Hi Guys, Some of you guys i have already had the pleasure of meeting while working on your cars, others i am still to meet. I have had an A3 for the past 5 years and due to having a baby i have just upgraded to an A5 Sportback. On the A3 forums my posts over the years got very scattered as i didnt have a 'build thread' it was more of the latest mod i had done. This time around i want to keep it all in one place so i am starting this thread. So a couple weeks ago i picked up a 2010 A5 Sportback S-Line 3.0 TDI Quattro S-Tronic in Obsidian Grey. Absolutely amazing car, smooth and refined but an absolute beast when i want it to be. It came with keyless entry and go, electric S-lline heated front and rear leather seats, 3G MMI high with HDD, interior light pack, storage pack and front & rear optical parking sensors. I have plans to do a fair amount to the A5 as i did with the A3 Sportback i had, so to start it off here are a couple of pics of the A3 So this is what the A5 looked like when i went to collect her: So i got the A5 from leeds but before i drove back home to London i hooked up the VCDS and started coding the car with all the listed tweaks including Video in Motion, Audi Drive Select and interior ambient light adjustment. When i got her home it was a bit late so i parked her on the drive and the next morning i got straight to work... The interior was just too plain and normal for me so i had to put a personal touch to it. So i stripped it down and wrapped the trims in a lovely Satin Red (red is my favourite colour btw) The pictures honestly don't do it justice, it really stands out and looks the part in the car! The next thing i did was upgrade all the lights in the car to LEDs, including the 3 lights in the boot. Since some of the lights in the A5 are not the same as the A3 i had to order in a few more bulbs from @t8ups and installed them as soon as they arrived. I also changed the footwell lights from the dim white LEDs to lovely red LEDs so that when I'm driving around at night the ambient light is a nice dim red over the feet. The next day i had to drop off a customer to Bluewater while i had his car in the garage and as i was walking back to the car the front end of it just didnt look right, it looked.... standard. I had to do something about it so i called up another contact and placed an order for a special part. I also called up TPS and ordered a pair of Audi LED number plate lights, then got in contact with the guys at HIDs Direct and ordered some 5000k replacement D3S bulbs and foglight bulbs. Its really difficult to get decent pics of the headlights with an iPhone but here is what it looks like with the uprated bulbs: Then while the car was in the garage and my special part turned up earlier that morning, i got to work and went from this: To this: The front end has been transformed from just a grill change, much happier with it now. once i was done i cleaned up the car and went to TPS to collect the bits i had ordered and got a couple more lovely shots of the car Great and weird thing about Obsidian Grey is how it changes colour when light hits the paint, in some lights it looks black while sometimes it looks purple. Another thing i had to sort out was getting burnt in mild sunshine in the car. The clear glass just made it feel like a greenhouse so i went to a friend who sorted out some nice light 'sun shades' which matched the rears better Also while i was with my friend i mentioned to him that the 5000k Fog lights i bought don't light up properly since the canbus system shuts one of the bulbs down so he gave me a set of canbus compatible ballasts which did the trick Now i have lovely crisp white lighting all around the car to make it much more modern. Final thing i have done to it in the last 2 weeks of ownership is to update the Maps and firmware on the MMI 3G high to the latest 2015 maps, turned out i had the original 2010 maps on the car... took about 3 hours to do and most of the time all i saw was this: There isn't much that i have noticed as yet with the update but i guess it now has more roads or any other changes made in the last 5 years. I plan to replace the unit with 3G MMI Plus at some stage anyway so that should be a nice upgrade over the unit i currently have. So thats it for now, i will update this thread as i go along.