: Wideband



BLitzkrieg
06-09-11, 09:39 AM
http://www.phone2forum.com/interface/scripts/viewimage.php?photoid=55526&code=baJrZFKjK6UsxKY%2FAW2nYw%3D%3D%0A

DrumStix
06-09-11, 10:16 AM
Nice work.

Prof
06-09-11, 10:26 AM
Great! I have all the parts, need to get it done! My guage has a "V2" logo on the face.

JOEYCTS-V
06-09-11, 11:09 AM
Looks good Blitz! What brand gauge is that? Do you have a link?

BLitzkrieg
06-09-11, 11:54 AM
Looks good Blitz! What brand gauge is that? Do you have a link?

ITs an AEM gauge.

cbloveday
06-09-11, 11:59 AM
Nice work.

PhxTriode
06-09-11, 12:06 PM
very nice, I wish someone would incorporate a knock indicator and I would be in heaven.

BLitzkrieg
06-09-11, 12:15 PM
very nice, I wish someone would incorporate a knock indicator and I would be in heaven.

Amen Brother!

neuronbob
06-09-11, 07:47 PM
Nice! I'd love to do something like that.

EVIL_C5
06-09-11, 07:51 PM
Looks good, way better than the lame clock.

Caddy Wagon
06-09-11, 09:40 PM
Sweet! :cool2:

EricVonHa
06-10-11, 01:12 AM
Why not hardwire the detector too?

BLitzkrieg
06-10-11, 01:02 PM
Why not hardwire the detector too?

I take it down when I park. I also travel alot and I take it with me for the rental cars.

EricVonHa
06-10-11, 11:08 PM
I'm the same way. No reason to buy a bunch of radar detectors. So, my main 2 cars are wired with Escort's "Smart Cord". And, then the every once in a while cars I'll just use a spare suction mount and cig lighter adapter.

surgin
06-15-11, 10:27 PM
ok, i am going to expose the depths of my ignorance: what is wideband? thanks:)

translux
06-15-11, 11:50 PM
That is great!
I was thinking the same thing!

translux
06-15-11, 11:53 PM
Can provide the exact model number?
Does it also show boost?
Lastly how tough was the install?

Prof
06-15-11, 11:59 PM
Short and quick answer...from Wikipedia...my students are cringing as we speak:

"It reads the voltage output of an oxygen sensor, sometimes also called lambda sensor, whether it be from a narrow band or wide band oxygen sensor.

The original narrow band oxygen sensors became factory installed standard in the late 70's and early 80's. In recent years, a newer and much more accurate 'wide band' sensor, though more expensive, has become available.

Most stand-alone narrow band meters have 10 LEDs and some have more. Also common, narrow band meters in round housings with the standard mounting 2 1/16" and 2 5/8" diameters, as other types of car 'gauges'. These usually have 10 or 20 LEDs. Analogue 'needle' style gauges are also available.

As stated above, there are wide band meters that stand alone or are mounted in housings. Nearly all of these show the air-fuel ratio on a numeric display, since the wide band sensors provide a much more accurate reading. And since they use more accurate electronics, these meters are more expensive."

Critical IMO in a supercharged vehicle. You need to be very close to 11:7 at WOT for the engine to be optimized. Too high a fuel percentage and you are killing power...too low a fuel percentage and you are risking detonation from a mixture that is too lean. I was very surprised that the LSA did not come with a wideband air/fuel gauge.

Mine should go in this week...but I thought that two weeks ago! Challenger Drag Pak got in the way...

Domsz06
06-16-11, 12:01 AM
nice work.

Wide band monitors your a/f ratio.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5770991_wide-band-o2-sensor-do_.html

for more info.

The install isn't that hard guys. I did a similar with a obd2 scan gauge. just remove the center console then all the screws to remove the clock. Pretty cut and dry. Just takes some time.

BLitzkrieg
06-16-11, 12:02 AM
The install was easy. I pulled out the clock. I had to grind out the rear plastic a little to clear the harness of the wideband. The wideband comes with a C shaped bracket. I flattened it out and tightened up the bracket.

Prof
06-16-11, 12:08 AM
Need to add for those that might want to do this mod...you need the Multi-gauge; the 02 sensor and lead. You will need to install a bung in the exhaust to insert the 02 sensor. The sensor plugs into the back of the gauge, and there is a lead for power and a connection that goes to the OBD II port.

Hey entrepreneurs: Someone needs to manufacture a cover for the obd II port that has a tag that says: Never flash without owners permission!!! You could sell one to every person in the world that has a tuned vehicle!

translux
06-16-11, 02:47 PM
Or a lock, a tag would not be enough.
When I was young I worked as a detailer at a luxury car dealer. One night we were asked by the GM to swap some wheels from one car to another. We put them both on lifts and did the swap. For whatever reason we could not put the lugs back on the donor car. But we did put the wheels on. So to insure that no one would try to drive the car we took large paper floor mats and wrote on them "do not drive the car missing lugs!" We must have put 5 signs all over the car including one that covered the steering wheel. Well when I came in the next day the car was resting on its chassis as yes someone lowered it from the lift, removed all the warning signs and proceeded to back out and turn the car loosing two of its wheels.

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Domsz06
06-16-11, 03:24 PM
Or a lock, a tag would not be enough.
When I was young I worked as a detailer at a luxury car dealer. One night we were asked by the GM to swap some wheels from one car to another. We put them both on lifts and did the swap. For whatever reason we could not put the lugs back on the donor car. But we did put the wheels on. So to insure that no one would try to drive the car we took large paper floor mats and wrote on them "do not drive the car missing lugs!" We must have put 5 signs all over the car including one that covered the steering wheel. Well when I came in the next day the car was resting on its chassis as yes someone lowered it from the lift, removed all the warning signs and proceeded to back out and turn the car loosing two of its wheels.

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OUCH!!! Maybe they couldn't read???

Prof
06-16-11, 03:27 PM
It takes all kinds to make the world go around...or to help make the wheels fall off...

Great story!

Caddy Wagon
06-17-11, 10:25 AM
Where did you put your bung? Mine was on the lift yesterday, and it looked like the passenger side between the exhaust manifold and first cat would have the best access (almost opposite the factory O2 sensor but a little lower.)