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  1. Questions bout modifying my 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my first question, at what point does the factory exhaust system become a problem? No offense to anyone, but I really do not like the ricer sound of a 4 cylinder with an exhaust, so i would like to keep my factory exhaust system if at all possible. I do plan on installing a test pipe, but other...
  2. Modifying my 2001 B5.5 Europe version where to get parts

    Hi Everyone i'm modifying my 1.6 2001 Passat i'm removing the side trim from the plastic black to chrome I am also do the window trim again changing it to the chrome i have no problem finding these parts but what does have me scratching my head is i'm looking to upgrade the bumpers to the...
  3. Modifying not as friendly to the v6?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was talking to a mechanic about building a custom exhaust for my v6 b5.5. He is a "vw specialist" and claims mods like a chip, an exhaust, and an intake don't really help much/aren't worth the money for the v6. I guess implying the motor to already be optimized, which doesn't sound right to...
  4. it requires modifying

    The Showroom
    heres a few before it goes under the knife again
  5. help with modifying bumpstops

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm close to deciding on a new suspension for my 1998 V6 manual Passat. I think I've narrowed it down to 1BE springs and Koni adjustable shocks as I'm looking for some improved handling while retaining as much of the stock comfort and ground clearance as possible. If I do this I understand...
  6. Is Modifying a Tip Tronic Automatic Passat Still Honorable??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was just wondering if anyone thought it was still worth putting money into modifying a Passat that is not a manual transmission. I know that it reall ymeans performance upgrades are almost useless but I just wanted to know if there was anyone out there who is or did modify a auto...
  7. Need advice on modifying frame behind Dual DIN to flush month In-Dash Monitor

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2000 VW Passat 1.8T, with the Dual Din dash, like this: I have a Motorized In Dash monitor, that I want to install on the upper din, and relocate my factory radio to the lower din. I was able to do this. However, there was just one problem. The in-dash monitor is not flush with the...
  8. I want to start modifying my 03 tip 1.8, I need some basic performance tips?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, everyone Its great to have a website like this, I had my 03 passat(1.8t tip) for about a year now and I think its time to make it a little faster, If anyone can reccommend some low budget mods I would be greatly appreciative.
  9. Is it worth modifying the 5.5 or get something else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What do you think. Spend money on software and all the other good stuff on the ol' 65k passat or get another car? I love my Passat but I an deciding on cost or performance.
  10. Passat 1.8T - Modifying Airbox?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, this question is on behalf of my dad...He has a 2000 Passat 1.8T (150bhp model) its been chipped to 225bhp (rolling road proven at TSR Motorsport as most powerful 'standard' chipped 1.8T engine). The car is pretty fast, BUT it's also VERY quiet...Hardly any induction or turbo noise on...
  11. NZ passat modifying.

    Rest of the World
    keen to hear from any(if any) passat modifiers and owners in NZ is there anybody out there? message here. or PM me. cheers
  12. Finally I started modifying my Passat

    The Showroom
    Hi!! Here they are my brand new alloys... I hope you like them because I do... by the way I am running with Federal SS 595 Have a look at this test [ Although I...
  13. ????....modifying MAF????!!!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is anyone familiar with this Co.: Is it one of many sellers BS or there is something real behind?
  14. Modifying VW Emblem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a thought... I'd like to make the front and rear VW emblems glossy black instead of chrome. Any suggestions on how to do this?
  15. Question about modifying center console for 99 B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, I want to get the indash 6-disc changer for my 99 B5, however, the 99 1/2 had the AC controls on top and then radio and then an empty space, which is bigger then the standard DIN changer, for 2000 VW change it to have the radio on top and AC at the bottom AND a middle DIN size space. Can...
  16. Modifying Turning Radius?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is more for people who autocross, but have you ever thought about modifying the steering so that the wheels turn sharper with the same amount of, or less, steering wheel movement? Like some how decrease the lock to lock. I would assume there are gears of some sort in a steering box..can...