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At long last Solo Werks has released the MK5 platform S1 Coilovers!

We are offering these complete coilover kits for:

Lower 48 states - $499 shipped within the


Hawaii / Alaska / PR - $559 shipped
http://www.amimotorsports.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=7548

Canada: $575+GST/HST shipped (all duties and taxes are taken care of by AMI)


Click Here to Order

We have again had the pleasure of performing the Beta testing and first installation on this kit and have the measurements and data over and above the manufacturers specs :cool:

Here are the specs / details on the kit:

Features at A Glance

Solo Werks S1 Coilover System - MK5 and MK6 - Premium Entry Level Coilover Suspension!


  • NEW FORMULA Silver Zinc Plated Housings for superb corrosion resistance
  • Silver spring perches - double lock ring design
  • Platform Specific Spring Rates and Matched Valving
  • Front 35-55mm (1.4-2.2") Lowering Range
  • Rear 35-70mm (1.4-2.75") Lowering Range
  • Includes shortened Sway Bar End links!
  • 3 year Limited Warranty


Each Kit contains:

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  • 2 Front Threaded Coilover Dampers -NEW FORMULA Silver Zinc Plated with dual locking ring perches
  • 2 Front Springs+2 Helper springs
  • 2 Rear Dampers
  • 2 Front Swaybar End Links
  • 2 Rear Adjustable Perches
  • 2 Coilover Spanner Wrenches

Please note, you must reuse your factory bump stops/dust boots with this kit.



Here is the Beta Test car in its testing:

Stock height:
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At the Solo Werks lowest "recommended lowest setting - 55mm front 70mm rear":

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The Hub to Fender measurements for the Solo Werks Recommended max lowering:
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Solo Werks Posted Lowering ranges:
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AMI Tested max drop:
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AMI Tested max drop measurements:

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  • Tire size as tested is 225/45/17
  • The max lowering shown in the tables above is achieved at the lowest position of the threaded adjustment on both front and rear axles.
  • Helper Springs have been retained and should not be removed! See notes below on the Helper Springs.
  • These measurements allow for the shock absorbers both front and rear to have the minimum amount of travel required by the engineers to do their job before full bump stop engagement.
  • Depending on your wheel and tire combination, you may need spacers to clear the coilover perch/springs. SOLO WERKS recommends at least 5mm clearance in this case.
  • At the lowest level with some wheel/tire combinations, you may need to modify one or more of your body panels to allow for sufficient travel of the wheel inside the fenders. Please ensure that you have clearance from all obstacles through the complete travel of the wheels.




NOTES: The Helper springs are there to keep tension on the main spring during full extension of the shock absorber.

The main spring is not long enough on its own to keep the shock at full extension.

Removal of the helpers will result in the main spring being able to travel away from its upper and lower spring perches, and will result in damage to your suspension as well as other components.

DO NOT REMOVE THEM!!!
 

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Thanks to everyone for their questions & orders!

Our shipping department is busy getting your kits shipped this afternoon for everyone who has ordered as of 3:00PM pacific time today, watch your email for tracking :thumbup:

Let us know if you have any questions!

Glen @ AMI :beer:
 

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So my car will blow up if I take out the helpers?
All over the road... just kidding.

While it will not blow up, it is a very unsafe condition as the extension of the shock absorber & suspension is much greater than the length of the spring, and therefore at full droop (like when you are angling into a driveway and one wheel essentially hanging there with a ton of wheel gap) it is very likely that the spring will unseat and move around creating a lot of damage when you level out.

The Helper spring is there to keep that tension on the main spring so that this does not happen.

In the end we cannot tell you what you can and cannot do, only advise you of what can happen...

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Thanks to everyone who ordered last week!!!!

All orders that were received before 3 PM pacific time on Friday have been shipped, and your tracking information should be in your inbox (check your junk folder just in case!) :thumbup:

All Questions have also been responded to that have been received as of Saturday evening.

Thanks!
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Thanks again to everyone who ordered over the weekend!

All kits are on their way that were ordered before 2:30 PM today :thumbup:

For those who have ordered, do not forget to post your reviews online on Vortex or other forums and email your ship to info & Shirt Size into Solo Werks ([email protected]) along with the link to the thread and they will get a Solo Werks coilover shirt sent out!

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Our shipping department is really busy trying to get out all the orders today!



They get a bit carried away, but they are pretty sure they can get everyone's order that was placed in the last 24 hours out today!

Orders shipping out today will have tracking emailed to them via our automated system + UPS/FedEx :thumbup:

Keep the questions coming! :peace:

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Another great day!

As always, all orders received before 3:00 PM pacific time are in process and will be shipping today and tracking information will follow - watch your email boxes for the info (and check your Junk folder just in case)

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TGIF!!!!

All orders that were received before 3PM today are on their way via UPS / FedEx :thumbup:

We will be in and out of the office this weekend, so don't hesitate to send us a PM or email!

Have a great weekend!

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Saturday Update. :cool:

All PM's and emails have been responded to and all orders processed in the warehouse.

Thanks!

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Thanks to everyone who Ordered, PM'd or sent in Emails over the weekend :thumbup:

All orders placed by 3:00PM today are on the shipping doc ready for pickup by UPS for domestic or FedEx for International - tracking numbers to follow in your inbox later tonight :cool:

Let us know if you have any additional questions

Thanks again,
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Tuesday Bump!

All orders from the last 24 hours are on the shipping dock waiting for UPS/FedEx pickup :beer:

Thanks again for all the questions and orders!

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Almost the end of another great week!

As always, orders placed in the last 24 hours are on the dock and ready for UPS/Fedex to pickup and get on their way to their new owners - with tracking numbers automatically going to your inbox!

Let us know if you have any questions, and don't forget to post your reviews on Vortex and send in the link to the review and your info inc shirt size to [email protected] for your free shirt! :thumbup:

Just as a reminder, Solo Werks S1 Coilovers are in stock and shipping for:

MK2 + MK3's 2wd
(Golf, Jetta, Passat B3...)

MK4 2wd (Golf, Jetta, Beetle...)

MK5 + MK6 (Golf, Rabbit, Jetta, Passat, Eos, CC, R32 ...)

All for $499 shipped within the lower 48! :cool:

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Welcome to the Weekend!

Thanks again to everyone that has ordered and sent in questions on these kits :thumbup:

Our shipping department has all orders that have been received over the last 24 hours on the dock ready for UPS/FedEx pickup.

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Presidents Day for our US Customers & Family Day for many of our Canadian Customers!

We hope everyone has had a great weekend :)

Thanks to everyone who placed their orders over the weekend, our shipping staff is working to get everyone's order on their way today.

As always, your tracking information will be sent to your inbox from our system as well as UPS/FedEx.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Don't Forget to post pics of your car when you get the kits installed! :thumbup:

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Another Great Day!

As usual our staff is busy getting all of the orders out ;)

Tracking numbers are following shortly after pickup by UPS / FedEx :thumbup:

Keep the questions / PM's / emails coming!

For those of you interested in more Stormtroopers :) Check out the artist's page Stormtroopers 365 for a years worth of Stormtrooper goodness

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Happy Hump Day!

All PM's and Emails have been responded to, and all orders processed and shipping as we speak.

Thanks again!

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:thumbup: Thursday Bump!!! - Another Crazy day in the AMI Shipping Department :thumbup:

For everyone who sent in a question or ordered today, all questions have been answered and our shipping department has all orders that were in before 2:00 PM today are on the dock ready for pickup by UPS/FedEx.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Glen @ AMI
 
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