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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time to change front shocks, they start to make noise on bad road and my Passat b5.5 tdi 130hp sway like boat :D So, what to chose? I head bad things about Bilstein b4 btw....made in Romania, bad quality...1 year only warranty.
  2. B5 Garage
    2002 B5.5 V6 4mo Shocks are original, so about 12yrs old and 95k miles on them. Front left is giving me trouble, so I want to replace all 4 while I'm at it. I would LOVE to replace these with OEM parts, but I'm in a position to buy all four Monroe shocks for $268 (uber cheap). So the question...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Other than indy shops, which of the chain (PEPBOYS, Tire Plus, Monroe, etc) shop uses 5W-40 synthetic (meeting VW 502 standard) for engine oil changes? I called around and I am getting inconsistent replies from different locations of these chain shops. For example, I called one shop and ask...
  4. New Member Introductions
    hi all, i have a '99 passat gls 1.8t... i want to install new front brake pads. my friend recommended monroe; however the monroe brakes website lists 4 different sets of pads for m car, each with a different plug, and one set without the wire wear sensor. how do i know which one to get? thanks
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking around and wanted to know if any of you had thought about gettting the 1BE equivolent suspention from Monroe or another aftermarket brand. I went to their UK site and they have part numbers et al for the Passat Sport Suspention. If they are available there should we be able to...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    GUys, A little concerned. This past week I purchased a complete set of shocks for my wifes B5. A bargain price of $250 plus $30 odd for shipping.. I purchased them from here...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A substitute for Bilsteins, Konis, etc? Of course looking for a budget way to drop the Wagon with Neuspeeds.
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone ever heard of Monroe shocks?? Do other companies buy there shocks and rebrand them?? Any good? Thanks
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