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Manual vs dsg pops bangs?

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  1. ghostbustertab

    ghostbustertab Full Member

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    Hi all
    I'm looking at a cupra 290 or a 300 but not sure if to go for a dsg or manual, any options?
    Can you hear the pops and bangs in a manual in either too ??
     
  2. KUSHTY

    KUSHTY Full Member

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    IMO the 300 dsg is the best for bangs and pops. Sounds like 290 struggle to pop even when bouncing off of the limiter- my 300 pops in comfort mode under medium acceleration. Plus, again IMO, the copper bits look tacky.
     
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  3. Janusz

    Janusz Full Member

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    For manual to pop&bang properly you will need a software change.
     
  4. Jonno02

    Jonno02 Full Member

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    What? My 290 BlackEd manual bangs and pops like nobodies business. Hard acceleration, on gear change, I get a very short fart. On overrun, it crackles like hell.

    I'm extremely worried by 290 DSG Copra coming on Friday is going to be absolutely silent.
     
  5. Brooster89

    Brooster89 Full Member

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    I've had my 300 ST (non-copper) for nearly 3 months and haven't heard a peep. Doesn't really bother me tho.
     
  6. cuprawill290

    cuprawill290 Full Member

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    66 plate 290 manual and it farts on a hard change and has a bit over run. Engine has only done 7000 to so just warmed up.
     
  7. CupraGeezer

    CupraGeezer Full Member

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    Far be it for me to tell anyone how to choose their car but I would have thought that there were many criteria to consider, not just the noise it makes.

    The DSG is a very different driving experience to a manual. If you haven't driven one before (sorry, I'm not familar with your history or knowledge of Cupras) then I'd strongly advise you to take a test drive. Personally, despite my hatred of torque converter autos, I love mine but some people feel that it lacks the connection of a manual.

    Another factor is that the clutch is a known weak point in the manual - its the same one that's used in a Golf GTI despite the 60 bhp hike.

    I take it you're talking about the original 290 (pre-facelift), not the new (post WLTP) one? There is no manual version of the new one. The question of whether you particularly want a facelift (300 on) car is also relevant.

    Sorry, if I'm mansplaining, just trying to help.
     
  8. CupraRobX

    CupraRobX Full Member

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    The DSG box isn't a torque convertor - it's a twin clutch direct shift box. I also find the driving experience really boring now I've got an MY19 DSG 290 vs my manual 290 Black Edition. I feel one step away from the car now as I can't rev match gearchanges myself etc. There's no doubting the speed of the thing making it feel faster through the gears as it feels like one long gear as it shifts.
     
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  9. Tara

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    I can see exactly what your saying but because my missus uses it in the week and is constantly in traffic it's so much easier with the dsg.
     
  10. Janusz

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    my 280 manual even with 3 inch turboback was not really crackling. I had a stage 3 mods added and now in cupra mode it farts and crackles like crazy, machine gun style.
    Maybe 280's are not popping when in stock.
     
  11. Jonno02

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    280 and 290 have different exhausts I think. When I first start my car, the first round of crackles within 10 seconds are firecracker loud. Then they become quieter.
     
  12. LouG

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    I've just driven a Cupra R manual and a new 290 DSG, both farted on upshifts, but the manual needed hard acceleration. It did pop and crackle nicely on overrun.
     
  13. Jordan Neill

    Jordan Neill Full Member

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    My 280 manual, pops on gear changes and crackles when lifting off. Only however started doing this after I fitted the zaustworx resonator delete exhaust.
     
  14. Janusz

    Janusz Full Member

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    This is how mine runs now.
    Before that it made sounds but rather silent.
     
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