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    Posted: 12-Mar-2014 at 17:16
Originally posted by logan

it was just the rims and a rear sway bar was 1 or 2 mm thicher that is all .... use the search button this has been talked about for ever and also people have taken the cars apart and have taken measurments .. i have owned one of each and there was a slight difference in handling but not much ...


And shocks... look up in a parts catalogue or ECS, there's shocks for BDP engines (W8s) then there's shocks for W8s with sport package.

W8: 3B0413031Q
W8 Sport: 3B0413031R


Rear sway is 2mm thicker (17mm as opposed to standard W8s which are 15mm).

This can all be found by comparing parts on ECS tuning.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Mar-2014 at 17:37
I will admit that I have not driven a manual for any decent amount of time but I feel that shiftable automatics give you the best of both worlds. You can "manually" shift when you want but then have a regular automatic when you don't need to thrash your car, i.e. the traffic that I sit in everyday.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Mar-2014 at 18:04
Originally posted by KenBIII

I will admit that I have not driven a manual for any decent amount of time but I feel that shiftable automatics give you the best of both worlds. You can "manually" shift when you want but then have a regular automatic when you don't need to thrash your car, i.e. the traffic that I sit in everyday.


Until the torque converter goes out which is a common problem with auto W8s.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Mar-2014 at 18:09
True. Thats why I have an extended warranty on my car. I am so happy the tourque converter went before my car got inspected so now the dealership has to pay to replace it.
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  Quote swalker13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 03:03
I was just gonna say what Sean said. I made sure I got a manual because of the torque converters and plus, like superman said, driving stick is just simply more fun haha
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  Quote long_w8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 20:59
I used to own a sport package W8 variant with an automatic trans. So, I know first-hand that they exist. :-)
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