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  1. B5 Garage
    Doing both the rear struts on the wagon. I don't have a spring compressor so the wife took them to our local friendly garage. Got to the the point where tomorrow morning I'm ready to take both struts out. However I've just looked at the rebuilt struts, and it seems theres a bit too much thread...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When fitting the a6 strut bar do you keep the orig washers underneath the strut, or do you remove them:wrench:
  3. B5 Garage
    I recently drove my daughters Passat and noticed that the front end is kind of bouncy. I want to change the struts and maybe the shocks as well. Her car also groins and creaks a lot. I'm just looking for some input on parts. I usually shop Rock Auto. Besides the struts, what other components...
  4. B5 Garage
    can abody tell me if the cups on top of the front suspension struts the thread that stick out that the nuts go on to that hold the strut on place are different on n\s and o\s ,had bust spring on n\s front and got full strut of ebay same year and engine said they are universal both sides but when...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please feel free to weigh in with your personal experiences. It is a three your old thread, but I don't appreciate the accusation by the recent poster I was some kind of shyster peddling snake oil solutions. VWVortex.com - FS: Passat B5/5.5 Front Strut Tower Cross Brace (from Audi C5 A6)
  6. Parts For Sale
    I have for sale, 2 upper strut mounts , i purchased for my 2006 passat 2.0t, but found out one of my springs had broken so i ended up replacing the whole strut assembly, hence i no longer need these , they were purchased from rock auto and are sachs brand part number 802417 i paid $44.79 each...
  7. Parts For Sale
    I have two available, they will have to be shortened to be used on a Passat. Great upgrade :thumbup: Asking $65 plus actual shipping or local pickup...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking for a strut bar like this. I am reading they don't make them or they were custom made, is that true? If so who makes them or does anyone know someone who can make them. http://wetworksgarage.com/Products/3%20point%20strut%20bar.jpg
  9. Parts For Sale
    Hello all.. i have 2 Sachs upper strut mounts w/ bearing for sale, i got them thru rock auto part # 802417, when i thought i needed new ones. however i found out that one of my springs was broken so i went with just new quick struts all in one, i paid $44.79 for each plus shipping would like to...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My Hood Lift Support Strut Shock popped last summer. I got by with it like this but it's very annoying when I add or check any liquids. What's a good place to buy. Any good parts places ? I have a salvage yard by my city the ask $25 for it. Thanks!
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today I was trying to diagnose a clunking coming from the passenger side front end. I took out the shock assembly, couldn't find anything obvious, and went to reassemble. As I was tightening down one of the front upper bolts (mounting bracket to body), the bolt just kept spinning. I backed...
  12. Parts For Sale
    Original pure motorsport strut bar very rare similar to a6 but little thicker no cutting or drilling fits all passats b5,b5.5 $100 shipped Hid's full kit comes with everything 6k nice and bright used very little on my b5.5 low beams SOLD shipped
  13. WTB/WTT Section
    While driving yesterday, I hit a bump and heard what sounded like a glass bottle shattering. Turned out my front passenger side spring broke and destroyed the upper cup on the Strut assembly. Looking for anyone with OEM front suspension struts for a B6.
  14. Parts For Sale
    I have 1 unmodified bar. Easy to retrofit into the Passat. Measure, cut one end and drill an extra hole in the bar. $65 priority shipped in the continental US.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, After 4 months of researching suspension options I finally bit the bullet and placed my order for Bilstein PSS B14's My car has 130 000km's (80 000miles) on it so the suspension could do with an overhaul and I was keen to drop the height (will post pics once they are on). Currently...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hey so I am by no means a mechanic. During recent travels (very rough roads) started to hear a clunckin sound rear driver side. Upon inspection noticed my strut has dislodged from the mount. Strut looks fine but I don't want to rip apart to access the mount if I have to replace strut and all but...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Although I replaced the shocks, the ride is still rough. Very uncomfortable. I am beginning to believe it is the springs. How is it possible to determine if the color marks on the spring belongs to my 98', 1.8t, Station Wagon? (This one is one yellow three orangish) Can anyone with...
  18. Parts For Sale
    All items not including shipping cost unless noted below. If a shipped price is noted, lower 48 states only. Monsoon Double Din from 2004 GLS $30 shipped OEM VW BLEEDER VALVE 2003+ 06B 103 245 $10 SHIPPED URO Parts (06A 103 247) PCV T-HOSE $9 SHIPPED BREATHER HOSE CONNECTOR AT BACK OF VC (06B...
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