AUDI - B8/B8.5 - Skid Plate Installation Instructions SAFETY INFORMATION: Never get underneath a vehicle that is supported only by a jack. ALWAYS wear safety glasses ALWAYS support the vehicle with jack stands Park your car on a level area. KIT CONTENTS: (1) Skid Plate (1) Riv-Nut Installation Tool (3) Riv-Nuts (3) Stainless Steel Bolts (1) Package of Anti-Seize REQUIRED TOOLS: Open/Boxed End Wrenches Flat and Phillips Screwdrivers 3/8” Drive Ratchet 3/8” Drive Shallow Sockets 3/8” Drive Torx Bit Set 3/8” Drive Triple Square Bit Set INSTALLATION STEPS: 1. Safely lift and support the vehicle. *** ALWAYS support the vehicle with jack stands *** 2. Using the proper tools, remove all the fasteners holding the panel underneath the engine and remove the panel. Some vehicles have an additional panel covering the transmission, this one does not have to be removed. *** Keep track of where fasteners are located when removing, most will be re used.*** 3. Using the proper tools, loosen but do not remove the four screws securing the lower radiator shroud to the radiator core support. 4. If your vehicle is equipped with electric power steering, it will have an aluminum shield bolted onto the sub-frame. Remove this shield using the proper tool. If your vehicle does not have electric power steering or this shield is not installed, proceed to next step. 5. Install Riv-Nuts in the three (3) holes located in the center of the sub-frame, see the Riv-Nut instruction sheet on proper tool operation. 6. Install the new skid plate in place by inserting the front edge under the lower radiator shroud, then pushing the rear of the skid plate up against the sub-frame. Loosely install the three Allen head skid plate bolts that came with the kit into the holes where you just installed the Riv-Nuts, coat these bolts with the Anti-Seize supplied with your skid plate. These (3) bolts will hold the skid plate to the sub-frame. *** Do Not Tighten *** 7. Loosely install all remaining stock fasteners into the locations that they were removed from. 8. Tighten all fasteners, starting in the front of the vehicle moving rearward.