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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Question PA Soft or INPA??

Im a new owner of a 2003 330i and Im looking for information between PA Soft and INPA. What are the difference between these two? if any. I been reading all over this web site about these two softwares and I see they both work kinda similar but what's the different between them and which is better for troubleshooting and updating ECU? Also where can I get a good copy of the program, I have seen them on Ebay and Craiglist but I dont know if I should trust these options. Im pretty good with computers and tools and my interest is in fixing my car by myself insted of paying hundreds to the dealer. Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
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PA Soft or INPA??

Thanks for the link but that's just another Forum were ill have to search and search like I been doing, as a matter of fact I have read some stuff in that website. I'm looking for a more direct answer to my questions, prefer ably from people that have used the programs.


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Old 06-20-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: PA Soft or INPA??

If you have to ask I would reccomend PA Soft 1.40 Its cheap and legal to buy and will do most of the coding and trouble shooting you need. Super fast to set up and easy to understand. Inpa ncs expert can do much more but for basic trouble shooting and enabling factory option PA Soft is a good way to go.

Edit: I'm not sure PA can update an ecu. Ebay or xcar360 would be fine for suppliers.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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Good info Brian thanks!!


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Pa Software 1.4 is very easy to use and will do a lot of the basic things you would need to do. INPA is more complicated and can do alot more. Start with PA soft and then get INPA when you need it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #7
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Roger that captain... 2-0 PA Soft


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Old 06-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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Order the PA!!!!! Thanks everyone for your suggestions
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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Some say while they are both great, the INPA can do coding, but you can also do damage with it, so it is a good idea to start with PA Soft 1.4.
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