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PACE Motorsport tuning Motorcycles with Link ECU

PACE Motorsport is owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiast, Brett Ghedina.

 

Based in Perth, Western Australia, the company builds both custom performance motorcycles & automotive vehicles, specialising in the design, fabrication and tuning of turbocharged and supercharged/nitrous vehicles.

 

A busy man, Brett has installed and tuned countless Link ECU controlled engines over the years via a Mainline ProHub dyno. The workshop sees everything from street bikes to landspeed motorcycles and record breaking Dragsters.

A Link ECU is selected for many of these motorcycles as it allows for specialised custom fuel and ignition maps to be set-up according to what modifications have be done to each engine. Features such as flat shifting can be set-up and data logging can also be used to analyse how the bike is running up the drag strip.

We took a closer look at some of the motorcycles that have come through the PACE workshop for a Link ECU install over the years.

First up, is the PACE CBR1000 Turbo; the ‘Owners own bike’. This incredible machine puts out over 520 horsepower.

Check it out in action below clocking over 300 km/hr:

Another PACE Motorsports tuned Honda CBR1000, is this 2007 model drag bike. Also running a Link Fury ECU, this one puts out around 490 horsepower.

 

Brett also tuned this 2001 GSXR1000 owned by Phil Paton. The turbocharged Suzuki puts out over 300 horsepower running on methanol.

 

Another impressive Drag Racer is Mick’ s Gen1 ZX14r Turbocharged drag bike running an older ViPec ECU (now renamed Link). This has the full PACE Motorsport engine package, plus a GT3582 turbo, Scott Davis / RCC Turbo’s Exhaust header, PACE Motorsport dump pipe/W/G & charge pipe, E85 fuel system and an AMS1000 boost controller.
Power result for this one sits at 383Hp & 206Ftlb boost @ 120kpa / 17.5psi. 

Finally for now, (although there are many more), this 2009 Turbocharged GSX1000 runs on a Link Fury ECU.

 

Follow more of PACE Motorsport builds on Social media here.

 

Luke Lomas wins a free ECU!

While the competition in online Motorsport events may be virtual, the prizes can be real!

Recently, Link ECU Ambassador Corey Hosford  put on a virtual drift event via Twitch.

The winner of this was Luke Lomas , a 15 year old from Australia. As the winner of this competition, Luke received a free Link ECU. We shipped out the G4X S15 Plug’n’Play ECU requested by Luke, so that he could start drifting for real.

“At the time of winning the ECU, I didn’t have a car, but was looking at buying a S14A/S15 Silvia. The same day the ECU arrived was the day that we came home with a completely stock, Nissan S15 Silvia. It’s an Australian delivered car, but is mechanically the same as a JDM Spec R apart from being de-tuned from factory.” says Luke.

Although he is not yet old enough to compete, the motivated young Aussie plans to drive at Sydney Motorsport Park where there is a skidpan to initially learn on.

Luke adds: “the car is going to be lots of fun. Hopefully I can get out to a track and start drifting soon, can’t wait! It will be interesting to see how I can adapt from the simulator to real life driving, as I have only driven once in real life. That first time was in the S15, and to be honest, it felt just like the sim!”

As COVID-19 rampaged the world and closed down public events, virtual motorsports has provided relief for those Drivers and Fans missing the on track action over the past few months.

We are thoroughly enjoying seeing Link Sponsored Pro Drifters engage and interact by competing online with others from all over the world.

All the best in your drifting adventure, Luke!

Build of the Week #8 – ThatWhiteFive Mitsubishi EVO 5

That White Five – EVO 5

You may have seen @ThatWhiteFive‘s EVO taking Instagram by storm of late.
We recently took a closer look at this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Five GSR 1998 to find out the ins and outs of this immaculate vehicle.

The JDM IMPORT version EVO 5 is currently used as a street car, but slowly being transformed into a ‘club sport’ spec track car.

Starting out with some track days this year, owner David is looking forward to ‘stretching its legs’ on race circuits around the UK, especially with the new forged engine build. The Long term goal is to compete in Time Attack events and the vehicle is slowly receiving upgrades, such as custom intercooler pipe work by Rushworth Performance, with that End Goal in mind.

David purchased the EVO in fairly stock condition with just a remap and some coilovers. Since then, modifications have included trading in the remap for a the Link G4+ PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU allows for an easy, no-fuss install with a huge amount of possibilities opened. Features set-up at the moment include Sequential fuel delivery, Knock Control, Launch Control, Boost control with switchable settings and the ability to recording data into the on-board memory. This is done using an array of Link sensors such as Temperature and Oil pressure.

The car is currently running on a de-tuned engine map, while awaiting a fresh tune following the new engine build. This has included an update to a fully forged and rebuilt 4G63T by C1-R Motorsport.

David commented: “The difference of having the G4+ (even on the old engine setup) was night and day as it transformed both the driveability in terms of power delivery and how much smoother the car was at low rpm. It drove just like my vw golf daily driver!”

The engine is spec’d to handle circa 800bhp. Current turbo estimate is mid 400’s(bhp) so the long term goal sits around 500whp.

Other modifications include a 25 row oil cooler, complete AN lines / fittings supplied by HEL Performance and and uprated clutch provided by RTS Performance.

Ideally, David would also like to upgrade to a Link MXS Strada dash later this year.

We can’t wait to see more impressive photos pop up as the vehicle progresses more and more.

 

 

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #7 – R53 MINI Cooper XT

“Pure Adrenaline & Pure Excitement” is how James Michael describes driving his MINI Cooper around circuits such as Nurburgring, Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone.

