Originally Posted by LTD Ute
Hi all, has anyone here fitted cruise to their clevo powered car?
What do you recommend? Did it work as well as you'ed hoped?
Any info would be great!
i fit a few cruise contol systems in my shop. have not put one on a clevo but they all fit up much the same.
it should be no problem to hook up to the clevo, the actuator cable just conects to your throttle cable or carby which every fits best.
you can get full electric or vacuum operated systems.
if it is a relatively stock motor with good engine vacuum ,then the vacuum type should be ok. you can get small vacuum storage tanks to help as a back up if needed.
if your engine is a bit on the tuff side with low / inconsistant vacuum ( big solid cam ,etc) you might be better off looking at a full electric type.
also if you have a hi performace motor that is a bit peaky it can be hard to get it all tuned to run steady on the cruise. had this problem with an old porche 911 . it did not like sitting at 100k.
the speed pickup can be either magnetic or from a electronic speedo sensor or from a tacho imput . the tacho pick up would work ok , better if its a manual gearbox.
the speedo sensor is the most reliable but will not be available on your XC .
you can buy the basic DIY kits from most auto parts shops or you could get a higher quality profesional system . most car security , car audio shops should be able to supply .
some good brands i have used are Command AP300 (vacuum ) , Command AP500 (electric) , SCS/Frigette (vac or elec ).
you should check before buying that the model you pick has the option to read the speed from your avalable sorce,( magnets,speedo,tacho).
hope that this helps you.