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  1. 2017 Passat R - Line Curb Rash Touch Up

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Does anyone know if there is touch up paint available for 2017 Passat R - Line rims? Closest match? I've contacted VW and numerous parts stores and they say they do not have touch up paint for this particular cars wheels. They have all directed me to wheel repair shops and all the quotes I've...
  2. Will 3D Gestures Curb Distracted Driving?

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  3. Repairing curb rash, suggestions on refinishing wheels

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I've been looking at buying some new wheels for my b5.5 wagon, 17" VW Bistar wheels, I think they would look great, but one has a bad case of curb rash: Anyone have suggestions on how...
  4. Hung my bumper on a curb, now headlights aimed too low...

    B5 Garage
    Just the like title says, parked the car, didn't notice I had caught up on a curb and when I backed out it scraped. Headlights are now aimed too low. Of course the adjustment gears are all busted up on the headlamps, any suggestions? '98 GLX, sedan.
  5. Rough idle after run-in with curb

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Wondering if anyone can take a whack at my issue. I, like the inattentive git I am, curbed my '04 1.8T sedan today and blew out the tire. That's all fine -- I put on the spare and have a free replacement for the original. Before doing that (I had about 200yds to cover before getting...
  6. Mr Curb meets Mr Wheel, MK3 version

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    My daughter was trying to avoid hitting a squirrel and hit a curb. The following is the damage: The Rim: The tire: Top view, tire removed: Side view: Control Arm Removed: CV Half Shaft: Also needing replaced is the Tie Rod from this side as it is bent. I am trying to get a a...
  7. Subaru, Toyota curb output at U.S. plants

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  8. 1998 Jetta, hit a curb, back wheel wobble, fml

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    Basically I was screwing around when it snowed the other day and I was getting traction around every corner and then I hit a patch of black ice and wound up hitting a curb. The Jetta basically made contact rear passenger wheel first followed very shortly after by the front wheel. It was...
  9. hit a curb hard today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's snowing and I went around a corner too fast. Hit the outside curb hard. Drove it home but no more. Good thing I live in the middle of campus. I'm getting it looked at Tues. Anyone guesses to whats going to need to be replaced/how much $$$? Yea its messed up fo' sho' Any guesses as to...
  10. Rim repair where polished aluminum edge is curbed?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Does anyone know how this is done if there is curb damage to the polished rim section of an OE wheel? Repairing the painted sections is easy enough with epoxy filler, primer, base color and clear lacquer. But the areas where the rim is polished to the base metal and then lacquered? Would like...
  11. Wife hit curb, now no power steering boost at speed?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says ,my wife hit a curb with the passenger front wheel. I now only have power steering when parked or under about 15-20 mph. nothing looks broke or bent. The rim is pretty rashed up. Now before this I had already had a bad abs that needs soldered. So no abs or asr. my car is a b5...
  12. Bumper torn on curb

    B5 Garage
    My 2002 GLX wagon...pulled up to a parking curb and backed away ripped the bumper off the torx screws along the wheel well..Starting at the top one next to the headlight fixture and down the 2 lower ones on both sides of the car. The center ones under the hood are fine so the front bumper is...
  13. Wheel curb rush repair shop in NY/NJ?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Can anyone recommend a reliable shop that can fix curb damage to the rims? Could be Bergen County, NJ or Queens, NY. Thanks!
  14. Fell off a curb

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok. So I was pulling out of a gas station, and wasn't really paying attention. I drove off the sidewalk into the street instead of getting out from the exit which you're meant to use. :banghead: The curb was really not that tall - just a few inches (that's part of the reason I didn't realize it...
  15. FS: Damaged (Curb Rash) Samarkand

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    SOLD Had intended on completing this set eventually, but picked up the r8 Wheels instead. As mentioned in the title...the wheel needs a lot of TLC. There are no bends, cracks, etc...just a lot of curb rash. Would be perfect for someone wanting to have a damaged wheel as a full size spare...
  16. Curb impact

    B5 Garage
    I managed to run into a curb yesterday evening, trying to squeeze onto a freeway onramp with the sun right in my eyes. (Yeah, I know, bad idea to do stuff like that when you can't see clearly... maybe it's time to get a new windshield, too, it's so pitted it's very hard to see into the sun.)...
  17. DIY VW OEM Long Beach curb rash repair

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    My sister's Jetta's original wheels had some serious curb rash and the wheel shop wanted like 75.00 each to refinish them. Instead I decided to DIY it at home this weekend. It may not be 100% professional but to the untrained eye you will not notice anything. I used CIL mastic and spread it...
  18. Drove car off curb, now hear slight whirring sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Pulling out of a driveway, rightwheels made it on slope, but the left side of car came off a standard curb. Notice on drive home that I'm hearing a faint speed sensitive whirring noise. I've eliminated the tires as suspect. thoughts?
  19. Good curb rash repair in Boston area?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Well, count me among the unwary victims of squared off granite curbs. Barely moving during a parallel park, new I was close, then I heard it......ssccccrrraaaaapppppe! :banghead: Jumped out and was disgusted with how much damage was done to my right front BBS RX rim. :mad: Between the crown on...
  20. kissed a curb

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    long story short slid side ways driver rear tire smacked curb. seat bag went off that tire is um tucked under car now??? so um what am i looking to fix car is at the impound. . . :banghead::banghead::banghead: junkyards want 400 -450 for the torsion beam is this ok?????