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Link ECU Build of the week #14 – 300ZX Track Toy

Is hitting the race track the best way to spend a weekend? We sure think so!

 

So does the proud Owner of this week’s featured build, Mike Gruizinga. Mike often spends his weekends at local circuit Gingerman Raceway, often with this extremely tidy 300ZX.

I do Lemons racing with another car so this is my track toy. I use it for street driving as well as HPDE stuff.” Mike adds. 

The 1984 Nissan 300zx has been rebuilt from ground up to achieve its current state. 

Originally purchased for $500 over 10 years ago, Mike has since rebuilt every aspect, painted it, and swapped in an s13 rear subframe. The suspension also has S13 aftermarket parts adapted to suit and fitted. The wheels are Algernon Intelesse and the rear over fenders are rare fiberglass parts. 

The engine, a VG30ET, has custom longtube headers, cams, and intake. 

The complete package is controlled by a Link Xtreme ECU which has recently been installed.

Tuned by one of the best in the business, Whalens Speed R & D, you can bet the car runs smooth and maximises the Xtreme ECU.

Mike adds: “I’m using a G4+ Xtreme ECU and I love it. The Motorsport shifting is my favorite feature, it is so much fun on track. We have two-step enabled and also working on closed loop boost control.”

“Then, I really want to put a Link/AiM MXS dash in this Winter, plus a can lambda.”

Thanks for sharing your car with us Mike. We love seeing builds like this getting to show what they are capable of on a circuit!

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #13 – KA24DE Mini Stock

A mean, green machine.This week’s build is something unique…

The 1992 Nissan 240sx with a ka24de engine is racing in the NASCAR Mini Stock class. It contests the 3/8 of a mile oval at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA.

Jim from Alm Automotive shared some information about the Mini Stock, which features serious modifications to the chassis. “We bought this car in 2015 as a rolling shell. We put coil overs on it, all adjustable suspension, roll cage and other modifications to get more left side weight to help it turn left. We also built new strut towers in the front, and a fuel cell with cage in the back.”

The KA24DE engine under the hood has 14:1 compression pistons with 90mm bore and BC stage 3 cams.

Jim also tuned the car. It made 215hp at the Dyno being naturally aspirated.

He adds: “The last few years we were using the AEM series 2, but this year we upgraded to a Link G4+ Xtreme.”
“The Link enables the alternator solenoid to have a delay shut off to contain all power to the battery during emergency shut off. We also are able to run a digital dash display using gauge art. The quick tune feature is a really cool feature, especially for teaching new people how to tune.”

The Xtreme ECU is Link’s premium ECUs, designed for competition cars just like this one. With tuning features such as traction control, the all new XtremeX ECU also features a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging.

The ECU will be put to the test over the next couple of months as NASCAR junior racing starts up again.

“We run the full mini stock schedule and we have been for the last seven years. Of course, this season is going to be a little different because of COVID-19. I believe the season will be shortened a little bit, but racing is set to return soon.”

 

NASCAR is still in the beginning stages of moving from Carbureted to EFI in their lower divisions, such as the Mini Stock Class. Jim hopes to help change that, adding: “We have been seeing more and more people move from carbureted to EFI. There is great potential here.”

We certainly look forward to seeing how you get on against some tough competition this season. Good Luck from everyone at Link ECU.

PlugIn Spotlight – MINILink

The G4X MiniLink MINI-X PlugIn ECU is the latest version of Link ECU’s Plug and Play option for the BMW Mini R53.

Running on the G4X platform means the MiniLink now features a faster processor, faster communications chip and a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging. G4X also ensures some of the Motorsport features available with the MiniLink PlugIn ECU are even better. The traction control now has a torque management system integrated into it, with ignition retard, cuts, Ethrottle reduction and boost reduction, all making it more effective. Plus, G4X is much faster to react to everything, meaning the car runs very smooth and very responsive using one of these control units.

These benefits are  for those who enjoy the odd track day with their Mini! We know there are plenty of you out there.

The Mini Cooper R53 is, in fact, a fantastic vehicle for those wanting both track and street performance. Despite being a lot of fun even in stock trim, they are are often heavily modified with aftermarket turbochargers, head polishing, higher spec injctors or larger throttle bodies. The stock ECU is not designed to handle these modifications, which is where the flexibility and usability of a Link ECU comes to play.

The MiniLink ECU is designed for the R53 Tritec 1.6 SC engine and works with manual transmissions only.   

An XS Loom and 4 Bar Map Sensor (sold separately) are highly recommended to allow for the extra inputs/outputs and the additional boost from modified vehicles. 

Our BMW Mini ECU is slightly different to other Link PlugIns because it comes in it’s own case, which then fits directly into the factory location. Installation of the unit is still a breeze with no alteration of the factory wiring loom required.

 

 

 

Lets take a closer look at some cars make great use of the MiniLink PlugIn ECU:

 

  • Eddie Oliver’s M£N£

Eddie does a ton of racing with his Mini, but he drives it daily too! A tonne of work has gone into polishing this set-up which uses a factory Eaton45 supercharger on the 1.6l R53 engine. With NOS, it puts out 304 whp to make it one of the UK’s most powerful Minis.

 

  • Todd Crooks Rally Car

Link ECU is proud to partner with Todd and his Supermodified Mini Cooper S. The duo prove to be a top contender in the British Rallycross Championship, the Link PnP to unlock features such as launch control, anti-lag and data logging. For Motorsport purposes, PC Link and the data logging allow for an easy diagnosis and fixing of any issues that arise during competition.

 

  • James Michael’s Mini Cooper

Installed and tuned by 1320 Mini, the MiniLink PlugIn ECU is used to its full potential in this heavily modified 400whp, 2005 Mini Cooper. James drives his car at track days throughout Europe, enjoying features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti lag and traction control. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate are just part of this phenomenal engine package.

 

  • John John’s R53 Mini Cooper S

John’s Youtube Channel has some neat videos of his track day exploits plus how he has ironed out some engine issues using the Link PlugIn. Specs of the car include a Catcam 469, Robert Cox BVH, 17% pulley, Link G4+ ECU, Janspeed manifold, Milltek cat back system and more.

 

Additional Information about the MiniLink:

The following expansion connector inputs/outputs are provided on the MiniLink ECU.  

