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SNEAK PEEK - The Ultimate Flex-Fuel setup unveiled!

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Come and see for yourself the proper way to enjoy "Corn on the Cobb!"

With the release of Cobb Tuning's support for Flex Fuel on the R35, I'm very happy to show you the ultimate Ethanol Flex Fuel mod for the GT-R.

The first and only All-in-One Plug'n'Play Flex Fuel cable for the GT-R:

 
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The GT-R's only "Smart Flex Fuel" cable.

This drastically different and innovative approach to a GT-R Flex Fuel upgrade combines an integrated Ethanol Content Analyzer micro-controller embedded directly in the wiring harness between the Ethanol Content Sensor and the car's factory engine bay harness. This exclusive discrete setup eliminates the cumbersome and time consuming need to wire up 3rd party content analyzers which are not suited for engine bay installations and are often installed out of view in the cabin, negating the immediate benefits of their display screen.

When installed with the included Super-Bright LED warning indicator, the Smart Flex Fuel system provides unparalleled feedback to tuners and drivers about sensor and fuel conditions.
 
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Built with NEW factory and OEM proper connectors, this harness installs directly into both content sensor and engine bay harness connectors without the need to cut or splice any wires.
 
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Here's why the Smart Flex Fuel cable is the way to go:

  • 100% Weatherproof construction.  Use of premium high thermal efficiency electronics resin for engine bay installation.
  • OEM and Factory harness connectors for direct connect installation
  • Manufactured with highest spec SAE J-1128 automotive wiring
  • High quality MADE IN USA circuit board, and electronic components.  ROHS compliant
  • Additional I/O on 3rd connector for forward compatibility with various engine management platforms
  • Unmatched sensor and fuel feedback via Super-Bright LED warning indicator​

Great care was taken in the design of this system to minimize cost and maximize feature and ease of installation.    A conscious design decision was made to use very high grade components and local manufacturing processes to ensure the highest product quality.
 
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About the Super-Bright LED warning indicator:
 
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Included with the Smart Flex Fuel system, this highly visible, grommet mounted, LED indicator provides a series of easy to understand feedback codes to insure drivers and tuners have realtime fuel information.   While other third party Ethanol Content Analyzers offer a single generic sensor error, the Smart Flex Fuel has both permanent and transient blink codes for both sensor and fuel quality parameters that require immediate attention, such

  • Sensor disconnected  (1 blink / s transient)   0% Ethanol reported
  • Sensor failed self diagnostic (4 blink /s transient) 0% Ethanol reported
  • Fuel Water contamination ( Permanent Light)  100% Ethanol reported
  • Engine start up Ethanol Content Report ( 1 blink per 10% ethanol, rounded up.   eg: 0% ethanol = 1 blink ,   85% ethanol = 9 blink ) **
  • Fuel Temperature High Warning ( Quick double blink , transient ) **
  • Other features under consideration prior to ship

Also included in the Smart Flex Fuel system is a 3rd I/O connector to provide additional output compatibility.   All in all the system provides the following 6 wires:

  • Vcc (+12VDC)
  • Ground
  • LED driver (Ground)
  • 5V conditioned PWM output (for 3rd party engine management with PWM input capability)
  • 0-5V Analog output Ethanol Content
  • 0-5V Analog output Fuel Temperature Sensor

The Smart Flex Fuel cable will launch to market with the GotBoost Performance Flex Fuel product.  
A retail DIY harness will also be available from GotBoost Performance shortly after.  Preorder at discounted rate available shortly!
A future offerings of a universal pigtailed harness will also be unveiled at a later time for maximum platform compatibility.
Other platform Plug'n'Play harness will be considered based on demand! 
 
This product will also be made available to a SELECT GROUP of VENDORS with their own Flex Fuel product. CONTACT DAVE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED!!!!!
 
 
 
The initial retail price for the DIY Smart Flex Fuel will be $159!!! 
 
When compared to other vendors offering Flex Fuel setup, this means the following typical cost comparison:
Their 3rd party Content Analyzer: $200
Their Harness: $30
Their Secondary MAF Harness: $200
Their Total cost: $430
 
(you read that right, this product costs less than the other vendor's optional plug'n'play connectors alone!)
 
