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    ThunderDents Stormtrooper R8 V10 Thread

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    New thread for the new to me R8.
    Picking up next week.

    2012 Ibis White on Black R8 V10




















    Mods list so far:

    Custom CF/Air leather steering wheel w/ stripe and leather airbag




    Hopefully I can add a carbon paddle shifter option.
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    Gloss Black honeycomb grill





    Facelift headlight swap
    Trying to decide if I should do euro tails, or leave alone.


    Id love to do a LMS CF hood, but it looks like the only way they come is in full wide body kits.
    Also will be looking at potential exhaust & tune options.

    More to come!
    Last edited by ThunderDent; 06-09-2018 at 11:30 AM.
    2015 Audi []SQ5
    Sepang Blue--Black/Lunar Silver[Premium +][Black Optic][Daily/Sleeper]

    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[R-Tronic][Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride

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    Looks great! The more I see of it, the more I like it, with one exception; you've got to get those canards straightened out. I know I pointed it out in the first place, but once you see it, it cannot be unseen. They're just glued on, so it shouldn't be too difficult with the right tools. As for the headlight & taillight updates. $$!! A guy here in DFW did it and when I heard the price. . .well, it was ridiculous. The headlights look good, but I think the old taillights look better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQive View Post
    Looks great! The more I see of it, the more I like it, with one exception; you've got to get those canards straightened out. I know I pointed it out in the first place, but once you see it, it cannot be unseen. They're just glued on, so it shouldn't be too difficult with the right tools. As for the headlight & taillight updates. $$!! A guy here in DFW did it and when I heard the price. . .well, it was ridiculous. The headlights look good, but I think the old taillights look better.
    I agree with the old tails looking better too.

    And the canards!

    Plus your GT tails with the clear lenses are awesome!
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    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[R-Tronic][Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride

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    The GT's taillights are black inside, making them different from the others...or so I am told.
    You could probably do the same to yours for a LOT less.
    2012 R8 GT, Suzuka with carbon fiber (#298 of 333)
    2017 Q7 P+, Ink Blue, Pistachio Beige, Warm, Vision, Bose, Towing (wife's ride)
    2016 SQ5, Sepang, Black Optic, Technology, BBS CH-R Gold 20x10.5 with 295's
    -2014 SQ5, Monsoon, Sans pano, totaled by a Xanexed-out broad in a Denali XL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQive View Post
    The GT's taillights are black inside, making them different from the others...or so I am told.
    You could probably do the same to yours for a LOT less.
    I thought the GT taillights had clear housings, where standard R8s had red housings.
    Didnt know about the black.

    Im going to learn a bunch here shortly.
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    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[R-Tronic][Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride

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    I didn't know if they were clear with red back or red. I found this pic for comparison:

    2012 R8 GT, Suzuka with carbon fiber (#298 of 333)
    2017 Q7 P+, Ink Blue, Pistachio Beige, Warm, Vision, Bose, Towing (wife's ride)
    2016 SQ5, Sepang, Black Optic, Technology, BBS CH-R Gold 20x10.5 with 295's
    -2014 SQ5, Monsoon, Sans pano, totaled by a Xanexed-out broad in a Denali XL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQive View Post
    I didn't know if they were clear with red back or red. I found this pic for comparison:

    Looks like there are 2 styles for the GT.
    The black inside the clear lens looks the best for sure.

    Still an expensive option unless theres a GT owner out here that has upgraded to facelift, and is selling.
    I like the black a lot. Honestly.
    And the facelift fronts.

    2015 Audi []SQ5
    Sepang Blue--Black/Lunar Silver[Premium +][Black Optic][Daily/Sleeper]

    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[R-Tronic][Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride

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    Found a couple more mods to add to the list.
    Ive decided to only do the facelift LED headlamps, and leave the smoked V10 tails as is, unless I decide to do the GT rears with the black. Which may happen.

    New CF front splitter.




    And have settled on the Mansory CF hood, and will custom paint Ibis and leave center Carbon, keeping black rings.


    2015 Audi []SQ5
    Sepang Blue--Black/Lunar Silver[Premium +][Black Optic][Daily/Sleeper]

    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[R-Tronic][Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride

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    Hey! Are you copying me???
    2015 Audi []SQ5
    Sepang Blue--Black/Lunar Silver[Premium +][Black Optic]

    2012 Audi R8 V10
    Ibis White--Black[Carbon Fiber][Black Optic][Stormtrooper]

    2018 Audi Q7
    Galaxy Blue--Black[Prestige] Wifes Ride
    2012 R8 GT, Suzuka with carbon fiber (#298 of 333)
    2017 Q7 P+, Ink Blue, Pistachio Beige, Warm, Vision, Bose, Towing (wife's ride)
    2016 SQ5, Sepang, Black Optic, Technology, BBS CH-R Gold 20x10.5 with 295's
    -2014 SQ5, Monsoon, Sans pano, totaled by a Xanexed-out broad in a Denali XL

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    Oh, yes! In case I didn't come right out and say it, congratulations!







    Now fix those canards.
    2012 R8 GT, Suzuka with carbon fiber (#298 of 333)
    2017 Q7 P+, Ink Blue, Pistachio Beige, Warm, Vision, Bose, Towing (wife's ride)
    2016 SQ5, Sepang, Black Optic, Technology, BBS CH-R Gold 20x10.5 with 295's
    -2014 SQ5, Monsoon, Sans pano, totaled by a Xanexed-out broad in a Denali XL



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