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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the maximum weight the VW OEM Roof Rack can support on the Passat B5 1.8T sedan? I am planning to move soon, and trying to figure out the max weight I can safely transport cross country (weight including the racks, filled cargo box, and one bicycle on the side). I read the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wanted to share my results with weight reduction. The car is a 2001 B5.25 Passat with 1.8T and manual transmission. The stock weight is 3043 from what I have gathered online which seems about right. I initially just wanted to reduce the engine bay clutter and removed the air conditioning...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No one is a stranger to this, we drive fat, heavy heifers with underpowered motors (those of us still in the "stock" category :driving: ) Getting a lower number on that scale I'm sure does a helluva lot for these cars, so what could I do to accomplish that while still keeping most of the...
  4. Parts For Sale
    I know Ima be mod-slapped for this one, but I figured the place most likely to get a response was here... sorry. Has anyone shipped a trunk lid for any passat? Does anyone remember or know of a way to determine the weight of one? (excluding the obvious smartass answer "take it off and weigh...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have 0-40 in the car now. It gets real cold out im talking can get down to -25 and 2 days ago it was 4 out and the car was real hard starting the batt is fine. So The local mechanic... lol told my dad to use 0-20 in my engine. I dont know if he realizes but that may wreck my turbo and the...
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I have a set of maxxim se10 alloy rims. They are 17x7 and weigh in at only 17.5 lbs.(good but need wobble bolts they are 114.3 not 112) My tires are pirellis zero rosso 225 45 zr17 wich weigh in at 24 lbs each, and the grip rating according to tire racks survey is a 8.5. (but idk about that...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just received my a8 rotor upgrade kit. Now I'm realizing how heavy they are. They are 19 lbs each for the 312mm . Any one have weight of the stock ones for a 98 with the 282mm rotors?
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Snowed 2" today! First winter for me with the 4motion waggie. I have studded snows, but would like to know if anyone recommends (or not) putting a sandbag or two into the rear for winter traction. Since the car drives rather neutrally in dry conditions (50/50 power distribution) and I'm not...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Parting out a 2000 Passat GLS (Engine code: ATW) and I'd like to offer shipping for the engine but have no idea roughly how much they weigh. I figure someone on here has either shipped one or had one shipped to where they might still have the info. Thanks for the help boys.
  10. Parts For Sale
    Up for sale is a ecs tuning light weight crank pulley that fits either aeb or has never been mounted but does have a few scratches..will include 2 belts that have never been used, a/c belt is a conti and serp is a napa..asking $50 shipped
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 v6 fwd w/ tiptronic, unitronic tune: So I've been entertaining the idea of replacing the crank and power steering pulleys with the ECS light weight pulleys at my next timing belt job. Having very little knowledge about the real benefits to this, I'm turning to the masses here to any...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm working on strut replacement in front of 2000 V6. Have the struts out and expect that I'll have new shocks and strut tower put back together by tomorrow. Here's the question. I seem to recall reading somewhere that before tightening up a bolt on the strut reassembly, one should load the...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    MODS: I don't know if I'm allowed to post anything this long. If there's a problem, notify me/remove the thread instead of just giving me that red box. I wouldn't think that posting a long thread would hurt the servers much, as this is purely text, and much less in size than even a single image...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As above, post-2001 Audi A6's in Europe (and probably US) had aluminium hubs/uprights on the front, which are apparently 4kg lighter per corner (which is not bad to help unsprung weight). Apparently the caliper carrier bolt detail is the same and the driveshaft spline detail. Just a different...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I was wondering, how do I know what oil type to use? I live in Nebraska, and it's dry and freezing in the winter, and hot and humid in the summer. Let me know what you think I should go with. Right now, I'm using mobil 1 full synthetic 10w30. Is this a good choice? I'm at 83k miles if that...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anyone know the weight of a 6cyc ATQ passat engine also the weight of the 5 speed auto tranny. trying to get a shipping qoute and need t he weights
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Does anybody have a recomendation for getting the adhesive that is left on the inside diameter of my OEM alloy wheels after the tape weight is removed? Tried mineral spirits and did not touch it. don't want to have to scrap too hard and run risk of damaging the powder coat. Thanks!
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