GeneralScan Tools - forscanLite vs +-$1000 autel
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TheFakeMrSneaky
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Hello, like title says. I currently have two different $10-$20 wireless scanners and I use forscan and other random scanning apps. But I am looking at making a very UNNECESSARY jump to one of those sick scanners off Amazon. Autel is a big one but their are some others. I want one just to have one tbh.

But main question is have you used one? Have you compared then to cheapo scanners?
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If you're making that jump and look at it as unnecessary then I would ask what are you using it for? If I were to make that jump it'd be because of my truck in which case I wouldn't get one like that, I would get the IDS from Ford or find one on Craigslist already loaded onto a computer.
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002 wrote If you're making that jump and look at it as unnecessary then I would ask what are you using it for? If I were to make that jump it'd be because of my truck in which case I wouldn't get one like that, I would get the IDS from Ford or find one on Craigslist already loaded onto a computer.


Never thought of looking at craigslist. I'm still looking at $1000+ products. Between autel and Launch. The ford one would be nice being we only own fords currently. The scan tool is still honestly just to have cause I think their fancy. I do own a 6.0 that's having injector issues so I guess if I got something like this I might be able to maintain the truck right now and throughout the future. Not sure on end goal quite yet. My grandpa owns a shop but he didn't have much input. Only has used snap on scanners I guess.
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I use a Autel Mk808 at work daily. Ofcourse an expensive scanner will outperform anything in the $20 range, especially when it comes to live troubleshooting. Id personally recommend looking into a BAFX wireless scanner if you want to go that route. If you want a OBD plug in type scanner that's affordable consider the AutelAL319.
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