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Well, I recently parted from my Lexus IS300 and the import scene and am a proud new owner of 2004 VW PASSAT W8. Yet, I am having some problems finding some MODS for it Styling, performance, etc... I am seeking guidance.
 

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Holy crap everyone's buying W8s.
Note that the W8 has a lot less mods than the 1.8T or even the V6.
I've heard good things about the GIAC chip.
 

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Welcome to another W8'er!!

First thing I did for my sedan was get rid of that ridiculous "Radio Control" antenna!

Look in the marketplace section for some good buys.
 

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Welcome fellow W8er!
How do you like the Remus?
I had Remus rear mufflers on my V6 4Motion and liked them.
I know Remus does W8 mufflers, but I didn' think they did a center section?
I'll vouch for the GIAC chip - I have "pump" for 91-93 octane, "race" for 100 octane, "stock" for warranty visits, and the handheld flashloader.
Find a VAG-COM and get your Tiptronic locked in sports mode.
Clean out the slush screen and get a new oem airfilter.
A few of us are thinking on intakes - keep an eye open.
Mean time, PM Tom Parish for the W8 Registry he has set up.
 

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Welcome fellow W8er!
How do you like the Remus?
I had Remus rear mufflers on my V6 4Motion and liked them.
I know Remus does W8 mufflers, but I didn' think they did a center section?
I'll vouch for the GIAC chip - I have "pump" for 91-93 octane, "race" for 100 octane, "stock" for warranty visits, and the handheld flashloader.
Find a VAG-COM and get your Tiptronic locked in sports mode.
Clean out the slush screen and get a new oem airfilter.
A few of us are thinking on intakes - keep an eye open.
Mean time, PM Tom Parish for the W8 Registry he has set up.
Clean out the slush screen and get a new oem airfilter???? Why??? Slush Screen??
 

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It is the easiest thing to do has a noticeable effect if it was dirty in the first place. It should be done often on any VW motor. You wouldn't believe how fast that screen gets dirty or covered with leaves. The slush screen is a fine mesh screen that covers the entrance to the main airbox to keep out snow/slush and other larger particles/small animals, etc.
 

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One of your first, best investments should be a Bentley manual.
They come in a hard copy, and CD version.
I prefer the paper copy - it makes things easier for me to look stuff up.
I did a write-up several months ago on the airfilter change w/ slush screen cleaning.
IndyW8 did a fantastic write-up on the sparkplug change.
You will find a wealth of knowledge and good people here.

At 34,500 miles, my airfilter didn't look bad (replaced it anyway) but the slush screen, and lower airbox, looked like they had never been cleaned.
 

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Welcome, fellow W8'er! It is one helluva ride. And you'll find plenty of helpful stuff here on the site. I was blown away by it...
 
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