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As some of you may know, I installed the rear axle from a V70 into my C70 not too long ago. The issue is the track width is 2" shorter in the V70 than the C70. The whole axle went in no problem and everything bolted right up. So now I'm trying to find those missing two inches.<p>Every parts site I've been to tell me the OEM part numbers for the two delta arms are the same in all C/S/V70 models. In this diagram, you can see all the points where the axle bolts up to the frame. The unit I pulled from a V70 went in like a glove, so it's obvious the mounting points are all the same. So why is the C70's rear track 2" wider???<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/850rearsuspension1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>So here is what Ineed from you. I need someone to reach under the back of their car, just behind the driver's side wheel and take a shot similar to this.<p><IMG SRC="http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1408/7559.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Having looked at the delta links, I'm moving outward on the axle trying to locate the difference between the C70 and V70's. There should be a 1" or 25mm difference on each side of the car from what you see in the picture. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What did you do with your old parts?
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

The bent axle was tossed. I did have a look at it once out of the car and from what I can recall, it seemed lightly wider. Noticeably. I never had a chance to look at it in detail. I fear, though the mounting points are the same, the axle itself on the C70 is a stretched version of the S/V70, and there's no easy fix other than to do the entire swap again with a genuine C70 axle. An axle that has proven hard to come by unfortunately for me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm hoping there's a less expensive route to resolve this issue without resorting to ordering 50mm spacers from Sweden. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (C70drvr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>C70drvr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">any picture will help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had this picture from changing my shocks a few months ago:<p>distance looks wider then on your V70 axle<p><IMG SRC="http://i35.tinypic.com/144bbx5.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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