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Old 02-15-2012, 07:57 AM
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do I really need to high dollar RR set up?

Ive got a dp tuner, 4" turbo back exhaust, hutch/harpoon,AIS intake. I do a lot of highway driving to and from work, and tow 10K pounds infrequently.

I have the Strictly diesel HPX line coming, and am looking at the regulated return lines.


Do I really need these 5 to 600 dollar reg returns or with the 200 Riffraff set up be sufficient? I have no immediate plans of turbo swaps or huge injectors (as nice as it would be). I just need mileage and the ultimate in reliabilty.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:39 AM
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well that isn't a regulated return, its a fuel rail cross over. there are a lot of places where you can get a rr for less than 500 or you can diy one. the riff raff thing isn't bad but you get exactly what the title says, fuel rail cross over
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:42 AM
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This is a question I've wondered about too... What's the big difference between them?

My prediction is, guys with the Old School RR are gonna say "It's the only way to go".

Guys with the new Riffraff FRx are gonna say "It's all you need".

I'd like to know the truth of it too, not sure where that objective "truth" is to be found though.....

btw, I went with the FRx

bruce - I don't see how you can say it's Not an RR. It may not be adjustable, but there is a 3-step spring package that let's you change the regulation. In fact, why isn't the factory set-up considered "regulated" I wonder? There certainly IS a return line with regulation control in it.....

Is this just semantics? I think Far more important than the regulation of pressure, the ending the "dead-head" is the Most important thing Any of them do.

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i went regulated return just so i could get rid of the stock fuel bowl, 50 dollar fuel filter can suck it,
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 AM
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Maybe that's it!

The Old School RR is about eliminating the stock fuel bowl (something of questionable value.... personally, I Like the water drain, WIF light, and am confident that filter is doing it's job) and the FRx utilizes the stock regulator so, it's gotta be there.

BUT, in the end, I don't see where they're NOT doing the exact same thing for you....

Especially on a stock, or near stock engine. Maybe if you put Big $$$ to the injection system you actually Need more than the FRx but, how many of us does that include?
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Maybe that's it!

The Old School RR is about eliminating the stock fuel bowl (something of questionable value.... personally, I Like the water drain, WIF light, and am confident that filter is doing it's job) and the FRx utilizes the stock regulator so, it's gotta be there.

BUT, in the end, I don't see where they're NOT doing the exact same thing for you....

Especially on a stock, or near stock engine. Maybe if you put Big $$$ to the injection system you actually Need more than the FRx but, how many of us does that include?
I have the old school RR and it keeps the fuel bowl. The new one eliminates it but then you have to look into the Air dog or Fass for filtration and your still buying filters.
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yeah but my fuel bowl will never leak and my filters are like 7 bucks a piece and prolly have a lower absoulte micron rating then the stock fuel filter, i would never run air dog or fass.
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Bruce, which pump/filters set up would you recommend?
I'm thinking about using a Baldwin fuel filter,Baldwin water separator mounted to a Mr Gasket dual filter block.
I just can't decide on the pump.
What would or do you use?
I'm going with the Riffraff rr for ease of install.
Thanks for the info.
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I'd cancel your order on both the HPX line and the FRX line. Neither will gain you much of anything except a lighter wallet, a warm fuzzy feeling, and more places for leaks to happen.
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Bruce, which pump/filters set up would you recommend?
I'm thinking about using a Baldwin fuel filter,Baldwin water separator mounted to a Mr Gasket dual filter block.
I just can't decide on the pump.
What would or do you use?
I'm going with the Riffraff rr for ease of install.
Thanks for the info.
If you're just doin the frx you dont need any kind of filters because you'll still have a stock fuel bowl
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