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Well, after receiving a nice settlement check from the towing company that totaled my BMW 335I! I have decided to spend $4,000 on mods for my new S5! I have some questions, help would be great?? I will continue to update everyone with pictures and analysis...

**Budget $4,000**Alpine White S5, 6-Speed Manual
-AWE Downpipes
-AWE catback
-K&N air filter
-H&R Spacers

**am considering ordering the Cayenne exhaust tips.**
does anyone know how much it would cost to get these tips fitted on to the AWE catback
check out the video below to see the tips...

www.stockvault.net/videos/video/QEKgFVYBdXs.html

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1.) where can I purchase the 20mm front 25mm rear H&R spcaers? US
2.) any other mods suggested given the list above, labor costs, and $4000 budget?
 

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Alpine White? :confused:

Did you special order that color through the Audi Exclusive option or something? Or did you really mean to say Ibis White. (Alpine White is not a standard color available on the S5.)

You won't be able to fit the Cayenne exhaust tips into the factory rear valance openings. You'll have to install a Rieger rear bumper add-on plus their rear valance. (See attached photo.) And personally, I don't think that Rieger add-on bumper piece looks good because it looks like it was just slapped on (the side piece too) and does not integrate well at all with the rear bumper cover.

For the spacers, you can get them at MadAudi Design or Pure Motorsport.
 

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wow. did I really just say Alpine.... like I said, just getting over the beemer incident... ill work on that, and thank you for your opinion, I think I will just order the Milltek catback special tips. any other suggestions
 

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I think I will just order the Milltek catback special tips. any other suggestions
Yes. Have you taken a look at the B&B catback exhaust?

It looks SO MUCH better than the Milltek tips, at least IMO, and sounds pretty much the same. Forum member Ess5ive even mentioned that the B&B exhaust is almost worth trading in his existing Milltek for. :)
 

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well im sold.... ordering the B&B..and the AWE downpipes

I am a bit concerned about the downward tilt of the exhaust tips that I see in the pictures.... but from the back shot... there is no competition. thank you for your avice

1. 20mm front 25mm rear Spacers
2. b&b exhaust, AWE downpipes
3. K&N air filter

im assuming the mods listed above including install will come out to about 3,000... do you think that is about right... and with the extra 1000$ what would you reccomend?

I would love some coilovers... but that would deff be pushing it!!!
 

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Send BB an email--they will reply quickly (probably Monday). Good choices. I would suggest a radar detector for the remainder of your money.
 

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I don't think you have anything to be concerned about with the slight tilt you see in my photos. I think that can be attributed to the effect of the shadow cast on the tips in conjunction with the fact that I didn't have the camera quite level when I took those side profile shots (e.g., notice how the back of the car is angled slightly lower than the front as a result of the camera not being quite level). In person, you don't notice any tilt. And I've confirmed that with a couple of people who've seen my car in person. When I get a chance, I'll try to retake a side profile shot that's actually perfectly level.

I have no idea what the labor is on the installation of downpipes. For the exhaust, count on about one hour labor charge. My thinking is that your total for everything should be closer to about $,2700. But, that's just a guess since I don't know the average charge for installing downpipes.

As for what to do with the extra $1,000-1,300, it's hard for me to say. It really depends on what your priorities are. You could buy coilovers with the remainder, but you wouldn't have enough left to pay for installation. Get some input from other folks on here about that and see what they think.

Regarding how to order the B&B exhaust, see this post.
 

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Thank you... I will post pictures as soon as everything is installed. I am going to place all orders on tuesday and will hopefully have everything done within the next 3-4 weeks.

I will also post a video so everyone can hear the non resonated clip!!

I already have a radar detector, so I might just go ahead and powder coat the stock wheels either charcoal grey or matte black. and am also going to add matte black accents to both upper and lower front grills.

thanks again
 

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**am considering ordering the Cayenne exhaust tips.**
does anyone know how much it would cost to get these tips fitted on to the AWE catback
check out the video below to see the tips...

www.stockvault.net/videos/video/QEKgFVYBdXs.html

HELP
1.) where can I purchase the 20mm front 25mm rear H&R spcaers? US
2.) any other mods suggested given the list above, labor costs, and $4000 budget?
Putting the cayenne tips on the AWE should be quite straight forward I would have thought as the tips separate from the exhaust the way their system has been designed.
 

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Does B&B do two different exhaust, resonated and a non-resonated one like?

Which one do you have Tx?
Yep, B&B make a non-resonated version that has an X-pipe in place of where the resonator goes. I installed the resonated version.
 

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TX, have a couple more questions. Do you have downpipes installed?, how long did it take to get your exhaust once you placed the order, and last but not least, do I need to order aftermarket bolts with the spacers. or can I use stock bolts with the 20mm 25mm set up?
 

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No, I didn't install downpipes on my car. My B&B exhaust took only a few business days to arrive and was shipped via FedEx Ground.

If you're planning to get the H&R Trak+ spacers (DRA series), you will just use the stock wheel bolts. The DRA series spacers bolt to the hub with special wheel bolts (included) and provide new threaded holes for your existing wheel bolts.
 
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