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Hi all,

I'm thinking about getting an android tablet to keep in my truck that would be dedicated to running the Torque Pro app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque&hl=en

It would be a replacement for my Scanguage II (http://www.scangauge.com/products/scangaugeii/

Keeping the scanguage plugged in all the time drains the battery, so I was considering getting a bluetooth OBDII adapter that has an auto-sleep function. I currently have a Motorola Razr Maxx HD as my phone, but I feel like the screen is too small which is why I was considering a smallish tablet. The app has the ability to record/overlay video in real time, so I think I would need at least a dual core processor, maybe more? Since it would be plugged in all the time battery life isn't critical, but a good amount of sleep time while the vehicle is off would be a plus. Preferably something that doesn't require a data plan, and it must have good blutooth and some sort of windshield/vehicle mount available.

Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by pirates712 View Post

Hi all,

I'm thinking about getting an android tablet to keep in my truck that would be dedicated to running the Torque Pro app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque&hl=en

It would be a replacement for my Scanguage II (http://www.scangauge.com/products/scangaugeii/

Keeping the scanguage plugged in all the time drains the battery, so I was considering getting a bluetooth OBDII adapter that has an auto-sleep function. I currently have a Motorola Razr Maxx HD as my phone, but I feel like the screen is too small which is why I was considering a smallish tablet. The app has the ability to record/overlay video in real time, so I think I would need at least a dual core processor, maybe more? Since it would be plugged in all the time battery life isn't critical, but a good amount of sleep time while the vehicle is off would be a plus. Preferably something that doesn't require a data plan, and it must have good blutooth and some sort of windshield/vehicle mount available.

Any thoughts?

if this is purely for tuning as you are a so called ricer do not do it.

wast of bloody time.

go down to a tuner and get them to dyno tune your car and then leave it like that, or go for a after market mfi like go-tech or something that is good.

but if you are looking at performance then do the std.

cam
air filter
header + pipe
and baffle sump


one that is done try and get a fuel pump that will give more pressure , this will help with the higher RPM when you are doing 9K+


then if you are really going to do stuff get your crank knife edged flywheel lightened


when i was racing i spent a fortune doing all of this and can say i had the second fastest 1400 in south africa at the time. my buddy Duncan had the fastest.


anyway..

where you live and then i can suggest a few places
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if this is purely for tuning as you are a so called ricer do not do it.

wast of bloody time.

go down to a tuner and get them to dyno tune your car and then leave it like that, or go for a after market mfi like go-tech or something that is good.

but if you are looking at performance then do the std.

cam
air filter
header + pipe
and baffle sump


one that is done try and get a fuel pump that will give more pressure , this will help with the higher RPM when you are doing 9K+


then if you are really going to do stuff get your crank knife edged flywheel lightened


when i was racing i spent a fortune doing all of this and can say i had the second fastest 1400 in south africa at the time. my buddy Duncan had the fastest.


anyway..

where you live and then i can suggest a few places

all this silly gadget of his does is give fuel mileage and engine trouble codes. he is not in the actual league of tuning his car properly and racing. dont worry about him.
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Wow guys, thanks. I appreciate it.
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Grab a cheap import Android tablet. Some of those 7" ones for less than a hundred bucks would do the job (e.g. ZeePad)
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