 

It’s no wonder, with 411 wheel horsepower and a list of over 100 modifications, that the 2005 MINI with an R53 Turbo engine conversion brings him such pleasure.

 

The street legal Cooper XT is regularly taken to race tracks where the absolute most can be extracted out of this amazing package. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, a screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate make up just a fraction of the full Specifications list (found below).

 

 

This MINI now has four times the power output than original.

 

Starting life at 94 horsepower, James purchased this car in bone stock trim. It now pumps out 473 bhp, after he has completely transformed the car from the inside out. Not one bolt has been left un-turned.

 

 

 

British Link ECU Dealer 1320 MINI are experts in the field and helped James out with installing a Link G4+ MINILINK PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU gives the MINI a real on track advantage, enabling features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti-lag and traction control.

 

The Link ECU also sends information directly to the Aim Dash in the cockpit, so James can see real time data, in addition to that which is available via PC Link Data Logging.

 

Other engine management features 1320 Mini have set-up include:

*OEM Idol hardware support

*5D Support with 3 switchable tables

*Quicktune

*Individual cylinder correction

*Staged Injection

 

 

James is eagerly awaiting event restrictions to ease, so he can attend some planned track days this year. Goals include doing a sub 8 minute lap at Nurburgring, as well as driving at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Castle Combe and more!

 

We here at Link ECU can’t wait to see this special MINI in action at Castle Combe. In the meantime we will just have to keep a watchful eye via social media.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Insatgram – @bkcooperxt

Facebook – 1320 Mini

 

 

Specifications:

CooperxT specification

MINI R53 engine

28/73HTA dual ball bearing hybrid turbo

Gold custom billet wheel

Tial v-band

38mm wastegate

3″ 1320 downpipe

Screamer pipe

Tial bov

2% enlarged lightened crank

1000 injectors

Cat cam (billet)

1320 sidewinder exhaust manifold

1320 custom billet collector

1320 Ported head gs valves and crown springs

Forged pistons

Ported inlet manifold

Relocated throttle body

Link PlugIn ECU

Forged rods

3″ custom BORLA Exhaust with decat

Clutch master FX500 clutch

Clutch master Single mass Flywheel

Pro alloy FMIC and Rad

1320 custom MANIC Map

6speed gear box

Quaife 1.5 LSD

AEM AFR Gauge

Cooper S fuel Pump

MSD leads

Custom header tank

 

Exterior:

Mini Gp rear wing

Mini Gp front bumper

Mini GP sideskirts

Mini Gp boot

Mini Cooper s bonnet

Jaguar bonnet vents

Carbon wing mirrors

Carbon door handles

Carbon splitter

OEM Xenon head lights with custom halo

Custom terminator eye

Rear wiper delete

Custom light brows

Smoothed arches

Pearl black wrap

Brushed black warped roof

Custom wrap tattoos around the car

 

Interior:

MINI R56 custom recaro seats (diamond stitch alcantara with Bentley leather including personal logo)

Custom dash (bentley leather top with diamond stitched alcantara underside)

Custom alcantara stitched gators

Rear seat delete (diamond stitched alcantara)

Custom sun visors with personal logo

Custom floor mats with personal logo

Custom bonnet cover with personal logo

Carbon complete interior

OEM satnav installed

Omp baby steering wheel

 

Wheels and Tyres:

OZ formulae HLT 17″ et25 wrapped in Yokohama AD08R

 

Brakes:

330mm MINI R56 Brembo 4pot

R56 rear calliper conversion

 

Suspension:

BC RACING coilovers (camber dampening rebound and height settings)

Adjustable rear anti roll bars

Shortened front drop links

 

Other:

Boost controller

Turbo timer

Upgraded sound system

Short shifter

Cooper S fuel cap

Battery relocation

Link ECU Build of the Week #6 – Immense Motorsports EVO7

The Mitsubishi EVO 7 is an extremely versatile performance car.

From Time Attack, to Drag Racing, Hill Climbs and Circuit Racing, EVO’s are seen competing in a variety of Motorsport competitions around the world.

Pete Kearney’s EVO 7 featured here is used on the street as well as Drag racing, running low 10 second quarter mile passes.

The 2001 Evolution VII was originally purchased by Pete as a tidy street car putting out close to 400 horsepower.

That wasn’t enough for the Christchurch (New Zealand) based Owner, who then modified the car gradually over the past couple of years. The billet block 2.2l stroker engine now puts out 535 horsepower, thanks to features such as the Plazmaman intake, intercooler and clamps, Samsonas 5speed sequential gearbox, Driveshaft Shop carbon driveshaft and a Link G4+ Fury ECU. 

 

While wanting to maintain the street look of the car, the increase in power lead to the decision to install a roll cage.

We stripped the car down put in a roll cage as we were hitting the low 10’s on the strip. We added Bride race spec seats and harnesses for safety measures, all while trying to maintain a street look” says Pete, a member of Immense Motorsport.  

The Link Fury has been tuned by Jason at Specialised Auto Services in Christchurch. The car now has Onboard Wideband, Manifold EGTs, Oil temperature/pressure sensors, Water temp/pressure sensors, Wheel speed sensors, and Flexi fuel set-up. Of course the Link ECU also provides data logging for the team to review after Drag passes, providing helpful information towards improved performance. 

On the cards this year include a few Pegasus Bay Drag Race meets at Mike Pero Motorsport Park and hopefully some OSCA meetings too. We suspect there is still more to come from this beast!

Thanks for choosing Link ECU, Pete. We Wish you all the best for some more great times at the race track soon.

You can follow the Car’s progress on Social Media via these links:

 

Immense Motorsport Facebook Page 

Specialised Auto Services Facebook Page 

 

 

 

PACE Motorsport tuning Motorcycles with Link ECU

PACE Motorsport is owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiast, Brett Ghedina.

