Originally Posted by RE's 97 gs-t
NO! They are the same motor either way for 2g's. For 1g's they are still the same motors but the autos use smaller injectors.
in a 1g the auto's also have a smaller turbo (13g) and less agressive cams. so if you are working with a 1g than yeah it is possible to be faster going about the correct way, also if it is a 1g, don't forget to switch the injector resistor pack.