Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dinan 550xi S2: The BMW that BMW will not build

It certainly doesn’t hurt when the right car is the 550xi S2, the latest high-performance conversion from California-based tuning outfit Dinan. The company has been extracting more Bimmer-ness from  BMWs since 1979

Dinan works much in the same way as an in-house tuner, such as Mercedes-Benz’s AMG unit or BMW’s own M division, weaving roguish magic – backed by warranty – on stock vehicles. Starting with a 550i xDrive sedan fitted with a twin-turbocharged, 445-horsepower 4.4-litre V8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the technicians at Dinan treat the car to its Stage 5 performance upgrade, which recalibrates the engine control unit software and power band. The only transplants performed in the operation are the addition of a high-flow intake system and custom intercoolers, which boost the 550xi S2’s total output to 508hp and a Viper-like 584 pound-feet of torque, helping to produce an exhaust note worthy of a monster-movie villain.
Beyond go-faster modifications, the 550xi S2 package also includes adjustments made to the suspension and shocks via the originally fitted electronic damper control. At first blush, the power upgrades are greatly at odds with the understated exterior cues worn by the 550xi S2. A resculpted front fascia with larger air intakes, along with optional carbon-fibre front splitter and stout 20in wheels on super-sticky tires, distinguish the 550xi S2 from factory-direct Bimmers, but in a way that may only be apparent to cognoscenti.
The immediate comparison is not to a 550i xDrive, but to BMW’s high-performance M5 sedan. That car may hold a 52hp advantage over the S2, in addition to a race-inspired seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The facile comparisons, however, stop there. For one, the S2 costs roughly $30,000 less than the comparably equipped, factory-direct Autobahn burner. For another, the gestalt of the M5 is most appreciable on a track, where the car’s rear-wheel-drive setup allows it to slide and bend and generally act a $110,000 hooligan. The 550xi S2, meanwhile, retains its donor 550’s all-wheel drive system, making it an all-weather rocket.
That is not to imply the Dinan is a Subaru. Dialled to Sport+, the recommended setting for maximising performance, the S2 tightens up its throttle delivery and suspension but still feels every bit as manageable as the donor 5 Series. An M5, on the other hand, can inspire mild panic with its overcooked reactions to steering and throttle inputs. Regardless of drive setting, the Dinan does not eliminate the numbness in the stock 550i xDrive’s steering – a sorry trait shared by recent BMW sedans – but because of its revised throttle mapping and added grunt (as well as a discarded speed limiter), the S2 is said by Dinan to be capable of 200mph.
The enduring takeaway is that the 550xi S2 is more than just an M5 “on the cheap”. As a cold twinge creeps into the weekly forecasts, the 550xi S2 begins to make a lot of sense to the owner who would forego a badge for a more precious commodity: usability.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SuperOBD SKP-900 Hand-held OBD2 Key Programmer

Recently,there are a powerful key programmer in the market,it is SuperOBD SKP-900. it supports almost all vehicles in the world.SuperOBD SKP-900 don't need pincode when programming keys for many vehicles,can read pin code for many vehicles, only a few vehicles need to get pincode from other place.By the way,no ticket needed,you can program as many cars as you can.I think it is worth to buy such a tool,and it support udate online,About Updates:
Software Version Plan
V1.0, V1.1, V1.2, V1.3, V1.4, V1.5, V1.6, V1.7, V1.8, V1.9, V2.0, V2.1, V2.2, V2.3, V2.4, V2.5 ..... and so on
The red versions need pay for update. The next 4 updates are free if you have bought version V1.0, V1.5, V2.0, V2.5
Note: Each update will add about 1-3 vehicle models. We will not issue a new version if only amend bugs. Low price to meet the economic crisis, cost-effective.
SuperOBD SKP-900
OBD2 On-Board Diagnostics is the English abbreviation, the Chinese translation for "Car Auto Diagnostic System." The system will monitor the engine operating condition at all times whether the car exhaust exceeded, once exceeded, will immediately alert. When the system fails, the fault (MIL) lamp or check engine (Check Engine) warning lights, while the powertrain control module (PCM) fault information stored in memory, through certain procedures fault code can be read out from the PCM . According to the fault codes tips, maintenance personnel can quickly and accurately determine the nature and location of the fault.

