Most of the time its one shift for me, up to second and stay there. Since I've been running the ST final drive and with the 225/45/15 tires, I haven't had to down shift back to first, ever. Very rarely I'll go to third, just like the article says I suck it up and stay in the limiter.
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2008 WRX daily driver
2003 ZX3 23D Autox Car 42 FSP
"Hella Functional - Raced, Not Hard Parked"