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Old 01-19-2006, 02:05 AM   #31
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I have a/f ratio and oil temp. Oil temp was all I needed for track, and it is pretty usefull on hot days on the track. You frequently see the needle swinging to the left all the way. For A/f I just got it for whatever because single pod in a pillar looked pretty boring. Anyway, I got all the gauges and pillar for free so I dont complain.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:23 AM   #32
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Nelson and i were disscussing this topic last year, for way too long, ive also decided to go with oil temp, oil pressure and deciding on either volts or coolant gauge.. i kinda like the gauge setup from Mmotorwerkz but its way too pricey,,, justin do you have a link to the VDO gauges, i think ill order them sometime this week or so.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:37 AM   #33
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actually never mind i found the gauges on BMP, but i wanna know what the diff is between the $180 and the $330, will i need to buy the sending unit plugs etc?
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:53 AM   #34
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another place to order

http://leatherz.com/Merchant2/mercha...egory_Code=E36
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #35
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Justin, what is S-AFC II?
Air/fuel computer, allows you to adjust your fuel curve on the fly.

More info: http://www.autosportz.com/accessorie...i_S-AFC_II.htm
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:32 AM   #36
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actually never mind i found the gauges on BMP, but i wanna know what the diff is between the $180 and the $330, will i need to buy the sending unit plugs etc?
I have no idea... was trying to figure that out myself. I'm assuming one is just the pod, the other one comes is gauges. Usually sending units are sold separately.. but they're cheap, in fact.. you can special order that stuff from Canadian Tire and the prices are the same as domestic vehicles.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:40 AM   #37
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hmm im gonna email the chief at BMP.
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:48 PM   #38
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here's my question...

can you have an oil temp, oil pressure, and coolant temp setup in the VDO console thing, and then switch the current oil temp gauge, which is on the dash display to a voltmeter?
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #39
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yeah there was a kit available that does that.. another one that converts the econometer to a air/fuel ratio meter.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:53 PM   #40
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Just founds this out. Edge Motorworks in California sells the custom gauge pods that replace your sunglass holder.

Since a lot of people want different gauges, they ask what you need and install it for you: www.edgemotorworks.com
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:40 AM   #41
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I have all my pillars pods for sale I have a double and a single which makes it a 3 , for a bmw if u like pm me and we can talk.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:47 PM   #42
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with any type of boost you want to know if your lean (even if its not the best reading/ wideband)
running lean boosted is a good way to melt pistons, etc/
On a turbo car you can also just reduce the boost, what are you going to do with a blower?
just reduce the boost, eh.

But how would you know that you need to "just reduce the boost" in the 1st place!!??
I mean you don't have a A/F, so what you just wait till your motor starts Knocking?
probably too late by that point


maybe that Worthless non wideband reading going to a A/F isn't so worthless anymore?
I find it gives me a decent picture of where im at on & off boost.

Also my Garret Turbo didn't come with a "boost controller"
thats a aftermarket piece that either a Turbo or SC could run.
otherwise i'd need to manualy adjust the wastgate springs,
SC have wastegates too
you can also buy a Blow off valve that has a spring that determines when
excess boost will be released to atmosphere.
what im running could be added to a SC car: fuel control, intercooler, blow off.

but that "worthless" A/F would really help you garage tune it, set it up.
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:07 AM   #43
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How many pods do you need? Autometer only has single, and double pods. If you need triple you will need to custom frabicate them together to look good. Adriano did this.

Pivot makes single, double, and triple A pillar pod mounts, you can only fit standard 52mm gauges in there.
Yup and it is a PITA to do
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:08 AM   #44
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:09 PM   #45
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damn, thats nice!
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