Yes…not the news many of us wants to hear. Fall is coming.
Last winter hit us hard, and having an AWD was a big help. Those having it must have really felt a relief and more confidence even on wet roads not to mention ice and snow.
If you need a controller, We encourage you to beat the rush…don’t wait until the first snow flying in the air to figure out you need your AWD back! Right now build/ship times are normal and with no back log we are working through the orders very quickly as they come in.
Our Universal Controllers are programmed with an advanced firmware that is adaptive. If you change the knob setting in auto mode more than 5%, the adaptive algorithm kicks in. Now you might ask, what does that do? The answer is, it starts looking at your driving behavior and how fast the inputs are changing and finds an optimum point to your driving behavior to smooth the system response rather than overshoot or undershoot in it’s response. Just another innovation in our product.
Deft Motion Rally Team, congratulations for first place in your class at temple canyon hill climb in canon city!
Here is a note from Dan regarding Universal Controller:
Got the car tuned and headed to the temple canyon hill climb in canon city over the weekend! We lead all day Saturday and then got rained out on Sunday. Still waiting for the official results but we placed first based off of Saturdays times! The new diff controller worked great! Here’s a pic of us coming up through the canyon!
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The guide for connecting the MY 08+ STi Controls to our DCCDPro Universal Controller is released. You can find the document at this link:
I want to take the opportunity to answer a question regarding the box we use for our DCCD products. We have been asked and sometimes even criticized (regarding aesthetics), why we chose the ABS plastic box we use for our DCCD Controllers. Well there are certain elements that have been considered for choosing this box that might not come to attention at first glance and I will explain here:
1- Dust proof. This is a really important feature specifically on rural roads. If you open up one of our controllers after couple years in dusty conditions you will notice it is very clean which increases quality and endurance of the electronic circuits inside. Did I mention we have controllers out there since 2007/08 that are still working and performing as good as day one of installation?
2- Water resistant. This is also equally important. Although most users install the unit under dash which keeps the unit away of possible spillage of liquids but water dripping due to humidity condensation can occur in certain climates. You would also be happy to know that if by accident a coffee mug tips over you will not lose your transmission torque control.
3-Vibration support. Through hole devices have been proven to be devices to be used for harsh environments with a lot of vibration (Motorsport applications) and to house them you need more space. The box is large enough to accommodate that but still just 4.7″x3.7″x1.4″ (inches).
4-Manufactured with Quality. The box adheres to NEMA IP65 standard, manufactured with high quality, by vendor (Hammond) with facilities in Canada and US. We could have used cheap aluminum box form overseas and possibly better aesthetics but then we could not present you a quality product with above essential characteristics.
We have an exciting news to share. Starting today all standard controls on new purchases of our Universal Controllers will carry lifetime warranty with them. We our proud of the quality of our products and we thought we share it with you.
We are glad to announce staring Feb. 3rd the Universal Controllers that are equipped with LFB (Left Foot Braking) option will be capable of setting the throttle threshold level for brake override. The default setting for throttle is at 1/3 open and will be kept as before but, you can adjust it to higher levels at calibration phase by simply pushing the throttle to level desired when doing calibration. If there is no input at calibration phase or it is less than 1/3 open the setting would revert to 1/3 open (default).
We are working on supporting 08+ DCCD controls on our Universal Controller and the project is coming along nicely. Stay tuned for an announcement.
In the last couple of months we have received e-mails asking us how it is that our Universal DCCD Controller does not have maps and how the system could then operate. Let’s first look at how a map based system works and then I will explain how our system is so different. Maps are basically look up tables or charts stored in a memory. A map based controller fetches a number in this chart or table every time one of the parameters change. The result of a certain input will always be one number or outcome. The table is static so it would not recognize how you reached that point of operation and, if the conditions of the road changes, it will not change the outcome unless you change the entire map. An adaptive algorithm based system, on the other hand, does not have any maps. Rather, it looks at each case based on the inputs and also how it has arrived at that point and directly calculates the proper outcome fast enough to reach the optimum performance for every situation no matter the road conditions. This technology allows the system to intelligently search for the best result instead of just arriving at the same outcome over and over again regardless of how wrong it might be. I always highlight the following example of why map-based systems are not efficient and practical:
Imagine you are driving at 50 miles per hour and suddenly the road conditions change from dry to wet (mud,gravel , ice and snow,…) and you hit a curve. Do you think that, even if you assessed the road condition accurately, you had time to switch the maps while you are driving through the curve? How much time did it take you to reach the system and push the buttons? Can you predict mud, gravel or ice patches on your commute? In comparison, the algorithms in DCCDPro Universal Controller have found the optimum point of operation by examining the operational solutions hundreds of times per second and applying them to your DCCD transmission. This is why maps are a thing of the past!
We have been asked many times “does it matter where the G-sensor is located for a DCCD Controller to perform well ?”.
The short answer is yes. The closer the G-sensor is to the center of weight distribution the better it can sense the slippage and that is why our controller has high precision and fast responding one outside of the main box to allow for proper installation . Just one of many quality features in our designs.