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  1. 17x8 et30 Fitment

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    For my B5 Wagon I have a set of 17x8 et30 and was wondering if anybody is running the same setup. I will probably go with 215/40's. I know I will be poking about an inch past stock, but I'm wondering what peoples experience with them were for those who have run them. Did you have any rubbing...
  2. Rims fitment question

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi I have a Volkswagen Passat 2003 with stock 15 wheels that are 5x112 et 37, and I want to know what rims I can fit on it with NO Spacers, I saw some 2008 Audi A4 rims which are 5x112 et 45 but I’m curious to see what other options are there, I tried with some GTI that’s were 17s 5x112 et 51...
  3. Tire fitment

    B5 Garage
    Will 18" vw wheels fit my 2003 wagon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. trying to get that right fitment. pls help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I currently have 18x8.5 et45 with 225/40 tires and looking for the right size spacers Previously i was running 17x8.5 with 235/45 tires and was rubbing like crazy on the inner wheel well of the rear and on the fender up front The current setup just seems to be too tucked in. So im looking for...
  5. 18" BBS LM fitment

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi guys, Its been time since I installed Bilstein B14PSS (coilovers) on my V6 3BG Passat. Now i've been looking for rims; the chosen are the BBS LM 18" ones. Has anyone used this configuration? photos with'em? What was the ride quality? too much tire fitment? What about this option with the...
  6. Oxygen sensor fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings everyone, Do any of you know if the downstream O2 Sensor Bank 1 will fit downstream Bank 2? There are 2 different numbers BOSCH*13550*(right) and BOSCH*13552 (left). I called Bosch and spoke with someone who told me one should work for both Banks, but the length may not be the same...
  7. Question about wheel fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking at buying these wheels but concerned about fitment. Just wondering what needs to be done to make them fit or if they will fit as it. They are 17x8 ET30. The car isn't lowered yet, I want to get the wheels before i lower it so i don't run into issues after spending that much for...
  8. B6 Fitment

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    hey to all, have a 2008 Passat Lux with 17 inch rims,235-45-17 tires..... have a chance to pick up some 18 inch rims, has anybody put 18's on ,I totally "get" how to calculate diameter etc. but am concerned with the 18's It will be a wider rim so will have to go with maybe a 245 or 255 ,question...
  9. Alternator fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I’m looking at swapping the stock 90amp alternator on my car for a 120 amo which I know is a direct fit. I just found out that there is a 150 amp alternator. Does anyone know if the 150 is a direct fit aswell. My reason for changing the alternator out is with my audio setup, the voltage is...
  10. New Rim Fitment.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've searched high and low and have not found anyone running this combo, but I think it should work. Can anyone confirm? Stock sport suspension 18x8.5 ET45 245/45R18 Kumho Platinum LX Grand Touring Thanks!
  11. Another Ebay FMIC fitment question (from B6 A4)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI, After searching for B6 A4 and B5.5 passat FMIC compatibility I couldn't find much.. So, long story short, looking for cheap yet decent ebay FMIC for B5.5 Passat 1.8T 5Spd. Best option I could find for the money was this kit for an B6 A4 (looks like it has the MAP sensor sensor and extra...
  12. Wheel Fitment for upgrading a B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I understand correctly, the B5 has an et45 and the B5.5 a et37? I am about to purchase a used set of A8L 19" twelve spokes for my B5.5. To recap, they are OEM 19x8.5 et45 and will go with 235/35/19 on them. I have read where others with a B5 said that they didn't have any rubbing issues...
  13. JHM Short Shift Fitment Issue on B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone out there have the JHM short shifter on a B5.5? They very particularly do NOT have the B5.5 listed on the fitment for the shifter on their site and I think I may have learned why. They only advertise an "early" (pushdown reverse) and "late" (no pushdown reverse) style up to 2001...
  14. 2007 B6 Passat options and fitment?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am looking at getting some new wheels and tires for my 07' B6 Passat and wanted to get some reccomendations from you all. I'd like to stay under $1K in price including the rubber to put on it (either Bridgestone Potenza's or BF Goodrich Sport Comps I think). I want better fitment but I am also...
  15. Double checking fitment before taking the plunge

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Here goes. We have an 05 Passat GLS wagon, fwd auto and stock suspension. It needs new tires, and my dad gave me a set of 17x8 Mille Miglia wheels that I think will look really nice on it. They originally went on his BMW, so we need to order adapters to get the bolt pattern to line up. I've...
  16. badgeless grill fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Will a 98-01 grill fit a B5.5? I'm thinking no, but just wanted to confirm.
  17. B5 passat with 17x8 with 225/45 tires fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just picked up polished fat five a8 wheels 17x8 et35 came with 225/55 tires and in the front it rubs my upper control arms. I was going to buy spacers but my buddy told me i should be fine with 225/45 tires without spacers.... so i just wanted to make sure before i buy them if anyone is running...
  18. 17 x 8 fitment

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    just got a fair deal on a set of Rotiform NUEs with tires. they are 17 x 8 et30 5 x 100 ( obviously i will need adapters) and the tires are 215/45/r17 was wondering if any one here with a b5.5 has run this set up (or similar) and/ or has run into any issues? car is at stock height as of right...
  19. B5.5 Eyelid Wrong Fitment?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered a set of eyelids for my B5.5 and am curious about the fitment. The outer side has a big "tab" that doesn't allow for proper fitment. It looks like you have to remove the headlight and install the eyelid and then reinstall the headlight....BUT, the fender will interfere with the "tab"...
  20. 18x9.5 B5.5 Fitment Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, I've done my searching but haven't been able to find a clear answer. I'm about to order wheels and needed to know the proper offset for 18x9.5 with a 225/40/18 for the FRONTS. I know et20 will fit in the rear. Quick responses appreciated!