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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I cut my front rotor on saturday, they were really badly warped. After cutting my left one 7 times I decided to get new ones. It was too late so I had the brakes reassembled and went home. Sunday drove to NJ and the pulsation got so much worse then before. My new rotors are on the way...
  2. The Showroom
    Hey check it out i just finished installing my vdo boost gauge on my b5 passat!! I should have taken pics when I was driving but this is when the car is at idle (obviously) When i was driving it would get to about 7-8 psi is that normal? Only mods are a K&N cone filter and a Neuspeed...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Rolled over 100,000 today on my way to work! With the recent TB job done, she's ready to roll another 100k! What sux is that I bought this car in April with 77,900 on the odo... :crazy:
  4. Anything Auto
    It's one thing to join the 400 mile club with 50% highway driving, but I joined it with about 35% highway driving and 65% city and suburban driving. Fuel economy was the 2nd best I've ever had for a tank as were the total miles driven on the tank. 93 Octane 89 Octane
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is #1 And #2 arrived today!!! 18" Flik Artic (Antracite) w/Toyo Proxes 4. Plan to install the springs/shocks on 2/11. Had to share ... again.
  6. New Member Introductions
    I am so excited to own my first VW Passat! It's an '03, blue-silver and gorgeous! Well, almost gorgeous, because there are a lot of things I want to do to it. I just got married and my husband (who is a member) used to own one and has lots of ideas and plans. Any other great ideas would be...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 1.5 years!! Man, I don't know why I waited so long to put it in. Glad I did though. Finally! Anyway, I have the Blitz FATT. Pretty cool little unit. Now I'm just trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the display. I have the offset steering wheel column gauge pod and was...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time For Pictures!!!! People hard at work (none of which are me, lol... im takin the pics): Ultimate Rake(halfway point): Finished Product!!!!!: Many thanks to Slimebucket for sellin me his Springs! Im soooo happy, it's been a long time coming!:biglaugh: :P Cameron
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Woo is me. :sad: I have a "woo." It only happens under boost. It's a noise almost identical to a bosun's whistle, but it's not as piercing and kind of friendly so it's a "woo." Oh - and it's totally boost-dependent, not RPM - same whistle at same level(s) of boost regardless of gear. The...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday afternoon I got my B5 back finally after being in the shop for a week for some unexpected body work. I have to give some due credit to Jack Hull from "The Freeport Body Shop" He took care of every tiny detail, and saved me enough money to not only pay my deductible but I'll actually...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    I finally got my XM in my car. I ahve to say this thing is the bomb. Even though chicago has pretty decent FM radio programming (atleast compared to Podunk USA) XM still hands down beats is. with this and my iPod now hooked up, I am ready for the cross country trip! -Nick
  12. Anything Auto
    Just came back from the Grand Prix of Americas. The ALMS event was excellent! I got to see one of the Porsches wipe out near the amphitheater. The rest was uneventful (to the best of my knowledge). And my GOODNESS are those cars loud! Instantaneous ear ringing. Got some shaky video at that area...