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    So my Q5 3.0 TFSI just arrived today dirty as hell so I got to work ASAP





    Started on the engine bay




    After hours of detailing its a car that Iím in love with










    Iv got so many plans for this
    Current parts waiting to install

    Carbon fibre trims
    SQ5 black grill.
    SQ5 door Handel trims
    SQ5 door entry trims
    H&R sport springs.
    Stage 1 tune
    Porsche Macan GTS brake upgrades
    Custom exhaust
    SQ5 rear diffuser
    APR stage 1 tune. These engines are so governed
    APR intake
    And possibly wheels.

    I love this car more then my RS5 for some reason.
    Love the color absolutely Gorgeous

    So yeh watch this space. There are going to be a lot of things changing. Its going to to be a SQ5/Porsche

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    Congrats - no doubt very satisfying to give it a thorough clean up now that it is in your possession.

    You've done well to gather all those parts for it already!! I look forward to hearing about your progress with all mods - no doubt the engine mods will really awaken it.

    On the wheels, FWIW I quite like the style that is on their currently.

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    yeh Iv only spent like $4000 on everything and its still way cheeper then buying a SQ5. I just dont get why people are paying like 10K extra just for a badge. Literally After Iím done with this, it is a legit SQ5 that would be sold in America but better. My budget is 10K which is still less then what I would of select on a SQ5. It just baffles me on why people are paying so much for these things.

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    We all know how excited we get with new cars, just like a dog with two appendages perhaps. The real math is at stage two, which isn't just a basic tune but a bit more detailed, plus maybe some other work?, you go from stock (272) to 425, an increase of 153 which is very approximately a 56% increase if the figures presented are correct. Very nice if you come from a N/A car but pretty well what is expected from a puffer.

    I like miracles but even with Audi you don't get that for free. Basically you will have the equivalent output of a 20 year old 2.7 ltr RS4 with a basic tune. Make no mistake, it'll be a quick car and no doubt very enjoyable, but you have to put this in perspective. With 20 years of technology to draw on, this shouldn't be seen as the parting of the waters. As said though, it'll be a nice car to drive and I'll be checking in to see how it all goes.
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    Great start. Will be following with interest for inspiration on my Q5.

    Cheers

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    For sure, most audi engines are gems. You say that the blower isn't helping at the power output you could get from a tune but I would respectfully disagree.

    You know that engine power basics is the mass of O2 and fuel at the correct ratio that can be converted into force over two revolutions, minus frictional losses.

    With a NA engine, you can get a small power increase by intake and exhaust tuning at the cost of repositioning the power on the band. You can increase capacity which gives a more rounded power band.

    With a forced induction engine, you can get massive increases by increasing the boost pressure (thus increasing the mass of the air/fuel available) sort of doubling the static engine capacity. All this is pure physics and all the sales fluff in the world doesn't change that.

    Where the magic occurs is in the control systems and for very obvious reasons a modern engine management system has it all over older cars and can produce much more HP from the same mass of fuel/air mixture. Better management of boost, very much more detailed ignition and valve timing, more sensors and quicker responses, less internal friction all contribute to the output which is why I say that if you are equaling the output of a 20 year old engine with something of similar configuration then this isn't a modern miracle. A good EV will blow the doors off most Audi RS cars (despair) but that is just the next stage of propulsion evolution.

    My point, take the blower off and see what you get. It won't be what you think, more peaky with power higher up the band, no low down torque etc etc. Whoever writes the tune map will (or should be) using all the tricks and options available to make the broad spread of power available that you will certainly enjoy.

    Long story short, this should be a great car to own and it'll be both quick and strong and a good lesson on how to get an SQ5 for Q5 prices, but it isn't the revelation or magic pudding of tuning.
    C5 RS6: Sportec, Milltek & Wagner -- B5 RS4 : tastefully modified -- Audi 1.8 quattro 132 Kw -- UNIMOG 404 TLF8

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    You got a 3.0 TFSI as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muckman View Post
    You got a 3.0 TFSI as well?
    3.0TDI. I didn't even know the 3.0TFSI was an option in Australia until i purchased mine. Thats ok, i still enjoy it and got it for a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ML24WA View Post
    3.0TDI. I didn't even know the 3.0TFSI was an option in Australia.
    Yep and I think itís why Iíve triggered many SQ5 owners lol
    Let me be clear, there is no difference from a 3.0 TFSI TO A SQ5. Other then the obvious cosmetics, there is no structural difference.
    It uses the same engine, same gearbox, same diff (provided you donít have the sports diff) which every one iv looked at donít.
    Only difference is the price tag. I just donít see the logic in buying a turbo diesel SQ5 with fake exhaust systems with a $20,000 hire price tag lol
    For less then 4K iv gotten everything I need to convert it into a real SQ5 non of this ****ty diesel crap.

    But back to my point, yes I think these cars are one of Australiaís biggest sleepers. With just a stage 1 tune you can get amazing power out of them and these engines are one of Audi bests engines.

    And I absolutely love this interior i have in it. I never liked the SQ5 interior, just too much leather. I absolutely love the audi perforated alcantara, and the S line seats are Identical to the SQ5 so again, where is that extra 20K going to lol.
    I challenge anyone to justify where the extra 20K goes into a SQ5 compared to a Q5 lol its a joke.
    And again, the SQ5 dont even have real performance brakes, It still runs floating calipers all round which is embarrassing. Hens why I went with the Porsche Macan GTS brake kit.






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