Hey Leftye: Are you particular about which one of these programming units you use? I have used Hyper Tech on a 96 Suburban..... Surely they have made some technological advances since 96... Do you know if they have one for the 04 SSR? Do you know what gains one might expect?Marc NY said:ODBII is the second generation of On Board Diagnostics. The port leaftye is talking about is where you connect your computer, laptop, handheld devices and or other diagnostic equipment to. This also is where the newest New York Inspection requirements will be plugged into as well. It is located under the dash near the steering column.
Here is some addtional information you need to know before making any changes:
OBD-II and performance tuning
While the vast number of drivers want nothing more than dependable, economical transportation, many of us are looking to OBD-II for extra performance. Earlier on-board computer systems had chips that could be replaced to adjust engine parameters for extra speed and power. While the OBD-II systems are sealed and do not allow chip replacement, they do provide a real time data acquisition system that is useful to tuners.
Power loaders can actually reprogram the performance parameters of the OBD-II system to accommodate performance options. At the current time the number of models they can service is limited, but the range is being extended. Changes can alter your emissions.
Be sure the person doing your reprogramming keeps the car in compliance with EPA emission standards other wise it will fail and you will have to deprogram the chip.
However, you could reprogram it right after the inspection. If you use a device i.e. Hyper Tech or any of the other various units out there, you will have to remember that once your VIN# is detected you can't reprogram any other vehicle using that device. (It keeps your VIN# in memory)
I might have to agree a wee bit with Randy's point of view...redroadster said:Yeah... right... I understand...
Maybe I need to look up Cruzned, drink that Portugese hooch and drive my '04 as is....
The phrase "more trouble than it's worth" comes to mind. Oh, well, different strokes, and all that...