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  1. B5 Garage
    Upgrading the suspension on the Wagon, finally....it took me forever to pull the trigger on a set of coils and I hope that the BRs (BC Racing) don't disappoint. I have first hand experience with STs and Vogtlands on previous cars, but this time I wanted to add damping adjustability while...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i finally pulled the trigger, i ordered the Gates TCKWP297 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump. looks like a good kit. i also ordered a cam lock with a crank pin. im going to Florida in a month and its 2200 miles round trip. i dont want to take my 18 MPG van when i can take the 26 MPG car. i...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i ordered this cable from amazon yesterday, its cheap (like me) and i hope it works. Amazon.com: KIA 20 Pin to OBD Obd2 Obdii DLC 16 Pin Car Diagnostic Adapter Converter Cable (Blue): Automotive anyhow, i get an email today that the item has shipped. yay! estimated delivery.... june 30th. 44...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally ordered the wheels I want off rotiform because they're having a black friday special. $500 off cast wheels!! So instead of paying like $1300 out the door, I paid $736. I went with the rotiform nues in the machine color specs are 17x8 5x112 57.1 et30 If you guys like rotiform wheels i...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just ordered new set of KONI FSB struts/shocks for my 2010 Passat from AJUSA.com. Konis are on sale from some sellers. They cost me $572.97 - FREE SHIPPING & NO TAX!!!!! SUCH A DEAL!! I will install them when the weather turns. I've seen these going for $650 - $720 PLUS SHIPPING AND/OR TAX...
  6. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I had ordered Boge front shock absorbers for my 98' 1.8t. While it states on the invoice that shocks were Boge, I received Sachs. When I called the customer representative, he repeatedly told me they are the same. Elsewhere on this forum, I read that while they are the same, Sachs...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everybody, I am a noob to this site, but so excited to see how everybody works together on problem solving and seeing some of the awesome mods everybody does. Anyways, I have a 2004 VW Passat 1.8T 4mo and I love it! I have had ripped CV boots on both the front left and right outer sides of...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I ordered a helmet for the upcoming autocross this Sunday. Specifically, the Pyrotect Pro Airflow in flat black. This'll be my first ever automotive event, so hopefully the car stands up to the challenge and hopefully I do well. =) Then, just now, I ordered the Thor Skidplate from...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    So I have one on order, delivery in about 5 weeks. My first VW. I've had several Camry's, Subaru's and Nissan's over the years. Test drove all the competitors: Camry, Honda,Fusion,Sonata and Altima. They were not ever close IMHO to this car. My second was the Subaru Legacy Limited, I'm...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Easy as pie to do on my B5 as I'm sure many of you already know. There were a few differences in clips and prong positioning, but nothing overly complicated. Well, I havent quite figured out the high beam situation yet, the old ones don't fit in the hole. No matter, the also installed HID's...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Just ordered a new Passat TDI Wagon so here I am. Hard to pass up up something that uses half the fuel of most other wagons and it was the only car I could buy with those awesome LED tailamps and LED daytime runing lamps. :driving:Delivery JUly
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Passat_B5-4_Motion-V6_30v/Interior/Key_Fob/ES2135722/ So I want to get this to attach to my current key since my metal ring has snapped off and even 3000lb epoxy doesn't seem to be able to glue it back on. If i got this, what else would I need to do other...
  13. B5 Garage
    Hi, 2003 Passat 1.8t wagon 120,000 I have been reading about the Passat Dipstick tube/funnel replacement. <RANT_ON> WTF, Cheap POS Plastic tube? I thought these were supposed to be well engineered cars? No other car I know of do you have to worry about your dipstick tube...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My second metal key loop snapped off last night... I'm not looking forward to the cost of replacement. I've checked the other two forums on here about the matter, but has anyone tried KeylessRide.com? I've seen a couple people pointing in that direction on other forums...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Slotted/Cross-Drilled Rotor - 11.0 (282.5x25) - Pair Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T Up to VIN#X-124,107 split is in the 1999 model year Tuning Application Guide Make Model Submodel Engine Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD V6 30v *The above product applications have been...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just ordered a blue billet antenna and charcoal Lamin-X for my tails from ECS! Will post pics when I get them and install them :thumbup: I've been thinking about maybe getting the blue Lamin-X for my headlights also. Anyone use it with success??
  17. B5 Garage
    Lol just ordered the Blauparts kit, a belt and a/c tens and a snub mount. Any tricks I should be aware of or are the writeups pretty much it? Also ECS has two diff styles of snubs one ball looking and one mushroom style i bought the latter) any difference? And no... I don't want an apr or anything
  18. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Forgestar F14, 18x8.5. This was an interesting wheel, pretty cheap, light, and custom offsets available. I ordered gunmetal wheels for my reflex silver 5.5, the 18's weigh around 18 lbs it looks like. Offsets are completely customizable, so I went with et 37 up front, and et 32 in the rear...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just ordered my parts from ECS tuning. Around maybe a year ago I started noticing noise coming from the front end of my 4motion as I would turn the wheels, and it has gotten worst and worst as time has gone on. So with my tax return I ordered the Upgraded Control Arm Kit W/Hardware & With...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Got white/beige with Navigation, rear seat airbags, and the mat kit. The dealer said that Bluetooth is standard on 2010s. And I think I can't get iPod with Nav, but I get something that kinda works. I hope the Nav is better than the awful one on my A4. Anything else I need to know? I didn't...
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