downshifting would be like you would cruise in 5th gear down the freeway at about 2500 rpm, a audi flies by and you wanna catch up, you would go to 4th gear more then likely and then floor it for best acceleration. Basically it drops it down to a lower gear for better accel.
and the cool thing about autobox Saabs, they don't dump boost while shifting gears. I was holding boost SOLID into the red for at least 6-8 seconds, not just dipping into the red, but holding there solid through several gear changes the other day merging ontot he highway.... easy to merge that way. I embarrassed a WRX who thought he needed to give me a free lane to merge, but I flew right past him.... should have seen his face. And that's with a stock Saab!
Oh sorry, Rob, you don't have a turbo, do you? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding. :wink: :wink:
You probably have used the kickdown before, you just didn't know you were doing it.