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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am in the process of sending back my left rear Bilstein. I am waiting for a replacement, so I'll have to ride around on the busted one until the new one comes. It won't be here until mid next week and I won't be able to replace it until next weekend. Question...will that damage the other...
  2. Group Buys
    Vogtland suspension kit. One of the best on the market, the choice of NASCAR. The company suspension was tested on Jetta mk4 in last issue of EuroTuner with very positive results. Great sport handling without losing ride quality on rought roads. teh kit lowers the car at avarage 35 - 40 mm...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hey guys and gals! I have been trying to change my front shockers out today. Following HermanH's excellent guide in the information base, got the struts off and mounted in the vice, plonked an 18mm socket on the top nut and clamped it in a pair of vise grips as tightly as I possibly could...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    These things are so cheap its hard to resist. I hear so many stories on this site where the moral is "you get what you pay for." Well, if you have these shox I would love to hear you opinion on them and if you would, compare them to other brands. Why are they so much less expensive than other...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed that shox.com has KYB shocks for the B5 at $279. THat sounds more appealing to me than $409 for Bilsteins, plus some say the Bilsteins are too stiff. My car is completely stock, but as parts wear out (or money magically appears in my mailbox), I like to replace things with more...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 00 4 motion wagon has 50 K on it and the shox are gone. Are there any instructions and pictures lurking about here? I also need to replace some of the control arms becase the ball joint boots are torn. Thanks.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    would this combo still make the handling better. Or what would happen if i did this
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