Why Should I Not Have My Car Remapped By Someone With Cloned Tools?
Alientech are one of the leading Chiptuning / ECU Remapping brands in the world, they produce ECU programming tools such as Kess and Ktag, these tool have been long established and possibly one of the most stable tools on the market, albeit a little slow in comparison to newer tools that have been developed since, such as the likes of Autotuner.
However due to their success and the technology being a little older within the hardware itself, it has opened the products up to cloning, or other words the manufacturing of cheap replica copies using inferior parts.
A genuine Kess Master tool costs over £7,000 with all protocols, yet a Chinese cloned Kess Master can be bought for as little as £40 from sites such as Alibaba, clearly something that costs £40 is not going to do the same job as a £7,000 programming tool from Alientech, or come with the same support.
Cloned tools are very unstable and carry a significant risk of effectively bricking your ECU, many of the important functions are disabled such as VR (Virtual Reads) and ECU Recovery, using fake tools is dishonest and unsafe, and you have to question the integrity of the person carrying out the work.