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    Default "Highflow Performance" fuel pumps?

    Anyone ever heard of them? Ive been eyeballing one of their 255lph "walbro alternative" pumps they sell for $80 shipped.

    They claim they are superior to genuine walbros because they are near silent compared to the notorious whine of a walbro, they have a one year warranty vs walbro making you pay $40 when you send a pump in. They also claim their pump outflows any other 255lph intank pump on the market at any pressure.

    Its between that and a used walbro 255 I found locally on craigslist for $50...
    93 Festiva L, 193k miles, BP+T/G25MR swap, T3 50trim .48/.42, SRT FMIC, Capri electronics/Rocketchip, 2.5" exhaust
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    Get it and try it. It has a warranty. I need a higher rated pump for the Sport. It has a stock (but new) H.O pump. I don't think it flows what the Sport is asking for at WOT.
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    I'd buy the best pump I could. Look at it this way: do you really want to drop the tank to replace a pump if it fails early?
    '88 T-bird LX: tbirdregistry.com #51801 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp Magnum 266HR cam, GT40 intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF w/24s, FMS stainless shorties, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 3.73 Traction-Lok, subframes. Stock: '91 Mark VII, '11 Focus SE, '12 Mustang in Grabber Blue

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    I've used the 255 TRE sells with success. It's probably made by the same people. I'd get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    I'd buy the best pump I could. Look at it this way: do you really want to drop the tank to replace a pump if it fails early?
    I'd like to second the motion.

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    I'd try the Highflow Performance. IF something went wrong, I don't have to drop the tank. The Sport is now equipped with an access panel in the trunk. Heck, the Autozone pump I have has been great for almost a year, it's just not flowing enough. I am going to upgrade.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,aluminum heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,Pypes O/R X-Pipe, Dynomax mufflers, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.55's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft.

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    Outflows... great, Quiet.... great. What is the longevity of it? That would be my question.

    Do you have a link or store? Im not familiar with it.
    Mike

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/255LP...item53e1c72ad3

    http://www.manta.com/c/mtgn3sk/high-...el-systems-inc

    One employee to me means they don't make them and who knows how long they will be around. I had a Walbro 255 in my Coupe for 7 years and had to drop the tank for other reasons so I decided to replace it just as insurance. Been on this one for five years and still good to go. I have the old one as a back up for the "Oh shit, my fuel pump died on a Sunday" scenario.

    I would also like to see the flow bench that they did their comparisons on with regards to volume at pressure and what voltage they ran their pump at.

    Darren

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    This is in no way to be construed as a dis to Walbro but the last two Walbro pumps I put my hands on were clearly marked "made In China" I have also seen "made in Mexico "on them as well .
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    I have had a Highflow performance 255 fuel pump in my Cougar for a few years now. I haven't driven it much, but I have had no problems with it.
    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
    2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Daily driver.
    2015 Chevy Volt - Wife's daily driver

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