Looks like a quality product.
Just got my set in today around 6pm..only had enough time to do the rear and i noticed that the shocks werent band in the rear aswell...
How does that make any sense though? Ive done suspension on other types of cars and they all expand back out? And are band..
Well looks like im going to be calling Ami Motorsports tomorrow and see what they say. Ill let you guys know once i hear from them.
Hey everyone, sorry I have not responded to the questions out there but our subscription to the thread somehow came off and we missed it!
The Rear shocks are not pressurized, they are a very low pressure Hydraulic shock and DO NOT extend on their own - they control the body with out pressure in both directions.
For those of you that have them and have not installed simply Purge the shocks before install:
- Hold the shock in the vertical position just like they will be installed.
- Pull and Extend the shock to its full length
- Then compress the shock to within 1" of full compression (so you can still see 1" of the shock shaft visible above the top of the shock body)
- Repeat this 2-3 times and you will see that the forces required to extend and compress will be much higher.
Then you are ready to install!
Just to be clear for everyone out there can you confirm a few things?
When you say all the way down you have the perches in the front and rear all the way down to the least thread, with all the included hardware/parts installed?
(ie the helper springs are still in the front, as well as the spring perch in the rear?)
Can you tell us what the size and offset of your wheels and tires are?
Can you give us the center of the wheel to fender measurement as in the diagram below:
Thanks in advance!
Glen @ AMI
Last edited by eurocollective; 03-01-2012 at 12:36 PM.
Privat kups 18x 8.5 offset of 36 up front with falken 512 tires 215/40/18 and 15 mm spacers.
For the rear 18x 9.5 offset of 30 with falken 512 225/40/18 and 10 mm spacers.
Cannot give a measurement yet, pretty busy during the week but I'll try to get them this weekend
We are trying to get a database setup so that other VW owners can make informed decisions on what wheel setups and suspension will work best for their wants and needs, so any and all data is appreciated!
We look forward to getting your height measurements when you have time!
Glen @ AMI
In this case the wheels used did not clear the suspension, so a spacer was used to create this clearance. Not all wheels will need this.
Glen @ AMI
Mine are sitting in my dads garage with my sway bar, wheels/tires, and other goodies. Cant wait to come back from Germany this week and get em on the car this weekend. Will post pics.
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Glen @ AMI
There are 2 different sway bar mounts on the MK4 chassis:
Sway Bar end link mounts to the lower control arm - the most common
Sway bar end link mounts to the strut body - less common, and is based on the 4-motion suspension setup (ie R32 and Audi TT Quattro)
The Solo Werks struts do not have the sway bar mount on them - so if your sway bar mounts to the shock body, and not the control arm like most do, then you will not be able to use the bar.
Glen @ AMI
Just installed these on my 24v lastnight and so far I'm happy with them got to adjust the height a bit
In the picture the fronts are about half way down and the backs have 6 threads left to go lower I installed them all the way down in the back with 20mm spacers and had to raise it up alittle cause the snow tires I have on my car still were rubbing
I'll post more pictures once I dial in the height and get my summer tires put on my rims