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  1. 4mo rear suspension strut 'hats'

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Quick question for those that have done the rear struts on the 4motion. I've re-assembled my first strut, but the 'hat' is sitting a bit cock-eye'd. Is that normal? Or is the hat tweaked? I can't remember what it looked like when i took it out of the car. :/ You can really tell when you...
  2. WTB: Rear Top hats / shock absorber bearing 4motion B5

    WTB/WTT Section
    Need to replace rear struts and coils, wold like to have them built for when I do the job, just missing the Top hats / shock absorber bearing. Part no 3B7512121 or 8E0512121E If anybody has some laying about I would love to buy.
  3. Painted Rotor Hats Yesterday...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Instead of cutting out posterboad to mask off the rotor faces, I just used 2" masking tape. I covered the mounting face completely and then cut to size by running a razor blade around the edge. Seems like an easier way to me so I thought I'd pass it on.
  4. What Color Should I Paint New Rotor Hats?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I bought some ATE rotors for the rear and will be putting them on with some new Axxis Deluxe pads in a month or so. But I wanted to paint the rotor hats as I heard that they may rust. I was thinking of using flat black so they wouldn't stand out, but I see the original rear rotors are...
  5. Brakes for the W8.. Hold on to your hats.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After calling my old Gunny Sgt. in Germany and a few local dealerships in the D.C. Metro Area, I've come to a conclusion. VW has idiots working in the parts departments of a few dealerships in the Washington Metro Area!! I finally was able to get good part numbers for the front and rear...
  6. Custom RUF brakes 14" with hats

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For all of you guys/gals interested in custom brakes... here's the topper! <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Check it out. These won't fit on my 15" inch dub so they have to go! Got dubs? They don't fit my 15's...