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Hi folks,

Just joined the forum.

I've got an Audi A5 (obviously) 2010 plate 2.0T petrol and I'm looking to make some cosmetic upgrades.

I've never modded a car so thought I'd tap into some of you guys knowledge.

I'd quite like to lower mine a bit - do you guys recommend a particular coilover kit please? Or if you know of a good, reliable option please let me know.

Any of you guys had your calipers sprayed? Mine actually have a bit of rust on them and don't do the imagine of the car any favours.

Not sure on the colour though - my car (pictured) is sort of a silver/grey colour. What do you guys reckon?

Also, any good upgrades you recommend cosmetic - or performance, I'd love to look at.

Not sure how good the 2.0 petrol 178 brake is for upgrades - heard it is a bit temperamental which is why I regularly change the oil on it and put good fuel in it.

I'm based in the UK.
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Welcome to the forum. Thats a nice looking car.

Cosmetics, you could fit dynamic wing mirror indicators. Pretty cheap an not too hard to install.

Honeycomb grills, you have to remove the bumper but makes such a difference, love how my car looks with it.
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Chrome delete the window surrounds, vinyl wrap, some wrapping tools and a lot of swearing..
 

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Welcome to the forum. Thats a nice looking car.

Cosmetics, you could fit dynamic wing mirror indicators. Pretty cheap an not too hard to install.

Honeycomb grills, you have to remove the bumper but makes such a difference, love how my car looks with it. View attachment 181903

Chrome delete the window surrounds, vinyl wrap, sone wrapping tools and a lot of swearing..
Thanks mate - and very nice looking car too!

Are those grills particularly dear?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Thats a nice looking car.

Cosmetics, you could fit dynamic wing mirror indicators. Pretty cheap an not too hard to install.

Honeycomb grills, you have to remove the bumper but makes such a difference, love how my car looks with it. View attachment 181903

Chrome delete the window surrounds, vinyl wrap, sone wrapping tools and a lot of swearing..
Is your grill from xenonz? Also where did you get the fog mesh grills from?

Thanks.
 

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Sharpe welcome to the A5 nuthouse!! Do some reading and research on here mate cos loads of members have asked and answered your questions. Personally I like subtle, so on my current S4 I have had the wheels sprayed gunmetal grey, and all of the badges are removed so at a casual glance she looks like a 2.0 diesel....Otherwise I have concentrated on servicing and new tyres and brake disks and pads, I love mine as standard Q car looking but when the old V8 gets going goodness she is fun!!
 

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Hi folks,

Just joined the forum.

I've got an Audi A5 (obviously) 2010 plate 2.0T petrol and I'm looking to make some cosmetic upgrades.

I've never modded a car so thought I'd tap into some of you guys knowledge.

I'd quite like to lower mine a bit - do you guys recommend a particular coilover kit please? Or if you know of a good, reliable option please let me know.

Any of you guys had your calipers sprayed? Mine actually have a bit of rust on them and don't do the imagine of the car any favours.

Not sure on the colour though - my car (pictured) is sort of a silver/grey colour. What do you guys reckon?

Also, any good upgrades you recommend cosmetic - or performance, I'd love to look at.

Not sure how good the 2.0 petrol 178 brake is for upgrades - heard it is a bit temperamental which is why I regularly change the oil on it and put good fuel in it.

I'm based in the UK.
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Thanks for your time.
Bought mine Oct 2020... mine is the 2009 210BHP but the exterior looks identical :)

In terms of suspension I guess it depends on what level of comfort is acceptable to individual. I bought mine knowing all 4 shocks were shot as they were advisory on the MOT. I kept it stock and replaced with OEM SACH shocks and the ride has improved...the old 4 shocks were really bad as they would not bounce back.

In terms of calliper rust.. at 1st I was a bit shocked how rusty there were but it seems quite normal

I have replaced the manual gear knob as the original was polished and no grip left.

I would have liked the sports seats from the S-Line model but that's too much hassle :(
 

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Welcome to the forum. Thats a nice looking car.

Cosmetics, you could fit dynamic wing mirror indicators. Pretty cheap an not too hard to install.

Honeycomb grills, you have to remove the bumper but makes such a difference, love how my car looks with it. View attachment 181903

Chrome delete the window surrounds, vinyl wrap, some wrapping tools and a lot of swearing..
Those wheels and grill really does transform the car :love:
 
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