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Old 10/17/08, 02:20 PM
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where are you buying the gauges from ??
Ebay vendor.
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Old 10/17/08, 02:51 PM
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I don't have it yet it's coming from ROUSH hopefully it arrives before next Friday. I may install it that weekend. When GTR takes off the front facia I want to see what the paint condition is under the current stock grill. If it's in good condition I will remove the stock piece and install the 9 bar grill myself at home. Things are in flux, I'd like to keep the center light inside the grill I may have to fabricate something later, I don't want to use ties if I can avoid it. Otherwise I'll just loose the lights. I want the car to have that "Shark" mouth look, you know more menecing.

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Old 10/17/08, 03:24 PM
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that will looks awesome!
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Old 10/17/08, 05:14 PM
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Hey I sure like that grill give it a red Kitt bar & it'll look mean lol that pic of the grill on a black Mustang already looks clean & hot !
http://www.modernmustangmuscle.com/g...serialNumber=1
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Old 10/17/08, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Ebay vendor.
just any 'ol vendor or a specific one. What are they setting you back for the A/F gauge ?


Jed.... I like the look go without the fogs for awhile and see if it grows on you, then if not worry about fab ?? my .02
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Finally got the Vortech today. The finish on the head unit was FUGLY. The fact that it was used and was dirty didn't help either. Had it in my possession for all of one hour before I decided it was off to a metal polish shop. Great news is it's only going to cost me $60 to get the head unit and the MAF housing cyclinder polished. Also took the backing plates and a couple other parts in for powedercoating. Those parts are getting a wrinkle black finish. Now I just have to wait untill I get the intercooler in so I can take the main pipe and get it polished so it matches the Vortech. I'll post pics once I get it all back.

Can't wait to see how it all looks in the engine bay.

Spark Plugs and black replacement hoses from Paxton also got here today.
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Old 10/17/08, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
just any 'ol vendor or a specific one. What are they setting you back for the A/F gauge ?


Jed.... I like the look go without the fogs for awhile and see if it grows on you, then if not worry about fab ?? my .02
Best Deal Performance
7878-B NW 103 ST
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I'm getting the Autometer Ultralite Wideband Gauge.

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Leo/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-10.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 10/17/08, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Best Deal Performance
7878-B NW 103 ST
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
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I'm getting the Autometer Ultralite Wideband Gauge for $261.95.

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Leo/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-10.jpg[/IMG]
Excellent choice Just like the Jedster! It's not cheap but hey its only mula!

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Old 10/17/08, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Finally got the Vortech today. The finish on the head unit was FUGLY. The fact that it was used and was dirty didn't help either. Had it in my possession for all of one hour before I decided it was off to a metal polish shop. Great news is it's only going to cost me $60 to get the head unit and the MAF housing cyclinder polished. Also took the backing plates and a couple other parts in for powedercoating. Those parts are getting a wrinkle black finish. Now I just have to wait untill I get the intercooler in so I can take the main pipe and get it polished so it matches the Vortech. I'll post pics once I get it all back.

Can't wait to see how it all looks in the engine bay.

Spark Plugs and black replacement hoses from Paxton also got here today.
$60 really? Wow great deal. Post some pictures of that when it gets back

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7878-B NW 103 ST
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I'm getting the Autometer Ultralite Wideband Gauge for $261.95.

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Leo/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-10.jpg[/IMG]
Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
Excellent choice Just like the Jedster! It's not cheap but hey its only mula!

Jed

Thats a fair price. I think I paid near $400 for my Autometer GS WB gauge...
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Old 10/17/08, 07:16 PM
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Hey Jed, some more bling for the roush...

http://www.techcointl.com/Watts-Link-a/138.htm
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they are making some sweet stuff. I'd love a watts link...
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Best Deal Performance
7878-B NW 103 ST
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
United States
561-558-7340
[email protected]

I'm getting the Autometer Ultralite Wideband Gauge for $261.95.

