New Honda Connectors for MAP Sensor and Ignition Coils + Sale on Multec 2 26lb/hr injectors

Newer Honda applications are using different connectors on new applications and we are now offering them in stock!

For the Honda Ignition Coils & MAP Sensor on Honda Fit and similar applications:
Honda Fit MAP & Ignition Connector
Honda Fit MAP & Ignition Connector Kit
Honda Fit MAP & Ignition Connector Pigtail

For the Honda Cam & Crank Sensors on Honda Fit and similar applications:
Honda Fit Cam & Crank Sensors
Honda Fit Cam & Crank Sensor Kit
Honda Fit Cam & Crank Sensor Pigtail

We recently restocked on the popular Delphi 25317628, 26lb/hr injector used on so many OEM applications. They are Genuine Delphi parts used for replacement or new applications that require a short, rapid injector with excellent consistency:

Use the $20 off coupon code 0122145SISZB to receive a discount on four or more injectors until January 31st.

Happy 2014!

The holidays are over and it’s time to get working on those Motorsports projects for 2014. We hope you have a great year and are starting off with a price reduction on our SNSR-01011 LSU 4.2 Oxygen Sensor. This sensor is commonly used in VW applications and a wide range of aftermarket applications like Innovate products, PLX products and many more applications.

We’ve dropped the price to $59.94 in quantity 1 with additional quantity breaks available. For a limited time, until Jan 21st, we are offering an additional 5% off on this sensor bringing its price down to $56.94! The coupon code is 010714L96F6S.

10th Anniversary!

Ballenger Motorsports is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Looking back, we have grown through 5 different facilities to accommodate our growth over the years. We have added thousands of products. We have helped tens of thousands of customers from automotive manufacturers to customers needing a single terminal. While most customers see our parts on our website, many may not realize that we also offer turnkey wire harness production, electronic product design and production, and connector and housing design and production.

We are offering a limited time, from today to 12/19, coupon for 10% off all of our wideband o2 sensors as thanks for the many customers who have helped us thrive over the past 10 years. The coupon code is 1211138ATA84 .

This holiday season provides a good time to reminisce about our 10th anniversary. We are grateful for all the loyal customers over the years who have helped us reach this point. We look forward to the next 10 years serving the automotive, industrial and military markets with parts and engineering services.

Vehicle Specific Application Pages

While we work on our new database for cross listing part numbers and applications, we are adding some basic pages with application to part correlations. Our first such page is now live on our website under the heading Vehicle Specific on the lower left of our shopping pages. This application page has been in progress and still requires further additions and updates. We hope it will provide a helpful reference in its current form. We plan to flush out some other similar applications and the goal is to eventually allow searching by engine type, vehicle, manufacturer part number as well as replacement part numbers.

Application specific page for the Mazda Miata (click here)

Feel free to send us any known applications for our parts as we are constantly updating this information!

New Honda Injector and Ignition Coil Connectors

Customer requests for these connectors have been pouring in, so we added these new Honda Connectors for a wide variety of Honda powered applications.

2 Way Honda Injector Connector
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Housing only – CONN-100319
Kit – CONN-75783
12″ Pigtail – CONN-85783
3 way Honda Ignition Coil Connector
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Housing only – CONN-100327
Kit – CONN-75784
12″ Pigtail – CONN-85784

We plan a series of new Honda connectors for sale soon, used on some newer vehicles. We don’t have a full application chart for the above connectors, so let us know if they fit your application and we will update our list.

Ballenger Motorsports Logo Design Contest

Our old logo was created many years ago and has served its purpose well. However, we want a newer logo for use in our media, t-shirts, catalogs, etc. and are looking for a fresh look. We have worked with designers before and often the options are limited. So, we are choosing a different route; a design contest!

The system works through a submission, selection and finalization process where the best design is chosen. So what do you think our new logo should look like? Help us choose the best design by posting feedback on our blog from the contenders you see on the contest page.