Aux1                Auxiliary Output 

DI8                Digital Input 

DI9                Digital Input 

An Temp 3        Temperature sensor input 

An Temp 4        Temperature sensor input 

An Volt 10        Analog 0-5V input 

An Volt 11        Analog 0-5V input 

+5V Out        Low Current +5V Supply 

GND                Sensor Ground Only 

*Please see the PC Link Help file for details regarding installing the Expansion Cable.  

Tor Arne Kvia’s DMEC Drift Car

Speed, smoke and a whole lot of horsepower. Three things Tor Arne Kvia can’t get enough of.

As one of Europe’s leading Drift Pilots, Tor is well accustomed to shredding tires in competition against some of the world’s best.

Not only is he a fantastic Driver (last year he finished the Drift Masters European Championship in fourth overall), Tor is a skilled Fabricator as well.

The young Norwegian puts a ton of effort into preparing his Drift cars. His latest S13 build required more than a month’s work removing rust caused by the salty roads in Norway – “just normal” he says!

The car is a 1993 Nissan 200sx (S13) with a high spec V8 engine under the bonnet.

“Everything” within the vehicle has been modified according to Tor, with all the major parts having been revamped. “There’s always things to fine tune and make better, but this car is now a great package with a whopping 720whp and 850wnm at only 0.66 bar of boost”.

From the beginning…
The car for this build came as a bare shell with only a rear subframe and some wheels. History says it was Kenneth Moen’s future European car, but ‘Fast Kenny’ eventually gave it up for a PS13 and it then came into Tor’s hands. After clearing the rust, all unnecessary metal was cut to within just millimetres of the rule book requirements. A custom FIA Spec rollcage with Nascar style door bars was then installed. All fabrication work on the car was done in house at TAKFAB.

The engine…
A Mast Motorsport 416ci Chevrolet V8 engine lies within. Custom L92 heads feature, including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk. This creates a huge amount of torque meaning the car can run low boost settings and still produce phenomenal power.

The Electronics…
In control is a Link Thunder ECU, the biggest ECU in our range. The Thunder operates together with an AIM MXG dash logger, Link pressure sensors for oil and fuel, Link Map Sensor and a Link Lambda sensor, to ensure the car is tuned to perfection. Tor adds: “With a big engine like our 416 and dry sump set-up, we usually run short of connectors on the other ECU’s we’ve ran. Now, we’ve got a lot of room to improve and upgrade our logging and sensors”. The tuning has been done by Link Dealer in Norway, Haaland Tuning. The final result of 720 horsepower has already proved to be smooth and usable at Round 1 of the Norweigen Drift Championship not long ago.

The complete list of specifications for the car can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The plans… 
Tor’s big focus for this year is of course the Drift Masters European Championship, now scheduled to start in August. He is also driving in the Norwegian Drift Championship with this same car, plus hopefully some cool extra events if Covid-19 restrictions don’t prevent them from going ahead.

Follow his efforts at these events via social media:

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

We here at Link ECU certainly look forward to seeing Tor and his epic car battle for the top spot in DMEC again this year!

 

2020 Car Specifications:

Engine: Mast Motorsport 416ci with custom L92 heads including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk

Clutch: Ram 10” 2 plated clutch with their own release bearing

Gearbox: Samsonas 5speed Sequential Gearbox

Diffrential: Sikky 10” Quickchange 1500 version

Front: Wisefab v2 with rack relocation, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Rear: Wisefab rear kit, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Bodykit: 2F Performance Superdoof

Wheels: 59North Wheels D-003 8,5”x18” front and D-003 11”x18” rear

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #12 – FD Pro Drift Car

This year, Faruk Kugay joins the ever-expanding lineup of Pro Formula Drift Drivers choosing Link ECU.
The Polish born Driver has been making waves in the drifting scene for a few years now, first starting out in 2002. Since then, he has organised events, taught drifting, judged competitions and competed across Europe and America. In 2014 he earned his Pro-2 license through his local Pro-am series in Northern California, Golden Gate Drift. In 2015 he earned his Pro 1 License and has since been competing in Pro 1.

 

With a new S14 build for this season, Faruk has turned to a Link Fury ECU to control his 2JZ engine.

His favourite part about the Link Fury is the data logging capabilities, meaning Faruk and his team from SGK Performance can analyse how the engine was running during each drift run.

He adds: “A massive thanks to Jason at @linkecu for all the help! Running our VVTI 2JZ on a Fury has been perfect!!! Awesome tune-ability and man… having an ECU company that supports our community and passion is simply amazing!”

 

The tune was a combined effort between Jason Ofelein & Bartosz Stolarski. It puts out 761 horsepower at 23psi.

The engine has been upgraded to include King Bearings in the 2JZGTE. CP pistons, Carrillo Rods, Brian Crower Cams and head pieces, Real Street Main Caps and lots of @driftmotion1 little pieces also feature. This motor is a dream build for Faruk, with the hand ported head from Cameron at ALC Machine after years of learning what works best. Along with the 2JZ motor and engine management package, the 1997 Nissan 240sx also features a center mounted radiator and many other modifications to meet the Formula Drift Technical Regulations.

 

Faruk will be debuting the new build when Formula Drift 2020 kicks off in August.

 

 

To select a livery for this season, Faruk ran an online competition where fans could design his car for the Formula Drift season!

The winning design can be seen below. Awesome work by Brad from New Zealand.

From a bare shell early this year, to the complete Formula Drift Spec build its is now, this build has required a lot of dedication.

Welcome to #TeamLink, Faruk!

 

 

 

 

Competition: Win a discount towards your Link ECU

Get Back on Track with Link ECU!

New Version of PC Link for G4X Now Available

Version 6.17.22 is ready for Download 

The latest version of PC Link for G4X is now available for download.This is software version 6.17.22 and firmware version 6.17.8. It includes a huge array of new features and updates!

Some of the new features include:
-Traction control and torque management functions added
-Added Boost Control pressure source selection (allows tuning using a Boost pressure sensor instead of MAP)
-New layouts available
👉 Please have a read of the full list (including changes and fixes) here

Download the updated version onto your laptop by clicking here. 

Link ECU Build of the week #14 – 300ZX Track Toy

Is hitting the race track the best way to spend a weekend? We sure think so!

