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Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:37 AM
So, after I totaled the 1SV I was looking for something to just cruise around in for the winter, with enough pep not to be boring, but slow enough to keep me out of trouble. What I ended up with is an 01.5 Passat 1.8t 5 speed.





It's got some problems here and there, but it gets me to works and school every day, and its damn comfortable compared to a Cav, haha.

First thing I picked up is a set of Eibach Pro-kit springs and Pro Dampers locally on craigslist. Hard to turn down for $80...

Stock front spring on the top, Pro-kit on the bottom



Stock rear spring on the bottom



Pro-kit rear just has a slightly smaller wire diameter at the ends



So, now it's lowered



Picked up a set of snow tires on steelies this weekend, I'm planning on painting the rims on the car pretty soon here, followed by doing something stupid with the steelies



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:24 AM
Good luck.... those v6s and electrical systems in that era passat are nightmares


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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:27 AM
JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Good luck.... those v6s and electrical systems in that era passat are nightmares


Transporter7220 wrote:

1.8t 5 speed.


But yeah, its definitely querky, haha. Nothing major, thought, its just switch backlighting and things like that.

It's a beater that will get me though the winter.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:43 PM
I disagree completely, the V6's are the better option but anything is better than the W8



Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:46 PM
It's nice to get 30mpg on the highway with the 1.8t though, and an APR tune will take it to 200hp, good enough for a daily.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:07 PM
Haha my bad. I saw a passat and instantly assumed v6. Either way, keep an eye on silly things like the brake pedal turning on wipers and @!#$ lol.


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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:23 PM
nice!! im on passatworld and vwvortex all the time....
sold the sunfire and moved into the wifes old b5



Re: Transporter's Passat
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 3:34 PM
I hope you won't have all the problems I had with my GTi VR6. I had to get rid of the car or get follow an electrician course. lol
Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:23 PM
So I've been having some photoshop fun, trolling my local car forum, since quite a few of them get all bent out of shape when people slam their cars. I want coilovers so bad now...



And the winter setup






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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:31 PM
o god....



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:31 PM
Bwahahahahahaha



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 4:09 PM
lol lowered it just in time to plow the snow with the front bumper!!!

not a bad beater, man.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:51 AM
Wheels = win lol




Re: Transporter's Passat
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:18 PM
my shocks are in need of replacing and i plan on going coils... i wont be dumping the car tho. lower to get rid of the 4x4 wheel gap and raise it back up for winters





Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:43 PM
I'm so jelly right now.. I love the Passat. And a stick, no less? You did good, sir. Hopefully the Passat didn't suffer as badly as the Jetta with the piss poor electronics. I know the early Mk4s had bad bad problems..

Godspeed.. B5 what exactly?




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Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:01 PM
Thanks man, its a bit quirky electronics wise, but nothing that'll strand you anywhere. Its little things like if I leave the lights on and open the door, it won't beep to warn me, but if I close the door and open it again it will start beeping, haha.

Little things that amuse me more than they annoy me.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:09 PM
that's because your door latch is craping out



Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:37 PM
Yeah probably.

Good news is the car has a wideband from the factory, so I'm going to be ordering a timing belt kit pretty soon here, and after that I'll be doing some tuning.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:20 PM
Passat 1.8t auto/tip

has projectors w/ HID's now but basically the same still.





Re: Transporter's Passat
Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:52 PM
oh god the blue wheels are ugly!!



FU Tuning



Re: Transporter's Passat
Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:57 PM
You know you love them.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Friday, November 18, 2011 6:02 PM
I ordered a timing belt kit from GAP yesterday, it showed up today so I started pulling the front end of the car off...

Plan is to replace all the belts, water pump, timing belt tensioner, timing belt idler pulley, thermostat and flush the coolant.







I didn't get very far tonight, but I'm going hunting in the morning so I had to call it a night pretty early, I should be able to hit it full force tomorrow afternoon.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Friday, November 18, 2011 7:06 PM
Good idea since it seems like a common thing for the timing belt to break. i looked on craigslist the other day for vw/audis and found a @!#$ load with broken timing belts.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:28 AM
Yeah it's quite common, and I'm about 1500 miles past due. I figured I should get it done with before I drive to Florida.



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Re: Transporter's Passat
Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:29 PM
Were you at Wimpy's last week? Saw a lowered VW in the parking lot, but it was dark out...



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