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Old 01-09-2019, 07:53 PM
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Hello All,

I recently pulled the trigger on a 2018 Audi Q7. This was the first large web forum that I came across. The car was bought to upgrade my wife from her 2011 Acura MDX.

Are there any initial mods that are commonly done by owners to improve the vehicle? For example, back in the day, the first thing people would do for vehicles would be to improve airflow and air filter - this might be outdated as I did it on my 2002 Trans Am :-P. My daily driver is a 2018 BMW M5 so I'm not looking to make the Q7 a racecar. I'm more interested in tasteful mods that will improve the interior (nifty storage compartments, cell phone holders, lighting, convenience mods, etc.) or improve the performance without going too crazy (I purchased CPO and want to maintain the warranty). The car is white with black interior.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to reading and posting.

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Originally Posted by ZandersAudiAdventure View Post
Hello All,

I recently pulled the trigger on a 2018 Audi Q7. This was the first large web forum that I came across. The car was bought to upgrade my wife from her 2011 Acura MDX.

Are there any initial mods that are commonly done by owners to improve the vehicle? For example, back in the day, the first thing people would do for vehicles would be to improve airflow and air filter - this might be outdated as I did it on my 2002 Trans Am :-P. My daily driver is a 2018 BMW M5 so I'm not looking to make the Q7 a racecar. I'm more interested in tasteful mods that will improve the interior (nifty storage compartments, cell phone holders, lighting, convenience mods, etc.) or improve the performance without going too crazy (I purchased CPO and want to maintain the warranty). The car is white with black interior.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to reading and posting.

ZAA
Welcome to the forum! It would be great if you can provide the trim (prestige or PP) engine spec (2.0 vs 3.0), options, accessories that came with the car. Also post pictures!
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Congrats on the Q7 and welcome to AW.. From what I have read a lot of members do suspension mods, some change out the wheels, some powder coat their OEM wheels...Research the forum and you'll get a lot of different ideas...
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For starters, post some pictures.
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get yourself obdeleven:

- turn off the seatbelt chime
- increase the trunk release delay
- enable unlock w/engine running

check your tire inflation -- some come overinflated from factory
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also if you are on goodyear tires, good luck. those will disintegrate at 10-12,000mi mark. keep a close eye on the treadwear.
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Not necessarily - I'm at 15,000 miles on the Goodyears and have 9 or 10/32 left on all 4 tires, and they look in very good condition. Mix of city and long distance driving, and quite sporty driver.

YMMV
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Not necessarily - I'm at 15,000 miles on the Goodyears and have 9 or 10/32 left on all 4 tires, and they look in very good condition. Mix of city and long distance driving, and quite sporty driver.

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My GoodYear F1's non ROF on factory 21's have plenty of tread left at 12k
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And will be helpful to know where you are located.... BTW, drove an M5 on za Autobahn for five years, so I'm jealous!

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