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hey guys, gonna be getting my tax return soon, and I haven't lowered the jetta yet. At first I was set on a cup kit, but now I'm leaning on buying coilovers. This is my daily driver, so not trying to slam it. I have a 3 year old so can't have a bouncy or harsh ride, and I live in the northeast where they use salt on the roads in the winter, so I need something that isn't going to corrode to **** in a winter or two. Iv'e only ever driven on PSS9's, but that was on my mk3. so I've narrowed it down to three..

KW V1 Series Coilover Kit - Fixed Dampening
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_V--2.5/Suspension/Coilovers/ES2214985/

H&R Street Performance SS Coilover Kit - Adjustable Dampening
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_V--2.5/Suspension/Coilovers/ES2515439/

Koni Coilover Kit
http://www.neuspeed.com/91/2/0/1339/11505080-koni-coilover-kit.html

I like the first two options because they are stainless. So, just looking for thoughts, experiences, 2 cents, setups, etc. All input is much appreciated :thumbup:
 

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All 3 kits are going to be quality kits. The only kit I don't have any real experience with is the H&R SS kit as that is a fairly new kit to the market. I would assume it will ride similarly to the Koni kit as it uses Koni internals, just with a stainless body (the chrome finish on the Koni's does hold up very well to the elements though). I can say the Koni kit gives a fantastic ride, and will be more comfortable (depending on where you have them set dampening wise) than the ST's.

We have a great deal going on the Koni's here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...ale-50-off-MSRP!!!-Sale-by-WRD&highlight=koni
We can also hook you up with both the H&R kit as well as KW :beer:
 

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they're $500 coilovers.
I expected nothing more. lol
I would disagree with this, some entry level coilovers do ride quite nicely.
 

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All 3 kits are going to be quality kits. The only kit I don't have any real experience with is the H&R SS kit as that is a fairly new kit to the market. I would assume it will ride similarly to the Koni kit as it uses Koni internals, just with a stainless body (the chrome finish on the Koni's does hold up very well to the elements though). I can say the Koni kit gives a fantastic ride, and will be more comfortable (depending on where you have them set dampening wise) than the ST's.

We have a great deal going on the Koni's here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...ale-50-off-MSRP!!!-Sale-by-WRD&highlight=koni
We can also hook you up with both the H&R kit as well as KW :beer:
Very helpful, thank you! I think that rules out the Koni's just because of the finish on them. But since the H&R's use Koni struts and shocks, what are people's experiences with them as far as ride quality goes? And still haven't gotten any feedback on the KW's...
 

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The KW V1's have the same internals as the ST's exept with a stainless body. I have the ST's, they don't go super low but the ride is silky sexy smooth:laugh:. The V1's also have a limited lifetime warranty if I remember correctly.
 

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Hmmmm. Can anyone else second this? As compared to Koni's?
I would say the V1's are a good bit firmer than the Koni's are (when the Koni's are set softer, they can be firmer than the V1's if you dial them up). I've had a number of customers switch from V1's to Koni's for this exact reason. The V1's are a very good coilover, just a bit on the firm side.
 
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