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      09-12-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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Boost Concepts LPFP vs Fuel-It

Does anyone have experience with Boost Concepts? It's marginally cheaper than Fuel-It stage 2, but I couldn't find any real differences. Looking to upgrade my LPFP and just wanted some input if anyone has experience with them? Or is Fuel-It worth the extra money, and if so, why?
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Does anyone have experience with Boost Concepts? It's marginally cheaper than Fuel-It stage 2, but I couldn't find any real differences. Looking to upgrade my LPFP and just wanted some input if anyone has experience with them? Or is Fuel-It worth the extra money, and if so, why?
I think they are actually the same price now if you use Fuel Its coupon code (which I don't remember). I'll take the tried and true vs copycat any day.
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I just bought a stage II FUEL PUmp from Chris at Boost Concepts and can't say enough of what a nice confident feeling it was to actually talk to someone so helpful and knowledgeable. He is also working on some new stuff that should be a slight game changer for us. I can't speak for Fuel It, they may be all of the same thing but as I did say already, I look forward to making a relationship with Boost Concepts
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Coupon code is "quality" for $50 off Fuel it LPFP
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Thank you for the replies. The fact that they're the same price with the coupon code makes it even more difficult to decide. :/
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Coupon code is "quality" for $50 off Fuel it LPFP
So is this to say that he could have been selling this kit 50 bucks cheaper all along?
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The only difference I see, which may or may not be true, is that Boost Concepts includes the ring removal tool in his price and Fuel-It does not, and Boost Concepts says they include a return shipping label, and Fuel-It didn't say whether he does or not. Since my car is my daily, I can't afford down time, so I'm going the route of buying one and paying a core, then sending my old pump back.
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I would just pay the extra money for a fuel-it LPFP.. The quality, and customer support is well worth it..
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BoostConcepts shipping includes a paid return label for your core. Fuel-It has a machined connector that attaches to the pump, BC uses fuel hose to connect theirs. Other than that, they are all the same combination of OEM/Walbro parts and I'd hardly call one OEM FDM/bucket or off-the-shelf Walbro pump more tried and true, original or higher quality than another.

The price FI is matching with the coupon is the price for the pump and tool at BC, but it's for the pump only from FI. You'd still need to buy FI's tool, which isn't exactly comparatively priced either. Whomever you buy from, you definitely want the tool. Rationalize the price difference and possible pros/cons between the vendors/setups however you want, but FI charges 4x what BC does for the tool when buying a pump (and still 2x more when not buying a pump). That's just metal stock welded together. Surely, there are no critically significant differences on that thing.

Prior to the recent coupon, FI was much more than BC for essentially the same thing, that's why I got mine from BC. I wasn't able to justify +$100 for a connector, plain and simple. The coupon definitely helps with their price gap though and, hopefully, it doesn't just disappear in a few days.

BoostConcepts had terrific service and I've heard a lot of the same for Fuel-It. At the end of the day, it's your money to spend and you won't go wrong with either vendor or product.
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Thank you for your feedback RSL. Are you happy with your BC pump? I'm not SUPER worried about the tool, because I'm a welder by trade and I could fabricate my own tool if need be, but if it's included in BC's price, then I'd opt for it rather than make my own. FI I'd probably make my own. $40 is ridiculous for 3 pieces of metal welded together. Excuse my ignorance, but what is this connector you're talking about? I'm not really knowledgeable on the fuel pump or it's internals. Is the connector worth the price?
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I went with boost concepts. Chris is super helpful and very quick to respond to any questions I had(I did the diy kit). All the parts seem to be quality parts. I have been running it for about 5 months now with all kinds of different fuels. No problems at all.
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Yes, it works just like a fuel pump should, as either will I'm not running E85, but the pumps are the same in both and can't imagine there's more than negligible difference in flow between the two connectors, if anything even measurable. For me, it wasn't worth $100 difference (at the time) in price. To others, it may be worth $200. I'm not advocating for or against either company or product, I was just pointing out how my purchase decision was made and how I'd look at it still if I had to decide again today.

If you don't need the tool, the price difference has essentially dropped to $10 with the coupon and at that point, FI's connector would certainly look more substantial. The tool is $10 from BC if bought with a pump, but if you have scrap, a chop saw and TIG, could fab up something similar in real short order.

Images just grabbed from Google. BC (bottom) uses fuel line and clamps to connect everything. Fuel-It's fitting (top) has the quick disconnect adapters welded/brazed to the connector, making it a "one-piece" design that attaches to the pump like OE.

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So is this to say that he could have been selling this kit 50 bucks cheaper all along?
Damn I just payed $50 to much..
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Fuel It is one of the best vendors I have purchased from on this platform. Steve is a true professional...
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I went with FI and Steve is great to work with. I am local to Phoenix, where he offers install for Stg 2 upgrades. Met up with him and he had it done in ~15 minutes. He's provided additional support with the LPFP and other fueling questions through the forums and e-mail. I have not dealt with BC, so I cannot compare the two, but I am confident you'd be very happy with FI, Steve's customer service, and knowledge.
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I ended up going with BC last night. Thanks for everyone's input. Once I get it, I'll post a review in here of my thoughts.
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I went with FI and Steve is great to work with. I am local to Phoenix, where he offers install for Stg 2 upgrades. Met up with him and he had it done in ~15 minutes. He's provided additional support with the LPFP and other fueling questions through the forums and e-mail. I have not dealt with BC, so I cannot compare the two, but I am confident you'd be very happy with FI, Steve's customer service, and knowledge.
Not that Steve isn't great to work with but installing a fuel pump is nothing out of this world. I'm sure BC would have done the same if you were local to him. All it comes down to is preference its basically the same product one is cheaper than the other until the coupon came out, so it's a toss up i personally like folks who don't take advantage just because it's a bimmer it's going to cost X.
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I can/ will always recommend fuel-it products. There is something to be said for customer support & development.

The amount of support Steve has offered this community from the beginning is commendable.

It's not hard to charge a little less, when someone does all the r&d and all the leg work is done for you.
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I went with @[Chris@BoostConcepts](contact:206714) great guy fantastic customer service. I have been running his product without any hiccups at all.
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I can/ will always recommend fuel-it products. There is something to be said for customer support & development.

The amount of support Steve has offered this community from the beginning is commendable.

It's not hard to charge a little less, when someone does all the r&d and all the leg work is done for you.
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I can/ will always recommend fuel-it products. There is something to be said for customer support & development.

The amount of support Steve has offered this community from the beginning is commendable.

It's not hard to charge a little less, when someone does all the r&d and all the leg work is done for you.
Most of the R&D was done by members as terry was the first introduce a supplemental pump outside the car. Then it evolved to the in tank pump. That's what competition is all about so do you think people are complaining about how cheap these single turbo kits are currently? When FFtech was one of the first to come out with a kit? Its called competition and thank God for it because it's what drives prices down as it did in this case and Steve came out with a coupon.
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