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Old 04-30-2007, 02:40 AM   #1
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Default JAW DIY wideband controller option?

http://www.14point7.com/JAW/JAW.htm

Check it out. $40 for a wideband controller. Add wire and a sensor and you have a wideband with the same functionality of an LC1. I don't have one nor do i know anyone that does. Not endorsing the product just thought it might be a new option for people to save the extra $75 that the LC1 would cost over the cost of a bosch sensor, this controller and some wire. That is assuming the bosch sensor is around $50 which i think it is from a few places.
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I might check into this. I have an LC-1 on my red Miata and would like to run WB on my blue Miata. Since I only use the WB now and then (once per year?) I was going to just pull my sensor and buy a partial kit from Innovate. This looks like a better (cheaper) solution.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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Ohh I can build it myself. I am starting to like these DIY soldering projects. I might be down for it, but it depends on how much school work I can get done in the next few days.
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wish it had a cover of some-sorts.
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Judging by the size relative to the penny it is small enough to fit in a $2.50 project box from radioshack.
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then as long as you can really program the outputs....looks like you'd save close to $80-100

basing that off the LC-1 at $180 shipped.
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My only issue with DIY wideband stuff is the fact that if its off... you won't really know. At least you can have some sort of faith in produced systems.
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I'm very tempted about this. The guy is local to me here... from the info on the web site. It definately seemed like there was some CDN content. <G>

I'm going to shoot him an e-mail and see what's up with this.....

Dave,
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www.wbo2.com hello!

great products and they sell you the enclosure and cable and sensor in some cases.
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So am I wrong or is everything on wbo2.com more expensive than just buying an LC1?
This DIY kit with sensor is less than $100, then you could to the $8 LCD display and have a sub $110 WB.
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This looks slick, if I didn't already own a LC1 I would definitely buy this.
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wow. Looks interesting.

i really should learn how to solder and work on electronics boards. I was taking a class in HS but I never finished because I transfered to the "magnet" school in my district and they were pretty much just academic classes
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Why is it that no one else is worried about DIY units being accurate?
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Why is it that no one else is worried about DIY units being accurate?
Save money
You can check vs. a dyno before tuning
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Save money
You can check vs. a dyno before tuning
Ah, you assume that the WB on the dyno is accurate too. One of our local dynos here I wouldn't trust any number coming off of it.

But yay for saving some bucks!
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You're serious.....it is only interpreting voltages. It doesn't take a cray super computer to do this.
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Why is it that no one else is worried about DIY units being accurate?
yeah, there was an article in GRM about this this month. i would rather be certain of my AFR, and not have a nagging suspicion that 12:1 is 11 or 13. It's only 50 or 60 bucks more.
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You're serious.....it is only interpreting voltages. It doesn't take a cray super computer to do this.
I use the Gibson just in case.
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You're serious.....it is only interpreting voltages. It doesn't take a cray super computer to do this.
Most of us are having fits trying to get a LC1 to work much less a home made WB02 comeon guys we aren't all solder junky's here give us a breack wiring the stuff in was bad enough.
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Yeah takes me weeks to hook up 12v and gnd.
How's the car doing Richy? You get those sweet mounts yet?
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