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Discussion in 'Say Hello & introduce yourself' started by Bruce419, 26 February 2019.

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  1. Bruce419

    Bruce419 New member

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    From:
    Bonita Springs Florida
    Car:
    2007 VW Passat
    I’ve bought my daughter a 2007 VW Passat with a 2.0 liter v4 turbo. It only has 39k miles and is in really good condition. It was 1 owner and complete records on car fax and in the glove box. I’d say it was garaged it’s whole life until now. We want to make it sportier and modernize it. We plan to tint the windows and upgrade the stereo to blue tooth. The speakers sound pretty good for now. I’ve been researching wheel upgrades. It has 16” now. Maybe 18”. I don’t want to hurt the ride or efficiency too much but we both like the look of larger wheels. I can’t share photos yet.
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Hi Bruce it seems like you have grabbed a good car But be aware that if you upgrade to larger rims that the tyres will need to have a lower aspect ratio th keep the rolling diameter the same to keep the speedo accurate.

    Lower aspect tyres have less sidewall height and may also have have stiffer side walls so the result will be a bumpier ride over uneven surfaces.

    Be careful with window tint as it can be dangerous if it is too dark as others can not see the driver to see if they have seen them.
     
  3. Bruce419

    Bruce419 New member

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    From:
    Bonita Springs Florida
    Car:
    2007 VW Passat
    Thanks TCJ. I think we need the tint here in Florida but won’t go too dark. I understand with less tire thickness there is less cushion but I see so many new German cars with 18” and bigger. I guess they have different suspension set ups to compensate for the bigger wheels without hurting the ride. I wonder if I could do similar things affordably?
     
  4. Bruce419

    Bruce419 New member

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    From:
    Bonita Springs Florida
    Car:
    2007 VW Passat
    I think this is number 10 and I can post my car pictures. I’d like to get advise before I start making decisions.
     
  5. Bruce419

    Bruce419 New member

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    From:
    Bonita Springs Florida
    Car:
    2007 VW Passat
    This site is incredibly complex for me.so many pages and options. Can’t figure out how to post a picture.
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    If the picture you want to upload is of your own car don't worry about the 10 posts..
    It will just fall into a queue which I will approve for you.

    Just click "Upload a File" Which is the button at the side of "Post Reply" when you reply to a thread. |B
     
  7. ShawshankNG

    ShawshankNG Newbie

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    Nigeria
    Car:
    1991 BMW 318iS M42
    Nice car.
    It would be an i4 turbo, not a V4. I4 because the 4 cylinder are arranged inline and not in a V shape as is the case wit V6 V8 V10 V12 etc.
     
  8. Bruce419

    Bruce419 New member

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    From:
    Bonita Springs Florida
    Car:
    2007 VW Passat
    Okay thanks for that. I’m learning. I’m at the tint shop now. Looking forward to seeing it with the tint.
     
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