(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install a AeroForce Dual Interceptor Gauge on your 2005-2013 Mustang
Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed review of the Aeroforce Dual Interceptor Gauge available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang. You should be checking out the Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge if you're looking for a gauge, or gauges in this case, that can read all of your car's OBD-II data and display it in real-time, a gauge that can be used as a performance monitor or virtual drag strip, and finally a gauge that can be used to read and clear your diagnostic trouble codes or check engine lights without having to plug in a diagnostic tool or to reach and plug in your tuner.At first glance, you can see the Interceptor Gauge is a standard fifty-two millimeter or two and one-sixteenths inch in diameter, which should fit into most aftermarket gauge pods without issue. As for the appearance side of things, well, here you go, guys, a black bezel with a bright blue LCD screen. Aeroforce is throwing in two different face plate options. The black's already installed here in these gauges, but they do throw in a white option as well, just allows you to change up the appearance a little bit here to better match the interior of your ride.Finally, they are throwing in the OBD-II cable, and this is essentially all you're going to use to connect the Aeroforce Gauge to your car's OBD-II port.But as you can see, the Dual Interceptor package does include two of the very capable, very popular Aeroforce gauges for around the $400 price point, which in my opinion is going to be very solid. Two gauges means twice the real estate for whatever you want to display.And let's talk about that a little bit more, because, again, in my opinion, the Aeroforce is extremely capable. This thing does plug into your car's OBD-II port, and because of that, it's able to read and display a bunch of your vehicle data all in real-time.Now, we have a full breakdown on the product page if you wanted to check it out, but I'll give you some of the highlights: air-fuel ratio, intake air temperature, ignition advance, RPM, cooling temp, believe me, and so much more. You'll definitely have to check out what this thing can do. The Aeroforce is also capable of displaying both boost and oil pressure, if you like, however they do require an additional sensor kit, which you can grab form AmericanMuscle.com if you'd like. Each Interceptor Gauge is capable of displaying up to two values at one time, or you can have it cycle through eight difference values at a rate which you choose, which I think is pretty cool.As I mentioned earlier, this thing is more than just a gauge or a monitor. It can also be used as your own personal drag strip or performance monitor. Here you can measure things like your zero to sixty time, your eighth and quarter-mile time, and even your lateral G-performance. Now, if you've seen the 2013, the newer Mustangs, this is essentially the same thing as a track app feature. It is very cool, allows you to monitor your performance as new modifications are added.Finally, guys, the Aeroforce Interceptor can be used as your own personal diagnostic tool, basically reading and clearing those diagnostic trouble codes as they pop up. This is just convenient, because it's going to save you the hassle of having to go somewhere to get the codes checked or break out your own personal handheld tuner to clear the codes yourself.But one of my favorite things about the Interceptor has to be the dual high-intensity LED lights located at the top of the gauge here, which you can set up in a number of different ways. Probably, the most popular would be to set them up as a shift light. But you can do a bunch of other things, for instance, if your cooling or trans temps exceed a certain temperature, the warning light will flash for you. Or you can associate it to your air-fuel ratio here, so you can prevent a lean condition or any possible damage to your motor. In regards to price, I think you'll find the Dual Aeroforce set up to run you just south of the $400 price point, which in my opinion is pretty solid overall. I will say that buying two at one time is going to save you some money as opposed to just buying one. But overall, there's really nothing you can compare this to with the exception of the PLX Gauge, but in my opinion, the Aeroforce is just a much better product all around.As far as mounting your gauges here inside you S197, well, totally your call, guys. I will say the most popular option would be to throw it on the A pillar somewhere. That's what I've seen the most of, but we do have a few options on the site that you can check out, shop for yourself, ranging from those A pillar options to vent pod options and everything in between, but, again, totally your call.Installation of the Aeroforce Gauge really couldn't get much easier thanks to the simple plug-and-play design. Of course, you will need to find where you want to mount the gauge, like we just talked about, but overall, expect a very simple one out of three wrenches in terms of overall difficulty here, guys. Again, the hardest part is going to be finding a place for this thing to live and then running the wire down to your OBD-II port.There's really no other wiring needed here, guys. You're basically just plugging this thing into your OBD-II port, and that's it. It gets all its power from that, so you're good to go there. We call this one 30 minutes on the site, but I wouldn't be surprised if most of that time is spent finding a place to put the thing and then hiding the wire.All right, guys, full disclosure, I've actually had a single Aeroforce Gauge in my GT for a little while now, and I absolutely love it. It's simple; it's very easy to use; and it just flat out works. So if you want something that can monitor all of your OBD-II data, something that can be used as your performance gauge, and something that can be used as your diagnostic tool, the Aeroforce is definitely an excellent choice, and you can check one out right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Tech Note. Not all Interceptor parameters are supported by every vehicle. If the vehicle is broadcasting the parameter signal, the Interceptor will recognize this and make it available for display.
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