Mk1 wider track/stance (mk2 running gear)

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Mk1 wider track/stance (mk2 running gear)

#1 Post by Sal » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:04 am

Hello there,

I recently bought a mk1 and I understand a lot of people put mk2 running gear on as that widens the wheels/stance and therefore the wheels fills the arches better (not for the purist of course) but I certainly prefer that look.

What is required to be changed on the front and rear to get the wider stance?

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Re: Mk1 wider track/stance (mk2 running gear)

#2 Post by Charles H » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:55 am

The front is the same, and the rear needs Mk2 trailing arms and driveshafts. Quite easy really.
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Re: Mk1 wider track/stance (mk2 running gear)

#3 Post by Sal » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:38 pm

Thanks Charles although thought the front hubs were wider? No?

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Re: Mk1 wider track/stance (mk2 running gear)

#4 Post by Alec » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:20 am

Hello Sal,

what Charles posted is correct but I would add that the handbrake cable needs to be extended. I made up a steel strap which bolts between the horseshoe shaped cable link and the main cable, This worked well for me and was very simple to do.

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#5 Post by johnnydog » Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:33 am

Alternatively, would it not be as simple to fit Mk2 handbrake cables whilst everything is being disconnected? They are available quite cheaply.
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