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Old 09-26-2005, 11:33 AM   #16
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:05 AM   #17
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cooleo, volkswagens i like, i think they kinda went downhill after production on the scirocco stopped. methinks they're marketshare went up though... must be doin' something right. I like the car.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:55 AM   #18
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Well Porsche Just bought like 20% or something of their stock so you know something good is going on.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:06 AM   #19
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I like the interior, looks very nice.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:35 AM   #20
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yeah, porsche...
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:47 AM   #21
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Well Porsche Just bought like 20% or something of their stock so you know something good is going on.

What good could come out of that is Porsche letting VW maybe use that new 295hp 3.4 flat six in a R32 (or..rather, R34).
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An R34 !

Btw I was asking around and VW people mentioned that a KandN intake should be the first thing I get for it. But Im confused by their site and cant find one.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:40 PM   #23
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The Passat is anice car, with a lot going for it.

You're not going to see much benefit from a K&N. Maybe 1-2 mpg difference over a long period of time. A chip will get you more benefit, but it's costly. ANY "intake" for a car like this is just relocating the air cleaner, and there really isn't much benefit to making it longer or in a different area unless you can ram cold air in. And even then the differences are minimal by the time the air gets to the MAF.
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:38 PM   #24
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Ohhh no intake would help? Hmmm the site said it increases hp, is that only if I had a scoop? I would like to put aftermarket parts in, just to make it mine you know what Im saying?
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An R34 !

Btw I was asking around and VW people mentioned that a KandN intake should be the first thing I get for it. But Im confused by their site and cant find one.

Remember even if you can find a few bolt ons for it it's not going to be anything remotely quick. Afterall, it has the power/weight ratio of stock Honda Civic EX Sedan.

I'd save the money instead of wasting it on performance parts and just enjoy the luxury. Or possibly upgrade the shitty sound system
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Oh I will make it fast, you will see. I just need some money for Stage 3 Brakes and a Supercharger. Itll be fast.
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Oh I will make it fast, you will see. I just need some money for Stage 3 Brakes and a Supercharger. Itll be fast.

I see the G2 Supercharger does take the output up to a more tolerable 295hp (still remember you're carrying around 3700lbs of heft) but costs over $5000. Ouch.
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True, I was all happy till I saw the price.... Well, Ill chip it first. Then brakes then suspension, then super Charger. I dont think I have any reason to buy another car except for fun or if this one explodes !
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2550lbs/130hp = 19.6lbs/hp

This means you should have acceleration on right on par with that of a Corolla with the low output 1.8.

Power to weight ratios do not dictate how a car will accellerate or max out; they are merely a measure of one single aspect of a car's potential. Torque, gearing, traction, weight distribution and centre of gravity are also critical, so a page full of hp/lb stats is actually meaningless.

A 1.8 Corolla wouldn't hold station in a straight line against a Passat V6, let alone through a series of corners...
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:04 AM   #30
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Thank you I love my car I was driving it around today, I was messing with the triptonic. I slid it over to triptonic and it forgot to shift to 2nd and it was in first lunged forward !!! Never do that again. That suckers fast, has WAY to many buttons. I click and hit and push and turned all sorts of knobs and doo dads. All the windows down, moonroof open, music on, FANTASTIC.

I need new wheels, nice many spoked inexpensive wheels and its fast enough for me right now.

Im going to pick up an Old VW Beetle, and try to find parts for a Myers Manx buggy conversion.
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