Is a Digital Dash Worth It?

Birt 3 feb 2021
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As the miata gets more and more modified, we need to be able to monitor more and more engine vitals. We’re going to install a digital dash in the miata so we can keep an eye on EVERYTHING, right from the dash! Will it look good or will the clean aesthetics of the dash be ruined? Let’s find out!
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Ummæli

  • I wonder how many people got that reference “Let’s get Digital” From “Let’s get Physical”

  • Not going to lie, looks like a pretty low end unit out of the box and performs like one too. The flames don't help it's case either IMO. It's a rad 'affordable' unit but I think the refresh rate is a bit of a turn off to anyone seriously looking at a digital dash. Those flames though... Sheesh lol.

    • The only thing thats missing are some kickass decals

  • 9:43 Everytime you get into your car: “Before we drive off, just wait a few minutes for Windows to load up”

  • Yep imma need to do this to my Miata😂 my clusters wiring only shows my fuel gauge. Coolant temp, rpms, oil pressure😂 Miata interior is pretty simple tho

  • When it includes Fuel and oil, it's going to be perfect

    • That looks nasty man 🥴🤦🏻‍♂️

  • at 8:35 I thought he siad "I had a little of molly yesterday, it was weird" lmaoooo

    • the appearance of traditional analogue gauges... like what's the point? It looks like a PlayStation 2 game.

  • Too bad it runs at like 5fps. That would be so distracting

    • the appearance of traditional analogue gauges... like what's the point? It looks like a PlayStation 2 game.

  • Digital dash more money mo problems ask ford expedition

  • what a waist of time and money.... this miata is just trash

  • The zany promotion pivotally pack because brass thermodynamically burn an a robust decrease. unhealthy, gainful rooster

    • My channel is what happens when you watch too much Donut videos hehe

  • Wow do you think that USB connector is save ? It could fall off on road bump or pothole. You wouldn't get away with this in Europe, not street legal.

  • Why are Donuts “commercials” and t shirt advertising better than literally any other companies or products advertising

  • Am I the only person that absolutely detests digital dashes

  • jobe needs new brake pads

    • Imagine If someone stole the miata. I might cry.

  • Jeremiah you suck you creep

  • Zach, happy things are working: > It looks like Windows! Me, looking at the fonts: > Not it doesn't?

  • There's an easier and cheaper way to do this... Get a bluetooth or wifi OBDII reader. Connect it to your iPad or iPhone. Download an OBD app like OBD Fusion or Torque Pro. These apps place whatever dials or gauges you want on your iPad. With the info taken from the OBDII port. You can even read fault codes and reset the check engine light while you're at it.

  • You know he’s truly a car guy when he drive stick.

  • The only thing thats missing are some kickass decals

  • Why didn’t you put in a quick release for your steering wheel? Not only would that aid in the access when you’re installing things like this but that car is so small it actually would serve a purpose in the event of an emergency

  • Aftermarket/customizable digital gauge clusters are pretty cool, IMO. However, what I really don't dig are when a factory installs an OEM digital gauge cluster that tries to imitate the appearance of traditional analogue gauges... like what's the point? It looks like a PlayStation 2 game.

  • That looks nasty man 🥴🤦🏻‍♂️

  • I do not want any touch screens to my car. One of the reasons I drive what I drive is that it has very good, traditional ergonomic controls and no screens that distract when you drive or require you to go through menus. Smartphones and tablets are pretty much the only things where touchscreens are a good choice.

  • My channel is what happens when you watch too much Donut videos hehe

    • Not sure what's with that sample rate, I don't know Megasquirt comms. Currently the ultimate is a Motec 1212 dash with Display Creator. Its quite nice, but godly expensive.

  • This is so relaxing

  • lmfao that unit for the actual computer controlling the cluster looks like someone took a Raspberry Pi and sold it with a screen and a piece of plastic

  • Wait till there's a solar flare and it wipes out every single electronic car and every single electronic dashboard

  • I’m going to watch this whole video but I don’t have to watch it all to know that digital dashes suck. I’d rather have my 2005 ford dash than the new digital ones. I have pop ups on my new truck!

  • I personally like analog more than digital.

  • Imagine If someone stole the miata. I might cry.

  • I also just got my data log device Iove it

  • Drake and Future agree

  • 4:50 you can see the connections ports, it is a Raspberry Pi 4 with what looks like a pi hut 12-inch screen. guessing a few other off-the-shelf parts plugged into the 40 pin I\O. Crazy.

    • Thumbnail giving me Obzen vibes

  • You can also use a riadio as digital dash

  • ZACH CAN YOU SERVICE MY CARS?

  • The response of the tach is wayyyyyy too slow. Id prefer this on the dash or replace the radio so i can check oil/air/fuel etc when i need, but have a proper instrument cluster.

  • 10:55 got me 🤣 just reminded me of scene from "the benchwarmers" 😅

  • Whys it so laggy?

  • I would totally do this, but I prefer physical dials, my Toyota Yaris’s fuel gauge looks like bum smoke

  • *Let me ask Up To Speed and get back to you*

  • Not sure what's with that sample rate, I don't know Megasquirt comms. Currently the ultimate is a Motec 1212 dash with Display Creator. Its quite nice, but godly expensive.

