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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 7th, 2019, 11:15   #16
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Because to me, it doesn't handle like a VW should, which is probably by biggest disappointment
Just out of curiosity, Vw are you comparing the handling to?

It's never going to handle like a GTI or GLI from the factory. Those are "sports" cars where as the Passat is a family car.

If you want better handling with a stock-ish ride, I highly suggest the Koni Special Active shocks and struts. That will give you a better all around ride instead of the floaty boaty suspension you have now.

I would also highly suggest a 24mm rear sway bar. This will flatten out the turns so the body doesnt lean over as much and you can throw it into a turn with a little more confidence.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 17:27   #17
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Just out of curiosity, Vw are you comparing the handling to?
It's never going to handle like a GTI or GLI from the factory. Those are "sports" cars where as the Passat is a family car.
If you want better handling with a stock-ish ride, I highly suggest the Koni Special Active shocks and struts. That will give you a better all around ride instead of the floaty boaty suspension you have now.
I would also highly suggest a 24mm rear sway bar. This will flatten out the turns so the body doesnt lean over as much and you can throw it into a turn with a little more confidence.
Mostly comparing to my MK4s.

I think I will go with the Special Active and the bigger rear bar and see how it goes. Thanks for your input
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Old June 16th, 2019, 09:43   #18
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setting rear camber to 1.5 degree negative makes a noticeable difference.
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