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  1. B5.5 Shocks/Struts Help

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I’m about to buy shocks/struts and springs for my 2003 B5.5 1.8T. I’m buying springs because the rear one’s are sagging. I was wondering if anybody here has the H&R OE Sport kit, and how much will those lower the car? Because I found so many different information about it. Some...
  2. Passat B5 stock suspension height

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey! I was wondering if anyone knows the height between the tyre and the fender on stock 2001 VW Passat b5 suspension! Thanks in advance.
  3. Suspension for sedan

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2008 passat sedan and need to replace the front struts . I was wondering if there are any noteable suspension upgrades I could do for less than or around $1,000? Would like to improve the handling and lower the car a little bit, maybe like an inch an a half.
  4. WTB B5.5 Wagon 1.8T FWD suspension

    WTB/WTT Section
    Hey guys my suspension is starting to give. ~210k miles i believe on stock struts.. good run! Looking for a spring and strut combo koni/bilstein + eibach or something similiar (Not looking to be slammed just a light drop). Low budget lmk the price shipped to 95132 or if anyone has pickup near...
  5. Going to be ordering suspension and control arms for my 02 Passat 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After resurrecting my 02 Passat from the dead due to a timing belt failure (see here), I can see now that if I plan to drive this car for another 100,000 miles, I'm going to need to address some things in the suspension and brakes. I have most of the parts I need to complete the brake work...
  6. Suspension question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 Passat GLX FWD with 140,000 miles. I started noticing the front passenger side riding low to the ground. Our driveway is a little bumpy, and the car even bottomed out once driving slowly down the driveway. I pulled the wheel off to take a look and part of the coil/spring has broken...
  7. W8 suspension improvements

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have the dubious honor of owning a 2002 W8 wagon. (I am considering putting a unicorn horn on it for Halloween.) My concern is that the suspension allows too much body roll. Feels like bed springs. I don't know if that's something inherent in the car's engineering. (Maybe the engineers wanted...
  8. WTB: 4mo suspension

    WTB/WTT Section
    Basically just need something to get the car rolling again. I would prefer coilovers but that’s a long shot. If someone has stock 4mo suspension I’d be happy to take it at this point, kinda in a hurry to get this thing off jack stands as I have to move it. I would prefer full struts with the...
  9. B5.5 FWD Wagon Suspension Install/reccomendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys what's the difficulty on swapping out suspension on these guys I've seen some tutorials but haven't personally met anyone that has done it. I lowered my old '92 integra back in the day and everything was pretty easy had a friend help me. Also what do you guys think of the Str.t Struts...
  10. FS: B5.5 Sedan OEM Suspension

    Parts For Sale
    Came off with 100k. Located in Queens, NY. Would like $100, obo.
  11. torque settings for front suspension, please

    B5 Garage
    Have 1998 Passat. Replacing all front control arms and shocks and tie rod ends (doing brakes as well). Need torque settings for the lot. Have tried searching but not found a nice clean list....
  12. Suspension rattling sound on a 03 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any ideas? It does needs front struts (it's a FWD) but CV axles are good, but it has a slight "clacking" sound over certain bumps. Seems to exaggerated by steering.
  13. B5 Rally Passat - suspension lift options

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Rallying a 2000 Passault (B5) AWD wagon. Bad idea - no need to rehash, thanks. We've had a bunch of fun with it, :rolleye: replacing PCV hoses, replacing all three differentials' fluids (with Royal Purple 75/90 syn), tearing out useless plastic crap, replacing spark plugs, wires, and coil etc...
  14. Lower suspension arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need a new lower suspension arm, front right lower rearward and front left lower rearward on my 2001 FWD B5.5 does it matter if I get forward or rearward or any of that or are they all the same shape anyway?
  15. '04 Passat GL suspension tune up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We have an '04 1.8T with about 122k miles. Curious if someone could suggest a list of items that might need to be replaced at this point to refresh and upgrade the suspension/ride. Can I get away with just putting in a set of new struts? I'd love to stiffen up the ride if possible, it's got a...
  16. B6 suspension knock/clunk WITH VIDEO

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    B6 suspension knock with video Hello people, The knock Firstly, i'm a car simpleton, just to get that out there. Secondly i have read extensively on multiple sites and forums about possible causes of knocking from the front end and the complaints are never ending...
  17. Suspension question/problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking to replace the suspension on my 18 year old 1999 Passat 1.8t. I've searched this website but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. My car bottoms out every time I drive over the smallest of rocks in the road. I want to get new shocks/struts. I'm thinking of dropping the...
  18. 2003 vw Passat 2.8 suspension help pls

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys I'd really appreciate some clarification on my cars suspension. I have two options for a control arm kit from FCP EURO. According to their site there's a change in compatibility/fit, determined by my vin #. Does this sound like a true statement when it comes down to control arm...
  19. 4mo rear suspension strut 'hats'

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Quick question for those that have done the rear struts on the 4motion. I've re-assembled my first strut, but the 'hat' is sitting a bit cock-eye'd. Is that normal? Or is the hat tweaked? I can't remember what it looked like when i took it out of the car. :/ You can really tell when you...
  20. B5 4M: Switching to OE sports suspension parts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat 4-Motion GLX Wagon, 2.8 ; 1BA (no “sports suspension” package) I’d like to replace the struts/dampers. The rear ones are okay, but the front ones bounce too much (old age and/or by-design). I don’t want to change the springs. From the many posts on this forum, including those...