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Old 05-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Need some help with gauge selection

I have a 2012 that is boosted with a few extras and would like to add a gauge pod to monitor some engine vitals not currently on the dash.

I was also going to install the URD MAF calculator but am hesitant right now as I would need to cut my factory ECU wiring to splice in (no cut harness adapter not available for 08+) and was also informed that I would need to custom tune for the 2012 with my application since none was available from URD. Well, that kind of put the brakes on that for now because I can't read Air - Fuel ratios and boost currently.

So, I am looking to get a boost gauge and A/F gauge but every boost gauge I find reads way too high for my needs.

Given that I looked into the Aeroforce gauges which offers a varaity of readouts all from the ODB2 port and doesn't require a huge effort for wiring. I can get Intake Air temps, Trans Temps, MPG, Calculated HP, and more....but NOT boost or Air Fuel ratio, which are what I mainly want for now.

I was informed that the Aeroforce will need a 2 Bar MAP sensor to read positive boost and that to get it to read A/F ratio I will need to have installed a wideband O2 sensor somewhere.

How are any of you who run Boost and A/F gauges getting this properly? And what gauge setup?

Did you need to install a 2 Bar Sensor for proper boost and a wideband O2 for A/F or am I off here?

Looking to get pointed in the right direction from someone who has similar setup and knowledge.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Just get a wide band with gauge kit and a boost gauge. If you want a gauge pod. Innovate makes boost and a/f gauges so you can have matching ones.As far as the obd2 set up I don't know
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Ah, - so to add the wide band you do have to have a new wideband O2 sensor welded into the exhaust then? Where did you have yours welded in at? Could I just use one of the current rear O2 sensor spots?
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You want it after both sides connect together, so it'll read both sides. You could put it there if the thread patterns are the same.
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i was looking into this too, nearly same boat as you. i remember wring up up one of my old cars to basically replace the factory o2 sensor with the new wideband, and the controller has an output to send the ecu a narrowband readout. this was with plx devices. that same controller also sent my gauge the wideband readout. i would say contact plx devices to verify that.

for the boost gauge, it an be as simple as hooking up the vacuum from the boost port on the supercharger to the gauge, and finding a power and ground source to light up the gauge. i installed the TRD boost gauge and it does its job, but you can always find some cheap one off amazon or ebay...possibly even napa, orielys, ect.

i would like to have that option of multiple readouts from the obd2 port but as you said, they ont read what i wanted them too.
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