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    how should i drive my WRX for best performance

    The title says it all, im a new WRX (5speed manual) owner and I currently have no mods. After my 1000 mile break in, to get the best performance out of the car.

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    For best fuel economy (I'll assume that's what you meant) shift as soon as possible without lugging, or at most shift when the motor hits max torque rpm.

    For best acceleration shift at max hp rpm and do not let the rpms fall below max torque rpm; the motor should always be between max torque on the low side and max hp on the high side.
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    For performance... and keeping the turbo running... What are the max torque and HP numbers for best performance for each gear

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    The max torque and rpm numbers do not differ regardless of what gear you are using; they are a product of the motor, not the gearing. The gearing will affect you though, as it's more difficult to keep the rpms in the correct range if the gears are widely spaced -- so 3/4 and 4/5 are more difficult to deal with while keeping the rpms in the ideal range than 1/2 and 3/4.
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    you need to remeber that ist an awd car

    very importantly you need to remember that your wrx is an all wheel drive sports car witch means its not built to be a drag launcher even tho it has very repectible 1/4 mile times its important not to hold the clutch in build up revs and launch or you will be going threw trannys more then tires the wrx has alot of power for road and rally racing hence the awd if you really want your wrx to last you along time dont make alot of high rev shifts and shift in between 3000&4500 rpms if you dont care about your car max it out at every light and remember racing on the street is for *****es real men do it on the track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reason2Race
    very importantly you need to remember that your wrx is an all wheel drive sports car witch means its not built to be a drag launcher even tho it has very repectible 1/4 mile times its important not to hold the clutch in build up revs and launch or you will be going threw trannys more then tires the wrx has alot of power for road and rally racing hence the awd if you really want your wrx to last you along time dont make alot of high rev shifts and shift in between 3000&4500 rpms if you dont care about your car max it out at every light and remember racing on the street is for *****es real men do it on the track
    I dont want to race it, i just want more of a take off when I excel from a light and also id like to know the optimal rpm range to get the best performance out of the engine. IM leasing the car so it only has to last for 4 yrs 60k

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    That's a different question though.

    Just drive it like any other car on the street. Keep in mind that burnouts and clutch drops will wreck it in short order though, leased or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valuepac
    I dont want to race it, i just want more of a take off when I excel from a light and also id like to know the optimal rpm range to get the best performance out of the engine. IM leasing the car so it only has to last for 4 yrs 60k
    That's the downside to a small displacement high-boost motor, it doesn't have much low end grunt. Until you get used to it, be careful turning left in front of people, etc.

    Congrats on your new car and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valuepac
    I dont want to race it, i just want more of a take off when I excel from a light and also id like to know the optimal rpm range to get the best performance out of the engine. IM leasing the car so it only has to last for 4 yrs 60k
    dont forget that you can get charged for problems with the car when you turn it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by valuepac
    The title says it all, im a new WRX (5speed manual) owner and I currently have no mods. After my 1000 mile break in, to get the best performance out of the car.
    Like you stole it.

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    HA HA! +1 like you stole it!! YEAH!!
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