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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, Dec 2011

  1. IMIS and PRI Trade Show Recap
  2. We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas
  3. Our Holiday Schedule
  4. Last November's Newsletter


1)  IMIS and PRI Trade Show Recap  Like last year, we displayed at both the PRI show in Orlando and the International Motorsport Industry Show (IMIS) show in Indianapolis.  Thanks to all who stopped by.  The info below will update you if you couldn't make either show.

Our booth at Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI Orlando)
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Our booth at International Motorsport Industry Show with Jon (IMIS Indianapolis)
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As usual, the Suspension Analyzer v2.4 got lots of attention.  Some of that was because a suspension tuning seminar at Indy used it for demonstrating suspension performance, especially the new Jacking Component calculation.  The Shock Dyno also got a lot of interest.  We debuted it last year, but this year we've got it much more production ready.  Here's a list of its main features:

1.5HP, 110 VAC motor (ideal for most trailers and generators). 
Up to 2 stroke and 14/second shock velocity. 
Measures forces over 1000 lbs. 
Optional shock temperature sensor, and warm up procedure before testing. 
Optional Plus version of software.
USB computer interface.
Safety Shutdown if Max Force is exceeded.
Software compatible with Win XP, Vista, Win 7. 
Base Price starting at around $3000.

shock dyno PRI 2011.jpg (117533 bytes)   (click image to enlarge)


Check out the "PRI 2011, Latest News" brochure we handed out at the show to get up to date on these and other new products by clicking on this link:  Performance Trends News for 2011   

  1. Shock Dyno (see pic above, click blue Shock Dyno link for more info).
  2. Upcoming Cam Analyzer v4.0, with new "Cam Grinder" package of features.
  3. New Swirl Meter readout (see pic below).  This is the second application of our new DataMite Micro logger with LCD display.  
  4. And more.

Upcoming newsletters will discuss these products in more detail.

Swirl Meter Application for DataMite Micro
Swirl Small w USB 008 retouched C.jpg (117579 bytes)  (click image to enlarge)


2)    We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas  Many of our products make great Christmas gifts, and it's not too late to order.    For computer programs, most all can be purchased On Line or by calling in your order.  Either way, we will give you an activation code to unlock the demo version of the program you can download from our website.  This means you can order at the last minute, and still have a gift for that racer on your Christmas list.  Popular gift ideas include:

  1. Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3 for $39.95 for Engine Builders or Plus version for  $69.95
  2. Engine Analyzer v3.4 for $109.95 for Engine Builders and All Racers
  3. Engine Analyzer Plus v3.4 for $199.95 for Engine Builders and All Racers
  4. Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9 for $469 for "Serious" Engine Builders
  5. Fuel Injector Calculator v2.0 for $39.95 for Engine Builders and Tuners
  6. A/F Gauge for $299 for Engine Builders, Tuners and All Racers
  7. Practice Tree v2.0 for $39.95 for Drag Racers or Plus version for  $79.95
  8. 4 Link Calculator v2.0 for $79.95 for Drag Racers  or Plus version for  $129.95
  9. Drag Racing Analyzer v3.2 for $79.95 for Drag Racers
  10. Roll Center Calculator v3.6 for $79.95 for Circle Track or Road Racers  or Plus version for  $129.95
  11. Circle Track Analyzer v3.6 for $169.95 for Circle Track Racers
  12. Circle Track Log Book v1.1 for $149.95 for Circle Track Racers
  13. Trans Gear Calculator v2.0 for $49.95 for Road Racers
  14. Fuel Economy Calculator v2.0 for $79.95 for anybody who buys gas

Click on each one above to see what the program does.  At the bottom of each page, there is a button to click on to download the demo, or purchase with our Shopping Cart.  If you've already got one of our basic versions, maybe you want to add the Plus Version features for a nominal charge.

If you are not sure, you can purchase a Gift Certificate for any amount $20 or higher.  We will refund the difference should you decide to give too much, up to 50% of the original amount.  Say you give a $100 gift certificate, and your racer decides on a $79.95 program.  We'll refund the $20.05 difference.  These can also be emailed at the last minute.  Shopping could not be easier, AND you're getting them what they want.  Gift Certificates are not available on line, you have to call 248-473-9230 and ask for sales.

For products which require shipping, please order by December 20th to be sure to receive them by Christmas.

If you have any questions, call 248-473-9230.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.


3) Our Holiday Schedule  Starting Dec 20, several of us at Performance Trends will use up our remaining vacation days.  Though we will be open after Dec 20, you may experience some delays in shipping during this time so plan ahead.   We'll be closed on Dec 23 for Christmas holiday and Dec 30 for New Years holiday, although we will try to handle all internet orders on Dec 23 and 24.


4) Last November's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of November 2011's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas
New, USB Swirl Meter
Trade Shows Coming Up in Indy and Orlando
Last October's Newsletter