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Drives: 09 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
FS: Racelogic Performance Box - GPS Based Performance Meter!
Purchased it for $569. Used it 3 times. Performs flawlessy and measures extremely accurately. Selling the M3 . . . so selling the Performance Box.
Selling it for $449 shipped in the continental U.S. Includes box, manuals, accessories - everything if purchased new.
More information from Racelogic's website and a retailer's website for those few that are not in the "know" about this incredible GPS performance meter:
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How can we provide so many amazing functions for such a low price?
The answer is because PerformanceBox is based on the VBOX by Racelogic. The VBOX is used by almost every car manufacturer and tyre company in the world for testing.
Companies such as Ford, GM, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan, Goodyear and Michelin, all use the VBOX in test and development.
- How fast does your car accelerate?
- How good are your lap-times?
- What g-force can you pull?
- How much power does your car produce?
PeformanceBox gives you the answers to these questions and more, in fact it is the only device to combine four products in one:
PerformanceBox is a version of DriftBox, which was launched in early 2006 to wide acclaim. Subsequent to this success it was decided that a version of DriftBox which does not include the yaw rate sensor, and which therefore cannot measure drift angle, would be a worthy addition to the Racelogic product range.
As a result we are now able to offer a comprehensive package of performance meter and data logger. In addition there is a vehicle power calculation mode, and accurate speed display which will also display Points of Interest.
How Does PerformanceBox Work?
Housed inside the PerformanceBox is a high performance 10Hz GPS engine, which measures Speed, Postion, Acceleration and Heading ten times a second.
PeformanceBox is equipped with an MMC/SD Flash memory card socket. This allows 10Hz logging of Time, Distance, Speed, Position, G-force, Lap Times, and Split Times.
Data logged to the MMC flash card can be analysed in detail using the PC software provided. For convenience, PerformanceBox can be connected to the USB port of a PC compatible computer to download information stored on the memory card.
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Racelogic VBOX Performance Box Performance Meters
Not only is the new PerformanceBox the most sophisticated Performance meter on the market, but it is also one of the simplest to use, with many features normally found only on professional test equipment. You can quickly measure the acceleration, braking and cornering performance of your car without having to set anything up beforehand, and there is no need to perform any calibration. Because PerformanceBox is based on GPS, you get so much more for your money than just a simple performance meter.
PerformanceBox uses a GPS system with an update rate of 10 samples per second, which is the fastest GPS engine in its class. From this you get a very accurate speed ( 0.1kmh), cornering g-force, acceleration g-force and a very accurate distance measurement ( 10cm in 400m).
PerformanceBox is based on VBOX technology, which has been used all round the world by the majority of motor manufacturers for a number of years to measure speed, distance and aceleration.
Using PerformanceBox as a performance meter could not be simpler, you connect it to your cigar lighter socket, wait a few seconds to get GPS lock, put it into 'Performance Mode' and drive!
To swap between the 6 different performance meter screens, simply press the up and down arrows.
Performance ranges and units are fully user adjustable, which means if you want to measure a specific acceleration or deceleration range, for example 35-65, then this is very easy to do.
Performance meter features
•Speed kmh or mph
•Distance metres or feet
•4 accel ranges - 2 adjustable
•2 decel ranges - 2 adjustable
•4 distance ranges (1/4 mile etc)
•1 foot rollout option
•SD card logging
Quarter Mile Testing
Using PerformanceBox to measure your 1/4 mile is very easy, simply scroll the screen to the 1/4 mile screen, and then go! The elapsed time and trap speed are then both displayed in real time on the PerformanceBox screen. You can choose to make this measurement either with or without the NHRA 1 foot rollout method.
The 1/4 mile times measured by PerformanceBox are accurate to within 0.1s. After an acceleration run, you can download your data from the SD card and overlay a previous run to see where you lost or gained time.
To view a test report comparing the quarter mile capabilities of PerformanceBox against a leading competitor click here.
Who uses PerformanceBox?
PerformanceBoxes are now being used by to measure acceleration, braking, and lap times by many car and bike magazines, such as EVO, AutoExpress, Autocar, Redline, Max Power, Banzai, Japanese Performance, Performance BMW, Car & Driver, Performance Bikes, Ride, to name only a few.
Using the supplied software and an SD flash card, you can download the speed/time/distance/acceleration data from PerformanceBox via USB and analyse it using the PerformanceTools analysis software:
Another very powerful feature is the ability to export your PerformanceBox position files to Google Earth, allowing you to plot your vehicle's path onto a satellite image of the area.
Last edited by 05SCM3; 11-07-2010 at 11:15 AM.
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