Friday Night No-Lift-To-Shift
Great "kills". Shelby GT500, Mustang GT, Camaro, Nova, WRX STi, Integra.
Getting used to a new way of driving.
I have successfully enabled the clutch cut feature in DSMlink, and just in
time for another Friday night to see what it will do for my time slips.
I'd say results are pretty conclusive that it shaves 0.4 seconds and adds 3
mph when used properly while other variables remain the same. You mash the
gas for the duration of the run from staging to the finish and after you
dump the clutch, each time you press the clutch, the ignition is limited to
your shift RPMs. Doing this leaves the throttle plate wide-open, and you
can maintain Boost between gears.
I can't describe it any other way than awesome. 2 videos from the prior
week cover the wiring for this modification.
Tuning 101 - tuning with the car off
How to set idle stopper, TPS sensor, and throttle linkage. These are
conditions that need to be set properly prior to adjusting your idle, fuel,
timing or before addressing drivability issues. If these items are
out-of-range prior to changing other variables, changing them later will
throw off everything else. It's important to do these things first.
Boost leak testing is covered in
another video. It's critical to get Boost, vacuum, and Exhaust leaks under control before establishing
your baseline tune. Links to the Boost leak testing video are in this video.
Possessed Ford Focus Radio!
My friend's 2012 Ford Focus Titanium, started cycling all the speakers with
a low frequency like there was a bad CD in the drive. Turned the car off,
on, radio off, radio on, nothing made a difference. We went for the fuse
box, and it stopped by itself right before I got to the radio fuse. Hasn't