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  1. Parts For Sale
    Have a Fresco Green bumper; no broken tabs, missing snap-in black lower panel. -$50 Meyle tie rods; outers only, unused. -$15 Bosch Elec. Throttle body, unused. -$75 Also have B5.5 sport springs (front). -$75 Can ship tie rods, throttle body, and springs at buyers expense: PayPal only...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I just picked my car up from the mechanic for fixing the passenger front inner tie rod. It was a week waiting for the part, and I paid $117 including a 2 wheel alignment which I was actually happy about. I thought I'd be paying out the rear. However, they told me that my drivers side has...
  3. B5 Garage
    Ordered MOOG tie rods (inner and outer) for my 2000 B5 (V6 ATQ 146K miles). The parts arrived in two separate boxes(!) which should have hipped me to an issue....The parts are clearly not the same. Here's a picture. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63042105/WP_20150620_002.jpg Are these...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am replacing tie rods (inner and outer) on my B5 and getting an alignmnet after. Some questions for the experts. 1. From what i see toe adjustments would need to be made by turning the inner TRE accordingly. Shoukd i leave the boot disconnected and the plastic cover off to lessen the chances...
  5. B5 Garage
    Hello All, I own a 2003 Passat with 201,894 miles to be exact, yesterday (08/28/2014) I replaced all four tires with new ones. I immediately went to an alignment mechanic afterwards only to be told that my inner tie rods were bad and it's best to get them replaced before doing an alignment...
  6. B5 Garage
    I received a Meyle control arm kit today, and it came with the solid metal outer tie rod ends. From what I understand, the all-metal versions give more precise steering control, but you feel a little more road vibrations as a trade-off. I'm primarily concerned with a smooth ride, so I'm...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So with the completion of my BT 1.8t 5 Speed 4 Mo - I'm torn on what to do next. The BT install is very very clean, nothing was hacked up and I don't even have a CEL. At 19 PSI on a GT28R I'm pushing the engine to ~300 HP. In order to get more power safely, I'll need a new clutch and new rods...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i got my new forged rods in, but they dont fit the pistons. They are thicker. Is that a common occurrence that i overlooked or do i have the wrong rods?
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi guys. I had my tie rods replaced back in June. I don't drive the car very often, so I've put very little freeway miles on it since then. Yesterday, I was on the freeway and it felt like the wheel(s) was/were riding uneven - there seemed like a wobble at higher speeds (>50), and it was...
  10. B5 Garage
    Estimate for Outer Tie Rod, Control Arm and Axles Friend brought his 2002 1.8T Passat in for an oil change. My friend noticed clunking sound when turning, and mentioned to mechanic when leaving his car at the shop. Mechanic says need to replace passenger outer tie rod, passenger front upper...
  11. Parts For Sale
    Edit: Sold! This is a set of four brand new OEM Audi/VW piston connecting rods from an 058 block AEB engine. I bought a new (not rebuilt) Audi/VW crate engine (AEB). These rods came out because I upgraded to stronger after-market rods (high performance engine build). These are brand spanking...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i want to upgrade to forged rods. NOW, would if be safe to just pull the head off, remove the oil pan, and replace the rods and bearings just like that, or should i cut the crank and put oversized bearings? i really dont want to cut the crank if i can just drop in the rods. Opinions?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting some fresh rubber on the car and the shop discovered while attempting the alignment that my tie rods were bad. They are replacing with MOOG rods both inner/outer need replacing on both sides. I wanted to get some opinions on the quality of MOOG parts?? It's going to end up being...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, quick question Where can I purchase the guide rods that we use to up our vehicle in the service position? Figured I would pick some up just in case
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought the S4 upgrade outer tie rods, and I have a couple of questions. Here they are: 1) The tie rods that are on my car look different than the S4 upgrade ones. Is this going to make a difference? 2) The groove on the tie rod where the bolt goes into it is crooked. Is there a way to turn...
  16. Parts For Sale
    SOLD I have four, new in box, upper control arms for sale. These are the S4 upgrade kit from FCP Euro and they will fit all B5/B5.5 Passats. I replaced the upper control arms when I installed my coilovers and then later purchased the complete control arm kit from FCP so I have these for sale. I...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I got a couple of quotes to change the control arms and tie rods. They came up to around $600 labor only if I bring my own parts. Is this reasonable? I'm thinking to change them myself but then again these are critical parts and given I go long distance on highway I'm a bit hesitant to...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i always scare myself when im boosting thinking im gonna put a rod through the block. So im thinking of taking the big step and gonna swap them out. Any recommendations on where to get a set? Also, how would i go about doing this? I should open the oil pan and work through there right? i saw...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So im upgrading my car and stuff. I know the rods can only handle 300lbs of torque. Anyone know a website to get performance rods, or even a diy? thanks.
  20. Parts For Sale
    i have all 4 pistons with rods complete except im missing a piston wristpin circlip..but everything is in great condition..the piston do have some valve marks from them meeting at one time..but they look brand new,no cracks..will send pictures upon request...make offers..$250 of best offer...
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