 

So does the proud Owner of this week’s featured build, Mike Gruizinga. Mike often spends his weekends at local circuit Gingerman Raceway, often with this extremely tidy 300ZX.

I do Lemons racing with another car so this is my track toy. I use it for street driving as well as HPDE stuff.” Mike adds. 

The 1984 Nissan 300zx has been rebuilt from ground up to achieve its current state. 

Originally purchased for $500 over 10 years ago, Mike has since rebuilt every aspect, painted it, and swapped in an s13 rear subframe. The suspension also has S13 aftermarket parts adapted to suit and fitted. The wheels are Algernon Intelesse and the rear over fenders are rare fiberglass parts. 

The engine, a VG30ET, has custom longtube headers, cams, and intake. 

The complete package is controlled by a Link Xtreme ECU which has recently been installed.

Tuned by one of the best in the business, Whalens Speed R & D, you can bet the car runs smooth and maximises the Xtreme ECU.

Mike adds: “I’m using a G4+ Xtreme ECU and I love it. The Motorsport shifting is my favorite feature, it is so much fun on track. We have two-step enabled and also working on closed loop boost control.”

“Then, I really want to put a Link/AiM MXS dash in this Winter, plus a can lambda.”

Thanks for sharing your car with us Mike. We love seeing builds like this getting to show what they are capable of on a circuit!

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #13 – KA24DE Mini Stock

A mean, green machine.This week’s build is something unique…

The 1992 Nissan 240sx with a ka24de engine is racing in the NASCAR Mini Stock class. It contests the 3/8 of a mile oval at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA.

Jim from Alm Automotive shared some information about the Mini Stock, which features serious modifications to the chassis. “We bought this car in 2015 as a rolling shell. We put coil overs on it, all adjustable suspension, roll cage and other modifications to get more left side weight to help it turn left. We also built new strut towers in the front, and a fuel cell with cage in the back.”

The KA24DE engine under the hood has 14:1 compression pistons with 90mm bore and BC stage 3 cams.

Jim also tuned the car. It made 215hp at the Dyno being naturally aspirated.

He adds: “The last few years we were using the AEM series 2, but this year we upgraded to a Link G4+ Xtreme.”
“The Link enables the alternator solenoid to have a delay shut off to contain all power to the battery during emergency shut off. We also are able to run a digital dash display using gauge art. The quick tune feature is a really cool feature, especially for teaching new people how to tune.”

The Xtreme ECU is Link’s premium ECUs, designed for competition cars just like this one. With tuning features such as traction control, the all new XtremeX ECU also features a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging.

The ECU will be put to the test over the next couple of months as NASCAR junior racing starts up again.

“We run the full mini stock schedule and we have been for the last seven years. Of course, this season is going to be a little different because of COVID-19. I believe the season will be shortened a little bit, but racing is set to return soon.”

 

NASCAR is still in the beginning stages of moving from Carbureted to EFI in their lower divisions, such as the Mini Stock Class. Jim hopes to help change that, adding: “We have been seeing more and more people move from carbureted to EFI. There is great potential here.”

We certainly look forward to seeing how you get on against some tough competition this season. Good Luck from everyone at Link ECU.

PlugIn Spotlight – MINILink

The G4X MiniLink MINI-X PlugIn ECU is the latest version of Link ECU’s Plug and Play option for the BMW Mini R53.

Running on the G4X platform means the MiniLink now features a faster processor, faster communications chip and a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging. G4X also ensures some of the Motorsport features available with the MiniLink PlugIn ECU are even better. The traction control now has a torque management system integrated into it, with ignition retard, cuts, Ethrottle reduction and boost reduction, all making it more effective. Plus, G4X is much faster to react to everything, meaning the car runs very smooth and very responsive using one of these control units.

These benefits are  for those who enjoy the odd track day with their Mini! We know there are plenty of you out there.

The Mini Cooper R53 is, in fact, a fantastic vehicle for those wanting both track and street performance. Despite being a lot of fun even in stock trim, they are are often heavily modified with aftermarket turbochargers, head polishing, higher spec injctors or larger throttle bodies. The stock ECU is not designed to handle these modifications, which is where the flexibility and usability of a Link ECU comes to play.

The MiniLink ECU is designed for the R53 Tritec 1.6 SC engine and works with manual transmissions only.   

An XS Loom and 4 Bar Map Sensor (sold separately) are highly recommended to allow for the extra inputs/outputs and the additional boost from modified vehicles. 

Our BMW Mini ECU is slightly different to other Link PlugIns because it comes in it’s own case, which then fits directly into the factory location. Installation of the unit is still a breeze with no alteration of the factory wiring loom required.

 

 

 

Lets take a closer look at some cars make great use of the MiniLink PlugIn ECU:

 

  • Eddie Oliver’s M£N£

Eddie does a ton of racing with his Mini, but he drives it daily too! A tonne of work has gone into polishing this set-up which uses a factory Eaton45 supercharger on the 1.6l R53 engine. With NOS, it puts out 304 whp to make it one of the UK’s most powerful Minis.

 

  • Todd Crooks Rally Car

Link ECU is proud to partner with Todd and his Supermodified Mini Cooper S. The duo prove to be a top contender in the British Rallycross Championship, the Link PnP to unlock features such as launch control, anti-lag and data logging. For Motorsport purposes, PC Link and the data logging allow for an easy diagnosis and fixing of any issues that arise during competition.

 

  • James Michael’s Mini Cooper

Installed and tuned by 1320 Mini, the MiniLink PlugIn ECU is used to its full potential in this heavily modified 400whp, 2005 Mini Cooper. James drives his car at track days throughout Europe, enjoying features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti lag and traction control. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate are just part of this phenomenal engine package.

 

  • John John’s R53 Mini Cooper S

John’s Youtube Channel has some neat videos of his track day exploits plus how he has ironed out some engine issues using the Link PlugIn. Specs of the car include a Catcam 469, Robert Cox BVH, 17% pulley, Link G4+ ECU, Janspeed manifold, Milltek cat back system and more.

 

Additional Information about the MiniLink:

The following expansion connector inputs/outputs are provided on the MiniLink ECU.  

