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Well the passat was my first car its a 2002 1.8t auto, i got it when i had just turned 17 as a hand me down from my dad, at first i was sort of disappointed, but when i discovered the awesome community behind volkswagen and the fact that not many people own modded passats i began my journey. I've only had the car for 8 months and im looking for constructive criticism plus suggestions, etc. below are pictures and what i've already done.

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- smoked tails, fender markers, & side signals
- black badgless grille
- polyurethane spoiler lip
- 17.5 inch b7 a4 wheels
- 25% tint windows
- 1.8t badge
- unpainted eyelids
- blacked out side mirrors
- black vw trunk emblem
- euro plate

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-12" MTX sub
-250 watt MTX Terminator amp
-Cobra XRS pro 9500 radar detector

engine & perf.
-Hyperboost HX-C diverter valve
-K&n Drop in air filter
-Gutted airbox (to be connected to hose routing to cold air zones)
-resonator dropped & free flow piping added, have a dual tipped flare up muffler sitting in the garage waiting to be welded in

sry for crap cell phone cam & lack of photography skills lol!
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to be done:
H&R 1.75 lowering springs in combination with new struts, maybe coilovers.
APR Stage 1 tune
somewhere down the road k04.
new headlights preferably HID's w/ halo's.
wire in radar to clean up inside.

Im sure there's tons more that needs to be done & improved on, thats what Im counting on you guys for.
thanks!
 

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Nice start, also I recommend before you go modding the engine you should lower it, and add some spacers...
Thank you, that's currently the plan, I really want some st coils but I don't feel like forking 500 dollars. More leaning toward the h&r way.
 

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in comparison the hr way will cost you just a little less if you do springs/struts at the same time as recommended. i dont recall the cost of st but for that price would be the best route...then you go straight to coils and never have that buyers remorse and 2nd thoughts about it not being low enough. vmaxx is another inexpensive coil.
 

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Do coils first, it will be worth it in the long run... Car looks good, nice list you got there.

Though, hate to be the bringer of bad news, but your wheels are 17" not 17.5 :lol:
 

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K04 is a waste. You'll spend the same amount of money trying to get power from that whereas you can just do a disco potato and be set.
 

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thanks for all the feedback guys, as for suspension and stance i think i may go coils and space the wheels out a bit. i think the first step to really stepping up the performance of the car is getting a chip in, any recommendations?
 

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finally lowered it with some FK springs among numerous other improvements.




looking to mount some rs6 reps this summer :)
 

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looks good, personally id try and clean that interior up, so many wires everywhere! hardwire the gps! which fk springs did you get? how much of a drop??
 

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looks good, personally id try and clean that interior up, so many wires everywhere! hardwire the gps! which fk springs did you get? how much of a drop??
already ahead of you :thumbup: heres a recent pic of the interior.


Springs are B5 High Tec FK Springs, advertised as 2.2" front 1.6" rear, very comfy drop even on stock struts, barely no compromise in ride quality and it is lowwwww!
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Passat_B5-FWD-1.8T/Suspension/Springs/ES248219/

mind the curb rash those are my winter wheels!
 

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Not a bad incline, but still got nothing on my driveway's incline (old wheels):



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oh jesus i bet you have to inch up that :driving:!! where did you pick up your garage insulation for your front lip? I looked in home depot and cannot find it anywhere! and how does the lip hold up?
 

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Vogtland springs ftw!

I have ramps that I built that consist of THREE layers of 2x8 pieces of wood, in order to somewhat level it out. Lowes is where I got it, but it's all off now for a special little project of mine.
 

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Going up/down your driveway like that doesn't make you cool or low. Just makes you look stupid because you're driving the wrong way :p

I mean who actually does that if their car is lowered? BTW those inclines aren't that bad...
 

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He doesn't, Pete. He's just showing the angle.
 

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Going up/down your driveway like that doesn't make you cool or low. Just makes you look stupid because you're driving the wrong way :p
:confused: No idea what you're talking about. Dan's right though, and that incline is pretty bad, ask B-5, but then again, I guess it's all relative.

I mean who actually does that if their car is lowered? BTW those inclines aren't that bad...
Wait, don't you always tell people to go lower anyways? :D Honestly, my driveway helped me decide to get coils. When summer rolls around, and I lower her, I almost never go into the garage...that's why I have friends with 2 car garages :p
 

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Did you use film or spray to tint your taillights?
Can't wait to see her on rs6 reps:)
Keep it up:thumbup:
I used some spray i picked up at a local rice landing lol. Im in the process of upgrading all the tint to real smoked lenses i.e the bumper markers, fender signals have already been done. Im about to remove the spray and purchase some lamin-x pre cut, they look much better.

Considered removing all the tint once it was lowered, but i like the look and itll look great once i tint the windows down to 15%. Cant wait till shes on those rs6 wheels either! thank you :thumbup:
 
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