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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, So I just got a set of new OEM rear rotors, and I noticed they have grooves on them. :confused: As far as I know most new rotors are machined to a smooth surface, so this was a bit of a surprise. Are they supposed to be like that?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to compare suspension kits from ECS Tuning which both uses H&R Sport Springs and Bilstein shocks (1.3F & 1.25R). One kit is grooved while the other isn't. What are the advantages you get from a grooved shock than the non-grooved one? The difference in price is 60 bucks more or less.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, I was wondering if anyone with this setup has the notch on the shocks set one below neutral. I'm about to get my shock spring combo installed, and i didn't even think that the sport springs without shocks should already give the car a raked look. will setting the shocks one notch below...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I may have posted this in the wrong place, I'm just trying to get as much attention to this thread as possible. Just as the title states. I'm looking for grooved bilstein shocks for a 99 B5. Please help. Any other place to order these besides ECS tuning?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are these available with grooves like the fronts?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    how many notches lower did you set them to?! did it make a significant effect on appearance, handling, etc?! o yeah, pls state what springs you have on and car model as well thanks. :thumbup:
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have this combo on their B5? I am trying to decide between this and the same shocks with the Neuspeed Sport Springs. My only concern is that I have a tiptronic and I do not want to remove the Chas bar that I have on, but it hangs pretty low with the auto tranny. After all of the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, you know how I feel about tuners and OEM vendors slacking in the development of parts for our W8's. I met a fellow W8 owner who was really eager about improving his suspension but didn't want to invest the $1300 on a set of KWSuspension V2 coilovers. Brian ended up snagging a set of H&R...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can someone tell me what is the difference between those grooved ones and the normal ones? I am thinking of sending my Bilstein for grooving on one side.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about to install my H&R sports and Bilstein sports on my 2000 Passat (HIGH VIN). Can't decide whether to put the front shocks on the middle groove or on the 2nd to lowest groove. Anyone out there use the MIDDLE GROOVE? Curious to see pictures of this setup (is it level or is the front...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just let me know, I can get it done for $10 a groove. Just contact me via PM.
  12. Group Buys
    Many of you may have heard of, ran, or even currently run the “grooved” Bilstein shock mated to aftermarket springs. To me, though the idea sounded great, I was concerned with the harshness that’s been recently associated with Bilstein’s shocks. I then called Shox.com to see if it were...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installed my new shocks last week and I thought I'd share some comments and pics for anyone else who is contemplating getting grooved Bilstein shocks. I decided to get Bilsteins because even with aftermarket springs, the car is still floaty. I also wanted to be able to drop my car a little more...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm interested in getting a set of these as they seem to be height adjustable up front, but I want some consumer reviews. What exactly do they do and how? Is it a good and reliable adjustment? easy or no? thanks!
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