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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, May 2006

1) Suspension Analyzer v2.0 Update Released

2) Recent Media Coverage

3) Last March's Newsletter


1) Suspension Analyzer v2.0 Update Released We've released a major update to our popular Suspension Analyzer, the v2.0.  Here's some of the major features we've added:

Metric inputs, and automatic conversions between English and Metric units.
Front Lateral Load Distribution (FLLD%) is now calculated and can be optimized.  FLLD% has a strong influence on vehicle "balance", or the amount of oversteer and understeer.
Several new Optimize features have been added, including the ability to "optimize" FLLD%.
New Suspension Options like Watts Link instead of a Panhard Bar, and Solid Axle with Leaf Springs.
Other new spring options like Torsion Bars, Rocker Arms Springs (coil overs mounted inside of the A arm pivots), and coil overs which can be mounted to the upper A arms.
New Animate features to read more types of Data Logger files, like data from Pi, Motec and AIM.  Click on this link to view a demo movie file explaining how this feature works with our DataMite II logger: http://www.performancetrends.com/movie_file_demos.htm

Click on this link for a overview: http://www.performancetrends.com/SuspAnzr.htm#V20_Features  At this page you can also view a fully illustrated PDF file describing these new features in detail.

Cost for the update is $40 for the Basic Version and $55 for the Full Vehicle Version.  This demo is completely FREE to those who have purchased the program since January 2005.  Click on this link to download the demo.  If you currently have the Suspension Analyzer v1.1, it will not affect your current program as it is installed to a completely different folder:  http://www.performancetrends.com/download.htm#sa

If you are entitled to a FREE update, download and install the v2.0 demo.  Once installed, click on File, then Unlock Program Options and email us (feedback@performancetrends.com) the Computer Hardware Number, Registered Name and Registered Code Number.  Also send us your first and last name, shipping zip code, and 4 digit serial number from your original CD (if you've got a CD).  We'll email back your unlock code for your new computer.  Version 2.0 will automatically import and convert your old files from v1.1.  You can do this manually by clicking on File, then Import, then Import from Earlier Suspension Analyzer.  This is typically faster than calling.


2) Recent Media Coverage Darin Morgan, Head Flow specialist with Reher Morrison Engines, has been a loyal supporter of our Engine Analyzer Pro for several years.  Click on this link to see what Darin says:  http://www.performancetrends.com/what_our_users_say.htm#Darin_Morgan   He recently published an article for Competition Plus, Drag Racing's Internet Magazine called "Bigger is Not Always Better".  You can view it at this link:  http://www.competitionplus.com/2006_04/cylinder_heads.html  Since this a long article, you may want to click on Edit at the top of your Internet program, then Find, then look for "analyzer" to find the references to Engine Analyzer Pro.  As always, thanks Darin for the good "ink".


3) Last March's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter. If you would like another copy of March 2006's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: http://www.performancetrends.com/news.htm#newsletters

1) Circle Track Log Book Released

2) New Features in Valve Spring Tester Software

3) Last February's Newsletter