 

Based in Perth, Western Australia, the company builds both custom performance motorcycles & automotive vehicles, specialising in the design, fabrication and tuning of turbocharged and supercharged/nitrous vehicles.

 

A busy man, Brett has installed and tuned countless Link ECU controlled engines over the years via a Mainline ProHub dyno. The workshop sees everything from street bikes to landspeed motorcycles and record breaking Dragsters.

A Link ECU is selected for many of these motorcycles as it allows for specialised custom fuel and ignition maps to be set-up according to what modifications have be done to each engine. Features such as flat shifting can be set-up and data logging can also be used to analyse how the bike is running up the drag strip.

We took a closer look at some of the motorcycles that have come through the PACE workshop for a Link ECU install over the years.

First up, is the PACE CBR1000 Turbo; the ‘Owners own bike’. This incredible machine puts out over 520 horsepower.

Check it out in action below clocking over 300 km/hr:

Another PACE Motorsports tuned Honda CBR1000, is this 2007 model drag bike. Also running a Link Fury ECU, this one puts out around 490 horsepower.

 

Brett also tuned this 2001 GSXR1000 owned by Phil Paton. The turbocharged Suzuki puts out over 300 horsepower running on methanol.

 

Another impressive Drag Racer is Mick’ s Gen1 ZX14r Turbocharged drag bike running an older ViPec ECU (now renamed Link). This has the full PACE Motorsport engine package, plus a GT3582 turbo, Scott Davis / RCC Turbo’s Exhaust header, PACE Motorsport dump pipe/W/G & charge pipe, E85 fuel system and an AMS1000 boost controller.
Power result for this one sits at 383Hp & 206Ftlb boost @ 120kpa / 17.5psi. 

Finally for now, (although there are many more), this 2009 Turbocharged GSX1000 runs on a Link Fury ECU.

 

Follow more of PACE Motorsport builds on Social media here.

 

Luke Lomas wins a free ECU!

While the competition in online Motorsport events may be virtual, the prizes can be real!

Recently, Link ECU Ambassador Corey Hosford  put on a virtual drift event via Twitch.

The winner of this was Luke Lomas , a 15 year old from Australia. As the winner of this competition, Luke received a free Link ECU. We shipped out the G4X S15 Plug’n’Play ECU requested by Luke, so that he could start drifting for real.

“At the time of winning the ECU, I didn’t have a car, but was looking at buying a S14A/S15 Silvia. The same day the ECU arrived was the day that we came home with a completely stock, Nissan S15 Silvia. It’s an Australian delivered car, but is mechanically the same as a JDM Spec R apart from being de-tuned from factory.” says Luke.

Although he is not yet old enough to compete, the motivated young Aussie plans to drive at Sydney Motorsport Park where there is a skidpan to initially learn on.

Luke adds: “the car is going to be lots of fun. Hopefully I can get out to a track and start drifting soon, can’t wait! It will be interesting to see how I can adapt from the simulator to real life driving, as I have only driven once in real life. That first time was in the S15, and to be honest, it felt just like the sim!”

As COVID-19 rampaged the world and closed down public events, virtual motorsports has provided relief for those Drivers and Fans missing the on track action over the past few months.

We are thoroughly enjoying seeing Link Sponsored Pro Drifters engage and interact by competing online with others from all over the world.

All the best in your drifting adventure, Luke!

Build of the Week #8 – ThatWhiteFive Mitsubishi EVO 5

That White Five – EVO 5

You may have seen @ThatWhiteFive‘s EVO taking Instagram by storm of late.
We recently took a closer look at this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Five GSR 1998 to find out the ins and outs of this immaculate vehicle.

The JDM IMPORT version EVO 5 is currently used as a street car, but slowly being transformed into a ‘club sport’ spec track car.

Starting out with some track days this year, owner David is looking forward to ‘stretching its legs’ on race circuits around the UK, especially with the new forged engine build. The Long term goal is to compete in Time Attack events and the vehicle is slowly receiving upgrades, such as custom intercooler pipe work by Rushworth Performance, with that End Goal in mind.

David purchased the EVO in fairly stock condition with just a remap and some coilovers. Since then, modifications have included trading in the remap for a the Link G4+ PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU allows for an easy, no-fuss install with a huge amount of possibilities opened. Features set-up at the moment include Sequential fuel delivery, Knock Control, Launch Control, Boost control with switchable settings and the ability to recording data into the on-board memory. This is done using an array of Link sensors such as Temperature and Oil pressure.

The car is currently running on a de-tuned engine map, while awaiting a fresh tune following the new engine build. This has included an update to a fully forged and rebuilt 4G63T by C1-R Motorsport.

David commented: “The difference of having the G4+ (even on the old engine setup) was night and day as it transformed both the driveability in terms of power delivery and how much smoother the car was at low rpm. It drove just like my vw golf daily driver!”

The engine is spec’d to handle circa 800bhp. Current turbo estimate is mid 400’s(bhp) so the long term goal sits around 500whp.

Other modifications include a 25 row oil cooler, complete AN lines / fittings supplied by HEL Performance and and uprated clutch provided by RTS Performance.

Ideally, David would also like to upgrade to a Link MXS Strada dash later this year.

We can’t wait to see more impressive photos pop up as the vehicle progresses more and more.

 

 

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #7 – R53 MINI Cooper XT

“Pure Adrenaline & Pure Excitement” is how James Michael describes driving his MINI Cooper around circuits such as Nurburgring, Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone.

