How much $$ do you have in the car already?
Also like willb6, I'm thinking of modding my passat, but I really don't know if it's worth the trouble. The previous owner was a dick to the car. I mean, the poor thing looked like it didn't even get a proper cleaning.
The cam shaft went to **** (for those who recognize my name, I still have the car, even after all that trouble); guy barely took his car in for oil changes according to the VW mechanic. The brakes feel bad: they make an odd noise when I'm already at a full stop and slowly let go and break again. Not to mention the cosmetic damage that I got the car in.
Original paint, painted over with some pearlescent black crap. Passenger fender had a huge dent. Some nicks around the car itself. Stupid signs like "turbo" on the back and a skull on the gas cap?!
Phew, that was good. I let it all out.
Anyway, is it worth it? I seriously considered getting the Forge WINtake at one point as a start (along with the already upgraded AWE diverter valve. I know, I know, I should get a unitronic diverter valve for high performance).
So yeah, there's my dilemma v-dubbers.
Oh yeah, and (again, if you recognize my name, then this isn't news to you) I got into a car accident a few months ago. I need a new chrome trim for the driver side in the rear and my bumper needs to go to a body shop for a quick sand and shine. That's $$$.
As previously stated in other thread......YES. It'd be like an oyster producing a pearl. We all have to start somewhere. Are you tiptronic trans? If so, ill cut you a deal on my Neuspeed intake. FYI...Uni does not make DV's. the AWE or Forge units are the best. With regular maintenance, you will have no worries.
1. Change oil.
2. Flush brakes.
3. If applicable, flush tranny fluid.
4. Clean intake valves.
5. New plugs and coilpacks.
Youre all set.
Unitronic>Revo and hauling ass! K04 w/ RS4 injectors, Forge WINtake, Eurojet intercooler, ECS lightweight pulley, APR TBE, APR hpfp, BSH TB pipe, Forge DV, Neuspeed K04 discharge pipe, ECS dogbone mount, BFI stage 2 engine & tranny mount, 42 DD Ultimate catch can, HPFP Upgrade 145 BAR FRV, Snow Performance Stage 2 water/meth kit, Level 10 valve body rebuild
In general.. you WILL NOT get your money back when you mod.. so understand that. You are doing this for fun... so.
I would do basics first.. all fluids, spark plugs, air filter.. blah blah .. all the saftey stuff first. While your doing this.. research what you want from the car.. do you want air bags, coils, normal suspension.. doyou want a "body kit" .. do you want wheels.. it will add up fast.. and you may get hooked.
If your paying people to do this.. your going to be spending alot of money and time.. while the car is being serviced.
You may also have to do a timing belt/water pump.. which is about 1400 per the nice table at my local dealership.
Passat B6 6MT 2.0TFSI, Spork Pkg, Bixenons, Giac,EVOMS Intake, Neuspeed SS, NS Rear S B, Koni FSD/Eibach Pro kit, Peloquin LSD, VF Mounts, Forge DV and FMIC, 18x9 Wheels,Badgeless Grille, Hidef Rear Bumper/Spoiler/Tips, Votex Side, Abt Front lip..
Passat B4 5MT GLX VR6. Moddified Intake Box with K&N Filter, Borla Muffler... more to come.
Depending on how much you care about the things you mentioned, you might want to take care of those things first in addition to what others mentioned.
I love my car but little things that aren't fixed drive insane, so if it were me I'd have to fix that stuff first.
2006 Passat 2.0T Tiptronic | Unitronic Stage 1+ | Rokkor Coil Overs | White Line Control Arm Bushings | BFI Tranny Mount | Nuespeed P-Flo Intake | Newsouth Boost Gauge | Rev D Diverter Valve | BSH PCV fix | eBay Climate Knobs | Autotech Exhaust | DDM HIDs | Stereo Upgrades | Bentley Manual | VCDS
2008 Touareg VR6
Thanks for all the input guys. I think I might just end up doing small things to it here and there and the most I'll do performance wise will be a new air intake and diverter valve.
Any suggestions for the little things? Like what brands I should get, for instance?
I already know that one of the things that I'm going to have to do is clean the carbon buildup in the engine....:shudders: That's going to be a FUN day.
No don't mod your passat!!
First if you already have the AWE DV that is perfect you dont need to change your DV again.
As for performance mods, first id recommend a Tune
then downpipe, intake, motor/tranny mounts (bc the stock ones are probably shot), suspension work, Rear Sway bar, ect
But before all that makes sure all your basics are good to go, timing belt ha been changed, brakes are working properly, oil is looking good, your cam follower is happy ect.
Give us a little more info on where your car is at, any and all mods, what has been fixed or changed and how many miles ago. how many miles are on the car?
Unitronic Stage III w/ PT5558BB Turbo (What a difference UNI is from APR!!)Unitronic.ca,HPFP Upgrade Stage 1 pump, 3in.TBE, BSH throttle pipe/27mm RSB/Endlinks , Forge 007 DV , RalcoRC SS, 42Draft Design CNC Shifter bushings, N2MB WOT box, BFI stage 2 motor/tranny mounts, 034 Dogbone, Koni FSD shocks, Neuspeed springs/25mm FSB, Whiteline Anti-lift kit/Front control arm bushings, 18x8.5 VMR VB3s, JBL stereo, CTS Turbo 2.0t FSI Big turbo kit!