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Thread: can some one recomend a OBD II reader

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    I was wondering if there is any scripts/programs/etc to use the OBD controllers to record 0-60 times.
    Could someone please point me in the right direction. I am considering buying one if I could use it to record such info.

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    I personally have AutoTAP and love it.. it has dataloggin, digital guages, the works.. its about as good as i've seen personally.. i have an older model and am contemplating upgrading to the newer version they have which is a little faster.

    i bougth mine along time ago and its been great ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlsonCustoms
    I personally have AutoTAP and love it.. it has dataloggin, digital guages, the works.. its about as good as i've seen personally.. i have an older model and am contemplating upgrading to the newer version they have which is a little faster.

    i bougth mine along time ago and its been great ever since.
    Autotap have just reworked their reader so it now works for all OBD-II enabled cars. It now connects to the USB port and costs $199 for the generic data.

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    with the BR-3

    i gues you could set it up data logging with time stamps

    then monitor the mph only

    then put the refresh on turbo

    then pull up to the line and gun it

    and go threw the graph when your done and subtract the mph 0 time stamp from the 60time stamp and vola

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
    ordered mine today

    i hope to entgerage it into the car puter but well see

    How much did you get it for???

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    88 bucks usd

    including shipping

    not bad price i think some of the hand held ones ( self contained) i saw for 200+

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
    88 bucks usd

    including shipping

    not bad price i think some of the hand held ones ( self contained) i saw for 200+

    how difficult would it be to connect it to a computer??? Where would I find OBDii in my car? Its a honda civic 2000 se

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    no idea

    its about 4 feet of cable from the box to the obd connector

    and about 5 feet from the box to the serial so youve go some lee way


    as far as acutally connecting to the computer

    the software is mildly ghetto ( looks like it was writen back in 1998)

    but its got some use full features like teh digital guages

    connecting it to computer should only be a matter of connecting the serial cable up loading the software and hitting start

    btw the diffrence between the 200 buck tests and the 88 br-3 is that the br-3 is pretty much read only ( it can clear engine codes but thats it)


    with the vag-com systems you can change some memory values to make diffrent things happen ( an example is in the vw jetta you can change the auto transmission to sport or ecomny something a dealer would have to do normaly)

    also vag-com's can clear air bag lights and other more car spesific things

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    I have the BR-3, btw, and it works excellently. I've used it on a Hybrid Civic, Buick Regal, Ford Mustang, and GMC Yukon. I car just failed smog because the check engine light came on for a second at the end of the test, and the shop 'helpfully' offered to read the error code from the computer for $150. Ha! No thanks, I'll read my own, I told them. They started to hem and haw, 'It's not as easy as it looks, we paid $15,000 for our reader!'

    "I'm afraid you paid too much", I said, as I walked out.

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    Haha, thats awsome chairboy. I love it when that kind of stuff happens. Did you go back the next day and tell them what it said?

    On another note, which of these ODB-II units have an SDK or somthing similar so that perhaps at some stage it can be incorporated into one MediaCar/Engine or Frodoplayer?
    2003 Subaru Impreza TS
    Staus: Done.. too lazy to make pictures lol.

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