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Imprezzive83

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Passat W8 Mods?
« on: July 17, 2006, 03:11:31 PM »
Hey guys, I just sold my Audi and now I am looking to do a few things to the exterior of my passat.

So I was wondering where I could find things, for a good price, like chrome mirrors, door handles, badgeless grille, euro headlight switch, and some lowering springs.

I had a page bookmarked on my computer but since that is on it's way to iraq right now, I don't remember what the page was.

I want to try and stay below 500 for all of this stuff and I remember someone posting a bunch of websites but I can't remember what forum it was on.

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 08:15:44 PM »
Hmm I don't own a Passat anymore so it's been a while, but you can check these out for starters...

http://www.parts4euro.com/
http://www.ngpracing.com/
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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 08:15:44 PM »

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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 08:22:23 PM »
you could get a new suspension for about $500, it's the most effective performance (and appearance) mod for your money.
With 4-motion you are a little more limited in the selection of suspension systems.  I have the Eibach ProSystem and I am very satisfied with it -- I believe you could get it for your 4-mo W8.

Here are some great websites for other mods:
www.parts4vws.com
www.pgperformance.com
www.dubstop.com
www.supremepowerparts.com
www.newdimensions.com
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Imprezzive83

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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 08:52:17 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  

My wife drives the car and I'm not looking to autocross it as it weighs like 10 tons.  :D

I just ordered this stuff from Fast Addiction. They have good prices and I have ordered from them before. Heres the list:

Badgeless Grille
Smoked side markers
Chrome door handles
Chrome mirror shells
Euro light switch-Which, by the way, I'm still looking for someone who knows how to wire in the rear foglight.
H&R Sport Springs-1.3" in front, 1.1" in the rear.

I didn't want to do a terrible drop because when I get back I want to get some 19"s for it.

These to be exact: http://www.privatwheels.com/html/netzforged.html

I just need to figure the backspacing and I really want to stagger them but I do not know anything about backspacing or how to get two tires which aren't the same width, the same height.  So any and all help on this would be wonderful.
ast: 2 '69 Bugs, '58 Bug, '64 Ghia, '62 Bug w/ tilt front end, '83 & '84 Rabbit GTI's, '85 Golf 4dr, '86 8V GTI, 2 Black '92 GTI 16V's

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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006, 12:26:05 PM »
The Tire Rack should be able to help you with the wheels/spacers/tires.  FYI, staggering the wheels/tires will only increase understeer.  You would be sacrificing performance for looks.
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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2006, 02:41:19 PM »
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The Tire Rack should be able to help you with the wheels/spacers/tires.  FYI, staggering the wheels/tires will only increase understeer.  You would be sacrificing performance for looks.

I decided that since I could not get two tires of different widths to be the same height, it is not a good idea. It would only set off the traction control and probably the abs as well. So I decided to just stick with the same size all the way around.
ast: 2 '69 Bugs, '58 Bug, '64 Ghia, '62 Bug w/ tilt front end, '83 & '84 Rabbit GTI's, '85 Golf 4dr, '86 8V GTI, 2 Black '92 GTI 16V's

Present: 2003 Passat W8,
         2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Wifes)

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Re: Passat W8 Mods?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2006, 03:10:06 PM »
Not only that but it is bad for the 4 mo system to not have all the wheels/tires teh same diameter and widths.