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  1. rpm based boost controller

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been thinking about getting this, I've read good reviews on it and like the fact you could adjust per 500 rpm to get rid of spikes, and also get rid of the boost falling off(if your turbo can handle it) Another awsome part, it uses ur manifold pressure to read ur boost not the turbo...
  2. looking for a cheap usb based stereo for 2003 passat gls

    New Member Introductions
    looking around for a cheap stereo to install..
  3. WTB: B5 Hella HID head lamps, Australia based only

    WTB/WTT Section
    please PM if you can help out. cheers!
  4. FS: Like new Euro Switch for B5, B5.5 and MKIV based cars

    Parts For Sale
    I have a slightly used euro switch for sale. $25 plus shipping
  5. Would you buy a B6 based on your B5(.5) experience..??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says, when it's time for a new 'motor', would you consider a B6 as the next logical step or would you look elsewhere..?? I don't consider my B5.5 to be my truly ideal car, but it does a lot of things very well. Enough to wonder about upgrading to a B6 at some point down the road...
  6. Malfunctioning trip computer lights based on temperature

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I bought an 02 Passat about a month ago and in this time I have noticed that my trip computer display is pretty weird. The computer works fine for calculating fuel economy and all but the top row of lights in the display seem to "burn out" when the temperature outside is around 28c (83ish...
  7. Link to China spec Passat(B5 based)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I m bored and search to see what version of passat is in China now and find this... http://www.passatchina.com/index.html (Click on the 2nd tab on menu for pic) the rear light are so much like the current A4.... http://www.passatchina.com/down/d103.jpg and I like the seats (china passat are...
  8. PC based Custom Tiptronic programming ???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across an extremely interesting link http://www.powertraincontrolsolutions.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28 They apparently have a program ($750) that allows you to modify your TCU parameters a la lemmiwinks. For all of those who are having problems with slippage this may be a...
  9. WTB: Kenwood navigation(garmin based NOT DVD)

    Classified Archive
    Looking to buy. Let me know Michael
  10. Class Or Crass: 2007 TechArt Widebody based on Porsche Cayman S

    Anything Auto
  11. Faith based err...I mean money funnel

    The Black Hole
    Yes! Let Jesus show you the way. Nevermind Jesus is just a front to make the rich richer and keep the poor poor.
  12. Hacking OnStar based speaker phone to use a regular cell phone

    Mobile Electronics
    I've got a 2004 Passat with the OnStar system. I don't find it all that useful and the cell phone service it provides is really bad and expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to do the following to the on-board OnStar based speaker-phone. 1) disconnect the on-board phone (it's an old...
  13. PDA Based GPS

    Mobile Electronics
    Anyone using a PDA GPS setup? Let me know what hardware/software you're using and what you think of it, where you purchased, etc. TIA
  14. Tribology fun - gear oils for clutch based LSDs!

    Anything Auto
    All tribology topics are among the highest debated amongst car owners. What oil to use in their motor, tranny, and for AWD/RWD cars, differentials. So here's the deal. Owners claim their choice of gear oil greatly affects how their LSD performs (just as people do with their engines and...
  15. Feeler/Poll - UK based online store

    Europe
    Crap thread title, but hopefully I know have your attention. The powers that be have allowed me this one thread to get some feedback - so thanks to them :thumbup: I recently purchased some B5.5 parts from VAG Parts (complete net-optic trim, W8 console mod, front fog lamp mod and more recently...
  16. In the works: VW something or other phaeton based van!

    Anything Auto
  17. In the works: FARBOUD, Porsche based supercar!

    Anything Auto
    PURE HOTNESS! :bow:
  18. CANCELLED: 6-LED Wedge Based W5W City light

    Group Buys
    I'M SOOOO SORRY GUYS!! GB CANCELLED!! My car is totalled. Here's what happened earlier tonight. CLICK HERE --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- This would be from http://www.superbrightleds.com ...
  19. **UPDATED** New BODY KIT Based on MY Ride: Interest?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ****UPDATED****** SEE BELOW!******* Background: The body man behind my car is interested in reproducing his enormous efforts in kit form. This is not a Red Herring. If you are interested this kit WILL be built. Cliff Downie, owner of Full-EFX here in Atlanta, is a Fiberglass wizard and all...
  20. ProDiag Palm Based Diagnostic Tool Review

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Received the tool on Saturday and proceeded to test out the functions. Basically I have scanned for any DTC's, did the throttle body adaptation, changed the language, tinkered with the various door locking options and have done some logs of various blocks. All in all i'm pretty happy with how it...
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