 

It’s no wonder, with 411 wheel horsepower and a list of over 100 modifications, that the 2005 MINI with an R53 Turbo engine conversion brings him such pleasure.

 

The street legal Cooper XT is regularly taken to race tracks where the absolute most can be extracted out of this amazing package. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, a screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate make up just a fraction of the full Specifications list (found below).

 

 

This MINI now has four times the power output than original.

 

Starting life at 94 horsepower, James purchased this car in bone stock trim. It now pumps out 473 bhp, after he has completely transformed the car from the inside out. Not one bolt has been left un-turned.

 

 

 

British Link ECU Dealer 1320 MINI are experts in the field and helped James out with installing a Link G4+ MINILINK PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU gives the MINI a real on track advantage, enabling features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti-lag and traction control.

 

The Link ECU also sends information directly to the Aim Dash in the cockpit, so James can see real time data, in addition to that which is available via PC Link Data Logging.

 

Other engine management features 1320 Mini have set-up include:

*OEM Idol hardware support

*5D Support with 3 switchable tables

*Quicktune

*Individual cylinder correction

*Staged Injection

 

 

James is eagerly awaiting event restrictions to ease, so he can attend some planned track days this year. Goals include doing a sub 8 minute lap at Nurburgring, as well as driving at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Castle Combe and more!

 

We here at Link ECU can’t wait to see this special MINI in action at Castle Combe. In the meantime we will just have to keep a watchful eye via social media.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Insatgram – @bkcooperxt

Facebook – 1320 Mini

 

 

Specifications:

CooperxT specification

MINI R53 engine

28/73HTA dual ball bearing hybrid turbo

Gold custom billet wheel

Tial v-band

38mm wastegate

3″ 1320 downpipe

Screamer pipe

Tial bov

2% enlarged lightened crank

1000 injectors

Cat cam (billet)

1320 sidewinder exhaust manifold

1320 custom billet collector

1320 Ported head gs valves and crown springs

Forged pistons

Ported inlet manifold

Relocated throttle body

Link PlugIn ECU

Forged rods

3″ custom BORLA Exhaust with decat

Clutch master FX500 clutch

Clutch master Single mass Flywheel

Pro alloy FMIC and Rad

1320 custom MANIC Map

6speed gear box

Quaife 1.5 LSD

AEM AFR Gauge

Cooper S fuel Pump

MSD leads

Custom header tank

 

Exterior:

Mini Gp rear wing

Mini Gp front bumper

Mini GP sideskirts

Mini Gp boot

Mini Cooper s bonnet

Jaguar bonnet vents

Carbon wing mirrors

Carbon door handles

Carbon splitter

OEM Xenon head lights with custom halo

Custom terminator eye

Rear wiper delete

Custom light brows

Smoothed arches

Pearl black wrap

Brushed black warped roof

Custom wrap tattoos around the car

 

Interior:

MINI R56 custom recaro seats (diamond stitch alcantara with Bentley leather including personal logo)

Custom dash (bentley leather top with diamond stitched alcantara underside)

Custom alcantara stitched gators

Rear seat delete (diamond stitched alcantara)

Custom sun visors with personal logo

Custom floor mats with personal logo

Custom bonnet cover with personal logo

Carbon complete interior

OEM satnav installed

Omp baby steering wheel

 

Wheels and Tyres:

OZ formulae HLT 17″ et25 wrapped in Yokohama AD08R

 

Brakes:

330mm MINI R56 Brembo 4pot

R56 rear calliper conversion

 

Suspension:

BC RACING coilovers (camber dampening rebound and height settings)

Adjustable rear anti roll bars

Shortened front drop links

 

Other:

Boost controller

Turbo timer

Upgraded sound system

Short shifter

Cooper S fuel cap

Battery relocation

Link ECU Build of the Week #6 – Immense Motorsports EVO7

The Mitsubishi EVO 7 is an extremely versatile performance car.

From Time Attack, to Drag Racing, Hill Climbs and Circuit Racing, EVO’s are seen competing in a variety of Motorsport competitions around the world.

Pete Kearney’s EVO 7 featured here is used on the street as well as Drag racing, running low 10 second quarter mile passes.

The 2001 Evolution VII was originally purchased by Pete as a tidy street car putting out close to 400 horsepower.

That wasn’t enough for the Christchurch (New Zealand) based Owner, who then modified the car gradually over the past couple of years. The billet block 2.2l stroker engine now puts out 535 horsepower, thanks to features such as the Plazmaman intake, intercooler and clamps, Samsonas 5speed sequential gearbox, Driveshaft Shop carbon driveshaft and a Link G4+ Fury ECU. 

 

While wanting to maintain the street look of the car, the increase in power lead to the decision to install a roll cage.

We stripped the car down put in a roll cage as we were hitting the low 10’s on the strip. We added Bride race spec seats and harnesses for safety measures, all while trying to maintain a street look” says Pete, a member of Immense Motorsport.  

The Link Fury has been tuned by Jason at Specialised Auto Services in Christchurch. The car now has Onboard Wideband, Manifold EGTs, Oil temperature/pressure sensors, Water temp/pressure sensors, Wheel speed sensors, and Flexi fuel set-up. Of course the Link ECU also provides data logging for the team to review after Drag passes, providing helpful information towards improved performance. 

On the cards this year include a few Pegasus Bay Drag Race meets at Mike Pero Motorsport Park and hopefully some OSCA meetings too. We suspect there is still more to come from this beast!

Thanks for choosing Link ECU, Pete. We Wish you all the best for some more great times at the race track soon.

You can follow the Car’s progress on Social Media via these links:

 

Immense Motorsport Facebook Page 

Specialised Auto Services Facebook Page 

 

 

 

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PACE Motorsport tuning Motorcycles with Link ECU

PACE Motorsport is owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiast, Brett Ghedina.

