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What are the Differences Between Your Playback Tachs?

We offer a large variety of playback tachs to cover all performance data acquisition needs from enthusiast to the professional. Check out the break down below to determine which model is right for you. See bottom for feature definitions.

 

*Sport-Comp*

 

Perfect for the entry level competitor and sportsman racing operations. Easy to use Sport-Comp playback tachs offer the following features:

  • Launch Lite (when using optional Shift-Lite)
  • Four Stage Shift Lite (when using optional Shift-Lite)
  • Short Shift Protection
  • First Gear Delay
  • Nuber of Runs = 1
  • Sample Rate = 50
  • Record Time = 80 Sec.

 

*Pro-Comp & Phantom*

 

These tachometers offer a step up over the Sport-Comp models by offering the following features:

  • Four Stage Shift Lite
  • Short Shift Protection
  • First Gear Delay
  • Number of Runs = 4
  • Sample Rate = 50
  • Record Time = Up to 42 sec.
  • LED Time Indicator

 

*Ultimate*

 

The Ultimate playback tachometer revolutionized the way racers look at high performance instrumentation and offers the following features:

  • Four Stage Shift Lite
  • Short Shift Protection
  • First Gear Delay
  • Number of Runs = 4
  • Sample Rate = 100
  • Record Time = Up to 42 sec.
  • LED Time Indicator
  • Peak/Valley Catcher
  • PC Download (when used with optional Tach Facts software)

 

*Ultimate II*

 

Ultimate II tachometers combine all the best features of Auto Meter playback equipment making it easy for you to get the information you need to finish ahead of the pack. Ultimate II tachs contain all of the following features:

  • Four Stage Shift Lite
  • Short Shift Protection
  • First Gear Delay
  • Number of Runs = 4
  • Sample Rate = 100
  • LED Time Indicator
  • Peak/Valley Catcher
  • PC Download
  • PC Software (Tach Facts) Included
  • Driveshaft RPM

 

Launch Lite:

 

This feature is only found on the Sport-Comp playback tachs. When used in conjunction with an optional plug-in Shift Lite or Quick Lite, this feature will tell you when you are at your desired launch RPM, so you can keep your eyes on the tree, and leave at the exact RPM you want, every time!

 

Four Stage Shift Lite:

 

Use this feature to dial in up to 4 specific shift points, and get the most of your machine in every gear!

 

Short Shift Protection:

 

All Auto Meter playback tachs have built-in intelligence to recognize if you shift before your programmed shift point and will automatically advance to your next programmed point, keeping you on track for the finish.

 

First Gear Delay:

 

Make use of this feature to help your playback tach recognize the difference between tire spin coming out of the hole and your 1-2 gear shift. Dial in the right delay in tenths of a second and never miss your shift again!

 

Number of Runs:

 

This indicates the total number of runs that can be recorded and stored on your playback tach for later review.

 

Sample Rate:

 

Indicates the number of data points recorded per second. The higher the number the higher the clarity of your playback data.

Super High 100 rates allow you to break data down into hundredths of a second!

 

Record Time:

 

Total available time that you can record per run block.

 

LED Time Indicator:

 

This digital display not only makes navigating options and feature on your tachometer easier, but also gives you a time reference up to hundredths of a second so you know exactly what happened when during your pass.

 

Peak/Valley Catcher:

 

Use this feature to view the highest and lowest points of each gear shift. This is very useful when checking to see if you nailed your shift points, and also when fine tuning gearing to your power band.

 

PC Download:

 

Take the recorded data straight from your tachometer to your PC when using Tach Facts software and view your data in a new light using highly detailed RPM over Time graphing.

 

PC Software Included:

 

Just like it sounds. Ultimate II tachometers come with Tach Facts software in the package so you're ready to get the most out of your playback experience right out of the box.

 

Driveshaft RPM:

 

Ultimate II tachometers offer the expanded ability of recording driveshaft RPM in addition to your engine speed. Make use of this feature to detect clutch slippage, converter lock up, and other drivetrain issues and fine tune your combination to perfection.