Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Fuel And EMS - Buyer's Guide
Subscribe to the Free

Fuel And EMS - Buyer's Guide

Quench the thirst for fuel.

Jul 14, 2011

Any high-performance engine has specific needs that aren’t satisfied by the stock fuel and engine management system. Running an improper setup can result in decreased performance and possible damage to your precious motor. Remember that when upgrading the fuel delivery in almost any car, you’ll also need to adjust the ECU tune. Balance must be maintained, so upgrade fuel and EMS together!

High-volume fuel rail
These high-volume fuel rails feature a 0.50-inch bore and additional ports and taps for pressure gauges and custom fuel lines. Your stock FPR or an aftermarket piece will mount up to these AEM rails with no problem.

Modp 1107 01+buyers guide+aem Photo 1/33   |   AEM High-volume fuel rail

AN- inline fuel filter
Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and hard anodized black, these universal inline fuel filters are designed with the racer in mind and with the intention of maximizing flow, filtration and ease of installation.

Modp 1107 02+buyers guide+aem 02 Photo 2/33   |   AEM AN- inline fuel filter

Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
These adjustable FPRs are capable of supporting enough fuel flow for engines up to 1,000 hp. AEM’s patented interchangeable discharge ports enable the regulator’s output to match the output of any fuel pump.

Modp 1107 03+buyers guide+aem 03 Photo 3/33   |   AEM Adjustable fuel pressure regulator

Fuel ignition controller
This PC-programmable piggyback controller allows users to retard timing and add fuel to virtually any engine, even those with variable-cam timing. This FIC also works with the latest OBD-II race vehicles, including a high-side output based on engine rpm.

Modp 1107 04+buyers guide+aem 04 Photo 4/33   |   AEM Fuel ignition controller

Programmable EMS Series 2
The Series 2 EMS from AEM is a complete engine control system that plugs into the factory harness and uses the factory sensors. AEM’s Series 2 programmable EMS is more powerful than its predecessor, with 1MB of internal data logging, USB connections and up to eight direct-fire coil outputs.

Modp 1107 05+buyers guide+aem 05 Photo 5/33   |   AEM Programmable EMS Series 2

EMS-4 stand-alone engine management system
If you have modified your four-cylinder application beyond the factory ECU’s ability or have a 4-cylinder race vehicle that doesn’t require some of the advanced hardware features of an AEM Series 2 Plug & Play system, AEM’s EMS-4 provides complete engine control for the most power and reliability.

Modp 1107 06+buyers guide+aem 06 Photo 6/33   |   AEM EMS-4 stand-alone engine management system

Blox Racing
Fuel management unit
The BLOX Racing FMU is designed for use on fuel-injected, forced-induction vehicles using the OEM electronic engine management system. As with any forced-induction application, additional fuel is required for the engine to operate properly and make maximum power.

Modp 1107 07+buyers guide+blox Photo 7/33   |   Blox Racing Fuel management unit

Blox Racing
MAP Bypass Valves
The BLOX Racing MAP Bypass Valve is designed for use with forced-induction applications. The MAP Bypass Valve completely blocks boost from reaching the MAP sensor, thus simulating a wide-open-throttle reading at the vehicle’s ECU.

Modp 1107 08+buyers guide+blox 02 Photo 8/33   |   Blox Racing MAP Bypass Valves

Fuel pressure regulators
FUELAB FPRs are designed with performance and flexibility in mind. Currently offering six different series of fuel pressure regulators serving the widest range of customer needs, FUELAB has nearly 400 options to choose from. Pressure adjustability ranges from 1 psi to fuel-injected applications up to 125 psi.

Modp 1107 09+buyers guide+fuelab Photo 9/33   |   FUELAB Fuel pressure regulators

Prodigy fuel pumps
FUELAB has taken fuel delivery to the next level with its digital brushless-driven fuel pumps. Eight cutting-edge models range in different performance levels and are lightweight, highly efficient and speed controllable.

Modp 1107 10+buyers guide+fuelab 02 Photo 10/33   |   FUELAB Prodigy fuel pumps

Agency Power
Subaru WRX STI fuel injectors
With the testing of its “HUGE” STI turbo kit, Agency Power needed more fuel to overcome the factory 550cc injector limitation of 350 crank horsepower. These injectors are designed for cars with large turbo kits making 400+ hp and provide 816cc of flow.

Modp 1107 11+buyers guide+agency power Photo 11/33   |   Agency Power Subaru WRX STI fuel injectors

Racing composite fuel rails
Skunk2’s composite fuel rails are manufactured using a proprietary carbon-impregnated, aerospace thermo-polymer composite. This material is 33 percent lighter and 60 percent stronger than other rails. It operates up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit cooler when compared to aluminum and also insulates fuel from radiant and conductive heat transfer under the hood.