Friday, November 15, 2013

USB ELM327 Review CAN BUS Diagnostic Scanner OBD2


Newest X-PROG Box V5.48 ECU Programmer

The ECU Chip Tuning Newest X-PROG Box V5.48 ECU Programmer is now selling on obd2works.com, when you use the tool,please note that :
1. Please Use Our CD Software In The Package Only !!! If you use other version software (lower or higher) or try to update the software or hardware, the hardware will be damaged, and lose its warranty.
2. Supported Language: English Only
3. System Requirements:
Processor: INTEL Pentium 60MHz or faster (depends on operating system)
Memory (RAM): 64MB (depends on operating system)
Hard drive: 20MB free space
Communication: One free physical COM or USB port
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
X-PROG Box V5.48 ECU Programmer
our product Newest X-PROG Box V5.48 ECU Programmer now price only $294.99,feel free to contact us,and you should attention that:
1. Close all of the computer anti-software. If not, X-prog software may be killed.
2. Disconnect the internet. If not, the internet may damage the hardware.
3. Uninstall all the old xprog-m, or xprog box software, make sure that your PC only install our software for our xprog-box 5.48, our xprog-box hardware cannot work with other lower or higher software. If not, the hardware will be damaged, and will lose its warranty. .
4. Never try to UPDATE, the hardware will be damaged if you want to try to upgrade it online, without any warranty.
5. We cannot refund, cannot exchange, can not repair if you do not listen to those advices. It means that you accept those conditions if you have ordered our xprog-box
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FCAR F3-G Universal diesel to gasoline car computer fault diagnostic (enhanced version)

Fcar F3-G automotive fault computer diagnostic Fcar Shenzhen Technology Co., Ltd. launched a multi-functional diesel fuel General Motors fault computer diagnostic.
Fcar F3-G is suitable for large and small businesses, training institutions, automobile manufacturers, repair stations, diesel engine manufacturers, mining machinery, petrochemical energy-based enterprises.
Fcar F3-G
     The instrument uses advanced modular design to be quickly and easily on the domestic, Europe, America, Japan, South Korea, including a variety of gasoline and diesel power systems for diagnosis and learning, the test vehicle is the world's most comprehensive and test systems automotive fault diagnostic computer. Multi-language platform to meet different customer needs.
     Products with integrated structural design, implementation 12v, 24v power automatic transfer. Single-wire mode of operation and the large touch-screen display operation. Multi-state mode setting functions to meet work requirements under different circumstances. The use of flexible drive technology F3-G car fault diagnostic computer has good scalability to meet current automotive electronic control systems of various communication bus testing.
The global mainstream cars in various models to test the system on a variety of models of some systems to achieve the original detection function test results. Built-in high-speed, low-speed CAN-BUS, a connector can be measured all the CAN-BUS vehicles. Fully supports all OBD-II protocols

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Unlocked Tacho Pro 2008 Odometer Correction Review

First let's watch a vedio about Tacho Pro 2008

Tacho pro Universal is the most sold programming-device for digital speedometers worldwide. The system is a high-quality tool, which offers a maximum of flexibility and working comfort despite simplest operation. You can serve almost any vehicle with the Tacho Universal.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

