Tire Temperature System - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > At the Track

Join Mustang Evolution Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 07-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: nh
Region: New Hampshire
Posts: 1
Tire Temperature System

Made this system (I'm an EE) for my car, and other HPDE guys I know. It's to know when your tires are up to operating temp. I thought I'd try and get some feedback here to see what people thought.

Here are the features of the kit:
  • Four IR sensors
  • Narrow 10deg sensor field of view for sampling tire sections
  • Large 1 1/12 by 2 1/2 inch display
  • Weather resistant; sensors can get wet without being ruined.
  • Removable lens cap if they need cleaning or replacement
  • Extra protective lenses
  • Does both fahrenheit and celsius
  • You can adjust the emissivity of each sensor (different materials reflect light at differing rates)
  • Quality harnesses
  • DC supply is designed for difficult automotive environments with large current dumps and voltage spikes

The installation is straight forward. You drill a small hole in the wheel arch for the sensor to poke through. Top center is best to account for changes in tire angle.

I'm aware 3 sensors per corner would be needed to monitor camber load. But that's another kit--one with no display and CAN support for data-logging--and not this one, which is aimed at being sub $1k.

If anyone is interested just send me a PM or email me at mikes at ntisys.com


mikes603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
Registered Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Region: Nevada
Posts: 121
This is actually a very cool project. I am looking for something similar for road racing / autocross but it would require a multi-sensor configuration like you mention. In addition, incorporating positioning sensors for measuring where the wheel is located at a high enough sampling rate would allow for some interesting data for modeling suspension activity and isolating potential issues.


Static_LV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
Registered Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 6,657
I'd need a much more sophisticated suspension on my car to make use of the multi sensor setup. It would be a shame to have all of that information and not be able to do much with it...
The four sensor system is neat but you're going to have to get the price point to sub $200 for me to be even mildly interested.

Get the Chinese kids to start making the TTS Mike...
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > At the Track

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temperature problems tvsr Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 2 08-12-2009 01:37 PM
Temperature sensor? falconplayer79 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 10 12-24-2008 08:23 PM

» Like Us On Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

09:40 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.