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Cheap Narrowband?

Old 09-25-2010, 03:44 AM
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Default Cheap Narrowband?

Whats up guys,
quick question about narrowbands.
i dont know dog ---- about how to install one, and i dont know which one i should pick.

question to you guys, what would be an "ok" narrowband that is cheap.
i dont wanna spend 250-300 bucks on a wideband, im looking for more of a 50-100 dollar narrowband so that i can monitor my AFR's atleast sort of lol....

my car has been having issues, i think fueling is the problem but i cant figure it out.

im looking at the auto meter ones for 50-80 has anyone had any success with them?
are they atleast "semi accurate" ? i just wanna know that im not running stupidly lean like i think i am...
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:17 AM
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I like the cobalt series, they look nice day or night, but with all bouncy lambda style s/d gauges they are a little tricky to read accurate at a quick glance..

If you want cheap and easy to read get a dawes device at Air-Fuel Ratio Meters

They work great.

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:32 AM
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Also when you hook up any a/f gauge, there is a ground and 12v for power to the gauge, then a signal wire that goes to the signal wire in your o2 sensor that feeds the ecu. For the ground, run it to its own ground, firewall or straight to the battery for the best signal.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:39 AM
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if you dont wanna cost much,you can get second hand stuff or ask neighbor for it
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:12 AM
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you can't rely on a narrowband o2 sensor to read your a/f ratios. The stock golf 1.8T is a wideband and it can be found for cheap (well under $100). It's the controller that costs a lot. Innovative LC-1's aren't very expensive and well worth their weight in gold. It's inexpensive insurance. What's the cost to replace your motor?
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:22 AM
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AEM UEGO wideband is the cheapest you can do. you need a wideband period.
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