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does anyone have experience and/or comments on the airdog fuel pumps. are they any good
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IIRC the air dog's are made by the father of the guy that designed the FASS. I believe they are very similar, but I'm not too familiar with the Air Dog itself. When the FASS was first building in popularity several years back, there was a lot of debate over on TDR about which was better. In all the reading I've done on it, there was no clear winner. I have no personal experience with the Air Dog so I can't really say either. I am really pleased with my FASS though. Sorry if that wasn't that helpful. I think that either is probably a solid system, the FASS is just a little more prevalent these days.
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the air dogs seem alittle less expensive. they also have a heavy duty frame mount bracket. does the fass system come with a good bracket? is it recommend to put a bigger pickup in the tank whenever installing one of these systems?
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The FASS comes with a pretty stout bracket for mounting to the frame, and all the necessary hardware. You only need to install a bigger in tank pick up if you're going to run the 150gph FASS, the 95gph doesn't require it. As for price, I paid $10 more for my FASS than the Advertised price on the air dog, so its pretty close IMO. Plus I like the look of the FASS better. It would be cool if it was black or something like that, but whole billet thing looks a little cleaner IMO.
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D_B has one of the first Air Dogs made and has had zero problems out of it what so ever. When we installed it, the install kit that came with it was second to none. Overall he is very impressed with it and I would not be afraid of one.
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I have been very happy with my airdog system. I posted it before as an unbiased opinion. I have installed both of these pumps(airdog on my truck and a FASS on a friends truck) and this is some of the differences I have found

The Fass did not have a relay for the up to date system, which concerned me slightly for the load that the wiring will be carrying off of just a fuse tap, the Air Dog however came prewired with one

The Air Dog has 1/2 fuel lines from the tank to the injection pump. The FASS uses 3/8"

The Air Dog has a simple clamp on mount system so there is no drilling needed to mount it. It is also about 30% smaller in size.

The Air Dog uses JIC fittings on all connections including on the fuel return line where it dumps back into the fuel tank fill neck.

With the new FASS systems the noise level is about the same.
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thanks for the great info. i will be buying one of these systems within the next two weeks.
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thanks for the great info. i will be buying one of these systems within the next two weeks.
The air dog now has a 6year warranty and is working great on my truck can barely hear it and have put head out the door to know it is running if it were not for the fact that I have a digital and manual gauge. Ed
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Well it sound like when and IF my fuel pump should died I'll be head for a Air Dog system since I've got a Vulcan Big line kit (1/2") and all JIC fittings...:Thumbup:

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Thats good to know, especially about the 6 year warranty. For the record, at least on the two FASS systems I've installed, the wiring kit has been what I would consider up to par. It plugs into the stock lift pump circuit and that triggers a relay to run the pump. How does the clamping mechanism work?
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