Digital Dash Upgrade - Was it Worth It?

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So we opted to go the fancy route and swap our Miata gauge cluster for a supercar-like digital dash! Now the problem is that we can’t read fuel levels or oil pressure! So today we fixed those problems by adding some aftermarket bits to our ECU!

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Tyler Butikofer
Tyler Butikofer Prieš dieną
Did I see that the CPU for that thing is a raspberry pi? Might be the reason for the lag. It's not a fast processor.
nope noway
nope noway Prieš 5 dienų
So not worth it lol
sora Prieš 6 dienų
his car is soooo clean 😭😭😭
Santoro Project
Santoro Project Prieš 7 dienų
I paused the video at 2:00 just to tell you that was the best ad I've ever seen
apostolis anastasiou
apostolis anastasiou Prieš 9 dienų
great content. But that "fixed" lag would drive me crazy! It's not fixed at all!
Karlo Brutalo
Karlo Brutalo Prieš 10 dienų
thats still some awful refresh rate tho
tonyfkn Prieš 11 dienų
That dash is pre shit....the lag is enough to deter me
Jordi P
Jordi P Prieš 13 dienų
I'm sorry but that dash is dogshit
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks Prieš 14 dienų
Andy shanefelts brother..
Eddie Cordova
Eddie Cordova Prieš 15 dienų
Very cool content 👍🏻
Dj Porsche
Dj Porsche Prieš 16 dienų
i didnt understand a thing but still enjoyed it
Amaroq Starwind
Amaroq Starwind Prieš 18 dienų
For the display, I think the refresh rate should be increased to at least 60 Hz (my preference would be at least 100 Hz). Also, I much prefer traditional speedometers to GPS-based speedometers. Lower latency, and no need to worry about signal coverage.
Denis Fontaine
Denis Fontaine Prieš 20 dienų
ZACK Please don't use those red connectors they're POJ...please you'll look more professional, red connectors are known to faillllllllll!!!!!!! thanks, nice show, love Donut!!!
kwakman99 Prieš 20 dienų
Any competent 12V tech will tell you those "Vampire clamps /quick splice connectors" are CRAP. The first bump you hit, or moisture/humidity, all bets are off. You want a foolproof install, solder, dilectric grease and tape, period! I've redone too many aftermarket alarm/remote starter installs with those crappy connectors to count.
bvrsqzr Prieš 21 dieną
If what you had prior was working then no it wasn't worth it.
Jericho Jordan Shauf
Jericho Jordan Shauf Prieš 21 dieną
Watching this series is like the ultimate car porn.
EMHS Racing
EMHS Racing Prieš 22 dienas
Aren't engine vitals.....Vital?
Runed0S Prieš 23 dienas
That's not a special ECU... That's windows 7 lol
AliReza Sadeghi
AliReza Sadeghi Prieš 23 dienas
Is there a version of this video in which he talks less and does more?
Munky Inamansuit
Munky Inamansuit Prieš 23 dienas
splice connectors are terrible to use. you should always solder your connections for best results.
Eric Wolford
Eric Wolford Prieš 23 dienas
Donut should do an electrical video. Basic soldering, schematic reading and proper care and feeding of a multimeter? It seems to be a major tripping point for a lot of motorheads.
Michal Augusiak
Michal Augusiak Prieš 24 dienas
2.6v resistance 😂
J Hort
J Hort Prieš 26 dienų
You wanna watch a donut channel, talk about donuts, while a guy eats donuts, with a guy doing donuts, eating a donut, on a donut channel, for a donut video, surrounding the guy eating donuts by donuts by another guy eating donuts for the people who film the donut videos for there donut channel? I said this out loud and surprised my self cause i said it in about 2 seconds flat. (Not surprising considering i talk fast as hell.)
Envious Prieš 26 dienų
That looks fuckin' mint bud giver a ripski for us...
McDa Prieš 26 dienų
Mongloid Prieš 26 dienų
loved the video. zach is a badass. the intro was about as quality as it gets.. for the algorithm. amazing as always.
Keith Jones
Keith Jones Prieš 26 dienų
The lag issue on the screen is because the CPU is way too slow. In other words, the raspberry pi isn't good enough for that job.
Denzil Jr Wright
Denzil Jr Wright Prieš 27 dienų
And that, my friends, is the pinnacle of ads!!!🎩
István Ilosvai
István Ilosvai Prieš 28 dienų
Make the dash 60 or 120fps if you can. You can monitor things more real time that way.
Joseph Salter
Joseph Salter Prieš 28 dienų
You actually do the best adverts!
