This is a Mk2 Golf wide tracking guide, hopefully definitive, or near to! We get a lot of threads about this, so this should help with this ever-popular mod. It also applies to: 8v & 16v Corrado Mk2/3 Seat Ibiza & can be interpreted to upgrade 4-stud Mk3 Golfs to 5-stud also Front suspension: Everything in one single column must be used. The main decisions to make beforehand are number of wheel studs, the type of outer CVs and the roll bar type you want to use. Conversion method you're choosing =>Mk3 Golf 4-studPassat B3 or 4, 4-studGolf 3, 5-stud or Corrado VR6Passat B4, 5-stud (VR6 and ABF only)Outcome*4-stud, Mk2 roll bar4-stud, Mk2 roll bar5-stud, MK3 5 stud roll bar5-stud, Mk2 roll barTrack width being gained per side (with wishbones level)+21mm+18mm+22/24mm+22/24mmHub to useMK2/3 Golf, MK2/3 Ibiza or Passat B3/4MK2/3 Golf, MK2/3 Ibiza or Passat B3/4Mk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR or B4 PassatMk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR or B4 PassatWhich means the outer CVs needed are:as aboveas aboveas aboveas aboveWishbones to useGolf MK3 4-studPassat B3/4 4-studGolf 3 GTI/VR6 or Corrado VRPassat B4, 5-studAnti roll bar to useMK2/3 Golf, Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-stud ***Mk2/3 Golf, Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-stud **Mk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VRMK2/3 Golf, Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-stud **Brakes (discs and calipers)MK2/3 Golf, Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-studMK2/3 Golf, Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-studMk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR or B4 Passat 5-studMk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR or B4 Passat 5-studDriveshafts (for large engined cars with 100mm output flanges)4 stud Mk3 Golf 1.8-2.0 8v, but NOT 1.9 N/A dieselPassat 4-studMk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VRMk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR? Passat B4 5-studDriveshafts (for cars with 90mm output flanges)Use Mk3 Golf non-turbo diesel or 020 boxed Mk3 1.6 petrol?not possiblenot possibleDriveshafts (for cars with 085 gearboxes)Use 1.4 Mk3 Golf?not possiblenot possible * Unless you swap hub flanges and re-drill discs - hub flange swapping info here. Note 5-stud discs have different offsets from centre (aside from 5-stud early Passat B3 VR6 discs which are the same offset as 4-stud) ** do not use Passat - see here for why) Notes: Subframe or steering rack do not need to be changed. You also need to change the track rods, try to get ones from the same model you got your wishbones from matched to your steering rack. So if you have PAS, get PAS ones, if manual, get manual. If this isn't possible try the closest match, so for MK3 5 stud with manual steering try MK3 4 stud manual rods. If rods are too long to set the tracking you can chop them down if required. Track rod ends are the same for all of the above, so do not have to be replaced if they are recent. The track rod gaiters also differ based on model/rack type so make sure you have the right ones. For example manual rod gaiters require rubber bushes to be fitted on the steering rods so make sure you transfer those across if your new rods don't have them. Camber correction bolts may be required depending on ride height and desired geometry settings. Part number N 101 740 02 (1.91+VAT). M12 bolt with 11mm plain section. No (40) here. Try fitting the upper one to start with (ie buy 2), and only the lower one if necessary. H&R ones are £38! 5 stud wishbone & bearing carrier combo yield more castor angle than 4-stud options. Do not mix and match 4 & 5 stud parts, unless the resulting extra castor angle is required! You can modify 4 stud wishbones to accept 5 stud ball joints, while you're there you can correct the extra castor offet with a bit of effort. Passat driveshafts do fit when opting for Golf GTI/VR6 or Corrado VR wishbones, but they have broken the inner CVs in the stresses of competition use due to being too long. Best to fit the corresponding Golf GTI/VR6 or Corrado VR driveshafts (same). Passat B3 VR6, early 5-stud models came with Mk2 or Mk3 Golf/Ibiza Mk2/3, 4-stud hub housings with 5-stud hub flanges. These cars are rare, but can offer a simple way of converting to 5 stud without having to change existing bearing carriers, it