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what is a wideband o2 sensor for and how do you use it?

What is a wideband 02 sensor for and a how do you use it for tuning your car. I am getting a moates chip for my 95 and I was wondering what the wb 02 stuff is all about.

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A wideband o2 sensor is used to accurately measure air/fuel ratio. It is a very useful tool for tuning, especially in blown applications.
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Like FunkyBoss said, they're increbily useful in tuning a vehicle. However unless you have some experience in tuning and/or have a power adder of one type or another, I would not worry about spending the money on one. The good ones are fairly pricey not very useful unless you plan on tuning the car yourself.

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I do plan on tuning so what do I do with the wb sensor in regards to tuning

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i was planning on getting a wideband to but my question is that I have dual exhuast so do I need to get the dual wideband or will a single work??? anyone know???

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To tune the car you need a handheld tuner or a E-prom burning machine and softwre from Diablo or SCT. 99% of people use the hand held tuner since the e-prom burner and software is way more expensive and not as user friendly. The wideband O2 sensor will give you real world data on how your air/fuel ratio is doing and along with live data logging with the tuner can allow you to dial the car in very well provided you know what you're doing.

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On 95 mustang gt's we cannot use obd II device like the sct or diablo for datalogging so what do we use for datalogging?

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I honestly don't know what you would use for tuning and datalogging.

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a PMS w/interacq or interlog will work with your 95. check out anderson ford in clinton IL. the guy is an azz but knows his ford stuff
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I honestly don't know what you would use for tuning and datalogging.
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