Google Checkout being retired by Google

A minority of our customers have come to appreciate Google Checkout as a simple alternative payment system that was helpful for both customers and vendors. Sadly, Google has chosen to retire this system (click here for reference article) and we are forced to deprecate its use.

In better news, we are working on an improved parts database system that we hope will improve part application information greatly. The new system should allow improved organization in our presentation of our parts as well as greater clarity for each part’s applications, cross reference numbers and associated components. We are working hard on this system and hope to bring many improvements online in 2014. A new online cart and checkout system to better work with these improvements is also planned for release in 2014.

Connectors, Connector Kits, and Wiring Pigtails

A very common question we receive relates to why the same connector is offered in multiple options and what those options mean.  Ballenger Motorsports will typically offer a connector in three varieties.

  1. Connector Housing Only. This product provides the customer with the plastic connector housing and any secondary locks the housing requires.  There are various reasons customers want to purchase the housing alone.
  2. Connector Kit.  A connector kit provides the connector housing with any secondary locks as well as terminals and seals for the customer to crimp directly onto their harness.  This does require some crimping skill and may require a crimp tool.  We offer crimping & stripping tooling here. We also provide a terminal crimp validation chart here.  You should check your work and validate your crimp quality!
  3. Connector Pigtail.  We perform the work of crimping & striping the wire and provide you with a connector housing with pre-assembled wire leads.  In some special cases, the wires may not be inserted in the housing but typically the pigtail comes fully assembled.  We recommend you use unsealed butt connectors and adhesive lined heatshrink when completing your weather sealed connection.  Our pigtails do not come with these items because of the wide variance in customer preference.

Siemens 83 lbr/hr Low Impedance Injector Replacements

The Siemens Deka I 83 lb/hr injectors (pn 3105 / FI11405 ) went out of production last year after many years of solid service to the automotive aftermarket.  This leaves a group of customers who need drop-in replacements as they do not want to or cannot retune their engine controls.

For this group of customers, we have added the Delphi 83 lb/hr Low Impedance Injectors ( 01D142x ) as a drop-in replacement for the Siemens 83 lb/hr injectors.  For customers able to retune their engine controls, an even better option is the more modern Siemens Deka IV 80 lb/hr High Impedance injector .  If packaging allows, the Siemens Deka V Shorty 80 lb/hr injectors provide an even better choice.

UEGO Sensor Sale

April 26th, 2013

Ballenger Motorsports is announcing massive price reductions on some wideband oxygen sensors.

The Bosch LSU 4.9 sensor (SNSR-01029) represents the current pinnacle of Bosch wideband O2 sensors and is being rapidly adopted at all levels of production, racing and the aftermarket. As a result of the increasing volume, we can drop this sensor in price massively to as low as $63.99. Increasingly used in production applications and aftermarket widebands, this is the ideal combination of price and performance currently and we hope to see it’s adoption spread to replace many older LSU 4.0 and 4.2 applications over time.

The Bosch LSM-11 (SNSR-01015) represents an older generation of wideband technology. This sensor is not technically a modern nernst pump cell wideband but a highly tolerant narrow band used mostly in older applications. This sensor can be difficult to find but we are happy to say that we carry this part in stock and have a $20 price reduction effective immediately.

Connectors by number of positions

August 13th, 2012

We have had consistent requests to organize our connectors by the number of positions. This often simplifies a visual search for connectors on our website across various brands and options.

Due to popular demand, we have added connectors sorted by number of positions, click here to see our new product section. This option is for connector housings only thus far but we plan to add a similar section for connector kits and pigtails.

On a similar point about our connector, connector kit & pigtail organization, we typically offer three options for our connectors. We offer the connector housing only for customers who just want to replace the housing and nothing else. We offer the connector with terminals and seals, which we term a connector kit for assembly directly on your wiring harness. Lastly, we offer the connector as a pigtail, which means the terminals are pre-terminated typically on 12 inch (~300mm) wire leads for splicing into a harness.

