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Nismo Data Logging MFD Upgrades Officially Released and Priced

March 17, 2010 Comments off

Well the official release is here for the Nismo Data Logging MFD upgrade for 2010 Nissan GT-Rs. The Nismo Data Logging MFD BASE kit is out as well as the various lap sensor kits we detailed in our previous post.

The way it works is you buy the BASE kit and receive two USB keys (one Nismo branded, one not branded) and one PC CDROM. You insert the Nismo branded USB key at startup to kickoff software installation into your GT-R’s MFD computer. From here on in you can begin saving data logs to USB memory for the following sensors:

  • Vehicle Speed
  • Engine Speed (RPM)
  • Gear Position
  • Lateral G-Force
  • Acceleration and Braking G-Force
  • Boost Pressure
  • Brake Pressure
  • Steering Angle
  • Throttle position
  • Engine Temperature (coolant)
  • Engine Oil Temperature
  • Transmission Oil Temperature

Once you’ve got the data saved to memory you fire up the old PC with the provided data analysis software loaded to read it back.

Surprisingly the actual main piece is reasonably priced at 26,250 yen and is available from Nismo workshops like Omori Factory as well as NHPCs in Japan. At this time this does not include the GPS sensor integration but that is coming soon.

Nismo’s other MFD integrated products are also released and priced today, namely the two Nismo Lap Sensor Kits. These are priced at 78,750 yen for the Type-M version which relies on your racetrack supporting the magnetic sensor mechanism. Alternatively the Type-B is available which suits any racetrack for 108,150 yen.

Link: Nismo Data Logging MFD Software Official Release
Link: Nismo Lap Sensor Kits Official Release

Nismo Data Logging MFD Upgrade for Nissan GT-R In Detail

March 2, 2010 Comments off

You may remember our brief encounter with the Nismo Data Logging MFD from Tokyo AutoSalon where we got to play with a Nismo ClubSport GT-R with the option fitted. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any time with a car to really see what it can do but fortunately our friends at did.

What you see in the above screenshot is pretty much the extent of the facilities available in the kit. This is very similar to other third party data logging systems like Traqmate but without the neat video integration features that set those systems apart.

In detail you get engine coolant and oil temperature, transmission oil temperature, speed, boost pressure, steering angle, brake application percentage, accelerator application percentage, gear position, and G-force (lateral, acceleration and braking) data.

The Nismo Data Logger can also be used with an optional Nismo Lap Sensor Kit to give accurate timing data for circuit work and there are two models available, the Base and the Plus. The differences between the kits are detailed below, suffice to say the Plus model integrates GPS data to give accurate plots of your circuit in the analysis software.

Product Features Model Compatibility
Nismo Data Logging Kit BASE Data Analysis Software CD + USB Key JDM MY07 – MY09 JDM MY10
USB Memory Stick (for data logging) X

Nismo Data Logging Kit PLUS All features of BASE plus    
GPS Sensor (Coming Soon) X

Control / Junction Box X


Yes you read that right, early model GT-Rs need not apply as this feature is simply not compatible. It needs to be fitted by your Nissan HPC in Japan also so that rules out buying it separately for the overseas grey import folks.

If you’re interested purely in the lap sensor kit, it is something that can be bought separately and integrated into your Nissan GT-R’s MFD from MY2007 onwards using the supplied wiring harness. A neat piece of integration that some will appreciate. It’s also available in two models, a Type M using magnetic sensors which already exist on many circuits and a Type B kit that comes with it’s own infrared beacon and appropriate infrared sensors for all other circuits.

When installed, the Nismo Lap Sensor kit will log lap timing data to the GT-R’s compact flash (CF) slot (MY07-MY09) or USB memory slot (MY10+) in a CSV (Comma Seperated Value format) that you can open up in MS Excel later on.

Some neat pieces of kit overall, the Lap Sensor Kit is probably of most interest to the world in general but we can’t confirm it will function on USDM / European model cars yet. We also don’t have pricing either but it might be difficult to justify either way over existing, albeit less integrated, proven and affordable timing systems.

Source: – Nismo Datalogger