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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

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Subject: Product News/Updates, March 2013

  1. Get Ready for the New Season
  2. New, High Force Automatic Valve Spring Tester
  3. Enterprise Edition "Instrumental" for Race Winning Combo
  4. Tractor Pull Champ Wins Again
  5. Last January's Newsletter


1)  Get Ready for the New Season  Maybe this is the year you want to start to analyze your vehicle's performance on the track.  Or maybe learn what you or your driver could be doing better.  Whether you are drag racing, circle track racing, or road racing, we've got the logger package for you.  Or, if you already have one of our DataMite loggers, maybe you want to trade it in for the latest technology.  This includes new features like:

GPS track mapping
Drag racing acceleration timer
More channels
A/F sensors
Lightening fast downloading via SD memory card
User definable outputs for switching relays/lighting lights/etc, and much more.


Drag Racing "Sportsman Plus" Package (other packages also available)
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  for info on the Drag Race DataMite system and software.


Typical Road Race/Circle Track "Suspension Tuner" Package (other packages also available)
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  for info on the Road Race/Circle Track DataMite system and software.

  to email us about what you are looking for and we'll send a detailed quote tailored for your particular needs, or call 248-473-9230.


2)  New, High Force Automatic Valve Spring Tester  We've added a new High Force option to our automatic, pneumatic valve spring tester.  The standard pneumatic tester produces 1600 lbs of force with 130 PSI of air pressure.  The new High Force option produces 2500 lbs of force with 130 PSI of air pressure.  This amount of force is definitely needed for accurately testing the huge valve springs in today's top drag racing classes.

One NHRA Mello Yello Fuel Funny Car team is telling us our High Force spring tester is definitely improving their valve train consistency.

  for info on our Spring Testers (both automatic and manual).


3)  Enterprise Edition "Instrumental" for Race Winning Combo  The Enterprise Edition of our Engine Analyzer Pro offers several enhanced options, many related to turbochargers.  Bjorn Deildok from SWR Performance - www.SWR-Performance.com - in Norway had significant input into helping us develop these features.  He has worked on several very high output, turboed motors; sizing turbos and intercoolers, picking cams, etc.  Bjorn has said the Enterprise Edition features were instrumental in developing some of the race winning combos he's developed, including Formula D's Fredric Aasbo's multi race winning Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE engine.  Here's a couple of links:  http://www.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/c_1r8g_3.jpg   http://fredricaasbo.com/cars/  

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  for info on the Engine Analyzer Pro software.

  for info on the additional Enterprise Edition features.


4)  Tractor Pull Champ Wins Again  One of our DataMite data logger customers has had some very good results again.  Craig Ulmer of Larchwood, Iowa won the 7400lb Modified Tractors (MOD) class at the Western Farm Show tractor pull in February for the 3rd year in a row:   http://www.westernfarmshow.com/TractorPull/Results.html   Check out their YouTube video of this winning run from their roll cage camera at this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrYPYhXs-Uw

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 for info on our DataMite Data Loggers.


5) Last January's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of January 2012's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

  1. New "Find a Spring" Feature in Spring Wiz
  2. Cam Analyzer "Cam Grinder" Features
  3. Fix for SuperFlow FlowCom (tm) Working in Windows 7
  4. Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 Bug Fix
  5. Our Programs are Windows 8 Compatible
  6. No-Weld Thermocouple & O2 Sensor Fittings
  7. Last December's Newsletter