Autometer Gauges

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  1. LargeCar

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    Just found this and wondered how it would work on a SlingShot?

    DASHLINK, ANDROID

    Tell me what you think.


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    I'm afraid Polaris didn't use a standard OBD-II and EOBD system for the ECU, so it won't work for us. Neat idea if it was compatible with the Slingshot.
     
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    Looks like it is back to the gauge pod and gauges then.:(


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    I think I like the Mustang gauge pod and three 2 1/16 inch gauges mounted in front of the driver just above the stock instruments and below the windshield. Ill see if I can find a picture,

    here it is, gp customs owns the picture

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    There are cheaper options, for around $45 very fast units are available. The main things are refresh/TX speed, not loading up the ODB-II data line, and method of communication--WiFi is much more reliable than Bluetooth in this type of device.

    They work pretty well, but if you're using the phone for Waze, music, radar detector remote display, this is yet one more thing to overload it, perhaps consider a low-resolution tablet and RAM mount (due to low cost).

    As @BKL mentioned the Slingshot has a proprietary ECU port for Digital Wrench and an encrypted ECU, so the standard ODB-II devices won't work.
     
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    Care to post some of these "cheaper options". Currently I am looking at JDM gauges and the Mustang mount like in the picture, about $175.

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    Torque is one of the main players in ODB-II software and there's a great comparison of ODB-II scanners on Torque's website.

    This (slightly more expensive) scanner seemed "the best" when I was looking for one:
    Amazon.com: ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth: Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Android & Windows: Automotive

    The same scanner can also be had in WiFi, but some phones have trouble connecting to WiFi if there is no Internet feed available on that network, and if they do connect they lose data from the wireless carrier (because they look at WiFi for the data). Also, the RF from WiFi can whack out some of the internal systems depending on the vehicle. (See the Amazon comparison chart and customer reviews.)

    The MX ($80) has access to information the less expensive LX ($50) doesn't:
    If you want WiFi (for Apple products) the MX WiFi is $5 more than the MX. Which has a better link, Bluetooth or WiFi, depends on the vehicle.

    If you're using ODB-II for gauges, you want as little lag as possible, which is where the above units excel. Perhaps there are better options out there now, I don't know.

    For the casual reader: Please remember the Slingshot is a motorcycle and does not use an ODB-II bus, so ODB-II scanners will not work with the Slingshot.

    -Hedge

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    Helpful links:
    On-board diagnostics - Wikipedia

    OBDLink vs TorquePro [SOLVED]

    Review ScanTools OBDLink MX w/ Torque - Nissan 370Z Forum

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    Thanks Hedge, looks like I have some reading to do.


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