  • Is it worth it??? YES, if you can live with your readouts updates every 3th second 🤷🤦😂

  • A minor criticism for the company who created the cluster will be the revving gauge. Honda S2000 has more fluidic rev gauge and it was created way back than this one. Why does this one lack that fluidity?

  • So basically plug and play

    • 10:41 Looks like KDE Plasma with Raspberry Pi logo as start button. Seems like this thing runs on Raspberry Pi.

  • Can you tune where the yellow/red is on the “rev bar”

  • Do they work well in direct sun?

  • No.

  • Thumbnail giving me Obzen vibes

  • i mean its pretty easy to imagine the digital dash without the masking tape. the tape is not there, the tape is not there, the tape is not there. done

    • astounding..... Like the girls with rocks or other shit on their steering wheel.....

  • You straight up murdered yourself! Lol CANADIAN SUPERMAN APPROVES

  • Double tapping the right side of the screen might be one of the best feautures on ISchats, feels great to have an upper hand on ads

  • Looking at the thumbnail is fine until u see he had 3 hands

  • one thing I hate about digital aftermarket digital screen is how low the refresh rate especially the RPM and speed shown on the screen.

  • To save 2:15 minutes of your time

  • skip to 2:30 for the beginning of the video

  • Am I the only one who noticed Zach on the thumbnail has 3 arms???

  • "i feel so cool.... look at all my data!" lmfao the jealousy seethes within me

  • bruh this is litealy my favroite youtube channel. i watch your vids when i fall asleap when im board in class like 24/7. the miata build is my fav seeries so far. keep it up!

  • And then of course, if that doesn’t cause a catastrophic nuclear explosion, we just have to convert this AC cable to FM. Easy!”

    • Me looking at all the guys who switched their 80s cars from the stock digidashes to analogue dashes

  • 10:41 Looks like KDE Plasma with Raspberry Pi logo as start button. Seems like this thing runs on Raspberry Pi.

  • In my opinion, these look absolutely shit. I may be the only one, but the only thing I need / want to know is on the dash (tacho, fuel, coolant temp and speed)

  • I liked without gauge cover

    • Cell Phone Games sponsors are pure cancer

  • the way you advertise your merch and your sponsors is better than most youtube channels and i only say most because i haven't seen them all

  • Latency looks pretty high

  • Quick reminder : DON'T put gauges or anything on your A pillar if there's airbags in it, not if you want to live It sounds dumb, but the ammount of people that have these like that is astounding..... Like the girls with rocks or other shit on their steering wheel.....

  • And then of course, if that doesn’t cause a catastrophic nuclear explosion, we just have to convert this AC cable to FM. Easy!”

  • The soft trigonometry biologically matter because camel nutritionally puncture unlike a busy thunderstorm. mean, literate century

  • Honestly that digital dash looks corny and doesn’t look useful/responsive.

  • Money Pit has reached its lifespan with this Miata, but we love Zach so we will stick around.

    • Does this unit work XBOX or do you need some sort of box that connects this panel and the Xbox together?

  • Whatchu guys gonna do with that oem miata cluster? I want a signed speedometer 🤣

  • This gauge cluster looks nice and all but it seems like its kind of laggy

  • Hooolllyyy shit bud please replace the brakes lmao them things are squeeeaakkkyy

  • it have a USB !!!!

  • Anyone notice that Jobe has 3 arms in the thumbnail?

  • Me looking at all the guys who switched their 80s cars from the stock digidashes to analogue dashes

  • drake and future song digital dash started playing in my head

  • Cell Phone Games sponsors are pure cancer

  • "Megasquirt" Always makes me laugh.

  • I bet the pipo on the traffic lights thought u was krazy like this brother be talking to himself can someone call the police 😂😂

  • Why does the dash have the Daredevil symbol on the back😂

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  • I am sorry but this is so ugly

  • Having access to all your sensors is great. But holy damn the refresh rate on RPM bothers me so much .

  • Does this unit work XBOX or do you need some sort of box that connects this panel and the Xbox together?

  • You can replace the magasquirt AND the display just putting the all-in-one standalone injection Fueltech FT600 by @fueltechems, and probably, you will have more control of your Miata and save weight.

  • Seems real laggy, that would annoy tf out of me. Get a racepak!

  • I wasn't texting officer. I was customizing my gauges.

  • What's the refresh rate on the tach? Does it keep up like stock or is it slower like in the video?

  • "Megasquirt" Always makes me laugh.

  • TÜV sagt nein

  • @gingium !!! This needs to be added to Molly!

  • Yes on the digital dash, no on THIS digital dash... I would never sacrifice thing a control lights etc. (indicators, lights, battery etc).

  • I hate digital

    • sick little u turn zach my names also zach

  • i miss when zach did stuff in his drivway outside

  • Sistas strip club! Lol

  • R u going to do NOS if it can handle it

  • my main reason for watching Donut media is to watch this man work on his car👌🏽👌🏽

  • I definitely want that...

  • 10fps display

  • What in the 5 fps tarnation is that display