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Old 09-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Baltothewolf View Post
The curves you speak of, are those before, after or during your decent? Because if after, I advise caution using the brakes... Its better to heat the tranny a little using it as a brake, than superheating your actual brakes, making them either fail or to hot to work properly, and you going off a cliff.
If he is "superheating" his brakes he has a brake problem. Not a hill problem.

I've gone down some of the longest/steepest descents in the US in 7000# trucks towing 12000# trailers and effectively no compression braking without over heating the brakes (truck or trailer). That little tiny car won't have an issue at all.
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