can even be done just for narrow track (as well as wide track). Change outer CVs to Mk3 GTI/VR6, Corrado VR or later Passat B3 / B4 5-stud, and that's an instant 5-stud car. A tip is to fit G60 arch liners if trimming the arches to keep road crud out of the inner wings Driveshaft lengths thread here Related FAQs: Best front top mounts for a Mk2 FAQ here The list of anti roll bars available, OEM and aftermarket, is here How to change your wishbone bushes here Changing front wheel bearings here Front wheel alignment specifications here Golf & Seat Ibiza front suspension differences here Golf/Passat/Ibiza subframe differences here Camber bolts here Thanks to rubjonny for swiftly reviewing this in advance, as well as the various who have posted useful information on existing threads where his has been cribbed from, including knowledgeable contributors rubjonny, lufbramatt, s1m0n and others. Rear suspension This is far simpler. There are various widths of rear beam in existence which will fit the Mk2 Golf, Mk3 Golf, Corrado, and also Passat. There is a common misconception that the Mk3 is wider, when in fact they're all pretty similar. Relevant information from the Rear axle, back plate to back plate dimensions thread: ModelYearWidthMk2 GolfDriver, drum brakes1340mMk2pre-'90-spec1357mmMk2'90-spec1357mm, 1340mmMk3non-GTI, 4-stud1363mmMk3GTI, 5 stud1358mmMk3GTI 8v, R-reg, 5 stud1358mmMk3VR, 5 stud1353mmMk3Golf/Vento 4-stud up to 7.931376mmMk3Golf/Vento 4-stud 8.93 onwards1358mmMk3Golf/Vento 5-stud1358mmMk3Golf CL 4-stud "L"-reg1376mmCorrado'89 16V1340mmPassat1Z TDI,1995, 4 stud with drums1344mmPolo / Seat IbizaMk41325mmSeat toledo1996/7, 4 stud with drums1344mm Note these measurements come from a variety of origins and a few mm here or there could be identical in reality. Beware of wide beams without the integral welded anti roll bar, not only due to the lack of roll bar, but taken from here, courtesy rubjonny: Rear Beam thickness Type / model Without anti-roll bar 5mm Without anti-roll bar 6mm With anti-roll bar 6mmGolf 1.1 l, 1.3 l, 1.6 l manual gearboxx Golf 1.6 l automatic gearbox, 1.8 l/66 kW Golf diesel, GTD and vehicle with M456 (sports running gear) Jetta all except GT x Golf GTI, Golf GTI 16 V, Jetta GT, GT 16 V, GL, Golf GTI G60 x Check the width of your existing beam, and then choose whichever alternate beam is preferred (unless you've already got the optimal one). Note: Passat beams do not fit MK2/3 chassis as the beam mounting points differ as do the pivot bushes. Stub axle spacers To widen the beam further, then add stub axle spacers to complete the desired rear track width increase. These have no effect on rear geometry (provided they are parallel!) Three options: make your own with OEM stub axles (drum brake stub axles are best*) as shown on the stub axle backplate spacer thread; use Lupo backplate spacers (p/n 6E0501466A and 6E0501465A), more info here; or buy them from Tinydubs in the Entrepreneurs section here. * drum brake stub axle backplate diameter = 80.5mm, disc brake stub axle backplate diameter = 90mm If you are using your own stub axle bolts, you must use 10.9 tensile strength bolts, not 8.8, or you will start losing wheels. Torque them properly. Here is a list of OEM stub axle bolts available which may be useful: SourceUseDimensionsPart no.PriceMk1 Golfstub axleM10x32mm -> 24.5mmN 90758901 -> N 903 698 01 Mk2 Golfdrum stub axleM10x24.5mmN 90369801 Mk2 Golfdisc stub axleM10x32mmN 90758901 or N 90877301 Mk2 Golf Group A Rally Car (with spacers)stub axleM10x30mmN 90068902 (transpires as Mk1 caliper to hub bolts) Mk3 Golfstub axleM10x32mmN 90758901 or N 90877301 Lupostub axleM10x32mmN 90758901 Audi 80/90Drums modelM10x40mmN 0104403 Lupo GTIstub axleM10x40mmN 908863011.25 plus VAT eachEscort Cosworthrear hub38mmF1640024 N/STK 009267/Bolt (also found a ref 52994 F/E on last packet I bought). Pic here1.08 plus VAT each Note: Ibiza Mk2 & 3s have a Polo 4 rear beam, so are not interchangeable with Golf/Corrado but the rear stub axles bolt patterns are the same so will take the same spacers. Related FAQs: Poly bushing rear beam here Changing rear wheel bearings here Guide to fitting Polo 4 / Seat Ibiza Mk2 & 3 stub axles & brakes here Rear wheel alignment specifications here HTH Given all the effort that's gone into this: (C) Copyright, Club GTI 2010. Not to be reproduced in whole or part without permission.