Aux1                Auxiliary Output 

DI8                Digital Input 

DI9                Digital Input 

An Temp 3        Temperature sensor input 

An Temp 4        Temperature sensor input 

An Volt 10        Analog 0-5V input 

An Volt 11        Analog 0-5V input 

+5V Out        Low Current +5V Supply 

GND                Sensor Ground Only 

*Please see the PC Link Help file for details regarding installing the Expansion Cable.  

Tor Arne Kvia’s DMEC Drift Car

Speed, smoke and a whole lot of horsepower. Three things Tor Arne Kvia can’t get enough of.

As one of Europe’s leading Drift Pilots, Tor is well accustomed to shredding tires in competition against some of the world’s best.

Not only is he a fantastic Driver (last year he finished the Drift Masters European Championship in fourth overall), Tor is a skilled Fabricator as well.

The young Norwegian puts a ton of effort into preparing his Drift cars. His latest S13 build required more than a month’s work removing rust caused by the salty roads in Norway – “just normal” he says!

The car is a 1993 Nissan 200sx (S13) with a high spec V8 engine under the bonnet.

“Everything” within the vehicle has been modified according to Tor, with all the major parts having been revamped. “There’s always things to fine tune and make better, but this car is now a great package with a whopping 720whp and 850wnm at only 0.66 bar of boost”.

From the beginning…
The car for this build came as a bare shell with only a rear subframe and some wheels. History says it was Kenneth Moen’s future European car, but ‘Fast Kenny’ eventually gave it up for a PS13 and it then came into Tor’s hands. After clearing the rust, all unnecessary metal was cut to within just millimetres of the rule book requirements. A custom FIA Spec rollcage with Nascar style door bars was then installed. All fabrication work on the car was done in house at TAKFAB.

The engine…
A Mast Motorsport 416ci Chevrolet V8 engine lies within. Custom L92 heads feature, including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk. This creates a huge amount of torque meaning the car can run low boost settings and still produce phenomenal power.

The Electronics…
In control is a Link Thunder ECU, the biggest ECU in our range. The Thunder operates together with an AIM MXG dash logger, Link pressure sensors for oil and fuel, Link Map Sensor and a Link Lambda sensor, to ensure the car is tuned to perfection. Tor adds: “With a big engine like our 416 and dry sump set-up, we usually run short of connectors on the other ECU’s we’ve ran. Now, we’ve got a lot of room to improve and upgrade our logging and sensors”. The tuning has been done by Link Dealer in Norway, Haaland Tuning. The final result of 720 horsepower has already proved to be smooth and usable at Round 1 of the Norweigen Drift Championship not long ago.

The complete list of specifications for the car can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The plans… 
Tor’s big focus for this year is of course the Drift Masters European Championship, now scheduled to start in August. He is also driving in the Norwegian Drift Championship with this same car, plus hopefully some cool extra events if Covid-19 restrictions don’t prevent them from going ahead.

Follow his efforts at these events via social media:

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

We here at Link ECU certainly look forward to seeing Tor and his epic car battle for the top spot in DMEC again this year!

 

2020 Car Specifications:

Engine: Mast Motorsport 416ci with custom L92 heads including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk

Clutch: Ram 10” 2 plated clutch with their own release bearing

Gearbox: Samsonas 5speed Sequential Gearbox

Diffrential: Sikky 10” Quickchange 1500 version

Front: Wisefab v2 with rack relocation, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Rear: Wisefab rear kit, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Bodykit: 2F Performance Superdoof

Wheels: 59North Wheels D-003 8,5”x18” front and D-003 11”x18” rear

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #12 – FD Pro Drift Car

This year, Faruk Kugay joins the ever-expanding lineup of Pro Formula Drift Drivers choosing Link ECU.
The Polish born Driver has been making waves in the drifting scene for a few years now, first starting out in 2002. Since then, he has organised events, taught drifting, judged competitions and competed across Europe and America. In 2014 he earned his Pro-2 license through his local Pro-am series in Northern California, Golden Gate Drift. In 2015 he earned his Pro 1 License and has since been competing in Pro 1.

 

With a new S14 build for this season, Faruk has turned to a Link Fury ECU to control his 2JZ engine.

His favourite part about the Link Fury is the data logging capabilities, meaning Faruk and his team from SGK Performance can analyse how the engine was running during each drift run.

He adds: “A massive thanks to Jason at @linkecu for all the help! Running our VVTI 2JZ on a Fury has been perfect!!! Awesome tune-ability and man… having an ECU company that supports our community and passion is simply amazing!”

 

The tune was a combined effort between Jason Ofelein & Bartosz Stolarski. It puts out 761 horsepower at 23psi.

The engine has been upgraded to include King Bearings in the 2JZGTE. CP pistons, Carrillo Rods, Brian Crower Cams and head pieces, Real Street Main Caps and lots of @driftmotion1 little pieces also feature. This motor is a dream build for Faruk, with the hand ported head from Cameron at ALC Machine after years of learning what works best. Along with the 2JZ motor and engine management package, the 1997 Nissan 240sx also features a center mounted radiator and many other modifications to meet the Formula Drift Technical Regulations.

 

Faruk will be debuting the new build when Formula Drift 2020 kicks off in August.

 

 

To select a livery for this season, Faruk ran an online competition where fans could design his car for the Formula Drift season!

The winning design can be seen below. Awesome work by Brad from New Zealand.

From a bare shell early this year, to the complete Formula Drift Spec build its is now, this build has required a lot of dedication.

Welcome to #TeamLink, Faruk!

 

 

 

 

Competition: Win a discount towards your Link ECU

Get Back on Track with Link ECU!

New Version of PC Link for G4X Now Available

Version 6.17.22 is ready for Download 

The latest version of PC Link for G4X is now available for download.This is software version 6.17.22 and firmware version 6.17.8. It includes a huge array of new features and updates!

Some of the new features include:
-Traction control and torque management functions added
-Added Boost Control pressure source selection (allows tuning using a Boost pressure sensor instead of MAP)
-New layouts available
👉 Please have a read of the full list (including changes and fixes) here

Download the updated version onto your laptop by clicking here. 

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Link ECU Build of the week #14 – 300ZX Track Toy

Is hitting the race track the best way to spend a weekend? We sure think so!

