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Re: Need fast wagon advice (andru365)

If I had to guess, I'd say that the chipped 2.5T AWD would have a lower cost of ownership, if only because of the 4C system on the R and its very expensive struts. It should be a pretty satisfying driver with a stage 1 ECU upgrade.

I want to say the angle gear on the R is a modestly tougher one than on the 2.5T, but someone would have to confirm that. If you're doing mostly highway driving and no peal outs from a stop, the wear and tear on the angle gear should be minimal, since you won't be engaging the rear wheels all that often.

I'd need more seat time in an LPT to be able to tell you how a chipped (LPT) 2.5T would differ from a (HPT) T5. All I know is that my T5 keeps a smile on my face. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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So what are the main differences drivetrain wise between an '05 T5 and say an '06-'07 2.5t FWD. Do 2.5t have the same traction control as the T5s? Also, don't 05 T5s have 4c too?

At least in the US, DSTC became standard on all cars around MY2005. 4C was an option on T5's after the facelift, not standard.

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Would a chipped LPT feel faster off the line, but lose out to a T5 on the highway?

Probably. As with your 850, the T5 can take a little while to spool up, then really pours it on.
 
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