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      09-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by JimD View Post
Running on a dyno to demonstrate a change is pricey so I understand why it is rare. Running the "torque" program on a smartphone to get a before and after 0-60 run seems like it would be much cheaper/easier and would still be a way to get some idea of the improvement. I think torque also will tell you what it thinks the hp is.

The thread on the main section with a title like "flat dash" has me thinking. A tablet running on the Android software with a GPS and bluetooth can be had for a little over $200 (like the Samsung Galaxy 7 inch). The bluetooth sender for the OPDII port can be pricey but are also available for $20-30. The software is either free or $5 depending on the version. A mount for the tablet is maybe $50. So for about $300, possibly less, you could have torque running and giving you a bunch more information on your car. Additional gauges, 0-60 time, navigation software if you want to use it for that (although my price is a wi-fi which will not work with most droid navigation software). I'm not sure I like the idea of a tablet on the dash, however. It would be functional but I can't figure a way it would look OK.

wrong thread.

for the guages I will use an old android phone + BT adapter
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff

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