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What are your must do mods?

For me it would definitely be MRC stage 2.

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Everything I done are my must have mods

But I think I wouldn't be without the exhaust more than any of the others? Or the steering wheel now?

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Upgrading the interior lights to LED's!!!!!!
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Upgrading the interior lights to LED's!!!!!!
The LED kit was the first thing I ordered. It'll probably be too bright in this little car - the difference was huge in my Q5
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Bag hooks in the boot!
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For the V8 Exhaust, Rims, and VAGCOM!
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Milltek exhaust being fitted tomorrow
15mm spacers all round ordered
changing front fog light bulbs ordered
honeycomb front grill possibly...
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For sure the Honeycomb fronts!
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Bag hooks in the boot!
I agree with this too! My trunk has a hard plastic liner covering the entire floor and it covers the chrome rings. Do you have any pics or info on what hooks you used and where you mounted them.

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TPMS - its really hard to detect a partially deflated tyre while driving until its too late and the tyre is destroyed.

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You need (presuming you have a coupe):

2 x 6Y5 867 615 C QTC (bag hooks, soul black)
4 x 811 807 577 C (insert nut, the holes are already in the metal under the bottom of the rear window)
4 x N 10633202 (bolt)

Brilliant things. I'm trying to work out a way to fit them in my cabriolet because the ones it comes with on the sides are utterly useless and I'm really missing the proper ones.
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I agree with this too! My trunk has a hard plastic liner covering the entire floor and it covers the chrome rings. Do you have any pics or info on what hooks you used and where you mounted them.

Thanks in advance

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This:

Not sure if it would be cheaper to get them from ECS or from your local Audi stealer. Either way, they're a pretty standard item. Base part number is 6Y5 867 615
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Obviously these are highly subjective, but my must do mods (presuming not already fitted of course):

Decent steering wheel. You hold it all the time, it's how you feel the car.
The metal and rubber pedal covers (as standard in RS5 or other higher spec model).
Rear view camera - so much you can't see in any mirror or through the rear window.
RS5 door openers - Look better and feel much better when you open the door (bigger spring on them, and better metal).
Ambient lighting (footwell lights on dim while driving)
Bag hooks in the boot
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Not sure if it would be cheaper to get them from ECS or from your local Audi stealer. Either way, they're a pretty standard item. Base part number is 6Y5 867 615
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You need (presuming you have a coupe):

2 x 6Y5 867 615 C QTC (bag hooks, soul black)
4 x 811 807 577 C (insert nut, the holes are already in the metal under the bottom of the rear window)
4 x N 10633202 (bolt)

Brilliant things. I'm trying to work out a way to fit them in my cabriolet because the ones it comes with on the sides are utterly useless and I'm really missing the proper ones.
Awesome, thanks for the part numbers and the write up and thanks Julian for the pictures...always good to see a visual too

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I already started with the led bulb replacement in the interior...can't believe how yellow the old bulbs were!
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Canyon Run's excellent (and not very expensive) CR15 strut tower brace.
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I already started with the led bulb replacement in the interior...can't believe how yellow the old bulbs were!
I catch some hell on here, but out in the wild I get more compliments about my blue LEDs that I ever expected.

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Obviously these are highly subjective, but my must do mods (presuming not already fitted of course):
Ambient lighting (footwell lights on dim while driving)
Could you go into a bit more detail? Photos? DIY?

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If you have the interior light pack (or retrofit the footwell lights) then you can enable a menu on the MMI that lets you adjust the background light level, basically setting the brightness of the footwell lights while driving. They still go to full brightness when you open the door.
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I catch some hell on here, but out in the wild I get more compliments about my blue LEDs that I ever expected.
Be fair - that was only the case until you removed the disco ball.
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It depends on if you're a driver or a cars and coffee guy! If you're a driver coilovers give you the greatest pleasure in handling and control if you're a cars and coffee I suppose the cup holder :-)

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LED puddle lights installed in the doors, thanks Santa lol
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I always go for the handling stuff first. Here's my list of mods in order of installation:

EuroCode Tuning Alu Kreuz
EuroCode Tuning Sway Bars (front and rear) and end links
H&R OE Sport Springs (lower center of gravity ~1.0") while at the same time replacing worn OEM suspension components.
Hawk HPS Street brake pads - lower dust, higher stopping power (Track pads are Pagid RS19s)

I went with the AWE Track Exhaust with resonated DPs for a deep and subtle exhaust note.

Along side of this I never swayed from my "extreme use" maintenance schedule.

I also run separate winter and summer tire and wheel setups - this S5 has at least 1 winter tire & wheel setup and not less than 2 different summer tire & wheel setups - street and track configs.

Fun costs money, so how much fun do you want to have?

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My list is currently as follows...

New wheels
Rear window tints
Interior light upgrade
Remap
LED rear lights

Problem is the more I look around this site, the more my list grows and my wallet shivers!
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