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  1. Finally lowered and dialed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all just wanted to show my progress with her in the last month or so. Fitted raceland coilovers all around. This job was a pita and involved replacing both pinch bolts. Other than that a huge learning experience. Also had to give the wheels a new fresh coat of paint because the previous...
  2. 245/35-18 or 235/40-18 for lowered B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good afternoon all, I tried searching on PW and Audizine (B6 A4 area) for these tire questions without much luck.. I have a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T GLS FWD with 195/65-15 stock now.. Basically i'm looking to run 18x8 wheels front and rear (32 offset) on my B5.5 that will be on coilovers shortly...
  3. Need new shocks - NOT lowered '03 Wagon 4Mo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everybody- OK so I need to replace the shocks on the wife's '03 Wagon V6 4Mo - we want to keep the high stock ride height and squishy comfy suspension - i.e. not lowering and no sport dampers. I've done a few searches but not coming up with the info I'm looking for. 1. So - can anybody...
  4. Anyone have pictures of a passat lowered on 19's. Pic inside of mine.

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Looking for a passat lowered with springs on 19's. I heard it looks lower than mine does on 18's. Im lowered on H&R springs, thinking of coil overs, i just want to barely tuck tire.
  5. Official Lowered B7 - Static and Bagged Welcomed

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ask questions, post pictures of lowered B7 Passat. My inspiration for bagging my Passat came from a Vortex member "Christofambrosch" at the time I was unsure in which direction I wanted to go static or bagged. When I seen Christof car I new which direction I preferred. His car is pictures on...
  6. Lowered my car the cheap way!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dropped the car down over 2" in the back and 1" in the front :P Not quite level: All for less than $200, just over 2000lbs of stone: Why I can't get a nice car: The car stayed nice a flat on the 2 mile ride home. Not much suspension travel left. :whistle: It should be fun cleaning...
  7. Anyone running chunky 17s on a lowered B7 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I'm looking at picking up a B7 1.8t to replace my B5.5 wagon (which is for sale if any of you are interested in a rare configuration Passat). I have always resisted going to really big wheels for a bunch of reasons on cars in the past. •less chance of wheel damage •lighter wheels •less...
  8. B5 1.8T - lowered - shredding inside of tires at alarming rate

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Put new Falken Ziex on 18 months ago. probably 15k on them. Blew (tread seperated) rear right yesterday. Turns out inside 2" heavily worn, ditto other tires. To avoid shredding more tires: is there a way to alignment car for lowered setup? I recently bought a set of adjustable upper control...
  9. B7 Painted Rocker Panels - Yes? No?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I "painted" the rockers panels of my Passat in photoshop - tried to imitate the GLI - not bad (I think)! * Lowered with H&R springs (Stock strut/shocks) - rides great.
  10. Please help!!! 02 lowered Passat wagon with axle binding

    B5 Garage
    I have a GLS wagon 1.8T that I recently installed coilovers on and lowered 2.5 inches. I had micro vibration after lowering it so I purchased adjustable uppers. After installing these and setting my camber to factory specs, my car now has 4 times worse vibration and my upper control arms are...
  11. Axles - Again - Lowered B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I only say Axles again because it gets talked about so much. A little bit about my car: B5.5 S4 FCP Control Arms ST Coilovers (1/2 inch between tire and fender) Has any one had good results with FCP Grotons Axles? Company is Empi? How about Empire? or OP? I know that Raxles is where its at...
  12. Just lowered my b7! Looks and feels GREAT!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Will post pictures tomorrow. The ride quality changed just a little. Feels 100% better then what i thought it was going to feel like. I put on h&r sport springs. Stock shocks and struts. Lowered it about 1.5 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the back. Car looks absolutly perfect now. :D
  13. Stance / fitment

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a 2.8 b5 sedan currently lowered on k sport coilovers. Still sitting on the stock alloys and looking to upgrade and "Stance" my car (most likely on diamond racing steelies). I was curious if any of you guys can help me with wheel fitment (because I have no idea what size and offset I...
  14. B5 wagons lowered on 17's?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Post some pics or your wagon on 17's I'm debating on 18's or 17's !!! Thanks guys!!!
  15. Flat tires on your lowered gems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Willistilis, I apologize in advance for using your photo as an example, but it is a perfect one. - While I understand all the personal preferences out there in terms of cosmetic appearance, there are some things that my limited mechanical ability could not make any sense of. I'm just curious...
  16. Feeler - WTT - My lowered suspension and wheels for a stock or near stock setup

    WTB/WTT Section
    2004 GLS 1.8T. Lowered 2.25" on Neuspeed Sports and 18" ASA AR2 wheels. Springs have been on about 150000 miles. Getting two new tires tomorrow, the others are driveable, maybe down to 50%? Wheels have some curb rash and one or two very very minor bends. Not perfect by any means, but certainly...
  17. 2012 Passat: Tinted and Smoked

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    After 10 months of ownership I finally had my windows tinted! Got the Pinnacle Series 30% Tint (Ceramic) done all around and also had my taillights lightly smoked. Tints were done by Auto-Links in Scarborough - great bunch of guys, truly professional. The ride has also been lowered with H&R...
  18. passat TDI just lowered on H&R springs clunk noise

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    hey everyone i just lowered my passat tdi with the standard h&R springs and when i go over large cracks in the road or potholes i get a clunking noise out of the front, i double checked everything is tight, could this be the sway bar hitting the axle? does anyone else have this issue on h&r...
  19. Who's Driving a Lowered V6 with Raxles?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello PW. I am thinking of buying some Raxles for my 01 V6 Passat. I have posted a similar thread on vortex but received kind of mixed answers. Now my Passat is lowered on ST coilovers with about 10 threads left on them. I drove it last summer with only 5 threads to spare so the axles were at...
  20. Lowered the rear more and took piktors

    The Showroom
    Took out the adjusters in the rear coilovers. I'm also trying to figure out a new color I want to go with. I'm tossing up various satin finish ideas, but can't decide. So far my options are satin grey, satin white, or satin teal. Depending on color, I may change the finish of the wheels too...