Modp 1107 12+buyers guide+skunk2 Photo 12/33   |   Skunk2 Racing composite fuel rails

The FlashPro enables the user to tune the eighth-generation Civic Si or 1.8-liter Civic, whether naturally aspirated or boosted, through the OBD-II diagnostic port. The FlashPro is also available for a variety of other applications, including the S2000 and JDM Civic Type-R. Check Hondata’s website for a complete listing of applications.

Modp 1107 13+buyers guide+hondata Photo 13/33   |   Hondata FlashPRO

The S300 is a plug-in module to the factory Honda ECU, which allows you to take control of virtually all of the ECU functions like fuel, timing, VTEC and so on. Forced induction, data logging, real-time updating of parameters and engine protection are a few of the S300’s features.

Modp 1107 14+buyers guide+hondata 02 Photo 14/33   |   Hondata S300

COBB Tuning
This OEM ECU flashing, managing and monitoring assistant allows custom mapping while retaining the sophistication of the OEM ECU. Powerful software tools provide access to the heart of the ECU, allowing you to create custom calibrations and maximize gains for your unique setup.

Modp 1107 15+buyers guide+cobb tuning Photo 15/33   |   COBB Tuning AccessPORT

Sport 2000 EMS
With 14 channels capable of controlling injection and ignition duties, the Platinum Sport 2000 can support most modern engines (including three-rotor engines) with multicoil or conventional distributor ignition systems as well as aftermarket CDI systems. It’s capable of controlling sequential injection on 4-, 6-,8-,10- and 12-cylinder engines and direct-fire ignition for engines up to 6 cylinders, or wasted spark ignition on engines up to 12 cylinders.

Modp 1107 16+buyers guide+haltech Photo 16/33   |   Haltech Sport 2000 EMS

The M800 plug-in ECU for the EVO X RS delivers the tuning performance of MoTeC’s most popular EMS with a quick and easy installation. It offers maximum sophistication to control the latest automotive advances, such as continuously variable camshaft timing and drive-by-wire throttle, while maintaining the flexibility to suit a range of users.

Modp 1107 17+buyers guide+hotec Photo 17/33   |   MoTeC M800 EVO X ECU

RC Engineering
Fuel injectors
RC Engineering has a large selection of injectors available for a wide range of high-performance or custom racing applications. Available as either top- or side-feed, sizes range from 155 to 1,600cc, depending on application. RC Engineering also offers fuel injector cleaning services.

Modp 1107 18+buyers guide+rc engineering Photo 18/33   |   RC Engineering Fuel injectors

V88 & V44 EMS
Vi-PEC software has advanced tuning tools like QuickTune, which enables hands-free tuning with no input required from the user, other than running the engine through its various rpm and load sites. Motorsport features like anti-lag, flat shift and launch control are standard features on the V44, V88 and plug-in ECU models.

Modp 1107 19+buyers guide+vi pec Photo 19/33   |   Vi-PEC V88 & V44 EMS

Benen Industries
Billet fuel rails
These billet fuel rails are extruded units that are constructed from the highest quality AL6061-T6 and are designed for all Honda B-series engines. Each has been designed to accept the factory or aftermarket fuel pressure regulator. This high-flow unit features 0.375-inch NPT fittings on each end and comes with anodized aluminum barbed fittings.

Modp 1107 20+buyers guide+renen industries Photo 20/33   |   Benen Industries Billet fuel rails

The HKS F-CON V Pro is a full-featured stand-alone engine management system that connects easily as a piggyback fuel and timing controller. As modifications to a vehicle are made, the need for fuel and timing adjustments becomes critical for performance and safety. With up to four selectable trim maps for different fuel octane ratings, the F-CON V Pro, with its 32x32 resolution for both fuel and timing maps, is the optimal solution.

Modp 1107 21+buyers guide+hks Photo 21/33   |   HKS F-CON V Pro

Fuel upgrade kits
HKS fuel upgrade kits are designed to deliver the fuel needed on high-performance applications, utilizing upgraded drop-in injectors and fuel pump. Applications vary in size and are available for popular Subaru and Mitsubishi cars.

Modp 1107 22+buyers guide+hks 02 Photo 22/33   |   HKS Fuel upgrade kits

Fuel Injectors
Tomei injectors are a direct replacement upgrade for the stock injectors, specifically chosen for each Nissan or Mitsubishi engine to deliver optimum results. Sizes range from 550–740cc.

