I have almost every GSXtra going back to the late 80's. Red has been in the game a long time and frequently wins whatever race class he is entered in. I have been a member here for several years and don't remember anybody complaining about his pumps. I have been thru three failed Walbros over the years. I put in one of Red's pumps 2 years ago and no issues have cropped up. I have read about needing to replace the return line with some of the new pumps out there and I would really like to avoid having to do that. At this point in time I am a firm believer in Red's pump and would recommend it to anybody.
GNRick, I just want to clarify by saying I have nothing bad to say about Red or his products, I currently run an XP plus with no issues. The reputation of his pumps definitely influenced my purchase at the time and his methods of producing his products had never been a concern of mine. What I am saying is that I disagree with the following statement made by Ttype6:
andNo,it is a pump that is built to Red's specs by Walbro. You can't buy a Walbro and modify it to flow as well as Red's.
He does override the relief valve himself to insure that maximum pressure is available when it is needed most at maximum rpm and boost. This doesn't make the pump flow more volume. If the pump was the same internally as all the other 255s,it would flow the same. It flows more. Just like the regulator he sells,it looks like an exact duplicate of the one Kirban sells.It is on the outside,but not on the inside. If you come up with a modification to a product and ask a manufacturer to build the product with these modifications,it is common that they will only sell the modified product to you as you own the design. The industry rates pumps at a low pressure. The only way to determine which one of the 255s flows the best is to measure the flow at 70 lbs of pressure where we need them to flow. This is where Red's pumps shine.
I am/was not the initiating party in this debate. Ttype6 took it upon himself to jump into a tech support thread I posted in and raise this unrelated discussion amidst a troubleshooting conversation. The debate began by Ttype6 trying to correct my statement that "I had an XP pump currently, and it was basically a Walbro modded by Red". Rather than go into a full debate about it in someone else's tech support thread, I exercised proper etiquette and started my own thread. We can now discuss further and give Ttype6 an opprotunity to fully argue his point and come to the table with some real facts to substantiate his claims. It also allows for some of our in house industry specialists to chime in with their knowledge on the subject as well. I have yet to see any substantiating evidence to his claims. If I was wrong, prove it with facts. I think the community has the right to know the truth if someone can present facts that would prove otherwise.