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Old 04-27-2021, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Will a 240 axle fit diagonally in the back of a 240 wagon with the rear seats up?

Like the title asks, will a 240 axle fit diagonally in the back of a 240 wagon with the rear seats up?
I measured it and it looks like it'll be close either way, but was wondering if anyone knew for certain. Also, I don't want to take my axle out just to try and see
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:11 PM   #2
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They're ~55" wide to the flanges, plus the studs. It might fit, but you'll probably have to remove the dust shields.
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:21 PM   #3
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I don’t have an exact answer to your question, but hopefully this data point will help:

About a month ago I was able to fit an entire 240 rear end (rotors, dust shields, studs, and all) in the back seat of my 244. The junkyard guys looked at me like I was nuts, but it fit in pretty easily. Had my door cards off at the time because I was doing some speakers and Dynamat, but I think it might’ve even fit in there with the cards on.

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^ Exactly my take (culberro's). It is close, and the backplates coming off will help a lot. It may be hard on the upholstery.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for the 55" measurement, I think overestimated it when I eyeballed it. Measuring the rear cargo area, I get 61" from the front driver corner to the rear passenger corner, so yeah removing everything up to the axle shaft flange will probably get it to fit.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:11 PM   #6
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Doesn't your rear seat fold forward?
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:00 PM   #7
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I'm 6' tall, with the rear seat down, I can lay down it the back, used it as my camper many times. Will use it at Carlisle this year.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:47 PM   #8
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Yeah, they fold forward, but my dog goes in the backseat so can't do that
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:56 PM   #9
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Doggy needs to ride next to the axle on his dog bed.

And make sure the axle is tied down.

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Old 04-28-2021, 07:45 PM   #10
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We have a strap that you can use to keep your dogo in place on the seat. You could even use it in the front seat. Nothing cooler than your dogo riding along in front. Although like you my dogo usually rides in the back seat. She likes to lay down and take a break after staring out the window.
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:25 PM   #11
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How long is the ride? Maybe just leave the pooch home for a couple hours?
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Thanks for the 55" measurement, I think overestimated it when I eyeballed it. Measuring the rear cargo area, I get 61" from the front driver corner to the rear passenger corner, so yeah removing everything up to the axle shaft flange will probably get it to fit.
Pythagoras says it doesn't fit unless you pull the axle shafts.
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I don’t have an exact answer to your question, but hopefully this data point will help:

About a month ago I was able to fit an entire 240 rear end (rotors, dust shields, studs, and all) in the back seat of my 244. The junkyard guys looked at me like I was nuts, but it fit in pretty easily. Had my door cards off at the time because I was doing some speakers and Dynamat, but I think it might’ve even fit in there with the cards on.

You don't want door panels on if you do it this way. Luckily you had them off.
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