Review & Install Video
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and welcome to my detailed breakdown of the AeroForce single interceptor gauge available for all 96 and newer Mustangs. Ok, at first glance you can see the interceptor is a standard 52mm or 2 1/16 “ gauge that should fit into most aftermarket gauge pods without issue. As for the appearance side of things the interceptor does sport a black bezel, with a bluish LCD screen when the gauge is on of course, in addition to white or black interchangeable faces. It does also come with a power and ground harness in addition to the ODB2 cable, that is used to connect the actual gauge itself to your Mustang’s ODB2 port. In my opinion, this one of the most capable and versatile gauges available on the market today. AeroForce has managed to stuff in an ODB2 monitoring device, a virtual drag strip, shift and warning lights, and finally a diagnostic tool, all into one very attractive gauge which is very fairly priced considering the amount of stuff this gauge can do. So with that said let’s get started with the ODB2 monitoring capabilities. Because the interceptor does plug into your car’s computer it’s capable of reading over 100 of your different Mustang’s parameters. Of course common stuff like air/fuel ratio, RPM, coolant temperature, and voltage are all there, but you also have the ability to read some more obscure yet equally important info, such as your fuel temperature and trim, your transmission slippage, and even some knock sensor data in addition to many other features. Of course if you did want a complete breakdown of all the things this thing is capable of reading, in addition to some other useful info, and you’re not already watching this video on our site, go ahead and click the link below to head back to the product page over at AmericanMuscle.com. Of course you can’t read over 100+ parameters at one time due to the obvious space limitations on the little gauge, what AeroForce has done about this is allowed two to be visible at one time, or you can have 8 different parameters cycle at an adjustable rate of speed. One of my favorite features with the interceptor has to be these two high intensity warning lights, that can be set up in a couple of different ways. Of course one of the most popular ways would be to set it up as a shift light, however you can set it up to flash if trans or coolant temps exceed a certain temperature, or if your air/fuel ratio exceeds a certain number, helping to prevent any lean condition or possible damage to your motor. As I mentioned earlier, this thing is way more capable than just displaying only your car’s parameters, it can also be used as your own personal virtual drag strip, where it will measure your 1/8 and ¼ mile times, your 0-60 time and of course your lateral G performance as well. Of course if you’ve seen the newer 2013 Mustangs equipped with the track app option, you know it’s a very cool feature that allows you to track your performance as different mods are added. Finally the interceptor can be used as a diagnostic tool allowing you to read and clear your check engine lights without the hassle of having to go somewhere to get the code read and cleared, or having to break out your tuner to clear the code yourself. Installation of the interceptor really couldn’t get much easier thanks to the simple plug and play design. Of course a big part of that install is to determine where you want the gauge to go. For our install we used a vent mounted gauge pod for a clean and stealthy install, but you can easily use more traditional methods such as the steering column or A pillar mounted gauge pods. Once you do determine where you want to gauge to go, all you need to do is simply run the wire down to the ODB2 port and plug it in. We’re going to call this install 30 minutes from start to finish but don’t be surprised if most of that time is spent hiding that wire. Of course if you should get jammed up, give us a call at 855-422-7439 or shoot us an email at support@AmericanMuscle.com. So if you’re looking for one gauge that can pretty much do it all at a very fair price, then you have to check out an interceptor for your Mustang, over at AmericanMuscle.com, and if you haven’t already done so, subscribe to our YouTube channel, just click on the link below, or up on the AM logo there in the corner, this way you can check out all the latest Mustang videos, some of our badass project cars, and of course me breaking down all of your favorite Mustang parts.