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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Josh/AWE's Avatar
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    A downpipe removal tool for the DIY crowd, from AWE Tuning.

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    We always wanted one of these. So we made one.

    Introducing the AWE Tuning Downpipe Removal Tool, specially designed for removing hard to reach downpipe bolts. The ratchet side of the tool features an opening for a 3/8" ratchet and extension, allowing simple access to the downpipe bolts. The other side features a 12 point box-end style wrench, allowing the tool to be utilized in tight, confined spaces. The piece is nickel plated for durability and laser etched for awesomeness. If you plan on installing aftermarket downpipes on your B8 S4, this piece is a must-have. Check it out, right here.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings PitchS4's Avatar
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    Good idea. I used a regular open ended 12mm crows foot which I got for about 20 bucks, but I would have happily paid another 10 to have one that was closed ended like yours so it sat tight.

    Now if only my exhaust wasn't slanted in on the driver side pipe ...hopefully I can get to that this weekend.
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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Josh/AWE's Avatar
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    Make installation easier with our Downpipe Removal Tool! I'd like to answer any questions anyone may have!

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    Senior Member Four Rings Usa's Avatar
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    Total time for an exhaust install - 3 hours
    Time it takes to remove downpipes - 2 hours

    lol, this is nice I wish I had this.
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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Josh/AWE's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usa View Post
    Total time for an exhaust install - 3 hours
    Time it takes to remove downpipes - 2 hours

    lol, this is nice I wish I had this.
    Exactly!
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    Veteran Member Four Rings drob23's Avatar
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    This thing kicks ass, definitely worth it to grab if you plan to DIY an exhaust install with downpipes.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings moyenecorniche's Avatar
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    Nice tool except I have a heat flange which surrounds the bolts on my B6 S4 thus only a shallow and deep socket with extensions and universals work. Will be deleting that heat flange since it only serves to make things difficult in removing the nuts..
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Stasis used to give these out with their ill fitting exhausts...
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    Veteran Member Four Rings AKPS4's Avatar
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    Does anyone know if this allows access to all three bolts at the top end of the passenger DP? Without removing the trans or taking apart the exhaust?

    I have a few loose bolts and can't reach them no matter how many swivels I use. Before I buy or borrow to figure this out want to make sure it'll actually work. Here is a photo from the top side where one bolt is missing completely. Had to remove intake to see this. Also The O2 sensor is in the way of fitting any socket in there.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings AKPS4's Avatar
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    1992 z28 383 LT1/T56 - 425 RWHP. D1SC @12lbs coming
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    A downpipe removal tool for the DIY crowd, from AWE Tuning.

    Crap never mind. I think this is at the cat to manifold connection. Any tips on this? Can I remove downpipe then access this or have to drop trans?
    2012 S4 Monsoon Grey 6MT, Prestige, Titanium, Sport Diff., B&O, carbon fiber inlays, DIY intercooler screen, VAG-COM mods, APR Stage 2+, AWE w/ non-res DP's, Strat Intake, H&R OE, EuroCode F/R Sways, end links, Alu Kruez, Apikol RDM, and STS, V1 wired to SAVVY, Front end Clear Bra Cover, RS4 Grill, 19" Titaniums w/ Nitto Motivo's, 19x9.5 F14's w/ Mich. PSS

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    Established Member Four Rings whiped's Avatar
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    Supposedly you can remove the first firewall and access the bolts that way.

    I have no idea though. Looked like a huge PIA when I was doing research on gutting my cats.
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    Veteran Member Three Rings miztahsparklez's Avatar
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    Can also just use a crowfoot


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    Veteran Member Four Rings AKPS4's Avatar
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    1992 z28 383 LT1/T56 - 425 RWHP. D1SC @12lbs coming
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    So the AWE tool will work? How about the other bolts that you can't see in this photo
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    I also used a Crowfoot, but this looks to be much easier to use

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    I used something like this and did the job just fine:


    I do think this AWE product would probably be marginally better so you don't have to deal with being as careful for the head not to swivel on you.


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