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Only downsides on the S are price, limited engine access, and one more thing to break.
The NA is lighter, and less expensive. In-city drive I don't even use the Sport mode - unless i'm in a hurry.
NA works great for my needs, so as the S/400 could be.
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"post 2012 with more of the S suspension upgrades " first ive heard of any tweaks to the suspension on an s over NA. please enlighten me..

NA with a sports gearbox is near enough as quick to 100kph its lighter so negates the additional power. throw on a sports exhaust/ air box, and header pipes to get you 300 bhp, for very little money will be nothing in it, with N/A sounding glorious, obviously you could easy get a new map fof the S too....
here in the uk, our yearly road tax on the S is 200 year more , the wheels are 18" & 19" on the N/A so tyres are cheaper, (the S has 19 & 20) The S drinks way more fuel... The S is about 5k more expensive to buy , looks wise the same bar exhaust and wheels .
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"post 2012 with more of the S suspension upgrades " first ive heard of any tweaks to the suspension on an s over NA. please enlighten me..

NA with a sports gearbox is near enough as quick to 100kph its lighter so negates the additional power. throw on a sports exhaust/ air box, and header pipes to get you 300 bhp, for very little money will be nothing in it, with N/A sounding glorious, obviously you could easy get a new map fof the S too....
here in the uk, our yearly road tax on the S is 200 year more , the wheels are 18" & 19" on the N/A so tyres are cheaper, (the S has 19 & 20) The S drinks way more fuel... The S is about 5k more expensive to buy , looks wise the same bar exhaust and wheels .

Parts file attached. Note first letter of part number denotes revision level. A number of other changes for the S, vastly upgraded oil cooling moving from the small Toyota RAV4 water-oil heat exchanger to remote piped oil cooler(s) in nose (either dual LH and RH on manuals or single larger cooler on IPS (to make room for tarns cooler on LHS), also used on MY 13 and 14's; under belly scope for air flow onto trans. whether manual or IPS.

Most printed weights of the 6-spd NA's vs S's. They compare a striped NA at 3049 lbs to a fully optioned S at 3168 lbs, however not mentioned is that a fully optioned NA weight is 3155. But even ignoring that the real apple to apple weight delta is 13 lbs, no weight does even a striped NA have equal power to weight ratio. Assuming 150 lbs driver and gear added the NA has a 11.59 lbs/Hp ratio, (or 10.7 at 300Hp) while the S has 9.6 lbs/Hp. My fully optioned S GP with some weight removal mod in exhaust and a tune to 425 wHp would be at 7.7 lbs/Hp while my current mega $$ cf dripping Sport 410 has curb weight of 3105 lbs and is also running about 425wHp giving 7.7 .. all weights assume full tank of fuel.
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"post 2012 with more of the S suspension upgrades " first ive heard of any tweaks to the suspension on an s over NA. please enlighten me..

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Matt Becker goes into some detail describing the suspension differences between the na and the S in this video.

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Everything was great till the drifting BS at the end. Those changes will only be evident at the limits on a track.

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