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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now that I've been driving my 2005 Passat wagon Tdi (with 5sp manual conversion) for almost a year with no improvement in fuel economy, averaging about 32 mpg (US gal ), where a lot of you seem to be getting in the area of 40 mpg, I 've decided to go with larger diameter tires. I need tires so...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just picked up polished fat five a8 wheels 17x8 et35 came with 225/55 tires and in the front it rubs my upper control arms. I was going to buy spacers but my buddy told me i should be fine with 225/45 tires without spacers.... so i just wanted to make sure before i buy them if anyone is running...
  3. Parts For Sale
    WTS: Passat B5.5 Bistar Wheel Set on Michelin Tires with totes & felts ( Cincinnati ) Guy's, My car got totaled and I'm parting out what I have left... Super Nice set of Factory VW Bistar wheels that have been reconditioned to like new.. Wheels are 7J X 17 H2 ET 37 with four new VW...
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    Do you ever find yourself asking What Kind Of Tires Should I buy? Then check out this article by AutoGuide.com
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had read just about every thread on this forum and others concerning creaking steering wheel noise and no-one had mentioned this as their cause so thought I would post it here. Having only owned my B5.5 Variant for a few months and having just gotten most of the bugs out of it I was amazed at...
  6. Parts For Sale
    taken off a 2014 S4 with 11K miles. Continental ContiSportContact 5P 255-35-19. when new 10/32 depth and now at 8/32. no patches, plugs, scuffs, damage, no issues. in PA we need high performance all seasons and these were switched out for Continental Extreme Contact DWS. these are approx...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My tires are like 7 years old, and although they have plenty of tread left, parking it outside has done a number on the sidewalls. There is a fair degree of cracking. Anyway, one went flat last week. Since then, I've been looking to replace them. I walked out this morning and a completely...
  8. Parts For Sale
    Up for sale are my Talladega reps . 18 x 8 Et 35 5 x 112 The rims are are wrapped with Continental DWS tires 235 40 18. The wheels have been used for about three seasons. These wheels were mounted on my B6 Variant. Wheel Condition: The wheels have some slight scuffs and curbage. One...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all! I've been using this forum for awhile to diagnose my usual Passat issues over the past five years (usually find a solution!) But I can't figure this one out! Let me know if you have an idea i should try out. First off, introduction: Mine is a 99 Passat 1.8T, 180k, with blizzaks in...
  10. Parts For Sale
    1) B5.5 Wagon Rear Seat Cover -Sunshine Beige, leather, no tears but needs foam base and installation: $10 plus any shipping. 2) B5.5 1.8T Radiator Support -purchased used but doesn't fit my car (V6): $10, local pickup only. 3) B5.5 Front Driver Seat Airbag -airbag is still attached to...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I always thought they were noisy. On very smooth roads they were quiet enough, but any rough surface and they were just obnoxiously loud. I thought it was just me, though. My wife rents cars often for travel in her job, and recently I drove two of them on a particular road where my car just...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Put new Falken Ziex on 18 months ago. probably 15k on them. Blew (tread seperated) rear right yesterday. Turns out inside 2" heavily worn, ditto other tires. To avoid shredding more tires: is there a way to alignment car for lowered setup? I recently bought a set of adjustable upper control...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am ordering a 2015 S4 today :wrench:. I am getting 19 inch wheels with summer tires, but will need winter tires for the northeast. It seems like a lot of people but a separate set of smaller wheels with winter tires, but since I am leasing, I'd rather not buy a second set of wheels. Is there...
  14. Parts For Sale
    Im selling a set of 4 steel winter rims that will fit most vw and audi, with Pirelli Sottozero 210 winter tires. Rims are in excellent + condition. They've been sitting on my balcony for a year and rims edges are a bit rusty, otherwise perfect. No bends or other imperfections. Tires are brand...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    time for some new tires as mine are toast. I'm looking for a really sticky summer tire, can anybody recommend some good brands?
  16. Parts For Sale
    Thinking about selling the OEM wheels from the A6, nice clean 18'' 5-spoke for someone looking for the OEM+ look on a Passat. Wheels: 18x8 et43 no curb rash, bends, etc. a few very little marks here and there, but overall in VERY good condition Tires: 245/40/18 Continental lots of life left...
  17. Parts For Sale
    Came off an 07 A6 S-line. Was planning to install on my new passat but the dimensions wouldn't allow for a proper fit, its too wide. Asking $1300 for ALL 5 wheels with tires. PLUS Shipping. Specs Diameter: 19 x 8.5 Bolt Pattern: 5x112 Offset: Et43 Centrebore: 66.6 Tire Barum All-Seasons...
  18. Parts For Sale
    Complete set with 5x130 to 5x112 25mm H&R DRA spacers (with brand new 19mm RAD ball seat stud nuts) and color matched center caps. Less than 1K miles on tires, only used while I was having my dailies refinished. I finished these myself in my shop paint booth, applied 4 coats of Wurth Wheel Clear...
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Found a set of Core Racing rims in a 5x112 pattern with 40mm offset in size 18x7.5 fitted with Michelin 235/40 r18's for a good buy. Just want to be sure that the Mrs isn't going to lose her mind on the ride difference since she drives it more than I these days. Currently rolling on stocker 15's...
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