Full ECU/BCM/TCU cloning tool OBDSTAR DC706 vs I/O terminal which one to choose?
First of all, check a table comparison below:
|MULTITOOL OPEL BCM
MULTITOOL OPEL/GM ECU
MULTITOOL OPEL/GM TCM
MULTITOOL OPEL/GM EPS
MULTITOOL FORD BCM
|OBD, Bench, Boot
|OBD, Bench, Boot
|Read ECU info, R/W Eeprom/Dflash/Pflash/MAP, reset ECU(Virgin), calibrate mileage, read IMMO pincode, ECU recovery
|Read and write KVM, read write SIEMENS/CONTINENTAL equipped with 9S12DG256,
9S12XDT384 microcontrollers memories (FLASH+EEPROM), read pin code
|Works on PC
|Frequency free update
|New update/plugin requires payment
|Full version $1,398
Basic version $799
|I/O full activation takes $4,800
+ hardware $300 or so
|Read pin code
|EEPROM DUMP VIEWER, EDITOR.
|Separate adapters for TCM, ECU and BCM
|Separate adapters for BSI, ECU bench, gearbox TCUs
The DC706 is replacing IO Terminal because it has full cloning function as well, plus many more functions such as ECM / TCM / BODY ECU, and updates are continuous.
The interesting thing is that it costs a third of the Full version of I/O Terminal, therefore within everyone’s reach and without using a PC, with a Tablet and everything is done. DC706 will clone ford BCM, GM BCM, and clone dodge RFH. Cloning dodge RFH would be real nice to have, so it would pay for itself in just a couple jobs.
DC706 will record every step you performed. Users can easily check pinout and save a screenshot of the operation.
DC706 now adds boot mode reading and writing as IO Terminal.
If you are looking for a ECU/BCM/TCU cloning device, DC706 is a good starter. If need a more professional device, then go for I/O terminal.
Unbiased review on I/O Terminal vs DC706:
“I have i/o terminal tool and dc706.
dc706 is better overall. it is so easy to set up and go. the instructions are top notch, they use real pictures of the ecu and pin out diagrams are very clear, and then they even give you step by step instructions on how to do the job.
They just came put with another huge update regularly, added many GM bcms and ford bcms.
I have seen a post recently about someone cloning a ford bcm, said they couldn’t do it by obd, but bench was fine. no tool is perfect, especially when its so new of a tool. they are quick to respond if
you contact support.
In many ways it’d better then I/O terminal tool, you can virginize the gm bcm. mileage correction. pin codes. all from the tool.
Its easily worth the $1500 price tag.”