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Palmer Performance scanner

James86

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WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
I was flipping through this month's "Popular Mechanics" and they had a walkthru for building a shop PC. While it seemed like a ridiculously overpowered and over priced machine overall, I was interested in the Palmer Performance Engineering ScanXL USB OBD-II scan tool. My wife has had a VAG-COM (Volkwagen Auto Group) scanner for her Passat and I've wanted something similar for the Ranger. I puttered on their site and it seems if you spring for the "extended support" for Ford vehicles it should do everything her VAG-COM software does and then some, but before I pluk $200 on the scanner and the software, I was wondering if anyone here had used it or maybe another brand of scanner. I have a netbook that works great for taking along in the car when my wife is troubleshooting, so I'd like something for my truck. I searched the forums and someone had apparently used one for a touble code for a transfer case, but that's about it.
 


shane96ranger

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I was flipping through this month's "Popular Mechanics" and they had a walkthru for building a shop PC. While it seemed like a ridiculously overpowered and over priced machine overall, I was interested in the Palmer Performance Engineering ScanXL USB OBD-II scan tool. My wife has had a VAG-COM (Volkwagen Auto Group) scanner for her Passat and I've wanted something similar for the Ranger. I puttered on their site and it seems if you spring for the "extended support" for Ford vehicles it should do everything her VAG-COM software does and then some, but before I pluk $200 on the scanner and the software, I was wondering if anyone here had used it or maybe another brand of scanner. I have a netbook that works great for taking along in the car when my wife is troubleshooting, so I'd like something for my truck. I searched the forums and someone had apparently used one for a touble code for a transfer case, but that's about it.
I have an ELM327 and the place I got it from directed me to a Palmer Software download on their website, as well as a few others. They work together fabulous, but I assumed the Palmer software was freeware because of the nature of how I got it. It runs off of my laptop and the scanner plugs into a USB port. This isn't the place I got it from (the place I got it from is no longer a registered Ebay user - Go Figure!), but it's the same scanner.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-ELM327-Scanner-Software-USB-Plastic-ELM-327-OBD2-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e60c2e34eQQitemZ130472403790QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools
 
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