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Cuppa's S5 Coupe - Build thread

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WELCOME TO MY BUILD THREAD - This first post has been edited to show the original dealer photo and the latest photo to compare the build - it also has a complete list of modifications I have made to date including links to manufacturer website or place of purchase.

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TTS Supercharger kit (custom colour and signed) - fitted at MRC Tuning
Okada Projects Plasma Direct Ignition Coils
2014 MRC Cooling Kit - fitted at MRC Tuning
Custom Fog Grille replacement Air Intake - fitted at MRC Tuning
Capristo Exhaust (Remote Control Guide) - fitted at MRC Tuning - later customised at Jabbasport
KW DDC ECU Coilovers (REVIEW / FITTING) - fitted at Jabbasport
JHM Short-throw shifter (FITTING) - fitted at MRC Tuning
H&R Anti-roll bars - fitted at MRC Tuning
OEM R8 GT Ceramic Front Brakes - bought from LittleDevil and fitted at fitted at Jabbasport
OEM S7 Ceramic Rear Brakes - bought from LittleDevil, customised and fitted at Jabbasport
OEM RS5 brake booster - fitted at MRC Tuning
Rieger RS5 front Bumper - bought from UK supplier and self fit at Martin Bradley Body Repairs
OEM RS5 Grille - bought from ebay and and self fit at Martin Bradley Body Repairs
Rieger Luftseiden sideskirts (LEFT / RIGHT) - bought from UK supplier and and self fit at Martin Bradley Body Repairs
OEM RS5 rear bumper and valance - bought from llBen and self fit at Martin Bradley Body Repairs
HRE P104 21x10.5" wheels bought and fitted at Prestige Wheel Centre
Michelin Pilot Super Sports 295/25/21 tyres bought and fitted at Prestige Wheel Centre
Tikore Industries Titanium Wheel Bolts - fitted at Prestige Wheel Centre
OEM RS5 Rear bootlid (with working spoiler) - bought from ebay and self fit. Loom/instructions from llBen
LED rear lights - fitted by
Custom stereo (Signed Morel Elate Limited Edition speakers and sub, 3 x Sinfoni Grave amps, Audison DA1/BitOne.1 processor) - fitted at Auto Audio Installations
S5 custom mats - fitted at Autostyle UK
Interior LED lights - fitted by t8ups/EM Tuning
RS pedal set - bought from ebay and self fit
OEM cupholders (Large: 8X0 864 575 / Small: 420 087 017) - bought from ebay and self fit
Facelift chrome buttons (door/boot/console) - fitted by
Audi North America Cargo boot luggage storage system - bought from ECS Tuning and self fit
Tinted Windows - fitted at Auto Audio Installations
R8 Oil Cap (420103485B) - bought from ebay and self fit
R8 Coolant Cap (420121321) - bought from ebay and self fit
R8 Power Steering Fluid Cap - bought from ebay and self fit
Audi Tyre Repair Gel 8E0012619 - bought from ebay and self fit
Audi Tyre Pump/Inflator 8P0 012 615 A - bought from ebay and self fit
Audi A1 LED Rear number plate lights (FITTING) - bought from Dealer and self fit
SPC Adjustable Upper Control Arms (FITTING) - bought and fitted at JabbaSport
RS6 Steering Wheel with TT Airbag (FITTING) - bought from eBay and self fit
S6/S7 (C7 Model) Start Button (FITTING) - bought from dealer
Google MMI 3G+ Nav, including DAB radio - bought and fitted by llBen
Transparent Matte Wrap - applied at Valet Magic
Mini0801 Dashcam - bought from Amazon and self fit
P3Cars Digital Boost Gauge - self fit
034 Motorsport B8 Transmission Mount - BUY ONE HERE
Apikol B8 Rear Diff Mount - BUY ONE HERE
GRD Auto brushed dark chrome door mirrors

Parking Plus System (adding 4 front sensors and parking camera) - bought and fitted by llBen
Cruise control - fitted by
Auto-dimming rear view mirror - bought from ebay and self fit
Folding/dimming door mirrors (FITTING) - fitted by
Advanced Key - Keyless Go and Keyless Entry - fitted by
Luggage Hooks - bought from dealer and self fit
Boot side netting - bought from dealer and self fit
Boot cargo net - bought from ebay and self fit
Memory Seats activation and door panel buttons - fitted by
Audi Music Interface (AMI) - fitted by
OEM Updated lower control arm kit - fitted at Jabbasport


The Journey so far...

Hi all,

Been an Audi driver since 1998 and had a workhorse A4 1.8 from new until last September when at 140,000 miles with lots of outstanding repairs it had to go.

After much debating I bought a 2008 S5 Coupe in Meteor Grey with Magma Red interior. I've had her a while, not that many factory options, and a few simple mods so far, but the real work starts now the warranty has gone.

I'm having an aftermarket amp and speaker setup fitted. My car is currently with Auto Audio Installations in London. I have to say I am very impressed with their work and the workshop is full of exotic cars, made my S5 look like a bit of a joke in comparison to the Porsche, Bentley, etc.

The build will include Morel Limited Edition Elate 2-way speaker setup for the front (housed in the doors):

Although not shown in the generic photo, the ones being fitted are actually signed by Morel's founder Meir Mordechai and are one of only 6 signed sets in the world. There are some custom mounts being made for the larger speakers to expose the signature on the cone:

There are also some custom mounts being fabricated to hold the tweeters in a replacement for the mounts next to the door mirrors:

A sub will be placed behind the mat in the passenger footwell. The rear passengers will get more Morel speakers (not as high spec). The 3 Sinfoni amps to drive this lot look like they've been put above the rear left wheel arch :

This is still a work in progress and I've not seen my car for over a week now so eager to get it back, but have been sent some photos of progress so thought I'd post them. Hopefully have it back on Wednesday.
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Cuppa, what an astonishing thing you've done. I had a quick browse through the thread when I first joined, but decided to go from start to finish this morning (helps that I'm home with the flu). Definitely not disappointed. In fact, mostly gob-smacked. Okay, completely gob-smacked. And that matt clear wrap... That's the one that really got me.
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And, when you say "sweeping LED indicators"...?
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Just saw the video. That is simply awesome! Not 100% sold on the colour changing main light, but the full sweep indicator is glorious. Props to you, Cuppa, for taking the leap to do this on your amazing car.
And, T8ups, you are a god, and I want to have your babies! Okay, maybe just look after them while you go out... Moving right along, what chance of the sweep being done for both pre-FL and FL cars, front AND rear? I think you'd start a riot if you announced that one.
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