 

So does the proud Owner of this week’s featured build, Mike Gruizinga. Mike often spends his weekends at local circuit Gingerman Raceway, often with this extremely tidy 300ZX.

I do Lemons racing with another car so this is my track toy. I use it for street driving as well as HPDE stuff.” Mike adds. 

The 1984 Nissan 300zx has been rebuilt from ground up to achieve its current state. 

Originally purchased for $500 over 10 years ago, Mike has since rebuilt every aspect, painted it, and swapped in an s13 rear subframe. The suspension also has S13 aftermarket parts adapted to suit and fitted. The wheels are Algernon Intelesse and the rear over fenders are rare fiberglass parts. 

The engine, a VG30ET, has custom longtube headers, cams, and intake. 

The complete package is controlled by a Link Xtreme ECU which has recently been installed.

Tuned by one of the best in the business, Whalens Speed R & D, you can bet the car runs smooth and maximises the Xtreme ECU.

Mike adds: “I’m using a G4+ Xtreme ECU and I love it. The Motorsport shifting is my favorite feature, it is so much fun on track. We have two-step enabled and also working on closed loop boost control.”

“Then, I really want to put a Link/AiM MXS dash in this Winter, plus a can lambda.”

Thanks for sharing your car with us Mike. We love seeing builds like this getting to show what they are capable of on a circuit!

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #13 – KA24DE Mini Stock

A mean, green machine.This week’s build is something unique…

The 1992 Nissan 240sx with a ka24de engine is racing in the NASCAR Mini Stock class. It contests the 3/8 of a mile oval at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA.

Jim from Alm Automotive shared some information about the Mini Stock, which features serious modifications to the chassis. “We bought this car in 2015 as a rolling shell. We put coil overs on it, all adjustable suspension, roll cage and other modifications to get more left side weight to help it turn left. We also built new strut towers in the front, and a fuel cell with cage in the back.”

The KA24DE engine under the hood has 14:1 compression pistons with 90mm bore and BC stage 3 cams.

Jim also tuned the car. It made 215hp at the Dyno being naturally aspirated.

He adds: “The last few years we were using the AEM series 2, but this year we upgraded to a Link G4+ Xtreme.”
“The Link enables the alternator solenoid to have a delay shut off to contain all power to the battery during emergency shut off. We also are able to run a digital dash display using gauge art. The quick tune feature is a really cool feature, especially for teaching new people how to tune.”

The Xtreme ECU is Link’s premium ECUs, designed for competition cars just like this one. With tuning features such as traction control, the all new XtremeX ECU also features a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging.

The ECU will be put to the test over the next couple of months as NASCAR junior racing starts up again.

“We run the full mini stock schedule and we have been for the last seven years. Of course, this season is going to be a little different because of COVID-19. I believe the season will be shortened a little bit, but racing is set to return soon.”

 

NASCAR is still in the beginning stages of moving from Carbureted to EFI in their lower divisions, such as the Mini Stock Class. Jim hopes to help change that, adding: “We have been seeing more and more people move from carbureted to EFI. There is great potential here.”

We certainly look forward to seeing how you get on against some tough competition this season. Good Luck from everyone at Link ECU.

PlugIn Spotlight – MINILink

The G4X MiniLink MINI-X PlugIn ECU is the latest version of Link ECU’s Plug and Play option for the BMW Mini R53.

Running on the G4X platform means the MiniLink now features a faster processor, faster communications chip and a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging. G4X also ensures some of the Motorsport features available with the MiniLink PlugIn ECU are even better. The traction control now has a torque management system integrated into it, with ignition retard, cuts, Ethrottle reduction and boost reduction, all making it more effective. Plus, G4X is much faster to react to everything, meaning the car runs very smooth and very responsive using one of these control units.

These benefits are  for those who enjoy the odd track day with their Mini! We know there are plenty of you out there.

The Mini Cooper R53 is, in fact, a fantastic vehicle for those wanting both track and street performance. Despite being a lot of fun even in stock trim, they are are often heavily modified with aftermarket turbochargers, head polishing, higher spec injctors or larger throttle bodies. The stock ECU is not designed to handle these modifications, which is where the flexibility and usability of a Link ECU comes to play.

The MiniLink ECU is designed for the R53 Tritec 1.6 SC engine and works with manual transmissions only.   

An XS Loom and 4 Bar Map Sensor (sold separately) are highly recommended to allow for the extra inputs/outputs and the additional boost from modified vehicles. 

Our BMW Mini ECU is slightly different to other Link PlugIns because it comes in it’s own case, which then fits directly into the factory location. Installation of the unit is still a breeze with no alteration of the factory wiring loom required.

 

 

 

Lets take a closer look at some cars make great use of the MiniLink PlugIn ECU:

 

  • Eddie Oliver’s M£N£

Eddie does a ton of racing with his Mini, but he drives it daily too! A tonne of work has gone into polishing this set-up which uses a factory Eaton45 supercharger on the 1.6l R53 engine. With NOS, it puts out 304 whp to make it one of the UK’s most powerful Minis.

 

  • Todd Crooks Rally Car

Link ECU is proud to partner with Todd and his Supermodified Mini Cooper S. The duo prove to be a top contender in the British Rallycross Championship, the Link PnP to unlock features such as launch control, anti-lag and data logging. For Motorsport purposes, PC Link and the data logging allow for an easy diagnosis and fixing of any issues that arise during competition.

 

  • James Michael’s Mini Cooper

Installed and tuned by 1320 Mini, the MiniLink PlugIn ECU is used to its full potential in this heavily modified 400whp, 2005 Mini Cooper. James drives his car at track days throughout Europe, enjoying features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti lag and traction control. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate are just part of this phenomenal engine package.

 

  • John John’s R53 Mini Cooper S

John’s Youtube Channel has some neat videos of his track day exploits plus how he has ironed out some engine issues using the Link PlugIn. Specs of the car include a Catcam 469, Robert Cox BVH, 17% pulley, Link G4+ ECU, Janspeed manifold, Milltek cat back system and more.

 

Additional Information about the MiniLink:

The following expansion connector inputs/outputs are provided on the MiniLink ECU.  

