1. from neutral to first
Don't think I've ever done this.
2. from first to second
Usually 6k, right before lift (unless I need to go fast)
3. from second to third
I often hit redline from 2nd to 3rd... best way to get to 60.
4. from third to fourth
Redline about 40% of the time, I do a lot of highway driving (80 mph)
5. from fourth to fifth
Rarely redline here, unless I'm going from 80 to 100 quickly (like someone
trying to race on the freeway)
6. from fifth to sixth (GTS of course)
I don't use 5th much, for highway I usually go 4th -> 6th.
I've been close to redline in 5th, at about 120 a few times.
Looking back over these answer... no wonder I'm on my second transmission replacement