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Traffic Light Grand Prix - after market traction control

Hi all,

I have been searching & reading posts from this web site for a few years now. The information & answers posted were good enough that I have never had any reason to post a question myself. So this is my first post. HELLO!

My question is that I want to know whether any of you have installed an after market traction control system such as that from RaceLogic. I am concerned that if I install it, it may result in misfire detection & put the car in limp home mode. (it works by creating a misfire so as to quell power to the tires). Before all of you reply saying that I do not need it if I am a good driver please remember that this is a FWD car with a lot of power. Yes I have installed a Q2 diff. And yes I can drive without traction control but I detest constantly buying NEW tires.

The car is a phase 2 GTV 2002:
- I have dropped a 3.2L engine from an Alfa GT in
- The car has a Q2 diff
- new Koni shocks
- new control arms
- new Good Year Eagle F1 directional tires
And handles like a dream.

Once moving I do not need traction control as the GTV handles very well, however when having a drag race at the traffic lights there is just too much power to be put to the tarmac. This keeps destroying the tires.(traction is much better after putting in new control arms however as this is a FWD car tyre wear is still excessive.)

Any advice would be appreciated from anyone who has installed one of these.

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its called launch control, and either you'd have it already with an aftermarket ecu. Or if you have the factory ecu and body computer running. Fit the bosch abs unit and u will have traction control back, or this thread is just bs
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your post is bs.
The poster did not claim he had an aftermarket ecu. He asked if any of us had installed one.

I havent heard of anyone installing an aftermarket ECU into any GTV, sorry.
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Can't help on the electronics side. But....

I had a powerful diesel before, first gear was a joke. An early shift to second helped loads. But this was because the torque came in very early. Whether this works for you depends on the torque level when you change early to second.

Something else that might help would be wider tyres?
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Hi all,

I have been searching & reading posts from this web site for a few years now. The information & answers posted were good enough that I have never had any reason to post a question myself. So this is my first post. HELLO!

My question is that I want to know whether any of you have installed an after market traction control system such as that from RaceLogic. I am concerned that if I install it, it may result in misfire detection & put the car in limp home mode. (it works by creating a misfire so as to quell power to the tires). Before all of you reply saying that I do not need it if I am a good driver please remember that this is a FWD car with a lot of power. Yes I have installed a Q2 diff. And yes I can drive without traction control but I detest constantly buying NEW tires.

The car is a phase 2 GTV 2002:
- I have dropped a 3.2L engine from an Alfa GT in
- The car has a Q2 diff
- new Koni shocks
- new control arms
- new Good Year Eagle F1 directional tires
And handles like a dream.

Once moving I do not need traction control as the GTV handles very well, however when having a drag race at the traffic lights there is just too much power to be put to the tarmac. This keeps destroying the tires.(traction is much better after putting in new control arms however as this is a FWD car tyre wear is still excessive.)

Any advice would be appreciated from anyone who has installed one of these.

Hong KONG Phooy.
I have never hear of anyone fitting one of these to a GTV. Your best bet would probably be to give either Alfatuner or AHM Motorsport a call, they may have fitted or heard of these being used before.

I'm not sure it's going to have the desired effect tho, if you are putting a kit if power through the tyres they will wear excessively regardless of weather they are spinning or not.

I'd love to drop a 3.2 into mine. Was there a big difference from the 3.0?
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I really thought Venom Motorsport sold a system, but I cant find it on there website anymore, maybe give them a ring.

Mr75, what are you on!!!
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I really thought Venom Motorsport sold a system, but I cant find it on there website anymore, maybe give them a ring.

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Be careful, systems that work by inducing misfires kill auto transmissions, so I would assume they are very hard on dual mass flywheels too.
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Worth a read perhaps,

1991 Product Bulletin - Engineering (part 2)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-romeo...item2577c548db.

As the last post mentioned an Auto gearbox.

That gearbox was off a 1991 12v 164 and was fitted with an aftermarket adjustable TC, the owner apparently spec'd the conversion for towing a caravan! The adjustment dial was situated on the centre console by the handbrake.
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Link to the product, for the benefit of everyone except the OP (whom I assume already has this information)

Racelogic - Traction Control

I've no experience whatsoever with this. Apart from adding the above link (which I thought might be useful for those offering an opinion) the only thing I can add is that the only opinion I've ever heard was from someone on another forum who owns their own race preparation company, and who also races too, and they weren't a fan of the Racelogic system (this was a few years ago mind, so memory isn't perfect, but I think they found the system too intrusive). But that's just 3rd hand information, and you'll always get positives and negatives if you look hard enough. So in summary, not much help at all
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