Megasquirt for dummies

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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby Space Dynamics » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:35 pm

.... It has 4 wires coming out of it.

No, I dont :x Guess I should get an LC-1

Edit: the LC-1 Installation looks like it gets pretty involved!
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby Space Dynamics » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:41 pm

Is THIS what you recommend? And is a gauge necessary since I am not running a turbo?
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Installation of the LC-1 isn't that complicated if you go through the instructions carefully. I wonder how their new all-in-one gauge/controller works now though. If you're going to get a wideband you may as well spring for the gauge, it's handy to know how things are running. I've been caught off-guard a couple of times by a bin or two that weren't set right and they threw my AFR off by a good margin. I think I got my LC-1 and gauge for like $150 new.
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby Yoshi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 pm

Yea that's the one. I think you can get it cheaper from diyautotune.com though.

Wiring is dead simple. there's a switched 12v source, 2 grounds, and a signal. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby Space Dynamics » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:20 pm

Cool, thank you!

I was surfing other forums and someone mentioned the MTX-L What do you guys know about this?
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby pr0craztinazn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:42 pm

Space Dynamics wrote:Cool, thank you!

I was surfing other forums and someone mentioned the MTX-L What do you guys know about this?

The LC-1 wideband controller is basically built into the gauge instead of being a separate module. Not sure I'd pay extra for that...
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby blasphemy101 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:12 pm

pr0craztinazn wrote:
Space Dynamics wrote:Cool, thank you!

I was surfing other forums and someone mentioned the MTX-L What do you guys know about this?

The LC-1 wideband controller is basically built into the gauge instead of being a separate module. Not sure I'd pay extra for that...


Depends; if it greatlying simplifies installation, it might be worth it.
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:14 am

An LC1 is VERY easy to install, no need to pay extra for anything easier if it doesn't bring additional functionality to the table.
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Re: Megasquirt for dummies

Postby blasphemy101 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:00 pm

M20_fever wrote:An LC1 is VERY easy to install, no need to pay extra for anything easier if it doesn't bring additional functionality to the table.


MSRP of the MTX is lower than the LC-1/DB combo now, so I still win! :P

Or lose, considering I bought the combo... :|

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