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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 pm
by Odyssey TSi
Not keen on the eye brows, they should remain in the 90’s!

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:35 pm
by Gazwould
Could be worse .

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm
by dubber36
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.

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:02 pm
by Raf Welsh Passat
Zrnojed wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Is this 19 inch wheel?

Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
Yes, 19”

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

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

:)

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:27 pm
by dubber36
Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:05 pm

What’s wrong with the cars from 90s??
Nothing. I have one.

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 pm
by ViJay
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

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:00 am
by Normski
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 🙂

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 pm
by britney1405
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

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:22 am
by Gazwould
Horse power , engine code and fwd or 4Motion ?

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 pm
by britney1405
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 😁

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 pm
by Gazwould
I can only see a Pro kit , E10-85-016-04-22 .

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 pm
by britney1405
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 👍

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm
by Gazwould
No disappointment for sure , Pro kit only drops my Sport by 15mm , but B I G difference .

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 am
by Gazwould
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 .

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 pm
by britney1405
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. 👍

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:49 pm
by Gazwould
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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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:22 pm
by Paulneenan76
Hello All. New to the forum and new to my new to me B7 Estate Executive Style 177 in candy white. Some awesome B7’s on here.

Being an old fart, my modding days are long gone, however, I’d really like to add a few choice extra’s, some of which I’m having trouble finding, and could do with some help.

Having read all 61 pages of Raf’s thread I’ve found two eBay links to Chrome tailpipes but wanted to check they are going to fit my exhausts/model and if not can anyone recommend?:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Rupse-EA99EMT0 ... 1348730282

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-CHROME-EX ... 0898978094

Also, I guess mine has had the emissions recall done. We never bothered on our other Vag cars so should I book it in somewhere for this to be wiped/remapped? Anyone recommend anyone to do this in Milton Keynes?

Thanks, and I’ll post some pics soon. I got lucky with the spec it seems, it even has rear heated seats. The leather is in a funky brown which was odd at first but is growing on me.

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm
by mrderv
Hi
I have these fitted to mine, fits in a matter of seconds and doesn't have an unsightly jubilee clip on show ;)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232580115841

Regarding the emissions update, pop your reg into VW's checker, and if it's been done, a rollback to pre-emissions file will be the best way to restore reliability. If it has not been done, don't take it to VW and find yourself a good independent garage to meet your car's needs in future.
You can check here: http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/emissionsinfo

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:52 pm
by Kartman
Paulneenan76 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Hello All. New to the forum and new to my new to me B7 Estate Executive Style 177 in candy white. Some awesome B7’s on here.

Being an old fart, my modding days are long gone, however, I’d really like to add a few choice extra’s, some of which I’m having trouble finding, and could do with some help.

Having read all 61 pages of Raf’s thread I’ve found two eBay links to Chrome tailpipes but wanted to check they are going to fit my exhausts/model and if not can anyone recommend?:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Rupse-EA99EMT0 ... 1348730282

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-CHROME-EX ... 0898978094

Also, I guess mine has had the emissions recall done. We never bothered on our other Vag cars so should I book it in somewhere for this to be wiped/remapped? Anyone recommend anyone to do this in Milton Keynes?

Thanks, and I’ll post some pics soon. I got lucky with the spec it seems, it even has rear heated seats. The leather is in a funky brown which was odd at first but is growing on me.
Can't comment on the tailpipes, but regarding mapping whether it has the 'fix' or not get it down to Ali @ Unit18 Automotive --> http://www.unit18.co.uk/, he mapped my CC, and has transformed the car :mrgreen:

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 pm
by Paulneenan76
Thanks @mrderv I’ll get those ordered.

Thanks @kartman I’ve heard of them, recommended by some colleagues. I understand that they confuse people by the name as they are not actually in unit 118? Can you tell me how it was transformed? All round performance or better pull etc?

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:40 am
by Kartman
Paulneenan76 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 pm
Thanks @mrderv I’ll get those ordered.

Thanks @kartman I’ve heard of them, recommended by some colleagues. I understand that they confuse people by the name as they are not actually in unit 118? Can you tell me how it was transformed? All round performance or better pull etc?
They have an excellent reputation in the VAG stable as I first got to know about them from Briskoda when I had my Fabia, I travelled over an hour to get Ali to map my CC. Yes the name is confusing lol they have moved again recently but still not to a unit that's number 18 but they are now in a nice new bigger workshop. All round performance really, my CC was mapped from 170bhp to 210bhp with the Sharm Performance map Ali put on. The best bit is the extra torque, mine went from 350NM to 421NM. It is very linear though and pulls hard throughout the rev range you can drive it much more like a petrol. It now tows so well you would not think anything was on the back and acceleration for a 1.5 ton car is surprising. You won't regret it. You will even get better mpg if driven the same but I like to use the extra poke and still get 50 mpg happily

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:21 am
by Paulneenan76
Cheers Kartman. That’s a good recommendation. What would I expect to pay for something like that from them?

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:24 am
by Kartman
Paulneenan76 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:21 am
Cheers Kartman. That’s a good recommendation. What would I expect to pay for something like that from them?
From memory it was something like £369 but it's worth giving Alistair a ring as they sometimes have deals on etc

Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:47 pm
by Paulneenan76
Awesome, cheers Kartman