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  1. Need answers about if lowering your car effects your halfshaft?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I lower my car would it damage my halfshaft? would lowering my car cause damage to anything else down the road.
  2. Long term effects of driving in S mode?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good PM everyone. I have a coworker who drives a 2006 Passat Sedan. We were talking about the DSG transmission and ended up telling me he always puts his car on S mode instead of D. He told me that it lowers his gas mileage, but the performance of the car is much better. I have tried S mode and...
  3. Fuel additives to offset Ethanol water effects

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Anyone tried anything in this arena? I always run premium but my non-VW mechanic says it'll make the water mix better w the gas and burn off without staying in the tank. Any thoughts? I'm sure VW does not recommend additives but also may not have taken today's Ethanol usage into account. Thanks
  4. Aftermarket axles, vibration, and anti-slip sensor side effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, my 2004 1.8t passat is having a few problems and I'm trying to narrow it down to something I can fix. The symptoms: * Major vibration at idle only in drive. When accelerating or in park, it's perfectly fine. * At high speeds, the car seems to lose power for just a split second every...
  5. electric guitar effects pedals...high end

    Misc for Sale
    hey PW i have some guitar pedals i am selling to free up some $ for my b5 running project, and figured maybe some other passat drivers play guitar also and would like to have a chance to buy these awesome pedals.... IBANEZ tube screamer TS-9 (KEELEY modded) $100....this pedal is an incredible...
  6. How to attach fiberglass body effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have some winglets made of fiberglass that I want to attach to the front bumper cover. I believe that I need some fast setting epoxy but have no idea what kind to get. I obviously don't want them to fall off because I used the wrong product. Can someone give me the name, brand and so forth for...
  7. FS: B5.5 Votex ground effects kit

    Parts For Sale
    Selling the front, left and right sides of the Votex ground effects kit for the B5.5 Passat. all parts are new in the original primer, never mounted. Included are: Front valence with grills (for fogs) and lower lip spoiler Left and right sides with jack covers Votex installation insructions...
  8. Just had my car jumped, what kind of negative effects am i looking at?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes, the midwest storm is as crazy as the news tells you... My car wouldn't start so I had a tow truck come by and jump it. He used a jump box and had to have the engine grind for a good 45 seconds to a minute before it finally came to life. While it was grinding I saw the following on my...
  9. B5 Ground effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm in need of some serious input right now. I am considering a body kit or at least the side skirts & rear lip. Can any of my fellow PW members give me their honest advice & opinions. So plz everyone I need some feed back. & plus I don't want her to look too much like a ricer. lol
  10. OEM Ground Effects Kit?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Guys: Picking up my 08 Passat on Thursday. I'd like to get the OEM Ground Effects kit for it. Anyone know the best source at a reasonable price?
  11. The negative effects of negative ads

    The Black Hole
    So far, MI is proving to be an interesting state to live in during this election. With McCain pretty much out of the picture, the radio and TV are filled with what I can only describe as abject vitriol from the Obama campaign toward the McCain campaign. I'm an undecided voter - I supported...
  12. OEM ground effects kit & rear spoiler?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi - I'm a newbie who's about to buy a new 2007 3.6L Passat and I've got a question about the configuration options on Specifically, the Rear Spoiler and Ground Effects Kit options. I didn't see these options on or at the dealer. Does anyone have...
  13. Effects of Eibach Pro-System on Passat ride height ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wow. I had the Eibach suspension kit installed a couple of weeks ago and just measured everything now. I'm going to measure again tomorrow to make sure I'm not just tired or something, but ... Distance from level ground to wheel well, running 205/55-16 wheels and tires. Before: Front -...
  14. Thinking on 19inch - side effects?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi - After lusting with so many nice 19 inch wheels photographs here (thanks for sharing them) I am thinking on installing 19 inch to my B6 2.0T. I have some very basic questions: - What should I be aware of in terms of installation besides the centering kit that comes with the wheels? - How...
  15. About ground effects

    New Member Introductions
    I have an interest in underbody lights, I think if used correctly they can really set a car off (of course that depends on the car, I wouldnt put underbodies on a 67 mustang). But I was wondering in terms of the lights is there a real difference in the quality of lights maded by street glow, the...
  16. Ground Effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What ground effects kit should i go with? How much does it cost to get it painted to my factory color?
  17. Am I seeing things - Extreme cold (relatively) effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this morning the windchill was around 10 - 15 degrees, and the ambient temperature according to the car was 21 degrees. I have a short commute to class (approx 4 miles), and not until the very end of the commute did my car's computer display begin to act normally. The starter itself was a...
  18. painting factory ground effects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can you paint the Ground fx on a 2002 b5.5??