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Join Date: Jun 2008
K-Tuned Race-Spec Billet RSX Shifter w/ Pro Shift Cut Sensor
K-Tuned Race-Spec Billet RSX Shifter with Pro-Shift Cut Sensor
MSRP: $1,199.99 (with 5th Gear Lockout)
$1099.99 (No Lockout)
Applications: 2002-2006 RSX, 2001-2005 Civic EM2/ES, K-swapped EF, EG, EK, DC2
If you take a look inside some of the fastest K-powered cars, there is a pretty good chance that you'll find our award winning K-Tuned Billet RSX Shifter mounted on the floor beside the driverís seat. Over the last few years, our shifters have set the bar pretty high and we have just raised it again by releasing our Race-Spec Billet RSX Shifter with a Programmable Shift Cut Sensor. This sensor is mounted on the back of the shifter and uses Hall Effect technology (just like our TPS) to accurately measure front to back shift throw and convert it into a voltage reading. The system functions very similar to a TPS sensor but instead of measuring throttle plate position it measures actual shifter positon. This information can be very useful for some race applications because the data the sensor provides can be connected to a programmable ecu input, to signal an ignition timing cut at set points during shifts. Operation is comparable to expensive strain gauge setups with one pretty big advantage; you do not have to let go of the shifter after every shift. Taking your hand off, can be very hard for some drivers to learn especially for those who have a habit of holding the shifter almost constantly.
The 3 wire sensor can be supplied with any ecu voltage between 5V and 16V, so it will work on just about any ecu input circuit. When connected, the ecu will be able to read the exact shifter position and an experienced tuner will now be able to calibrate the exact positions where the ignition timing cut is engaged. For users who do not have experience creating tables and programming ecus to read signal inputs, we have developed a programmable interface unit that simplifies things quite a bit. The interface reads shifter position based on a 5V circuit, so only the 2 engagement points, activate and stop, need to be set. Using a single button on the unit, the user will be able to set the exact operating window of the shift cut signal. The output signal leaving the interface unit will essentially become the on/off switch for the ignition cut and can be set up as a positive or ground signal.
The Race-Spec Billet RSX Shifter with Pro Shift Cut is currently compatible with AEM Infinity, Haltech and Motec systems which all have programmable ecu inputs. The programmable interface unit will be needed for K-Pro applications and is purchased as an add-on option. We want to note that the Pro Shift Cut is not a bolt on option for existing shifters. It is only offered as a complete shifter with the sensor already mounted in place and ready for use. The shifter comes with a set of preset shift stops, to prevent over-shifting and a centering tool for perfect setup of our adjustable K-Tuned race-spec shift cables.
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K-Tuned Shift Cut Interface
Applications: The Pro Shift Cut Interface unit will be needed for all Hondata K-Pro applications. The unit can also be used as a universal 5V x 2 position window switch.
The K-Tuned Race Spec Billet RSX Shifter is now available with a Programmable Shift Cut Sensor that allows users cut power and control the rpm of the engine during gear changes. When setup properly this sensor can also be setup for clutchless or flat shifting when using a straight cut gear or dog box transmission. Until now, people have opted to use very expensive strain gauges and/or load cells for this application. Both strain and load sensors measure the force applied converted to a voltage reading, which is then connected to an ecu input. One of the biggest drawbacks to this approach is the price; calibrated sensors can be extremely expensive and cheaper ones are very inaccurate and don't work reliably. And we haven't even discussed the painful setup procedure yet... It almost seems like you need to be Einstein himself in order to create the required conversion tables and program the ecu for proper and consistent operation. Anyone who has done this has probably prayed for an easier way.
At K-Tuned we took a much different approach and developed a Shift Position Sensor and a Programmable Shift Cut Interface unit. This Shift Position Sensor is mounted on the shifter and directly measures shift position in a voltage reading, so the info the sensor provides can be inputted directly to the ecu much more easily. However, we did not just stop there, we also designed a Programmable Shift Cut Interface unit that simplifies the overall programming process quite a bit. The interface unit reads the voltage from the Shift Position Sensor based on a 5V input range just like a TPS sensor. For programming, the unit only needs to have 2 engagement points entered, activate and stop. Using a single button and LED on the unit, the user will simply move the shifter into these forward and aft positions to set the exact operating window of the shift cut signal. The range before and after the operating window will be automatically ignored, which means the driver can keep their hand on the shift knob when in gear without any worries about setting off the shift cut accidentally. The output signal leaving the interface unit will essentially become the on/off switch for the ignition cut and can be set up as a 5V positive or a ground signal. This is perfect for use with Hondata KPro which only accepts a simple on/off input signal. With the K-Tuned Shift Cut Interface all of the complicated programming and guess work is eliminated. The unit comes with detailed instructions for both wiring and programming.