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Ok, I stated my enthusiasm on Korean Unicorn's build page. I was given a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet from my grandparents a few day's ago and it was something they didn't like so I asked to have it. It does not run on android, it runs on windows 8, so I do not have the Tork app for android but I have an app that is basically identical. It does require an OBDII Bluetooth dongle though for it to work. The question here though is that I can mount it, run the aux cable and charger to it and have my phone connected to the car to be able to take calls through the phone. However, I just went to look at where the OBDII plug in is in the car, and it is covered by a little cover. After some inspection, I noticed I can not plug the dongle in without having to take the cover off. If you guys have the dongle, did you have to drill or dremel through the little cover to be able to plug in the dongle? Or did you just take it off completely when wanting to use it?
 

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two simple clips on the obd2 plug and you can move it and let it just sit behind the cover.
 
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Ok. Update! I got the new suction cup mount, its a little wobbly but it still works great so it is definitely going to stay. However, I came across a problem when buying a mini OBD2 dongle. Apparently if it comes from Amazon in a lesser packaging, it happens to have a problem translating the data to the OBD2 app. So now I am trying to hunt down a dongle that will translate no problems.

My question is if you guys have experience in this, what is the dongle to buy? Preferably off Amazon since I have prime and its free shipping. If not then just a link would be great. Its currently 3:30 am and I just got back from a fishing trip and I am too lazy to look in Korean Unicorn's build and search for the page where he said the name. I will look tomorrow and research that and also provide some links to the videos where I heard the guy explain why this dongle does not work.
 

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Ok. Update! I got the new suction cup mount, its a little wobbly but it still works great so it is definitely going to stay. However, I came across a problem when buying a mini OBD2 dongle. Apparently if it comes from Amazon in a lesser packaging, it happens to have a problem translating the data to the OBD2 app. So now I am trying to hunt down a dongle that will translate no problems.

My question is if you guys have experience in this, what is the dongle to buy? Preferably off Amazon since I have prime and its free shipping. If not then just a link would be great. Its currently 3:30 am and I just got back from a fishing trip and I am too lazy to look in Korean Unicorn's build and search for the page where he said the name. I will look tomorrow and research that and also provide some links to the videos where I heard the guy explain why this dongle does not work.
This works perfect with no glitches but does cost a little more than others.

http://www.amazon.com/MCR-DLC-3500M-Diagnostics-Blackberry-compatible/dp/B00NGWILB4
 

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Thanks. I will fork out the money in a few weeks hopefully. Birthday is coming up so I have a little spending money.
 

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That's. A good a good part..in the last link..
 

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My question is if you guys have experience in this, what is the dongle to buy? Preferably off Amazon since I have prime and its free shipping. If not then just a link would be great. Its currently 3:30 am and I just got back from a fishing trip and I am too lazy to look in Korean Unicorn's build and search for the page where he said the name. I will look tomorrow and research that and also provide some links to the videos where I heard the guy explain why this dongle does not work.


This is the one I have used for a while now and have had zero issues with. I only paid $16.99 for it on Amazon when I picked it up. It was recommended by several different people including the developer of the Torque Pro app. Plus, it works on my phone and tablet flawlessly. I've used it between several vehicles now with no issues. It pretty much just stays plugged into the Sportage most of the time. I haven't hooked it to the Forte, or even sought out the OBD2 plug yet, so I have no idea what cover the OP is referring to(headed to the garage now lol). Btw, if any Android users are looking for the Torque Pro APK file, just shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do ;)
 

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This is the one I have used for a while now and have had zero issues with. I only paid $16.99 for it on Amazon when I picked it up. It was recommended by several different people including the developer of the Torque Pro app. Plus, it works on my phone and tablet flawlessly. I've used it between several vehicles now with no issues. It pretty much just stays plugged into the Sportage most of the time. I haven't hooked it to the Forte, or even sought out the OBD2 plug yet, so I have no idea what cover the OP is referring to(headed to the garage now lol). Btw, if any Android users are looking for the Torque Pro APK file, just shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do ;)
Thanks. I appreciate it. I'm looking to order a new one withing the week and it will probably be that one. As for the cover, it's just the little hole below the steering wheel to the left. Rip it off and the obd2 port is there. Two clips in the back let you pull it off to stick behind the cover with a dingle attached. It cut be covered up where it is currently located if you put the dongle on it.
 

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Hi guys,

Quick question, I'm trying to get some ECU data for Tork pertaining to my tune, what kind of information can I retrieve from the app? Mainly looking to see if it's doing anything weird with boost and fueling (being the big one). I'm assuming all you need is OBD2 dongle to hook it up yes? Thanks, I'd like to avoid taking it anywhere for price reasons to have a shop do it and I can't take it to the dealer.
 

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Hi guys,

Quick question, I'm trying to get some ECU data for Tork pertaining to my tune, what kind of information can I retrieve from the app? Mainly looking to see if it's doing anything weird with boost and fueling (being the big one). I'm assuming all you need is OBD2 dongle to hook it up yes? Thanks, I'd like to avoid taking it anywhere for price reasons to have a shop do it and I can't take it to the dealer.
With Torque Pro and Kia Advanced you can pretty much log anything your heart desires if it has a sensor you can log it (except oil temp and trans temp). Biggest thing is figuring out how to set it up.
 
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Cool, I'll grab the Torque Pro app then. Any BT OBD2 yeah? Found several on Amazon for dirt cheap.
 

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I second that question..
 

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We are supposed to be the YD but I am using right now the TD-A. I will have to try the YD
 

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I tried the YD last night, and still cannot get the A/T gear indicator to work in Torque Pro. The only thing it says is P/N/R. It flashes green on the tile, like it's trying to get a reading, but doesn't go steady green like the other ones do when it gets a reading. Has anyone ever gotten this one to work? Lol. I installed the racing meter plugin for Torque, and was able to program in the different gears, at 2k RPM, and that works great. Definitely check out that plugin, it's pretty sweet, with the shift lights and all that. The only thing is that you can't program in PID's yet, and a couple of them don't pull data, like voltage. It also seems to calculate HP at the wheel estimated better than Torque as you put in your vehicle weight, and then your weight, and also the radius of your wheels, and even a drag coefficient, if you really want to get technical.
 

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On the other app you need to add in the gear ratios . Not sure but does the torque app request it? On Defi it just calculates it bay itself . But Defi is just a gauge reader not a full blown app like torque in the iOS form
 

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Torque Pro with the Kia paid for plugin grabs the PID, along with a bunch of other Kia specific ones, and is "supposed" to show you what gear you are in, pulling same data as the display in your stock gauge cluster. (Auto Trans) It doesn't work.. I emailed the developer two days ago, but have not heard back yet. Was wondering if anyone ever got it working. That's the only thing that doesn't work that I have noticed so far.
 
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