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      P* question... trans or no?!

      OK, picked up @posaune's massively immaculate '09 T6, and absolutely loving the car. Been a high performance car guy and driver my entire life, so of course I'm looking for more LOL... a question for all of you early-P3 Polestar guys...

      When it's in fully auto mode, I'd say it is a bit lethargic and not willing to downshift unless you really press it. The power is there, but the auto makes you work to get it. Manual mode is definitely better, boost is mostly on tap yet I notice a ~0.5s or so differential between the time I upshift or downshift and the time it actually executes the shift.

      I know with P* the power output is notably changed, I'm all for it, but do you think the upgrade modifies the transmission programming at all? Are shifts quicker/snappier/more responsive in either auto or manual modes? Is there anyone here who can speak with authority on the subject specifically for the XC70 T6, or could refer me to someone who could? Thanks in advance guys.

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      No upgrade on trans on your model, only VEA.
      VW Passat GTE

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      I second that as confirmed with Polestar themselves.
      The Geartronic Adaptation will change itself to suit the new engine mapping which may/may not improve things.
      Only the 8 speed gearbox in the 4 cylinder VEA models get remapped.

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      Interesting, OK much thanks for the info.

      It would be great to hear some feedback from those of you who have performed the mod.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rrrracer View Post
      Interesting, OK much thanks for the info.

      It would be great to hear some feedback from those of you who have performed the mod.
      Sadly can only speak from using the black stuff. Similar gearbox but different engines to the T6.
      Might be worth peeking over at the XC60 forum to see how T6 owners got on as there are probably more out there with Polestar upgrades.

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