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anyone have any experience with products from autotap or other companies, I'm looking for a system that can plug into a laptop, and monitor the car's systems, and modify the comptuer program yourself. I want something that is able to read DTC codes and perhaps modify comptuer settings, adjust for tire sizes, alter shift points, speed/rev limiters....stuff like that. what is the best product out there for stuff like this?
 
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You would need to get an eec tuner. Jason King used to supply them but looking at the history of the tcca intake, I'd look elsewhere.

If you want to monitor the car and make no changes to the pcm, you can get a unit from www.obd-2.com . We used to have group buys through this guy and I dont recall any problems.
 

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I mostly want to view diagnostic and performacne data, to be able to view, plot and log all kinds of other sensors. and of course, read and reset DTC codes. if I could edit the setpoints and stuff, that would be a nice bonus. how about autotap? I looked at their web site, it seemed pretty impressive
 

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If it's just serial port data and and an interface wouldn't TCCA be a great place for a homebrew alternative?
Maybe start at trouble codes and maybe move on to better stuff?
 

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AutoTap does not let you modify the program. It does have datalogging, and is a great diag tool.

Check this one out: Superchips Pro Racer Package

Expensive, but looks good to me.
 

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yeah, autotap is not too expensive, but I downloaded the software to check it out, they include a logged data file from an oldsmobile to test the software with befor eyou actually buy the hardware that does along with it. but I must admit I was dissipointed in what I saw. the software seems faily clumsey, like it wasn't written very well. the gauges are unremarkable, rather dull actually. but the biggest problem I had with it, it seemed unreliable. while running the included log file, the gauges kept jumping down to 0, then back up again, seemed like there were holes in the log file. either its not reading it very well, or it didn't record it very well to begin with. as far as its capabilities goes, its awesome, I just wish the software were a bit better. I wonder if they woudl release the code? I could design a better software package to display the data. it would be much like the magnetic bearing controller software I worked on my junior year of high school haha
 

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How about something that can actually work with the 95 down to 88 OBD I?? I want to be able to change the shift points too!!!!! I have a 94. Please Help
 

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cool, looks like they let you download their software to test offline also. looks a bit more professional, but I haven't gotten time to get into it yet
 

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OBD-II

I was just looking at this page. This guy seems to have a system worked out. Take a look.
 
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