Unwrap Holiday ECM Tuning Savings

Power up and save from December 5 through 31, 2018 with 10% off Horsepower and Custom Tuning. Spend less time grabbing gears with increased horsepower and torque, help your engine run more reliably, and save an average of 5% to 20% on your fuel bills. 10% off ECM Tuning is available from December 5 to […]

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Commercial Tire Prices Going Up – How is Your Alignment?

Bridgestone, Cooper, Goodyear, Kumho Tire and Michelin have announced commercial truck tire price increases between 3-10% to go into effect by year end. Representatives for the companies cite increased costs for oil and other raw materials used in the production of synthetic rubber for the price increase. Annual tire expenses average $1,000 to $4,000 for […]

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Tigercat FPT Tier 4 DPF Regeneration

This morning we connected to a customer’s new TEXA to help initiate a DPF regeneration on a Tigercat with a Tier 4 FPT engine. DPF regeneration is one of the key features mechanics are looking for in a diagnostic diesel laptop due to the number of issues caused by clogged DPF filters. In addition to […]

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What’s with Autonomous Vehicles?

This actually looks like a reasonable application for autonomous trucks. Volvo has struck an agreement with a Norwegian limestone mining company to provide hauling from the pit to the crusher. The route is 3 miles in length taking the trucks from the open pit quarry through two tunnels then out to the crusher site. Volvo […]

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Open Thanksgiving and Black Friday

J-Ball Electronics is open our regular business hours Thanksgiving and Black Friday from 6:00am to 4:30pm Pacific (9:00am to 7:30pm Eastern). If you’re on the road and need assistance, looking for tuning or diagnostic tools or ECM tuning call toll-free 1-855-326-8863. Happy Thanksgiving!

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TEXA Off-Highway Version 18.0 Release

TEXA Off-Highway Version 18.0 diagnostic software is a major update (from 17.4) with a number of new features and additions: Set default Deutsch cable New cylinder cutout visualizations New regen visualizations More technical data sheets Set default Deutsch cable used New diagnostic tests, wiring diagrams and parameter dashboards for the following makes: Bobcat Case IHC […]

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Tune International ECMs on the Truck

ECM tuning is now available on the truck for International N14, MX13 and MX 15 engines as well as Cat CT13 and CT15 engines. Using our TuneTap Tuning Kit connect to the ECM via the truck’s diagnostic port to download the engine’s calibration file. At this point you’ve gathered the info needed to tune the […]

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SEMA and AAPEX Show Report

David, Fabio, Jesse and Dario at the TEXA booth at AAPEX 2018 You know you’re going to be in for a lot of walking when you head to a big convention in Las Vegas and SEMA / AAPEX was no different. The SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) at the Las Vegas Convention Center featured […]

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See ya at SEMA (and AAPEX)

J-Ball Electronics will be at the SEMA and AAPEX shows in Las Vegas October 30-November 2. We will be at the TEXA booth (#1076 in the Tools & Equipment section at AAPEX) and wandering the halls checking out all the cool new vehicles and tools. Get in touch (info@jballelectronics.com) if you’d like us to check […]

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Beware of Nexiq USB-Link 2 Clones

Not All Nexiq USB-Link 2 Devices Are Created Equal A customer was having trouble getting their new Nexiq to connect to trucks and their diagnostic software. While troubleshooting the problem with our customer they explained they had purchased a second Nexiq USB-Link 2 online so they could work on more trucks but this new Nexiq […]

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