Aux1                Auxiliary Output 

DI8                Digital Input 

DI9                Digital Input 

An Temp 3        Temperature sensor input 

An Temp 4        Temperature sensor input 

An Volt 10        Analog 0-5V input 

An Volt 11        Analog 0-5V input 

+5V Out        Low Current +5V Supply 

GND                Sensor Ground Only 

*Please see the PC Link Help file for details regarding installing the Expansion Cable.  

Tor Arne Kvia’s DMEC Drift Car

Speed, smoke and a whole lot of horsepower. Three things Tor Arne Kvia can’t get enough of.

As one of Europe’s leading Drift Pilots, Tor is well accustomed to shredding tires in competition against some of the world’s best.

Not only is he a fantastic Driver (last year he finished the Drift Masters European Championship in fourth overall), Tor is a skilled Fabricator as well.

The young Norwegian puts a ton of effort into preparing his Drift cars. His latest S13 build required more than a month’s work removing rust caused by the salty roads in Norway – “just normal” he says!

The car is a 1993 Nissan 200sx (S13) with a high spec V8 engine under the bonnet.

“Everything” within the vehicle has been modified according to Tor, with all the major parts having been revamped. “There’s always things to fine tune and make better, but this car is now a great package with a whopping 720whp and 850wnm at only 0.66 bar of boost”.

From the beginning…
The car for this build came as a bare shell with only a rear subframe and some wheels. History says it was Kenneth Moen’s future European car, but ‘Fast Kenny’ eventually gave it up for a PS13 and it then came into Tor’s hands. After clearing the rust, all unnecessary metal was cut to within just millimetres of the rule book requirements. A custom FIA Spec rollcage with Nascar style door bars was then installed. All fabrication work on the car was done in house at TAKFAB.

The engine…
A Mast Motorsport 416ci Chevrolet V8 engine lies within. Custom L92 heads feature, including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk. This creates a huge amount of torque meaning the car can run low boost settings and still produce phenomenal power.

The Electronics…
In control is a Link Thunder ECU, the biggest ECU in our range. The Thunder operates together with an AIM MXG dash logger, Link pressure sensors for oil and fuel, Link Map Sensor and a Link Lambda sensor, to ensure the car is tuned to perfection. Tor adds: “With a big engine like our 416 and dry sump set-up, we usually run short of connectors on the other ECU’s we’ve ran. Now, we’ve got a lot of room to improve and upgrade our logging and sensors”. The tuning has been done by Link Dealer in Norway, Haaland Tuning. The final result of 720 horsepower has already proved to be smooth and usable at Round 1 of the Norweigen Drift Championship not long ago.

The complete list of specifications for the car can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The plans… 
Tor’s big focus for this year is of course the Drift Masters European Championship, now scheduled to start in August. He is also driving in the Norwegian Drift Championship with this same car, plus hopefully some cool extra events if Covid-19 restrictions don’t prevent them from going ahead.

Follow his efforts at these events via social media:

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

We here at Link ECU certainly look forward to seeing Tor and his epic car battle for the top spot in DMEC again this year!

 

2020 Car Specifications:

Engine: Mast Motorsport 416ci with custom L92 heads including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk

Clutch: Ram 10” 2 plated clutch with their own release bearing

Gearbox: Samsonas 5speed Sequential Gearbox

Diffrential: Sikky 10” Quickchange 1500 version

Front: Wisefab v2 with rack relocation, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Rear: Wisefab rear kit, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Bodykit: 2F Performance Superdoof

Wheels: 59North Wheels D-003 8,5”x18” front and D-003 11”x18” rear

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #12 – FD Pro Drift Car

This year, Faruk Kugay joins the ever-expanding lineup of Pro Formula Drift Drivers choosing Link ECU.
The Polish born Driver has been making waves in the drifting scene for a few years now, first starting out in 2002. Since then, he has organised events, taught drifting, judged competitions and competed across Europe and America. In 2014 he earned his Pro-2 license through his local Pro-am series in Northern California, Golden Gate Drift. In 2015 he earned his Pro 1 License and has since been competing in Pro 1.

 

With a new S14 build for this season, Faruk has turned to a Link Fury ECU to control his 2JZ engine.

His favourite part about the Link Fury is the data logging capabilities, meaning Faruk and his team from SGK Performance can analyse how the engine was running during each drift run.

He adds: “A massive thanks to Jason at @linkecu for all the help! Running our VVTI 2JZ on a Fury has been perfect!!! Awesome tune-ability and man… having an ECU company that supports our community and passion is simply amazing!”

 

The tune was a combined effort between Jason Ofelein & Bartosz Stolarski. It puts out 761 horsepower at 23psi.

The engine has been upgraded to include King Bearings in the 2JZGTE. CP pistons, Carrillo Rods, Brian Crower Cams and head pieces, Real Street Main Caps and lots of @driftmotion1 little pieces also feature. This motor is a dream build for Faruk, with the hand ported head from Cameron at ALC Machine after years of learning what works best. Along with the 2JZ motor and engine management package, the 1997 Nissan 240sx also features a center mounted radiator and many other modifications to meet the Formula Drift Technical Regulations.

 

Faruk will be debuting the new build when Formula Drift 2020 kicks off in August.

 

 

To select a livery for this season, Faruk ran an online competition where fans could design his car for the Formula Drift season!

The winning design can be seen below. Awesome work by Brad from New Zealand.

From a bare shell early this year, to the complete Formula Drift Spec build its is now, this build has required a lot of dedication.

Welcome to #TeamLink, Faruk!

 

 

 

 

Competition: Win a discount towards your Link ECU

Get Back on Track with Link ECU!

New Version of PC Link for G4X Now Available

Version 6.17.22 is ready for Download 

The latest version of PC Link for G4X is now available for download.This is software version 6.17.22 and firmware version 6.17.8. It includes a huge array of new features and updates!

Some of the new features include:
-Traction control and torque management functions added
-Added Boost Control pressure source selection (allows tuning using a Boost pressure sensor instead of MAP)
-New layouts available
👉 Please have a read of the full list (including changes and fixes) here

Download the updated version onto your laptop by clicking here. 

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Link ECU Build of the week #14 – 300ZX Track Toy

Is hitting the race track the best way to spend a weekend? We sure think so!

 

So does the proud Owner of this week’s featured build, Mike Gruizinga. Mike often spends his weekends at local circuit Gingerman Raceway, often with this extremely tidy 300ZX.

