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  1. You've got 4h to save 35% on a top quality dash cam

    Vendor Deals
    We've found another solid deal, but time is super limited on this one! The Vantrue N2 Pro Dash Cam is packed with features including 1080P recording quality, front and cabin-facing cameras, infared nightvision, motion-activated parking mode, and more. Regularly priced at $199.99, it's marked...
  2. Anyone order a reman cylinder head from Rock Auto? Curious of quality...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys. I had bent valves on my AWM 1.8T head, so had a local machine shop rebuild the head. The cost ended up being very close to the cost of a remanufactured head sold by Rock Auto. Looks like a decent deal at $1400, compared to the VW price of $2200. Looks like the Rock Auto offering has...
  3. Tires - 18" vs. 19" ride quality vs. appearance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I'm a new user to this forum, but have been posting to the Audi group for a while now. I appreciate everyone's knowledge here, so I wanted to reach out about previous or current experience with tire sizes. I've just purchased a '10 B6 Passat (attached) and getting ready to do...
  4. Better ride quality question for car with H&R springs

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I dropped my car on H&R love the way it looked on day one, loved them even more on day 3-4 when they really set. Any who, i kept the stock springs, anyone know what i can do to upgrade my ride quality since lowering does give a rougher ride, living in these houston streets is hell on my ride!
  5. Quality of metal/assembly

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Why does my, new to me 2010 Passat Wagon(made in Emden) have multiple rust areas already (under body seams, inside wheel well seams, rocker panel seams, back up light recessed areas, edges of hood - so far none have spread to externally visible areas) Were there manufacturing plants with poor...
  6. Best Quality Crome Badgeless Grille for a B5.5 Passat ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, Looking for a OEM Quality Crome Badgeless Grille for my B5.5 Passat, basically the look and quality of the Original Grille without the VW Badge.... Any good vendors you have had luck with? Thanks in advance Sharky
  7. Bad quality thermostat housing for Passat V6 2.8 from EuropaParts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello; I would like to ask you a question about the thermostat housing please. I was doing a timing belt job on my Passat and I found the housing leaking. I checked with ECSTuning it was for $103 (Genuine VW) and with EuropaParts it was $55 (OE Manufacturer Quality). I thought going with...
  8. Audio quality with Gamma V

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello there! All is in the title. I have a 1998 B5 passat with a Gamma V. The sound quality is very poor indeed and I am looking for some machinery that could improve it: an amplifier perhaps (like the Helix PP50 DSP). I will change the speakers as well. BUT, I want to keep my car as original as...
  9. gopro test quality

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I feel the original file is in much baetter quality, but a lot better Improvement from the first YouTube video
  10. Cheap, good quality parts

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I know on a lot of parts you actually NEED oem parts, BUT I found a place on this forum that I wish I knew who referred me to them cause they rock !!! I got a broken timing belt kit (all new valves, gaskets, w/pump etc) for $260.00 And I just called the local dealer for a crankcase breather...
  11. Standard audio system OEM radio poor quality music problem

    Mobile Electronics
    I know that there could be something wrong with my radio because it was flooded before by a mold remover :lol: but everything dried out and radio works, but the quality of sound is very poor, basically, my tweeters works the way they should but main door speakers play in the same quality as...
  12. A Lesson In Quality!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seeing as it was wonderful outside today, I figured I'd finally replace the front passenger door lock as it hasn't been locking properly for a while now. I ordered a $40 door lock module off ebay a few months back, seeing as how that was extremely cheap compared to what I saw in other places...
  13. Replacement power steering pump quality

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone here have direct experience with any particular replacement power steering pump? This is for my 1996 Audi (B5 platform, AFC engine), but the range of offerings, from rebuilt OEM ZF to Cardone to Atlantic to ATSCO, etc. is probably about the same as for a B5 Passat, even though the...
  14. Quality Check

    Mobile Electronics
    Ok I've been trying to decide if I should keep my 03 passat monsoon HU and install an aux in or upgrade to a hu with bluetooth and aux in. I'm trying to keep the price of doing this as close together as possible. Read looking for a HU under 150 bucks. Mainly so my wife won't cut off my manhood...
  15. Murrican Car Quality FTW!

    Anything Auto
    And here you were complaining about faulty control arms... :wrench::lol: (In case any of you are still interested, this puppy starts at $730,000 before options)
  16. Great deal on Quality Solid Outer TRE's!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Worldimpex has them for $15.00 a piece. If anybody going to the Mid Atlantic GTG wants them, order them, prepay for pickup and I will pick them up. I work 5 mins away from them. Actually going to pick up my oil change kit now.....
  17. Quality of head/timing/ valve kit on Ebay?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm rebuilding a 1999 Passat 1.8T busted timing belt engine. Any thoughts about the quality of this kit on Ebay? Timing set Thanks much, Keen
  18. Water Pump - Any Quality Brands Besides OEM?

    B5 Garage
    2001 B5.5 V6 Water pump went out on me the other week... luckily it didn't seize... but it did take the timing belt with it. :mad::banghead: After cleaning all the roller bearings from the engine compartment, I've been looking for a decent brand of water pump. Any recommendations? It seems the...
  19. Showroom quality

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So I bought a used 06 2.0T with 77k on it and i want to restore it to showroom condition... or atleast try. So i need to replace these parts: 1.door locking button on the inside ( got bubbles and paint coming off) 2.The inside door handle (paint coming off) 3.rear console air vents (bent) 4.rear...
  20. MSW wheel quality?? good or bad?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey guys, need to know what you all know about MSW wheels. I find a nice sty on CL for a nice price (18") that are 5x112 but never heard of them (but a wheel / tire expert like some of you are). So are they good or crap??