:whs: I wasn't doing this, but coming from a manual Ford Escort beater car it was common that I would lazily just refuse to downshift and ride out too high a gear because it wasn't turbo'd and didn't hurt anything other than my acceleration. In the ST, if you need to accelerate and you are below 3k just downshift. If you don't downshift then just ease into it. You don't need a bunch of gas, our car accelerates faster than most commuter cars even at 5psi of boost.^ this and never got WOT in 6th gear. Far too many guys are blowing up their cars just because they think it's OK to WOT in 6th gear at 2k rpm.