I do Lemons racing with another car so this is my track toy. I use it for street driving as well as HPDE stuff.” Mike adds. 

The 1984 Nissan 300zx has been rebuilt from ground up to achieve its current state. 

Originally purchased for $500 over 10 years ago, Mike has since rebuilt every aspect, painted it, and swapped in an s13 rear subframe. The suspension also has S13 aftermarket parts adapted to suit and fitted. The wheels are Algernon Intelesse and the rear over fenders are rare fiberglass parts. 

The engine, a VG30ET, has custom longtube headers, cams, and intake. 

The complete package is controlled by a Link Xtreme ECU which has recently been installed.

Tuned by one of the best in the business, Whalens Speed R & D, you can bet the car runs smooth and maximises the Xtreme ECU.

Mike adds: “I’m using a G4+ Xtreme ECU and I love it. The Motorsport shifting is my favorite feature, it is so much fun on track. We have two-step enabled and also working on closed loop boost control.”

“Then, I really want to put a Link/AiM MXS dash in this Winter, plus a can lambda.”

Thanks for sharing your car with us Mike. We love seeing builds like this getting to show what they are capable of on a circuit!

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #13 – KA24DE Mini Stock

A mean, green machine.This week’s build is something unique…

The 1992 Nissan 240sx with a ka24de engine is racing in the NASCAR Mini Stock class. It contests the 3/8 of a mile oval at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA.

Jim from Alm Automotive shared some information about the Mini Stock, which features serious modifications to the chassis. “We bought this car in 2015 as a rolling shell. We put coil overs on it, all adjustable suspension, roll cage and other modifications to get more left side weight to help it turn left. We also built new strut towers in the front, and a fuel cell with cage in the back.”

The KA24DE engine under the hood has 14:1 compression pistons with 90mm bore and BC stage 3 cams.

Jim also tuned the car. It made 215hp at the Dyno being naturally aspirated.

He adds: “The last few years we were using the AEM series 2, but this year we upgraded to a Link G4+ Xtreme.”
“The Link enables the alternator solenoid to have a delay shut off to contain all power to the battery during emergency shut off. We also are able to run a digital dash display using gauge art. The quick tune feature is a really cool feature, especially for teaching new people how to tune.”

The Xtreme ECU is Link’s premium ECUs, designed for competition cars just like this one. With tuning features such as traction control, the all new XtremeX ECU also features a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging.

The ECU will be put to the test over the next couple of months as NASCAR junior racing starts up again.

“We run the full mini stock schedule and we have been for the last seven years. Of course, this season is going to be a little different because of COVID-19. I believe the season will be shortened a little bit, but racing is set to return soon.”

 

NASCAR is still in the beginning stages of moving from Carbureted to EFI in their lower divisions, such as the Mini Stock Class. Jim hopes to help change that, adding: “We have been seeing more and more people move from carbureted to EFI. There is great potential here.”

We certainly look forward to seeing how you get on against some tough competition this season. Good Luck from everyone at Link ECU.

PlugIn Spotlight – MINILink

The G4X MiniLink MINI-X PlugIn ECU is the latest version of Link ECU’s Plug and Play option for the BMW Mini R53.

Running on the G4X platform means the MiniLink now features a faster processor, faster communications chip and a whopping 512 megabytes of data logging. G4X also ensures some of the Motorsport features available with the MiniLink PlugIn ECU are even better. The traction control now has a torque management system integrated into it, with ignition retard, cuts, Ethrottle reduction and boost reduction, all making it more effective. Plus, G4X is much faster to react to everything, meaning the car runs very smooth and very responsive using one of these control units.

These benefits are  for those who enjoy the odd track day with their Mini! We know there are plenty of you out there.

The Mini Cooper R53 is, in fact, a fantastic vehicle for those wanting both track and street performance. Despite being a lot of fun even in stock trim, they are are often heavily modified with aftermarket turbochargers, head polishing, higher spec injctors or larger throttle bodies. The stock ECU is not designed to handle these modifications, which is where the flexibility and usability of a Link ECU comes to play.

The MiniLink ECU is designed for the R53 Tritec 1.6 SC engine and works with manual transmissions only.   

An XS Loom and 4 Bar Map Sensor (sold separately) are highly recommended to allow for the extra inputs/outputs and the additional boost from modified vehicles. 

Our BMW Mini ECU is slightly different to other Link PlugIns because it comes in it’s own case, which then fits directly into the factory location. Installation of the unit is still a breeze with no alteration of the factory wiring loom required.

 

 

 

Lets take a closer look at some cars make great use of the MiniLink PlugIn ECU:

 

  • Eddie Oliver’s M£N£

Eddie does a ton of racing with his Mini, but he drives it daily too! A tonne of work has gone into polishing this set-up which uses a factory Eaton45 supercharger on the 1.6l R53 engine. With NOS, it puts out 304 whp to make it one of the UK’s most powerful Minis.

 

  • Todd Crooks Rally Car

Link ECU is proud to partner with Todd and his Supermodified Mini Cooper S. The duo prove to be a top contender in the British Rallycross Championship, the Link PnP to unlock features such as launch control, anti-lag and data logging. For Motorsport purposes, PC Link and the data logging allow for an easy diagnosis and fixing of any issues that arise during competition.

 

  • James Michael’s Mini Cooper

Installed and tuned by 1320 Mini, the MiniLink PlugIn ECU is used to its full potential in this heavily modified 400whp, 2005 Mini Cooper. James drives his car at track days throughout Europe, enjoying features such as boost by gear, launch control, anti lag and traction control. A lightened crank, forged pistons and rods, screamer pipe and 38mm waste-gate are just part of this phenomenal engine package.

 

  • John John’s R53 Mini Cooper S

John’s Youtube Channel has some neat videos of his track day exploits plus how he has ironed out some engine issues using the Link PlugIn. Specs of the car include a Catcam 469, Robert Cox BVH, 17% pulley, Link G4+ ECU, Janspeed manifold, Milltek cat back system and more.

 

Additional Information about the MiniLink:

The following expansion connector inputs/outputs are provided on the MiniLink ECU.  

