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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ECS tuning has an crank pulley + power steering pulley kit and I've heard of other kits that consist of a alternator pulley + power steering pulley. Is crank pulley = alternator pulley?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How much power would this free up? I have a 99 AEB tip and I was thinking about installing this on the next timing belt change. Any thoughts or feedback?
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  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to get new brakes soon, and was thinking about getting a brake kit: Would replacing with lightweight rotors translate into meaningful increase in gas mileage, and save meaningful amount of money on gas? here's what I was thinking: the "OEM Big Brake Kit - Rotors by ECS Tuning (front)"...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just got it in the mail this morning. anyone else get theirs? and more importantly who wants to do a write up on the install? :D it may help some of us to decide whether it is a DIY job or not.
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Other than SSR and OZ, any other good lightweight wheels out there that look decent? Around 20 pounds sounds good.
  7. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I will soon be the proud new owner of a 99 1.8t Passat. It currently has 15" steel wheels and I'll need to put something better under it. I really want to go with something strictly business... something light-weight but that still looks good but doesn't break the bank. I don't want to go any...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was toying with the idea of getting these, and I was wondering which one you guys would recommend getting first? I already have a 2.5" TT exhaust and I'll go for the high flow cat when I have the cash. But bang for the buck (considering these things are about the same price) which would give...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My first impressions are good. Someone had described it as if you got rid of one heavy invisible passenger. I would agree. The car revs up faster and is a bit quicker. I could not believe how heavy the stock one was compared to the ECS. At least a couple of pounds difference! I recommend getting...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am considering this mod and would like any feedback from those who have installed this. The one I am considering is sold by Autospeed and here is there product description: **CNC machined out of aircraft grade 6061-T6511 billet aluminum. Same diameter as stock. Reuses stock belt. This pulley...
  11. Group Buys
    August 17 Update To confirm, THIS GB IS DEAD. -dac2800 (David Cohen) July 25 Update There is insufficient interest to do this GB through South Bend and get a discount off of regular prices. I am looking at getting comparable units though other sources, please be patient. I will post another...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I got home yesterday and had a nice package from Autotech waiting for me. Contents: 1-28mm rear sway bar, 1-hardware set, 1-instruction sheet, and 1- the nicest damn tuner catalog I've ever seen! I was almost more psyched about the catalog than the sway bar! First, let me say that they...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Apparently no one wants to release a set for us, so we're forced to take drastic measures. Rota has a program that's very interesting and some entrepreneur who has maaad cash might wanna jump on this. I have no real specifics about pricing, but this is the general story. You go to Rota and...
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Anyone know of a good, lightweight but not expensive 16x7.5 rim with a 35-40mm offset for daily use? (In other words, the Volk TE-37 is out. ) I'm seriously looking at the BBS VZ in 16x7.5 -- it's about 18 lbs per rim and $170 at Tire Rack -- but if there's something lighter out there that's...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Okay, so Tire Rack just told me that the Sumitomo HTR+ weighs 28 lbs in 225/50-16. Given that I was planning on mounting them on my Tangos (which weigh 24 lbs each, according to slimmn), I'm looking at around 52 lbs per corner. That's about 15 lbs heavier per corner than the Montreal/OEM 16"...
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    We have added yet another wheel to our FLik lineup. The Flik TDR is a very light heat treated wheel offered in two initial sizes: 15x7 and 17x7. The 15” version of the FLIK TDR weighs a mere 13lbs, and the 17” only 15.5lbs! For you B5 Guys this wheel is currently available in the following...
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am currently (at least NOT in the winter!) running on 18" ASA JS5s. I like the look OK but for my NEXT expenditure I'd like to go with some REALLY light weight 18s. Anyone bit the bullet and paid the bigger $$ for lightweight 18s and where and app. how much? Pictures would also be VERY...
  18. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hola everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all... ...As I ponder the next drain of my pocketbook (just put on the Neuspeed free-flowing exhaust system!) I am thinking about perhaps when we move South investing in some (more costly, I know) lightweight rims, vs. the EXTRA weight we all know the 18's...
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hello, This is my first post! I have a green 2001 GLS V6, manual, cloth, and bone stock. Love the car, but I've been hesitant to do anything to it. I don't want to do any mod that isn't grounded in a real performance benefit. No offense to some of you guys, but 18" rims are not my style. I...
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