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Old 08-22-2018, 07:29 PM
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Assuming you have the VCP, is the coding pretty simple to do without experience using your included instructions or is it highly recommended to have a shop handle that piece? I can't imagine the actual taillight install is all that difficult so was just a little worried about the coding.
The taillight install and wiring is very complex and easily the hardest part. You have to repin the harnesses, and add new ones.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:06 AM
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Assuming you have the VCP, is the coding pretty simple to do without experience using your included instructions or is it highly recommended to have a shop handle that piece? I can't imagine the actual taillight install is all that difficult so was just a little worried about the coding.
The taillight installation isn't all that terrible. Physically the lights are easy to remove and install. For fitment the plugs are swapped with supplied units which just requires a pin extractor tool, easily found for $20 or so. There are video links in the included instructions on how to work with the plugs, open them, release pins, etc. Then two wires need to be run from the outer lights to the BCM2 module on the left side of the trunk. Requires removing one trunk trim. All of this is outlined in included PDF instructions included with the kits.

Using VCP is also not terribly hard, especially if you are familiar with diagnostic programs like VCDS. Instructions walk you thru step by step on how to use VCP to upload the proper parameters.

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Thank you for the information!
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:13 AM
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Along with some blackline tails it was time to try a new fitment and Rotiform had something new that fit the build...

















Version 2.0

Lighting
Headlights A5, S5, RS5 LED (OEM)
Taillight Package A5, S5, RS5 LED Blackline

Exterior
Rotiform Cast WGR 20" Wheel Sets - 20x10.5" ET45
H&R Trak+ 12mm DR Wheel Spacers

Performance
Brake Pads EBC Yellowstuff

A little wider wheel, no rubbing, perfect fitment with the H&R spacers. The silver matches perfectly with the S5 fender badging and window trims while the black optic items everywhere else tone down the chrome, though the candy red offered on the Rotiform WGR was tempting but maybe not right for the daily driver[>_<] Eurolights are always required, because ain't nobody got time for orange up front. The Blackline taillights I thought might disappear into the see of Daytona Grey, but the red running light looks great and gives the car a new more aggressive appearance from the rear.

More to come in time...
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
IMHO it's about personal preference and the model/body color combo. I've kept full chrome, even added more chrome with S4 mirror caps, on certain cars like the project Allroad and it looked amazing:



Also done brighter colors with black optic:



And now a medium to darker color with black optic and carbon:



Different strokes for different folks...

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so Iím not much of a modder but I like the upgraded gear shift. How would I put that on? Seems complicated?
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If you just are referring to the S5 Sportback air leather shift trim, that is very easy to install. The old one pulls up with your finger tips and the new one pops right into place.

Shift **** Trim S-Line Automatic

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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
If you just are referring to the S5 Sportback air leather shift trim, that is very easy to install. The old one pulls up with your finger tips and the new one pops right into place.

Shift **** Trim S-Line Automatic

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alright! Now thatís something I can handle. Thanks!!
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