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Old 11-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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I tried to use one of their 0-1v gauges to get a display for the narrowband output of the AEM before I realized that the AEM narrowband is this weird .5-1.0 volt signal that seems deliberately designed to be useless.

Back and forth through email for a few days, send in my gauge and this comes back today, calibrated (per the AEM spec) for the 0-5v wideband signal that the ECU gets.

I'll probably go install it tonight. The guy told me that if this works ok, they might make it a regular product. This is about a 3rd of the price of the gauge display upgrade that AEM sells.

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which AEM are you using? most here go with the Uego, which of course has the controller integrated into the gauge itself.
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I'm a bit confused. Were you trying to get a WB readout from a NB gauge reading from a WB sensor?
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Were you trying to get a WB readout from a NB gauge reading from a WB sensor?

I do that.
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Originally yes but it didn't work very well, hence this project. I'm now reading directly from the 5v output of the wideband controller.

The non-gauge AEM has a wider range. Also, many people bought the non-gauge version before they released the gauge version a few years later. Also, this would work fine with the LC-1. For about 260 bucks, you get a wideband controller and a gauge. That's nearly half the price you'd get anywhere else.
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The AEM UEGO sells for $250 or less on ebay daily and it has a great gauge. The DB gauge for the LC1 is like $80. So $175+$80 and you only pay shipping once instead of twice for the controller and then the gauge from Westach.
I prefer digital readouts to needles gauges, they take too long to read at speed and suck at night.

Good idea/project but by no means is it a smoking deal. At one time we had a forum retailer selling the AEM UEGO for $245 shipped.
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At one time we had a forum retailer selling the AEM UEGO for $245 shipped.

I just got mine this week for $220 shipped. Arrived yesterday. NIB, seals intact. He as two more at that price.
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I just got mine this week for $220 shipped. Arrived yesterday. NIB, seals intact. He as two more at that price.
Like I said, cheap... 2 years ago I bought mine for $265 shipped. They've been dropping in price ever since. Specially the 4100 series.
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Wow, I had no idea the UEGO with gauge was that cheap. I remember I got mine (non-gauge version) like 4 years ago for 235 and that was a price that AEM refused to let retailers sell at.
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