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Old 10-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another arguement for engine braking vs coasting or coasting in nutral

I was driving my 4wd sidekick wagon in 2wd that is a 5 speed. I drove it like my honda with traffic keeping pace. I notice when I take corners and push the clutch in and shift to a lower gear or shift to nutral I chirp the inside rear tire as I turn. If I down shift before the turn and engine brake as turning I dont chirp the inside rear tire.

So looks like engine braking helps with maintaining traction, more even braking of the 4 wheels.

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