So I purchased a MKV Jetta TDI for my commute to work, obviously to save on fuel. Although I already liked the look of the stock setup on the vehicle, I wanted to try my first set of coilovers to give the car that aggressive look. Now this being my first set I've ever purchased or drove on for that matter, I was pretty open minded about the comfort of the ride. I only had my previous suspension to compare it to (FK shocks and springs), on my MK4 GTi. Let me tell you, the difference in the two was very noticeable. The Solowerks felt like I was riding on bare rims, feeling every crack in the road, even being bucked out of my seat at times. After a series of uncomfortable commutes, I adjusted the suspension to raise the car, and although this helped a fraction, the ride was still rough and choppy. This uncomfortable ride has been accompanied with a constant sqeak sound everytime the front two coilovers are compressed. At first I thought something was rubbing "NOPE!", I even put the factory 16" rims back on to make sure there was clearance. This dry sounding rubbing squeak noise has slowly been getting worse and is now constant even on flat terrain. I've had the suspension on the vehicle since April, and regret opting for a cheaper coilover. My suggestion to those of you looking to purchase, avoid cheaping out! Its not really worth the headache. If you can wait and save up more cash, get yourself a reputable brand.
SoloWerks Price - Get what you pay for!!
SoloWerks Quality - Poor
SoloWerks Ride Comfort - Stiff as Hell