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6th Gen ('00-'05): KR Reader?

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Old 04-30-2018, 01:14 PM
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Question KR Reader?

Hello Monte Carlo fans,

I've been saving up and buying some performance adders to my 05 SS L67, and will need to start reading knock retard before I drop pulley sizes, etc.

What are some of the ways you check your own KR? What gauges do you use and are they easy to install? Do you have any pictures worth sharing?


Thank you everyone. I will come back on the forum to post updates and definitely ask questions, so please look forward to it.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:47 PM
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KR is something that you can pull through the OBD2 port. An Aeroforce gauge, or a scangauge 2 are popular ones. The aeroforce would probably give you faster, more accurate readings.
 
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I had never heard that the scangauge 2 measures KR. The website for it doesn't specifically say it does either, but it is considerably cheaper than the Aeroforce Interceptor (which I've always wanted, but always cheap out on). I'm going to shop one of these if your sure it measures KR
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JuniorCar View Post
I had never heard that the scangauge 2 measures KR. The website for it doesn't specifically say it does either, but it is considerably cheaper than the Aeroforce Interceptor (which I've always wanted, but always cheap out on). I'm going to shop one of these if your sure it measures KR
Positive. You just have to input a custom code, it doesn't do it out of the box, but the instruction booklet taught me how to do it. I use it in the Monte. Although it is a slower reader than an aeroforce is.

Here's a picture I took showing how I run my Scangauge 2. I run Knock Retard, Intake Air Temps, MAP readings (my "boost" gauge for the time being), and an accurate coolant temp number so that I can monitor my fans better.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:56 PM
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Sweet! And variable backlighting color I just noticed. I don't thing the Aeroforce has that. I don't think I'd leave it hooked up all the time anyways. It's just nice to check-up now and again.

Over 200,000 I see...
 
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I just use my laptop / DHP Powrtuner. I don't scan for KR 24/7 though, only when dialing in the tune and checking key conditions. Once I've got it dialed in, I don't bother. I don't have my tune pushed to the limits, so I'm not real worried about KR popping up from weather changes, etc.
 
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For me I use the torque pro app and a bluetooth obd reader..

Gotta do a small amount of research on how to download PIDs for GM but thats how I started doing it recently..
 
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Over 200,000 I see...
Yep, broke 200,000 last year. I'm a little over 201,000 now
 
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Thank you everyone for the replies. Looking forward to ordering what was suggested above (along doing some more research).
 
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Originally Posted by JuniorCar View Post
I had never heard that the scangauge 2 measures KR. The website for it doesn't specifically say it does either, but it is considerably cheaper than the Aeroforce Interceptor (which I've always wanted, but always cheap out on). I'm going to shop one of these if your sure it measures KR
Just an FYI, those scangaugeIIs can be set up to read almost anything your car puts out..
 

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