Digital Dash Upgrade - Was it Worth It?

Dipublikasikan tanggal 28 Apr 2021
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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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  • Zach S

    Zach S

    5 jam yang lalu

    I like the more in-depth stuff.

  • Nelson Stirling

    Nelson Stirling

    10 jam yang lalu

    I pay for Premium so I don't have to watch stupid ads... That's an unsubscribe from me...

  • Ferny b

    Ferny b

    16 jam yang lalu

    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


    17 jam yang lalu

    can you please make a diagram on how you wired up the fuel level.....the camera man didnt do a good job...................................

  • OJ


    17 jam yang lalu

    It might be utilitarian, but this dash is just ugly

  • WrecksMo


    23 jam yang lalu

    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

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  • TheWhiteBruceLee


    Hari Yang lalu

    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

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    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

  • Brian Lingden

    Brian Lingden

    Hari Yang lalu

    Oh, heck yeah.

  • Evan McAuley

    Evan McAuley

    Hari Yang lalu

    This man needs a powerblock TV show

  • Anthony Gragg

    Anthony Gragg

    Hari Yang lalu

    Left picture on thumbnail is my gas rn

  • Toby Wood

    Toby Wood

    Hari Yang lalu

    Growing his hair out was Zach's second best life decision after joining donut

  • dokier poker

    dokier poker

    Hari Yang lalu

    how to flex ur donuts?
    a. do donuts
    b. eat donuts
    c. watch donut
    d. all of the above

  • Codes


    Hari Yang lalu

    I would love to see a video on fixing the timing on a Miata from you guys.

  • Gring


    Hari Yang lalu

    The further along i get in UTI, the more and more I understand what you’re saying

  • Tyler


    Hari Yang lalu

    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

    Hari Yang lalu

    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

    Hari Yang lalu

    This man is the smartest of all Donut Media.
    Change my mind...

    • Brian Lingden

      Brian Lingden

      11 jam yang lalu

      Well, Science garage was cool too but he's actually modifying his car.

  • ChicagoRocks01


    2 hari yang lalu

    U guys should make a podcast

  • Joshua Funk

    Joshua Funk

    2 hari yang lalu

    Whoever picked the music selection deserves a raise. That snap-on hat never looked so smooth jazz sexy

  • Bram Van Breukelen

    Bram Van Breukelen

    2 hari yang lalu

    11:14 anyone know what that tool is called?

    • Brian Lingden

      Brian Lingden

      11 jam yang lalu

      He used a wire stripper.

  • Andy King

    Andy King

    2 hari yang lalu

    "Lets get into it" = "First step, jack up your car."

  • Jerome McCuin

    Jerome McCuin

    2 hari yang lalu

    They got me to watch that commercial on YouTube Premium. That's skill.

  • Oliver Gaskell

    Oliver Gaskell

    2 hari yang lalu

    4:07 that's Raspberry Pi OS... yet the site claims it's a "DD-EFI Computer"
    Bit suspicious ngl

  • Jose Moreno

    Jose Moreno

    2 hari yang lalu

    That ad intro tho 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • M de Vries

    M de Vries

    2 hari yang lalu

    You should make a video about replacing that digital dash with an analogue one. I think it'll be 'smoother'.

  • Carl Siemens

    Carl Siemens

    2 hari yang lalu

    How long does it take to boot your dash?

  • Akash Kumar

    Akash Kumar

    2 hari yang lalu

    Who else is waiting for “air suspension - is it worth it?”

    • lil shit

      lil shit

      2 hari yang lalu

      "magnetic suspension- is it worth it"

  • Graham Burnsed

    Graham Burnsed

    2 hari yang lalu

    could y'all do a Mazda RX-8 Money Pit

  • Marlon Wewel

    Marlon Wewel

    2 hari yang lalu

    Please do a "How to build a CO2 Purge Kit". Asking for a friend... hehe.

  • Lee Hamrick

    Lee Hamrick

    2 hari yang lalu

    What's the reasoning behind soldering some places, crimp connecting others, and then also using vampire connectors?

  • Hamza Mushab

    Hamza Mushab

    2 hari yang lalu

    This man is too smart for me

  • SirWalter


    2 hari yang lalu

    My Grandpa wants his soldering iron back!

  • Austin Branscomb

    Austin Branscomb

    2 hari yang lalu

    Why does he need a resistor for that wire? Can someone shed light please?

  • Austin Branscomb

    Austin Branscomb

    2 hari yang lalu

    Imagine paying 700$ for a gaming pc and getting 5 fps. I'm disappointed Zach.

  • James Elliott

    James Elliott

    3 hari yang lalu

    add was amazing🤩 👏

  • Mark Blance

    Mark Blance

    3 hari yang lalu

    That was pretty cool. Plenty of detail but somehow avoided being too boring. Well done.