 

Based in Perth, Western Australia, the company builds both custom performance motorcycles & automotive vehicles, specialising in the design, fabrication and tuning of turbocharged and supercharged/nitrous vehicles.

 

A busy man, Brett has installed and tuned countless Link ECU controlled engines over the years via a Mainline ProHub dyno. The workshop sees everything from street bikes to landspeed motorcycles and record breaking Dragsters.

A Link ECU is selected for many of these motorcycles as it allows for specialised custom fuel and ignition maps to be set-up according to what modifications have be done to each engine. Features such as flat shifting can be set-up and data logging can also be used to analyse how the bike is running up the drag strip.

We took a closer look at some of the motorcycles that have come through the PACE workshop for a Link ECU install over the years.

First up, is the PACE CBR1000 Turbo; the ‘Owners own bike’. This incredible machine puts out over 520 horsepower.

Check it out in action below clocking over 300 km/hr:

Another PACE Motorsports tuned Honda CBR1000, is this 2007 model drag bike. Also running a Link Fury ECU, this one puts out around 490 horsepower.

 

Brett also tuned this 2001 GSXR1000 owned by Phil Paton. The turbocharged Suzuki puts out over 300 horsepower running on methanol.

 

Another impressive Drag Racer is Mick’ s Gen1 ZX14r Turbocharged drag bike running an older ViPec ECU (now renamed Link). This has the full PACE Motorsport engine package, plus a GT3582 turbo, Scott Davis / RCC Turbo’s Exhaust header, PACE Motorsport dump pipe/W/G & charge pipe, E85 fuel system and an AMS1000 boost controller.
Power result for this one sits at 383Hp & 206Ftlb boost @ 120kpa / 17.5psi. 

Finally for now, (although there are many more), this 2009 Turbocharged GSX1000 runs on a Link Fury ECU.

 

Follow more of PACE Motorsport builds on Social media here.

 

Luke Lomas wins a free ECU!

While the competition in online Motorsport events may be virtual, the prizes can be real!

Recently, Link ECU Ambassador Corey Hosford  put on a virtual drift event via Twitch.

The winner of this was Luke Lomas , a 15 year old from Australia. As the winner of this competition, Luke received a free Link ECU. We shipped out the G4X S15 Plug’n’Play ECU requested by Luke, so that he could start drifting for real.

“At the time of winning the ECU, I didn’t have a car, but was looking at buying a S14A/S15 Silvia. The same day the ECU arrived was the day that we came home with a completely stock, Nissan S15 Silvia. It’s an Australian delivered car, but is mechanically the same as a JDM Spec R apart from being de-tuned from factory.” says Luke.

Although he is not yet old enough to compete, the motivated young Aussie plans to drive at Sydney Motorsport Park where there is a skidpan to initially learn on.

Luke adds: “the car is going to be lots of fun. Hopefully I can get out to a track and start drifting soon, can’t wait! It will be interesting to see how I can adapt from the simulator to real life driving, as I have only driven once in real life. That first time was in the S15, and to be honest, it felt just like the sim!”

As COVID-19 rampaged the world and closed down public events, virtual motorsports has provided relief for those Drivers and Fans missing the on track action over the past few months.

We are thoroughly enjoying seeing Link Sponsored Pro Drifters engage and interact by competing online with others from all over the world.

All the best in your drifting adventure, Luke!

Build of the Week #8 – ThatWhiteFive Mitsubishi EVO 5

That White Five – EVO 5

You may have seen @ThatWhiteFive‘s EVO taking Instagram by storm of late.
We recently took a closer look at this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Five GSR 1998 to find out the ins and outs of this immaculate vehicle.

The JDM IMPORT version EVO 5 is currently used as a street car, but slowly being transformed into a ‘club sport’ spec track car.

Starting out with some track days this year, owner David is looking forward to ‘stretching its legs’ on race circuits around the UK, especially with the new forged engine build. The Long term goal is to compete in Time Attack events and the vehicle is slowly receiving upgrades, such as custom intercooler pipe work by Rushworth Performance, with that End Goal in mind.

David purchased the EVO in fairly stock condition with just a remap and some coilovers. Since then, modifications have included trading in the remap for a the Link G4+ PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU allows for an easy, no-fuss install with a huge amount of possibilities opened. Features set-up at the moment include Sequential fuel delivery, Knock Control, Launch Control, Boost control with switchable settings and the ability to recording data into the on-board memory. This is done using an array of Link sensors such as Temperature and Oil pressure.

The car is currently running on a de-tuned engine map, while awaiting a fresh tune following the new engine build. This has included an update to a fully forged and rebuilt 4G63T by C1-R Motorsport.

David commented: “The difference of having the G4+ (even on the old engine setup) was night and day as it transformed both the driveability in terms of power delivery and how much smoother the car was at low rpm. It drove just like my vw golf daily driver!”

The engine is spec’d to handle circa 800bhp. Current turbo estimate is mid 400’s(bhp) so the long term goal sits around 500whp.

Other modifications include a 25 row oil cooler, complete AN lines / fittings supplied by HEL Performance and and uprated clutch provided by RTS Performance.

Ideally, David would also like to upgrade to a Link MXS Strada dash later this year.

We can’t wait to see more impressive photos pop up as the vehicle progresses more and more.

 

 

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #7 – R53 MINI Cooper XT

“Pure Adrenaline & Pure Excitement” is how James Michael describes driving his MINI Cooper around circuits such as Nurburgring, Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone.

 

It’s no wonder, with 411 wheel horsepower and a list of over 100 modifications, that the 2005 MINI with an R53 Turbo engine conversion brings him such pleasure.

