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    Dave's Q5 3.0T build thread

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    Got it in late December 2014 and 3000 miles later and it's time to make a build thread... such a great vehicle. I'll post the things I've done as well as cool pictures time to time. Love this car

    When I first got it



    The following day I installed a USP intake



    Winter toys-



    After some VAGCOM mods. (disable DRL wink, Needlesweep, windows up/down, emergency braking, and other things I forget)



    After I installed an aluminum pedal set ($55 via Amazon, great buy!)



    Carbon s/c badges ($46/each via Amazon)



    20% tints



    + Ziza yellow fogs ($24 via ECS tuning)







    Next up I will be installing h&r sport springs, 12&20mm spacers, GIAC stage 1+, and exhaust

    Cheers- david
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    Wow Dave she's coming along nicely sir!

    Did you disable LED DRL dimming with parking lights on? They look really bright in that pic (and look great!)

    Also, FYI, GP Auto is a unitronic dealer... Just sayin... May want to talk to Gary about it if that's who's putting your springs in... He said he'd flash back to stock free before any service visits for me... Just food for thought...
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    Haven't adjusted any light settings. My only VAGCOM mods are enabled-Needle Sweep, Laptimer, windows up/down, and emergency braking, and I disabled- DRL wink, and seatbelt chime/nav warning.


    Here's a pic of her loaded and ready for our trip to Induktion Motorsports tomorrow. Can't wait!

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    Wow... It's like santas sleigh... Lol

    Are you doing anything else besides GIAC and Springs Tomm?
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    That's for sure^

    Look closer.. towards the left
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    Quote Originally Posted by q5 dave View Post
    That's for sure^

    Look closer.. towards the left
    I can't tell what it is!!!!! When I zoom it gets blurry!!!

    Tell me dammit!!! HAHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverarrow240 View Post
    I can't tell what it is!!!!! When I zoom it gets blurry!!!

    Tell me dammit!!! HAHA
    Magnaflow.

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    Yup! Got some magnaflows in the trunk :) going to try this setup

    Quote Originally Posted by scottisha View Post
    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...=1#post8606168
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    Haha that's a my bad Jeff, my android camera has seen better days. I wanna upgrade to a Galaxy S6 (the only S6 i can afford) but you guys know how it is, Car>everything

    Also because I'm at 34,850miles I decided to play it safe and postpone the tune+exhaust until after my 35k service (thursday morning @ Audi Arlington). But don't worry I am hoping to be finished by the weekend so I can show it off at CPT meet :)



    It's goin down right now, can't wait to see results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by q5 dave View Post
    Haha that's a my bad Jeff, my android camera has seen better days. I wanna upgrade to a Galaxy S6 (the only S6 i can afford) but you guys know how it is, Car>everything

    Also because I'm at 34,850miles I decided to play it safe and postpone the tune+exhaust until after my 35k service (thursday morning @ Audi Arlington). But don't worry I am hoping to be finished by the weekend so I can show it off at CPT meet :)



    It's goin down right now, can't wait to see results.
    Wow... Boner-iffic. Can't wait to see results man. Just wow.

    Oh, and try launch control. Its a BLAST!!! Out the gate isn't much but each upshift slams you into the seat!!! HAHAHAHA
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    So flippin happy with the results! Stage 1+ happening by the end of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by q5 dave View Post





    So flippin happy with the results! Stage 1+ happening by the end of the week.
    Looking GREAT my man!!!

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    No more monster truck :) Ride quality is fantastic! Not harsh at all. Basically same as stock aside from it feels much more planted as there is no bouncing around.

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    Got the GIAC stage1 tune today... I'm really loving the power, effortless acceleration at any speed
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    Dave, the Q looks fantastic! I can only imagine the smiles from the mods you've done.

    Except for yours now being faster, we have some yin-yang action going with our identical Q's. We need to meet in Kansas or something for a photo shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VroomVroom View Post
    Dave, the Q looks fantastic! I can only imagine the smiles from the mods you've done.

    Except for yours now being faster, we have some yin-yang action going with our identical Q's. We need to meet in Kansas or something for a photo shoot.
    Thanks for the kind words Jerry. Haha well you know how it is, this car is great!...and these latest mods only increase my smiles and giggles, stage 1 really unleashes the true potential of this beauty. absolute effortless acceleration.

    I'm down for a mid-country meetup! race ya there
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    Dave Rollin in style...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverarrow240 View Post
    Dave Rollin in style

    Dang look at that shine! Thank you for the pic man :)
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    Dave, did you end up going for Scottisha's exhaust setup? I'm thinking about doing the same for mt 3.0T A7 and wanted to get an opinion on drone, any issues, etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtfitsandrew View Post
    Dave, did you end up going for Scottisha's exhaust setup? I'm thinking about doing the same for mt 3.0T A7 and wanted to get an opinion on drone, any issues, etc..
    I have the parts, just waiting until I have free time to get it installed. From the few people I've asked there isn't much drone. Keep me updated if you beat me to it!
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    Oh yes👌 update coming soon!

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    From Vic???

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    Maybe

    Buying tires tomorrow....hopefully wheels will be on next week. Thinking I will test out the Atturo AZ850's
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    USP intake sound

    Quote Originally Posted by q5 dave View Post
    first vid is just installed. Second vid is more of a surround sound supercharger whine b/c it was taken in a parking garage. #fun



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    New shoes are on! 21" forgestar FC-10's. Big thanks to our friend Vic (osideaudi) for the wheels, and elite motorsports for a proper job mounting and balancing the tires (atturo az850's).



    will upload high-res photos once shes washed and wax'd.


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    I'm hurt...
    So, what do you think of the tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQive View Post
    I'm hurt...
    So, what do you think of the tires?
    Thank you for experimenting with the tires I've only driven >50 miles but they seem great!

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    another update coming soon
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    One really great looking Q Dave!

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    leaving cars and coffee this morning... S/C whine sounds great, but need an exhaust soon



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    Sounds great! More whine after the tune?

    Intake is next on my list... Definitely
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNiloJunior View Post
    One really great looking Q Dave!
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverarrow240 View Post
    Sounds great! More whine after the tune?

    Intake is next on my list... Definitely
    I installed my intake within 24 hours of owning the car

    Whine is the same but I think it revs out a bit faster
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    Looks good dave. Just ordered coils for my q5.
    How did the vagcom mods work for you?

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    Nice choice with the wheels.
    I may pickup 20's at some point

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    SO fun after you had it for 2 years now its like a new car all over!
    Looks stellar.
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. As you guys know this is an awesome vehicle


    @ryan- Sweet!! can't wait to see how it sits. VagCom mods are great, metup with a local AZ'er through the regional forum and he helped me get it done.
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    What offset are the Forgestars? Looks great!!
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    Sorry for the delay, never noticed this! Thank you, I believe it's et20
    Quote Originally Posted by Vogz View Post
    What offset are the Forgestars? Looks great!!

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    Changed up the look a bit for an upcoming Audi meet

    Although there's there's a bigger change coming soon, woo woo

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