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Wavetrac ATB LSD for VW 02E - Mk6 Golf DSG 2WD (25T ring)

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Simply put - Wavetrac is the only gear diff on the market that does not lose all drive when one axle is unloaded. Axles become unloaded in aggressive driving, track co...
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“Got my wavetrac fitted on at the start of the week took it to Cadwell on Wednesday to test it out and the thing is insanely good. From the initial enquiry through to fitting staff where on hand to help with any questions”
Andrew Macdonald
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Product Description

Simply put - Wavetrac is the only gear diff on the market that does not lose all drive when one axle is unloaded. Axles become unloaded in aggressive driving, track cornering, extremely slick surfaces, etc. It happens more than most people realise.

We won’t go into torque bias ratios or the concept of how torque biasing diffs work at this point. Let’s get to how the Wavetrac affects performance:

For example, you have a conventional gear diff (OEM, Quaife, MF, OBX, Truetrac, Torsen, etc.), you're on a race track for a track day and during cornering your inside wheel bumps over the curbing. This is normal for track driving. The issue is that for the brief moments your inside tire becomes unloaded when bouncing over curbs, your other wheel is not getting drive - is not putting power down. Gear diffs need load on both axles in order to function. The result on a track (or during aggressive driving) is that there are many times when a normal gear diff supplies only intermittent power to the gripping wheel.

Now, same track with Wavetrac: the patented cam device in the Wavetrac prevents loss of drive when that inside wheel is unloaded. The device is able to generate a load inside the diff (to replace the lost load as it happens) that can then be biased to the gripping wheel - in the end making more consistent power delivery through a corner. That makes the car more predictable, and faster overall.

Other benefits:

  • Patented Carbon Fibre Bias Plate for the pinions. All other gear type LSDs run the pinions on the housing, meaning the friction from 0 miles is different to 100 miles, thus effectiveness is reduced over the life of the diff. With the Wavetrac performance is consistent with the Carbon Fibre bias plates!
  • Patented Wave Profile eliminates the effect of a near to and zero load condition drive ability issues found in all other gear type ATB LSDs.
  • ARP Bolts used throughout for superior faster reliability. 
  • 9310 steel gears run in billet or forged steel bodies. 
  • Manufactured & Designed in the USA

WAVETRAC: Smooth is Fast

The beauty of the Wavetrac is that it is ideally suited to high performance road cars that see track use. It is very strong, yet transparent to both driver and traction control electronics during regular driving. On the track or in spirited road use, it provides drive to both wheels without the handling issues that traditional clutch type diffs create (there is no tendency to push/understeer with a Wavetrac). 

The Wavetrac outperforms other gear type differentials because unlike them, it won't lose drive when one axle is unloaded (which happens more often than you'd think).

Lastly, one of the most underrated benefits of the Wavetrac is its smooth delivery of power near the limit. Its patented design makes for a very predictable, smooth addition of power when you need it most - when things are at their limits: on the edge of traction mid-corner and using throttle to keep it there; or coming into a corner a little hot, but quickly back on it to maintain exit speed...

These situations are often subjective to the driver, but the benefit can be felt. The Wavetrac makes you faster because it lets you drive with confidence. Smooth is fast.

Shipping Information

Same-day shipping for in-stock items when ordered before 2PM. UK delivery via DPD next day and European & Rest of World deliveries are carried out by DHL. 

Returns & Guarantee

Lifetime, transferable limited warranty on Wavetrac Differentials. 14-day no quibble returns. See our warranty & returns pages for more information. 

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fast delivery, amazing service

fast delivery, amazing service

“Had a Wavetrac in my MK5 Golf, Alpina B10 and Porsche Cayman S. Just about to fit one to my BMW M3 E92 and will more than likely continue to fit one to every one of my cars. Track day performance is incredible, especially in the wet or on tight tracks. Excellent on my daily Alpina too, rain, ice and snow - it's an all weather machine despite being an automatic BMW!”
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frequently asked questions

 What oil should I use?

The oil you use is important. Not only for its lubrication but compatibility with the Wavetrac differential.

This means that if you use an oil which has additives that are for plate differentials which exist to reduce noises like clunking, chattering and smooth engagement - this will reduce the performance, reliability and invalidate the warranty of the Wavetrac.

The only aftermarket oil we know and recommend is the MOTUL oils which we list on our website and are available globally. The reason we do this is because we know they are compatible with the Wavetrac differential and you will have no issues. If you use different oils, there is a risk that they may cause issues.

If your gearbox came with an open or gear differential from the factory, in most cases you can use this oil.

If you are unsure, please contact us and we will happily guide you.

 Is this Wavetrac in-stock?

We keep 100s of Wavetrac differentials in-stock at any one time. If you urgently require a product please message the team prior to ordering to confirm stock availability.

Is this differential plug and play?

Whilst many differentials are ‘plug and play’ you will at a minimum require the factory backlash and bearing preload to be measured prior to removing the factory differential, then once the Wavetrac is installed to measure and adjust if required. This is normal practice when installing differentials and gearbox components.

As well as this on some applications further modifications are required to install the Wavetrac, if this is required then this is usually listed on the product page.

Can I install this differential myself?

Due to the complexity of gearbox or axle removal from a vehicle and then differential installation we always recommend a professional and experienced technician carry out the differential install.

This work often requires specialist tools, equipment, services, consumables and training which aren’t always freely available.

We offer an installation service at our Southampton facility whereby you can either deliver the whole vehicle, gearbox or axle only to us for the installation to be carried out, as well as having specialists in various make and models throughout Europe we can guide you to.

Do I require any other parts to install?

Typically you will require new consumables or one-time use items such as seals, bearings, bolts and other consumable items. If you are unsure of what you require, please contact us and we will provide you with these parts at an additional cost.

Do I require any specialist tools to install?

Whilst the majority of the installation can be carried out with regular tools, specialist tools are usually required to measure bearing preload, backlash and to carry out modifications when required.

Is the Wavetrac differential a plate differential?

No. It is an ‘automatic-torque-biassing’ or helical gear and pinion differential.

What are the service requirements of the Wavetrac?

There are no service requirements for the Wavetrac.

However, there are lots of parts in the gearbox other than the Wavetrac. If you are using your vehicle in situations such as motorsport (track, drag strip or off-road) we would recommend checking the oil quality over time to ensure it is providing optimal lubrication and for debris.

What percentage does the Wavetrac lock?

The Wavetrac is not a locking differential, therefore we do not provide this information.

What is the warranty on the Wavetrac differential?

The warranty is ‘lifetime transferable’, the full information of which can be found here:

For any suspected warranty or suspected problems with the Wavetrac the first step is to fill out the RMA form here and we will contact you:
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