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Old 12-29-2006, 12:56 PM
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I have a question about how I can use my laptop as a scanner, I've seen it on tv and am interested in were to get the programs that I need, the cables, etc. Also interested in modifying PCM's and such for performance, just for myself.

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Old 12-30-2006, 09:00 PM
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What car? What year?

OBDI (pre '96) is cheap, OBDII (96+) is expensive. All programs can read, few can modify. The ones that can modify parameters are $500+ and that's for one vehicle. If you want to do multiple ECM's, there are "dealer" options to allow this ($3000+).

Try this...

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Thanks for the info!! I have a 98 Jeep that I would like to do, also have a friends 94 chev. I would like to have the option of doing iether, it's a lot of money. I'll look further, thanks for the link. Have u done any of this before on your own stuff or anything.

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I bought an "Ease-Sim" <sp?> scanner for my '98 Dakota, a huge waste of $250.00 just to see what's happening. No changes can be made with this unit. I have a Turbo-Link scanner for my GN powered truck, which is a necessity due to how stressed the engine can be under 24# of boost. There's a new generation of chips out there (for this engine) that can be programmed to some extent (timing and fuel) by switching on/off various accessories in a specified order.

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I found an I-chip for my jeep that is like a performance chip but u can program it and keep modifying the chip according to what u do to the engine mechanically. I got the OBD 1 & 2 viewers, I even got a program that is supposed to be used to create my own reprogram. I just need the cables then I can get learning.

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What kind of '94 Chevy? I use an AKM cable with my laptop on my LT1 '94 Impala SS. There's a lot of software out there for those.
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94 chev 1/2 ton, with a 350 TBI, 2 wheel drive
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there is a company called autotap. I think you can get their stuff from summit or directly from their website.

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ok, Thanks, I'll look into it.

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