X-VCI Porsche Piwis 1 review

In the non-disintegration (or just remove the individual parts) under the conditions determined car technical condition, failure to identify the location and cause of the inspection. Including the detection and diagnosis of automotive engine, chassis detection and diagnosis, auto body and accessories as well as the detection and diagnosis of vehicle exhaust pollutants and noise detection and so on.
Xtool X-VCI box not only support J2534 reprogramming, but it is also the device of OEM scan. J2534 is the har-dware standard for OEM scan.Ford, Mazda, Landrover and Jaguar use J2534 standard for scan now.so Xtooltech X-vci can work with many original diagnostic softwares, and same function as the original tools.
Xtool X-VCI box have arrived,if you need,please contact me,our skype:obd2works,and now the Xtool X-VCI box price $1,199.99.To buy the product,click the link:
X-VCI Prosche Piwis 1 Features
1. Same functions as porsche kts520
2. Fucntion: Diagnosis + Programming + key copier
3. Car testing year: From 1996 to 2010
4. Software version: V29
5. Update: HDD update
Protocol Support
RP1210A, RP1210B, and J2534 API support
Bluetooth vehicle-to-PC wireless connectivity
USB vehicle-to-PC connectivity
Protocol coverage for automotive to heavy duty vehicles:
CAN - J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
2nd CAN - J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
Automatic bit rate detection for both CAN channels
ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)
ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141)
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fast times at Rolls-Royce

There is something outlandish about the Wraith, even mysterious. The shape of it, the size. The Ghost-derived fastback coupe has a brooding, almost menacing stage presence that is markedly different from any other Rolls-Royce model, present or past.

The Wraith is very large – much more so in the metal than it appears in photographs. Its roofline is 13in lower than that of a Range Rover, but the Rolls is fully 11in longer end to end. Those famous Rolls grille strakes are deeply recessed to impart the look of a fighter jet’s gaping air intake, and even the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament seems a little urgent, canted forward like an Olympic ski jumper.

The car has a more hunkered, angry stance than the plutocratic Phantom Coupé, though like that car, the Wraith makes no effort to conceal its enormity with visual sleight of hand. It is big, with broad shoulders and a laser-sharp beltline crease that makes it supremely disposed to two-tone paint jobs (Rolls offers some 40,000 off-the-shelf colour combinations).

In the golf-and-cocktails-disposed commune of Scottsdale, Arizona, a brief stoplight meeting with the much smaller, though still hardly petite, Bentley Continental GT highlighted the Wraith’s grandiosity – and served as a reminder that despite the motoring media’s gnawing need to imagine that every vehicle has at least one prime rival at whose heels it hungrily nips, some simply do not. That is the Wraith. It is a luxury coupe that defies comparison with other luxury coupes. Shoppers smitten by the Wraith are not fastidiously comparing warranty specifics or EPA mileage figures with the Continental GT or the Mercedes-Benz CL or the Ferrari FF. The Wraith is, simply stated, too fast, too large and too opulent to qualify as anything other than a purchase of passion.

The passenger compartment is a stupendous place to while away the miles. The broad-rim steering wheel, the tall dashboard and the expansive hood’s chrome centreline impart the requisite sense of occasion. Hides are aromatic and impossibly supple, and the optional lambswool floor mats positively demand the doffing of shoes. The front seats are as outsize as the rest of the car, but the back seats hold their own. Despite its rakish roofline, the Wraith is a genuine four-seat automobile; its two-place rear compartment accommodated this writer’s 6ft 2in frame with ease.

The Wraith’s starting price in the United States is a cool $288,600 – “But we’ll never sell one for that”, says Richard Carter, the marque’s impeccably attired director of global communications. And, of course, he’s right.

A liberally optioned Wraith – which is to say any Wraith – is a world of wonder: the Starlight Headliner ($12,925), with its 1,340 hand-placed fibre-optic points of light, is as neat a trick as ever, and Canadel Panelling ($9,500 to $12,500, depending on wood species) is a high feat of artisanship. The open-pore veneer panel that lines each colossal coach door, its grain aligned at a perfect 55 degrees, is the largest swath of wood ever used in a production car. The Wraith is awash in such superlatives, the memorisation and frequent recitation of which may prove compulsory among owners.

The tested car’s bottom line was more than $373,000, and it came in without such confections as $4,600 personalised treadplates or a $9,100 gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy ornament. And should a buyer wish to hire the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team to craft, say, a titanium ski rack or colour-matched ostrich-hide seats, well… 

On the road, this most driver-centric of Rolls-Royces is swift and silent. The 624-horsepower twin-turbo V12 engine does its job invisibly; only during full-throttle sprints do occupants hear its distant burble. “Sporty” is a word that, when applied to the Wraith, makes Rolls-Royce officials scowl and wag fingers. Their coupe – despite its prodigious capacity for speed – is not sporty, and it is certainly not a sports car. (At 5400lbs, it weighs as much as two Subaru BRZs.) Carter waves off questions related to Nürburgring lap times and other bourgeois measures of a car’s athleticism. “The Wraith is the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo,” he says, exquisitely rolled Rs and suave flip of the hand accentuating his point. “It is that simple.”

Indeed, there is no “sport” button on the centre console, and no tachometer amid the gauge cluster (counting revolutions per minute is so… mechanical). In the tach’s stead sits a Power Reserve gauge. Similar to the small dial on the dashboard of a Bugatti Veyron, the Wraith’s percentage gauge is marked from zero to 100, and presents the driver with a somewhat less-than-scientific report of what remains beneath his or her right foot at any given speed. Wafting along at an already extralegal 80mph, the needle hovers at 90%, suggesting the engine has some 560hp left to deliver. It is an impressive, if slightly whimsical, feature, one that constantly reminds the driver of the car’s enormous untapped potential.

Rolls-Royce is ever-reluctant to discuss stopwatch-derived measurements of the Wraith’s athletic abilities, but notes that it will make the journey from zero to 60mph in 4.4 seconds and press on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Ungoverned top speed is, for now, unmentioned, but there seems little question that despite its weight and defiant front end, the big coupe could flirt with 200mph.

Buoying this performance is Rolls-Royce’s satellite-aided transmission, the first application of the technology. In short, the system watches the map for upcoming curves, corners, motorway junctions and roundabouts, and engages the proper gear in advance. Says Carter, “It’s like having your butler lean in and whisper, ‘I've gone ahead and selected sixth gear for this one, sir.’” It's a delightful sketch, but in truth, satellite-aided transmission seems a bit like the emperor’s new clothes: We accept that it is there because we are told so, but in reality, we can’t see a thing. And maybe that’s the point. Carter asserts that Rolls-Royce’s corporate parent, the BMW Group, was so impressed by the Wraith’s cartographically cognizant cogs that it plans to implement the feature in future BMW models. So there.

The first car to carry the Wraith name, from 1938, was sold to coachbuilders as a running chassis, which guaranteed that every one of the 492 examples looked different. And that is the impression imparted by this new Wraith. It feels entirely singular, as if the one you are driving is the first and only one ever made. That suits Rolls-Royce just fine.

“Rolls-Royce is not a company focused on volume,” Carter says. “Rolls-Royce is a company focused on profit.”


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Auto Scanner T80 For Japan Cars

Now Auto Scanner T80 price is $79.99
Auto Scanner T80 Features & Benefits:
1. Supports data stream or live engine data(near 300 live data)
2. Displays the vehicle's sensors status information
3. Reads Generic Codes(P0,P2, P3,U0) and Manufacturer Specific Codes (P1, P3, and U1);
4. Erases trouble codes and resets check engine lights;
5. Displays I/M readiness status;
6. Detects OBD2 freeze frame information;
7. Determines the malfunction indicator lamp(MIL) status;
8. Identifies and displays Pending Codes;
9. Retrieves VIN(Vehicle Identification No.) on 2002 and newer vehicles that support mode 9
10.Wider vehicle coverage with CAN protocol support
11.Displays total of codes retrieved, record all trouble code history
12.Code definitions displayed on unit color-screen
13.Unit upgradeable via flash programming
14.Easy to use with friendly menu interface
15.Large, 2.8inch easy-to-read color LCD display
16.Language: English
17. Four live data graph can be selected by the user;
T80 Specifications:
Display: backlight, 2.8inch color-screen display with contrast adjustment.
Operating temperature: 0 to 50C (32 to 122 F).
Storage temperature: -20 to 70C (-4 to 158 F).
Power: 8 to 16 Volts provided via vehicle power.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

HiTag2 V3.1 Programmer Instructions

HiTag2 v3.1 programmer is universal keys programmer, with additional options of keys programming from dump and PIN extraction. Just insert blank key or appropriate transponder you need to program. Device detects transponder type and will do everything automatically!

I used to know some BMW users, they usually ask “I only have one BMW key, I want to match another key, in case the original key get lost” “ I lost my original BMW X5…key accidentally, I need a new key, please tell me what should I do” and more questions. If you also have the same questions, our locksmith usually will turn to BMW key programmer for help, then which BMW key programmer can help you match a new BMW key? Please read the following parts.
How to use HiTag2 V3.1 Programmer
Close all of the doors, the trunk and the hood.
Place the key in the ignition and turn it to position one, "Accessory". Turn it back to "Off". Do this four more times and remove the key from the ignition when you are done.
Press and hold the "unlock" button and then press and release the "lock" button three times. Release the "unlock" button. If the locks cycle, then you have done this correctly. Repeat this step for each key you wish to program.
Inset the key in the ignition and turn it to "Accessory" to exit programming mode.
HiTag2 V3.1 Programmer Functions:

1.BMW (CAS1/2/3/3 +) at 912/9S12 immo + remote control, editing, KM, VIN, reading data from the key, read / write eeprom of the transponder, reading data from remote
2.AUDI (Kessy) on 93C66 immo + remote, read PIN, edit VIN number and immo
3.VW (Kessy) on 93C86 immo + remote, read PIN, edit VIN number and immo
4.PORSCHE (Kessy) on 93C86 immo + remote, read PIN, edit VIN number and immo
5.BENTLEY (Kessy) on 93C86 immo + remote, read PIN, edit VIN number and immo
6.CHRYSLER (State) on the 95040/95080 immo + remote, read PIN, VIN Edition
7.LAND ROVER (EWSх) to immo 9S12, editing VIN
8.NISSAN (NATS) at 95,080 immo
9.OPEL (CIM) in the 9S12 immo + remote, read PIN, VIN Edition
10.RENAULT (UCH) on 93C66 immo + remote, read PIN, VIN Edition
11.SAAB (CIM) for the 93LC66 immo + pilot edition of the VIN
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Key Pro M8 Auto Key Programmer

MVP Key Pro M8 Auto Key Programmer is a newly released key programmer which can work for almost all makes of vehicles worldwide made before 2013 year. If the vehicle you have can not find a suitable key programmer, MVP Key Pro M8 Auto key programmer will not let you down.
Key Pro M8
Firstly, you should know what your car year, make, and model and sometimes even cars vin code. Second, you should buy one auto key programmer like MVP Key Pro M8, ck-100, ak90 and so on. You should choose one fits your car, this you can consult from customer service. Thirdly, you should also buy blanks keys. Finally, you can use your devices and to copy keys for your car.
There are a lot of key programmers in the obd2 tool market, such as Ford VCM IDS, SBB Key Programmer, and MVP Key Pro M8 Auto Key Programmer. Among all the auto key programmers, MVP Key Pro M8 Auto Key Programmer is one of most favorite tools by auto repair companies and drivers.
The tool supports all keys lost program and is able to generate keys and remote for the auto, enabling drivers to create a key wherever they can connect to the internet.
Besides, M8 Key Programming Tool support online update and have 100 token with the package. The 100 token package makes the tool quite unique and cost effective.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

ECU Chip Tuning Carprog Full V5.31 With 21 Full Adapter Car prog With All Software

Carprog V5.31 is a powerful ECU Chip program tool,This tool will come with all softwares for radio, odometer, dashboard, immobilizer.Carprog is make in China.It don’t allow you to update software online.If you try to update software online,the software will broken.Now the price of CARPROG FULL V5.31 only $62.99 on obd2works.com.
CARPROG FULL V5.31 Function:
1. Make the Universal tool - CARPROG inside have powerful 16-bit MPU and full set of automotive interface drivers. In basic version you will get hardware with extra functions: 12 input/output pins forEEPROM in-circuit programmer, future possibility's to make on the same hardware Microcontroller programmer, Immobiliser Transponder Key programmer with antenna adapter for 125/134 kHz, K-line diagnostic (dashboard odometer programming, immobilizer key programming), CAN line diagnostic,+5V/+12V output, USB, power supply only from USB.
2. Make the Low Cost tool - with CARPROG basic you will receive many extra functions (like car radio code calculator CC1, EEPROM programmer and VAG dashboard's programmer by CAN) and all additional software's you can buy extra according your need.
3. Make it User Friendly - Windows XP software, works without any installations, on all PC, use USB to PC link, all adapters schematics diagrams on-line.
What you can do with Carprog?
1. Make the Universal tool - CARPROG inside have powerful 16-bit MPU and full set of automotive interface drivers. In basic version you will get hardware with extra functions: 12 input/output pins forEEPROM in-circuit programmer, future possibility's to make on the same hardware Microcontroller programmer, Immobiliser Transponder Key programmer with antenna adapter for 125/134 kHz, K-line diagnostic (dashboard odometer programming, immobilizer key programming), CAN line diagnostic,+5V/+12V output, USB, power supply only from USB.
2. Make the Low Cost tool - with CARPROG basic you will receive many extra functions (like car radio code calculator CC1, EEPROM programmer and VAG dashboard's programmer by CAN) and all additional software's you can buy extra according your need.
3. Make it User Friendly - Windows XP software, works without any installations, on all PC, use USB to PC link, all adapters schematics diagrams on-line.
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A $10,000 Vespa?

What price Italian style?
With only 500 examples bound for North America, the largely hand-built Vespa 946 was conceived to appeal to longtime collectors of the iconic Italian scooter. Available with either a 125cc or 150cc engine, it is the first Vespa to blend aluminium into its steel body. Pricing starts at $9,946 in the US, excluding title, tax and registration fees – more than double the starting price of a Vespa LX 150. (Photo: Piaggio USA)
Nissan’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ hits New York streets
After a fraught gestation, the first of Nissan’s NV200-based taxis began picking up fares in New York City. The compact van was selected in 2012 by a panel that included the city’s taxi and limousine commission to become New York’s official taxicab – a status held in practice, but not officially, by the long-serving, near-ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria yellow cab, which left production in 2012. A New York Supreme Court judge, however, ruled in October 2013 that the city government could not dictate purchase choices to taxi owners. Meanwhile, Nissan cites eight dealerships in the metro area that sell the NV200-based cabs. (Photo: Nissan North America)
Toyota and skateboard-lifestyle brand team up
Ahead of the Specialty Equipment Market Association show, commonly known as SEMA, Toyota unveiled a collaboration with the skateboard shoe and apparel company DC Shoes. The DC Shoes Tacoma starts with a double-cab version of the best-selling pickup truck, then adds a snow plow, a telescoping rear ramp for easy loading and unloading of snowmobiles, multiple storage bays and a pop-up tent. The purely conceptual model will be on display at the industry-only show from 5 to 8 November. (Toyota Motor Sales)

Suzuki previews Tokyo concept CUVs
Four conceptual compact utility vehicles from the Japanese manufacturer are destined for the Tokyo motor show, where press previews begin November 23. Suzuki, whose US arm entered bankruptcy protection in March 2013, remains a strong player in its home market as well as in emerging markets such as India and China. The concepts play off of Japan’s tradition of so-called kei cars – superminis designed to resemble larger vehicles – with an emphasis on personality and efficiency. (Photo: Suzuki Motor)
Audi prices A3 under $30,000 in US
Issuing a direct challenge to the sub-$30,000 Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi announced pricing for its coming 2015 A3 compact sedan, which is scheduled to arrive in North American showrooms in early 2014. The A3, sold in Europe and elsewhere in a hatchback body style, will eventually spawn a convertible version and receive optional gasoline-electric and turbodiesel powertrains. Starting at $29,900 excluding destination charge, the A3 is priced on a par with the CLA. German and Japanese luxury brands are revamping the bottom of their product lines to appeal to younger buyers. (Photo: Audi of America)