Quaife QDF8R limited slip differential for VAG 02A 5 speed gearboxes (Push in driveshaft flanges)

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Quaife limited slip differential for VAG 02A 5 speed gearboxes (Push in driveshaft flanges)


A direct replacement for the standard open differential, the Quaife ATB differential transforms your car’s performance.

Unlike a conventional plate-style limited slip differential, the Quaife ATB differential relies on gears rather than clutch plates for its operation. That means it is much smoother in operation.

TSR are the largest VAG distributor of Quaife products and run Quaife differentials and gearboxes in many of our own road and race cars.

The Quality of these products are second to none and this is also backed up by a limited lifetime warranty with all Quaife differentials.

If you are unsure of your fitment please supply us with your registration , chassis number or gearbox code with your order so we can check you have the correct part.

If you have your differential removed you can also check our technical drawing for dimensions.

We also offer a full fitting service for all differentials , we can offer a fitment on a drive in drive out basis or fit to a loose gearbox for you to fit into the vehicle yourself.

Generally Quaife differentials are not supplied with any bolts , bearings or seals. You will also be able to find fitting kits available in our shop.


Differential Details

Quaife part number QDF8R

ARP Crownwheel bolt part number 204-3002

(required as standard crownwheel is riveted and requires drilling to remove)

Differential bearing part number 096323981 x2 required

OE diff part numbers this can replace02A 409 121 A (this is not a exhaustive list and will fit others)

02A gearboxes can be found in many VAG vehicles and is a 5 speed cable change transmission.

Vehicles known to have used the 02A transmission include









MK3 Golf








The Quaife ATB differential is a genuine ‘fit and forget’ upgrade that offers compromise-free performance and unbeatable reliability on the street, strip, stage or circuit, backed by a no-quibble limited lifetime warranty.