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nunya
10-07-2011, 01:53 PM
http://www.plxdevices.com/gauges.php

http://www.plxdevices.com/images/plx_wideband_dm6_v2.png

I just ordered the gauge with A/F, Oil pressure and Boost/Vacuum sensors. I will keep everyone posted on how it performs. I was running out of space for gauges. :-)

--dillon

Audi_A4_
10-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Yes keep us posted looks good

on my phone

M-Hood
10-07-2011, 03:32 PM
http://www.plxdevices.com/gauges.php

http://www.plxdevices.com/images/plx_wideband_dm6_v2.png

I just ordered the gauge with A/F, Oil pressure and Boost/Vacuum sensors. I will keep everyone posted on how it performs. I was running out of space for gauges. :-)

--dillon

You might want to think about just getting some type of data recorder that you can then just look at after you are done driving the car, gauges are pretty useless when driving the car hard.

nunya
10-07-2011, 04:02 PM
You might want to think about just getting some type of data recorder that you can then just look at after you are done driving the car, gauges are pretty useless when driving the car hard.

These all have outputs and you can do logging. The sensors/controllers are the expensive part, the gauge is only $99. Which for that price i think is fare. They have some logging software/hardware but i am not sure if i want to buy that quite yet.

http://www.plxdevices.com/datalog.php

--dillon

k0mpresd
10-07-2011, 04:07 PM
plx is good stuff.

nunya
11-04-2011, 03:30 PM
So it shipped yesterday and came in today..... Yesterday was the first day for them to ship AFAIK. Looks like quality kit.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fQ8A5OMvDAk/TrRmSvdpWnI/AAAAAAAA6s8/ClSCocyqwF8/s1440/IMG_20111104_151818.jpg

Look how thin the gauge is.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oyMohgG3Nb4/TrRmSpeXDUI/AAAAAAAA6s8/z74AXVryZnI/s1440/IMG_20111104_151441.jpg

The fluid pressure module has too inputs too!!! Can we say fuel pressure! I need to buy the sender. But thats a great bonus.

They also posted a video of it in action


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fkPTgntKAEw

I will update everyone once i get them installed.

--dillon

jaystacks
11-04-2011, 06:09 PM
doppe

SeekB00st
11-04-2011, 06:32 PM
I find it hard to believe that no one else has commented the obvious.

We have gauges for one single purpose - to monitor activity. Given said that, what is the time in which we desire to view our gauges; it is when our foot has buried the pedal far within the carpet. At this point in time you should have your eyes on the road. I feel I can speak for most people with BT's and a built motor. When my foot is buried the last thing I desire to do is take a hand off the steering wheel.

Whether I'm at the track, or whipping down the interstate, I don't have the time to be removing a hand from the wheel or shifter. Even if it be to scan through the gauges in which I depend upon to monitor my cars current status. I'd rather have a quick glance at three knowing where they should be.

nunya
11-04-2011, 08:14 PM
I find it hard to believe that no one else has commented the obvious.

We have gauges for one single purpose - to monitor activity. Given said that, what is the time in which we desire to view our gauges; it is when our foot has buried the pedal far within the carpet. At this point in time you should have your eyes on the road. I feel I can speak for most people with BT's and a built motor. When my foot is buried the last thing I desire to do is take a hand off the steering wheel.

Whether I'm at the track, or whipping down the interstate, I don't have the time to be removing a hand from the wheel or shifter. Even if it be to scan through the gauges in which I depend upon to monitor my cars current status. I'd rather have a quick glance at three knowing where they should be.

I guess your ignorance is around not reading the technology. There are "smart" alerts. How they work i will figure out. I just blew up a 6k motor and built another, so i know the repercussions. Oh, and i lived in RVA and ATL, norfolk is tame.

Why not let someone try and report a new technology without trolling them?

--dillon

urban96
11-05-2011, 09:50 AM
I find it hard to believe that no one else has commented the obvious.

We have gauges for one single purpose - to monitor activity. Given said that, what is the time in which we desire to view our gauges; it is when our foot has buried the pedal far within the carpet. At this point in time you should have your eyes on the road. I feel I can speak for most people with BT's and a built motor. When my foot is buried the last thing I desire to do is take a hand off the steering wheel.

Whether I'm at the track, or whipping down the interstate, I don't have the time to be removing a hand from the wheel or shifter. Even if it be to scan through the gauges in which I depend upon to monitor my cars current status. I'd rather have a quick glance at three knowing where they should be.

not everyone wants to clutter up their dash with a ton of different gauges

nunya
11-05-2011, 11:02 AM
not everyone wants to clutter up their dash with a ton of different gauges

That was a big selling point for me. I dont like the look of a pillar gauges and setups down by the ashtray are too low. I have that setup in my S6 and hate it. I was using my vents for a/f and boost but i was running out of those as well. If the smart alerts dont work i wil be rather annoyed. I need to get the software for logging too.

--dillon