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AMI is pleased to announce that the Solo Werks coilovers are NOW IN STOCK for MK2 through MK6 VW's!!!!

Solo Werks uses the spring rates and matched valving you are looking for to give you the Lowering & Ride you want on your VW! :thumbup:

Here are the full details:




^MK5/ MK6 Golf / Jetta / Passat Sample kit pictured above^

Solo Werks S1 Coilover System - Premium Entry Level Coilover Suspension!

Solo Werks kits feature:


  • Gold Heavy Zinc Plated Housings for superb corrosion resistance
  • Silver spring perches - double lock ring design
  • Platform Specific Spring Rates and Matched Valving
  • Front & Rear 35-85mm (1.4-3.3") Lowering Range (application dependent)
  • Shortened Sway Bar End links (when necessary)
  • 3 year Limited Warranty


Each Kit can contain (depending on application):


  • 2 Front Threaded Coilover Dampers -Heavy Gold Zinc Plated with dual locking ring spring perches
  • 2 Front Springs+2 Helper springs
  • 2 Front Microcellular Bump Stops
  • 2 Rear Dampers
  • 2 Front Swaybar End Links*
  • 2 Rear Adjustable Perches
  • 2 Coilover Spanner Wrenches


Designed by a joint engineering staff from Germany and the USA, the S1 coilover is built for the enthusiast that is looking for an ideal balance of ride quality and performance.

The front the S1 coilover for the MK5/6 VW/Audi Group platform features a specially designed progressive spring or linear rate spring & helper spring combined with a valving matched twin tube low pressure gas damper mounted in a new heavy gold zinc plated threaded coilover housing that provides not only great handling, but also exceptional corrosion resistance.

The rear features a progressive coil spring & adjustable threaded perch system, or linear race spring and helper along with a specially tuned sport damper or threaded body coilover that is matched to the lowering range of the coil/perch combination.



Solo Werks has added many applications to its lineup, and now has applications to cover 95% of all VW's sold in North America!

Solo Werks applications are NOW AVAILABLE for:
VW
MK2 - All 2wd
MK3 - All 2wd
MK4 - Golf, Jetta Sedan & Wagon, Beetle - 2wd and AWD
MK4 R32
MK5 Golf, GTI, Rabbit, Jetta Sedan & Wagon, EOS - All Motors 2wd and AWD
MK6 Golf, Rabbit, Jetta sedan & Wagon, EOS - All Motors 2wd and AWD

Passat B3/B4
Passat B5/5.5
Passat B6 Sedan & Wagon - 2wd and AWD, All Motors
Passat B7
CC - 2wd and AWD, All Motors

Tiguan - All

Audi
MK1 Audi TT - 2wd and AWD, All Motors
MK2 Audi TT - 2wd and AWD, All Motors

MK2 Audi A3 - 2wd and AWD, All Motors

B6/B7 Audi A4- 2wd and AWD, All Motors

BMW

3 Series - 2wd All motors (non M)
E36
E46
E90

To get your own set of Solo Werks Coilovers:

1. Click Here to Go directly to the complete Solo Werks listings on our website and Buy Online!

2. PM or Email us your email address and we can send you an E-invoice that you can pay via PayPal, Visa, MC, Amex or Discover

3. Give us a call directly at 1-888-362-3117 x 101 M-F 9-5 PST and we can process your order over the phone ( Visa, MC, Amex or Discover)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Glen @ AMI :beer:


*Shipped price is within the lower 48 states only. Contact us via PM, Email or Phone with your ship to Zip/Postal code and we can get you the best price delivered to you. - WE SHIP WORLDWIDE!!!!!
 

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Thanks to everyone for the PM's and emails! :thumbup:

One of the most common questions (other than application details) has been what are the options to place your order.

We currently offer three different methods:

1. Log on to our website by clicking any of the direct links in the original post

2. Send us your email address via PM or email and we can send you an E-invoice that you can pay via PayPal, Visa, MC, Amex or Discover

3. Give us a call directly at 1-888-362-3117 x 101 and we can process your order over the phone ( Visa, MC, Amex or Discover)

Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you!

Glen @ AMI :beer:
 

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Got BMW E21 coil overs? When you do, you'll be one of the only. Do it for less than $1k and you'll be the only one that people buy them from. i'd buy two sets.

How about Passat B5.5 4Motion? I'd get a set of those too. :heart:
 

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Got BMW E21 coil overs? When you do, you'll be one of the only. Do it for less than $1k and you'll be the only one that people buy them from. i'd buy two sets.

How about Passat B5.5 4Motion? I'd get a set of those too. :heart:
Unfortunately the E21 coilovers will probably never happen. Like the E30 it has the spindle integrated with the shock body which is very expensive to purchase or reproduce.

Here is an image I found of a company that is converting stock fronts to coilovers for $1450 for the fronts only:



As for the B5.5 4-motion, we have put in a request to Solo for this and they are seeing what they can do for us. Hopefully by spring/summer next year!

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
 

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Unfortunately the E21 coilovers will probably never happen. Like the E30 it has the spindle integrated with the shock body which is very expensive to purchase or reproduce.

Here is an image I found of a company that is converting stock fronts to coilovers for $1450 for the fronts only:



As for the B5.5 4-motion, we have put in a request to Solo for this and they are seeing what they can do for us. Hopefully by spring/summer next year!

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
Thank you for the response, and the attention for the B5.5 4mo.

Back to the E21...

...Several companies make shock inserts (Boge, Bilstein, etc). What is stopping any given coilover company from making a shock insert with an adjustable spring perch? Why can't the coilover be made to replace the OEM strut? I R confused.
 

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Back to the E21...

