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  1. Anything Auto
    So, I was glancing through the McNews last Friday and came across this story: Car weight limits are a big, fat problem Two things emphasized by this story: 1. As a society we (Americans) really are fat (this is not news) and oblivious to it's consequences. (BTW, I'm happy to report that I'm...
  2. Wheel and Tire Forum
    for a 17" rim, is 20 LB [no tire] considering as light weight? How much do u think a 17" a4 5 spoke weight?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know EXACTLY what the weight difference is between B5 and B5.5 cars.com only states 'curb weight' for the 2 vehicles B5- 3,245 lbs B5.5- 3,373 lbs Reason i ask is because i got a set of eibach pro-kit but its for a B5.5 So the advertised drop is 1.2" but since b5.5 is heavier i...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    alright well this kid on my street , goes to my school and were not the greatest of friends but we know each other. He lives right across the street for me and woodbridge(where i live) is know as a rich area.. so there pretty loaded and for his 16 bday he got a subaru impreza WRX 4door and i got...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (B5.5) How much weight do you think i'll be losing if i gut the back half of my car?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anybody have the following information: (1) weight of each piece of H&R 12mm spacer; (2) do you find wheel mounting more difficult to handle with H&R spacer on the wheel hub, particularly on alignment of bolt holes, and coupling together of the wheel centre bore with the centering ring of...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Paid too much for my 1998 last October because I bought it at CarMax, but their service and extended warranty has more than made it worth it. Monday was beautiful out, so I decided to open the sunroof... but something didn't sound right (as if the wind deflector hadn't opened)... but, this is...
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Jus wondering if anybody knows of any sites that include size, price, and WEIGHT of the wheels shown on the site? I've been looking all over the place and ever place I go to doesnt include the weight and if so its not shown for all wheels offered. Let me know thanks -K
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about ready to do a timing belt job on my '02 1.8T and thought I'd install a lightweight crank pulley at the same time. I ordered ECS Tuning's tb kit, but they didn't manufacture a light weight crank pulley for the AWM engine. Does anyone know if there is one available from another source?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what oil weight goes best with a turbo engine... 5w-30, 5w-40, 10w-30 or 10w-40
  11. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Any advice on where online I can find the weight of my OEM 16x7 Vancouvers? I want to have a baseline to compare as I consider upgrading to 18s, the weights of which I assume I can get from the vendors.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Something tells me it's a 200 lb difference - is that correct? Anyone know the exact weight difference between a manual and a Tip?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so i'm gonna get a timing belt kit from ecs tuning and i was wondering if i should either get there regular kit or the one with the light weight pulley... is it worth the money (extra 100) does it even make a difference?????
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm moving back to europe from the states and want to bring my 2002 4 cyl. 1.8T, 170 HP back with me. it's a wagon. can anybody tell me how many ccm it has and how much it weighs...? I can't find it in the manual and I need it to find out how much they'll charge me at the customs. thanks.
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