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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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This is on my short list.
Check under the specs tab, lots of useful info in there.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/car/8426/
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-16-2010, 02:56 AM
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Dont know bout this one. Already have a tach, mpg gage, speedometer, etc. Kinda useless if you ask me. Only thing good is that you can reset engine codes.

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Dont know bout this one. Already have a tach, mpg gage, speedometer, etc. Kinda useless if you ask me. Only thing good is that you can reset engine codes.
It can definitely do some things we do not currently have. Here's the list:

Scan Tool

* Reads Trouble Codes
* Reads conditions that set the Trouble Code
* Clears Trouble Codes
* Turns off "Check Engine" light
* Make and store up to 10 rewritable special codes to send to the vehicle computer

Digital Gauges - Shows 4 gauges at a time from the possible following:

* Fuel Economy (MPG - gasoline engines only)
* Fuel Rate (GPH - gasoline engines only)
* Battery Voltage
* Coolant Temperature
* Intake Air Temperature
* Engine Speed (RPM)
* Vehicle speed (MPH)
* Manifold Pressure (not available on some vehicles)
* Engine Load
* Throttle Position
* Ignition Timing
* Open/Closed Loop

Trip Computer

* Maximum Speed
* Average Speed
* Maximum Coolant Temperature
* Maximum RPM
* Driving Time
* Driving Distance
* Fuel Used (Gasoline engines only)
* Trip Fuel Economy(Gasoline engines only)
* Distance to Empty
* Time to Empty
* Fuel to Empty


I'd love to have a real oil pressure gauge, instead of an idiot light. The JK has a lot of sensors that report only to the ECU, leaving the drive blind to what is happening under the hood. Something like this might shed some light on the situation.


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Check out these if you haven't already:
http://www.plxdevices.com/multigauges.html

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Yeouch!
Those are pricey!

I would really like an all in one tool that would let me adjust timing fuel:air ect ect.
Do any of the programmers do the real time update/info too?
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None of the gauges let you adjust anything, that I'm aware of. And all of the programmers I've seen only let you upload a preset fuel map to the factory ECU.

A Unichip, and the dealer programming software would let you create your own custom maps (I've done this in the past with turbo power Subarus). But it's not exactly a real-time on-the-fly kind of deal. It takes a whole day at the dyno to get good results. I've played with some of the maps when I was running the Hesco supercharger kit, so it is possible to manipulate the maps (adding fuel to match boost) without the JK complaining too much.

However, unless you are doing something completely off the reservation I doubt that you will get much better results than just using an off-the-shelf programmer. There are enough guys running the programmers that you can have some piece of mind that it will not implode your engine. On the flip side, if you write a custom map, and screw something up (paste a bunch of incorrect values into the wrong column for example) and you could easily lean it out to the point of destruction.

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There was a module/chip for something that I saw, had 3 settings, Economy, Factory and Power. Is there anything similar for Jeeps?
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Personally I think it's a pretty useful product.

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i miss my YJ gauges across the dash. now we just have to rely on idiot lights.

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