So a lot of pics were lost in the process including nearly complete interior swap. So I am just going to write it all down in this post and attach the pictures I have.
Factory interior of this car was actually beige. And I hate it. Looks dirty all the time and all the other things. So we have bought the donator, another Passat 3.2 VR6 which had black interior in cloth. And this is exactly what I have wanted since I hate leather also (way to hot in summer, way to cold in winter)!
Swapped things were:
- seats (with electrical commands)
- black door panels including swaping OEM rear window sun strips from old panels
- black dashbord
- DSG shift knob
Later on, we got a golf 5 gti steering wheel (which is way nicer compared to the stock passat wheel). Retrofited to the car, also wired and programmed F1 shifters.
Rear lights are slightly tinted
Forge induction kit
Next thing to add was the Forge induction intake. This one do not fit the Passat because the intake suction hole on the grill is different than on the mk5 golfs. So I've made a custom bracket that fits the Passat grill and reduces the hole so the Forge can fit.
Audi R8 oila dn cooling caps
Also what I added were some China Audi R8 oil and cooling caps. I have the originals on my R32 and compared to the fake ones on Passat there is a difference in quality and shape. If the difference is worth more than 100€, I'd say no, because many people can't tell if it is real or fake. So with fake ones we go on Passat.
So I've bought this car half finsihed from my friend. Some things that bothered me, still needed to be done:
- wheel alignment
- serpentine belt and the rollers changed
- window washer motor changed
- the exhaust was build together so badly that we had to cut it down and build it (connect) it again taking the correct measures and making it stay in perfect lines (magnaflow 200-cel cats, no mid silencers, rear fox silencers). The car is politely loud and has a deep sound - video to follow.
- also changed the oil measuring stick because it was broken on top, added a screw for the safety wheel because it was moving around back in the trunk
- also the car has a ceramic protection on it (CarPro), window ceramic (Gyeon) and is also waxed with Fusso coat wax
So a lot of tiny things done to this car. Side skirts still waiting to be fitted but I have to wait because we actually can't move out of certain region here because of stupid Corona laws.
Still have some things to do (if the car do not sell):
- steering wheel redone (new leather)
- getting the car deep cleaned
- fitting the coilovers and lower the car
- chain and clutch change in future
Thank you.It looks exceptional . Nice way to get to work each day!
It is! What a shame this has to be my daily driver but hey, no way I daily drive my mk5!
Edited by illegalr32, 29 November 2020 - 12:16 PM.