Here we will keep you up to date with interesting customer projects and their racing exploits (as well as our own) and any interesting links, pics and videos.

Motec CDL3 Dash Logger Price reduction

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Motec have just done a large price reduction for the entry level CDL3 dash logger. There is no comparison in the features & functionality the CDL3 offers verses other dash/loggers in this entry level price bracket. These include fast Ethernet download as opposed the to slow serial, Motecs powerful I2 data analysis software, proper useable configurable alarms & user conditions, customisable/flexible CAN configuration for communication with other devices such as engine ecus, 12 fully configurable inputs/outputs & accommodates 300 channels, Customizable screen layouts, Motec professional level quality plus much more....

Benifits of a Quality Engine Management loom

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A quality engine management system such as Life Racing is the foundation stone for any competition or performance engine project. However to give that ecu a chance in operating correctly a quality wiring loom is required – like any computer, garbage in equals garbage out.

We have seen some very dodgy looms come through the door as per the 2 pictures on the left above. These are worst case examples but we have also seen looms that may look ok-ish but are made with poor quality materials & by someone that doesn’t understand the requirements. Trailer wire, chocolate blocks, budget crimps & electrical tape don’t cut if for materials – we have all seen how unreliable most trailer wiring jobs are! Nor does a lack of understanding cut it for best practice & method of construction – there are many techniques to be used to prevent issues with the operation of the system.

Wiring loom issues will usually surface while the car is being dyno tuned resulting in expensive dyno time being burned up sorting out wiring issues. Worse yet they can arise while the engine is under full load/boost resulting in engine damage.

The cost of diagnosing/repairing cheaply made looms can far exceed the cost of a cheap loom.

AVR Performance only supplies professionally built wiring looms made using motorsport industry best practice and use Millspec DR25 heatshrink covering & M22759/32 millspec wiring (as per V8 Supercars & other professional level motorsport). This allows a loom that is significantly more compact, lower wieght, with higher heat resistance and significantly more durable, reliable and longer lasting than other methods.

There are many other benefits & features to an AVR supplied loom which we will not discuss here – please contact to discuss your requirements.



RX8 3-Rotor PP Gravel car

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AVR Performance has started a new interesting project with Pete's Mazda RX8 gravel, multipurpose club car. Pete looked at both options of either a non-turbo peripheral port 13B two rotor or a 3 rotor - it was decided that the 3-rotor would throw more rocks plus deliver that classic 3 rotor sound.

Above the engine is dummy assembled as part of the blue printing process.


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Above; a dummy engine is fitted up to begin the engine mounting and associated work.

AVR RX7 at Ruapuna Club Race day 7 Dec 2014.

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The AVR Performance RX7 was back on track recently at a club race day at Ruapuna. A great day was had with the car running like a clock and a full second taken of the previous best lap time. Results at see saloons classes 1-5.

The following link is to the video from our third race which was a reverse grid "lolly pop" start using distance handicap


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