 

The street legal Cooper XT is regularly taken to race tracks where the absolute most can be extracted out of this amazing package. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, a screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate make up just a fraction of the full Specifications list (found below).

 

 

This MINI now has four times the power output than original.

 

Starting life at 94 horsepower, James purchased this car in bone stock trim. It now pumps out 473 bhp, after he has completely transformed the car from the inside out. Not one bolt has been left un-turned.

 

 

 

British Link ECU Dealer 1320 MINI are experts in the field and helped James out with installing a Link G4+ MINILINK PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU gives the MINI a real on track advantage, enabling features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti-lag and traction control.

 

The Link ECU also sends information directly to the Aim Dash in the cockpit, so James can see real time data, in addition to that which is available via PC Link Data Logging.

 

Other engine management features 1320 Mini have set-up include:

*OEM Idol hardware support

*5D Support with 3 switchable tables

*Quicktune

*Individual cylinder correction

*Staged Injection

 

 

James is eagerly awaiting event restrictions to ease, so he can attend some planned track days this year. Goals include doing a sub 8 minute lap at Nurburgring, as well as driving at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Castle Combe and more!

 

We here at Link ECU can’t wait to see this special MINI in action at Castle Combe. In the meantime we will just have to keep a watchful eye via social media.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Insatgram – @bkcooperxt

Facebook – 1320 Mini

 

 

Specifications:

CooperxT specification

MINI R53 engine

28/73HTA dual ball bearing hybrid turbo

Gold custom billet wheel

Tial v-band

38mm wastegate

3″ 1320 downpipe

Screamer pipe

Tial bov

2% enlarged lightened crank

1000 injectors

Cat cam (billet)

1320 sidewinder exhaust manifold

1320 custom billet collector

1320 Ported head gs valves and crown springs

Forged pistons

Ported inlet manifold

Relocated throttle body

Link PlugIn ECU

Forged rods

3″ custom BORLA Exhaust with decat

Clutch master FX500 clutch

Clutch master Single mass Flywheel

Pro alloy FMIC and Rad

1320 custom MANIC Map

6speed gear box

Quaife 1.5 LSD

AEM AFR Gauge

Cooper S fuel Pump

MSD leads

Custom header tank

 

Exterior:

Mini Gp rear wing

Mini Gp front bumper

Mini GP sideskirts

Mini Gp boot

Mini Cooper s bonnet

Jaguar bonnet vents

Carbon wing mirrors

Carbon door handles

Carbon splitter

OEM Xenon head lights with custom halo

Custom terminator eye

Rear wiper delete

Custom light brows

Smoothed arches

Pearl black wrap

Brushed black warped roof

Custom wrap tattoos around the car

 

Interior:

MINI R56 custom recaro seats (diamond stitch alcantara with Bentley leather including personal logo)

Custom dash (bentley leather top with diamond stitched alcantara underside)

Custom alcantara stitched gators

Rear seat delete (diamond stitched alcantara)

Custom sun visors with personal logo

Custom floor mats with personal logo

Custom bonnet cover with personal logo

Carbon complete interior

OEM satnav installed

Omp baby steering wheel

 

Wheels and Tyres:

OZ formulae HLT 17″ et25 wrapped in Yokohama AD08R

 

Brakes:

330mm MINI R56 Brembo 4pot

R56 rear calliper conversion

 

Suspension:

BC RACING coilovers (camber dampening rebound and height settings)

Adjustable rear anti roll bars

Shortened front drop links

 

Other:

Boost controller

Turbo timer

Upgraded sound system

Short shifter

Cooper S fuel cap

Battery relocation

Link ECU Build of the Week #6 – Immense Motorsports EVO7

The Mitsubishi EVO 7 is an extremely versatile performance car.

From Time Attack, to Drag Racing, Hill Climbs and Circuit Racing, EVO’s are seen competing in a variety of Motorsport competitions around the world.

Pete Kearney’s EVO 7 featured here is used on the street as well as Drag racing, running low 10 second quarter mile passes.

The 2001 Evolution VII was originally purchased by Pete as a tidy street car putting out close to 400 horsepower.

That wasn’t enough for the Christchurch (New Zealand) based Owner, who then modified the car gradually over the past couple of years. The billet block 2.2l stroker engine now puts out 535 horsepower, thanks to features such as the Plazmaman intake, intercooler and clamps, Samsonas 5speed sequential gearbox, Driveshaft Shop carbon driveshaft and a Link G4+ Fury ECU. 

 

While wanting to maintain the street look of the car, the increase in power lead to the decision to install a roll cage.

We stripped the car down put in a roll cage as we were hitting the low 10’s on the strip. We added Bride race spec seats and harnesses for safety measures, all while trying to maintain a street look” says Pete, a member of Immense Motorsport.  

The Link Fury has been tuned by Jason at Specialised Auto Services in Christchurch. The car now has Onboard Wideband, Manifold EGTs, Oil temperature/pressure sensors, Water temp/pressure sensors, Wheel speed sensors, and Flexi fuel set-up. Of course the Link ECU also provides data logging for the team to review after Drag passes, providing helpful information towards improved performance. 

On the cards this year include a few Pegasus Bay Drag Race meets at Mike Pero Motorsport Park and hopefully some OSCA meetings too. We suspect there is still more to come from this beast!

Thanks for choosing Link ECU, Pete. We Wish you all the best for some more great times at the race track soon.

You can follow the Car’s progress on Social Media via these links:

 

Immense Motorsport Facebook Page 

Specialised Auto Services Facebook Page 

 

 

 

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PACE Motorsport tuning Motorcycles with Link ECU

PACE Motorsport is owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiast, Brett Ghedina.