New Shorty 80lb/hr Siemens DekaV Injectors & AiM Solo Logger

December 19th, 2011

Customers have been asking for an injector similar to our popular Siemens Deka IV 60 lb/hr Short Style Injectors but with a higher flow rate. The Siemens Deka V 80 lbs/hr Injector meet the demands of a higher flow rate using the short style injector body.

Many customers will already know the 60 lb/hr version of these injectors are hugely popular for their ability to handle higher pressure and flow rates under extreme conditions such as turbo and supercharged applications. Other customers might recognize them for their ability to handle flex fuels such as ethanol while delivering excellent atomization, quick opening times and superb idle quality using existing OEM high impedance drivers.

This new 80 lb/hour version maintains the same properties that have given the 60 lb/hour injectors such a good reputation while increasing flow by 33%. These shorty injectors are also unique from the long style 80lb/hr Siemens injectors because they represent the newer generation DekaV design and a multi-hole, atomized spray pattern.

Take a look at our whole range of High Performance Fuel Injectors -> (click here)

Ballenger Motorsports is also proud to announce the availability of the much anticipated AiM Solo Logger. High-speed GPS, internal accelerometers, expansive data logging memory, USB download, a waterproof design, a thoughtful feature set, and a retail price of $399 make for best motorsports lap timer ever made.

The Solo offers Predictive Lap Times. Arguably the best tool a driver can have for getting faster – predictive lap times. Chisel down those lap times and qualify better than you ever have before with the Solo’s predictive lap timing. A constantly updating real-time display of your current lap pace. A time prediction resolved down to the hundredth of a second – and incredibly accurate. Optionally you can display a real-time +/- from your best lap time.

The Solo records your lap times along with speed, track position, lateral g-forces, linear g-forces, yaw rate, heading, slope, satellite reception, and battery voltage. Each channel recorded at a frequency of 10-times per second (10 Hz). All tests are stored with a time and date stamp for on-screen review or PC download for further analysis. Download your Solo data to the included full version of RaceStudio2, professional data analysis software.

The Solo offers Lap Data Review at Your Fingertips. Hit the Solo’s memory button when your session is over and up pops your best three lap times, along with session data of duration and distance. Hit MEM again and you get a full list of your lap times along with max straight speed and minimum corner speed for each lap. A third data review page shows a histogram view of your lap times where you can identify patterns of driving or the tires coming in – or going away.

Part Identification Guide

March 5th, 2010

We receive hundreds of requests to identify specific parts for automobiles, motorcycles, industrial applications and agricultural applications daily. While we do have expertise in identifying and sourcing parts for our customers, most of the requests we receive don’t have the information we need for identification and sourcing. The purpose of this guide is to drive our requests to a more standardized format so that we can successfully answer more questions with greater efficiency.

What information do we need?
1. How many pieces are you looking for? If the application is ongoing, what is the estimated annual usage? This dictates how the parts are sourced.
2. Do you need ancillary components like terminals, seals, sensor bungs, etc?
3. How quickly do you need the part(s)?
4. What was the original application? If year, make, model, engine & transmission information is available, please mention it. What is the current application?
5. What does the part do and/or what does it connect to?
6. What is the part number? If you are not aware of the part number, please mention any numbers on the part and any symbols (often manufacturer symbols).
7. In many cases, we may need images to identify the part. Most of the images we receive are too poor in focus or lighting to see the details of the parts we are asked to identify. Please see our photo submission guide here.
8. Scaling information. Is the part 1 cm or 1m in length? With terminals, what is the outer diameter of the circular terminal or blade width of the male terminal? What wire size and outer diameter do you plan to use?
9. Associated use information. We receive may pictures or tidbits of information that don’t give us enough data to correlate the part. A good example is someone emailing a partial part number with no other information. Another good example is a blurry image of a terminal or seal with no scale and without the connector housing. There are millions of terminals, many of which look very similar. With no reference information, we can’t assist your search. So please do provide the part number or image of the sensor being connected to, the housing the terminal fits in, etc.
10. Please use a descriptive title in the subject line of your email.

