Packaged VR Projects and VR Previews change the LOD at a closer distance than in editor.
1. Download and Install Binary 4.25.3 from the Launcher
2. Open the project downloaded from here: https://udn.unrealengine.com/storage/temp/431949-vr-lod-issue-repoproject.zip with the UE4 Editor
3. While looking at the sphere, fly the editor camera towards it taking note of when the LOD changes.
4. Enter VR Preview.
5. Incrementally teleport to the sphere.
In packaged builds for quest and VR Previews the LOD appears to change at a closer distance than in editor.
The AutoLOD changes the LOD at the same distance when viewed in VR as in VR Preview.
There's no existing public thread on this issue, so head over to Questions & Answers just mention UE-96192 in the post.