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Amazing LED Lights!

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As part of the manufacturing process, with our powerful Laser system, we can cut and mark all our products and parts in an effective and precise way.

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A well known and talented racing driver from Hong Kong who upgraded his Ferrari F430 and Scuderia with our Ultimate DRL Lights.

He's upgrading also his rear lights with our complete LED rear lights system.

"Safety is what counts most on such cars!"
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Amazing brightness!

And very well engineered and very well made.
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Amazing brightness!

And very well engineered and very well made.
Many thanks Dan! And it also automatically dims by half of the brightness when you turn on the low beams so that you don't blind other drivers at night
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Even with very dark smoked rear lights like on this F430 from a happy USA client, our LED rear lights remain still very visible and bright thanks to our exclusive LED technology. Only our LED technology works well in such extreme conditions so look no further, we have exactly what you need!

On these photos, only the parking lights are turned on. With the brake lights on, it will be at least 8 times brighter.

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Pics dont do justice man..those LEDs are crazy bright inspite of dark taillights..lol attached is the video during night time. The engine bay lights look like alien eyes...the back end is super bright with all the integration man....by far the best mod I have done in years. Most of all, you have been a ROCKSTAR and a very genuine businessman. You really do stand by your product and your customer service is second to none.


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Pics dont do justice man..those LEDs are crazy bright inspite of dark taillights..lol attached is the video during night time. The engine bay lights look like alien eyes...the back end is super bright with all the integration man....by far the best mod I have done in years. Most of all, you have been a ROCKSTAR and a very genuine businessman. You really do stand by your product and your customer service is second to none.

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“This is by far the best mod I’ve done to my cars. Your products ROCKS and totally deserve the respect and mention! Best customer service as well. Keep up the great work and product.”

From a happy USA client (FChatter & FerrariLife member simmadwn) who made a full upgrade of his stunning F430 Spider. These DRL lights are so bright that it is a real challenge to make a photo of it!

This client choose also the full Red Engine Bay Lighting System. We designed a solution using a very specific red color wave length to create a dramatic impression of the engine, something which is impossible to capture with a camera. You must see it in real life, the effect is amazing!

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Our Engine Bay Lighting System installed on a Ferrari 458 Italia. Brightness was set to minimum with the remote control unit by the customer. At full brightness, it's very bright and lights up the entire engine bay!

This system has already been installed on many 458s and even on several 488s too.

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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU

We all know that the weakness in the F1 electrohydraulic manual transmission (EMT) is the simple electromagnetic relay sitting in the middle between the TCU and the hydraulic system.

Electromagnetic relays use an electromagnet to mechanically operate a switch and contains several moving parts as well as a spring to release the switch. Such relays have several big weaknesses when they must power very high loads at regular frequencies like a hydraulic pump. The sparks created between the relay contacts, especially when the power is released, tend to meld the contact points. As a consequence, the current required by the pump can't be delivered any more which makes the relay contacts to spark even more. Unfortunately, it happens very often that the contact points will eventually melt together and will make the hydraulic pump run forever until the electric motor burns out due to the excessive heat. Since the relay is "hot-wired", this can happen at any time without any early warnings, even when your car is resting in your garage. Furthermore, with the pump running during such extended period of time, the hydraulic pressure will get so high that several internal components of the hydraulic system will be permanently destroyed requiring its complete replacement which is a very expensive part (10-20K USD). The electric motor alone is also usually an expensive part (1K - 2K USD).

Electromagnetic relays have another important weakness. The internal magnet coil generates a very high voltage peak each time the power is released. Considering that the relay is directly wired to the ECU or TCU, there is a high risk that the electronic components of the ECU will eventually be destroyed requiring its complete replacement (2K – 5K USD). Most of the relays use only a small internal resistor to limit these voltage peaks which is far from being an efficient transient suppression solution! Some fewer relays have an internal diode (flywheel) which makes the relay polarity sensitive and increases the relay contact release time making the contacts to spark even more.

When so many expensive parts are put at risk because of such simple relay, I started more than 1 year ago to design and to develop a smart 100% electronic solution which eliminates entirely such risks.

This new Plug&Play Smart eMT Relay ECU is a direct replacement of the original robotized gearbox hydraulic pump relay like for the F1/E-Diff of Ferrari but also for many other car brands.
As a very Smart 100% MCU/CPU based electronic solution and thanks to the integrated early warning system, it will greatly improve the reliability of our dear cars and will help to prevent very expensive hydraulic system failures.

When we say 100% electronic, it means that we eliminate entirely any mechanical moving parts, magnet coils or switch contacts. Our Smart eMT Relay ECU is a real micro-processor based ECU, running our complex firmware, which can instantly switch currents as high as 200A without any heating, sparks, interference, transients or delays! Such solution will last forever as it is undestroyable. The Smart eMT Relay ECU is a real Plug & Play solution and can be easily installed in only 5 minutes as it plugs directly into the relay socket.

In addition to safe and reliable high current switching, the Smart eMT Relay ECU integrates also an early warning system which will inform you when your hydraulic system start to require more time to build up the pressure than usual. By offering more visibility on how the hydraulic pump performs, fatal EMT failures can be prevented which can leave you stranded on the road. Hydraulic pressure loss is often caused by very small hydraulic leaks (worn gaskets or lose bleed nipples) or air bubbles but it can also hide some more serious upcoming issues.

The Smart eMT Relay ECU will always attempt to protect the hydraulic system and will even shutdown the pump if it was running for too long time. For instance, if the pump can't build up the hydraulic pressure after 30 secs, the Smart eMT Relay ECU will shut it down to prevent the pump to burn out and/or damage the hydraulic actuators. Part also of the early warning system is that the Smart eMT Relay ECU will constantly check the power consumption of the hydraulic pump. The current consumption of a failing pump will start to vary considerably indicating that the motor will completely fail over time.

