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welp, i bought a wideband :) PLXM500

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by pissedoffsol, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    figured, i might as well, right? what's another 500 bucks?

    PLX M500 is what i got. it uses a cheapo bosch sensor.

    the M400 uses the bling NTK, but its a lot more moeny for each sensor... so i figured, what the heck, get the cheaper one. i can always replace them cheaper when they go bad.

    any who- this is what it is:

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    #1 reason why i bought it: integrates with hondata
    http://plxdevices.com/PLXApp002.htm

    #2: easy to hook up it seems... no worse than a vafc.

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    #3- its WIRELESS :)

    so now, i don't have to be like all the other nubes on the dyno runnign wires through the passenger side door to the laptop. :) it works much like a wireless home network. two cars with antennae on either end.

    #4- has its own datalogging software.

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    also, will display other features/readings, and has the option to display a custome BG on the laptiop if i so desire...

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    customized, and with gauge readings:

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    Looks easy enough to connect it all too....

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    Has 6 input channels...





    so, i can effectivley gain "gauges" as well...
    and even though hondata datalogging supports this as well, its nice to compare.

    check this, they even give a nice chart to say which type it is on the ecu pinout diagram: (pulse/voltage)

    http://plxdevices.com/ECUDatabase/Honda_Ac...L_INT_92_95.pdf

    #5- supports narrow band as well as wideband.

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    although, once im tuned, i will never even be reading the narrow band to the ecu at all (hondata will have my set map, and will not take a readin anyway)

    but, it does suport both, so if i need an emergency p28 swap or something, it can be done
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    #6 option to go wired. if for some reason the wireless is getting interfeerence, they make a quick adapt cable. basically unplug the antenae and replace

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    #7 - cheap sensor.

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    full tech specs:

    http://plxdevices.com/M-Series-Controllers...0_TechSpecs.htm



    i think its a steal at 500 bucks.

    reaction to the thing after it gets here and installed :)

    thoughts?
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    sounds like a bad ass setup...shit you can have your ecu tuned to perfect.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    bad ass. Seems like plug in play.
     
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    word. good pick up... i have more to add later, but i'm in a hurry
     
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    Great buy... I love mine... It's a very impressive kit... B)
     
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    Yup, it's very easy to wire up. The Motec is more difficult, and I did that one myself in a few minutes.
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    B-WHERE DID YOU BUY IT FROM? I need one soon and really like that set up.
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  9. pissedoffsol

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    i bought it direct from plx's website. links are above
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Damn, when I get back home I have to get mine hooked up.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    Very nice!!!!

    I'll definitely be picking up one in the future.
     
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    nice! im thinking on buying it! looks like you need a doctor degree to read the logging
     
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    waste of money if you have a hondata.

    you will want to use hondata's logging for tuning, and splice the wideband output wire into the car's wire harness on the input wire for O2.
    The reason for this is that hondata's datalogging reads the ECU's readings of sensors - any miscalibration between the "real" value and what the ECU perceives will show up in your datalogs. This is important because the ECU doesn't care about what values "really" are - they care about what it's ADCs see.

    Bottom line: a PLX M250 (or M300) spliced into the O2 input of a hondata ECU is a more effective tuning tool than the PLX M500s logging because you are getting the exact values the ECU uses to calculate fuel trim, and the fact that hondata's datalogger is the shit.
     
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    Very nice! Wish I had waited for that instead of doing the Tech Edge one...oh well, let us know how she works!
     
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    honestly, i bought it for the wireless features more than the datalogging.

    my area is so freakin cramped with wires, its out of control. wiresless has become my friend :)

    and the m500 wires into the ecu the same way the m300 does... so the honadta will pick it up like that too.
     
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    nice, i was looking at getting one of the other models :)
     
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    just do yourself a favor - use hondata's datalogging. It's superb. :)
     
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    as i said, i plan too...
     
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