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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have always ran 87 octane in my cars and was susprise to see that in the passat's gas door min 91 octane. Is it required to put premium gas in our car to make it run better. My 1st fill up was with 87 octane and I just filled up again and put silver ( mid grade 91 octane) in it. I dont want to...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Getting my 2000 Wgn 1.8T tip tinted tommorrow morning. I initially decided to go with 35% all around. But then was wondering if the light interior (beige leather) would make it look too light. So maybe 20% on the back 5 windows, and 35% on the front 2? Will 20% be too dark? too ricey? thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    With winter on it's way it is time to come to a stop for the mods on the B5. For my last addition this year i will be installing my Replica Zender Front air Dam, Kamei Long Eyebrows and i am seriously considering on tinting my taillights. Since i cannot take my car out of commission for a long...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hooked up the Hella Hid Look-A-Like Projector Headlights which I got from Cullen. Im not that crazy about the bulbs that come with it. I would like to get ones that look the closest to HID's. Something that gives off a bluish hue, but is super white. Also, I would want to stick with a bulb...
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  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't feel like doing a search so bear with me. I just put on my ASA AR1 wheels, 19X8.5" tire size 235/35/19 (pics later I know)I have now decided to follow the suggestion of the warranty guy at Shrewsbury Motors and drop the car. He can get the dealership to install my spring at a good...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this is a very stupid question to ask but i need to know before i proceed.. i have a 99 B5 1.8T 5speed GLS 57k, i need an oil change and my friends tell me to switch it to SYNTHETIC oil but im not sure, first time with a B5.. any suggestions???
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently saw a post regarding PBR/Axxis Metal Masters pads Powerdiscs but a bit confused. I need to put new pads on the rear brakes immediately and need to know the exact Make/part no. for them. I"m not sure PBR is the brand, Axxis? or Metal Masters? Thanks.
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been reading a lot on this forum about headlight upgrades and have yet another recommendation. After trying Sylvania Silver Stars, Osram Silver Stars, Philips Vision Plus, etc., I ran across an Osram h7 bulb called the Hyper 65 watt +80 competition. It puts out 2100 lumens of light as...
  10. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a 03 B5.5 and I just installed 19x8.5 with a 35mm offset & 235/35YR-19 tires. The ride is lifted and I want it lower. But I live in a city where there are a lot of dips and what not. The question is what is a good drop where it looks good but I don't scrape that much...and what about...
  11. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am looking for a good all season tire with alot of rubber to soften the ride. What would you guys reccomend for upto $100
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ANYBODY CAN RECOMMEND ME A PLACE TO REPLACE BRAKE FLUID???? MY g/f live in San Jose, CA area?? She has a B5 1.8T. If you can tell me how much it will cost?? Thanks guys,
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I finally got the set of rims I was searching for ( the 5 spokes from A6 4.2 sport package 17x8). Now is time to look for the "right" tires for them. In regard to the size, I assume either 225/45-17 or 235/45-17 sizes are fine. Looking for all seasons tire. Some choices are Sumitomo HTR+...
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