The software for DataMite loggers from Performance Trends provides racers with a low-cost alternative to installing load cells for finding spring and shock force numbers. With shock travel sensors and spring and shock data, you can use the software of the logger to calculate your load numbers.
To use this setup, you need Performance Trends’ DataMite III or DataMite 4 data logger, shock travel sensors, and shock dyno data.
The basic logger package from Performance Trends looks like this. It includes a DataMite III logger, two shock travel sensors, mounting hardware, and cables. All of this together costs around $1,500.
A more typical system incorporates brake pressure, throttle position, GPS, four shock travel sensors, steering, among other features, for around $3,000.
A shock dyno from Performance Trends starts at $4,999. The Performance Trends dyno works seamlessly with the software of the logger. However, you can also use other shock dynos and manually enter the dyno data into the software of the logger.
For those who don’t use coil-overs, you can calculate and graph shock and spring forces separately.
The DataMite software works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
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