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    Build log SQ5 MKII “The Mammut”

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    Hello all,

    This is a thread dedicated to document my build of Midnight Blue 2018 SQ5 aka “The Mammut“. It’s equipped with the Prestige, Fine Nappa Leather, Carbon Atlas inlays, Driver assistance, S sport, and Dynamic steering package.



    Completed Mods

    • Front windows tinted
    • Side marker lights tinted
    • De-badged
    • weathertech full set mats and cargo liner
    • Owl Car Camera
    • Audi Q-Rings (set of 4)
    • Lowering links
    • Dragy (GPS Performance meter)
    • JB4
    • 034 Motorsports trans insert
    • ROC-Euro Intake




    Parts on order or waiting for install

    • AWE exhaust
    • V-FF 109 in Carbon Graphite
    • RSQ5 Grill
    • carbon fiber mirror caps
    • ROC-EURO B9 INTAKE SYSTEM
    • Brembo Gt 380mm Brake Kit





    Parts on hold (wish list)
    • intercooler
    • air intake AWE
    • BO trim conversation



    Special thanks to

    • Mops from Nemesis for technical support, parts, and continuing contribution to this forum.
    • George from Burger Motorsports for technical support, product selection, and tuning performance





    I will continue to keep this post updated.

    Thank you all for visiting...

    As is today on winter wheels


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    Nice SQ5

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    Thank you sir, trying hard to make it mine and 1/2 as good as others people on this forum.

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    Looking forward to following your journey with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyK View Post
    Looking forward to following your journey with it!
    Thank you sir, I try to keep this channel entertaining so stay tune in ;)

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    installed Audi Q-Rings from Amazon






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    Looking good, Kamil! Moonlight with Rotor grey is such a nice spec 👍🏼
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Looking good, Kamil! Moonlight with Rotor grey is such a nice spec 👍🏼
    Thank you my friend, and thanks again for all the help!

    the lowering links I got from you will get installed this weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5/2018 View Post
    Thank you my friend, and thanks again for all the help!

    the lowering links I got from you will get installed this weekend.

    For sure!

    And awesome. Get lowwwwwww 😎
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    Why is the back "Audi" red, while the front one is pink?
    Different parts/sources, or a quality control issue?
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    Can you get a black optic package on this model year?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SQive View Post
    Why is the back "Audi" red, while the front one is pink?
    Different parts/sources, or a quality control issue?
    I think is has to do with the shadow. Door on left looks like the sun is shining through some trees while the right door has a solid shadow.
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    photos made me realize the oem audi beam rings option only includes the front doors and not the rear
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    It appears like that in the image as the introduction of light from outside and second picture from inside makes one look lighter (pink). Both sets of lights are from amazon and have the same color in real life.

    I did not even noticed until point out good eye ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunS4Avant View Post
    I think is has to do with the shadow. Door on left looks like the sun is shining through some trees while the right door has a solid shadow.
    Spot on ! You are right about the second light source changing the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowbob View Post
    Can you get a black optic package on this model year?


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    I was told that the 2019 has available black optic package but this dos not appear online. Some owners order the trim from Germany as they have the option already, and some just painted. I for one like the contrast for now of the dark paint and chrome. Maybe one day I get tired of it and look to do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5/2018 View Post
    Thank you my friend, and thanks again for all the help!

    the lowering links I got from you will get installed this weekend.

    Can you make a DIY / editorial on installing them with some pics and step by step? AZ would appreciate it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JD S4 View Post
    Can you make a DIY / editorial on installing them with some pics and step by step? AZ would appreciate it!


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    For sure, I’ll try to get to it this weekend :)

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    Got some goodies today from Terry and George from Burger Motorsports. Super team and great company do deal with, definitely recommend to reach out to them if you want more power.

    Thanks guys!!!!






