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Old 02-27-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried installing a clutch pedal travel sensor on a gen 4? Stock we get the pedal switch, but looking to retrofit or fab a travel sensor. I think it would be great for logging at the track. Anyone tried it?

Thanks for any feedback. Tired to search the forums and no luck.
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Ideas anyone?
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I don't understand what you're trying to accomplish.

We have 2 sensors for the clutch. Top sensor at pedal's resting position and bottom sensor at the floor.
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So at the track when I'm logging a pass and looking all the data available, it would be great to have clutch pedal travel data similar to the TPS. So wondering if anyone has tried to install a position sensor on the clutch pedal that could read from 0-100% instead of just engaged and not engaged. With a twin disc and an adjustable master cylinder I think this data would help troubleshooting.
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Surely there is a lever type sensor that has a 0-5 volt output that can be adapted. Look at what people are using for shock travel sensors.

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Great idea! I'll look into those. Thanks Andrew.
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Found one. Anyone looking to do the same thing, check out:
http://www.advantagemotorsports.com/Sensors.htm
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Found one. Anyone looking to do the same thing, check out:
http://www.advantagemotorsports.com/Sensors.htm
Those looks expensive. Why can't you adapt a regular TPS? They are 0-5v rotary sensors.

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Maybe a fuel level sender from whatever's cheap? Basically just a rheostat with harness anyways.
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Andrew: I think the linear will be easier to mount, but yeah a little expensive.

imma_stocker: Interesting idea too. I'll do some research on that. Thanks.
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Some Mercedes cars use a linear sensor for their DBW pedal sensor.

Or you could probably adapt a non linear type sensor, lots of cars these days with xenon headlights have suspension height sensors which could be adapted.
Or the simplest of getting some sort of reading, a pressure sensor on the hydraulic line. A 0-50bar sensor should cover almost any clutch type.

Although really...what are you trying to achieve or learn from it ?
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