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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Well so far I have been able to tackle all the issues my 2001 Passat 2.8 GLX has thrown at me like having to replace the Variable Valve Solenoids. My latest issue that has cropped up is this annoying jerking or bucking sensation which is most prevalent at 50 to 70 kms/hr speed. It...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been looking at suspension for my B5, and have come down to either ST or the FK streets. I hope that there may be a few guys that have run both for comparison. I have run both coilover and shock/spring combos on other cars in the past and have been disappointed in the shock/spring combs. I...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys, I have a 1999 b5 1.8, and its starting to slip :( I have been researching this site and found great alternatives. THese include the brand Sachs, luk, ecs tuning, and carolina clutches. I want to know whats the best clutch for daily driver (no mods and planning to keep it bone...
  4. Mobile Electronics
    As you may have guessed, i have a 2003 with the original Monsoon equipment. It sounds decent enough for my taste most of the time, but i'd like a touch more volume at the upper end when i'm listening to a song I like. What's the simplest way to upgrade this system without a ton of $$? I am...
  5. B5 Garage
    I just bought a 2000 Passat wagon 5spd 1.8t. I just sent out my ABS controller to be rebuilt and I re-installed it. My Abs light went out scanned my codes no more abs codes. While the controller was not working and while it was out of the car I was able to downshift and hear the turbo...
  6. Mobile Electronics
    i have a stock monsoon stereo system, and i'm wanting to upgrade a little bit, what will give you the most bang for your buck? new stereo? speakers? amp? adding a sub? probably looking to spend around 100-200, little more though. what do ya think? :salute:
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    4 min with a mason bit 2x 1.50 48inch driveway markers never hitting the trashcan or work bench or having the gurage door slam on the bumper priceless
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 2001 1.8t with an apr chip and a forge diverter valve. so what ill exhaust will best improve the performance of my car?
  9. New Member Introductions
    I have finally found some decent passats in the local area. I just need some help on which one looks like the better deal 99 gls 70k auto for $6080 03 gls 79k 5sd for $8080 01 gls 79k 5spd for $6995 01 gls 67k auto for $8000 all advise is appreciated
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've done the reading and i was wondering if the Evo Cold Air intake is really worth it. I've heard problems of hydrolocking..etc? Can anyone confirm? Any other opinions from people who have one are more than welcome. Thanks, RS
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    not exacly a preformance mod but i got sick of my mag light rolling around i bought two clips at home depot ( 5 bucks small bag of self taping screws ( make sure not to long) 4D cell mag light 15 bucks took about 3 min to install i even took the car out and hit a speed bump at about 30...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    With some Christmas money I wanted to stiffen up the rear a bit in my Passat to help it in the corners some (H&R OEs, Bilsteins, and front lower tie bar is already on car). I contacted O-bar via email 2 weeks ago and no answer. Any equivalently good deal that does about the same? Or something...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wondering what you all think would be the best performance upgrades for a stock 2000 1.8T with Tip w/ 78,000 miles, for the following budgets: $100, $250, $500, $750. I was thinking getting more air in and out would be the place to start but don't really have a clue. If you could also...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ever since I GIAC chipped my A4 1.8T tiptronics, I noticed that sometimes when I am in auto mode, and coasting on the freeway in 5th, if I depress the accelerator and the tranny automatically downshifts into 4th, the shift is really rough such that the car "bucks" or "kicks". I searched and...
  15. Mobile Electronics
    so far, after considering the complex problem of trying to minimize the 'damage' of installing ALL new gear, I am trying to make the best of the existing monsoon amp and spkrs. really, if you 'condition' them properly, they can be made to sound quite acceptable. I'd go so far as to say that...
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