If you are looking for a cheap j2534 programmer that works for many brands, check 2022 top 3 j2534 passthru devices below.
|VXDIAG VCX SE||SVCI J2534||Godiag J2534|
Land Rover/Jaguar SDD
ELMConfig, Forscan, ScanMaster
|Operating system||Windows 7/ 8/10/11, 32/64bit||Win7 64bit, Win 8, Win 10||Windows 8/10/11, 32/64bit
(Don’t work on Win7)
|Online Module Programming||Yes, need online account, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota etc online programming tested ok||Yes, need online account. Only Ford/Mazda online programming tested ok||No tested|
|Firmware update||Update online||No||No|
|Software update||Update by link (except Benz and BMW thru HDD/SSD)||Update by Link||Update by Link|
|Ford trucks 12 V 1998-2006 with PWM protocol ( F series supported)||Not working on some F series pre-2010||Yes||Unknown|
VXDIAG VCX SE is quick. This is unbelievably fast comparing with SVCI J2534.
The SVCI is also not bad, but VCX SE is 6 or 7 times much faster than virtual machine if you run the clone from vcm2.
VXDIAG VCX SE is more stable than STIC j2534 when used as Ford/Mazda j2534 passthru device.
VCX SE supports much more brands then SVCI and Godiag. STIC and Godiag does not have Benz and BMW optional license, VXDIAG does.
4). VXDIAG software is always kept up-to-date. The VCX is compatible with Ford IDS V128 and without change date. The SVCI with red housing only can make it working with old loader and V125, I have to install it in date 05-05-2022 , and make a batch file to change to that time so it works and don’t expire.
5).Godiag cannot be used as j2534 passthru for online programming so it is a fraction of VCX and SVCI price.
For diagnostic purposes and DIYers, godiag j2534 is a good start.
For programming, better choose vxdiag vcx se.