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05 Arc vs 06 Base Performance?
Posted by JohnP (more from JohnP) on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:57:49
So I have both the 05 Arc and a 06 Base. The 06 seems like a different car. The suspension is far stiffer, the engine seems more powerful and the car shifts differently - more aggressively. This comparison is with the sport mode off in both cases. I'm wondering if the 06 has had the ECU tuned or did it come that way from the factory. The suspension is stock as evidenced by the Boge shocks and struts. So I don't know why the stiffer ride.
Does anyone have any insight they care to share in this regard?
'91 9000S auto - gone
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'97 9000 Aero 5 spd - gone as of last month (300+ K miles)
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