Here at Velocity Factor, it’s no secret that we love Audis! Our owner has a beautiful blue, 2014 B8.5 Audi S4 with many great upgrades. One of our long-time customers picked up a brand new, 2018 Audi B9 S5 this past year in the very same color! Initially, we did some really nice upgrades including 20” Advan GT wheels custom painted in the same color blue as the car to match, with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires all around, H&R VTF Adjustable Lowering Springs, and a Velocity Factor custom-made cat-back exhaust system since at the time, there were no off-the-shelf systems to be had. To this we also added a Burger Tuning JB4 for added power knowing fully well we’d be doing some really nice upgrades to complement these in the future.
That time arrived sooner than later! The owner opted to have Velocity Factor install a new AWE Tuning Front Mount Intercooler, AWE Tuning Carbon Fiber S-Flo Cold Air Intake System, a Milltek Sport Downpipe with High Flow Cat, and a new OEM Audi RS5 Grille. While all of the components listed here are designed for the Audi S5, the RS5 grille most certainly was not.
The RS5 and S5 have distinctly different front bumpers and therefore, the design of their respective grilles including angles and how they mount are completely different. With the customer wanting to retain his original Audi S5 front bumper, the expert staff at Velocity Factor set out to modify the new OEM RS5 grille to work and fit in the S5 front bumper. This was no easy task with a lot of time spent measuring, trimming, adjusting, and modifying the grille and bumper to fit together properly. Clearly Audi never intended for such a swap but Velocity Factor made it happen! Have a look at the pictures and see for yourself. We’re sure you’ll agree that it came out looking like it rolled off the factory assembly line with the new RS5 grille and now our customer has a one-of-a-kind S5 with a genuine OEM RS5 grille on the front of his S5!
The Milltek downpipe was installed and fit perfectly as Milltek products always do. Aside from being far less restrictive than the OEM downpipe, affording a Stage 2 map to be run on the Burger Tuning JB4, it also added some nice depth in terms of tone and snarl to the exhaust note. To help keep things cool and consistent, the AWE Tuning S-Flo Carbon Fiber intake was added along with the AWE Tuning Front Mount Intercooler upgrade. The addition of all these performance parts when combined with the upgraded JB4 map all worked in sync to provide extra power that is always there when needed, and safely with much cooler operating temperatures.
Velocity Factor features the very best in products, installation, and service for our customers. We’re dealers for hundreds of performance products and upgrades for just about every late model car or truck. If you want to learn what Velocity Factor can do for your vehicle, contact us today at (561)-395-5700 by phone, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit us! Our showroom is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. We look forward to meeting and working with you in bringing your vision to reality here at Velocity Factor!