Kooligan 907
Kooligan 907 Prieš 28 dienų
Why did you take the motor outta the sx
James Mazeika
James Mazeika Prieš mėn
zack you need to close tuner studio on the dash and set the baud rate to 115200 on whatever usb port the megasquirt is hooked up to. you can just search how to do it on google. its a raspberry pi so it should be easy, i have basically the same setup in my car and the dash runs super smooth with the higher baud rate. please do it so the comments about the slow refresh rate of the screen will stop.
Eino Wäre
Eino Wäre Prieš mėn
That is definetly not usable jesus christ... take it off it is a safety hazard
Nero Prieš mėn
Oh wait, it’s important to have a gas gauge??? I know how many miles it takes for me to be on empty I would have made sure the heat shrink was yellow that way I wouldn’t loose it Time for an oil change anyways
kez Prieš mėn
Been a while since i watched donut and man... i’ve been missing out on some good stuff.
I seriously think a Raspberry Pi 4 would make the refresh even better. Judging by the performance of that Rasbian based Linux environment, that looks like a Raspberry Pi Zero. I really think part of that lag, is system lag. Even navigating menus looks sluggish.
Can’t believe he did this to a 💩 box😂😂
Pistons_n_ Pizza
Pistons_n_ Pizza Prieš mėn
Great video! Keep it up!
matt taylor
matt taylor Prieš mėn
This is some big brain stuff that I will live vicariously through Zach.
Brandon Turner
Brandon Turner Prieš mėn
You NEED to use a manual gauge while setting a digital sensor - this is your reference for making any slope or offset adjustments to the DAC.
Troy Wiemer
Troy Wiemer Prieš mėn
Computers can’t read resistance, they read the voltage drop or voltage divide created between a fixed pull up or pull down resistor in the computer and variable resistor which is your inputs and sensors.
Alexej Weiß
Alexej Weiß Prieš mėn
2jz swap the miata
General Pinochet
General Pinochet Prieš mėn
The lazy vibe is giving me a headache
jay majesty
jay majesty Prieš mėn
Aye deadass I still get spam calls the last time I clicked on a auto insurance ad
joseph delabio
joseph delabio Prieš mėn
Zach you are a very knowledgeable man thank you for sharing your wisdom
Mike Thurman
Mike Thurman Prieš mėn
You gotta get some front tires for the miata you're down to the wear bar
Brodie Higham
Brodie Higham Prieš mėn
You should get the Powertune digital dash from australia. Its $500 USD, heaps of layouts already, easy to set up and completely plug and play. Dont have to do the massise set up for it, like what you are doing now. The powertune dash is connected through canbus and gives you live real time readings onto your display
VelvetMidnight Prieš mėn
GtaV heavy armor car Speedometer
Declan Murphy
Declan Murphy Prieš mėn
Give our boy some rollerblades and he's ready to start singing MMmBop!
Eddie Gonzalez
Eddie Gonzalez Prieš mėn
Me: that looks complicated to install. Zach: it should be pretty easy. 😳
Major Hawker
Major Hawker Prieš mėn
I learned if I want a cool looking set of gauges like this, pay someone else to do it for me.
Aaron S. Terhune
Aaron S. Terhune Prieš mėn
Never in my life have I heard someone refer to a Scotch Lock as a Vampire Clamp
Tony Foote
Tony Foote Prieš mėn
it was not worth it
Strat Cat
Strat Cat Prieš mėn
Analog over digital any day... wait until something fails and you'll agree :)
iman nushhi
iman nushhi Prieš mėn
What is an oil pressure sensor and how does the fuel level system work?
John Bernard Sheehy
John Bernard Sheehy Prieš mėn
Donut should do Superbowl ads
Aapo Aunola
Aapo Aunola Prieš mėn
Damn im gay for zach and all that good stuff but that dash is incredibly horrendous...
Earl Evans
Earl Evans Prieš mėn
Why in the hell would you do all that? Lol
Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood Prieš mėn
Maybe doing more homework next time... a potentiometer is nothing like a transducer.
Alexandar Hull-Richter
Alexandar Hull-Richter Prieš mėn
You didn't answer the question of the video title. Was the electronic dashboard worth it? What does it do that your stock gauges don't do just as well?
Joe Smith
Joe Smith Prieš mėn
I know!!!! It seems to me like a $700 waste of time. Not only does it seems useless it looks far worse than stock gauges do. If you are going to make changes to your instrument cluster make a instrument pod not this garbage!!!!
Lucas Castles
Lucas Castles Prieš mėn
It looks so out of place to me
Alexandar Hull-Richter
Alexandar Hull-Richter Prieš mėn
And to think that all of that continuity testing could have been bypassed simply by ownership of a service manual.
