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    Thread: Solo Werks Coilover review

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      02-21-2012 08:10 AM #51
      Looks like a quality product.
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      02-22-2012 01:36 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Billiard31 View Post
      Once my wheels come in I'll have some slapped pics to throw up on here. Right now I've got mine raised due to extreme rubbing
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    3. 02-22-2012 10:23 PM #53
      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.

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      02-22-2012 10:30 PM #54
      reading> you turn them to free them from the lock tab

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      02-23-2012 12:28 AM #55
      Anyone have pics of these all the way down yet??? Would love to see some!

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      02-23-2012 05:41 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by soja111 View Post
      Anyone have pics of these all the way down yet??? Would love to see some!
      Reading > wheels are coming in today, should have them on tomorrow or possibly even later today. Then I'll get some pics and post em up. Won't have the spacers though until probably Monday-Tuesday next week. But I will drop it to take pics

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      02-29-2012 06:34 PM #57
      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:

      1. Hold the shock in the vertical position just like they will be installed.
      2. Pull and Extend the shock to its full length
      3. 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)
      4. 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!
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      03-01-2012 12:03 PM #58
      Heres the pics. All the way down front and back. Wish they went lower but they'll do for now



      Last edited by Billiard31; 03-01-2012 at 12:05 PM.

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      03-01-2012 12:33 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Billiard31 View Post
      Heres the pics. All the way down front and back. Wish they went lower but they'll do for now



      Hello Billiard31, it really looks great!

      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!

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      03-01-2012 06:16 PM #60
      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

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      03-01-2012 06:26 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Billiard31 View Post
      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
      Oh and yes the everything is as it is in the picture

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      03-01-2012 06:27 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Billiard31 View Post
      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
      Thanks for posting this up so quick!

      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!

      Thanks
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      03-02-2012 12:16 AM #63
      What everyone wants to know, how do they ride, that low???!?

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      03-02-2012 12:22 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by soja111 View Post
      What everyone wants to know, how do they ride, that low???!?
      Personally I think they ride better slammed than they did when I was spun about half way down

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      03-02-2012 12:38 PM #65
      What do they mean by needing at least a 5mm spacer for this suspension?

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      03-02-2012 01:56 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Jarroldem View Post
      What do they mean by needing at least a 5mm spacer for this suspension?
      Solo and most manufacturers recommend that there is at least 5mm of space between the inside of the wheel/tire and the suspension to ensure safe operation of the vehicle.

      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.

      Thanks!
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      03-12-2012 08:04 PM #67
      installed these today, they ride really nice

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      03-12-2012 08:58 PM #68
      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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      03-15-2012 03:24 PM #69
      Heres a quick picture, they are pretty much all the way down with pirches and helpers [IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

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      03-15-2012 06:41 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by SCMK4GTI View Post
      Heres a quick picture, they are pretty much all the way down with pirches and helpers [IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
      Looking good!!!!

      Thanks again to everyone who has picked up a set of the Solo Werks Coilovers, this has been one of the best March's to date for us and we have you to thank for it!

      As always, all orders placed in the last 24 hours are now on the Dock and ready for UPS or FedEx pickup, and tracking information will be in your email Inbox shortly.

      Let us know if you have any questions!

      Thanks again,
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      03-15-2012 08:28 PM #71
      how about these on a 24v jetta?? considering them but would like to hear a review if anyone has got them. Thanks

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      03-18-2012 01:30 AM #72
      Whats the absolute lowest these can go? I'm planning on buying sometime this week.. just want to know some more details

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      04-05-2012 02:24 PM #73
      Says that they don't have away at mounts does this mean you can't use the stock front sway bar?? Just ordered a set for my Vr and want to make sure I've got everything to put them on when I get them

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      04-05-2012 03:00 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by 93audi90 View Post
      Says that they don't have away at mounts does this mean you can't use the stock front sway bar?? Just ordered a set for my Vr and want to make sure I've got everything to put them on when I get them
      Hello 93audi90, thanks for the question.

      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.

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      04-20-2012 03:36 PM #75


      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

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