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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have heard this discussed on

I have heard this discussed on the board but where/how do you do it? I checked the tech articles but didn't see it in there. Does anyone have a pic of it? Thanks.
 
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Rich,

I need a Tech Article


Rich,

I need a Tech Article for FerrariForum.net by Sunday for their monthly tech page, so why don't you let me use this idea for them and post the link here next week.

I didn't realize there were so many 308's still running around without the Digiplex modification.

If you need the info right away em Jeremy Lawrence and he can fill you in on the details.

Regards, JRV
 
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Thanks guys. That would be gr

Thanks guys. That would be great. My 308 doesn't have it. I would like to do the mod. Thanks Again guys.
 
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I still have my original Digip

I still have my original Digiplex units in my 308QV. I also paid $1,200.00 for two extra units incase my original ones crap out. I do not know if this was a smart move, but at the time it seemed like a good idea.

JRV, what modifcation can be performed to the Digiplex units?
 
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Ken,

That's a good pric


Ken,

That's a good price for the digiplexs.

The mod is the addition on external ground wires. A poor ground circut causes additional internal heat to the components and premature failure of the units.

Regards, JRV
 
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I too would love to see where

I too would love to see where and how to do this. Thanks in advance.
 
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just a side note for gounds. T

just a side note for gounds. They are very important. Just adding extra ground wires from the battery to the engine and engine heads, 2 to 3 more horsepower is normal to see on the dyno. Even the Nextel Cup(NASCAR) boys have found out about this.we were down a volt and a half at the engine with a rear mounted battery and ground to the rear of a chomemoly frame. Direct gound from battery to the engine corrected the voltage drop.
Bob
 
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Interesting Bob. So a 308 wher

Interesting Bob. So a 308 where the battery is in the front, engine in the back, I would have to run an extra ground wire from the battery terminal all the way back to the block and engine head? Easier said than done I'm sure.


What guage does the ground have to be, or does it matter?
 
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>>we were down a volt

>>we were down a volt and a half at the engine with a rear mounted battery and ground to the rear of a chomemoly frame. Direct gound from battery to the engine corrected the voltage drop.<<

Yes sir indeed....there are LOTS of examples of insuficient ground circuits causing problems of all different types.


When faced with electrical problems that act strange (outside normal explanation) a test of the grounds circuits are definatly a good place to start looking around. As the cars age the ground circuits become even more of an issue. One typical example of a poor ground circuit is slow 308 windows. While upgrading & modifying the GC doesn't make the windows rocket, it does omprove speed & reduce heat in the switches & motors.

Regards, JRV
 
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I was waiting for a table at a

I was waiting for a table at a local Chinese restaurant and the lobby was filled with those "ricer" mags. Took a look and it seems there is a huge aftermarket for special ground wires to attach to various components in the engine compartment of otherwise stock, brand new Japanese import cars. The article showed dyno tests proving that anywhere from 2 to 5 hp can be found through this mod, on many cars. Apparently even the car manufacturers have not figured this out completely.
 
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Richelson,

I don't have


Richelson,

I don't have your email address and you can't receive PM's. Shoot me an email and I will send you the Tech article.

JL
 
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Dave,
Compact tuners sp


Dave,
Compact tuners speed equipment is a multi billion dollar market and most of the new idea's and thinking is coming from that area. With the use of 2 and 4 wheel car dyno's, any change to the car can be tested in a matter of minutes. they have street legal Toyota Supra's with 900 + horsepower at the wheels, and Subaru WRX's with an easy 600hp. Better electronic black boxes than Ferrari F-1 cars had 5 years a go. 4 cylinder front wheel drive cars are breaking in to 8 second barrier in the Quarter mile drags. these guy's are not limited by a race sactioning body and their dumb rules, or a corparation counting the pennies. This is the future of performance,My 1300 cc Hayabusa (motorcycle engine)is making 226 horsepower from 80 cubic inches, and can be turbo'ed to over 450, and it weighs 195 pounds with a 10 plate clutch and a 6 speed sequencial transmission. Fast and furious, indeed! Bob
 
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