7 hours ago
WTF WED! “DOUBLE BUBBLE IS NOT A GROMMET” Edition!
With great power comes…great fueling needs. Subarus, can make quite a bit of power above stock levels with some minor modifications. The fueling system quickly gets outran so aftermarket fuel pumps come into play right away. The stock wiring to the fuel pump connector is NOT up to the task to run those pumps properly. This leads to us doing a LOT of fuel pump hardwire jobs. When we do this on a GC chassis, we are usually just re-pinning the stock bulkhead connector on the fuel pump hanger lid. This provides enough juice to get the job done for anything we are ok with pushing on a single pump. This also allows for easy removal of the system later. If anything is needed past that we tend to recommend stepping up the fuel system past just the stock hanger in some form.
Unfortunately, we did not do this one. We found this when this car came in to get a new fuel pump. Not only was twist connectors from home wiring used to connect the wires, but it was “sealed” with some sort of “Vaseline meets bubble-gum” substance. The theory we have now is it either started in this consistency or interaction with the fuel caused it to become gelatinous.
It is…gross and honestly dangerous on a few different levels. Firstly, this is not nearly enough to seal a gas tank which is an obvious fire hazard especially with the sketchy wiring. Secondly the sketchy wiring again, is dangerous to your wallet as even a momentary interruption to power for your fuel pump at the wrong time can cause an engine failure. It really pays to NOT MESS AROUND WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR FUELING SYSTEM!
In a situation that requires more than the wiring from the connector to the pump can handle, we would recommend you investigate the plethora of aftermarket options out there. Radium makes very nice stock location hangers that support super beefy wiring and multiple pumps, or our favorite, upgrade to a Fuelab Surge Tank/brushless pump combo and not only help out with copious amounts of fuel delivery potential, but also keep your fuel in one spot under higher G loads from intense acceleration or cornering (this is the easy button folks).
We got this guy sorted out and he will be back on the road soon. If your wiring for your fuel pump looks like this, you might want to rethink it a bit or maybe give an expert a call to get it sorted out. If you need help deciding what would work best for your setup feel free to hit us up via PM or drop us a phone call! ... See MoreSee Less
Might have been some kind of weather strip adhesive or liquid electrical tape(which solidify's when dry). Found something similar on one of my coolant hoses after a "repair" from a local shop.
The fuel system is not a good place to start getting creative with materials 😅
Said fuel lab brushless set up in a bugeye.
I know exactly what that is. That there is butyl, I used to use that stuff to seal up holes I made through the firewall for a hood switch on a remote start or a main battery positive for an amp.
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Here is something interesting. We had suspected that with the Falkens running so large in the 255 size that maybe they exaggerated their numbers for that size due to it being kind of a "warzone size" in a lot of Street tire classes. We were expecting the 245's to be a bit more "true to size" but honestly...they might be more exaggerated. They are literally nearly the same size as the 255s!!! You are giving up nearly nothing.
If you are one of our track rat customers rocking something like the Mach V Awesome or an RPF1 in a 17x9 then you might be better served by getting the 245 vs the 255 as the EVERY SO SLIGHT loss in width is more than made up for by less sidewall deflection with it fitting the tire better. This explains why they are both identical price too!
Food for thought! ... See MoreSee Less
Tires are measured in mm, then percentage. So 245,40 means 245mm and 40 percent sidewall
You need to measure the thread width. Not the overall width. That doesn't mean much for performance. Fitment, sure.
So for someone running 255/35/18 for other tires (and pushing it in terms of what will fit and not rub) looks like I'll need a 245/35/18 for these bad bois? These look to be the same damn tire lmao.
So I have 18x9 speedline corse wheels. I have factory 245’s on it. I’ve been debating 255’s. Are you stating that the difference isn’t good enough to switch?
There are specs and to how section width is measured. Mainly it need to be mounted on a certain rim ect. Can't measure it on a dismounted tire. m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=200
How much all 4 and this fit my 17" wrx 2012wrx rims
Very interesting.. I ended up with 255s because they were the last set discount tire had at the time. Still love them.
10mm is less than half an inch, which is what you measured as the difference in tread width. Why is this a surprise?
Need to measure mounted
What rt660s do you guys have in stock for 18s?
Applies to th 615+ also or just the 660's?