I am thinking about trying out auto cross for the first time this spring/summer. I have a 16' Jetta SE 1.4T w/ Auto Trans. The car is completely stock.
I have a question specifically for the transmission. If I enter and event like this, can this transmission be used in "manual" mode ? Should I just leave it in "sport" mode instead ? I would love the ability to be able to control the shifting, but I feel like this transmission would not be too happy with the quick downshifting when needed, since I do not have the ability to clutch/attempt to rev match lol. Would anyone be able to offer some advice for a complete beginner here ?
My first time out the car will be completely bone stock just to get an idea for the event moving forward.
Eventually I would like to accomplish the following over the course of the summer.
SS Brake Lines
Front Sway Bar Bushings
GLI Rear Sway Bar