The backup tires, the wrench and new exhaust should do the job.I think I'm pretty much dead set on the manual at this point. Since I'll be doing a lot of experimenting with my car, I'll need to have the ability to dictate what gear I'm in no matter what.
I'm already planning on dropping about 100lbs off of my car since I don't dig fat chicks.
I am concerned about the 67mph slalom though. That seems kinda weak. My STOCK mp3 was tested within 68-70mph in the slalom back in 2001 for $18K.