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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone who has installed an APR stage III turbo kit, what would you do different if you had it to do over? Any lessons learned you would be willing to share? Did you upgrade anything else in the drive train to handle the extra power? TIA, Ray
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I called my APR provider today asking about a Stage III for my 2003 once they come out with it :weirdo: . They told me that it can't be done cause it would tear up the transmission :mad: . Why is is that PES T-28 w/ GIAC software works on a Tip, but a Stage III is only for manual transmission...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just toying with the above idea...wonder it works? Was thinking of doing the above without changing the turbo coz heard that the B5.5 turbo is a hybrid between KO3 & KO4. Can the hybrid take the boost of 1.5bar? If so do i need to change the FRB to 5 as the Stage 2 chip usually comes with a...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This sounds like a great upgrade but I have a few general questions about it before I comitt to the group buy. First, since this is a larger diameter rotor does anyone make a larger splash sheild for it? Is the braking balance going to be heavily skewed to the front if the rears are not...
  5. Group Buys
    Call ECS directly to place your order and tell them it's for the GB. here's a link to 9 page feeler thread: HERE! Note: There was a talk about the price hike on the 13" kit when compared with B5/B5.5 kit to same upgrade kit for Jetta/Golf. The interesting part is that when you buy bundled...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just installed this new stage 3 PES kit July 4 and let me tell you. When your in 3rd gear @ 4000rpm's let's just say you better hold on to your nuts :lol: Smooth ride all the way thru 5th. ? Have any of you tried running with race gas like 100 or higher octane. Just this morning i heard a...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First, kudos to Ron at AWE for saving the day. My mechanic has a business relationship with Hoppen, so when we discussed clutch options, Hoppen's version of the Sachs Sport clutch was the easy choice. We had made plans several weeks prior for me to leave the car with my mechanic (Joe) for the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was out of town all week last week so I decided I'd get my clutch and 70K maintenance done. I originally intended to go the Sachs Sport clutch route, but my mechanic called me the day before I left and informed me that he'd been trying to locate one for over a week without any success. I...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Let me preface my querry with this: At the end of the summer I want to go Stage 3, but I'm going to need alot of third party input, and MANY more hours of personal research before I pull the trigger. I searched and searched for a shootout between these two, but all I could find was everyone who...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's been a while since I posted or even had a chance to surf the site. Visited the GB forum & was shocked that the ECS 13" thread is now 6 pages long :shock: Haven't had the time to read it all yet. I would like to take this opportunity thank all B5'ers for there support & business. It has...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have now finished my first mod - tinted windows. It was a hard decision to decide upon whether to put film on 5 windows or all 7. I decided upon all 7. Why? Because I did not like the alternatives: 1. Dark on 5 and none on 2: Looks unfinished 2. Light film on all windows: Too little...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Now I have a good description of whats's going on with my Passat. This is the scenario: ---------------------- My passat's VEH needs a power output stage and engine decarbonization. The power output stage can get the VEH in running condition until I do a engine decarb service and...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Question for you all. I am seriously thinking about upgrading the power unit under the hood in the near future. I would really like to get upwards of 200+ hp and am looking at what other things I would need. I was surfing www.goapr.com and they have a 310hp APR Stage 3+ Kit that includes all...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    this is the basic mold with white primer on it... no trims no plexi no mix color paint areas...this is only rough sanded with 220 grit... :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
  15. Group Buys
    I spoke to Tom from ECS regards to possible GB on the Stage I front brake upgrade Kit. This kit consist of 312mm/12.3" or 332 mm/13.1" two piece light weight(~14.0 lbs) front rotors with caliper carriers for about $580 (estimated price). This is direct swap kit using stock calipers. The...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    APR Stage III turbo and brake canyon run test results on 104 octane (angeles crest) Well as promosied here it is. Yesterday morning I spoiled myself and went got my oil changed with straight synthetic, and was basically out of gas by the time i reached the local BP dealer that had 104 octane so...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I just recently recieved the much needed programming to get everything out of the turbo and have had some time to get a feel for things. Upon the origional installation updated programming for my ECU was not avaible so they sent me a chipped ecu with restricted programming to limit me in...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the topic states I have a new toy for my Passat. Courtesy of Chris and Glenn at ClutchMasters I now have a segmented kevlar disc with a sprung marcel hub for drivability, an upgraded Sachs pressure plate, and a new lightened flywheel. This kit was designed for high horsepower applications...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wanted to know what you paid for in a group buy or by it self. Thanks
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    heres a beauty show of this beauty.... barely fits in the opening.... special thanks to b5sportswagon for the help today..... much props ... this is a really thourough and complete package and it is a LOT of work... i still have lots of hoses and cable to hook up but i think you guys get the...
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