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Hey guys,
I just bought a 2003 B5.5 1.8t and i am interested in ugrading its parts. I want to put a chip in it but i cannot seem to find an Upsolute or a GIAC dealer around me( i am located in cenral NEw Jersey). I am also interested in putting in an intercooler and getting a K04 turbo upgrade, but there are no dealers around me that can help. Most of the information i have recieved online only pertains to the B5 Passat(1998-2001.5). I am worried that i will waste my money on something that will be useless for my car. Does anyone know of any dealers located in or around central NJ? Does anyone know a good website where i could perchas a body kit for my B5.5?
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i'm in the same spot, except location and dealers are not a problem. Is it worth upgrading those mentioned above is what I'm debating? body kit, hmmm not many and lots of $$$$. I still have warranty. on my 03 1.8t. I only got it 6 months ago.
 

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Do you know the names or locations of dealers in my area? I dont feel like ordering all of my upgrades online and then having a third party install them.
 

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My guess is that most Vw dealers are going to steer clear of installing aftermarket mods.

As for the body kit, the Votex kit available through VW is really the only one I like, but they can be hard to find.
 

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lots of people just have the valances painted. i think it looks really classy and its less expensive and you can get it done at your local paint shop (500-700.00)
 

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kmd tuning is in westwood, nj. their website is down and i don't know what chips they work with, but i believe they are a reputable shop. their current web page has contact info http://www.kmdtuning.com/

quattrohaus is in newark, nj. they are a very reputable shop. i'm not sure if they are a chip rep though. it would be worth giving them a call and see what they recommend though... http://www.quattrohaus.net/index.htm

rapid parts is in monsey, ny not far from the jersey border. they are an apr rep and have a shop on site. i haven't heard much about their work though. http://www.rapidparts.com/rpeStart.aspx

and finally, tyrol sport comes highly recomended. they are in queens so that might be a bit of a hike for you but they do high quality work and they are a giac rep. http://www.tyrolsport.com/
 

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If you are in central Jersey, maybe look in eastern PA. For GIAC chipping and overall upgrades, check out PES-tuning.com and AWE-tuning.com
 
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