MKV Solo-Werks Coilover Review:
Hello guys my name is Jordan and I drive a 2006 Jetta Gli. Before I go into the Review, I just want to give you a little background of my car and my driving needs. I have only had my car for a couple of months now, and because it was straight from the dealership, everything was stock. Since then I have added some side markers and Helix Taillights. Before I even knew I had the privilege of testing out these coilovers, I was looking for a suspension kit that was going to comfortable but also be respectfully low.
here is a before:Before:
A month or so ago, Glen, at AMI Motor Sports, posted on the Cen Cal VW Facebook page that Solo-Werks was going to be needing another Solo Test Guy for their MKV suspension kit. All I had to do was drop my car off in Fresno, CA for a couple of days so they could install them and test them out. As a Vortex reader myself, I did some research on these and found out from a handful of people that they were a good setup for the other Volkswagens they’ve been installed on. This sounded perfect for what I needed.
I then responded to the post, and a few days later I found out I was chosen to test them out! Once I got my car into Glen’s shop, it only took a few days to get the suspension kit installed and the alignment done. I had my car back within 3 days. Glen was very wonderful and was willing to answer all my questions and he succeeded in making my car look just how I wanted.
My first visual impression of the car was great! It was exactly what I wanted. I wanted to eliminate the wheel gap, and also have the car respectfully low. I believe he ended up lowering the car about 1.5” all the way around. I am not sure those were the exact measurements or not, but I am assuming it was something close to that.
I had to drive from Fresno back to Sacramento that night, and I knew I was going to get to test out first- hand how well it drove and handled. I also had my fiancé with me on the drive back home and she was scared that we were getting a product that might break down on us and we would crash and die (she’s a little paranoid). However, as we started driving, we couldn’t tell the difference from the stock suspension and the new one. Every corner hugged ever-so perfectly. Mind you this is an entry-level setup. I wasn’t expecting much at all, but Glen and the Solo-werks product exceeded my expectations and I am very thankful that I was able to get the opportunity to test these coilovers out.
One month later, I am still loving the ride that these coilovers give. The bounce is very minimal, and the stiffness when driving is everything that you would expect from a higher dollar suspension kit. Not to mention, the look of my car is just what I had in mind when I decided I wanted to lower it in the first place. Props to Solo-Werks and Glen Messinger!
Here are some good pics for you guys! any questions glen will have to answer them they have all the specs.
And this is what I drive on a day to day basis:
and some more pics thanks guys hope you enjoy.