Low rpm with more boost or higher rpm with less boost, which is better for car?
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This is a discussion on Low rpm with more boost or higher rpm with less boost, which is better for car? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just bought a 2016 WRX with the manual trans. So far, I'm not trying to go fast just pass ...

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    Low rpm with more boost or higher rpm with less boost, which is better for car?

    I just bought a 2016 WRX with the manual trans. So far, I'm not trying to go fast just pass some people on the highway and is seems I have a choice of downshifting and using less throttle (and less boost) or keeping it in a higher gear (usually 6th at about 70mph, when I start to pass) and just pushing down harder on the gas pedal. Which is less wear on the engine and turbo? Please go easy on me because of my ignorance- it's my first turboed car. Thanks

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    It is easier on the car if you downshift.
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    Way easier on your components to downshift. Practice it, master it.

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    If you're going to accelerate to pass (more than 5MPH), downshift.

    This has nothing to do with turbo car or not. This has everything to do with throttle input. If you hit the throttle hard enough in an automatic car, it would downshift. Do the same with your car.
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    Thanks, I appreciate the answer from you all.

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