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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, What do you make of the impressions on the caliper? They are on both left and right front calipers.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    what up guys. I just traded (and took a bath) my 2006 Touareg in on a 2014 Passat TSI SE....and LOVE IT it seems like some of the features that were luxury in my 2006 Treg and now standard on the Passat. Very nice. I will have to enable the mirror and window options through Vagcom. I love that...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I've had my TDI SEL Premium for about 6 weeks and 1,600 miles and thought I would share some impressions. Overall, I love the car and have no regrets. I'm surprised it gets talked about by the automaton press as having boring styling. I think those guys spend too much time interpreting the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    been living with this exhaust for two weeks now and I love it. OEM system needed clamps replaced as they had rusted out, so I said what the hell. the sound is much deeper than stock, but is only noticable upon intial start up and when you get into the throttle. there is no rasp under...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    decided to parts ways with $300 and finally get the GIAC single file software downloaded despite many objections on this site that it's a waste of money. when I first drove away from Induktion Motorsports, I to felt as if I had wasted my money and did not notice anything. guess I was being...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well we finally have some snow here in Toronto. My 04 passat 4motion with snows finally had a nice snowy commute. Maybe its the way I drive, but I don't find the awd system to be very delicate. It drives more like a 4x4. Under normal load, it drives like any other car, which is fine. As soon as...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
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  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i figured since im on vacation, ill do some work on my car. particularly spring swap and APR chip install. first came the APR install. I took my car to Eurocode in Torrance (for you socallers). David was very nice and pretty knowledgeable about the newer VW's. It took him about 40 min from...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLX Variant with 50K miles. had Eibach/Bilstein combo on non-altered OEM bumpstops. found this to be an acceptable setup for daily driving as it is not too low, reasonably comfortable and provided good control. similar to an OEM sport suspension. when I upgraded to 18" wheels it looked...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    First of all, hi to everyone on here. A few weeks ago, I bought a used '06 3.6 4 Motion, and much of my buying decision was based on info I found on the forums here. I absolutely love the car; it's reminiscent of my last 5-series Beemer, but what I mostly love about it is that it's kind of a...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I found a good price that I couldn't pass up and decided to bite the bullet and buy the Innovate LC-1 + Gauge package. I have to say I'm impressed. You get a lot of stuff for $220 ($260 Can). Not only do you get the gauge and sensor, but you can also use the serial port to hook up a laptop...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 GLX Variant 40K miles installed Bilstein Sport shocks from one of our sponsers, Import Replacement Parts. excellent service from Mike. also added Eibach Pro Kit springs from Watercooled Racing Development. they were left over from a VW dealers inventory they bought up and are OEM sport...
  13. Anything Auto
    It was handed over to me from my dad, and I took over the payments. My first impressions at 62K Miles... :thumbup: -very smooth -agile -fast -comfortable -luxurious in fit and finish -better than my shitty - crashed acura integra gs Today at 92K miles... -needs new suspension :wrench: -needs to...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, the black hole in the middle of my car claimed some more Borden's (Benjamin's to those stateside) in the form of an AEM tru-boost controller http://www.aempower.com/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryID=68. I've only had a day to fiddle with it but I have to say it's pretty good. Install was not...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I got her back from the shop and initial impressions are good. The clunking in auto is gone. Driving is a little different as the stall is around 2900rpm but when it hits it MOVES. I've spun the tires in 3rd. The slippage seems to be gone but in tip under WOT the shifts seem a little slow...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This post is probably pointless, but what the heck. I got APR flashed last night. The 93 performance and the stock programs for $499 out the door. (APR's sale ends this Friday!) I got the flash done at North American Motorsports in Vernon CT. I've only put a couple hours on the car since the...
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I replaced my 205/55-16 Yokohama Avid 4VS tires recently with the Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge tire. The Yokos only gave me a dissappointing 20K miles. I can only report on about 1000 miles of use but these new Goodyears are a drop in performance level compared to the old Yokos. They are...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just installed a set of rs4's 18x8.5 w/235/40 general exclaim tires. 2 weeks prior, i installed eibach pro kit springs w/ bilstein sports. with the stock wheels/tires, i was really impressed with how the car handled and rode. and after putting on the 18's with the wider tires, i thought it...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Well, i installed the forge dv yesterday - my kit was missing the 10mm hose and zip ties - i bought the hose myself, but Mike @ Forge did send out the appropriate parts (at no cost) - i was just too anxious to wait for them. Props to Mike @ Forge :thumbup: Anyways, for me, at least the car...
  20. New Member Introductions
    I've been driving an old 92 Volvo 240 since I turned 16- a brick on wheels but a solid reliable car. Well, a little over 6 years later I decided to give it to my little bro so i went and picked up a used 2005 Passat... Quite the upgrade :) So far I really like it. It's a gorgeous car and I...
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