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  1. Can anybody recommend a VW shop in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro area?

    Dealerships and Service
    Can anybody recommend a VW shop in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro area? The closer to Saint Paul, the better.
  2. Can Anyone Recommend a Good Repair Shop in the DC Area?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have an 2003 Passat with 108K miles and the dealer, Alexandria VW, where I've been going for service since buying the car used, says I need new upper and lower control arms on both sides replaces and an alignment. They want to charge me $4000 for the work and after doing some research on...
  3. '02 Passat 1.8t AWM - time for coil packs. What do you recommend?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '02 Passat 1.8t AWM - stuttering under load - coil packs or O2 sensor? Just as the title says. I've managed to get 240,000 out of the first set of plugs and packs, and it's time for new ones as I'm seeing a dip in fuel economy and some stuttering at high load acceleration. Looking at ignition...
  4. Please recommend a good brand wheel bearing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to replace both front wheel bearings. What would be a good brand to buy? ECS has FAG and also has VAICO, a little cheaper with free shipping. Is FAG a good brand? What brand you guys normally buy? Thanks a lot.
  5. Any 12V heater / defroster to recommend for curing "I got no heat" blue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been driving with heater core by-passed for 8 months now (since ). Now that the temperature is heading single digit and wintry mix comes and goes, I regret a bit that I did not...
  6. REcommend Indie Shops in Balto/Wash area?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mods, please move if appropriate. Well, the car resides in a place which does not allow work on the property... Can anyone recommend a competent, fair indie shop, preferably not far from Laurel? TIA.
  7. Recommend Denver Metro Indies

    Dealerships and Service
    Just bought a new to me 05 1.8T 4Motion w/56k on the clock. Wanna find a good long term mechanic to keep this baby on the road. Any suggestions? I am in Lakewood but work in Lafayette.
  8. TOO much turbo lag, Recommend downgrade turbo?

    B5 Garage
    So I currently have a 98 wagon with a fully built AEB, dyno'd at 504HP with a GT3071R and I don't hit full boost until about 4900 RPM. Granted I can easily rev it out to 8k, it just sucks to have to get that high up in rpm to feel power. I don't much mind to lose a little power in order to gain...
  9. Can anyone recommend a Brake kit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im making a trip from nh to ga and i took the wheels off my wolfie (just bought it) and the clamps or w/e and the whole assembly on all the wheels are completely covered in rust and bits of the parts come off with my fingernail. It just doesnt even look does anyone know a reputable...
  10. Can anyone recommend a good exhaust shop in CT/RI?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, I have a TT downpipe for an Audi A4 that "mostly" fits my 1.8t manual 4motion Passat, but it needs a bit of tweaking. All the exhaust shops I've dealt with in the past have folded up, and I need a place that can do fabrication and stainless steel welding. Can anyone recommend a place...
  11. Recommend service for 80k

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What all should be replaced at 80k, dealer wants 510 for tune up. they also said I need to have the timing belt replaced. I don't have the funds at the moment. Dealers wants 1300 for the timing belt to be replaced. Would changing the timing belt be a hard job. I rate my mechanic skills about 5...
  12. recommend rims on B6 passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have 2007 B6 passat 4motion. I would like to put new aftermarket rims on it. Can anyone recommend me any brand or size? My budget is under $1000 for used.
  13. What do YOU recommend as an engine additive?

    B5 Garage
    Hello..Id like to buy some engine additives, Ive heard of Seafoam, any good?..I was reading the bottle today and I was a little freaked out about pouring half the bottle into my engine block, is this safe?..Someone said pour half into your tank and half into the engine...What other products do...
  14. Please recommend indy in Northern VA.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please PM me if you know any VW indy with good reputation. Thanks.
  15. What engine oil you recommend to make your 1.8T proform

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bout to doan oil change on my 1.8T 4Motion. What oil makes my engine proform the best?
  16. What lip kit you recommend,and where can i buy it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hookin up my B5, but i wanna do the looks 1st. whats the best lip and where can i buy it?/do you have 1 for sale?
  17. Recommend an amp for my dreadnaut 15in

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey whats goin on everyone? I currently just got a mmats dreadnaut 15in sub. in a vented box. It being powered by a alpine mrd-m500 amp. The sub is a dual VC 2ohm. The amp I currently am using isn't 1 ohm stable. So its wired for a 4ohm load on the amp which it is (250x1). I was looking for a...
  18. Can anyone recommend me a good place to get tint in washington state?

    USA - West
    Hey guys i know of one spot that does really good tinting but the guy charges $400 i dont know if thats normal or not. Can anyone recommend me a good place?
  19. recommend mechanic in Albuquerque

    B5 Garage
    I'm on a short visit to Albuquerque and the Check Engine Light has come on. I'd like to have this checked out before the long drive back to LA. Can anyone recommend a mechanic? By the way, the car is a 2001 B5.5 1.8T with 70k miles. I had the ignition coil recall done just before driving from...
  20. Can Anyone recommend a good muffler shop in NE Ohio?

    B5 Garage
    I need to have my flex pipes replaced in my 2002 GLX, can anyone recommend a good muffler shop that can get this done for me cheap? I'd like to sink as little money into this car as possible. Anything in either Lorain or Cuyahoga county would work. Thanks!