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wideband???
« on: 08:38, Sat 09 August 2008 »
hello people

was wondering....what is a wideband??what does it do??and is it something worthwhile to have??/
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Re: wideband???
« Reply #1 on: 09:14, Sat 09 August 2008 »
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hello people

was wondering....what is a wideband??what does it do??and is it something worthwhile to have??/
thanks chaps
d



Wideband is a device that allows you to read fueling, i have one & it's the best bit of kit money can buy if you're running over 20psi manifold boost, hell,it's handy to have even if you run less boost actually as you can set the car up with the fuel it needs.
You have to have the d/p drilled, a boss welded in & thats prob the hardest part, instalation is pretty simple.
The worst part is the cost, a decent one will set you back around 200, narrowband isn't worth messing with so don't go for a cheap narrowband gauge ;)

AEM
Innovate (LC-1 or LM-1)
VEMS
NGK i think do one
there are others as well & for a bit extra you can get some with EGT probes, these have to be fitted into the exhaust PRE-TURBO, mines in the collector before it goes into the turbo, whereas the wideband is after in the d/p...

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« Reply #2 on: 09:53, Sat 09 August 2008 »
hi gttboy
thanks very much
i would actually like one just to keep eye on it and as u say to adjust when necesary...and it looks cool aswell
hahaha
d/p u mean downpipe???
i quite like the innovate one.
how long would you say it wld take to fit???
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« Reply #3 on: 11:07, Sat 09 August 2008 »
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hi gttboy
thanks very much
i would actually like one just to keep eye on it and as u say to adjust when necesary...and it looks cool aswell
hahaha
d/p u mean downpipe???
i quite like the innovate one.
how long would you say it wld take to fit???
thanks mate


Yeah downpipe, once you have the bung fitted it takes about an hour or 2 to fit, it's a case of getting the wires through the bulkhead & then wire it all up, calibrate it etc...
The LC-1 looks good but the LM-1 is a better unit i think, some people have had problems with the LC-1, mines been fine though.... You can link both to a laptop for data logging...
Make sure you put the lambda sensor in the right place, either @ 10 or 2 o'clock is best & about 6-8" away from the turbo, i have mine just before the bend in the downpipe sightly facing the firewall.

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« Reply #4 on: 11:28, Sat 09 August 2008 »
do you posibly have an image of the positioning of the sendor on the downpipe and one of the unit in place in the car?
ehat involved in calibrating the unit?
thanks very much and sorry for all th questions

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« Reply #5 on: 11:47, Sat 09 August 2008 »
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do you posibly have an image of the positioning of the sendor on the downpipe and one of the unit in place in the car?
ehat involved in calibrating the unit?
thanks very much and sorry for all th questions

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I'll try to get a piccy, it comes with instructions anyway ;)

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« Reply #6 on: 11:52, Sat 09 August 2008 »
thanks mate
muchly appreciated
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« Reply #7 on: 12:02, Sat 09 August 2008 »





Mine came with the boss already welded in as i bought it from holland & i have no elbow, i would have put it a couple of inches further away personally, i've had no probs though.

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« Reply #8 on: 12:34, Sat 09 August 2008 »
thanks very much again
i m gona look into getting one this week or next week maybe
see how th money goes.
do they all come from abroad or is there uk companies that sell them???
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« Reply #9 on: 12:45, Sat 09 August 2008 »
Graham Goode Racing are uk suppliers.

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« Reply #11 on: 15:25, Sat 09 August 2008 »
cheers mate
well helpful...bit cheaper than i expected too so thts a bonus

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« Reply #12 on: 17:59, Sat 09 August 2008 »
I use the LM-1 and is a good bit of kit and never had any probs so i can give that a thumbs up and I know Steve has the LC-1 and never had any probs and I know he will give it a thumbs up 2 so if i was you go for one of those (The LC-1 looks better as the LM-1 will leave a load of wires/ cable in the car and is the size of a brick as it's mean't to be used / transferred between cars where the LC-1 is more of a permant install hence the 52mm gauge).  :D