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Just wondering if anyone is familiar with the standard Link ECU traction control and the Racelogic traction control?
I have a Racelogic system which inst currently in the car but I was thinking if the Link system is good enough then I can sell the Racelogic (which is almost the price of a standalone on its own)
link to the Racelogic https://racelogic.support/05Traction_control
Regardless what you end up with just remember that other than the Thunder the link ecus cant read higher than 500Hz at the digital inputs (Thunder does something over 6000Hz) . Depending on your wheelspeed sensors that may run out of range pretty fast. Converterboxes to scale down the signal is available tho..
I'm also interested in how well the Link Traction Control works compared to the Racelogic system
it's something you have to think about, but not really a problem 500hz inputs. Thunder has 6500hz. Means the majority of wheelspeed and Turbospeed sensors can be connected directly. On the other ECU just wire in a frequency divider between wheel speed sensor and ECU.
Something like this.
On many cars you just have to do that only for two wheel speed sensors. For example Toyota Supra MKIV receives the usuall vehicles speed from a sensor which is attached to the gearbox output shaft, which covers both rear wheels. So you only have to wire in both front wheel sensors.
frequenzy divider are available here.
I've had really good results with Racelogic units so far except on Corvettes and the likes, not sure but I've always blamed it on the stock ECU.
Which makes me curious, because I've just gotten in such a combination and the customer opted for a Link G4+ Thunder and we'll be using the Links traction control system.
It's a winter project though, so due to the weather, it could be next spring when I can finalize things.
I can't comment on the Racelogic system as I haven't personally used it. I've found the Link traction control to be very effective in the applications I've used it in. My personal preference where possible is to do everything through the ECU as this means all of your tuning is happening in the one place and you have complete control over every aspect of the ECUs operation in this way.
Thanks for the reply's.. I am thinking I am going to put the racelogic on and see how we go. the unit can be removed quite easily and as it has on the fly slip control where I can adjust how much slip I want on a dial, launch control and flat shift I think it offers a little more.
By all means give the racelogic unit a try. If you do, please let us know how you find it.
"Thanks for the reply's.. I am thinking I am going to put the racelogic on and see how we go. the unit can be removed quite easily and as it has on the fly slip control where I can adjust how much slip I want on a dial, launch control and flat shift I think it offers a little more."
James, just a FYI:
With the G4+ traction control you can do the same "adjust slip by dial" or by gear or by almost any other variable you choose. At present you can adjust the slip "aim" in 3 dimensions so for instance you might want slip dial Vs speed or slip dial vs Lateral G etc... There have been many user requests for 4 or 5D slip tables so I'm pushing my hardest for those too, but they are not there yet. Launch control and flat shift are also native functions that are already there.
I have only ever heard good feedback on the Race Logic traction control so either way I think you should be able to get something quite effective.
Is the help file the best way to learn how to set all that up?