 

Based in Perth, Western Australia, the company builds both custom performance motorcycles & automotive vehicles, specialising in the design, fabrication and tuning of turbocharged and supercharged/nitrous vehicles.

 

A busy man, Brett has installed and tuned countless Link ECU controlled engines over the years via a Mainline ProHub dyno. The workshop sees everything from street bikes to landspeed motorcycles and record breaking Dragsters.

A Link ECU is selected for many of these motorcycles as it allows for specialised custom fuel and ignition maps to be set-up according to what modifications have be done to each engine. Features such as flat shifting can be set-up and data logging can also be used to analyse how the bike is running up the drag strip.

We took a closer look at some of the motorcycles that have come through the PACE workshop for a Link ECU install over the years.

First up, is the PACE CBR1000 Turbo; the ‘Owners own bike’. This incredible machine puts out over 520 horsepower.

Check it out in action below clocking over 300 km/hr:

Another PACE Motorsports tuned Honda CBR1000, is this 2007 model drag bike. Also running a Link Fury ECU, this one puts out around 490 horsepower.

 

Brett also tuned this 2001 GSXR1000 owned by Phil Paton. The turbocharged Suzuki puts out over 300 horsepower running on methanol.

 

Another impressive Drag Racer is Mick’ s Gen1 ZX14r Turbocharged drag bike running an older ViPec ECU (now renamed Link). This has the full PACE Motorsport engine package, plus a GT3582 turbo, Scott Davis / RCC Turbo’s Exhaust header, PACE Motorsport dump pipe/W/G & charge pipe, E85 fuel system and an AMS1000 boost controller.
Power result for this one sits at 383Hp & 206Ftlb boost @ 120kpa / 17.5psi. 

Finally for now, (although there are many more), this 2009 Turbocharged GSX1000 runs on a Link Fury ECU.

 

Follow more of PACE Motorsport builds on Social media here.

 

Luke Lomas wins a free ECU!

While the competition in online Motorsport events may be virtual, the prizes can be real!

Recently, Link ECU Ambassador Corey Hosford  put on a virtual drift event via Twitch.

The winner of this was Luke Lomas , a 15 year old from Australia. As the winner of this competition, Luke received a free Link ECU. We shipped out the G4X S15 Plug’n’Play ECU requested by Luke, so that he could start drifting for real.

“At the time of winning the ECU, I didn’t have a car, but was looking at buying a S14A/S15 Silvia. The same day the ECU arrived was the day that we came home with a completely stock, Nissan S15 Silvia. It’s an Australian delivered car, but is mechanically the same as a JDM Spec R apart from being de-tuned from factory.” says Luke.

Although he is not yet old enough to compete, the motivated young Aussie plans to drive at Sydney Motorsport Park where there is a skidpan to initially learn on.

Luke adds: “the car is going to be lots of fun. Hopefully I can get out to a track and start drifting soon, can’t wait! It will be interesting to see how I can adapt from the simulator to real life driving, as I have only driven once in real life. That first time was in the S15, and to be honest, it felt just like the sim!”

As COVID-19 rampaged the world and closed down public events, virtual motorsports has provided relief for those Drivers and Fans missing the on track action over the past few months.

We are thoroughly enjoying seeing Link Sponsored Pro Drifters engage and interact by competing online with others from all over the world.

All the best in your drifting adventure, Luke!

Build of the Week #8 – ThatWhiteFive Mitsubishi EVO 5

That White Five – EVO 5

You may have seen @ThatWhiteFive‘s EVO taking Instagram by storm of late.
We recently took a closer look at this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Five GSR 1998 to find out the ins and outs of this immaculate vehicle.

The JDM IMPORT version EVO 5 is currently used as a street car, but slowly being transformed into a ‘club sport’ spec track car.

Starting out with some track days this year, owner David is looking forward to ‘stretching its legs’ on race circuits around the UK, especially with the new forged engine build. The Long term goal is to compete in Time Attack events and the vehicle is slowly receiving upgrades, such as custom intercooler pipe work by Rushworth Performance, with that End Goal in mind.

David purchased the EVO in fairly stock condition with just a remap and some coilovers. Since then, modifications have included trading in the remap for a the Link G4+ PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU allows for an easy, no-fuss install with a huge amount of possibilities opened. Features set-up at the moment include Sequential fuel delivery, Knock Control, Launch Control, Boost control with switchable settings and the ability to recording data into the on-board memory. This is done using an array of Link sensors such as Temperature and Oil pressure.

The car is currently running on a de-tuned engine map, while awaiting a fresh tune following the new engine build. This has included an update to a fully forged and rebuilt 4G63T by C1-R Motorsport.

David commented: “The difference of having the G4+ (even on the old engine setup) was night and day as it transformed both the driveability in terms of power delivery and how much smoother the car was at low rpm. It drove just like my vw golf daily driver!”

The engine is spec’d to handle circa 800bhp. Current turbo estimate is mid 400’s(bhp) so the long term goal sits around 500whp.

Other modifications include a 25 row oil cooler, complete AN lines / fittings supplied by HEL Performance and and uprated clutch provided by RTS Performance.

Ideally, David would also like to upgrade to a Link MXS Strada dash later this year.

We can’t wait to see more impressive photos pop up as the vehicle progresses more and more.

 

 

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #7 – R53 MINI Cooper XT

“Pure Adrenaline & Pure Excitement” is how James Michael describes driving his MINI Cooper around circuits such as Nurburgring, Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone.

 

It’s no wonder, with 411 wheel horsepower and a list of over 100 modifications, that the 2005 MINI with an R53 Turbo engine conversion brings him such pleasure.

