AlfaOBD alternatives?

18harvest

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Well my dealer charges 60.00 bucks for flashing a sales code that they can.with the alpha i added,travel link,power folding mirrors,auto dimming mirror.180.00 worth of stuff with two of the three the dealer can't do.even with the obd connector price included I am 20 dollars ahead with way more options if need be.
 

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Well my dealer charges 60.00 bucks for flashing a sales code that they can.with the alpha i added,travel link,power folding mirrors,auto dimming mirror.180.00 worth of stuff with two of the three the dealer can't do.even with the obd connector price included I am 20 dollars ahead with way more options if need be.
Your dealership sounds like a keeper. The minimum at mine is $140 even if they do nothing. They consider it a "diagnostic fee"...if the repair cost is less than that, it's still $140...
 

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$60 is ridiculously under priced IMO. He could double the price and you're still under the standard minimum $140 for each of the things AlfaOBD can do for you.
To each their own, I suppose. It is certainly an incredibly useful tool.
 

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I'm going to say not really. You have JScan. I might be wrong, but it doesn't directly support trucks, it's mostly Jeep.
It is easier to use and nicer than AlphaOBD, which is ugly.
JScan officially supports the RAMs. Very easy to use, but I do find the odd setting missing (like enabling auto dimming headlights). You can download and connect with it to see if the functions you want are present.
 

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Another vote for AlphaOBD and the MX+, it's not pretty but it works well and covers a broad range of vehicle functionality.

@67440dodge what leads you to beleive that it's built by a Russian developer?
 

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Another vote for AlphaOBD and the MX+, it's not pretty but it works well and covers a broad range of vehicle functionality.

@67440dodge what leads you to beleive that it's built by a Russian developer?
Well his name is Alexi, and Russia has A LOT of developers. Personally, I could care less. Those who are motivated by things other than profit don't charge you for the app and I've worked with Russian developers before, nice guys, very helpful.
 

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Well his name is Alexi, and Russia has A LOT of developers. Personally, I could care less. Those who are motivated by things other than profit don't charge you for the app and I've worked with Russian developers before, nice guys, very helpful.
Alexi is a name that one could find in any number of Eastern European countries (Ukraine and Poland come to mind). I don't care either, it's a little too "conspiracy theory" for me. :happy175:

I agree with your assertion re app fees and profit.
 
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I've worked in IT since 1993.. I've been a Unix/Windows/Mac/email/web/database admin for a good chunk of it. The last 12 yrs of my IT career were working in cybersecurity, I've tracked many a hacker, script kiddie, scam artist, phisher over the years and got to be pretty good at it, and worked closely with law enforcement when it became necessary.

I used various tools that are freely available to track individuals and companies online. AlfaODB is hosted at a web hosting company located in Moscow, Russia. The fact someone mentioned his name is Alexei kinda confirms he's not living in Mexico accesssing ECM's before they are installed. Jscan is housed in a ISP located in Zagan, Poland. (FYI, Ramforum and it's mothership appears to be based in Arizona but hides behind load balancers at Cloud Flare and uses Google for their mail servers)

Are they both legit? I hope so...
 

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JScan officially supports the RAMs. Very easy to use, but I do find the odd setting missing (like enabling auto dimming headlights). You can download and connect with it to see if the functions you want are present.
I have JScan myself and it does support rams but not as much as alpha. When I had my 2011 ram it would do a lot more than it will with my 2015.
 
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$60 is ridiculously under priced IMO. He could double the price and you're still under the standard minimum $140 for each of the things AlfaOBD can do for you.
Just like a free ad blocker on Firefox is way underpriced to block the ridiculous ads... Buy an electric Hyundai or refinish my furniture on a truck site? seriously? I could donate $10 to their cause and still have $30 left over what a supporting membership gets me with the same results
 
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