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  1.'s Budget Friendly Torque Wrench Pick is On Sale

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    We just spotted an favorite 1/2" drive torque wrench on sale via The Tekton 1/2" drive torque wrench is rated for 10/150 ft.-lb. and features sturdy all metal construction. With the current 29% discount, it's priced at only $28.50! Read More About The Torque...
  2. Good budget friendly drop?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've been looking for a decent drop for my 08. I've been doing some research on the cup kits that ecs tuning has and I like the idea of a slightly stiffer than stock ride with a 1.5 inch drop. Anyone have any other ideas? Budget is about $700 and I don't want to go too much higher. I'm...
  3. Caption this - The BH friendly version

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  4. Need some friendly advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently painted the grill, antenna and rear emblem flat black Now I was thinking to paint the rub strips flat black. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? WILL IT LOOK NICE??
  5. Some friendly advice/tips?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm changing my Valve Cover Gasket and my CCT Gasket tomorrow.. I was just wondering if any of you have any advice or tips or suggestions to make the process go a little smoother/easier! I know it's been done before and i know it's been done the wrong way also, so I want to make...
  6. Modifying not as friendly to the v6?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was talking to a mechanic about building a custom exhaust for my v6 b5.5. He is a "vw specialist" and claims mods like a chip, an exhaust, and an intake don't really help much/aren't worth the money for the v6. I guess implying the motor to already be optimized, which doesn't sound right to...
  7. fender friendly 235/35/19?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I there differences between tyre makes that how easy they rub to the fender? Going to put 235/35/19 with oz ultraleggeras (8x19", et 35).
  8. Not inspection friendly

    The Showroom
    Well I took the lady to get her inspection done before she is put asleep until next year. Im sorry for the crappy cell phone pics. Pictures speak for themselves :lol: well i hope you all enjoyed the last pics of my car looking like that. I went to my girls house tonight on the way back on...
  9. Two Pics, Two Words (not 56K friendly)

    Anything Auto
    (Been wanting to take pics of this in the work parking lot for a long time...) Ha Ha
  10. Dr. Doom: Nationalizing Banks is 'Market Friendly'

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  11. A Friendly Goodbye

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife and I decided to sell the passat and purchased a MKIII VR6 Jetta 1999. So the "Red Sled" went to live in NY, she has a much loved dub family home. I am sad to leave cause you ALL are have been friendly, informative, and just a good bunch of people!!!!!!!! I have enjoyed my stay here...
  12. Smog "test only" station that's FMIC friendly

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yup, I took it to a station that I used a couple of years back. That time, they didn't say anything but this year, they wouldn't test it due to the FMIC... I actually think it's only because they didn't notice it last time. Anyone know of a Test Only station that won't grip too much about an...
  13. Friendly Fire

    The Showroom
    Another shoot with more friends at least:lol: Ever since they built this freeway onramp tunnel-style in my city I've dreamed of taking pictures there. So we got up a 2:30 in the morning to be sure no one would be around and went at it. The lighting turned out to be too much for my poor...
  14. Arc Audio Releases new line of Women friendly car amplifiers

    Mobile Electronics
    Modesto CA- After Several minutes of research and not so extensive R+D time Arc Audio releases its newest line of Woman Friendly Amplifiers. Marketing and Advertising insider Fred Lynch stated "Finally the solution for men to help their wives and signifigent others to understand our passions...
  15. Friendly reminder to B5.5s approaching 40K

    B5 Garage
    All, For my 40K service on my 2003 1.8T, I did most of the "biggie" required maintenance myself (air filter, cabin filter, oil & oil filter, tire rotation, etc.). I had my local indy mechanic check the belts, brake system, and other important bits (as a CYA). I hemmed and hawed over paying...
  16. YES! My local stealership is mod friendly!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just gave ClairVW (Saco, Maine) a call, turns out they are fine with chipping and what not and won't void my CPO. That just made my day! I was planning on waiting until the CPO expired so I got my moneys worth, but if it still remains intact!!! APR here I COME!!! Man this is going to...
  17. Some pics of the car, not 56k friendly really

    The Showroom
    Not great pics but I'll get some better pics soon. All taken with my phone but its got a decent camera on it. Better pics to come. Just getting a lil opinions on the new headlights and rims.
  18. So Paul and I got Bored and pissed off the wife really bad!!! NOT 56K friendly

    Mobile Electronics
    So I bought a 06 Saturn Ion 3 to have as a family car and a commuter vehicle and this way I can really put all my efforts into rebuilding the Passat and use it strictly for show. From day 1 I always said I was going to replace the deck and put in Sattellite radio and maybe upgrade the speakers...
  19. ABS repair....done (not 56k friendly)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not long ago, at about 96k miles, my B5 began to experience intermittent ABS + BRAKE CEL with beeping warning. As time progresses, it becomes more frequent. Of course, I went on various VW sites and tried to find out what could be the cause. As it turns out, it could be either the lowly...
  20. Please help: Need to find MOD Friendly dealer in the SD/orange county area!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I tried a search and found 1 thread that talked about listing Mod friendly dealerships, but didnt have much info, so here I am asking for some help! :) I am in need of a mod friendly dealership. I want to see if I can get my motor fixed or replaced under the 10 year 100k drivetrain warranty. I...