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Darkside Developments 02Q NXG Plated Limited Slip Differential / LSD

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Product Description

Darkside Plated Limited Slip Differential for VAG 02Q 6 Speed Gearbox

 Fits ALL VW / Audi / Seat and Skoda 6 Speed Manual 02Q Gearboxes (excludes Quattro / 4Motion)

The 02Q Gearbox is found on the later model VAG vehicles, including the VW Golf Mk5 / Mk6 / Mk7, VW Jetta, VW Passat B6, Audi A3 8P / 8V, Seat Leon Mk2 / Mk3 and Skoda Octavia Mk2 / mk3 

A direct replacement for the standard open differential, the Darkside LSD transforms your cars performance and handling. 

The benefits of torque transfer technology are now an essential for most Motorsport, Performance and Fast road/Tack day participants. The increase in exit speed when cornering, and the transformation of the vehicles handling characteristics, are positive performance gains for any vehicle.

The latest NXG LSD is designed and manufactured to be the strongest, most progressive and versatile LSD unit in the market place today. 

The NXG bevel and planet gear pack, with its large, strong tooth profile, gives not only a smooth mesh, but eliminates the rattle and excessive backlash often associated with LSD's. Whilst the plate pack, which always runs on a minimum of 8 active surfaces even in our lighter pre-load settings, gives maximum surface to surface area contact during use.

Darkside Differentials are shipped without Bearings or Bolts. Please select them from the list above if you require the ARP Bolts and Genuine VW Bearings


Fully adjustable for preload, ramp and lock

Improved performance over helical/gear type LSDs 

Drive in zero load condition, lifting a front wheel etc

A smoother ramping design than traditional metal plate LSDs

Ramp angle options
40/90 + 50/90
45/45 + 30/90
Medium preload 40lbs/ft
Full preload 70lbs/ft


Genuine VW Bearing Part Number

002 517 185 A  -  002517185 A  -  002517185A

02M 517 185 A  -  02M517185 A  -  02M517185A


ARP Bolt Numbers

204-3003  -  2043003


Please include your Gearbox Code to ensure correct fitment. This can be found on the gearbox itself (near the shifter tower) or the sticker under the boot carpet and will be a 3 letter code


To fit the following Engine Codes (can be found on a sticker on the Cam Belt Cover or in the Boot): 

VW Golf Mk5 - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

VW Golf Plus - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

VW Golf Mk6 - CFFA / CBAA (CR136), CBEA / CJAA / CBAB / CFFB (CR140) & CFGB / CBBB (CR170)

VW Jetta - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

VW Jetta - CBDA (CR136), CBDB / CBEA / CJAA / CLCB / CFHC / CFFB (CR140) & CEGA (CR170)

VW Passat - BWV 120, BVE 122, BMA 136, BKP (PD140), BMA & BUZ 163, BMR (PD170)

VW Passat - CBEA / CJAA / CBAB (CR140), CBAC (CR143 Bluemotion) & CBBB (CR170) 

VW Passat CC - CBAA (CR136), CBAB / CFFB (CR140) & CLLA / CFGB / CBBB (CR170)

VW Touran - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

VW Caddy - BMM (2.0 8v PD140)

VW Eos - BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & CBAB / CFFB (CR140)

VW Scirocco - CFHC / CBDB (CR140)

VW Sharan - BVH 136 / BRT 140

VW Tiguan - CBAB / CFFB (CR140)

Audi A3 - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

Audi A3 - CBAA (CR136), CBAB / CLJA / CBEA / CJAA (CR140) & CBBB (CR170)

Audi A6 - BRF / BNA 136 & CAGB (CR136)

Audi TT - CBBB (CR170)

Seat Leon -  BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

Seat Leon - CLCB / CFHC (CR140) & CEGA / CFJA (CR170)

Seat Toledo - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMN (PD170) & CEGA (CR170)

Seat Altea - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

Seat Altea - CFHC / CBDB (CR140) & CEGA (CR170)

Skoda Octavia - BKD / AZV (PD140), BMM (2.0 8v PD140) & BMN (PD170)

Skoda Octavia - CLCB / CFHC (CR140) & CEGA (CR170)

Skoda Superb - CLJA / CFFB (CR140) & CFGB / CBBB (CR170)

Skoda Yeti - CBDB (CR140) & CEGA (CR170)


This will also fit petrol 02Q 2WD Vehicles as well as the Diesel vehicles


This kit will NOT fit vehicles with an 02M 6 Speed Transmission (Golf Mk4, Leon Mk1, A3 8L etc). Please see our shop for the 02M Differential