Been meaning to get this thread going for a while, just to help people staring at used axles, hoping they're straight. So if you've got an axle in the garage, go and measure it up. ** These are measurements from beams with no stub axles on - just bare mounting face to bare mounting face ** There's one Mk1 Golf axle out there, plus many varieties of Mk2/3/Corrado/Passat axles about. Generally if dimensions differ, you can be sure there's something not at all right. Should also be an interesting way of finding out those super wide 4-stud Mk3 axles, without roll bars in them - various uses, show cars, track cars etc. Will put up my Mk1 dimensions later. Don't worry if you're not sure whether an axle is straight - bang the stats up, and all will become clear. Make sure you mention what it's off All dimensions must exclude drums or stub axles ie from bare backplate to bare backplate. I'll keep a running list of dimensions in this first post for all: Model Year Suppl data Sources Mk1 / Mk1 & 2 Scirocco 1974-1992 1295.5mm, 1292mm, 1290mm ?, danster, Mike_H (late Scirocco) Mk2 Golf Driver, drum brakes 1340mm Bushy B Mk2 pre-'90-spec 1357mm smudge Mk2 '90-spec 1357mm, 1340mm Trev16v & Bushy B Mk3 non-GTI, 4-stud 1363mm vodeforpedro Mk3 GTI, 5 stud 1358mm ryanp Mk3 GTI 8v, R-reg, 5 stud 1358mm danster Mk3 VR, 5 stud 1353mm RobT Mk3 Golf/Vento 4-stud up to 7.93 1376mm rubjonny/ELSAwin Mk3 Golf/Vento 4-stud 8.93 onwards 1358mm rubjonny/ELSAwin Mk3 Golf/Vento 5-stud 1358mm rubjonny/ELSAwin implied statement Mk3 Golf CL 4-stud "L"-reg 1376mm turbotommy Corrado '89 16V 1340mm strimmer Passat 1Z TDI,1995, 4 stud with drums 1344mm Chris Eyre Polo / Seat Ibiza Mk4 1325mm turbotommy Seat toledo 1996/7, 4 stud with drums 1344mm turbotommy A scene source came across a narrowed Mk2 axle, which one of the selection above not sure, but it was around 1295mm.