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Old 02-07-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default turboxs knock light? anyone runnin it?

i was just lookin on jsc speeds site and came across this and thought it was a pretty cool part, and cause i love anything that helps me monitor whats goin on w/ the engine, and as a added bonus you can calibrate it to use it as a shift light so, my question is, is anyone running this unit wired to the factory knock sensor? hows it work? and all the other details

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Old 02-07-2006, 04:45 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about getting one as well. I was going to get a KnockLink but this seems like a cheaper easy to get option.

Anyone have experience with both? Knocklink and the TurboXS knock light?

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Old 02-07-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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bumpin for some more replys, there's gotta be someone out there...
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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I got one from my wife for christmas and it's been awesome. I have a utec but because of the sensitivity settings I was never completely comfortable with it reading knock so I've always had them super sensitive. The knock light has given me the ability to fine tune the utec knock sensitivities as well as giving me some added confidence that I am going to see the light flash as it's a hell of a lot brighter and distracting than the cel. I have it wired to the stock knock sensor and it's been working great. The fact it tells you the degree of knock light to harsh is also helpful.. at least that way you know that if you got 3 count but it was light, it's not quite as bad as 1 count that was hard. Definately extra comfort. So my opinion is great tool, good price, looks good!!!!
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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I have it as well and love it. Keep in mind itís completely independent from your EM so it can be used on a variety of setups. The noise sensitivity settings are nice as it allows you to specify the level at which it operates. For example I have mine set a hair sensitive so the light will flash mild knock (yellow) and heavy knock (red) just before my EM picks it up; kind of a safeguard. It also doubles as a shift light which is sweet. I mounted mine inside my front-center hvac vents (drivers side one), stealthy and you donít even know itís there until the monster LEDís flash
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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I am going to buy one
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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Put one in last week, it's very bright, I put it on top of the steering column and it's bright enough to be distracting. The shift feature is nice too.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:28 AM   #8
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I'm installing mine this weekend. Good to hear that you guys have had positive experiences with it. Seems like a very handy tool, especially for the price.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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I have been contemplating it w/ the Dtec BC.

Are the shift points adjustable on the knocklite?

Is the shift light color different than the knock color?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:51 PM   #10
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I have been contemplating it w/ the Dtec BC.

Are the shift points adjustable on the knocklite?

Is the shift light color different than the knock color?
Yup, there's a program mode for it, you have to rev the engine halfway to the desired shift point and press a button. It lights up red for hard knock, amber for light knock, and green for shift, and will display knock over the shift light if they should both occur at the same time.

Easy to install, but it does have about 40 feet of wiring on it.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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anyone have pics of theirs installed?
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:07 PM   #12
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anyone have a good step by step install with pics? I have one also and wanted to install soon.

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:16 PM   #13
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anyone have pics of theirs installed?
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Gotta get ideas of where to put it once I get one
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:47 PM   #14
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Are any of you running this with only stock setups ? Is it hard to wire into the stock sensor ? I use the AP and would like to use this also .
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:04 AM   #15
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anyone has good pics of theirs installed?
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:47 AM   #16
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yes, will someone please post how they installed it step by step? Pics are always a plus but just where to wire will help. I dont want to touch the ecu, so where do u hook up the RPM signal wire too and where is the knock sensor located?
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:47 AM   #17
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i have one as part of my DTEC BC-Pro setup. currently it lives in the leftmost of the three holes of the gauge pod i have instead of the factory clock.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:08 PM   #18
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I will post pics asap, probably the next day or 2.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:25 PM   #19
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I read that if you tap into the stock knock sensor, you might be changing the resistance of the sensor and therefore affecting the signal that it puts out.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:37 PM   #20
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hey so if your motor knocks the CEL comes on ?

BUT yall get this bc it is more noticable?
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:38 PM   #21
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yeah that is what i thought also. I used another stock knock sensor that i bought.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:18 PM   #22
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any install photos?
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #23
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no pics yet. My camera is dead and my pics are on them..,..... sorry for the delay
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:55 PM   #24
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I'm selling mine if people are interested.. I dunno, I might keep it though.

Oh and this is the main thread on KnockLite stuff:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ight=knocklite
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:46 AM   #25
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im buying one, but i am having trouble finding where the factory knock sensor is to attach it to. anyone have an idea? (2005 wrx)
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