Modp 1107 22+buyers guide+tomei Photo 23/33   |   Tomei Fuel Injectors

Agency Power
EVO X high-flow fuel rail
The Agency Power fuel rail has the largest bore, is designed to fit larger injectors and can also be set up to work with larger AN lines and aftermarket kits with a simple unscrew.

Modp 1107 23+buyers guide+agency power 02 Photo 24/33   |   Agency Power EVO X high-flow fuel rail

Circuit Sports
Nissan billet fuel rails
Made to fit stock side-feed-type injectors, these fuel rails come complete with stainless brackets and anodized coating. These rails are direct bolt-ons, and are available for SR and RB motors.

Modp 1107 24+buyers guide+circuit sports Photo 25/33   |   Circuit Sports Nissan billet fuel rails

Circuit Sports
Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
Adjustable fuel pressure regulators from Circuit Sports are universal for 5/16-inch hose and -6 AN inlet/outlet sizes, sustain up to 200 psi of fuel pressure and are made from T6 aluminum. Each FPR comes with a liquid-filled fuel pressure gauge.

Modp 1107 25+buyers guide+circuit sports 02 Photo 26/33   |   Circuit Sports Adjustable fuel pressure regulator

Fuel collector tank
This secondary external tank eliminates fuel-delivery issues. The fuel collector tank also offers the option of running two fuel pumps.

Modp 1107 26+buyers guide+sard Photo 27/33   |   SARD Fuel collector tank

300+ lph in-tank fuel pump
The DeatschWerks DW301 in-tank fuel pump features higher flow, a three-year warranty, E85 compatibility and a quiet turbine impeller. Four specific fitment kits, as well as universal application kits, are currently available.

Modp 1107 27+buyers guide+deatschwerks Photo 28/33   |   DeatschWerks 300+ lph in-tank fuel pump

Sport compact fuel injectors
DeatschWerks pioneered high-flow, drop-in-fitment fuel injectors and has bolstered its lineup with more sizes and applications. The company now offers high-impedance injectors up to 1,700cc/min and fitment for more than 80 applications. As always, DeatschWerks flow balances each set both statically and dynamically to ensure the best idle, tunability and horsepower possible.

Modp 1107 28+buyers guide+deatschwerks 02 Photo 29/33   |   DeatschWerks Sport compact fuel injectors

Kinsler Fuel Injection
Fuel filters
These filters have a monstrous amount of filter media area for their housing size and they’re the lightest weight of any racing filter available. Kinsler filters have 400-psi-rated operating pressure, and the end caps are radiused on the inside for smooth flow.

Modp 1107 29+buyers guide+kinsler fuel injection Photo 30/33   |   Kinsler Fuel Injection Fuel filters

Kinsler Fuel Injection
Honda ITB & upper fuel rail kit
Individual throttle bodies are a great way to add responsiveness to your Honda. These units feature spun aluminum ram tubes, a billet top-mount linkage assembly, acceptance for the OEM throttle cable end, universal EFI injector boss inserts and are available in various sizes and magnesium or aluminum castings.

Modp 1107 30+buyers guide+kinsler fuel injection 02 Photo 31/33   |   Kinsler Fuel Injection Honda ITB & upper fuel rail kit

Technos ECU flash
This OEM ECU reprogramming allows the adjustment of fuel, ignition timing, cam timing and throttle control on most current Nissan ECUs. This ECU flash also changes the electronic throttle control setting, a feature exclusively available only from Technosquare’s website.

Modp 1107 31+buyers guide+technosquare Photo 32/33   |   Technosquare Technos ECU flash

Fuel pressure regulators
Tomei now has a universal fuel-pressure regulator to complete the fuel management tuning requirements to extract maximum power from your engine.

Modp 1107 32+buyers guide+tomei 02 Photo 33/33   |   Tomei Fuel pressure regulators



To date, only the CTR, Accord, and RDX have been outfitted with Honda's turbo K20C1, all of which behave quite differently due to a multitude of factors.
Micah WrightMar 13, 2019
Quickjack has the ideal solution to make garage life much easier
RodrezMar 11, 2019
In the past, Hydrographics were only reserved for professionals or very experienced end-users, but OHW is looking to change that with their DIY Hydrographics kit.
RodrezMar 8, 2019
Giving our 10th gen. Civic an altitude adjustment.
RodrezMar 4, 2019
What begins as an itch to lower your car's ride height, turns into a full-blown coilover installation. We should all be familiar with the thought process—because let's face it, wheel gap is just unattractive.
Ceso BagayFeb 21, 2019
Sponsored Links