 
 
Contact me for more information.
 
 
- No corn was harmed in the making of this product
- No junkyards were raided to make this product
- No cars were set on fire in the making of this product

- This product was designed to showcase innovation vs copying
 
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Edited by NickTO, 24 March 2014 - 12:54 PM.

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Great stuff

 

(LOL at car not on fire tag)


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WIN! :-)
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Think they'll let you sell it on GTRLife?

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VERY impressive Nick! Great job to both you and Dave :)

 

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Think they'll let you sell it on GTRLife?

 

The simple answer is: I am not selling this product.  

 

Other vendors will include it in their Flex Fuel kits, and GotBoost Performance will sell the DIY standalone cable.


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Nick,

Is there a place close to Mississauga that sells E85?

 

The only thing that I found searching is a place in Streetsville sells a blend of E98...


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No there isn't.   You can either *cough* make it yourself.

Or , I buy it (for testing this product) in Niagara Falls, NY at the Sunoco on Pine St, between 9th and 10th.


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Wow what a great piece and price!! Can I order one for my build??

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Wow what a great piece and price!! Can I order one for my build??

No problem,

 

We can set you up for everything you need for a flex fuel install also!


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Good stuff, Nick!


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Already great feedback from HiBoost.

 

I'll be revising the final product firmware so that any irregular Ethanol reading (disconnected, failed self-check, etc) will result in 100% ethanol reading output (5v) to ensure failsafe scenario on the engine side  for those errors that previously would output 0v instead.


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Ty Curtin

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Alpha G 6.93 @ 196 | Alpha 22 (Prime Cuts) 7.06 @ 206 | Alpha 22 (CMC) 7.32 @ 184 | Alpha Omega 7.48 @ 193 | Alpha W (a10x) 7.56 @ 189 | Alpha X (Curtis) 7.66 @ 187 
 

 


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Great Stuff Nick&Dave
 

 


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Awesome, good job guys!


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John Goodman once said in an interview, that the highlight of his career was smashing a Corvette with a crowbar.  It is also my understanding that he lobbied hard for the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad, but Vince Gilligan wanted someone with a little less star power.


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That is great Nick & Dave!  two great minds helping the GTR community for the right reasons. You could have easily spun it and sold it for 6-$700 but I know that's not what you guys are all about.  :thumbsup:


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No problem,

 

We can set you up for everything you need for a flex fuel install also!

 

Jotech is doing my build so not sure what I will need.  I sent Kenny a link to see what I would need to do this.  Not really looking at HP but to keep the car running cooler at the track...only problem will be availability of the fuel.  I know at MSR Cresson it can be hard to get.

 

Also didn't see any at COTA...


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That is great Nick & Dave!  two great minds helping the GTR community for the right reasons. You could have easily spun it and sold it for 6-$700 but I know that's not what you guys are all about.  :thumbsup:

 

Thanks Doug!   And you're right, the initial feedback I got, testing the waters for the pricing sweet spot, showed that this could sell just as easily in the $300+ range.   But that would be a GT-R Tax greed cash grab.  I will try my best to keep the price of the product in its current price range. I know some of the other product I made had to have a price increase at some point because some of the component cost went up, I'll try to be mindful of this.

 

To be sure we were tracking value, I tried to get the cost down as much.  I shrank the microcontroller layout until the cost started going up, but I also did not compromise or cut any corner on component quality.

 

 I also specifically chose to fab the PCBs in the US.  It would've been a HELL of a lot cheaper to get it made in China (about 50x cheaper per pc) but I chose not to, also made sure surface mounts components were either ROHS compliant or ROHS exempt; this meant paying more for those components.    Another overlooked quality component is the electonic resin used to make the whole thing sealed, it's a 'primo' volume stable and heat conductive (rare) formulation that actually costs quite a bit! ... I could go on and on, but you get the drift :)

 

At the end of the dev cycle, I'm pretty happy that Dave can deliver a great product at a fair market price while respecting the GT-R owners pocketbooks.


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