Akeem, drop it into 4th next time (or even 3rd just give it lots of gas). with the 3.31 the top of 3rd is 80/90 mph with 2.73 it is higher. Yep you'll be winding the heck out of the motor but occasionally it aint bad.
Remember with the tight gates when going from 6 to 4 just get off the gas, depress the clutch push the shifter fwd (let spring center it) then pull back into 4th and go. Practice these downshifts for two lane passing moves when no one is around as the tight gates make it a bit tricky (and it's fun)
2012 V6 traded in for a 2017 VW GTI.