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    Thread: What did you do to your B6 Passat today????

    1. Member Defex's Avatar
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      02-26-2011 12:40 PM #476
      new rims went on today.


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      02-26-2011 02:18 PM #477
      Quote Originally Posted by Defex View Post
      new rims went on today.

      Rims are hot! Arch gap is not!

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      02-26-2011 03:09 PM #478
      Quote Originally Posted by g-black View Post
      Rims are hot! Arch gap is not!
      lol...yeah I know, it's got a gap wider then Terry Thomas's front teeth.
      When finances allow it will get the drop, which will have to be sooner then later but in the meantime I can live with it.
      It won't be anything extreme probably Eibach or H&R springs.

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      02-26-2011 03:49 PM #479
      Installed Split angle (Aspherical) glass mirrors. (left view, then right view). When driving with these mirrors you can see cars that are right beside you, I always disliked the visibility of the stock mirrors on the passat, there was a definite blind spot, that these completely remove. I like the blue tinting as well.


      Installed picture of the Euro Light Switch. (it has all 7 functions. Off/Auto/Markers/Headlights On/Marker w/fog/headlights w/fog/also has the rear fog but I don't have it installed).

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      02-26-2011 04:08 PM #480
      Quote Originally Posted by Bill6211789 View Post
      No its very easy and almost fool proof you can peel it off and re-apply it many times bf u decided u like tht way its on. Also it breaths so any water left underneath will evaporate out and if u have large air bubbles u can poke them with a needle and push the air out then the lamin-x will heal it self so there wouldn't be a hole

      Sent from my EVO
      Thanks for the info. May give it a shot. Btw your ride is smokin' - just the right amount of understated attitude, but not a cop magnet.

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      02-26-2011 05:20 PM #481
      Quote Originally Posted by fahrfast View Post
      Thanks for the info. May give it a shot. Btw your ride is smokin' - just the right amount of understated attitude, but not a cop magnet.
      Thanks ill be much happier with it wen she's dropped n on 18s


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      02-26-2011 05:26 PM #482



      Gradually dressing up my '07 value edition (or my passat which happens to have pre-deleted chrome trim)

      So far Passt insignia-ed monster mats, rear sunshade, splash guards, votex passat insignia-ed door sill trims, votex chrome exhaust tips (yes, there is chrome underneath all that salt and turbo belch in the pic), and vw oem Euro front license mount and mock euro vanity DE license plate, mock alloy plastic hubcaps with ebay mock 'dub center caps to cover my 16" winter steelies

      Today I "installed" my color matched, painted to order ebay (Thai?) spoiler ($1 item cost + $25shipping - that was a hoot). Ain't peel and stick wonderful.

      Gives it a slight bit more "atty tood" as we say in Philly.

      Also, this week I received my VW Driver Gear springs (a big shout out to Bud@CheckeredFlagVW.com who was able to provide what was probably the last set in North America available at ridiculously low closeout pricing.)

      The install of those springs will be my first "non peel and stick install" besides my votex tips (which involved some bolts and loctite) which will be done by a nearby stealership when the first blooms of spring appear here, along with the return of the catalunya alloy wheels from their winter vacation.
      Last edited by fahrfast; 02-26-2011 at 11:48 PM.

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      02-26-2011 11:52 PM #483
      Quote Originally Posted by Defex View Post
      lol...yeah I know, it's got a gap wider then Terry Thomas's front teeth.
      When finances allow it will get the drop, which will have to be sooner then later but in the meantime I can live with it.
      It won't be anything extreme probably Eibach or H&R springs.
      Wouldn't sweat it...Looks good to me!

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      02-26-2011 11:57 PM #484
      Quote Originally Posted by mexglx View Post
      Went to the post office and picked up a door ding.

      Can u believe some girl pulls in next to me and opens her door and dings my car...Urghhh then she won't give me her insurance and takes off. She's on the phone, parks all crooked and when she hits it, she looks at me and walks right into the PO. Gives me time to take pics I guess. I waited for her to come out and finally had to go in and tell her to give me her info. She looks for insurnace and finally says she won't give it to me.

      Luckily I got her tags, VIN and name and digits before she drove off. Oh well....Cop came, took the report. Gonna do it as a vandalism report. Once we determine she has no insurance (high probability) then I'll take it by dent repair to see what they can do.
      I know its a tiny ding but I was in the car, she looks right at me and then walks away hoping I won't say anything. No Class, No Class!



      Ouch!


