Racelogic traction control

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  1. mijake

    mijake Member

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    Hi guys, I thought i might let pple know how the racelogic traction control unit feels.

    Installed my racelogic traction control unit on friday night and headed out to wakefield on saturday for the nscc trackday.

    The tech article on this forum about how to install the unit is very very helpful.
    Installation took exactly 4 hours. Wiring the racelogic computer to the injectors was pretty staight forward with the only thing to keep in mind is to correctly solder the right end as you do cut the injector wire in half. So wires go from ecu to racelogic unit, then out of racelogic unit back to the other end of the cut injector wire. The other wires like, rpm, +12, earth were simple enough.

    The tricky one was the ABS wires, firstly, the abs unit is hard to reach.

    MAKE sure the correct abs lines are tapped into. The tech article says that there are a few likes that look the same but the simplest way to figure out which wire is that the abs wires are paired. Each wheel sensor has 2 wires. When looking at the abs loom section, the 4 abs wires are each paired with another wire (like a twisted pair wire).


    Calibration was easy enough done in a large empty carpark.


    Now using the unit. I have to say, the launch control is FUN!!! Makes a great sound from the engine when taking off. Dont think i will use it too often as i will destroy the clutch.

    When the unit is used in the WET setting, it was incredible the way that it cuts the injectors immediately. Makes the car sound like it was misfiring. On wet setting, it did not cause the car to move sideways one bit with my foot flat on the accelerator while turning the corner. When you adjust the unit to DRY (5%) it just lets the car step out alittle before it intervenes.

    The most interesting was using it at wakefield.

    The day started well and for the first session I had it set at 10%. It was great for holding the car in composure while the tyres were cold. But once the tyres did get warm, i found the setting too intrusive especially while trying to power out. This was most evident on the large s bend just after fish hook.

    Session two saw a car look most of its oil due to a oil relocation kit hose coming off and caused a delay of about an hour while we all got out to lay sawdust on the track. Quite an interesting experience though i might add getting to walk out on the track with a broom stick. The oil trail started from halfway in the horseshoe and continued all the way to the beginning of the back straight.

    After wards, the track was very slippery with many spills. The racelogic will save you for most times while powering out of corners as it cuts fuel but as i learnt it will not save you when momentum swings your rear out. A came unstuck at the sweeper just before fish hook. Due to the oil, the rear just started catching up and swung around.

    By the end of the day, i tried 20% slip and still then i did find that it was still cutting in too early and turned the unit off.

    The timed sessions showed the results with the majority of the day with the traction control on, i got times around the 1:18 - 1:16 bracket. The last session I got the fastest time with the unit off with 1min15.7s. New PB for me! yay.

    My conclusion is that the unit is amazing for the road!!!!! And i cant wait to use it on a rainy day although i did find it great on a gravel road. But for the track, i have to say for the track though, it is best to have it turned off. This may not be the case for high powered zeds.

    Cheers
    Michael
     
  2. Anton

    Anton New Member

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    good write up, I'm sure many will find it very helpful
     
  3. maTTz

    maTTz 500 Club

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    Nice work!


    Great write up - I'm looking forward to playing with mine!

    Cheers:zlove:
     
  4. mijake

    mijake Member

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    Thanks guys

    I just realised there are heaps of typos in the review and for some reason i cannot edit the post. oh well.

    But yeah, i reckon it has to be the best 'mod' i have spend on my car thus far.
     
  5. mikec(nz)

    mikec(nz) NZ member

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    You can go into the settings and make it less intrusive.

    It is completely customisable. For example you could make the 20% slip settings apply at 10% and then set up new ones for 20% so you can have a track setting and road setting.

    You can also change how agressive it cuts in, even down to a cylinder cut level.

    But as i said before mucking around with it can cause more grief than benefit unless you have a lot of time to fine tune it.
     

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