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LSD Recommendations for GTI: Wavetrac, Peloquin, any others?

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
What were the exact differences you noticed after installing an LSD?

Biggest difference is how it pulls you through corners when accelerating. It's like there's a rope pulling you into the corner as you accelerate. In autocross in long sweepers, could definitely feel it. It's like it's a rwd car kicking the rear out.

Also helped with traction when accelerating, so there's less wheelspin. Not to say it's gone. There's only so much grip available especially in fwd.
 

FlyingNugget

Ready to race!
Location
Toronto, Canada
Wavetrac on the street made a monumental difference compared to my non-pp open diff.

Trying to make a right hand turn up a hill on wet uneven pavement used to be a struggle. Now it feels like the car is AWD in the exact same spot -- it's simply 100% grip.

On the track, it's not even comparable -- complete transformation.

It's relatively expensive, so I would only recommend it if you're trying to improve the corner exit acceleration. i.e. autocross, hpde/time attack.

It's the best modification I've done.
 

clockwise33

New York Giants Fanatic
Location
NJ
Wavetrac on the street made a monumental difference compared to my non-pp open diff.

Trying to make a right hand turn up a hill on wet uneven pavement used to be a struggle. Now it feels like the car is AWD in the exact same spot -- it's simply 100% grip.

On the track, it's not even comparable -- complete transformation.

It's relatively expensive, so I would only recommend it if you're trying to improve the corner exit acceleration. i.e. autocross, hpde/time attack.

It's the best modification I've done.
I just got done installing an Mfactory LSD into my MKV 02Q: https://www.golfmkv.com/forums/index.php?threads/2006-gti-lsd-install-pics-and-insights.384312/ Finally got the wheels aligned and summer wheels on and took it to the mountains yesterday. Putting down the power (300whp) much better, especially coming out of corners and uneven pavement. It also changed the steering feel - the wheel wants to return to center more and it pulls dead straight under load, no torque steer. I was able to get the diff for about 20% off through the Mfactory website. Feel free to reach out for advice if anyone wants to attempt the job themselves.
 

Visceral

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Northbrook, IL
Here is one thread comparing different LSD -vs- the VAQ unit....

Performance Pack vs. WaveTrac - Direct Comparison (drivetribe.com)

Wavetrac seem to get around the preload problem in a much smoother way than most other types of diffs...eg clutch type or other geared type...

most units inc. Wavetrac can be altered to suit using different oil viscosities or friction materials in the end plates etc...
Thanks for sharing this... based on my read of the DriveTribe article I'm gonna start by changing the VAQ to "high traction" and see how things play out. Will leave XDS alone as that seems to be consensus and am still needing this to be my daily-driver.
 
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