      Just grab the cell phone, and put a big scratch in the middle of the screen, then hand it back and call it even if it happens again :-)

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      02-27-2011 01:07 AM #485
      So after a long time in trying to find a replacement for the chrome pieces on the shifter and the cover where it says P R N D S I have had no luck. The chrome was bubbling and peeling off and it looked horrible. So I decided to change that today. I took it all apart, stripped the chrome junk off and painted it all flat black to match the buttons inside. It looks amazingly better. I'll have to put some pictures up but getting rid of that chrome was the best thing I could have done. It used to blind me with the reflection of the sun at the right angle but now it just looks stealthy.

      ***EDIT*** Apparently I'm not cool enough to post attachments yet so if you want a picture to see how it turned out just pm me and I'll email you one.
      Last edited by czastrow; 02-28-2011 at 07:59 PM.

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      02-27-2011 09:34 AM #486
      all mods installed this week.
      H&R cup kit, EBC brakes, new tires Yokohama C-Drive 235/45 17. also replace the smashed taillight and rear bumper painted. Wax and detailing. pics are medium quality. I don't have a ggod camera. Promise to post better ones.

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      02-27-2011 09:39 AM #487
      Quote Originally Posted by czastrow View Post
      So after a long time in trying to find a replacement for the chrome pieces on the shifter and the cover where it says P R N D S I have had no luck. The chrome was bubbling and peeling off and it looked horrible. So I decided to change that today. I took it all apart, stripped the chrome junk off and painted it all flat black to match the buttons inside. It looks amazingly better. I'll have to put some pictures up but getting rid of that chrome was the best thing I could have done. It used to blind me with the reflection of the sun at the right angle but now it just looks stealthy.
      pics please......mine is perfect but I have the same problem with the reflection...matter of fact all chrome on the dashboard sometimes bothers me with reflection,

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      02-28-2011 12:32 AM #488
      Springs on the wagon this weekend:




      Wheel gap much better now:




      Might have an issue with the Mud flaps though:


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      02-28-2011 06:39 AM #489
      Quote Originally Posted by agenex View Post
      Springs on the wagon this weekend:
      which springs did you get and how much of a drop is that ?

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      02-28-2011 10:25 AM #490
      Quote Originally Posted by Defex View Post
      which springs did you get and how much of a drop is that ?

      I put on the FK lowering springs. I got about 1.5 inches in drop. Very pleased with it. It hopefully will drop slightly more once settled.

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      02-28-2011 11:43 AM #491
      Might have an issue with the Mud flaps though:

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      Looks great first of all. How's the ride now?

      You know those mudflaps are gonna scrape a lot more especially if you cut the bump stops down like you normally should with the spring install. Mine rub on hard turns on off ramps when i accelerate out. I have the original springs and shocks too. I'm sure lowered you will get it to rub a little more often just on driveway exits and entrances too. Think you next mod will be the mudflap delete.
      Last edited by mexglx; 02-28-2011 at 11:45 AM. Reason: Question sanswered in previous post.

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      02-28-2011 01:26 PM #492
      It feels tighter in the corners.. Ride quality did not seem to suffer at all. Driveways and speed bumps definatly do get scrapage.

      I plan to do something with the mudflaps - I am ordering votex side skirts and front valance as well.

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      02-28-2011 06:29 PM #493
      Wheels came in today
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      02-28-2011 07:42 PM #494
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Wheels came in today
      great wheels, man...when do you gonna install them??? pics please

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      02-28-2011 10:50 PM #495
      hey love the chrome on lower grille and fog grille. how did you do that or where did you buy the part thanks.

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      03-01-2011 12:51 PM #496
      Quote Originally Posted by Aleremb1 View Post
      great wheels, man...when do you gonna install them??? pics please
      they are the Alzor style 620 from www.ecstuning.com

      when? When I buy tires after there is no longer a threat of snow
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      03-05-2011 06:47 PM #497
      Do notice anything???


      lets take a closer look...




      I just added the ".:R" logo on the front grille. A very small addition but I love it as I haven't any other B6 with it on
      2008 Passat 2.0T TSI 6MT.
      Deep black.

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      03-06-2011 07:48 PM #498
      Quote Originally Posted by ZaurisLJ25 View Post
      Do notice anything???


      I just added the ".:R" logo on the front grille. A very small addition but I love it as I haven't any other B6 with it on
      Nice! Good complement to the chromed out grille. Too bad we can't the the R36 in the states

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      03-08-2011 08:19 PM #499
      gave her a good wash and detail I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow, and hate to leave my car dirt at home... next stop Orlando....

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      03-08-2011 08:20 PM #500
      Quote Originally Posted by ZaurisLJ25 View Post
      Do notice anything???
      lets take a closer look...
      I just added the ".:R" logo on the front grille. A very small addition but I love it as I haven't any other B6 with it on
      oh yeah....very nice, dude.

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