on all of the cars that we tune in house here at RRE. We find that it is more responsive and smother than the more expensive ones. Solenoids will make some noise when they are clicking so we typically will zip tie the BCS to a hose or wire loom to isolate the possible sound. These can be used with the 3rd port venting or with the air going back in. We typically vent it to keep things simple. Fittings are included to run the BCS either way. Many aftermarket intakes have janky fittings  and tiny nipples that are not well secureds for the vent air to blow back in to the intake. The less you push and pull on those little fittings the better.

Mitsubishi Owners Day 2015

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to check out the annual Mitsubishi Owners’ Day at the Mitsubishi Motors headquarters.

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RRE Team Driver Canaan O’Connell and models Erika Ocampo and Olivia Korte talked to fans and signed all day, and we got to hear the Jem FX/Jet Black Racing car, and it’s crazy anti-lag.

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The show stayed packed all day, and the dyno stayed busy.

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Check the gallery for more photos!

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JemFX-RRE EVO 7 Feature Video by Electric Federal

This video was shot earlier this year for the /DRIVE+ Channel on Youtube as a subscription only feature. It hasbeen released now to the public at large on the Electric Fedral Youtube Channel and here it is:

From Electric Federal:

Published on Jul 13, 2015

After ten iterations, the Evo is about to kick the bucket with no real successor in sight. We decided to pay homage to a modern tuner icon.

In our latest EF release, which first aired back in March on /Drive+, we profile two significant players in the Mitsu Evo realm: Mike Welch, the West Coast’s premier Mitsu tuner, and Canaan O’Connell, an up-and-coming star in the racing world. RRE and JemFX Motorsports make for a fun, mildly chaotic combination.
We had so much fun that we decided to profile their race at Pikes Peak in 4K.

No, we don’t just mean GoPro 4K. We mean all sorts of footage in 4K. We’ll update you on that soon.

Special Thanks to:

+ Mike Welch and Road Race Engineering: http://goo.gl/JgWFHD
+ Elia Popov and JemFX Motorsports: http://goo.gl/uQu5PB
+ Canaan’s parents for making Canaan (and therefore a cool subject)
+ Mitsubishi Motors for building (and then sadly killing) the Evo: http://goo.gl/AlVVWj

Credits to:
– Matt Genesis as Director/Editor
– Rony Karkar (a.k.a. “Ronky”) as Colorist
– Ian Norum on Camera
– Chris Belizzi as Grip
– Andrew Montiveo as Producer

Facebook: https://goo.gl/1E6KmR
Twitter: https://goo.gl/DA9lsw
Tumbler: http://goo.gl/DJm4nq

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Pike’s Peak Testing

We were able to get to Pikes Peak for some serious testing last week, and now we’re more ready than ever.  Canaan had a good few runs on the mountain, and we’re confident in his abilities as a driver.  He’s building a great driving record, and we’re happy to have him on the team.

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Two very early mornings of testing is all that we get, so we made the most out of last Saturday and Sunday.  We tweaked and made and adjustments as we went, and got the car as dialed in as it can be for the unique racing environment that is the high altitude mountain course.

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Roy Narvaez wasn’t on the course this weekend, though he’s been making his final adjustments for Pike’s Peak as well.

With just 10 days to go, we’re looking forward to competing at Pike’s Peak.  Keep on eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for up to the minute updates starting June 26.

Hankook Tire to Sponsor Team Road Race Engineering

We are excited to be partnering with Hankook Tire for our four team cars covering four different racing series this year.  With the right team and sponsors now in place, we’re looking for major successes across the board.

Hankook has graciously agreed to sponsor the following cars as part of our team lineup:

Canaan O’Connell pilots the Road Race Engineering Mitsubishi Evo 7 as an active part of the Road Race Engineering/Jet Black/JEM FX Motorsports Racing team.  The car is currently running NASA, and will be at Global Time Attack events, as well as Pikes Peak this year.  The left hand drive Evo 7 is running on Hankook F200 280/650/R18 tires, which will keep him planted on the track.

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The Road Race Engineering Mitsubishi Evo 6, driven by Dr. Alex Marmureanu will run on Hankook F200 280/650/R18.  Dr. Alex’s Evo 6 has been built and tuned Road Race Engineering, has been a part of the RRE race team for years, and has been featured at the SEMA Show as part of the team. Dr Alex runs with the Porsche Club of America and the Porsche Owner’s Club in both the Time Trial events and also wheel to wheel road racing.

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The Road Race Engineering Mitsubishi Evo 8 is run by Roy Narvaez and will be competing at Pikes Peak this year.  The Narvaez Racing Evo was built and tuned by RRE. This ex James Singer car is running a proven setup of an RRE 2.3 and Garrett GT3582R turbo with an AEM Infinity ECU, and will undoubtedly do well this year on the mountain. After running Pikes Peak, Roy is looking towards getting his road racing license with NASA and running wheel to wheel road race events. Updated livery is currently in the works.

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Professional BMX Rider Francisco “Coco” Zurita owns and drives the Road Race Engineering GT-R.  The Nissan GT-R will be a part of the Gumball 3000 rally, Global Time Attack, and SEMA Show marketing efforts.  Tire specs are undecided, but with consultation from the Hankook team, will be an improvement for the team’s racing efforts.

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RRE and driver Carl Rydquist first partnered with Hankook for the 2013 Formula Drift season, and the successful partnership led to the continued relationship between the two companies.  Road Race Engineering is grateful for Hankook’s continued support, and is looking forward to representing the tire brand this season.

For more information on Hankook, visit their website.

Bryce at Willow Springs Kart Track

“Dad, when do I get to go to the track to race?” OK, your turn buddy.

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Bryce went to the actual Willow Springs Kart Track for the first time this weekend. Over the last year he has done lots of, well “free form” driving in parking lots, the shop cul de sac, playing on the ovals at Willow Springs and up on the Balcony when we’d go testing with the various drift cars. But this is the first time he’s been on a real defined Go Kart track with left and right turns.

I picked up a full size kart with a 100cc Rotax motor to chase him around and show him some lines. We both figured out pretty quick that you can’t turn and brake at the same time on a kart :-P He drove and drove until he ran out of gas. He pushed it to the pits, filled up and just kept going until at 4:00 we could hardly stand up in the Willow Springs afternoon wind.

Jet Black Racing – RRE – JemFX EVO 7 Fast Laps with Canaan O’Connell at Willow Springs

Here is some pure in car video of the Jet Black Racing RRE EVO 7 running with NASA at Willow Springs on the Big Track. Canaan worked through the weekend to get the lap times down to 1:25. That was good for First Place in the Open Class Time Trial class.

Video shot and edited by Electric Federal