What we're all wondering is... how do these ride when absolutely slammed??
I have had mine on for about two months now.
Mine all measure at 25" from ground to fender. I want to get some spacers for front and back. I haven't had any rubbing issues with my wheels, 18 inchers. I'm satisfied with where it sits now. I can't drop it any further due to crappy roads. Stiff and bouncy on the bumps.
close up of the front
close up of the rear
I still got a lot left on the rear perches, this is the rear passenger side
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I was wondering the same thing when i got them but there wasn't any bands holding them down so i figured that was just how they are designed. And I know people want slammed specs and I can turn them down all the way when i first install them and get measurements but other than that they are getting turned back up for winter.
So is there a trick to get the rear shocks to valve out all the way? I thought they were dead when we got them out of the box. That's why I still have my "stock" (KYB) shocks in. I had them sent back and requested replacements and I got another pair just like that, again.
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 Sales @ AMI; 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!
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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.
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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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