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  1. B5 Garage
    When I make my Passat really quiet by not turning the engine on and switching off the Climatronics I still hear something buzzing, crackling - the sound is coming from under the dash, where passenger normally keeps their legs. It is quiet enough I do not hear it while driving, but I am curious...
  2. B5 Garage
    Yesterday I installed new brake pads on the rear of my 2000 1.8t. I purchased new frictionmaster pads from auto zone on line for $10 plus shipping which was less than $20 total for ceramic pads. I didn't bother swapping rotors so it was a total gamble after reading that the rotors need to be...
  3. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey Guys, I'm a noob here, and I am looking for new tires for my 2008 Passat Lux. I am looking for 235/45/17 97H/V/W. My biggest priority is Low Road Noise and great Ride Comfort. Also, I want all season tires that can handle decently in snow. I live in Indianapolis, and we do get our fair...
  4. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just changed tires on my B6 from Goodyear Eagles to a set of Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum. Got them for $580 installed. These tires are dead silent on the road. My car is like a Hybrid in my neighborhood at 30MPH. Dry and wet grip are very good. Winter will tell how they perform in snow but...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi This is my first post so here goes:) I have a 2.0 TDI and find that the Indicator click is far too quiet, can any body help is telling me if there is any way to make it louder?:icon_eek: cheers Mike
  6. B5 Garage
    PBR Ultimate Ceramic pads and ATE slotted rotors (front) has arrived at my home. From what I read, PBR Ultimates have integrated shims / adhesive backing. My search on this and other forum indicate that Ultimates likely to give annoy squeal (esp. at cold temperate). The suggestion I receive is...
  7. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    first post.... had to do it sorry.
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just got a variant with stock size 245 / 17 BF Goodrich G force sport tires. I've rolled on them for two months now, but they are driving me crazy. I have rebalanced and aligned a week ago. They have lots of tread life remaining, but they are loud as f*ck at all MPHs, especially under 40...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    here is a vid there are 3 more videos in my profile that are for better sound quality. It is a new turbo and i dont know why it is so freaking loud. I bought the car with the "new" turbo in it and saw the order. since the cat is gone, I took it to a VW dealership and they also put on this part...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So being cheap on the front end has bitten me. My glasspack has pretty much worn out in 2 years and the drone/sound is rediculous. Any tube type or turbo style mufflers that cut down the volume? I just moved out of an apt and I need to be more conscious of my neighbors now. I'm running a...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I was told that the Passat has two mufflers. One toward the middle and the other on the tail pipe. Well I recently installed a new intake and exhaust system from AFE. I'm happy except for the fact that once we removed one of the mufflers, the low hum from the exhaust became a nuisance. The...
  12. Mobile Electronics
    I noticed a few days ago, when I had the radio cranked, that my passenger-side mirror was buzzing away but my driver-side mirror wasn't. So I used the balance and fader controls to isolate each corner of the audio system, and the bass coming from the driver door was barely audible. Tonight I...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and also to German cars. I've owned only Japanese cars ever since i started driving 12 years ago. I bought the Passat from my friend in hopes of getting a car that is comfortable, automatic, and QUIET. The latter brings me to my concern: The car came with OEM...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, what do you guys/gals think the best brake quiet product for going on the back of the pads is?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine's starting to fail, apparently. Got the first alarm last night. I'm at 140K so I suppose it's time. Anyway, I'm taking a long drive this weekend and I don't intend to replace it until it fails outright. Anyone know any tricks for shutting off the alarm? Thanks. Kenny 99 AEB
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Based on this information: ...should I just go out and buy a set of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA 3? I have dedicated snow rims (stock 15") and my main criteria are noise and treadwear. I have had two sets of Nokians over the years (hak2's...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, new to passats and the forums.. i seriously hate the fact that my 2003 b5.5 (2.8L) is SOOOOOO quiet!! you guys think intake and exhaust would really help the sound? if so what kind would probably be loud.. im sick of driving this quiet luxury car EVERYwhere hah thanks
  18. Anything Auto
    This is classic:,2933,251998,00.html :biglaugh:
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