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Old 09-24-13, 06:04 PM
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Digital dash/logger VS Sweep gauges !!

I have always wanted to upgrade to digital dash but the initial cost was always the factor for me. I'm not a professional racer so never actually had to use a logger. I currently have full Defi gauge and they work fine. But with new digital dash prices such as iQ3, it's really hard not to take an advantage of the logger, video, track map, specially with new season which I'm planning to get more track times.

So I was wondering how do you guys like yours ?? do you find it easier to read ?? I know the data logging option is not a question here.

one thing I'm debating on if I should keep both or get my dash clean and only run the digital dash. The car is currently setup with power FC. I have, water temp, oil temp, oil pres, fuel pres, boost. But I have spare diff,trans temp and brake pressure gauges which I like to install but I have to figure out a place to mount them. This is one reason I'm debating if I should go digital or keep my gauges. Any thoughts ??
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Old 09-25-13, 06:32 PM
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I'm running the IQ3 logger with a Haltech in my FD. I went this route to consolidate the number of gauges in / on and around the dash. The IQ3 works fine and cleans up the dash area.

Other things to consider. 1) You will need to check if there is a CAN hi/lo pin out on the PFC. This is what the IQ3 will use to communicate with the PFC. For sensors not going through the ECU, you may have to purchase Racepak sensors to communicate with the IQ3 or perhaps calibrate the IQ3 to the sensors you have.

Once installed the IQ3 is relatively simple to setup. There are four screens available with the IQ3 and you can select which data channels you would like to see on each page.

I'd check out the forum page on the Racepak site to see if anyone has set up the PFC with the IQ3.

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Thanks Guy, really appreciate the input.

I talked to Racepak and if I want to keep PFC then I have to go universal route, either get all new sensors or calibrate the system with my Defi sensors as you mentioned.
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There are other options in the dash market that are more universal friendly. AIM MXL, Race-Tech Dash2, etc. AIM is more money up front, but, once you factor in all the extra stuff you'll need to make an IQ3 universal, it's in the same ballpark.
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I prefer individual gauges with warning lights, so I went with a full set of SPA digital dual gauges. If you want a consolidated display, AIM blows the completion out of the water when it comes to quality and price. AIM is used by many professional GT race teams, yet is less expensive than a full set of race-quality individual gauges.
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AIM is more universally used. But i'd argue its not the best. I think the equipment wise Racepak IQ3 and the new motec club dash have more to offer. The only problem with the racepak is the data review software. It sucks. I've not messed with the motec software but it seems like overall the motec is the most bang for the buck.

I personally have an IQ3 logger dash and find it better than the AIM dash in setup and features. I don't use any stock or 3rd party sensors. I have all v-net stuff, which have worked flawlessly.

The IQ3 is as universal as everything else, but as mentioned you just have to have an add on sensor converter, which comes integral with some of the other higher priced dashes.
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