The abuse of off-road can cause separation of ring and pinion due to flexing of stock side plate. Damage to the entire transmission can then occur. To correct this, install a heavy duty aluminum side plate. Available to fit 61 and later VW transaxles. One model for swingaxles, another for the IRS. These side plates replace the thrust side cover in order to prevent damage under extreme horsepower and high side load conditions such as occurs in off-road competition.
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