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How to pass someone on the interstate in our ms3's

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If your going to pass someone on the interstate with our cars (doing 75 mph in 6th gear), what gear do you guys drop down to? A friend of mine told me to drop down to 4th skipping 5th gear. Does anyone do that or do you guys just drop down to 5th. Sorry for the dumb question as I have only been driving a standard for a month now. I'm guessing I should be rev matching before letting the clutch out when downshifting from 6th to 4th or should I just drop the clutch immediatly? I'd like to get more input from you guys before trying it. I looked up shifting tutorials but non of them explain how to pass someone on the interstate (quickly). Oh and my friend can't show me since he's in Iraq now.
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I agree the car has more than enough power in 6th gear. It's amazing to me (coming from a regular mazda 3 sports at). This morning I was cruising along on the interstate in 5th gear. I speed up and wanted to shift to 6th. For some reason I dropped down to 4th and holy crap (first mistake while changing gears). It scared the crap out of me but man did she roar! Rev matching has been my focus and I'm getting pretty good at it. Thanks for the input for a newby!
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