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Offline Sootchucker

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OBD11 vs VCDS
« on: 25 April 2018, 07:46 »
I've noticed a propensity for a lot of users to be using OBD11 to tweak their cars rather than the Ross Tech VCDS cable.

I'm a VCDS man (having used them for years with a HEX+CAN cable), but was wondering about the differences between the two systems.

I know that as an initial purchase a VCDS cable is quite expensive, but is that the main reason for the growing popularity of OBD11 in that it's cheaper or because it doesn't require a seperate computer as well as the cable (i.e. can be done from a smart phone).

I've never used of even seen OBD11 so was wondering if some kind soul could give me a breakdown on costs, usability, features etc vs VCDS ?
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Re: OBD11 vs VCDS
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2018, 22:38 »
Heard of OBD1 and OBD2, wasn't aware it went as high as 11. Thought it was just canbus after OBD2, however VCDS can connect via OBD2 and canbus. For what you're doing there shouldn't be any difference on connection types.
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Re: OBD11 vs VCDS
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2018, 12:22 »
Heard of OBD1 and OBD2, wasn't aware it went as high as 11. Thought it was just canbus after OBD2, however VCDS can connect via OBD2 and canbus. For what you're doing there shouldn't be any difference on connection types.

OBDeleven is a product like VCDS. You are confusing it with OBD1 and OBD2 which are the On Board Diagnostic port and software built into the car for accessing the diagnostics.
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Re: OBD11 vs VCDS
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2018, 06:26 »
I've used VCDS for years, coded a few bits and bobs on several VAG cars and used it to clear codes and work on the rear brakes.

Well worth it if you are going to stick to VAG products
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