I've put some thought into this as well
Pros: It tactically feels a little bit better, like you're driving a sporty car. The 'snick' a SS makes into gear is pretty sweet when you're doing a lot of city driving.
Shorter throw - Probably increases your qtr. mile time a bit, and the 'row' is just shorter, period.
Looks - this is subjective, but most SS are shorter in appearance and some like it that way.
It takes more effort to shift for most SS kits. I had a Neuspeed in my 98.5. When you're, say, driving fast in the canyons, you might not care for the snick, but just want the easiness and ergonomics of the regular shifter for quick and reliable shifting; because you can't afford to miss a shift in such situations.
-Ergonomics: most SS kits lower the height making it less comfortable in some situations. If you like the stock height, then go with one that keeps stock shifter height. I think UUC is pretty good in that respect.
All I can think of right now.... hope this helps. -J
- 2005 BMW 325i (black on black)
- 2004 Honda S2000 (Sebring Silver w/ black & red two-tone interior)-
Bilstein PSS9 coil-overs-
- 2006 Acura MDX (charcoal)
- 98.5 A4 1.8T -
E-codes-Neuspeed Bilstein's w/ OEM sport springs-RS4 grille-K&N panel-OEM exhaust tips-clear markers-GReddy TT-APR chip-TT 710 DV-17x7.5 Audi 'Type RS4' wheels-Neuspeed SS-S4 aluminum trim-LLTek HIDs-S4 wheel liner-Neuspeed rear sway
-2002 A4 1.8T (Brilliant Black w/ black interior)-
Revo programming-Sparco pedals-LLTek HIDs-H&R coil-over suspension-18x8 Audi OEM Type RS4 w/ S0-3s-TT "710 N" BPV-GReddy turbo timer-EVO Motorsports intake