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Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip

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Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
January 28, 2006 12:26AM
The problem I have with the TerrorTrip (303 is the one I've seen) is the tactile on the buttons. They have those lame membrane type things. In a car, at speed, I fear I would be fiddling with it a lot. Also, and this is the deal killer for me, it has a black LCD display on a gray background. Have to turn on a light to read it in dusk/dark, bogus!



The Brantz Intl2 on the other hand, has solid clicky buttons and a nice easy to read adjustment display (mechanical) with wheels. The display is a bright red segmented LED on black. It just oozes purpose.



I don't plan on installing a video camera any time soon...........

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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
January 28, 2006 09:29AM
Call me a snob, call me spoiled, call me Betty.

Coralba.

Big red displays and you have 3 of them so you can customise whichever way you want, calibration is a breeze.
THey are expensive as hell but well worth every penny.





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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
January 28, 2006 02:27PM
sagsert Wrote:
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> Call me a snob, call me spoiled, call me Betty.
>
> Coralba.
>
> Big red displays and you have 3 of them so you can
> customise whichever way you want, calibration is a
> breeze.
> THey are expensive as hell but well worth every
> penny.

Not we'rew going call you Fatima.
Or "Bifstek"

But come on, Shirley you know that the good old Brantz and a drug store stopwatch are everything 99% of everybody and 100% of beginners need, right?
>
>
>
> Cheers
> M.Samli
> Phoenix AZ
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> EVO II GSR
> STC Mouthpiece






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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
January 28, 2006 02:51PM
Well, cost was an issue for me



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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
January 29, 2006 03:13AM
The Colt came with a Brantz, I've only used it for one event and I don't have any complaints.
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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 01, 2006 07:49PM
I wote for the Brantz too, the only problem I found with it (the co-driver did) was on a sunny day you couldn't read the numbers. Easy fix, just bent a .30 cent piece of plastic over the frikin stove element into shape and painted it black, and voila instant sun shade, no problems since.

If any one wants a Historic looking car I have a Halda Tripmaster and a few gears that I could be talked out of for a fee of course.



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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 01, 2006 10:36PM
You could probably sell the Halda to some TSD pervs for a million dollars...




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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 16, 2006 11:02PM
Skye Wrote:
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> The problem I have with the TerrorTrip (303 is the
> one I've seen) is the tactile on the buttons.
> They have those lame membrane type things. In a
> car, at speed, I fear I would be fiddling with it
> a lot. Also, and this is the deal killer for me,
> it has a black LCD display on a gray background.
> Have to turn on a light to read it in dusk/dark,
> bogus!

i've only ever used the terratrip that came with my first car. The concerns you mentioned have never been a problem for my codriver. The buttons work fine, and not that it matters, but ford uses heaps of membrane swiches on the focus WRC console. The backlight works well, and being an LCD, its very readable in direct sun. keep in mind that you will pretty much only use a rally computer on transits (assuming you are on notes).

That said, I know plenty of folks that use Brantz and Coralba, and they both seem fine. If I were buying a new one, i'd go for cheap/simple, so probably a brantz.

-chris





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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 16, 2006 11:50PM
GB Wrote:
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> If any one wants a Historic looking car I have a
> Halda Tripmaster and a few gears that I could be
> talked out of for a fee of course.


I sold my Twinmaster on ebay for $1,600. That was fun.

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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 17, 2006 02:34PM
Skye, I think it is not a good idea to make crazy ass statements about things you have yet to use in rally, like hard to read in the dark. The Teratrip was fine for reading in the dark, the brantz is sometimes harder to read in the light -each has its points and having used both for years I like the Brantz slightly better but not for the nutty ideas you have.





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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 17, 2006 02:47PM
Fair enough.



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Re: Favourite computers, Brantz vs Terrortrip
February 17, 2006 05:13PM
Somewhere I read (I think on SS) that the Brantz was hard to change on the fly? Something about the sensor not continuing to click off mileage while you are in the SET mode or something??

Any truth to that?

I have the Brantz with all the junk on it, but would prefer the one with the simple switches, I think. I got Dave the radio remote for it for resetting so he just had two buttons to play with, but I think he didn't use it at SnoDrift.

Pop's car has a very old Timewise box with a couple of sturdy switches. That's the one thing that isn't going with the car. I wanna buy it from him for mine.




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