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Old 02-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Harpo View Post
I add a step or two of ACCEL at the bottom of the hill then remove those as I feel the load. That tends to keep the rapid throttle additions (adjusting to instant decels) down to a minimum. I've been using that in the RAM for years to eliminate that overcompensation.
I do the same thing. Tap down one or two mph when I climb, and add one or two back going back down. If the hill is too steep, I cancel the cruise until I pass the hill because mine will actually downshift the trans when going downhill in order to maintain speed.

Oldertech, my grandpa did the same thing with his 79 diesel Rabbit. He got an aircraft throttle control and connected it to the injector pump throttle lever. This he could lock at a throttle position and would not have to worry about hills.
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