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Leo/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-10.jpg[/IMG]
hot **** tamale. That's a great price 100+ cheaper than elsewhere. ... .Off to check it out myself
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can someone explain the wideband gauge to me, like what's the red/green/orange dial, that number in the middle, and what it should be

noob question, I know
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Old 10/17/08, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by StangMahn View Post
can someone explain the wideband gauge to me, like what's the red/green/orange dial, that number in the middle, and what it should be

noob question, I know
This is from AutoMeter:

To fully understand why a high performance vehicle tuner would be better off using a wide-band O2 sensor/gauge versus a narrow band setup, we must first understand what each sensor was originally developed to do.

Narrow Band O2 Sensors began to appear on vehicles with the advent of fuel injection in the 1980’s. Their purpose was to monitor component degradation (i.e. fuel injectors, vacuum leaks) of vehicles as they accumulated miles. Their basic job was to let the computer know whether the vehicle was running at an air/fuel ratio of 14.7:1 under idle (ideal ratio for gasoline engines), moderate acceleration, and cruise conditions, and if it wasn’t, to “trim” the injector pulse-width to either slightly lean or richen the engine. When the computer is paying attention to the input from the O2 sensor, the engine is operating in a “closed-loop” capacity. Under heavier acceleration or wide-open throttle the computer ignores the O2 sensor because it requires an air/fuel ratio other than 14.7:1, which is outside the design parameters of the sensor. This is known as “open-loop” operation. The sensor lets the computer know if the engine is running above or below 14.7:1 by sending voltage to the computer in a range between 0 and 1 volt, usually sweeping between the two extremes of this scale. Auto Meter’s traditional narrow-band air/fuel ratio gauges are simply a voltmeter for this signal. This can be seen by the repeated sweeping back and forth of the gauge in most idle, light throttle, and cruise conditions. To summarize, a narrow band O2 sensor is only able to tell a computer (or gauge, for that matter) whether an engine is operating above or below a 14.7:1 air/fuel ratio.

Wide Band O2 Sensors where developed in the early ‘90s as vehicle manufacturers began looking to obtain air/fuel ratio information under all circumstances. This ranged from WOT to varying ratios, for example running air/fuel ratios leaner than 14.7:1 under cruise conditions. Volkswagen and Honda pioneered the development of the wide-band O2 sensors to provide accurate air-fuel ratios under these varying circumstances. They did this by broadening the voltage range in which feedback from the sensor was provided and making a linear scale that provided a fixed voltage that correlated to a specific air/fuel ratio. While the narrow-band O2 is still the most common type of O2 sensor installed on most new vehicles (for cost reasons), OEMs will still use wide-bands on many forced induction applications (or, in Honda’s case, on their “lean-burn” Civics).

High performance vehicle tuners discovered that wide-band O2 sensors are very helpful when accurate air/fuel ratio readings are required to maximize power, reliability, and mileage on modified vehicles. With these benefits in mind and to meet consumer demand, Auto Meter has created a wide-band air/fuel ratio gauge/sensor to augment our popular narrow band, gauge only offering. This unit uses the Bosch LSU 4.2 sensor that is known industry wide to be both accurate and durable, along with an advanced control unit that is encased entirely within the gauge head. Further, the gauge head utilizes both an LED readout, for accuracy, and a radial display for ease of reading. Combined with user definable stoichiometric ranges and voltage outputs, Auto Meter’s wide-band gauge creates a useful and greatly needed tool for the tuning market. As an added bonus, Auto Meter will be offering these gauge kits in seven of our most popular gauge lines, including Cobalt, C2, NV, Sport-Comp, Ultra-Lite, Phantom, and Nexus.



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Hey Jed, some more bling for the roush...

http://www.techcointl.com/Watts-Link-a/138.htm
This looks a little different than the JDM/Saleen style of the past. Hey these guys are having an open house are you going?

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Old 10/17/08, 09:40 PM
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Old 10/17/08, 11:38 PM
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That's to far even for me.
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Its all you Leo. Get da blower, strip the interior and put a cage in. Then some burnouts.
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