 

The street legal Cooper XT is regularly taken to race tracks where the absolute most can be extracted out of this amazing package. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, a screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate make up just a fraction of the full Specifications list (found below).

 

 

This MINI now has four times the power output than original.

 

Starting life at 94 horsepower, James purchased this car in bone stock trim. It now pumps out 473 bhp, after he has completely transformed the car from the inside out. Not one bolt has been left un-turned.

 

 

 

British Link ECU Dealer 1320 MINI are experts in the field and helped James out with installing a Link G4+ MINILINK PlugIn ECU. The PlugIn ECU gives the MINI a real on track advantage, enabling features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti-lag and traction control.

 

The Link ECU also sends information directly to the Aim Dash in the cockpit, so James can see real time data, in addition to that which is available via PC Link Data Logging.

 

Other engine management features 1320 Mini have set-up include:

*OEM Idol hardware support

*5D Support with 3 switchable tables

*Quicktune

*Individual cylinder correction

*Staged Injection

 

 

James is eagerly awaiting event restrictions to ease, so he can attend some planned track days this year. Goals include doing a sub 8 minute lap at Nurburgring, as well as driving at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Castle Combe and more!

 

We here at Link ECU can’t wait to see this special MINI in action at Castle Combe. In the meantime we will just have to keep a watchful eye via social media.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Insatgram – @bkcooperxt

Facebook – 1320 Mini

 

 

Specifications:

CooperxT specification

MINI R53 engine

28/73HTA dual ball bearing hybrid turbo

Gold custom billet wheel

Tial v-band

38mm wastegate

3″ 1320 downpipe

Screamer pipe

Tial bov

2% enlarged lightened crank

1000 injectors

Cat cam (billet)

1320 sidewinder exhaust manifold

1320 custom billet collector

1320 Ported head gs valves and crown springs

Forged pistons

Ported inlet manifold

Relocated throttle body

Link PlugIn ECU

Forged rods

3″ custom BORLA Exhaust with decat

Clutch master FX500 clutch

Clutch master Single mass Flywheel

Pro alloy FMIC and Rad

1320 custom MANIC Map

6speed gear box

Quaife 1.5 LSD

AEM AFR Gauge

Cooper S fuel Pump

MSD leads

Custom header tank

 

Exterior:

Mini Gp rear wing

Mini Gp front bumper

Mini GP sideskirts

Mini Gp boot

Mini Cooper s bonnet

Jaguar bonnet vents

Carbon wing mirrors

Carbon door handles

Carbon splitter

OEM Xenon head lights with custom halo

Custom terminator eye

Rear wiper delete

Custom light brows

Smoothed arches

Pearl black wrap

Brushed black warped roof

Custom wrap tattoos around the car

 

Interior:

MINI R56 custom recaro seats (diamond stitch alcantara with Bentley leather including personal logo)

Custom dash (bentley leather top with diamond stitched alcantara underside)

Custom alcantara stitched gators

Rear seat delete (diamond stitched alcantara)

Custom sun visors with personal logo

Custom floor mats with personal logo

Custom bonnet cover with personal logo

Carbon complete interior

OEM satnav installed

Omp baby steering wheel

 

Wheels and Tyres:

OZ formulae HLT 17″ et25 wrapped in Yokohama AD08R

 

Brakes:

330mm MINI R56 Brembo 4pot

R56 rear calliper conversion

 

Suspension:

BC RACING coilovers (camber dampening rebound and height settings)

Adjustable rear anti roll bars

Shortened front drop links

 

Other:

Boost controller

Turbo timer

Upgraded sound system

Short shifter

Cooper S fuel cap

Battery relocation

Link ECU Build of the Week #6 – Immense Motorsports EVO7

The Mitsubishi EVO 7 is an extremely versatile performance car.

From Time Attack, to Drag Racing, Hill Climbs and Circuit Racing, EVO’s are seen competing in a variety of Motorsport competitions around the world.

Pete Kearney’s EVO 7 featured here is used on the street as well as Drag racing, running low 10 second quarter mile passes.

The 2001 Evolution VII was originally purchased by Pete as a tidy street car putting out close to 400 horsepower.

That wasn’t enough for the Christchurch (New Zealand) based Owner, who then modified the car gradually over the past couple of years. The billet block 2.2l stroker engine now puts out 535 horsepower, thanks to features such as the Plazmaman intake, intercooler and clamps, Samsonas 5speed sequential gearbox, Driveshaft Shop carbon driveshaft and a Link G4+ Fury ECU. 

 

While wanting to maintain the street look of the car, the increase in power lead to the decision to install a roll cage.

We stripped the car down put in a roll cage as we were hitting the low 10’s on the strip. We added Bride race spec seats and harnesses for safety measures, all while trying to maintain a street look” says Pete, a member of Immense Motorsport.  

The Link Fury has been tuned by Jason at Specialised Auto Services in Christchurch. The car now has Onboard Wideband, Manifold EGTs, Oil temperature/pressure sensors, Water temp/pressure sensors, Wheel speed sensors, and Flexi fuel set-up. Of course the Link ECU also provides data logging for the team to review after Drag passes, providing helpful information towards improved performance. 

On the cards this year include a few Pegasus Bay Drag Race meets at Mike Pero Motorsport Park and hopefully some OSCA meetings too. We suspect there is still more to come from this beast!

Thanks for choosing Link ECU, Pete. We Wish you all the best for some more great times at the race track soon.

You can follow the Car’s progress on Social Media via these links:

 

Immense Motorsport Facebook Page 

Specialised Auto Services Facebook Page 

 

 

 

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