Anthony Pendergrass
Anthony Pendergrass Prieš mėn
Loved it bro
Diego Francis
Diego Francis Prieš mėn
Very good
Joe Lanucha
Joe Lanucha Prieš mėn
I like how the policy in the new studio was no personal project cars. So Zach just started using everyones personal car for Money Pit and they are all in there anyway
123IamAnIdiot Prieš mėn
Me: trynna set up the digital dash for my Ferrari Modena “this thing is so dumb I should’ve bought that 700$ digital dash”
Zach S
Zach S Prieš mėn
I like the more in-depth stuff.
Nelson Stirling
Nelson Stirling Prieš mėn
I pay for Premium so I don't have to watch stupid ads... That's an unsubscribe from me...
Joe Smith
Joe Smith Prieš mėn
you can skip them by using the timeline or the arrow keys
Ferny b
Ferny b Prieš mėn
The refresh rate is still much too low for my liking it feels like I'm dropping fps just looking at it, i can't imagine driving with it lol
63W Prieš mėn
can you please make a diagram on how you wired up the fuel level.....the camera man didnt do a good job...................................
OJ Prieš mėn
It might be utilitarian, but this dash is just ugly
WrecksMo Prieš mėn
I'll stick with the regular one. Although entertaining, looks like too much nonsense for a fix that didnt need fixing. But do you.
david maldonado
david maldonado Prieš mėn
TheWhiteBruceLee Prieš mėn
Getting things to read right shouldn’t be an issue. DIYautotune has great customer support and will give you the exact numbers to use based on what the computer is reading
Mr J
Mr J Prieš mėn
Man uses a heat gun for the heat shrink you know u could use a lighter if u have one and plug all that in
Tyrus Madsden
Tyrus Madsden Prieš mėn
Oh, heck yeah.
Evan McAuley
Evan McAuley Prieš mėn
This man needs a powerblock TV show
Anthony Gragg
Anthony Gragg Prieš mėn
Left picture on thumbnail is my gas rn
Toby Wood
Toby Wood Prieš mėn
Growing his hair out was Zach's second best life decision after joining donut
dokier poker
dokier poker Prieš mėn
how to flex ur donuts? a. do donuts b. eat donuts c. watch donut d. all of the above
Codes Prieš mėn
I would love to see a video on fixing the timing on a Miata from you guys.
Gring Prieš mėn
The further along i get in UTI, the more and more I understand what you’re saying
Tyler Prieš mėn
That's maybe 7-10 FPS after *fixing* the lag. That would drive me nuts. I wouldn't do this mod without 144fps/144Hz and for a simple GUI I don't see why that isn't possible. I also wonder how this thing is in the daylight. A very important consideration when driving a convertible.
marcos vinicius
marcos vinicius Prieš mėn
You need a fueltech ft600 ecu, is a better dash and a better ecu, justa call then e enjoei a better aftermarket ecu
Calvin Whitley
Calvin Whitley Prieš mėn
This man is the smartest of all Donut Media. Change my mind...
Tyrus Madsden
Tyrus Madsden Prieš mėn
Well, Science garage was cool too but he's actually modifying his car.
ChicagoRocks01 Prieš mėn
U guys should make a podcast
Joshua Funk
Joshua Funk Prieš mėn
Whoever picked the music selection deserves a raise. That snap-on hat never looked so smooth jazz sexy
Bram Van Breukelen
Bram Van Breukelen Prieš mėn
11:14 anyone know what that tool is called?
Tyrus Madsden
Tyrus Madsden Prieš mėn
He used a wire stripper.
Andy King
Andy King Prieš mėn
"Lets get into it" = "First step, jack up your car."
Jerome McCuin
Jerome McCuin Prieš mėn
They got me to watch that commercial on LTlost Premium. That's skill.
Oliver Gaskell
Oliver Gaskell Prieš mėn
4:07 that's Raspberry Pi OS... yet the site claims it's a "DD-EFI Computer" Bit suspicious ngl
Jose Moreno
Jose Moreno Prieš mėn
That ad intro tho 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
M de Vries
M de Vries Prieš mėn
You should make a video about replacing that digital dash with an analogue one. I think it'll be 'smoother'.
Carl Siemens
Carl Siemens Prieš mėn
How long does it take to boot your dash?
Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar Prieš mėn
Who else is waiting for “air suspension - is it worth it?”
lil shit
lil shit Prieš mėn
"magnetic suspension- is it worth it"
Graham Burnsed
Graham Burnsed Prieš mėn
could y'all do a Mazda RX-8 Money Pit
Marlon Wewel
Marlon Wewel Prieš mėn
Please do a "How to build a CO2 Purge Kit". Asking for a friend... hehe.
Lee Hamrick
Lee Hamrick Prieš mėn
What's the reasoning behind soldering some places, crimp connecting others, and then also using vampire connectors?
Hamza Mushab
Hamza Mushab Prieš mėn
This man is too smart for me
SirWalter Prieš mėn
My Grandpa wants his soldering iron back!
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