Due to the large volume or requests we receive, we are not able to answer every single request despite working extended hours to try and meet our customers needs. The higher the quality of the information you provide, the better able we are to deliver an expedient and helpful response.

Connector Photo Submission Guide

February 11th, 2010

We receive a very large number of images from customers trying to identify various parts. Often these are small parts and often they are terminals or connectors. Many of these images are out of focus and / or have poor lighting such that we have to ask for improved images. This is often frustrating for customers because the parts are often not easy to access and taking photographs of small items can be difficult without experience.

The quickest way to explain this issue is to say that yes, your inexpensive $100 point and shoot digital camera can take an excellent shot of a part for us to identify. It is not about how much you spend but rather about the technique. A good photographer can take amazing shots on a disposable camera.

Here are our basic steps to take a high quality image on a digital camera:

1. Focus – Set the camera to macro mode (often a flower button) setting.
2. Focus – If the camera won’t focus on the object but chooses objects nearby, change the camera focus setting to center point focus rather than averaged or automatic focus. Then place the part in the center of the field of view.
3. Focus – If you still have trouble after step #1 & 2, you are probably too close to the object. Move the camera away from the object 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 m) and crop the image after the picture is downloaded.
4. Some cameras will bounce between chosen focus zones. Steps #1 – 3 above typically help but if they do not solve the problem, keep letting the camera choose zones until you get the desired one. Try different angles, distances, etc.
5. Lighting – Use LOTS of flood or ambient general lighting for your shot and use spot lighting on internal part features. A flashlight is a great tool in a confined space.

The important issues here are focus, focus, focus, focus and lighting. Please send images that are in focus and do not send images that are out of focus. This may seem obvious but we receive MANY images that are out of focus while requiring recognition of small detailed features that are difficult to discern even with a good image.

Happy Holidays from Ballenger Motorsports

 

Happy Holidays from Ballenger Motorsports

Holiday Schedule

Dec 10th through Dec 15th – Closed
Dec 21st through Dec 25th – Closed
Dec 31st through Jan 1st – Closed

NOTE:

Packages ordered during the holiday season may require additional business days before shipping.

Express services, such as UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air, that are ordered on days we are closed will be processed the next working business day.

Terminal Crimp Validation Charts

December 18th, 2009

One of our most common customer questions centers around terminal crimp quality and validation. For this reason, we have decided to post a chart provided by Tyco Electronics in a few different formats.

For professional shops, we recommend downloading the highest quality and printing the guide on legal or larger paper for shop reference. For individuals, we have smaller versions available and you can simply reference the images or pdfs.

Large Crimp Validation Poster – PDF File Format – 2615 x 1396 – 3.5Mb
Large Crimp Validation Poster – PNG Image Format – 2615 x 1396 – 1Mb
Abbreviated Crimp Validation Poster – PDF File Format – 1064 x 1886 – 1.7Mb
Abbreviated Crimp Validation Poster – PNG Image Format – 1024 x 1815 – 0.5Mb

New High Flow Injectors from Siemens (80lb/hr and 212lb/hr Deka IV)

March 6th, 2009

Customers have been asking for an injector just like our very popular Siemens Deka IV 60 lb/hr Injectors but with a higher flow rate and now we have a solution! Ballenger Motorsports is now proud to be offering the same Siemens Deka IV injectors in an 80 lbs/hr flow rate. These are not modified or custom but are Genuine Siemens Deka IV products which we are able to offer in a Siemens Deka IV 80lb/hr EV1 Connector variation (click here) or a Siemens Deka IV 80lb/hr EV6 USCAR Connector Variation (click here). As we stock both versions you won’t need to buy any expensive injector adapters or re-wire your existing harness, just buy the one that fits your existing harness.

