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My friend has an S3 with a close ratio box, Webers, and a standard engine which I have driven on occasion. From a dead stop, take off is more challanging, but once off, the gear ratios are a delight. Take off up a hill from a standing start was more challanging, but doable with practice and a little more throttle and clutch slippage.
The plus 2 is a bit heavier, so I personally would not recommend it. I don't know what your engine is like,or what your local terrain is like, but if it's generally hilly, standing starts will likely cause additional clutch wear.
Anyway, that's been my experience.
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In my Elan the close ratio box is fine but then most of my starts are done by dropping the clutch at 5000 rpm in races ! In my plus 2 on the road the lower ratio first ( its a 5 speed box) is a real benefit especially getting up the 1 in 3 hill out of my drive with a cold engine when I dont want to wake up the neighbours early on a Sunday morning.
I would rebuild your standard semi close ratio box.
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