Originally Posted by remowgn
Indeed. With the stock turbo on the STI, you're better off shifting at about 6000 to 6500 rpms. Running the car to the rev limiter in every gear is actually slower.
With respect to acceleration and shift points, that depends on the gearing. With the short geared 6spd ('04-'06), it made sense to redline 1st & 2nd, 6500 in 3rd, and ride 4th to 6700. With the longer geared 6spd, I'm sure this has changed quite a bit. I'd still say that redlining 1st and 2nd makes sense because you probably still put down more torque at 6500-6700 rpm in 2nd, due to gear multiplier, than 4xxx/5xxxpm in 3rd if you shift earlier at 6K.
Now, in regards to this reflash, a couple people on IWSTI have already gone to their respective dealerships and had this done. One problem that has been noted is that the AccessPort will no longer recognize the ECU after it has been reflashed
(obviously they unmarried it first; i.e. it can't be reinstalled after Subaru's ECM update). Apparently, Cobb is getting their car flashed soon and will provide a fix.