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Loving the look of the rear tints on the lights :icon thumright:
 

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few updates since i last posted, had some issues with image hosting, hopefully sorted now! brake calipers painted in a satin red

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black logos fitted, and plates changed (again!)

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Cete suspension module fitted dropping suspension per driving mode and adding show mode, i added to this the venting kit, which is now giving me an 80mm drop

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rjwojcik

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Cete suspension module fitted dropping suspension per driving mode and adding show mode, i added to this the venting kit, which is now giving me an 80mm drop

Looking good.

Can you use it to set the ride height per driving mode?

Was it plug and play or did you have to modify any wires?

TIA
 

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Looking good.

Can you use it to set the ride height per driving mode?

Was it plug and play or did you have to modify any wires?

TIA

yes can set per diving mode, so i have:

comfort - stock
eco/auto -20mm
dynamic -30mm

you can then switch between them on individual

it also has a safety cut off enabled, so you can set a speed where it will automatically return to stock at a set speed - important as i think at a set speed it lowers slightly for aerodynamics, and if you are already -30mm that could be dangerous
 

rjwojcik

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yes can set per diving mode, so i have:

comfort - stock
eco/auto -20mm
dynamic -30mm

you can then switch between them on individual

it also has a safety cut off enabled, so you can set a speed where it will automatically return to stock at a set speed - important as i think at a set speed it lowers slightly for aerodynamics, and if you are already -30mm that could be dangerous

Was it plug and play r did you have to modify the loom?
 

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Was it plug and play r did you have to modify the loom?

sorry missed that part of your question, its plug and play, you have to remove a few block connectors in the boot, plug them into the supplied loom and then plug the loom in where you removed the factory connections - takes 5 minutes

also comes with a bypass wiring block so if you want to remove the unit but not undo all the wiring you dont have to

the vent kit ive just added to empty the bags and drop it 80mm was a bit tricker and involved tapping into a connector under the rear bench - the hardest part was getting to it and then routing the wire into the boot
 

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Hi there, where did you get your black ring badges from? I’m looking for some for my 2015 A7.

front badge was from audi, parts request it from crewe audi - i tried to get a cheap one off ebay it didn't fit and it took me over a month to get my money back

audi don't make the rear, i got a copy one from the states, not the cheapest, but it's perfect


alternatively i think audi do one for the a5 in black which should have a similar curved shape to fit - probably a little shorter though
 

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gave her a good clean at the weekend and got some more pictures

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fitted 20mm spacers all round yesterday, sits so much better now, handling feels more positive too (excuse how dirty the car is, I was refitting my rear plate so couldn't get it wet

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Bimecc ones, got a kit off eBay with the bolts and locking nut, TUV tested so I’m happy they are good quality - just have to let them know what wheels you are running so you get the right bolts

 

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another quick update, took the exhaust trims off to get them powdercoated as was way cheaper than buying the black competition ones from audi, really pleased with how they turned out, just a word of warning to others, don't leave them off the car for long as you'll melt your diffuser!

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Over the last week I have also been correcting the paintwork, it wasn't in bad condition, but I wanted to add a layer of ceramic protection (KKD Sistal) so made sense to fully decontaminate and correct first, really happy with the outcome, only a couple of marks I couldn't remove, but they aren't obvious unless you are looking for them.

Paintwork now looks super glossy and is silky to touch, rained today the beeding performance is also great.

Products used:
Valet Pro Dragon's Breath fall out remover
Valet Pro Foamula 1 snow foam
Carpro Reset shampoo
Bilt Hamber medium clay (lubed with a bucket of shampoo)
Koch Chemie H9
Koch Chemie M2
Carpro Eraser panel wipe
KKD Sistal (2 coats)

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rjwojcik

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Tips look great. Did they powder coat they insides as well? Was it a wheel place you took them to?
 

Bishop187

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another quick update, took the exhaust trims off to get them powdercoated as was way cheaper than buying the black competition ones from audi, really pleased with how they turned out, just a word of warning to others, don't leave them off the car for long as you'll melt your diffuser!

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Looking good. Powder coat them gloss black is on my to do list too. How much did they cost, if you don’t mind me asking?
Loving the lambo style plate too. Fits the rear nicely


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Tips look great. Did they powder coat they insides as well? Was it a wheel place you took them to?

Yeah inside too, took them to a general powder coater; but they do wheels too
 

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Looking good. Powder coat them gloss black is on my to do list too. How much did they cost, if you don’t mind me asking?
Loving the lambo style plate too. Fits the rear nicely


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£20
 

rjwojcik

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Did they say if the heat will affect the powder coat? I understand powder coat is baked on at a very high temp, but just wondering given the impact on the diffuser?
 

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Did they say if the heat will affect the powder coat? I understand powder coat is baked on at a very high temp, but just wondering given the impact on the diffuser?
Said it will be fine, they powder coat fire grates and wheels can get plenty hot too!

think the diffuser was the victim of a few regens
 

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****** bargain. Did u take them off urself?


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yep which was a complete sod! You need 3 hands
 

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Over the last week I have also been correcting the paintwork, it wasn't in bad condition, but I wanted to add a layer of ceramic protection (KKD Sistal) so made sense to fully decontaminate and correct first, really happy with the outcome, only a couple of marks I couldn't remove, but they aren't obvious unless you are looking for them.

Paintwork now looks super glossy and is silky to touch, rained today the beeding performance is also great.

Products used:
Valet Pro Dragon's Breath fall out remover
Valet Pro Foamula 1 snow foam
Carpro Reset shampoo
Bilt Hamber medium clay (lubed with a bucket of shampoo)
Koch Chemie H9
Koch Chemie M2
Carpro Eraser panel wipe
KKD Sistal (2 coats)

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Looks awesome mate, loving the progress of this A7
 

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no further changes to the car, i am booked in for front tints next week

i visited santa pod on VW Breakout weekend, and managed a time of 13.87 @ 100.38mph

also had some professional pictures taken

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