Aux1                Auxiliary Output 

DI8                Digital Input 

DI9                Digital Input 

An Temp 3        Temperature sensor input 

An Temp 4        Temperature sensor input 

An Volt 10        Analog 0-5V input 

An Volt 11        Analog 0-5V input 

+5V Out        Low Current +5V Supply 

GND                Sensor Ground Only 

*Please see the PC Link Help file for details regarding installing the Expansion Cable.  

Tor Arne Kvia’s DMEC Drift Car

Speed, smoke and a whole lot of horsepower. Three things Tor Arne Kvia can’t get enough of.

As one of Europe’s leading Drift Pilots, Tor is well accustomed to shredding tires in competition against some of the world’s best.

Not only is he a fantastic Driver (last year he finished the Drift Masters European Championship in fourth overall), Tor is a skilled Fabricator as well.

The young Norwegian puts a ton of effort into preparing his Drift cars. His latest S13 build required more than a month’s work removing rust caused by the salty roads in Norway – “just normal” he says!

The car is a 1993 Nissan 200sx (S13) with a high spec V8 engine under the bonnet.

“Everything” within the vehicle has been modified according to Tor, with all the major parts having been revamped. “There’s always things to fine tune and make better, but this car is now a great package with a whopping 720whp and 850wnm at only 0.66 bar of boost”.

From the beginning…
The car for this build came as a bare shell with only a rear subframe and some wheels. History says it was Kenneth Moen’s future European car, but ‘Fast Kenny’ eventually gave it up for a PS13 and it then came into Tor’s hands. After clearing the rust, all unnecessary metal was cut to within just millimetres of the rule book requirements. A custom FIA Spec rollcage with Nascar style door bars was then installed. All fabrication work on the car was done in house at TAKFAB.

The engine…
A Mast Motorsport 416ci Chevrolet V8 engine lies within. Custom L92 heads feature, including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk. This creates a huge amount of torque meaning the car can run low boost settings and still produce phenomenal power.

The Electronics…
In control is a Link Thunder ECU, the biggest ECU in our range. The Thunder operates together with an AIM MXG dash logger, Link pressure sensors for oil and fuel, Link Map Sensor and a Link Lambda sensor, to ensure the car is tuned to perfection. Tor adds: “With a big engine like our 416 and dry sump set-up, we usually run short of connectors on the other ECU’s we’ve ran. Now, we’ve got a lot of room to improve and upgrade our logging and sensors”. The tuning has been done by Link Dealer in Norway, Haaland Tuning. The final result of 720 horsepower has already proved to be smooth and usable at Round 1 of the Norweigen Drift Championship not long ago.

The complete list of specifications for the car can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The plans… 
Tor’s big focus for this year is of course the Drift Masters European Championship, now scheduled to start in August. He is also driving in the Norwegian Drift Championship with this same car, plus hopefully some cool extra events if Covid-19 restrictions don’t prevent them from going ahead.

Follow his efforts at these events via social media:

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

We here at Link ECU certainly look forward to seeing Tor and his epic car battle for the top spot in DMEC again this year!

 

2020 Car Specifications:

Engine: Mast Motorsport 416ci with custom L92 heads including Inconel valves, titan retainers, Chromoly pushrods, Jesel rocker arms and custom supercharger camshaft assembled by Stig Bakke at Motorteknikk

Clutch: Ram 10” 2 plated clutch with their own release bearing

Gearbox: Samsonas 5speed Sequential Gearbox

Diffrential: Sikky 10” Quickchange 1500 version

Front: Wisefab v2 with rack relocation, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Rear: Wisefab rear kit, Feal 441 Drift Spec Coilovers, Wilwood dragracing brakes and calipers.

Bodykit: 2F Performance Superdoof

Wheels: 59North Wheels D-003 8,5”x18” front and D-003 11”x18” rear

 

Link ECU Build of the Week #12 – FD Pro Drift Car

This year, Faruk Kugay joins the ever-expanding lineup of Pro Formula Drift Drivers choosing Link ECU.
The Polish born Driver has been making waves in the drifting scene for a few years now, first starting out in 2002. Since then, he has organised events, taught drifting, judged competitions and competed across Europe and America. In 2014 he earned his Pro-2 license through his local Pro-am series in Northern California, Golden Gate Drift. In 2015 he earned his Pro 1 License and has since been competing in Pro 1.

 

With a new S14 build for this season, Faruk has turned to a Link Fury ECU to control his 2JZ engine.

His favourite part about the Link Fury is the data logging capabilities, meaning Faruk and his team from SGK Performance can analyse how the engine was running during each drift run.

He adds: “A massive thanks to Jason at @linkecu for all the help! Running our VVTI 2JZ on a Fury has been perfect!!! Awesome tune-ability and man… having an ECU company that supports our community and passion is simply amazing!”

 

The tune was a combined effort between Jason Ofelein & Bartosz Stolarski. It puts out 761 horsepower at 23psi.

The engine has been upgraded to include King Bearings in the 2JZGTE. CP pistons, Carrillo Rods, Brian Crower Cams and head pieces, Real Street Main Caps and lots of @driftmotion1 little pieces also feature. This motor is a dream build for Faruk, with the hand ported head from Cameron at ALC Machine after years of learning what works best. Along with the 2JZ motor and engine management package, the 1997 Nissan 240sx also features a center mounted radiator and many other modifications to meet the Formula Drift Technical Regulations.

 

Faruk will be debuting the new build when Formula Drift 2020 kicks off in August.

 

 

To select a livery for this season, Faruk ran an online competition where fans could design his car for the Formula Drift season!

The winning design can be seen below. Awesome work by Brad from New Zealand.

From a bare shell early this year, to the complete Formula Drift Spec build its is now, this build has required a lot of dedication.

Welcome to #TeamLink, Faruk!

 

 

 

 

Competition: Win a discount towards your Link ECU

Get Back on Track with Link ECU!

New Version of PC Link for G4X Now Available

Version 6.17.22 is ready for Download 

The latest version of PC Link for G4X is now available for download.This is software version 6.17.22 and firmware version 6.17.8. It includes a huge array of new features and updates!

Some of the new features include:
-Traction control and torque management functions added
-Added Boost Control pressure source selection (allows tuning using a Boost pressure sensor instead of MAP)
-New layouts available
👉 Please have a read of the full list (including changes and fixes) here

Download the updated version onto your laptop by clicking here. 

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