AIM MXP Strada Digital Dash Display – Street Icon Version
NZEFI were impressed with the original AIM MXS Strada dash and were even more impressed with the later release of the MXS 1.2 Strada. However, for many installations its 5″ display was a little too small. AIM recognised this and responded by releasing two larger non-logging digital dashes to their lineup. This MXP Strada is the mid-sized 6″ display. The MXP has similar features to the existing 5″ MXS 1.2 Strada but with a larger 6″ display. If 6″ isn’t large enough, we encourage you to check out the 7″ MXG Strada instead.
The AIM MXP Strada is a high-contrast configurable colour digital dash designed for applications requiring a dash for display purposes but not wanting to use the dash for data logging (except perhaps lap timing as discussed later). In many cases, data logging can be performed by the ECU instead of the dash if data logging is required at all.
The MXP Strada is available as either the race icon version or the street icon version. We sell both of these versions, although this product listing is for the street icon version. The only difference between these two models is the outline around the five multi-colour LEDs (on the right side of the 6″ TFT display). With the street version the function of these lights is expected to be, high beam, check engine light, low fuel warning, oil pressure warning and water temperature warning. Indicators can be displayed on a page along the bottom of the TFT display. With the race version, these LEDs are generic so that they can be whatever you want them to be. It is also possible to have the same light indicate different things depending on the colour of the light. With that being said, in addition to these LEDs you can also create warning messages that appear on the bottom of the display or pop up across the whole display.
Like many digital dashes on the market today, the MXP Strada can communicate with a huge number of both factory and aftermarket ECUs with connection options via CAN bus, RS232 or K-line. With most modern aftermarket ECUs (including the Link G4+/G4X range) the best option is to use CAN bus to transmit data to the dash. Our preferred method of installation is to wire all required engine sensors into the ECU leaving only very simple wiring required for the dash – often as simple as power, ground and two wires for CAN bus. Non-engine related sensors – such as the fuel level sensor can be wired directly into one of the 8 inputs on the dash and is further simplified by using our optional input/sensor loom. On the street icon version these 8 inputs would typically be alternator, indicator input signals left and right, high beam input signal, light input signal and the fuel level sensor. This would then leave 2 spare analog inputs if required. Additional wiring information is supplied with our input/sensor loom.
To ease installation further, we have also created a dash configuration that we think is a great starting point particularly for anyone using the MXP Strada with an Link G4+ or G4X series ECU. By selecting to have this configuration pre-loaded into your MXP Strada when purchased from NZEFI, you will receive your dash all set up with alarms, lights, inputs and display pages plus it will be all ready to communicate with a G4+/G4X ECU. Of course, you can tweak this configuration to suit your preferences using AIM’s free configuration software RaceStudio 3. If you purchase a Link ECU and MXP Strada from NZEFI at the same time the then we will also set up the CAN settings in the ECU free of charge. However, if you purchase an MXP Strada without an ECU then we will supply simple instructions on how to set up the required CAN settings in a Link G4+/G4X series ECU.
Currently we have verified the following parameters being successfully transmitted over CAN from the a Link G4+/G4X ECU to the MXP Strada using our settings in both devices:
- Engine speed (RPM)
- Engine coolant temperature
- Intake air temperature
- Oil temperature
- Oil pressure
- Fuel pressure
- Manifold absolute pressure (MAP)
- Manifold gauge pressure (MGP)
- Barometric/atmospheric pressure
- Throttle position
- Gear position
- Ignition timing
- Fuel injector duty cycle (%) – primary
- Fuel injector duty cycle (%) – secondary
- Fuel injector pulse width – Currently displays to 1 significant figure only
- Fuel injector timing
- ECU voltage
- Trigger 1 error counter
- ECU fault code number
- Wheel speeds x 4
- RPM limit
- MAP limit
- Speed limit
These parameters were tested using Link G4+ firmware version 5.6.6 and AIM MXS Strada firmware version 03.29.34.
Optional extras from AIM include their remote mounted buttons interface and GPS transceiver. The optional remote mounted buttons interface is handy when the dash is mounted in a way where the 4 side buttons cannot be reached easily. The interface gives 6 inputs which replace the 4 existing buttons plus add a manual backlight dimming option and a trip meter reset. At this point it is worth noting that the MXP Strada has one non-resetable system odometer plus 4 trip meters which can each be reset individually. The optional GPS transceiver allows the MXP Strada to perform lap timing on race track applications and lap times are all recorded in the dash to be viewed later. So while the MXS Strada is essentially a non-logging dash, logging lap times is the exception.
|Brightness||700cd/m2 – 1,100 Lumen|
|Alarms||5 RGB LEDs freely configurable|
|Shift light||10 integrated freely configurable RGB LEDs|
|ECU connections||CAN, RS232 or K-Line|
|ECU compatibility||1,000 industry leading ECUs|
|Expansion CAN connection||GPS, Channel Expansion, TC Hub, Lambda Controller|
|Analog inputs||8 fully configurable, max 1,000 Hz each|
|Digital inputs||1 speed input, coil RPM input|
|Digital outputs||1 (1 Amp max)|
|Connectors||2 AMP connectors|
|Power consumption||400 mA|
Modular CAN / Power cables to connect an AIM MXP Strada dash to a Link G4+/G4X ECU
NZEFI offer a range of modular CAN cables that allow an AIM MXP Strada dash to be connected to a Link G4+ / G4X ECU via CAN. With the ‘CAN Wiring’ option at the top of this page set to ‘CAN/Power with DTM Connector’, simply purchase the extension cable that provides an appropriate length between your ECU and dash:
and then select the ECU to CAN cable that suits your ECU type:
See below for an overview of NZEFI Link G4+/ G4X ECU to CAN Device Cables: