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Trying to find a good OBD2 scanner, I've looked at the tech2s and the ones that are update to date are a bit out of my price range(trying to stay under/around $500) the other challenge is on the tech2 I believe there's a $1400/year subscription cost..

so far this seems to be the top contender:
INNOVA 3160

I have seen the USB scanners and owned one...but I'm looking for a little something more.
 

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I use the torque app on my phone and a blue tooth obd2 adaptor. Are you looking for just a scanner or are you looking for a tuner?
 

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Believe me you don't need a Tech II or anything half that much do do what you want. Only thing you need is the android app Torque Pro and a $30 max OBDII card enabled with bluetooth.
 

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I have both the TechII and Torque Pro. Unless you're an Apple guy get the Torque Pro and a Bluetooth OBDII port adaptor. I paid $10 for mine, just make sure it's american car compliant.

 

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Plus with the Torque Pro APP you can text or email the log so you can have a better look at it and study it. Like this.

Vehicle VIN: 1G1AJ55F977161789
Vehicle Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Vehicle Calibration ID: 126

Test report:
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MID:$01 TID:$01
Rich to Lean sensor threshold voltage(constant) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$01 TID:$02
Lean to Rich sensor threshold voltage(constant) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$01 TID:$03
Low sensor Voltage for switch time calculation - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 0.45018V Min: 0.45018V
Test result value: 0.45018V
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$04
High sensor Voltage for switch time calculation - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 0.65026V Min: 0.65026V
Test result value: 0.65026V
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$05
Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 99ms Min: 0ms
Test result value: 17ms
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$06
Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 70ms Min: 0ms
Test result value: 16ms
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$80
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 65,535Changes Min: 32Changes
Test result value: 153Changes
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$81
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 65,535Changes Min: 32Changes
Test result value: 151Changes
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8a
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 480Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8b
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 1.07494V Min: 0.72309V
Test result value: 0.80154V
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8c
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 0.24424V Min: 0V
Test result value: 0.0571V
PASS
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MID:$21 TID:$4d
- Catalyst Monitor Bank 1
Max: 1mHz Min: 4,177mHz
Test result value: 19,744mHz
FAIL
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MID:$21 TID:$a0
- Catalyst Monitor Bank 1
Max: 0.99939 Min: 0.3498
Test result value: 0.99927
PASS
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MID:$3a TID:$c0
- EVAP Monitor (cap off)
Max: 10L Min: 0L
Test result value: 2.472L
PASS
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MID:$3a TID:$c1
- EVAP Monitor (cap off)
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$3c TID:$c8
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 0.49999Ratio Min: 0Ratio
Test result value: 0Ratio
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$c9
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 0.72655Ratio Min: 0Ratio
Test result value: 0.03516Ratio
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$ca
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 1Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$cb
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 1Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c4
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 6,553.5S Min: 60S
Test result value: 60S
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c5
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 2,500Pa Min: -8,000Pa
Test result value: 302.5Pa
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c6
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 60S Min: 0S
Test result value: 0.5S
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c7
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 40L Min: 10L
Test result value: 10.016L
PASS
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MID:$41 TID:$d2
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 1
Max: 8Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$41 TID:$d3
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 1
Max: 2.001 Min: -3
Test result value: 0.045
PASS
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MID:$42 TID:$d2
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 2
Max: 8Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$42 TID:$d3
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 2
Max: 3.901 Min: -6.73
Test result value: 0.467
PASS
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MID:$90 TID:$02
Lean to Rich sensor threshold voltage(constant) -
Max: 450.64999A Min: 61.62A
Test result value: 655.20001A
FAIL
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MID:$a1 TID:$72
- Misfire Monitor General Data
Max: 40,989 Min: 10,432
Test result value: 9,904
FAIL
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MID:$a2 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 1 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a2 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 1 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a3 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 2 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a3 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 2 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 1Count
PASS
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MID:$a4 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 3 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a4 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 3 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a5 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 4 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a5 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 4 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a8 TID:$30
- Misfire Cylinder 7 Data
Max: 409.60001 Min: 5,641.7002
Test result value: 2,893.1001
FAIL
 

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A better question is what specifically do you need it for? Like others have said, the cheap ones will probably do just about everything you want.
Fair enough, the answer would be I won't know until I need it :p I would like to have one that reads ABS and SRS codes.

I know one of the Solus OBD2 scanners will give you diagnostic steps after you pull the codes. Though that's not a necessity..it would be nice.

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Plus with the Torque Pro APP you can text or email the log so you can have a better look at it and study it. Like this.

Vehicle VIN: 1G1AJ55F977161789
Vehicle Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Vehicle Calibration ID: 126

Test report:
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MID:$01 TID:$01
Rich to Lean sensor threshold voltage(constant) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$01 TID:$02
Lean to Rich sensor threshold voltage(constant) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$01 TID:$03
Low sensor Voltage for switch time calculation - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 0.45018V Min: 0.45018V
Test result value: 0.45018V
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$04
High sensor Voltage for switch time calculation - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 0.65026V Min: 0.65026V
Test result value: 0.65026V
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$05
Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 99ms Min: 0ms
Test result value: 17ms
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$06
Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 70ms Min: 0ms
Test result value: 16ms
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$80
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 65,535Changes Min: 32Changes
Test result value: 153Changes
PASS
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MID:$01 TID:$81
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1
Max: 65,535Changes Min: 32Changes
Test result value: 151Changes
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8a
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 480Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8b
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 1.07494V Min: 0.72309V
Test result value: 0.80154V
PASS
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MID:$02 TID:$8c
- O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2
Max: 0.24424V Min: 0V
Test result value: 0.0571V
PASS
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MID:$21 TID:$4d
- Catalyst Monitor Bank 1
Max: 1mHz Min: 4,177mHz
Test result value: 19,744mHz
FAIL
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MID:$21 TID:$a0
- Catalyst Monitor Bank 1
Max: 0.99939 Min: 0.3498
Test result value: 0.99927
PASS
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MID:$3a TID:$c0
- EVAP Monitor (cap off)
Max: 10L Min: 0L
Test result value: 2.472L
PASS
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MID:$3a TID:$c1
- EVAP Monitor (cap off)
Test incomplete or dependant test failed
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MID:$3c TID:$c8
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 0.49999Ratio Min: 0Ratio
Test result value: 0Ratio
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$c9
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 0.72655Ratio Min: 0Ratio
Test result value: 0.03516Ratio
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$ca
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 1Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$3c TID:$cb
- EVAP Monitor (0.040")
Max: 1Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c4
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 6,553.5S Min: 60S
Test result value: 60S
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c5
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 2,500Pa Min: -8,000Pa
Test result value: 302.5Pa
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c6
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 60S Min: 0S
Test result value: 0.5S
PASS
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MID:$3d TID:$c7
- EVAP Monitor (0.020")
Max: 40L Min: 10L
Test result value: 10.016L
PASS
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MID:$41 TID:$d2
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 1
Max: 8Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$41 TID:$d3
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 1
Max: 2.001 Min: -3
Test result value: 0.045
PASS
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MID:$42 TID:$d2
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 2
Max: 8Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$42 TID:$d3
- O2 Heater Monitor Bank 1 - Sensor 2
Max: 3.901 Min: -6.73
Test result value: 0.467
PASS
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MID:$90 TID:$02
Lean to Rich sensor threshold voltage(constant) -
Max: 450.64999A Min: 61.62A
Test result value: 655.20001A
FAIL
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MID:$a1 TID:$72
- Misfire Monitor General Data
Max: 40,989 Min: 10,432
Test result value: 9,904
FAIL
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MID:$a2 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 1 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a2 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 1 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a3 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 2 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a3 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 2 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 1Count
PASS
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MID:$a4 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 3 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a4 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 3 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a5 TID:$0b
EWMA Misfire counts (average) for last 10 drive cycles - Misfire Cylinder 4 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
----
MID:$a5 TID:$0c
Misfire counts for last/current driving cycles(calculated) - Misfire Cylinder 4 Data
Max: 65,535Count Min: 0Count
Test result value: 0Count
PASS
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MID:$a8 TID:$30
- Misfire Cylinder 7 Data
Max: 409.60001 Min: 5,641.7002
Test result value: 2,893.1001
FAIL
...Alright that's pretty cool.
 
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