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Old 07-26-2010, 7:17am   #1
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Default Adding a wideband sensor

When adding a wideband sensor do you just replace one of the existing O2 sensors or does it have to be a fresh install? This is on a car with LT's if that matters.

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It's best to get a bung welded in the center of your x-pipe if you have one.... that way it'll be most accurate. Otherwise you can just remove a rear 02 and put the wideband in it's place.
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Old 07-26-2010, 7:27am   #3
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It's best to get a bung welded in the center of your x-pipe if you have one.... that way it'll be most accurate. Otherwise you can just remove a rear 02 and put the wideband in it's place.
Never thought of that, I like that idea.

The idea of putting the sensor on just one bank always kind of bothered me.
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I had bungs welded just behind each cat.
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I had bungs welded just behind each cat.
So you run 2? How does that work? Do you have 2 gauges or do they both tie in to some kind of fancy electro doohickey and it averages them or what?
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I couldn't afford the fancy electro doohickey, instead I have one wideband going to my gauge and it feeds a line to the data logger. The second wideband is only for the datalogger (no gauge).
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I couldn't afford the fancy electro doohickey, instead I have one wideband going to my gauge and it feeds a line to the data logger. The second wideband is only for the datalogger (no gauge).
The data logger being that electro doohickey thingy.
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The data logger being that electro doohickey thingy.
Electro doohickey yes, fancy electro doohickey, no. They wanted a lot more money for the fancy version.
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See, I know my terminology well.
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After much research it turns out the the expensive "wideband kits" are just that, kits with the data logger and stuff. If I don't want to data log but just want a gauge and a connection to my nitrous progressive controller. It seems I can just buy a sensor and an extension cable... I think. I hear that most of the "kits" use a Bosch sensor (not sure which one yet) and it's not pricey at all. I can always get the data logger part later if I get that advanced. Am I on the right track here?? Perhaps I should ask my tuner?
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My Autometer wideband was a complete kit, it include the Bosch sensor. The gauge has a data logger output that you could use if you get a data logger at a later date or if getting tuned your tuner may want to use it. I believe a wideband sensor will be more accurate than sticking a probe in your rear (tail pipe that is).
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I have a LC1 innovative W/B with DB guage and it is accurate as hell. I have it in my X pipe like Brian mentioned!

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I have a LC1 innovative W/B with DB guage and it is accurate as hell. I have it in my X pipe like Brian mentioned!

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