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  1. Meicalnissyen

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    probably wouldn't, but I have made cables in the past, usually a rs232 with a weird pin out

    In this case, I can see soldering a USB connector to a Cobb AP cable, if the pinout is open source, and, assuming no little chips lie embedded in the cable. Which I suspect is the case

    on that note, has a cheap cable been found that works?

    I still have a BT dongle from back when I was playing with Torque, its ok, reliable, but I seriously doubt its fast enough to data log for tuning, monitoring, mebbe.

    I just got past a lean month, and I wanted to get either suspension or a glock this month, looks like I may have to take advantage of this deal.

    particularly if it gets to $100 off
     
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    Yeah the VT cable has electronics in it. Lots of them.
     
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    Alright guys, we have another paid-up participant. That means we need only 4 more for $100 off.
     
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    VersaLink (or any other J2534 cable) is much more than just a cable with two connectors on it. Cars use totally different communication protocols (and voltages) from PCs. So what the cable does it translates from USB to CAN (ISO15765) and also converts the voltages and signaling schemes. We are constantly looking for lower cost cables that would be just as fast and reliable as the DrewTech Mongoose Pro ISO/CAN 2 that VersaLink is currently based on. However, most cheaper cables are Chinese clones of known products and while some have been reported to work fine, it really is a lottery. We have had some test cables stop working after several weeks of successful operation. If that happened to you in the middle of a reflash, you would be left stranded with a car that doesn't start until you find a replacement cable.
    Generic Bluetooth dongles only offer around 20 requests per second compared to the physical limit of 50 (gen 1) or 200 (gen 2) requests per second. OBDLink MX/LX achieves 40-50 requests per second, which is sufficient for logging if you don't log too many parameters at once and use higher gears.
     
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    I'm glad you brought this up. I was about to ask what the polling rate was for the cable.
     
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    I'm thinking about it... Currently tuned by purple drank. Any idea why they charge $25 more to tune via versatune vs the AP?
     
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    Got paid and paid my dues. Add me to the list. :)
     
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    It's probably a little more work up front since there's no boost tuning mode which does quicken things up a bit. Load tuning takes some extra finesse.
     
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    List updated. 3 more to go!
     
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    Now just 2 more to go!
     
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    Email sent! Just waiting to hear back, and get an invoice.

    Edit: All paid up!
     
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    Fuman, via a Samsung mobile device, Aug 31, 2016
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    Just 1 more to go for $100 off!
     
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    Excellent response. I played a bit with torque years ago, and saw first hand the differences of BT dongle quality
    [doublepost=1472676806][/doublepost]Email sent

    We have 10 gents
     
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    We are at 10 participants now. The coupon codes will be sent shortly!
     
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    I'm in too! I just missed out on my club, MPSOC, so hope you don't mind another MPS3 owner on here!


    Gaz
     
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    Bring em on! Welcome!
     
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    Coupon codes sent. Please check your MSO inbox.

    Thank you again to everyone who participated!
     
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    Put in my full order and you already shipped it, thank you.
     
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    Paid in full. Thank you Versatune!
     
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    Thank you to everyone who participated! The group buy has ended. If you have not completed your purchase, please remember that the coupon codes expire on October 4, 2016.
     
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