A new EFI in town

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by Sebambam, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    For those who are interested in EFI and run a N/A engine
    Check.out the new Max efi 500 produced and sold by SUMMIT RACING!

    Pretty impressive and since summit is a multi million $ company im sure the support is much better than with a small company like fitech.
    Further i think summit adressed the issues that fitech and co. Had in the past since summit sold and dealt with the products warranty and support.

    Good odds


    849 Usd is indeed not a bad deal for a unit that supports up to 500 hp.
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  2. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    A bit of a step up from the Pro-Jection system I installed in 1992.

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  3. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Uh.... that is a Fitech.
  4. Juze86

    Juze86 Well-Known Member

    I'm planning to go EFI in next winter and looking forward to your experiences with this new one.
  5. Nev

    Nev Member

    Is this new Summit racing EFI a rebadged FI Tech sailbrd? Is that what you are saying?
  6. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    If you watch the video the summit unit has a big bulky computer, whereas IIRC the computer is built into the FiTech unit with both having a hand held controller.
  7. Nev

    Nev Member

    I did notice that but could not get what sailbrd was meaning? I feel like this may be a good upgrade for the 401. :)
  8. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    I dont think its a fitech product.
    The design is different
  9. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    That looks like it could be interesting!
  10. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

  11. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    The linkage looks the same, but truthfully that's about it. If that's a fitech, it's one they never released under their own banner and it has some fundamental design differences from all of their other products. I really don't think it is. Just my $0.02.

    Summit-Racing-MAX-efi500-Throttle-Body-1024x1024.jpg fit_30012_1_1.jpg
  12. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Look further. It is has Fitech hand controller. It's a deconstructed Fitech:D
  13. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    Think they may just be using the controller then? I mean, the body isn't the same, fuel rail configuration totally different, external ecu vs integrated, seems like there alot more different than alike. Aside from the linkage and apparently the controller, what else would make them the same? (Honest question, not being argumentative)
  14. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Either way likely better customer support than fitech
  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Summit doesn't actually manufacture any of their branded stuff. I've gotten fuel pressure regulators from them with "Holley" cast into them, and some stuff I've gotten still had "Trick Flow". Their Turbo Mufflers were rebranded "H.O.T"s, and they're carbs are an old Holley 4010/4011, which is a knockoff of an old Autolite from Fords from the 60s. Still good stuff, I've never had an issue with Summit's house brand.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
  16. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    I bought a fairly sizable summit brand jet kit to tune my carb because it was a couple bucks cheaper than the Holley brand kit. Came in a nice plastic case with dividers for all the different sizes. They had simply stuck a Summit Racing sticker on top of the Holley sticker on the lid. I didnt mind, saved a few bucks and got top quality parts!

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