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  1. B5 Garage
    Like many B5.5 wagon owners in the U.S. and Canada, VW's tailgate "logic" (if you can call it that....) drove me bonkers - having the tailgate always "locked" was, well, beyond annoying. So, I set out on a research project - and, I found out how to change it! With these changes, you can have...
  2. The Showroom
    Wasnt sure where to put this so ill put it here
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I think my oil cooler just took a dump (http://www.passatworld.com/forums/42-volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/357431-help-oil-coolant-issue.html) So I was thinking, has anyone added a universal air style oil cooler to replace the stock coolant style oil cooler? If so, any insight for me...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I don't need to say more and these pictures are worth a million words. :)
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fresh to the forums. This question may be based on opinion rather than fact, however I couldn't think of anyone better to ask than people on the B5 forums. I own a 99 V6 GLX. It is an automatic transmission, and has the Tiptronic featre. I just need to get some opinions about me attempting to...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all , I have a 2005 PASSAT 1.8T want to mod my headlights, im going to heat them up til the gasket material is soft, Ive done this before btw with a friend on his Subaru WRX and we retro fited Merc.AMG BiXenon housings, Im not going to do anything that crazy my plan, is to flat matte all...
  7. B5 Information-Base
    First: This mod is not for the faint of heart. It's not that it's difficult, but it will try one's patience and skill. This is also totally driver personal preference. No one can see this mod, and no one would probably realize WTF you're talking about if you tried to tell them about it. My...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I picked up another set of headlights for the Passat from a local car club member and I'm gonna refinish the lens. The adjuster are a little bit messed up so I'll probably have to glue them on when re-assemble them. After baking each at 200F for 8 minutes the lens came off easily. Now, Do I...
  9. The Showroom
    as most know i am currently in WI for work, plan is to be back in CT on the 15th of july and leaving for waterfest on the 17th of july, so things are going to be a little tight for getting my car prepped to go, so i have left my car in the hands of a buddy to take care of and mod for me from...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So... I would like some input on spending cash. I bought a 1.8T with 100k KM Manual Heres a list of Modds that needs to be done in the near future: Already bought: +sound system install -including cd/mp3 player, subs, amps, and speakers +new black rearview mirror (taken from my old...
  11. New Member Introductions
    More Pics will be coming soon. I've have 102k on my car so I dont know how much more money I will be spending on it. The guys at the shop said as long as I mantain the car and do my timely oil changes I should be fine but who knows I've had some wierd things go wrong from time to time.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently got a 2002 passat v6 and i love it. I want to start doing some engine mods, but i have no idea where to start. Please give as much info as possible and all help is appreciated!
  13. B5 Garage
    So yesterday i got a chance to talk to my friends mechanic who does his work on his Turbo TC ( like one of the first ) and when his shop gets some free space we can begin.... what problems would i get from adding a IC? would i need to change anything when i get exhaust. And can somone tell me a...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I'm trying to make a list of mods I'd like to do to my car but I'd like to know a list of companies I could trust. If anyone could help, I'd appreciate it. ECS Tuning AEM Neuspeed Magnaflow are just a couple I've found on my search. I understand it entirely depends on what kind of mods I'd...
  15. B5 Garage
    Sirs :cool: As we know the vent lights at the Passat aren´t very reliable.Because i have a set as backup now, i thought over how to upgrade them. The solvation:LED lightening Note:If you think that you´re not able to do this:"Let it be" needed tools: screwdriver (to pry out the vents out of...
  16. B5 Garage
    Sirs :cool: I purchased a set of Skoda vents, and we all know that they´re green lightened. I changed mine to red, and did something additional ;) At first:Be careful, not for the faint hearted Needed tools: small screwdriver soldering iron solder patience :D Needed material: 8x SMD LED...
  17. The Showroom
    I've had this big backup of mods backup over the past year, and have finally gotten the momentum to get these things finished. My 3 piece Zender rear spoiler (I did the bodywork on this myself, I did all the bondo and glaze, primer, paint and clear coating, and sanding, sanding, sanding)...
  18. The Showroom
    Ok so I finished school and now have all my time for my passat. Started out with a good wash and my latest "mod"... I have a lot planned so we'll see how much can get done:whistle: .See pictures below; Unfortunatly, I did not have my wax yet so it wasn't a full detail how i'd want it. Still, I...
  19. The Showroom
    Anyway...as you all know the a4 sold about two months ago..i havent had time or the camera yet to be able to take great pics of the r32 until now...i am trying to download a bunch more so here is a little sneak peek. 2004 Golf R32 Reflex Silver (I put it side by side with the passat and it...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I see alot of new members posting these days which is great... good to know this forum is attracting new members despite our cars only getting older. But for those who've been around modding for a while... which of you guys are done modding? How long did it take you to get your car to where it...
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