AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Chrome Silver Tips for 8V Audi S3



2013-2020 Audi S3 – AWE SwitchPath Exhaust with Chrome Silver Tips

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AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Chrome Silver Tips for 8V Audi S3

The bar has been set high for Audi’s small sedan with its superior quality, fitment, performance, sound, and a multitude of options.

Turn Heads

  • The SwitchPath™ Exhaust is put together with smooth curves, efficient packaging, and a double-sided design. It is manufactured with hand-shaped 3-inch and 2.5-inch T304L stainless steel, which is made in the United States and features a controllable passenger-side tip.
  • SwitchPath™ keeps the standard valve performance, responding to the S3’s ECU directions determined by how hard you press the accelerator, the speed of the engine and Drive Select. Starting off slowly to get ready for work in the morning or navigating the city at a slow speed? Close the valve. Ready to blast off? Flip the setting to Dynamic and your S3 will produce an exhilarating AWE sound with increased popping that will bring a pleased smile to your face.

The AWE SwitchPath Remote

  • Push-button mood control.
  • Open and close exhaust valves with the push of a button from inside the cabin at any time.
  • Works with stock system, or AWE SwitchPath™ Exhaust.
  • Comes as a set of two remotes with wiring harness, control box and mounting hardware.
  • Compact design perfect for a keychain or cup holder.
  • From quiet to aggressive with the tap of a button.
  • No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed

What It Does

  • The AWE SwitchPath Remote and accompanying control box overrides the factory valving to allow the exhaust valves, whether it be on the AWE SwitchPath Exhaust or the stock exhaust, to be opened or closed manually via the SwitchPath Remote.

How To Operate

  • With the AWE SwitchPath Controller installed, the exhaust valves can be opened by pressing the “On” button found on the left side of the SwitchPath Remote. To close the exhaust valves simply press the “Off” button on the right side of the remote.
  • Please note, the AWE SwitchPath Remote overrides the stock valve control, meaning the exhaust must be opened and closed with the remote as desired.

Exhaust Tips

  • AWE SwitchPath and Track Edition come standard with 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in your choice of chrome silver or diamond black, complete with stamped AWE logo.

Conversion Kits

  • AWE made it easy to convert between SwitchPath and Track Edition if you decide at a later date to change your volume. Easy.

Valve Simulators: Why do you need them?

  • Sound perfection comes standard thanks to AWE’s SwitchPath™ Technology, which utilizes the S3’s factory valving. But when it comes to the Track Edition versions of these systems, these valves are eliminated, the ECU stores what is known as a ‘soft code’ in the system. While this code is not harmful, who wants it? Enter the AWE Electronic Valve Simulators.
  • These simple devices plug right into the factory harness in place of the exhaust valves and prevent any code from ever being stored in the ECU due to the removal of the exhaust valves. Plug them in. Start it up. Drive away. That simple.
  • Sold separately, comes as a set of two.

Fitment Guarantee

  • AWE was born in 1991 as an installer of aftermarket parts. They know the pain of an upgrade not fitting. So they guarantee theirs will. All AWE brand products feature the AWE Fitment Guarantee. This is their pledge that AWE products were engineered to fit perfectly, for easy installation by a qualified installer, every time.

No CEL Guarantee

  • If you install and use AWE’s products properly without further modifications (excluding other AWE products that are compatible with the product in question), our No Check Engine Light Guarantee will give you assurance that no check engine light should appear. Problem-free and light-free, it’s that straightforward.

50 State Legal

  • This product is allowed to be sold and used in all 50 states due to its design.


  • Created, engineered, and made with pride in the AWE facilities.
  • Max gains of 12 hp and 9 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels (turbo-back, stock software).
  • This product is made from CNC bent tubes of 304L stainless steel, with a wall thickness of 0.65 inches, sourced from the U.S., available in 3-inch and 2.5-inch diameters.
  • Installing directly with factory-level ease.
  • The concept of “less is more” applies to design when a simple, streamlined approach leads to better performance.
  • 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in chrome silver.
  • Perfect fitment, guaranteed.
  • Features the AWE No CEL guarantee.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • AWE SwitchPath™ Remote (sold separately) can be purchased for push-button mood control with SwitchPath™ exhausts.

What’s in The Box?

  • Complete SwitchPath Exhaust
  • Four 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in chrome silver.
  • All necessary hardware for installation.


  • 2013-2020 Audi S3 – 8V

About AWE

In The Business of Performance

  • AWE has one vision : To Unlock Performance. AWE has been producing award-winning, handcrafted performance exhausts, track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers for over two decades. Their elite team of researchers, engineers, and drivers work diligently to create and distribute these reliable, premium performance upgrades for some of the industry’s top cars. Founded in 1991, AWE is based out of a state-of-the-art facility in Pennsylvania, and sells its products through an exclusive network of dealers and retailers both online and in-store.

Their In-House Edge

  • The hard work and dedication put development is clearly evident. A current carbon fiber intake, with over 350 hours of in-house development and testing, it is obvious those involved in this project are incredibly passionate about performance. By strictly regulating every aspect of the process, the end product is one with unrivaled quality and effectiveness.
  • AWE is a reflection of the union of their laboratory, CAD tools, CNC machine, and official-tuner status at New Jersey Motorsports Park. From the first steps of prototyping to manufacturing of the final product; from there to the testing process, all of these elements are at the heart of what AWE does. Having every part of their operations in-house means they are able to control the quality of their products, and that’s exactly how they want it to be.

AWE’s Vision

  • Put succinctly, their corporate culture revolves around a unifying vision: unlocking performance. Every CAD rendering and every test run is subject to the scrutiny of “What can be improved? How much more performance can we unlock?” Even the minutest details involved in the selection of an intercooler and the crafting of a 180 Technology® exhaust are held up to the same level of commitment and excellence that has become a hallmark of their brand. It all comes together to ensure the perfect balance of performance and reliability.
  • To put it simply, they want to be the go-to experts in precision automotive engineering for car lovers like you.
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