Taller final drive would have its benefits especially while boosting. As it is, the type-S already has short gearing. I would rather prefer a 5spd manual for boosting because of the longer gearing. Traction, we can't even get good traction in 1st gear naturally aspirated; now appling forced induction makes traction a larger issue. The type-R final drive limits your top speed to 130ish(don't know specific mph). I guess the Type-R final drive would be beneficial at the track w/some slicks. IMO, I'd rather modify the tranny for everyday driving.