Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsburg, VA
looking quickly at the software requirements you will need a 9 pin serial connector to connect up to the Redline system, and whatever port/type communications connector you have on your computer end, probably a USB. A cheap serial to usb connector cable costs like $5 and is readily available at nearly any computer place, radio shack, office dept etc. Like Jeepsr4me said, the software is there in the links, though the manuals seem lacking imo. You can download the software and connect to their system and see what you got, and then they should be able to guide you through. I say download the software and give it a shot. For a nominal amount you should be up and able to look at real time data, or at the very least get some guidance on how to get the software running. here are the computer requirements for hooking up to the system
The ECU system programming software [ECU.EXE] has the following Hardware/Software Requirements in order to
A) IBM PC Compatible using a Pentium 90mhz processor or better.
B) A 32 bit Operating system, [WINDOW 95 OSR 2.0 or greater, WINDOWS 98, NT v3.51+, Millennia Edition, 2000 and XP]. Note: Windows 95 Revision 4.00.00A may require some additional files to operate correctly…
C) At least 4MB of CPU RAM.
D) At Least 4MB available Hard Disk storage.
E) 9 pin serial [RS 232] port.
F) 16550 or compatible UART [one that has at least 16 bytes FIFO memory].
G) 1024 x 768 VGA graphics mode, 800x600 screen resolution minimum.
those requirements are pretty basic and most any newish (and a lot of older) laptops would fit the bill. Give it a shot, for under $10 out of pocket and some time what do you have to lose?
BTW, I followed the links above and was able to download several versions of software. I didn't go thru the setup cause I don't want it, but the downloads work just fine. I'm not sure, but I don't think you will even need any other software other than the downloaded stuff to talk to the redline box, not contradicting Jeepsr4me, but this proprietary stuff is different than talking to the OBD ports. I believe it will work by itself