  • Alex Quinones

    Alex Quinones

    3 hari yang lalu

    The showcase of skills and time is stupendous, zac deserves alot more then what he gets. ill just keep it vauge like that

  • Ryan Levin

    Ryan Levin

    3 hari yang lalu

    nah you gotta replace that dash bro. sorry. if it’s lagging that that probably means it was poorly built, meaning the CPUs shit or there’s not enough ram

  • Daniel Lomeli

    Daniel Lomeli

    3 hari yang lalu

    Where’d you get your hat from?



    3 hari yang lalu

    That dash looked amazing at the end! Such a little detail but it completes the interior.

  • Boom Squad

    Boom Squad

    3 hari yang lalu

    I love the "im walking over here" laugh track cuz of the way he's walking, "oh snap the guages are right there" plays laugh track again lmaoo

  • Kirk Wolfe

    Kirk Wolfe

    3 hari yang lalu

    This is pretty cool however I still love my old liquid filled ones

  • rodney joseph

    rodney joseph

    3 hari yang lalu

    Very interesting

  • Christopher T.

    Christopher T.

    3 hari yang lalu

    Great video. Very helpful.

  • Tucker Beattie

    Tucker Beattie

    3 hari yang lalu

    Zach just gets stuff done. Most people would swap in that dash on a project car and would just leave that stuff and say they were going to get it hooked up forever and never do it lol...

  • OldHunter Raziel

    OldHunter Raziel

    3 hari yang lalu

    Not gonna lie I bought a MB recently due to this show as I want to build along haha

  • Mark X

    Mark X

    3 hari yang lalu

    Such a good ad, bois.

  • matchezz


    3 hari yang lalu

    Damn thats sick

  • Ganesh Shaji

    Ganesh Shaji

    3 hari yang lalu

    Digital Dash Upgrade - was it worth it?
    So much of effort on putting a digital dash that is struggling to show an rpm reading. The high quality panel ensures you cringe each time you see it move.
    An led bulb based reader from 90s car does a far better job than this!
    Zach has done a really awesome job. It would have paid off if the product had lived up to the mark.

  • TheUbeermench


    3 hari yang lalu

    Horrible screen solution, so laggy and ugly. You can write down numbers before it updates on the screen....

  • Magical Wizzard

    Magical Wizzard

    3 hari yang lalu

    Is there anything this man cannot do???? I’m always hella impressed

  • Anthony Ciccariello

    Anthony Ciccariello

    3 hari yang lalu

    wow that was super cool man

  • ZackTheMuffinMan


    3 hari yang lalu


  • Chris Book

    Chris Book

    3 hari yang lalu

    I like the more comprehensive, deep dive, "in the weeds" style of this video. More of that, please. Thank you

  • felicianoabe


    3 hari yang lalu

    3:00 dude it does not look half done, it looks half ass done

  • Alexey


    3 hari yang lalu

    I laughed at "stupendous" more than I shold have

  • DaveyJones


    3 hari yang lalu

    Very cool I liked it a lot and learned lots too! any episode with Jobe is a great one!

  • Helixial 2409

    Helixial 2409

    3 hari yang lalu

    looking good! although i will say the lag in the gauge would still drive me crazy. id probably get something with more ram, or something that would make it smooth

  • genthba


    3 hari yang lalu

    Bro...when i saw the HP meter when he hit is back... I about spit out my beer.

  • bulltimer salinas

    bulltimer salinas

    3 hari yang lalu

    I wanna be you so bad 😫

  • Boss


    3 hari yang lalu

    Pls do this for an xj

  • Jonathan Guzman

    Jonathan Guzman

    3 hari yang lalu

    Quality Content!

  • Robbie Owens

    Robbie Owens

    3 hari yang lalu

    This is the best commercial/ad i have ever watched!

  • King DarkSide

    King DarkSide

    3 hari yang lalu

    I think the sponsors you guys are getting are super awesome. I hope by getting something like insurance sponsoring you guys means that you guys are getting FAT checks. I know it ain't much, but I let all the ads playthrough so youtube gives you the max ad change for my view. I recently started liking your videos, because I guys that's a penny or two at a certain point.
    Thanks guys for doing the stupid shit I'm to scared to do, the smart way, so I can learn to apply my imagination successfully 💯

  • Lidge1994


    3 hari yang lalu

    As the video started I was about to say I don't like the fact that your dash is so far behind, seems dangerous, and then it's the first problem you!

