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Old 05-14-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Is a wideband O2 gauge needed w/ a N/A tune?

Is there a benefit to having a wideband O2 sensor on a car that has no FI? Do wideband sensors require a wideband gauge like the AEM one on sale? Mine is a stock engine. (with the tune & tuner hopefully shipped?)


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Old 05-15-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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if ur running all stock and u get a tune professionally done, there is probably no need to need a wideband gauge. u should b fine without it.
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Any time your tuning it is allways best to know what the air fuel is this way the safest and most performance can be had , other wise in most cases things are taken to the safe side and you do loose some performance doing this , also no 2 Foci are the same and you come have one that is already to the rich side and couls be even more rich after a tune , with out a AF gauge there is no way to tell this with just a log

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^^ correct i got my tune from tom my car was running real lean before the tune now its running just right and i can just feel so much power through out the whole rpm range with the extra fuel i was missing before. And i feel way safer knowing im never going to lean or to rich which can dmg the car. A intake can make your car to lean, and a header can make your car very rich. So A/f gauge is very useful. Lets you know how you car is running all the time. i recommend one for a car that has anything done to it.
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i just don't know if its worth 200$ or more. an HFC wouldn't neccessitate it, by causing the car to run richer or leaner?
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you don't need one if you do like only a couple of boltons, but if ur going all out, then yes, you need one for tuning!
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