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Post by junkie on Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:52 pm

I wanna know how to go widetrack on an early Corrado?

[Mod Edit]Good question...worthy of it's own thread. Beigy
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:10 pm

I'd be quite interested to know. I've seen the same 'conversion' done on mk2 Golfs too. Would it be a case of using Corrado VR subframe, ARB, wishbones, hubs, steering rack, and rear axle?

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by junkie on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:40 pm

Cheers dude..
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by davidwort on Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:30 pm

mrbeige wrote:I'd be quite interested to know. I've seen the same 'conversion' done on mk2 Golfs too. Would it be a case of using Corrado VR subframe, ARB, wishbones, hubs, steering rack, and rear axle?
yep, sounds like the right list, but a mk3 GTI would be a good starting point and far more easy to come by, in fact an MOT failure mk3 2.0GTI went by me a while back and I just didn't think, d'oh. Could have had it for a hundred quid, that would have 288's on it too Rolling Eyes
damn, you've just given me a major project to think about now, Laughing
I'll check this out in more detail, but I'm sure the mk3 GTI, 16v and VR share all the Corrado VR plus axle bits, front and rear.
My Mrs is going to love me, I think I may just be breaking a mk3 on my drive in the near future Very Happy

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by Toad on Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:53 pm

I almost bought some corrado VR wishbones off ebay the other day. Aparently they should also fit Mk3 VRs, 16vs and several 8v variants. Wouldn't be the end of the world to go 5 stud on the 16v I suppose? Few more brake options...
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by Flusted on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:20 am

I done it on mine once, will post details later
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:03 am

Flusted wrote:I done it on mine once, will post details later
I'm still waiting Aid....

Seriously though, resurrecting this thread, as there was a question of CF about the difference between the early and late.

[EDIT]So, who thinks going wide-track on an early Corrado would be a good idea, and does that mean changing the front wings/bonnet/slam panel etc?? I can see the advantages, but would it be a worthwhile change? I'm just thinking about improving handling other than the obvious.

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by junkie on Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:22 pm

2nd still????
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by monkey on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:51 am

I'm not too sure if there is a difference between going widetrack on a corrado to a golf. But I nearly done it to my other halfs old mk2vr.

All you gotta swap is the wishbones, steering rack, driveshafts, arbs and hubs. You can keep your subframe as the rack will bolt up ok.

For the rear you could go full rear beam, but most of the mk2s I heard about just put on mk3 rear discs (for the 5 stud) and spacers.
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:09 am

monkey wrote:For the rear you could go full rear beam, but most of the mk2s I heard about just put on mk3 rear discs (for the 5 stud) and spacers.
Problem with that is you will be movin the fulcrum point on the rear stub axles and thus you'll more likely go through bearings a little more quickly.

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by monkey on Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:17 am

Too true.

How much wider is wide track anyway?
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by kevhaywire on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:54 am

Depends where you get the info as I've seen a few different track widths!

From what I've seen, the rear track is the same on 4 and 6 pot Rados / Golfs but the VR6 is 10mm wider track (per side) at the front.

It's a bit more involved than simply pushing the wheels out 10mm. The benefit of widetrack comes from the longer wishbones, ball joint position and ARB drop links mounted much further out. It's all based around leverage and roll centres blah blah....keeps the car flatter round bends.

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:01 am

cm each side.
Not sure i'd bother.Ok it's another tick in the box for a VR but not sure i'd want to go to the trouble on a g60/valver.
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by kevhaywire on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:53 am

1cm doesn't sound a lot, but you only have to look at F1 and BTCC to see that in suspension geometry terms, small numbers can make a huge difference!

I agree though, having driven 4 & 6 Pot Golfs/Corrados, I wouldn't bother either if I had a 4 pot Very Happy

The trouble is VW didn't do much to compliment the wide track, such as more caster. More caster, proper rear wishbone bushes and a better wishbone angle would transform the Corrado.....but with every gain, there's always a loss, always the way!

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Post by dirtytorque on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:07 am

actually reading my last comment again it seems a bit negative and maybe not in the spirit of things on here and the post and i don't want to be responsible for killing another thread. Very Happy

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by monkey on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:19 am

kevhaywire wrote: small numbers can make a huge difference!

Been telling my girlfriend that for years... lol!
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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:51 am

kevhaywire wrote:1cm doesn't sound a lot, but you only have to look at F1 and BTCC to see that in suspension geometry terms, small numbers can make a huge difference!
It's not just an extended track though, is it. The bottom ball joints angle inwards, thus the wishbone is probably even longer still.

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Re: How do you go widetrack on an early Corrado

Post by CorradoVR6-Turbo on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:14 pm

you can also fit these rear spacers to the rear axel like i had on my mk2,saves looking for a VR axel!

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