I used an rca 10" tab that has a USB port in it. Shadowdash is already Android compatible and is available though Google store. Unfortunately it uses Bluetooth to connect and the ecm uses WiFi so that's the reason I decided to get one with usb port in the tablet so I can direct plug into ecm. When the cluster comes out you lose the warning light strips on the side so I can get a finger through there to turn on/off the tablet. It automatically connects with the USB cable connected.
That Shadowdash & tablet idea is very cool!
I'll keep following this post. I have struggled with wanting full instrumentation while not having a variety of gauges poking out from various mounts. The aftermarket GNX type of dash is nice, but the tablet option looks like it may be easier. I'm thinking a mounting arrangement could be configured to allow the OEM dash to be retained for daily cruising & the tablet moved into position when needed.
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty proud of this one:
I made the ash tray lid into the switch for the launch control toggle. Pardon the dirt, picture taken before I vacuumed it up after finishing it all.
I have a random question... when using the WBO2... does the ecuGN use the factory "Narrow" Band O2 for anything?
Nope, but it's hooked up and you can log from it if you want to enable it. But if you have the wideband, the narrow band is the definition of not useful. It does a good job of plugging the hole in the header, though.
You can run the car in narrowband mode, I did just that for about 4 months before I pulled the harness for WB into the cabin. Car ran fine, Bob Bailey walked me through all the settings to make it work. I would never recommend that for a customers car but I wanted to get one of my cars going with it so I could play with the other features.Nope, but it's hooked up and you can log from it if you want to enable it. But if you have the wideband, the narrow band is the definition of not useful. It does a good job of plugging the hole in the header, though.