[quote author=Sacrilicious link=topic=133594.msg2873192#msg2873192 date=1232317147]
[quote author=2009MS3 link=topic=133594.msg2873023#msg2873023 date=1232311551]
I thought about the Dashhawk, but it doesn't appeal to me like the gauge pod does from CP-E.
AFR? Drill and tap for what? And a DP with an extra bung in it? I've never felt so illiterate in my life, haha. :bowdown:
you should probably rethink the DH, actually. it gives you access to information that gauges don't have access to...basically, almost everything that the ECU has access to, you now have access to (just so you know, the stock wideband O2 sensor is quite accurate). logging of 5 of these parameters at once, obviously, is reaaaaally useful. it's not to say that the gauge pod can't be useful, since a shiny needle is a lot easier to read at a glance than a little number on a screen. also, you can use gauges to read information that the stock system does not have access to...like: exhaust gas temp, oil pressure, oil temp, trannie temp, etc. i, personally, use the DH on my steering column and a cpe pod with: boost, EGT, and oil pressure on my dash. it works out very well...
for your air/fuel ratio (AFR) gauge, you have to either drill/tap(put threads in the hole) an extra hole into your downpipe so that you can screw in the new sensor, or buy an aftermarket downpipe with this work already done for you so that you can do this.
before you pay this dude to do all this work, tell us EXACTLY what you have here:
1. what kind of air/fuel gauge do you have? is it a wideband sensor, or a narrowband sensor? (exact brand/model would be helpful)
2. what kind of downpipe do you have? stock? aftermarket?
3. did the guy mention what he was going to do to install the air/fuel sensor and the oil pressure sensor?
btw...do NOT let him simply replace your stock oil pressure sensor with the aftermarket sensor, because if he does, you're probably going to get a CEL when your ECU realizes that the stock sensor isn't there, or is reading too low. unless he does something sneaky to trick the ECU into thinking that the stock sensor is still there and reading a safe pressure, he's just going to cause you loads of headache down the road.
Too late, bought the gauges and all already and I still like the look of the gauges versus that of the DH.
I got 3 GlowShift gauges: boost, LED Air/Fuel, and oil pressure. I have the stock downpipe. And I didn't speak to anyone yet about installation for the sensors. The guy I spoke with was just going to do the gauges. My father is in the autobody business and has a mechanic who is willing to help me get the gauges on.