So I was able to source a low mileage (18000 mi) VF34 but now I am debating whether or not I should go to Stage 2 first and see how that goes before doing the VF34. As I am reading more and more about these two stages, the two things that give me pause are the strength of the tranny and the other, to a lesser extent, the spool characteristics of the VF34. I seem to read as many threads saying that the VF34 seems to be much more laggy than the td04. While there are others that say it's only minutely more laggy. At this point, the tranny is the thing that's worrying me the most, though I don't track the car, I also don't want to have to go into a 5k transmission upgrade just for a daily driver. For anyone who has the VF34 setup, what are your thoughts on the driveability in comparison to the stock? As I said, if I can get 250whp/tq with a wide, flat powerband from around 3300 to 6000, I would be more than happy with that. I realize I will have to get a protune after installtion so hopefully the tuner can sort out those things.