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Old 03-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #100791
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Thanks Al for your help and use of your lift. Without the lift, this wouldn't have been possible with the crap we went through with the shields.

Swapped downpipes for Miltek high flow downpipes and cats:

3 of the 4 bolts for the heatshields over the stock downpipes stripped immediately upon trying to remove them. Worst. Thing. Ever. Also, two of the bolts for the passenger axle or transaxle boot also stripped. Ended up breaking that off in pieces as well.

I used a friends lift and garage to do this. Swap. It helped tremendously. We spend about 85% of the time with the heat shield removal. The stripped bolts, especially the one on the drivers side closest to the wheel, which you have NO room to cut it off or anything. Reinstallation was a cinch without the shields.

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Miltek vs destroyed heatshield:



Miltek on the car. Don't mind the wire and crap lol. Car is at the exhaust shop right now getting that fixed.



No heatshield put back on.



Bastard bolts. These were a pain but EASY with the heat shields off. I spend many, Many hours just taking the shields off:



Since stuff was off, I went ahead and check both K03's for shaft play and they're perfect!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #100792
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welcome to VW/Audi exhausts lol

a set of these plus a ton of extensions/joints are pretty much required.
http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-b...7&blockType=G7
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #100793
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heyo, left on my own in Chrysler with an hour between meetings. I feel like I should go explore top secret areas or something haha
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #100794
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welcome to VW/Audi exhausts lol

a set of these plus a ton of extensions/joints are pretty much required.
http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-b...7&blockType=G7
I have a full set of 20 piece craftsman ones lol. The bolts were G ALLEN HEAD, 5mm. OF COURSE they strip being that damned small and ON the turbo. WTF lol.

Also, no one said on the forums the O2's have to be extended about a foot lol. Those twats.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:47 AM   #100795
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I used that 3m wheel before at the dealership on pin strips/ those stupid dealership name tags they stick on (including those thick ones) all it is a big eraser compound.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #100796
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heyo, left on my own in Chrysler with an hour between meetings. I feel like I should go explore top secret areas or something haha
When's your ish done at Chrysler? Timmeh and I are grabbing lunch later if you want to join.
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I used that 3m wheel before at the dealership on pin strips/ those stupid dealership name tags they stick on (including those thick ones) all it is a big eraser compound.
For real? Interesting then.
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Cough cough, invite? cough cough...
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I have a full set of 20 piece craftsman ones lol. The bolts were G ALLEN HEAD, 5mm. OF COURSE they strip being that damned small and ON the turbo. WTF lol.

Also, no one said on the forums the O2's have to be extended about a foot lol. Those twats.
What did u do about the extentions
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I figured since Timmeh could yell to the next room to you he'd have that covered.
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