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Old 03-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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So, I picked up an ODB-II to Bluetooth Dongle and the DashCommand app for iPhone. I haven't received the dongle yet, but I understand I can monitor boost and AFR using this method. What's to stop manufacturers from making boost and AFR gauges without complicated installs if this is indeed possible? I'd be much quicker to add in analog gauges that receive their data via bluetooth if I didn't have to go through punching holes and routing wires and so forth...
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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You have done zero research on gauges yet come here asking questions based on sweeping generalizations made without basis in fact. I'd strongly recommend you research THEN make associations, conclusions, and finally fact based statements. I assure you that critical car functions are monitored by every automotive manufacturer on the planet are being performed via conventional means vs. bluetooth.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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If it's anything like the Acessport monitoring function, the refresh rate isn't exactly ideal.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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You have done zero research on gauges yet come here asking questions based on sweeping generalizations made without basis in fact. I'd strongly recommend you research THEN make associations, conclusions, and finally fact based statements. I assure you that critical car functions are monitored by every automotive manufacturer on the planet are being performed via conventional means vs. bluetooth.
How do you know how much research I've done on the topic? Anyway I'm posting in the newbie's section. The reason I went this route is that it cost precisely $15, and may give me AFR and Boost gauge functionality.
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If it's anything like the Acessport monitoring function, the refresh rate isn't exactly ideal.
Is that a limitation of monitoring via ODB-II vs more invasive ways, or just a limitation of the AP's processor?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Is that a limitation of monitoring via ODB-II vs more invasive ways, or just a limitation of the AP's processor?
Think of how it's working.

Your Dongle:
First, magic happens in the engine bay. Magic produces torques that, over time, produces horsepower. This is cycled through the computer, and routed to the OBD port. Here, you have a dongle that transmits this information via teeth that overtime have turned a bluish tint. That goes to your phone as raw data that is then changed into information you can read and use to adjust your driving of the car that happened back at the beginning of this essay.

A Real gauge:
First, magic happens in the engine bay. That magic makes dials on the gauges give real time readouts of what's going on in your car.

This is why while it may be easier and flashy... it's not really all that useful except as a fun tool to show your tool friends.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #6
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I know because you want to monitor your A/F ratio via the stock sensor. Doing so is just about as accurate as calling my mother and asking her what your A/F ratio is. You'd know this..............................if.............. ..................you researched.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #7
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I know because you want to monitor your A/F ratio via the stock sensor. Doing so is just about as accurate as calling my mother and asking her what your A/F ratio is. You'd know this..............................if.............. ..................you researched.
Then that implies that the ECU signal is incorrect
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #8
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Unabombers got a point! Let alone he basically knows ever square inch of these cars. Cheap isn't always better, you want your car to run good? Then spend the money and it will. Don't go cheap especially with a subaru! I'm no professional or as knowledgable as Unabomber but I do know that you have to research. Research is the answer to any question you could ever have!!
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