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Trying to decide, I'm new to having a door car. My dragster has a v300, and I've never had more then just a couple sensors. The sportsman would handle everything my dragster has. So I'm unsure if I really need a v300 in my door car or not. What things might a door car want to log that a dragster wouldn't?


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V300SD if you plan on logging shock data at some point?
 
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V300SD if you plan on logging shock data at some point?


Why you can buy the sportsman shock module and it'll work just fine.


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Talk with Greg Kelley. He's a member here and will bend over backwards to help anyone.

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V300SD if you plan on logging shock data at some point?


I have a sportsman and log shock travel

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To me the V300 is bulkier because the extra cables that run to the sensors instead of just the Vnet.You can upgrade the sportsman to numerous extra channels also.


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I would say that 95% plus percent of the sportsman racers would be fine with the Sportsman model and as Ken stated if you want to add a bunch more sensors it can be upgraded for minimal cost.

On shock travel, the Sportsman with sample at 100 per second vs 500 per second on the V300. But I have seen shock travel graphs at 12 samples per second which look just like the ones at 500 so you decide! I have a Sportsman with shock travel and feel its very useful info.
 
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You're probably be fine with either but I like the V300SD better for a few reasons. 1) Having a bunch more available Channels which if you plan on connecting a MSD Power Grid to your Racepack to simplify things your gonna want. 2) Lot cleaner wiring harness 3) Smaller foot print for tight spots and 4) The metal case makes it less susceptible to ignition noise (have had a few buddies fight issues with noise when mounting close to ignition boxes.

Regardless, with both you'all have something that you can take from car to car or resale at a good value.


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You can always add extra channels to the sportsman.


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Some other items that haven't been mentioned:

If you have EFI in your future the V300SD might be a better choice as you can bring in 15 channels of EFI data.

The Grid interface is a great tool if you are spraying or need a launch timing curve (typical on big NA or nitrous stuff) - this uses a channel.

Also, if you are spraying 2 kits every run (not just to qualify) by the time you add all the sensors and the Grid timing channel you are going to be around 10 channels which IMO is the point of "get the V300SD".

If you are putting a driver in the car you might want the blue tooth phone app which eats up a channel.

Having said all that, if it's a squeeze - get the Sportsman - if you ever need to upgrade to the V300SD you'll sell the Sportsman in 3.4 seconds to a friend.

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...... The sportsman would handle everything my dragster has. .......



Simple fix then, buy a Sportsman and put it in your dragster......take the good computer(V300) and put it in the good race car (you know the one with doors)....easy peasy


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...... The sportsman would handle everything my dragster has. .......



Simple fix then, buy a Sportsman and put it in your dragster......take the good computer(V300) and put it in the good race car (you know the one with doors)....easy peasy


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Door car guys!!! They are all alike! Big Grin Laughing very hard




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Originally posted by Will Harrison:
...... The sportsman would handle everything my dragster has. .......



Simple fix then, buy a Sportsman and put it in your dragster......take the good computer(V300) and put it in the good race car (you know the one with doors)....easy peasy


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that's actually a heck of a good idea, and I don't know why I didn't think about that, that's like a duhhhhhhh blonde moment on my part. That's what I need to do.


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Some other items that haven't been mentioned:

If you have EFI in your future the V300SD might be a better choice as you can bring in 15 channels of EFI data.

The Grid interface is a great tool if you are spraying or need a launch timing curve (typical on big NA or nitrous stuff) - this uses a channel.

Also, if you are spraying 2 kits every run (not just to qualify) by the time you add all the sensors and the Grid timing channel you are going to be around 10 channels which IMO is the point of "get the V300SD".

If you are putting a driver in the car you might want the blue tooth phone app which eats up a channel.

Having said all that, if it's a squeeze - get the Sportsman - if you ever need to upgrade to the V300SD you'll sell the Sportsman in 3.4 seconds to a friend.
i didnt realize i could add to the sportsman, between that and Fred's idea it looks like I'll get a sportsman. I'll be getting should of you soon to get that and a few sensors. Thanks


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6.86 @ 198 trying for more......

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This is a old topic, but I'm trying to help a buddy with a car that came with a Sportsman recorder.

Where can you get the manuals and SW for a laptop? Didn't find much at the website.


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This is a old topic, but I'm trying to help a buddy with a car that came with a Sportsman recorder.

Where can you get the manuals and SW for a laptop? Didn't find much at the website.


https://store.racepak.com/support/downloads/


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I use a sportsman with channel upgrade and read pretty much everything but shock travel and egts . Put one 02 sensor on each bank and have far more info than I can digest now lol . Just get the channel upgrade when you buy not after .
 
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