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    Question VCDS or RNS-E ??? Need An Opinion

    Hi Fellow Members,

    Been thinking of buying both VCDS cable and Rns-e for a while now but at the moment cashflow is abit tight as ive invested money on some other stuff ... So as the title states i need your opinion shall i buy Vcds cable or Rns-e ??... Personally i would like to go for Rns-e and buy Vcds cable in december ... But im not sure i.e will i need vcds cable to do the coding for Rns-e ... Little input by you lot would be appreciated.

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    Defo RNS-e

    There is always someone with a cable hanging around that can help you out with the coding.

    Search for a good RNS-e (latest model at best) and if it matches your cash limit go for it!

    There are always going to be available cables, good priced RNS-e not so many!
    So start searching
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    I'd say the same, get the RNS-E as it's something you'll use a hell of a lot more than the VCDS cable.

    Bit of a weird comparison though as there's such a huge price difference.
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    RNS-E & when you have more spare cash PM me for the genuine cable mate as I sell these, but rns definitely as beer tokens to code now by someone, but definitely after buy the genuine cable, vcds is best buy for car tbh but rns would be rather pleasing on eye I cant disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Bit of a weird comparison though as there's such a huge price difference.
    Lol maybe yes but if i do buy both i will go over budget as ive spent some cash on my other new motor .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST09 View Post
    Lol maybe yes but if i do buy both i will go over budget as ive spent some cash on my other new motor .

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    Ah but doesn't that mean if you get VCDS you can get something else too? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Ah but doesn't that mean if you get VCDS you can get something else too? lol

    Lol you are right there sir but then you got to have rns-e in an audi it is a must have thing or else the boring audi concert system sometimes makes you feel like you sitting in a skoda ...

    Btw what particular kind of rns-e should i be searching for ??
    e.g is this the latest one or one of the newer ones

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A3-RNS-E-...d=p3286.c0.m14


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    Thats the RNS-e used in the MY09 cars, so not the MY10 with the AMI option.

    The "2nd Generation" is very rare and extremely overpriced. Well since there are so few
    the price makes some sense

    Go for one with the chrome buttons, preferably 2008-2009 model!

    The one you posted seems alright
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    Hey, if you DO buy that auction one, you won't need the ISO adaptor that comes with it, since your car already has the Quadlock....

    Can I buy the ISO adaptor from you, bargain-price stylee? (I need to tidy up my Concert installation in the workshop)

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    Watch the price on that rocket in the last 5 mins !!
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    Got quotes from Hazzy Dayz & OEM Retrofit :

    Hazzy days:

    Chrome Version 995.00
    Non- Chrome 800.00

    This is a refurbished unit in like new condition comes with a 12 month warranty.

    Oem Retrofit:

    Chrome Version 690.00
    Non- Chrome 610.00
    Model/date of manufacture dependent on the units we have in stock at the time.

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    where in UK are you Sal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    where in UK are you Sal?
    Wakefield

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    I know someone that would do cheaper than 300 mate, let me know if you want my help, I would offer to do but in italy, I trust him 100% & he's good.

    Does gareth supply all looms, etc to complete job as I thought he charged extra for some of these things & the 300 was just labour.
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    195 extra for the chrome dials?! Are you sure?

    Personally I don't see the attraction with them. I can see why others do, but not that much! Not even for 50.
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    Its one of them things until on the car & possibly with the newer style fascia aswell it might not appeal, but when in car, in use daily you start to really appreciate the subtle change, it does look better on the eye as do the newer fascia button style that at 1st I thought urm maybe not, but now wouldnt change them back at all, look loads better & when new climate fitted which I have now bought then will be complete & that area finished for me until next new car

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    I can see that they look good but I wouldn't bother spending a penny to get them to be honest. Unless it was just a pull off dial perhaps.

    Would never spend anything like 195 on them anyway! You could buy a VCDS cable for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    I know someone that would do cheaper than 300 mate, let me know if you want my help, I would offer to do but in italy, I trust him 100% & he's good.

    Does gareth supply all looms, etc to complete job as I thought he charged extra for some of these things & the 300 was just labour.
    Thanks Bruv .. I'll let you know .. Let me get hold of a decent unit first :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I can see that they look good but I wouldn't bother spending a penny to get them to be honest. Unless it was just a pull off dial perhaps.

    Would never spend anything like 195 on them anyway! You could buy a VCDS cable for that!
    I totally agree with you staz .. Just checking the market before i commit to buy one .

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