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I didn't know where else to put this so, this is as close as i get it to the topic. I was reading through the code list thread and for testing it says "With DRBIII Scan Tool". How do i get my hands on such an expensive tool like that when they are priced over what i can afford? Are there other scan tools like this one that maybe Snap-On, Matco, or Mac Tools has?I'd really like to get my hands on one of these and have been wanting one for a while now.Thanks,Dave

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hello and welcome to the site!not for sure on that one...wild&free or some of the others could help you with that.when you get a moment if you dont mind..fill out your sig....which that is some info about you truck...if it is stock...got some mods..or completed b.o.m.b.ed...again welcome!!:hyper:

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Welcome to the site, you can get a cheap scanner at walmart or any auto parts store. Im sure one from snap-on or the like would be expensive. Serveral member have a scan-gauge and I have an ultra-gauge and they read codes and do alot of other features. http://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm

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You could get a SMARTY for you turck, it is a scanner and a programmer.

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You could get a SMARTY for you turck, it is a scanner and a programmer.

Couple of short coming though...

[*]Limited to 65 HP

[*]Must pull over and stop the truck to adjust/reprogram

[*]Reads only error codes - No live data from the ECM/PCM

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i've got a very simple scanner from Matco Tools, I think i paid about 100 bucks for it about three or four years ago it pulls codes and clears them as well. Here is the updated version of mine i think!?!

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Posted ImagePosted ImageOBDII / EOBD & CAN SCAN TOOL

[*]Compatible with all 1996 and newer vehicles (OBDII & CAN)

[*]Read and display LIVE sensor data

[*]Displays over 15,000 generic and manufacturer specific definitions

[*]Displays all modes of OBDII data including O2 Monitor, Diagnostic Monitor Test and On Board Systems

[*]Free updates

[*]Includes: CAN400 Scan Tool, User manual, CD, USB cable and USB Port for receiving online updates.

[*]Live Data allows the user to view vehicle sensor, switch and relay inputs in real time, while the engine is running. This information helps pinpoint the problem components for a faster diagnosis.

[*]Displays generic and enhanced definitions on screen, State OBD check, OBDII Drive Cycle Mode and displays all 9 modes of OBDII data and meets European OBD standards.

[*]Read and display freeze frame data (snap-shot of vehicle data at the time of the fault)

[*]Read and display: MIL status,I/M monitors (emissions), pending DTC's,VIN number, CVN and Cal ID, O2 Monitor Test, Diagnostic Monitor Test, On Board Systems

[*]Read and erase diagnostic trouble codes

[*]OBDII information available: Read and display LIVE sensor data

[*]Additional Features: Over 15,000 code definitions, Field updateable via USB port, EOBD compatible, CE certification and Trilingual menu, manual and definitions (English, Spanish, French)

Part#: CAN400 Price: $139.95

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That is what i'm looking for, something inexpensive such as the one you have. I can probably snag one from Matco next time i see him. I was just curious as to what sets the DRBIII apart from the rest but, priced at a little over $6000 i can pretty much guess why.

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That is what i'm looking for, something inexpensive such as the one you have. I can probably snag one from Matco next time i see him. I was just curious as to what sets the DRBIII apart from the rest but, priced at a little over $6000 i can pretty much guess why.

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Now, is this only on Chrysler products?

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OBDII scanners can read all info on cars 1996 to present depending on how current the programming is in the scanner.

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Welcome to the site, you can get a cheap scanner at walmart or any auto parts store. Im sure one from snap-on or the like would be expensive. Serveral member have a scan-gauge and I have an ultra-gauge and they read codes and do alot of other features. http://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm

this thing is cool!!:drool:

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Welcome to the site, you can get a cheap scanner at walmart or any auto parts store. Im sure one from snap-on or the like would be expensive. Serveral member have a scan-gauge and I have an ultra-gauge and they read codes and do alot of other features. http://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm

these things are cool!!:drool:

Well if whitelightning is post that then the competition is Scangauge II... Can be found at most Autozone part sotres as well... Or www.scangauge.com

so are these!!!:drool:

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Sorry, I should have been a bit more specific, my fault. I know OBDII can read all 1996 and newer vehicles. What I meant was, is the DRBIII specific to only Chrysler products? Again, my fault.

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DRBIII is capable of completely reflashing all computers (ECM, PCM, AirBag, ABS, Central Timer) Etc... But The OBDII can just read the error codes from ECM/PCM...

Mopar what is DRBII???

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So, I just checked both, the ultragauge and scangauge. I'd like to get either one of these.My question is, which one is better?

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SG has been out alot longer the UG but for 1/3 the price I took a chance with the UG and glad I did. It seems to be of quality but I have been having some problems with it about 3 times in the past week with it not reading mpg's. It just says err so I unplug-replug and its back to working right again. I think they both do pretty much the same things so its really up to you. I do know that the UG does not come with instructions but you can get on line and print them off and there is a forum that you can ask questions on.

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How long have you had yours?UG looks better than the SG, I almost wanna go with the UG. But, as we all know, looks are deceiving.

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I decided to go with the UG. I just ordered it so, I probably won't get it until next week sometime. Can't go wrong for a 1/3 of the price that SG sells.I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Can't wait to get it and throw it on. First investment on the truck!!

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I decided to go with the UG. I just ordered it so, I probably won't get it until next week sometime. Can't go wrong for a 1/3 of the price that SG sells. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Can't wait to get it and throw it on. First investment on the truck!!

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Sure will!

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Welcome to the site, you can get a cheap scanner at walmart or any auto parts store. Im sure one from snap-on or the like would be expensive. Serveral member have a scan-gauge and I have an ultra-gauge and they read codes and do alot of other features. http://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm

white - what are the best featurs - how good it the MPG calculator and does it take into account different tire sizes ?? Best features ??

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white - what are the best featurs - how good it the MPG calculator and does it take into account different tire sizes ?? Best features ??

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