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      Dead as a door nail... :-) Matrix Integrated...

      Dead as a door nail... :-)

      Matrix Integrated played a critical role in GIAC Performance tuning for the W8. The best intake for the W8, and for that matter any Passat is the good ole stock unit....
    2. Let me keep it really simple! There's a few...

      Let me keep it really simple! There's a few companies that sell OEM VW/Audi radios that work with your current setup and provide newer features; i.e. Bluetooth, Navigation, etc..etc..

      Check out...
    3. Thread: Exhaust

      by The Swami
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      I have to 2nd the recommendation of Techtonics...

      I have to 2nd the recommendation of Techtonics Tuning if a good custom exhaust shop isn't available.
    4. Thread: W8 passat

      by The Swami
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      Quite a few things you can do to your W8 Passat. ...

      Quite a few things you can do to your W8 Passat.

      You can upgrade your suspension with either a set of shocks/springs or coilovers from various vendors. You can improve braking performance...
    5. Save yourself time and $ and stick with OE/OEM...

      Save yourself time and $ and stick with OE/OEM rotors. Many of the cross-drilled and slotted rotor offerings for the W8 are overpriced and fail to offer any performance benefit over a set of stock...
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      My friend, you can't avoid removing the door...

      My friend, you can't avoid removing the door panel and checking the speakers!
    7. I highly recommend MJMAutohaus for brake...

      I highly recommend MJMAutohaus for brake components for VW/Audi vehicles. If you can't find a component or kit setup on their website, be sure to give them a call because they can easily accommodate...
    8. The Eibach springs provide a nice non-raked...

      The Eibach springs provide a nice non-raked stance! I would just invest in a set of Bilstein or Koni Sport Shocks/Struts to replace your OEM units and call it a day. Now if you want to go lower,...
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      philrussell, let me help you out! The company...

      philrussell, let me help you out! The company that sells the G2 Supercharger for 2.8L V6 Audi and VW's is PES-Tuning. Check out the Supercharged Audi & VW Forum for all the technical information...
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      I would check with another dealership to see if...

      I would check with another dealership to see if this repair isn't covered under Federal Law for Emission Control Devices. Also, the V6's have 4 catalytic converters so which one is giving the fault...
    11. Whoa, may I ask what year is your B5.5? When is...

      Whoa, may I ask what year is your B5.5? When is the last time you had your front end suspension components checked? What kind of tires are you running?

      The trick to owning a VW, especially in...
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      Not much available in performance parts for the...

      Not much available in performance parts for the W8. Essentially there's an intake, engine programming, exhaust, braking, and suspension components available.

      Check The W8 Forum for more...
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      I have to agree with the previous posts! If your...

      I have to agree with the previous posts! If your stock exhaust is noisy then something is rusted out, broken, or leaking...

      Check not only your flex pipes, but the condition of your catalytic...
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      When is the last time you completely flushed the...

      When is the last time you completely flushed the system? Sounds like you have some air or corrosion in one of your lines.
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      8 years ago there was a Class-Action Lawsuit...

      8 years ago there was a Class-Action Lawsuit settlement dealing with the issue of Smart-Key replacement. Check out the following documents:

      VW/Audi Settlement Notice

      List of Authorized...
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      I have to disagree with the recommendation of...

      I have to disagree with the recommendation of Congressional VW for service in Montgomery County! I normally recommend the use of an indy VW shop for out of warranty service for your car, but if you...
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      I highly recommend the Toyo Versado LX-2's as a...

      I highly recommend the Toyo Versado LX-2's as a replacement all-season touring tire for the Passat. We've run this tire on B5 and B6 Passats with excellent results. It's a very quiet tire, and...
    18. You may need to have a locksmith open your trunk...

      You may need to have a locksmith open your trunk and check the following website to have a spare key made from an Indy VW/Audi repair facility!
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      B&G 44K only cleans the fuel system, not the...

      B&G 44K only cleans the fuel system, not the engine internals! It's a great product, and we used to call it the Liquid Tune-Up.

      My indy-tuner charged me $650.00US to do the purge cleaning and...
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      Your planned maintenance is solid, but I have an...

      Your planned maintenance is solid, but I have an issue with using Seafoam for engine cleaning. Visit a local shop that does B&G, MOC, Envirolution, Bilstein or Wynn Engine Purges and have them drop...
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