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Offline Off-road

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on: February 11, 2018, 07:38:37 PM
Hey guys,

I am looking at putting a vgt back on my truck; I just scored a he351vgt for 250 shipped with about 110k miles on it; looking to set it up differently than I did last time. 

Last time I used the banshee 2 controller from steed speed and absolutely hated it.  Couldn’t get it to tune and just hated it. 

Looking at going with the arduino board and controlling it that route.  A friend of mine, me##### suggested the lbb 2.0.  But I’m not sure what all I want to do.  What are the advantages of either setups that you offer?  Disadvantages?  I’m not afraid of fab work, or wiring.  And I want to learn coding as well; this may be the project to do it on.....

The install:  it will be going on a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 with the cummins and a 6-speed manual.  The truck has currently: mbrp dual exhaust, arp head studs, BHAF, airdog 150, quadzilla adrenaline with iQuad and v2 using a iPad mini to run it, and South bend dual disc clutch. 

I have 7x.010” injectors that will be installed with the turbo; should match well with it and help it light super fast.  I am looking for as close to zero smoke as I can get.  I want a clean truck. 

What I think I need to buy is the shield and an arduino board, the connectors and supporting wiring, and possibly some sort of Bluetooth dongle.  Am I on the right path?  I have a European android phone that I can use for tuning the turbo; but what else is needed?  Thanks in advance guys!!!



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Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:04:41 PM
If you want to go the cheapy route, ya you can get a shield, get an arduino, find a bluetooth shield with a hc-05 on it, wire some pins and use the standalone code on it.

You'll need a harness, I've got a few in now, I just need to take some pictures, glamorize them, and add them to the store.

I would suggest however to go the standalone route, mostly cause it has all that you want, and is in a protective case. Where as if you go arduino + shield (DIY) you'll need to figure out what you're going to do mounting wise, etc. My standalone has been in my glovebox for over a year, really no issues other than burning up the 328 (all units are socketed so easy to replace the PIC)

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Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 03:51:18 AM
Hakcenter-

Thanks for the fast reply!

I’ve looked at both just didn’t know which was better/ which route makes install the cleanest.....

Honestly I’d be more interested in buying the standalone with a not pre-terminated harness.  I usually either end up with miles of extra harness or too short when people pre terminate them; and I would like to not have issues with that....

Also it your enclosure weather tight? Or would it need to be mounted inside the cab? 



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Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 08:08:15 AM
Cab install, water tight USB is quite expensive. The harness is 6ft long, and is more like a pigtail, ie the turbo end is unfinished so you can add/trim button up.

If you're absolutely 100% want to do your own harness here's what you'll need:
Connector - x1 - https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-39-01-2160
Pins - x16 - https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-39-00-0078

Pin out : v2_0 [Lil' Blackbox]

The pin out is looking directly at the female.

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Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 09:42:22 AM
Do you have a pm ability? 



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Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 10:09:18 PM
Do you have a pm ability? 

Little message icon down there somewhere.. Welcome!  I run a pretty custom setup but love how it works!










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