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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry for being lazy guys but I did a search and could not find. What weight motor oil should I use for the 1.8T? Thanks.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    120K miles later, and i need a new clutch :) do any of you have a light weight flywheel and or stronger cluthc? please post your opinions along with what you have...thanks!
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going to pick up my new baby (99 GLS) this weekend and will be changing my oil while there. The car has always had either Redline, Amsoil or Mobil 1 since 5k. What oil weight do you guys use in your 1.8t Passats? Keep in mind I must stay synthetic and the weights aren't as abundant...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I just moved to Tucson, Arizona, so I really don't have much experience with high heat. So, for you guys that are here, what weight oil do you use? I tried doing a search, but came up with nothing. I seem to remember the search function working better a few months ago, but maybe I am out...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I know this might be for people who take their cars to the track often, but i would like to know if there are simple things we can do to make our cars lighter. This will improve power to weight ratio and thus make our cars faster. Any suggestions? Also, What are the lightest rims out...
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    How much do the 17" S4 wheels weigh?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a substantial system in my passat that weighs about 700 lbs, and need something to support the extra weight, and give me the look I want. The rear of my car is sagging about 2 or 2.5 inches right now, and the top of the tire is even with the lip on the wheel well. Does anyone know of...
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I'm looking at getting a set of 17" or 18" wheels from ER. Its come down to the Flik TDRs (lighter and less expensive in 17" size) and the 18" Artics (Look better in my opinion). The TDRs are 16lbs in 17" while the artics are 22 lbs in 18". Am I going to notice a huge difference in the two or...
  9. Wheel and Tire Forum
    What is a reasonable tire and wheel weight for 17". Mine way about 48 or 49 lbs. Is that high, low or about right. Thanks in advance.
  10. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Clay, I was wondering what the weight comparison between BBS VZ and Borbet E both in 16". And also for maybe the final time, pros and cons on 205/55/16 versus 225/50/16. Thanks
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    damage the ignition on our cars?. I got a hold of a nice keychain with integrated tiny flashlight to put with my B5.5 keys, but its kinda heavy. I used to hear of older American cars damaging the ignition switch because of the stress of the extra weight tilting the key and damaging the ignition...
  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am looking for light weight rims size 16 to 17. opinions pls projected weight about 10 to 15 lbs
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    i have a 2000 gls, with the stock 15" with hubcaps and continentals. what is the weight on these? ive gotabout 38k miles on them so it will be time to get new tyres soon. i giure i might as well replace the rims then too with something lighter and more performance oriented.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went down to the truck stop and weighed my car for $8. No extra stuff in it, just normal driving trim, a few papers in the glovebox, spare and jack in trunk, etc., and 3/4 tank (12 gals) gas. Weight is w/o driver. 3240 lbs. '98 GLS, 1.8T AEB, Tiptronic, w/factory stereo, and CD changer in...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Clay Thanks for your help in answering questions here in this forum. Tirerack is a superb site and resource for wheels on the internet. Question: does the weight of a wheel make that much of a difference in the performance of the car? I am looking for rims for my 99 V6 B5 right now, and...
  16. Mobile Electronics
    anyone care to relate their thoughts on building a sub for our car, in particular, would you build with fiberglass (custom molded) or simple square-ish MDF? I thought weight would differ a lot between the two but a local install shop (that seems to have lots of high-end experience with FG...
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    How much is the weight of a 205/55-16 tire :???: Thanks
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