Updrade to BWR Penske Doubles or AIM MXL2 Dash Logger - What Would You Do?
Time to play the game of, ďWhat would you do?Ē
This round: BWR Penske 2-way shocks or AIM MXL2 Dash Logger with brake pressure and throttle position sensors.
Background on me and the car. I compete with a 2005 Lotus Elise in NASA time trials in their TT4 class within the Great Lakes Region. Car is maxed out per the allowable class rules with respect to aero and power. Opportunity in the rulebook is with shocks and gearing. Current shocks are Nitron 1-way adjustables and Iím very proficient with the use of my AIM Solo.
Not to brag, but as a driver Iím setting track records and finishing either 1st or 2nd regularly. This winter my intent is to upgrade the transmission with a helical cut close ratio gearset, which is completely allowed, as theyíre not straight cut, donít have dog-ring engagement, and still use synchros.
On top of this, I have the budget to upgrade something else, and Iíve narrowed it down to either BWR Penskeís or upgrading my data acquisition to an AIM MXL2.
The reason Iím wanting a better data system, is primarily to start being able to observe brake pedal pressure, throttle position, and steering inputs. Iím a huge proponent of the value of professional coaching and self-coaching with data, so the idea of having much more information than what my AIM Solo can provide is extremely attractive.
As far as shocks, well Iím getting to the point where I really want compression adjustment, and of course, the Nitron 1-way canít offer that. Donít get me wrong, theyíve been amazing performers for the dollar.
But, which upgrade path will lead to the best lap times? Upgrading to Penskeís or going deeper down the data hole. Letís hear your thoughts!
2005 Lotus Elise, naturally aspirated and always at redline!
2018 NASA Great Lakes Region TT4 Champion