Compared to an electromagnetic relay, pump cycle times are efficiently reduced thanks to the superfast response times of the Smart eMT Relay ECU. We've seen improvements where the pump run time decreased from 6 secs to 2.5 secs per cycle!

One of the other smart features we've integrated is the elimination of several TCU bugs. Indeed, we discovered for example that the TCU has hysteresis issues when the hydraulic pressure starts to drop and gets between 2 thresholds. In this case, the TCU will try to power the hydraulic pump for ultra short periods of time between 100 and 250 milliseconds which has a catastrophic effect on the electromagnetic relay and the hydraulic pump. The Smart eMT Relay ECU will detect and automatically eliminate such requests coming from the TCU.

The Smart eMT Relay ECU integrates also many protections against reverse polarity, load dump, overvoltage, undervoltage, short-circuit, current limitation, thermal, ESD and transients. The power consumption is extremely low thanks to our advanced sleep mode (0.22mA), standby mode (8mA) and active mode (14 mA). Even in sleep mode, the Smart eMT Relay ECU will still continue to monitor the hydraulic system and will alert and prevent any abnormal behavior.

For Ferrari F1 on F430 (also F430 manual for the E-Diff hydraulic system), 360, F355, 575M, 599, 599 GTO, 612, Enzo, FXX

Can also be installed for the EMT systems of Maserati (Cambiocorsa), Lamborghini (E-Gear), Aston Martin (ASM/SSM), Alfa Romeo (Selespeed), Audi R8 (R-Tronic), BMW (SMG), Fiat (Selespeed), Lancia (DFN), Lexus (ASG), Proton (AMT) and Toyota (SMT)

Pre-sale is now open with free shipping until the official launch of mid-September 2017 (Orders will start to be dispatched around mid September 2017)

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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU - Photos

Here are some photos of the Plug & Play Smart eMT Relay ECU which needs only 5 minutes to be installed.
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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU - Video

I made a short introduction video so that you can see how it works



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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU - Important recommendation

Important Hydraulic oil recommendation

We often see that car manufacturers recommend an Automatic Transmission oil for the EMT hydraulic systems. I believe that this is a big mistake because such ATF oil is a friction oil and not a pressure oil. Oils like Shell Donax TX (recommended by Ferrari) is definitely a friction oil for Automatic Transmissions and doesn’t compress well with high pressures beyond 30 bars and under low or high temperature conditions. An EMT transmission like the Ferrari F1 system is 100% hydraulic with 0 friction and therefore, an oil must be used which is optimized for pressure and not for friction! Furthermore, friction ATF oils tend to foam and create deposits inside the hydraulic system.

My recommendation is to use a 100% hydraulic oil like Liqui Moly Central Hydraulic System Oil - LM1127 for your EMT hydraulic system. This oil is absolutely not foaming, is perfect for the e-valves and the entire hydraulic system since it doesn’t create any deposits, has perfect hydraulic properties even in cold conditions up to 130°C, has low temperature influence on the dynamic & kinematic viscosities, has low compressibility and perfect shear stability, has a viscosity index of 322 (DIN ISO 2909) compared to 169 for ATF oil, etc. As a result, EMT shift times will be significantly improved, E-Diff systems will run smoother and the hydraulic pump will last much longer as it takes shorter times to build up the pressure.

I use the LM1127 since now many years, as well on quite many other friends cars (including professional workshops), and believe me, the difference in feeling is real.

And remember, the hydraulic oil of EMT systems must be changed regularly and maximum every 25.000 km!

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What an amazing product! Great job!

Count me in Stef!

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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU

Since the last month, we've dispatched and installed the Release Candidates of the new F1 Relay ECU on many cars worldwide, including Ferrari 360, F430, 575M - Maserati GT & GTS - Gallardo. All tests were 100% positive and it's a green light for the official launch in September. Many testers found that not only this new ECU is a real safety improvement protecting efficiently the expensive hydraulic system, it also greatly improved the gearbox shifts becoming much crispier at high load and smoother when normal driving. Head of mechanics in Ferrari dealers have also seen this new ECU and were amazed by the improvements. They showed me boxes full of burnt F1 Relays including 30A and 50A OEM relays from Ferraris and Maseratis.

Very happy also to see already many pre-sales orders! Many thanks to all for the trust in our engineering!

Here's a video where you can see the Smart eMT Relay ECU operating in a F430.

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*** NEW *** Smart eMT Relay ECU

This video shows what's happening inside the OEM F1 pump relay…and will end up causing very expensive repairs! Many super-car owners asked us to design a solution to avoid this from happening again.

Not only the new Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU has super fast switching capacities up to 200 Amp(!) without any mechanical moving parts (100% electronic micro-controller based), it's a real safeguard of your hydraulic manual transmission thanks to its integrated early warning system.

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I have tested Stef's Smart eMT Relay ECU on my 2006 F430 Spider F1 and I must say I am 100% sold! Highly recommended.

Now I can be rest assured that there is no longer any mechanical relay that can go bad and burn out my F1 pump but I also noticed smoother shifting on city driving and crisp shifts during high RPM hard acceleration.

Thank you Stef for creating such great products for our pride and joy.

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Our F430 DRL Lights - Ultimate version remains the most wanted upgrade as it really updates the car and makes it more visible (increased safety). Plug & Play and very easy to install.

This is an upgrade made on a F430 from Taiwan

"Very happy with the result, and the mechanic who did the install also felt it's money well spent. Thank you."

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A very nice set of photo shots from F430Addict of is amazing Scuddie !

Complete LED Rear Lights package + g-force deceleration flasher
Engine Bay Lighting System
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