First mod to my Passat b7 estate

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Odyssey TSi » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Not keen on the eye brows, they should remain in the 90’s!
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:35 pm

Could be worse .

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by dubber36 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm

Odyssey TSi wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Not keen on the eye brows, they should remain in the 90’s!
I thought that too. I'm guessing that Raf is running out of things to do to his car.
2004 V6 TDI gone and replaced with a 2011 TDI Sport DSG which has gone too.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Zrnojed wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Is this 19 inch wheel?

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Yes, 19”
2.0TDI 187bhp 395Nm = 70mpg
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:05 pm

dubber36 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Odyssey TSi wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Not keen on the eye brows, they should remain in the 90’s!
I thought that too. I'm guessing that Raf is running out of things to do to his car.

What’s wrong with the cars from 90s??

I thought that the best cars were born during these years...

Anyway, I saw Golf r with the same mod, suited it perfectly hence I thought I’d try the same...

Thanks for honest opinions, I have mixed feelings about them as well

:)
2.0TDI 187bhp 395Nm = 70mpg
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by dubber36 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:27 pm

Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:05 pm

What’s wrong with the cars from 90s??
Nothing. I have one.
2004 V6 TDI gone and replaced with a 2011 TDI Sport DSG which has gone too.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by ViJay » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 pm

Such a subtle mod, I almost missed it... I think they look good on the lamps. I must be getting old or stuck in the 90's :hyst

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Normski » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:00 am

Just had the car tuned to stage 1 tonight using Revo Software:

Power. Torque
Stock 160ps 184lbft
REVO Stage 1 Software from 200ps to 220ps from 245lbft to 275lbft

http://www.revotechnik.com/products-for ... gineid=102


Must say it pulls like a train now and in gear acceleration is amazing, 2nd and 3rd are particularly amazing, defo feels like a proper GTI now, pleased with the result 🙂

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by britney1405 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 pm

Hi all.
I've just picked up my first Passat.
It's a 2013 (63) 2.0 TDi R line Estate.
It has had the VW emissions recall completed and I know how bad that can be so today I had it booked in for an APR re-map. Unfortunately they havent got the required software for my engine/ECU combination so I will have to wait until APR sort that out which should be next week.
I am also after some Eibach Sportline lowering springs and was wondering if Gazwould could help me out with the part numbers.
My axle loads are
Front: 1120kg
Rear: 1110kg
From what I can see on Larkspeed I should be buying
E21-85-016-02-22
I just want to double check before ordering.
Here's a little pic for now :esm
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:22 am

Horse power , engine code and fwd or 4Motion ?
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by britney1405 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 pm

138bhp, CFFB, FWD 👍

I had a call this morning from the APR garage and they managed to sort out the software for my re-map so off I popped to have it done.

WOW! What a difference. Throttle response is much improved, the torque is simply lovely and the engine just feels a lot smoother.

So happy and would recommend having it done 😁

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 pm

I can only see a Pro kit , E10-85-016-04-22 .
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by britney1405 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 pm

That's a shame, I would have preferred a bit more of a drop than the Pro kit.

Thank you for the info.

I will get some Pro kit springs on order and see how we get on with them 👍

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm

No disappointment for sure , Pro kit only drops my Sport by 15mm , but B I G difference .
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 am

I checked again and it's the one same Pro-kit for 138 , 140 , 170 and 177 fwd .

Are you renewing dampers and top mounts ?


Cracked it !

These particular extra low Sportline springs are exclusive to Larkspeed and indeed the correct part number for your axle weights you quoted .

They don't show up on Eibach's online catalogue and don't come up with an answer entering
E21-85-016-02-22 in it's parts lookup either .

They are one part number for B6 and 7 , 2wd , wagon or saloon , no mention of engine which is very unlike Eibach .

For instance for my wagon there are 6 different Pro kits inc 4Motion and 6 different for the saloon !

You can re-use dampers and top mounts if in good condition as gizmo did but I would recommend renewing with shorter Bilstein B8 dampers .
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by britney1405 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 pm

Brilliant. Thank you for your help.
Like you, I think it's a little strange that there aren't more variants of the extra low spring and it's weird that they are exclusive to Larkspeed. This puts me off a little.
I will have a think about what I would like and get them on order.
At the minute I think I might stick with the Pro Kit, standard shocks and new top mounts. 👍

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:49 pm

britney1405 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Brilliant. Thank you for your help.
Like you, I think it's a little strange that there aren't more variants of the extra low spring and it's weird that they are exclusive to Larkspeed. This puts me off a little.
I will have a think about what I would like and get them on order.
At the minute I think I might stick with the Pro Kit, standard shocks and new top mounts. 👍

gizmo had both and reconded the Sportline ran smoother !


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