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  1. alarm and window issues, could be bigger problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey everyone, I searched through the forum and as far as I could find, no one had any info on my exact problem. but if this information is somewhere else then I truly apologize. I have the 02 Passat 1.8T, I have had it since 05 and I had numerous problems that I wasn't at that time willing to...
  2. Battery or cap and bigger alt for B5 Passat

    Mobile Electronics
    Just got my new sub and amp put in. The sub is a Sundown Audio X.12, and the amp is a Tezla TZ-1500.1D (1500W RMS @ 1ohm, 1000W RMS @ 2ohm) being fed with 4ga from the front. In the near future, I am also going to be adding a Tezla TZ-120.4D (75x4 @ 4, 120x4 @ 2) for the door speakers (I...
  3. Bigger brakes please

    B5 Garage
    Looking to maybe upgrade my brakes this summer, I hear VR6 brakes fit on our cars (b5)? If not what options do I have? I don't want to spend huge money on bigger brakes but 1 step up would be nice :)
  4. The $4, $3, $2, $1 Wiper Wholesaler Closeout is Bigger Than Ever!

    A competitor switched suppliers for their private label wiper line and created one of the best Wholesaler Closeout bargains for RockAuto customers ever! Thousands are already in inventory. Thousands have been sold. More are coming! First-quality wiper blades and refills made by Trico, including...
  5. does bigger injectors mess up the display miles per gallon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8t with k04 and pc16 tune with the Bosch red top injectors. My average mpg I'm getiing on the dash says 27.9mpg. The trip mpg hits 34 some days depending how easy I am with the throttle. So Ya question is is this display on the dash correct or not with bigger injectors? I only fill...
  6. b5 passat bigger turbo?

    New Member Introductions
    does anyone know a good reasonable priced turbo to put in my passat? if its bolt on idc just can i get it tuned to push more than the stock like 8 lbs of boost? i want to outpull my friends with their little stock cars. my budget is $1000 and i do most of the work myself :wrench: ive done a lot...
  7. Picked up a new (bigger) family hauler! (pics)

    Anything Auto
    So with another one on the way (baby), my wife and I decided it's time to upgrade to another vehicle, this time something a little bigger. Don't worry though, we kept our Passat. After months of deliberating and deciding between an entire slew of cars and SUVs, looking at everything from a 2013...
  8. bigger turbo, clogged pcv??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, So I installed a FRANKENTURBO a few weeks back. Ok so I'm now getting oil coming out of the vented oil cap. This wasn't happening with my K03. Is there just to much pressure now? I'm getting a very strong oil smell in the cabin now.. I was thinking of cleaning all the pcv hoses...
  9. W8- bigger snow rims or wheel spacers?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a V6 4motion and I bought 15" steelies and snow tires for it. Bought a W8 and was rotating the tires - tried to use 1 of the snow set up while moving the front wheels back, it was too small. MY QUESTION - Should I buy new 16" steelies and snow tires, selling my old pair, or buy wheel...
  10. Wheel/Tire Size -- Is Bigger Better?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a 2001 (B5.5) V6 4motion Passat. I still have the stock wheels and tire size on it: 205/55/R16. Was thinking about getting some new wheels, but before I locked myself into that wheel/tire size, I wanted to ask the question -- is there any real advantage (or disadvantage) to getting bigger...
  11. My B5 now has a bigger badder brother!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, so after getting back from Afghanistan and making my promotion to TSgt this year, I decided to buy my dream car...An A6 Quattro, S Line with all the packages...She is my new baby to go along with my pride and Joy B5. Here she is, I just tinted the windows and installed KWV1 Coils...
  12. Bigger Head Gasket for Turbo ?

    B5 Garage
    Hello, Im working on the project for my old passat with 1.8 non turbo engine, i would like make it turbo, I know i should sell it and buy passat with 1.8t, but no, i would love to make something diffrent for a change. I know all bits and pices will fit from 1.8t engine, mainflod etc, the...
  13. K04+Testpipe+Bigger Manifold = Less Power?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now, I'm sure someone on this forum can answer my question. (2001.5 1.8t AWM) Over the weekend, I installed a K04 (from a stock K03), a 3" test pipe, and a bigger turbo/exhaust manifold. I have had a K04 Stage 1 (per se) program on my K03 + Aluminum DV + FMIC for a while now, and it used to...
  14. Trying to find P/N for bigger oil filter for 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title says I am trying to find the part number for the newer, larger oil filter for a 1.8T motor. I spent 10 minutes trying to find it with the search function with no luck. Can someone help me out here with a part number? Looking for a Bosch number if possible.
  15. Bigger brake kit, need pad info

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I may pull the trigger on this...(Jon I know you will read this, how long is the me if it is a secret) need some help with pads. I want little dust, good wet & dry stopping, NO squeaking and something...
  16. upgrading to bigger injectors, which should i buy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 99 1.8t AEB with gasket matched ported intake and exhaust manifolds, two side mount intercoolers, cat deleted, cold air intake, and a adjustable diverter valve. I was planning on getting a MBC and bigger injectors so i could boost up my horses, but im not sure what size injectors i...
  17. Spacers 20mm or bigger

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    The wheels: oem votex Tango 16x7 et45 tires 205/55/16 already got 10mm spacers that are going to go on the front. The question, what size in the rear???? I was thinking 20mm On coils, so I go as low as I can without rubbing but I want the wheels pushed out this season so I don't get that...
  18. Pic Request: Bigger OEM brakes on b5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for pictures of the ECS OEM brake upgrade kit or equivalent size brakes on b5.5's. Shown with 19" wheels is preferred, but any size is fine. Thanks.
  19. Your Opinion - Going to 18's from stock - Bigger brakes?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I'm sure this has been discussed, but I wanted more of an opinion... most of the threads I read were people getting 20" rims or something and everyone was saying to get a big brake kit. My 02 Passat 1.8t has the stock 195/60-15 wheels on, and i just bought some 18s with 225/40-18 tires. The...
  20. Bigger Turbo on an '05? What's needed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys; Long time, no see:) Trying to figure out here, what it would take to take my '05 Passat up to the "next level". It's an 05 1.8T 5-Speed 4Motion. Currently running an APR 93 octane chip, with a custom DP, high flow cat, and custom built 2.5" exhaust. It's fast, but I wonder what it...