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Old 12-20-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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A handy app

I downloaded a free app called Garage Buddy (Android, not sure if the app store has it) But with this app you have a slew of garage related conversions available. Including: Tire size calculator, carb flow calculator, displacement calculator, gearing calculator, compression ration calculator, tap drill size chart, drill bit size chart, metal gauge chart, wire gauge chart,and tool conversion. I know there are places you can go on the interweb to get this kind of info, but I usually have my phone on me in the shop and my computer in the house!

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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I'll look in the app store now sounds good

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:33 AM   #3
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Yup it's there looks like a good app
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #4
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Lots of stuff that you will probably never use, but handy none the less.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:45 AM   #5
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Yeah some of it is irrelevant but the steel thread gauges and whatnot are nice
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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Just downloaded. Definitely will come in handy in my garage. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #7
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Not a free app? Bummer ;-(
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:00 PM   #8
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There are 2 versions, and one is free. It has adds.
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There are 2 versions, and one is free. It has adds.
Iphone only has a paid
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #11
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I always appreciate a good app. Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:18 PM   #12
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i have tpa racing, pocket dyno, and i drag from the app store. they all have lots of useful calculators and conversions.
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I use the phone app "Torque"... great app, can clear and check on check engine lights, different gauges/items to monitor ie coolant temp, volts, etc etc (granted the Jeep already has this, but this app reads what the ecu is putting out in real time), and it is always updating.

There is a "free" version, but the paid app is well worth it. However, you will need a wireless OBDII dongle to make it work (which is about $55-60 shipped from China).
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lol....what's this obd-II you speak of

can it read from my carburetor
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I use the phone app "Torque"... great app, can clear and check on check engine lights, different gauges/items to monitor ie coolant temp, volts, etc etc
That app looks cool. Thanks for the head's-up! I'll be getting that one.
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Here's the wireless obdII dongle I use...

ELM327 Bluetooth OBD-II Wireless Transceiver Dongle - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

A few things to note if you buy this dongle:
-Do NOT use the included CD... just read that it contains a virus (never used it anyways... recently found it in my old car and couldn't remember what it went to sooo threw it out)
-It apparently draws power when the car is off (just found that out today), but I haven't had any problem starting the car the next day or day after (knock on wood). I haven't driven the Jeep in a few days and left it plugged in... sooo when I get home later today I'll start the Jeep up and if it doesn't start up I'll report back about it.
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I use the phone app "Torque"... great app, can clear and check on check engine lights, different gauges/items to monitor ie coolant temp, volts, etc etc (granted the Jeep already has this, but this app reads what the ecu is putting out in real time), and it is always updating.

There is a "free" version, but the paid app is well worth it. However, you will need a wireless OBDII dongle to make it work (which is about $55-60 shipped from China).
I have this too, its great! Ive used it many a times. Most recently I used it to check oil and vacuum pressures, assorted engine temperatures, and to reset a fault code I triggered by accidentally disconnecting a temp sensor.

Its also really cool to see the live stats.

I have been contemplating turning an old HP Omnibook 510 into a dedicated Jeep computer for pulling and charting engine info (I'm a nerd its what I do) Has anyone done anything similar?
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Just downloaded. Definitely will come in handy in my garage. Thanks for the heads up.
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