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    Curious on how you tinted the side marked lights? Photos? How-to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2018_SQ5 View Post
    Curious on how you tinted the side marked lights? Photos? How-to?
    I used the VViViD Air-Tint Dark Black Headlight/Tail Light Window Tint from Amazon. First i clean the service with car soup and clay bar. Then i place the film over it to cut slightly larger outline then needed. then i removed the back paper from film and applied it dry over the marker. i then used a plastic edge tool to to remove any air and to insert the excess film inside. i sprayed the tint with babe shampoo and also used heat gun to mold the tape around the marker.

    i hope this helps.

    film link

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    tool link

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    You should go get some times at the track before installing the JB4...and obviously after
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG SQ5 View Post
    You should go get some times at the track before installing the JB4...and obviously after
    I wished we had a track neer by, but I got the dragy unit to track performance before and after. Will post as soon as can but car needs warranty work in nova and won’t make the change before then. Will try to post current performance data ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG SQ5 View Post
    You should go get some times at the track before installing the JB4...and obviously after
    They advertise a stock bypass map so you can install and compare back to back after switching maps. Just ordered mine today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindlewood View Post
    They advertise a stock bypass map so you can install and compare back to back after switching maps. Just ordered mine today.
    Good point should check that also and see. I just wished I did not live in Ohio when we are going to get snow and require winter tires. I don’t really want to make hard pulls with them as I would think with such softer rubber it would remove a lot of miles from there life.

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    SWEET

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thudux View Post
    SWEET
    Thanks brother nice JK u got, interesting front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5/2018 View Post
    Thanks brother nice JK u got, interesting front end.
    lol thank brotha.....it's a love and hate thing between enthusiast.


    ***disregard the vehicles behind me as that was not part of my group lol

    IMG_0437.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thudux View Post
    lol thank brotha.....it's a love and hate thing between enthusiast.


    ***disregard the vehicles behind me as that was not part of my group lol

    IMG_0437.jpg
    I know the feeling, some think a jeep is a inline 6 two doors manual with no roof or its not a jeep.

    i for one definitely like what you done and can appreciate the unique look as this is also what i would like to achieve with any vehicle i own.

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    sneak peek for a weekend project, any guess? Mops don't help with the guessing


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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5/2018 View Post
    sneak peek for a weekend project, any guess? Mops don't help with the guessing

    No clue!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    No clue!!




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    got the Bluetooth module wired up to the JB4


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    Links and tune. Ready for your posts!! Good luck man


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    Quote Originally Posted by JD S4 View Post
    Links and tune. Ready for your posts!! Good luck man


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    Thanks brother finishing my breakfast and building energy to get this done. It’s been a long week ;)

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    Got the Mammoth lowered yesterday.

    Thanks Mops and Cmoore








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    Looks great, Brother! Excited to see more


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    Quote Originally Posted by JD S4 View Post
    Looks great, Brother! Excited to see more


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    thanks working on it now check in in 10 min

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    This is how the install process looked like for me. Always follow your specific instructions provided from the OEM

    1). I measured the stock height in Dynamic and Off-Rode mode for reference. I used painters tape to insure measurements are perform at the same location.




    2). Select the Off-Rode more and give it a minute to air up the suspension. After select the wheel change option from the MMI. Turn the car off, lock the doors and remove the key from when the car can communicate with it.

    3). Instructions stated that the all four links can be changed without jacking the car. However I jacked up the car to remove the front links as it gives you more visibility and work space.















    4). Remove old links using a flat screw driver or needle nose pliers. Do the metal side first as not to damage the sensor arm. Once that is released the other is easy to pup out just by moving the link around.





    5). Insert the rubber grommet on the ball joints





    6). Apply a small amount of grease on the ball joints

    7). After adjusting the links to desired measurement (instructions call for 8mm shorter then OEM) remove the lock rings apply a small amount of grease in ball joints install the link and insert the lock rings.




    8). the rear seat was done without lifting the car. Similar process as front only with one major difference, the rear links you make them longer then OEM.






    9). after all four links are changed I started the engine, turn of the wheel change option from MMI, and lower the car by each mode and monitor clearance. After I tooked for a drive to let everything settle and measured difference.

    10). I had to readjust the links 2-3 times each to get them to final seat up. This process was done without jacking up the car. The rear is easy the front I also turn the wheels to each side when performing the adjustment.

    Hope this helps,

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    Build log SQ5 MKII “The Mammoth”

    That’s awesome man!! Thanks for the write up and pictures. Super helpful.

    Question - I’ve read 3-4 owners instance of this install and all have same the same thing about having to do it 2-3 times to get the adjustment right. What do you attribute that to? Seems simple - set them all the same and go but clearly not that easy. Do you have to removal them completely to adjust them each time?

    If you did it again - what would you do differently? Skip the jacking and wheel removal?

    You should make that post a DIY and we can have it stickied

    After some miles - post your thoughts on ride quality, handling and the trade offs.

    Thanks for the informative post! This is the best part about forums.


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