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Old 20th January 2017, 11:11 AM
ulfilias ulfilias is offline
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Hi There,

The ol' D2 S8 certainly have a good lurch on them.....I kinda miss mine for that, could always get a reation out of a new passenger

I recall testing the top speed and I was at 145 and booted it and it STILL lurched, dropped a gear and went for it. Backed her down pretty quick after that as I didn't feel safe driving at those speeds!!!

Always better to have a get me out of trouble button and not need to use it than the other way round!

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Old 11th April 2020, 03:59 PM
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Hahaha, on my w12 was off. Im so happy becouse idiot owner before me did not have chance to fully jerk gearbox.
God loves speed.
Earth orbital speed is 107200 km/h.
And someone set speed limit on earth at 50km/h. Well road safety they say. I say that is bad engineering


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A8 D2 2.5 TDI 2000
S8 D2 4.2 V8 1998 Manual transmission
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Old 6th October 2020, 07:25 PM
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Hah, late to the party but I've just enabled kick down on mine. Only 2.8 2wd but goes well enough.......
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Old 8th October 2020, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Jones View Post
Hah, late to the party but I've just enabled kick down on mine. Only 2.8 2wd but goes well enough.......
There is no shame in turning up to the party, fashionably late of course. It only took me 7 years! It's great that people are still finding this 11 year-old post useful, not only for the D2 but also the D3.
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Orion 154 HCCA subwoofer Black Coil edition, no less.
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facelift a8 d2 kickdown

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