Many customers will already recognize that the 60 lb/hr version of these injectors are hugely popular for their ability to handle higher pressure and higher flow rates under extreme conditions such as turbocharged and supercharged applications. Other customers might recognize them for their ability to handle flex fuel such as ethanol while delivering excellent atomization, extremely quick opening times and superb idle quality while concurrently delivering high flow and working with existing oem high impedance drivers. Our new 80 lb/hour version maintains the same properties that have given the 60 lb/hour injectors such a good reputation while increasing flow by 33%.

The domestic market can buy the Siemens Deka IV 80lb/hr EV1 Connector version for the LS1, LT1, LT4, TBI, TPI, some LS2, some LS6 and many other European and domestic vehicles while the Siemens Deka IV 80lb/hr EV6 USCAR Connector version satisfies the LS3, LS7, some LS2 and most new Ford, GM, and Chrysler applications as well as many import applications. Many Japanese import performance tuners may recognize that these fit in existing packaging without any special adapters or modifications as the popular EV-14 injectors require.

Ballenger Motorsports is also proud to announce the availability of the much demanded 212lb/hour Siemens injectors (click here). Specifically intended for flex fuels and superb flow rates, these low impedance injectors open fast! These injectors can be installed in the same package size as the popular Siemens 60lb/hr and 80lb/hr injectors so installations in many oem applications is a direct fit. These injectors will also make it easy to go with a single rail or to reduce from 3 rails to 2 rails in extreme horsepower applications. These injectors are Genuine Siemens and from a brand new build with the most current technology available and are perfectly suited to the high performance market.

Take a look at our whole range of High Performance Fuel Injectors -> (click here)

Injector Connectors and Mates plus adapter harnesses

October 11, 2008

Due to overwhelming demand, we have chosen to make a separate section just for injector connectors, adapters and mates here:

Injector Connectors, mates and adapters

We have seen a LOT of companies selling adapters on the internet for a range of prices. Some of the companies actually stole our images before we began to watermark all of our photos.

We often consult with customers who have gone to other companies looking for the mates and are looking for an inexpensive mating solution. We find that, at the moment, there are few solutions meeting oem standards and specifications. Most solutions on the market utilize poorly designed, unsealed mates that do not meet oem specifications and whose tolerances are unacceptable.

Our customers sometimes ask; “so what it’s just a connector what can go wrong?” Keep in mind that these humble connectors are for the fuel injectors on vehicle applications and they MUST be sealed. A problematic or intermittent connection to the vehicles fuel injectors can lead to complete engine failure. An unsealed, poorly made terminal can corrode in months and cause a product failure in a very short period of time. Wiring problems such as an intermittent connection are one of the hardest issues to troubleshoot. Even with solutions that have been sealed but poorly toleranced or poorly manufactured, the spring elements may only make partial contact and wear prematurely. Once again, this can happen in a short period of time and lead you on a wild chase for the problem before you realize it occurred because of an inexpensive part.

If you don’t see your application listed, please contact us as our engineering staff has extensive experience in plastic and connector design and is able to manufacture components meeting or exceeding full OEM specifications.

Injector Connectors, mates and adapters

New Products for Fall 2008 and New Catalogs!

October 11, 2008

We have been frantically adding new products this fall and have added over 50 products in just the last month alone!

We have also recently updated our catalogs so that we offer a full catalog online or simply email us for a copy of our mail catalog here:
New online catalogs and print catalog request page

We have had many customer requests for the coil on plug connectors that are commonly found on Japanese motorcycles using Denso coils including Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. The connector and the connector mate can be found in our new Hitachi Connector Category here:
Hitachi Connectors

We have also had many customer requests for an excellent high impedance injector like our Siemens Deka IV series but at a lower flow rate. We now offer the same series injector, the Siemens Deka IV injectors at 45 lbs/hr here:
Siemens Mototron Long Style 45lb/hour with EV6 / USCAR Connector

We have added connectors for headlight and foglight bulbs here:
Headlight and foglight bulb connectors