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  1. B5 Garage
    I'd greatly appreciate opinions on this: I've replaced a few axle bolts over the years and generally followed the Bently Manual instructions to torque to 140 ft-lbs and then the additional half turn (180 degrees) after. But I usually would only do an additional 1/4 turn (90 degrees) because I...
  2. B5 Garage
    I need a definitive answer! I'm doing the motor, snub, & trans mounts and recently did the rear lower control arm on my 01.5 ATQ/DVZ, and I'm pretty sure these are what need to be replaced... - motor mount: N-906-630-02 (bolt) - trans mount: N-010-470-7 (bolt) + N-023-004-11 (nut), reusing...
  3. Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I just got these sweet aloe wheels on ECS for a decent price and I'm looking to wrap them up. I'm looking to stretch a little bit. I also bought a whole coil over kit and all that too. Time to put the beast to the ground... Any recommendations??18 x 8 just a little stretched. Thanks. Sent...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If you are considering reusing stretch bolts, read this first: If you remove any torque to yield bolts (Stretch bolts), you SHOULD replace them with new bolts and torque to specification. If you reuse the old bolts, DO NOT torque to specification, this would take them way past their maximum...
  5. B5 Garage
    So if the subframe needed to be shifted to correct camber and since the subframe needs to be loosened to accomplish this, wouldn't you then need to replace the subframe bolts due to them being stretch bolts?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so we know its 30 pounds and 2 --90 degree turns as long as your above 45 pounds tourque your good. either way torque your shit till 45....50 pounds .. than twist your bolts till they turn no more as long as your bolts are at 55-60 lbs on the torque wrench your good. so 55 - 66 pounds...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know the Maximum Final Torque after the 30 and additional 2 -90 Degree turns Give or take? Some one said 117 to 125 but i always like to be sure. I really hate not knowing that final torque. It drives me crazy. Thanks if you got an answer.:thumbup::wrench:
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi Im the new proud owner of a stock standard 2005 Passat V5 wagon in black. Looking to add some wider wheels n tyres. 18's I reckon. Q. whats the optimal width? Q. whats the legality around stretch? Looking at 18x9.5 with 235/40R18 ... does anyone have any experience with this fitment ? Cheers
  9. Anything Auto
    Here is the thread...Celica
  10. Wheel and Tire Forum
    hey all Just got my RS4 18" reps and want to get them wrapped and am seriously considering the Hankook Ventus V12 225/40 ... seem to be a pretty good bang for the buck...was wondering if anybody had any experience with this or other similar setups.. sec width: 7.5"-9" ...tread width 9.1" not...
  11. The Showroom
    Yes, I got ronal teddies. Here they are. And now on the car...... Kidding, they are going on the cabrio in the background. I did however get new wheels for the passat too. Sorry for so many pics. And for those that were dissapointed that the teddy bears weren't on the passat...
  12. B5 Garage
    I'll be following wootar's procedure. Anyone know where to get the 3 per side stretch bolts that secure the mount bracket? Thanks
  13. B5 Garage
    Can someone post the part number for the stretch bolts that are used in the motor mount brackets when changing out the motor mounts? I know there are three bolts in each moutning bracket. Are all of them stretch bolts and do i need to replace all of them as opposed to reusing them?
  14. Anything Auto
    Class, I think it's unique.(if it lost the stickers)
  15. The Showroom
    Since I have seen a lot of stretch, poke, wide wheel threads getting closed and locked as of lately I figured I would start one for all of us who do believe it looks good. Lets start whoring this out. my old setup
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I currently have the Fikse Profile 10's sizes 18x8.5 & 18x10 The tires I am currently using BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 225/40/18 and 245/40/18. There is a slight stretch, but the tires are really not meant for stretching. What tire brand and sizes would you guys recommend? Thanks
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    any pics of a 225 35 on 18X 8.5
  18. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Ultimatley when I bag my car I'm gonna throw this set of rims I'm getting on without tires and dropping it on wood blocks so when I lower the car I can see how the rims will sit and what tires I will need. Something like this Now.. I'm getting 17x8.5 ET 30 up front and 17x10 ET 25 in the...
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Can someone explain a little what stretch and poke is? I think I know that poke is how much the tire and wheel extend past the fender, but what is this whole stretch thing?
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