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Old 10-26-2007, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Taking the plunge into Tactrix, now which Wideband?

So ya, I just ordered the tactrix cable I plan on just logging for a little while, so I can get a better idea of what is going on. After I'm comfortable with that I hope to either get an OTS map and tweak that to suit my car, or just make small changes on the stock map(I'm definitely going to be posting any changes I make before I flash).
I'm stock except for an HKS catback. Hope to get to stage 2 in the near future. Most likely with the HKS DP (I know its not bellmouthed, I don't plan on upgrading past VF series anytime soon).
I've done lots of reading for the past few weeks and it seems as though getting a wideband sensor will keep me pretty safe and EGT isn't quite a necessity. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

Ok, so I'm ranting, sorry. Now for the real question. Is this WO2 compatible with the open source software? http://www.prosportgauges.com/wideband.php I don't really know anything about wideband sensors or how they even connect through tactrix. I have much more reading to do I guess. This appears to be an amazing deal and I hope it's not too good to be true.

Thanks for any input, like I said I'm completely new to this, so I'm open to any opinions, input, flaming, or recommendations.
P.S. The dealer can find out pretty easy that an ecu has been flashed, even if flashed back to stock right? So, do any of them just turn their heads about this. Or am I pretty much screwed if something ever happens, even if it isn't caused by me?
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:37 AM   #2
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EcuEdit supports wideband O2s
you can read up more about this here
I've been using it for a long time with great results!
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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Enginuity also supports the LC-1 which is very inexpensive.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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LC-1 all the way. It's already integrated into the enginuity logger.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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LC-1 and a gauge of your choice. If you're going to log and tune, the cheap needle gauge is enough to serve its purpose as a quick check if you think the car is running funny and you don't have your laptop.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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i love my FJO, i've used both the LM-1 and LC-1, while the LC-1 is nice it's still not the best quality product out there.

the LM-1 i used crapped out a sensor in under 6000 miles of driving, my FJO has nearly 6000 and works perfectly
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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I have over 20,000 miles on the Bosch sensor that came with my LM-1 and it is still working fine. Used on two of my own cars and used to tune many others. 6000 miles is horrible if you're just running pump gas.

Did you run race gas? Leaded? Where is your bung?
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys

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LC-1 all the way. It's already integrated into the enginuity logger.
^I have noticed you may know a thing or two about tuning heheh, hopefully you can give me some pointers and help me get dialed in once this cable gets here.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:37 PM   #9
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You got it.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:49 PM   #10
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lc1 i have tuned over 100 cars with the 02 sensor that came with it and still kicking
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #11
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You should've asked for advice before buying anything. You could've bought the Tactrix/LC-1 Bundle for about $270 at http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=IN-3791, assuming you entered the word Enginuity as the checkout coupon code.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:40 PM   #12
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What about the PLX SM-AFR? does it work with Enginuity?
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:10 AM   #13
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K, looks like I'm going for the LC-1.
Now, can anyone recommend a cost effective gauge to go along with this badboy? I'll be looking on my own but it's always good to get recommendations.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:21 PM   #14
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anyone ever use the TXS wideband and enginuity?
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:43 PM   #15
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anyone ever use the TXS wideband and enginuity?
I haven't, but the test release of Enginuity looks like it has provisions for it (don't quote me on that)

www.enginuity.org
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:31 PM   #16
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K, looks like I'm going for the LC-1.
Now, can anyone recommend a cost effective gauge to go along with this badboy? I'll be looking on my own but it's always good to get recommendations.
http://www.enginuity.org/viewtopic.php?t=2178
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:05 PM   #17
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I've used the AEM Uego and the LC1 and I greatly prefer the AEM. It reads quickly and seems more robust. It's never given me a hint of trouble in nearly 20k miles...that's more than I can say about the LC1.
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I've used the AEM Uego and the LC1 and I greatly prefer the AEM. It reads quickly and seems more robust. It's never given me a hint of trouble in nearly 20k miles...that's more than I can say about the LC1.
i spent an hour or two trying to figure out what exactly I needed for this unit. it looks like the gauge itself is $190, but then you can get a kit for 399 which looks like a gauge, sensor, and some mystery box to hook up to the PC? but then there is a full blown kit for $600. nothing made much sense to me as to how much it was going to cost me, or what exactly I needed?
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:11 AM   #19
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