...Several companies make shock inserts (Boge, Bilstein, etc). What is stopping any given coilover company from making a shock insert with an adjustable spring perch? Why can't the coilover be made to replace the OEM strut? I R confused.
Unfortunately its not as simple as that.

Right now there is a shock inside that main tube that is setup to work within a travel range, and it is slid in the tube with a cap on the top that holds it in.

In order to convert it to a coilover, you need to shorten the outside tube to create more shock travel when lowered and attach a coilover sleeve to it, then coordinate with the right length damper with appropriate tuning to match the spring rate you need for the new travel.

Then the housing needs to be welded up, cleaned and galvanized, and a new cap put on to hold the shock insert in, and then assembled as the unit in the ebay listing is.

In reality it is not hard to make the assembly into a coilover, but what is the tough part is getting the housings to begin with.

KW has a program in Germany that they will take your struts in and make them into coilovers, but the turnaround time is 8-12 weeks, and during that time you are without your suspension!

The cost of new parts to start with is insane- with the E30 units wholesaling at 6-800 euro per side IF you could find them. Otherwise you are scouring junk yards for parts that could be damaged or bent to begin with.

So what it comes down to is it is labor intensive and cost prohibitive to make these kits currently, but who knows what the future holds!

I hope that helped a bit. PM me if you would like to talk more about it :beer:

Glen @ AMI
 

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One last thing to do and all orders are sent out for today....


Thanks again to everyone who has sent in their questions and of course orders!

Tracking numbers have been issued and will be emailed shortly.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI :beer:
 

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Monday Bump!

Thanks to everyone who put in orders over the weekend!

Our shipping staff were able to get everything out today, and tracking numbers are in your email inbox.

Let us know if you have any questions :thumbup:

Glen @ AMI:beer:
 

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Another great day of shipping at AMI! - at this rate we will sell Solo out in no time! :thumbup:

For more info and pictures of Solo Werks equipped vehicles, visit Solo Werks on Facebook by clicking Here!

Thanks again!

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All Orders placed in the last 24 hours are on the UPS/FedEx truck (lol)

- tracking is being transmitted now :thumbup:

We have also responded to the large amount of PM's received over night, so let us know if there is any other info you are looking for.

Thanks again for the great support!

Glen @ AMI
 

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Doing what it Takes - Monday Bump!!!

Thanks to everyone for their PM's and emails over the weekend :beer:.

All open orders have been filled and shipped this afternoon, and we have received more stock from Solo Werks.

Give us a call, email or PM for our best pricing shipped to you!

Thanks again for all the support :thumbup:

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We appreciate all the PM's and emails!

Let me hit a few common questions that we are getting:

- We ship from our Fresno California Warehouse to you :thumbup: Transit times can be seen in this image:



- We DO accept PayPal as well as Visa, MC, AMEX and Discover (inc Debit Cards)

- We do not have pictures of every kit installed (yet!), but Solo Werks is building its gallery on its Facebook site. Click here to go to their page!

- Yes Solo Werks is still running its Solo T Shirt promotion!

All you need to do is send them an email with the link to your NEW Review thread (a thread that you started) on any of the VW/Audi community forums with their review and pictures of their car along with your name and address and of course shirt size.


Thanks again to everyone who has ordered, and let us know if you have any questions!

Glen @ AMI :beer:
 

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To The Top!

Thanks again for all the PM's, emails and orders :thumbup:

Let us know if there is anything else we can answer for you!

Glen @ AMI :beer:
 

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New Product Update - Release

For those of you with MK5 & MK6's who are experiencing squeaks in your front end after installing ANY of the aftermarket coilovers Solo Werks and 034Motorsport have just released their new upgraded front strut mounts!

If you are hearing this noise:

VW MK5 / MK6 Suspension Noise Video

When you:

  • Pull out of a driveway
  • During slow driving on mildly rough surfaces


Some of our customers have reported this only on one side, some both. Others have this only for the first few minutes of driving and then it disappears even over the same conditions as if something is "warming up". Others report it is a constant noise and does not dissipate.

These are now available as an upgrade option on the AMI site - just select the 034 Density Upper Mount set from the Upgraded Strut Mounts drop down box on our website when ordering.


They are also available separately and are a direct OEM fitment so no modification required and work with most every suspension system including FACTORY.

More information can be found in our post in the Suspension Forum:

Squeaking Front Suspension? AMI can Help | Solo Werks | 034Motorsport

Thanks!
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Its Friday - Road Trip!!!!

Thanks again to everyone who has ordered this week!

All orders have been shipped, and tracking numbers provided via email.

Have a great weekend and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
 

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Thanks again to everyone who has sent in PM's and email requests over the last week

As usual, all orders placed over the weekend have been processed and are on the dock ready for pickup.

Let us know if you have any questions on the Solo Werks or any other product we carry!


Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
 

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It is not wise to upset Darth Kitty ;)

One more day until the weekend!


We are running a bit early today at the warehouse, so all orders that are in have been processed and are ready for UPS/FedEx pickup.

Don't forget that we can bundle in the Boeshield T-9 Anti Corrosion spray for your coilovers to any order to winter proof your setup!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
 

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Welcome to the Weekend - Time for some Fun!

Thanks to everyone who has sent in their questions and orders this week - All orders are filled and on their way to their new homes :)

We will be visiting the SEMA show in Las Vegas for the majority of next week, but not to worry you orders will still be filled and we will try to post up some VW content and any interesting new products as we find it on the show floor.

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI :beer::beer:
 

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Will you guys be offering a coilover set up for mk1's anytime soon? I have a set on my mk2 vr, and have been quite pleased with them so far. Here's a picture of the beast...

 
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