  • Alex Avagyan

    Alex Avagyan

    3 hari yang lalu

    Zack and brian from mies motorsports should worl together

  • Draco


    3 hari yang lalu

    Tbh the lag on rpm would still drives me crazy

  • Nate_zx6r_ryder


    4 hari yang lalu

    SpecTACULAR lol idk why but when you said that I had a 💡 moment for a pun comment. Cus it's spec tachometer. I mean spectacular

  • Jackson ribbons

    Jackson ribbons

    4 hari yang lalu

    This the only online class I like

  • James Zarate

    James Zarate

    4 hari yang lalu

    Kinda wish he said vitals are vital

  • ThatsMyPurse IdontKnowYou

    ThatsMyPurse IdontKnowYou

    4 hari yang lalu

    Been debating going this route and ditching my round gauges for a screen ... BUT HOW ARE YOU TRACKING MILES? does mega squirt have an odo?

  • r32juan


    4 hari yang lalu

    thought it was an actual digital dash, but its a raspberry pi with a program, thats amazing lol

  • Nino Krizanec

    Nino Krizanec

    4 hari yang lalu

    For your own safety, please also wire in your brake warning telltale. If you start loosing your brake fluid you will not know it until it's too late and you are in the wall all the way up to the nice digital dash you just installed :D

  • Doc Rockulus

    Doc Rockulus

    4 hari yang lalu

    Don't worry Zack, I love weeds.

  • soopleks


    4 hari yang lalu

    M E G A S Q U I R T

  • David Bartz

    David Bartz

    4 hari yang lalu

    So, was it worth it?

  • Jacob Warren

    Jacob Warren

    4 hari yang lalu

    8:30 Is that a mouse nest ? Lol

  • marcus harvey

    marcus harvey

    4 hari yang lalu

    What's the name of the song that's playing before Zach loses HP?

  • Zack Wolfe

    Zack Wolfe

    4 hari yang lalu

    I'm not sure if it's been mentioned yet (or if this is even relevant to this video) but Mako Motorsports makes digital cluster mounts for the NA Miata.

  • Noe Guillement

    Noe Guillement

    4 hari yang lalu

    why change the oil sensor ? the orignal one is not working with the ECU ?

  • Zachary Robertson

    Zachary Robertson

    4 hari yang lalu

    Quit saying Speedo, unless you're going to be wearing one

  • Jose Luis

    Jose Luis

    4 hari yang lalu

    700$ for 5frames per secon

  • Ritualistik Textures

    Ritualistik Textures

    4 hari yang lalu

    good zebra ad lol

  • Collin Burke

    Collin Burke

    4 hari yang lalu

    Second time asking for the blue/black boost creeps shirt as a lanyard

  • Meera Singh

    Meera Singh

    4 hari yang lalu

    I am a big car enthusiast.
    I was so upset on finding India's so called car youtubers like gaisal kahn who call or pretend themselves car guy without having any passion/knowledge about cars. So I started watching DDE, STRADMAN, SHMEE150, TAVARISH, HOOVIES GARAGE, MANNY KHOSHBIN AND VINWIKI
    I want your suggestion to start a channel inspired by donut media(specifically their up to speed series)in hindi to step up our INDIAN game. Plz.. share your views on this idea.

  • Fernando Ramirez

    Fernando Ramirez

    4 hari yang lalu

    Remember kids, always heat up your joint

  • Modified EuroSport

    Modified EuroSport

    4 hari yang lalu

    All I can say is, I need more🙏

  • nicklegostava


    4 hari yang lalu

    Future "I did the Digital Dash"

  • Kevin Kevin

    Kevin Kevin

    4 hari yang lalu

    How would all of this work and the possible headaches that can follow be worth it?? To say you have a digital dash...? Yeah, no thanks...

  • Charlie Maybe

    Charlie Maybe

    4 hari yang lalu

    I’m loving the fact that the dash uses either a raspberry pi or raspbian os to run on because there is the raspberry in the bottom left when he is on the phone with the guy. There is also the chromium symbol which means it is a lower spec system

  • CRS


    4 hari yang lalu

    Not gonna lie, $700 for a Raspberry Pi with an LCD screen seems like a ripoff. Especially with this refresh rate.

  • jesus christ

    jesus christ

    4 hari yang lalu

    5min in i can already say, no, it is not worth it

  • Drey Kim

    Drey Kim

    4 hari yang lalu

    This is awesome

  • mitchell madduck

    mitchell madduck

    4 hari yang lalu

    so, when are you gonna start using Nitrous?

  • Nope Nope

    Nope Nope

    4 hari yang lalu

    In the thumbnail:- So you just got a free refill cuz you upgraded the fuel tank and because life is a game and every game gives u a free refill

  • Thumper


    4 hari yang lalu

    Wow that lag on tac is super bad. Appears that display is cheap junk.

  • dylan bailey

    dylan bailey

    4 hari yang lalu

    I like how big man ain’t even using his phone in the zebra commercial 😂

  • Michael Robb

    Michael Robb

    4 hari yang lalu

    “New” dash.. looks like a $5 display