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    Hei.

    I'm looking for a car diagnose kit. Can anyone say which one is better - carsoft or INPA ? Or is there even better one (although it should be in the same price class).
     
     

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    GT1 is better-saw it for £800 this morning-genuine on sale down from £2000,a bit over most peoples budget though
     
     

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    Carsoft is easier to use. With Inpa you have to know exactly what module you are trying to connect to.

    Unless you buy an ADS interface, connectivity might be better with Carsoft.

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    1. What is an ADS interface ?

    2. So, the Carsoft is better ?
     
     

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    Carsoft is very easy to use so long as you get the genuine stuff
     
     

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    OK. But still if I don't care about the interface which makes it easy to use. Does the Inpa do the work better ? Has it more options do diagnose ? Is it more reliable reading fault codes and etc? Does it help to diagnose not genuine stuff ?
     
     

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    How do you mean "not genuine stuff"?

    INPA is excellent, gives you alot of information about the modules you connected to, coding data, also digital & anologue readouts, but you need to know what you're looking at. If you're unfamiliar with certain technical terminolgy, or have no clue at all, INPA would be a mind-blower, not just using it but setting it up to get it working can be very complex, so you also need a good head with computers in general.

    An ADS interface is the official BMW way of connecting your equipment (laptop etc) to the car, and what Edibias talks to.
    Edibias is the platform that INPA, NCS expert, winKFP etc all work on. It is needed for them to run.

    You can use OBD > USB cables quite successfully, as i do myself, but an ADS interface is needed for full use of all the programs.

    Ive never used carsoft but i cant imagine is goes as in depth as INPA does, but INPA only works on BMWs.
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