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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had Bilstein HD's on my B5 wagon for about 5k miles. Fronts ride and handle great. Could do with softer damping in the rear. It just feels a little too harsh and jittery. Has anyone paired Bilstein fronts with Konis in the rear? Or tried other combos?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First off I have a 2000 passat sedan 2wd 1.8t. About a year ago I installed Brand new bilstein Hd's and a set of used (unknown mileage) H&R oe lowering springs. Ever since then the car's suspension feels terrible. The car drives really floaty when you hit a bump doing say 60mph the car bounces...
  3. USA - West
    Does anyone know the whereabouts of this car? 2003 B5.5 with OZ Wheels, H&R Springs, Bilstein Suspension. Believe it was sold in the Roseville, CA area.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm been looking around and I can't seem to find anything cheaper then what mjmautohaus is selling them for, which is 449.95 for all 4, anyone got any other places they been getting them I want to find them as cheap as possible...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know you can't see these if lowered, but does anyone know if the Bilstein sports for B5.5 variants come with the ugly baby blue dust covers?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this has been covered at length but most of the information is old. After doing a search I found I needed these part numbers: BE5-6508 (Fronts) & BE5-6511 (Rears) - thanks swami I can't find anyone still selling the 6508's I contacted a Bilstein dealer and was given these part...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey im looking to find out what exactly the difference is between the bilstein sport shocks for the b5.. ecs tuning lists different ones for 12/99 and on.. calling it "Late vin" later vin number passats from then on till when they made the b5.5.. now suppose i had a 98 and had the late vin...
  8. Classified Archive
    FS:BRAND NEW Bilsteins and H&R Sports BOXED PICS ADDED SOLD! have had these Bilsteins and H&R Sport Springs sitting around for 3 years. They were bought to go in my 2002 Passat 1.8 FWD and never got around to installing them and then totalled the passat in july 2005. Was waiting around to...
  9. Classified Archive
    Grooved Blsteins with 25K . Fits B5 and B5.5. $225 shipped. H&R OE springs. Great springs. $120 shipped.
  10. B5 Garage
    When installing Bilsteins on my B5.5, do I sue the OE bumpstops, or will I need to shorter the bumpstops? Thanks Pete
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are they HD Bilsteins for 2002 VW Passat V6 wagon? If so, where the hell can I find them? (And yes I did search first here and the web.) Thanks is Advance
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the difference between Bilsteins for low number vins Passats vs. the higher number vin Passats. I spoke with and they thought the difference was spring spearch height. They thought the newer Passats had a 10mm lower spring perch hieght because the springs were longer and that...
  13. Classified Archive
    SOLD!!! FS: Vogtland Springs and Bilsteins Needless to say the drop is not low enough for me. I got my hands on some FK coils. I am looking to get $500 obo shipped. Less the 500 miles on the equipment. This came off my 2004.5 B5.5. Here is a price break down. Vogtland Springs: $170.00...
  14. Classified Archive
    I need these ASAP. I just need the fronts but will buy all four if need be. Please reply to [email protected] Oops...I have a 2001.5, 1.8T, B5.5, 5 speed. Thanks.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was going to install H&R OE's and Bilsteins on my B5. . . good choice or switch? I've come across some conflicting info regarding the drop with H&R OE sport springs and Bilstein sport shocks. I have a '99 (therefore not a high-VIN B5), so I don't think I should get greater drop in the rear...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 1.8T Passat. The upper control arms had been wasted for a while and I replaced them last week. I was good to get my cars old handling back. I had purchased Bilsteins and Eibach Pro springs on this web site but didn't want to lower my car the full 1.25 inches since I run...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I clicked on's "Internet Car Club's Specials" last night to get a quote on Koni and Bilstein shocks. Well, unfortunately, they didn't offer me any discount at all on either one.:(
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    how many notches lower did you set them to?! did it make a significant effect on appearance, handling, etc?! o yeah, pls state what springs you have on and car model as well thanks. :thumbup:
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    They fit right on and are great :thumbup: I can't wait intill this weekend to install If you own bilsteins and want to adj more pick them up for a 150 shipped at your door. :thumbup: